This old house again

Many moons ago, I dreamed of a project in which I could wear my designs. I don’t know why, but I had imagined (and I have a very vivid image in my head from that Eureka moment) where someone (me) would wear a t-shirt tucked into their pants, and their top half showed a design from a Victorian San Francisco house. I wanted to make this happen. Then I did. Then I wore it. And I have been wearing it. Probably not as much as I should. Then I got caught up in other things and never really told anyone. Oops!

I’m currently having all the designs and materials hosted through Society 6. Because they manage the printing and design components. They turn my uploaded images into other products too, even though my overall goal was for apparel! I’ve bought this shirt and I really love it. I need to get one of the other designs ASAP because I can’t keep wearing this one on rotation. It’s really fun to have people point at your shirt and ask where it came from, and then be able to respond that I made it!

Here is a link to my Society6 store and a link here to all my Society6 shirts!

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 San Francisco T-shirt  Society6  Mexico  HERE
 Cheap Monday jeans thrifted  Bangladesh  –
 Swedish Hasbeens clogs  Romania  HERE
 Casio watch flea market  China HERE

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I can’t remember why I was experiencing so much resting bitch face in these photos, haha!

Bay watch: weekend wardrobe

I’m an opposite person, I love to dress up on weekends because I can be so casual on the weekdays sometimes. When I’m casual on the weekends, I feel like I’m on an alternate universe (which I’m realizing is called Earth, and I’M the alien!) My weekends have been full of exploring the Bay (farmers markets! craft shows! ice cream!) and visiting museums in between chilling at the park.

I was pretty bummed coming back from vacation because NYC seemed so alive. San Francisco has been weird lately in case you haven’t heard mentions of skyrocketing rents and the social issues that arise from it (like homelessness and drug use.) I feel very lucky and privileged to enjoy the things I get, I try to enjoy every minute of my life with gratitude! Well, that conversation took an odd turn. And so, here is my bizarro outfit where I fit in with everyone else! I’m loving my new little espadrilles, they walked me all over NYC too! Super comfy. So while this isn’t a typical outfit for me, I was running around all over the city and being casual was essential for the long trek I was on.

Item From Made in… BUY
old Alexander Wang tee China
Cheap Monday jeans thrifted Bangladesh
Kaanas espadrilles Colombia HERE
vintage RayBan Wayfarers thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Franscico style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Franscico style

The old brand new

My wardrobe is a funny mix. I have a lot of things I call old brand new – old, but new to me. I’ll also keep a few treasures hidden until they come around again, enough so that they’re almost new again! I hate the term shopping your closet, but that’s just what happens sometimes, especially when you love rotating the same things!

While thrifting a while back, I found this awesomely oversized grey sweater and was going to get it for my mom cause it’s more her size. Well, she lives far away and since it’s currently overheated in Southern California, I told her I’d keep it safe in San Francisco until she hits sweater weather in October. But now I’ve fallen in love with this sweater! She keeps telling me over the phone to take care of it by the time she’s ready to wear it :) It’s now made it’s way to Tokyo and back, but this crazy weather we’ve been having is letting me wear it through the summer!

Item From Made in… BUY
J. Crew sweater thrifted China
Splendid top thrifted USA HERE
Cheap Monday jeans thrifted Bangladesh
Paul Green boots Buffalo Exchange Austria HERE in blue

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De Young Museum

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De Young Museum

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And here at the DeYoung museum, comfortable never felt so good!

Books Books Books

Right now my life consists of eating, sleeping, and dreaming books. I work at two different types of libraries, and am getting my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. And because I love to torture myself, I consistently go to my public library. You can’t get more Lisa Simpson than me.

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After having what seemed to be the brink of Spring, we are back to cold and rain in San Francisco (we even had a snow warning! but none came). I’ve been wrapped up in vests, I feel like I never realized nor maximized their potential (in outfits and warmth). I got this one a while back on sale at the Gap when they had an extra 50% off their sale items. It reminds me of one I saw at Zara a while back that I liked.

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Top: Gap longsleeve, Christmas present. Vest: extra extra sale at the Gap. Belt: Jcrew from Buffalo Exchange. Denim: Cheap Monday from Urban Outfitters. Boots: Paul Green from Buffalo Exchange.

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Do you visit your public library? If you have kids do you take them to the library? I really feel that people do not take advantage of everything their libraries have to offer. Perhaps you are traumatized or have an idea of what libraries are like. I can tell you it most likely isn’t what you think it will be – every library I’ve gone to carries all kinds of new books (fiction and non fiction [hello awesome coffee table and fashion books]), brand new and popular music, and all kinds of films (new releases, indie, foreign). You really have no excuse. Unless your excuse is that you don’t like free things.

Are you currently reading any books? I’m reading the Giver by Lois Lowry and the Biba Experience as well as a big stack of books I’m waiting to look at. I think I will be sharing scans or photos of more books. A lot of cool book tracking and recommendation websites have been popping up to keep track of what you are reading or have read, or to find new books to read – like Library Thing or Goodreads.

Every time someone says they don’t like books or they don’t read, an angel loses its wings.