Oui! Non!

I love a good graphic tee, but have issues with most of them. I’m conflicted – anything that makes strange weirdos stare at my chest, naturally makes me super uncomfortable. So I’m very selective about the graphic tees I wear as to avoid said awkwardness. This cute and simple one came across my path while browsing for new Made in USA brands on Shopbop. I think the front is good, the back is even better!

Item From Made in… BUY
Clayton top Shopbop.com USA HERE
vintage Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
vintage RayBan wayfarer glasses thrifted USA
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil

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Thrift Eye, how to wear vintage levis, San Francisco style, style blogger

Thrift Eye, how to wear vintage levis, San Francisco style, style blogger

Thrift Eye, how to wear vintage levis, San Francisco style, style blogger

Inclement weather sweater

If the darkness of these photos doesn’t give it away, I can tell you that the clouds were looming and I, being of fashionable preparedness had worn this trench coat ready for the rain. Rain? It hasn’t really rained in the Bay Area for years. YEARS! You better believe that this trench coat that hasn’t seen the light of day for a few years would get taken out to play. I’m glad I wore it (and oh so glad it rained) because I realized that this coat is actually built for another body. I had been wearing it wrong this whole time!

This trench coat came to me second hand after expressing to my roommate that it would be so cool to find Burberry trench coat. They were the rage of the runway when I started my blog in 2006 (blame Kate Moss.) And said roommate and I took a trip to the Las Vegas Buffalo Exchange together and one of the sales associates handed her THIS trench coat, she looked at me and reluctantly gave it over, knowing I had just told her I wanted one! I bought it because I’d figured I’d never find one again (something I learned does not exist in the world of second-hand.)

This trench is made for a petite person. So on me, the sleeves that should come to my wrist, are 3/4. The belted waist, is more like a belt right under my boobs. But when you’ve invested so much thought to keep this one damn thing, it’s hard to get rid of it (FYI, it only cost me $30.) So I realized I have to wear it another way, and the simplest thing I did finally was to just remove the belt! As a loose trench, I don’t have to worry about some of the aforementioned issues. I call this a success story! And you want to hear the cherry-on-the-top part of this story? My buddy was working at a Burberry store up until recently and gave me this rich wine colored lipstick from their makeup line! It’s so good!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Burberry trench Buffalo Exchange England  –
TSE sweater thrifted China  –
vintage Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop China HERE
Burberry lip velvet in Oxblood Burberry store HERE

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Thrift Eye, vintage Burberry trench coat, style blogger, vintage Levi's, San Francisco style

And yes, it did rain. I wear my TSE cashmere sweater when it rains because in the weirdest of coincidences – my dentist taught me it’s waterproof when we accidentally spilled a cup of water on me at an appointment!

Into the forest

My weekends spent in Golden Gate Park are my favorite weekends. Sometimes I hang out at one end near the Conservatory of Flowers, other times I make it all the way over to the windmill by the beach! But in between, there are so many lovely and beautiful things to do – and for free! SF residents can get into the Botanical Gardens at no cost, and sometimes I just go to read, other times I take a blanket and mini picnic and just rest. This park within the park helps escape the feeling that the city life is consuming you whole.

If you ever visit San Francisco, please do me a favor and visit something, anything in Golden Gate Park. Even better, most Sundays, a long stretch of the road that runs through the park is closed off to vehicular traffic, and you can ride your bike or walk through without worry about competing with cars!

Item From Made in… BUY
James Perse top thrifted USA HERE
vintage Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
vintage hat flea market
Swedish Hasbeen sandals thrifted Sweden HERE
vintage Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan HERE

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Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Old school

I was a young teen girl in the 90’s, where California cool ruled the world. I would browse my brother’s yearbooks constantly to see what older girls wore (it was one of my favorite summer time hobbies as a kid). Seems fitting, as I caught a rerun of Baywatch last night. So I always feel somewhat connected to that familiar 90’s wardrobe – even though it’s not something I always wear. So lately I had been on the hunt for the perfect vintage Levi’s (had to be made in USA!) and had an urge to pair them with this simple button up top, it was the perfect hint of the 90’s I was looking for. They’re a little snug, but considering I like how they look from behind, I can’t complain 🙂

Item From Made in… BUY
Gap button up thrifted China HERE
Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
Jeffrey Campbell blue flats Shopbop.com China HERE

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Thrift Eye, vintage levis, levis 517, gap white button up, jeffrey campbell flats, jeffrey campbell belanger, blue suede shoes, 90s outfit, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage levis, levis 517, gap white button up, jeffrey campbell flats, jeffrey campbell belanger, blue suede shoes, 90s outfit, style blogger

Funny enough, I was able to find a companion pair to these blue jeans on the same trip – an identical cut of Levi’s but in a darker wash BUT in spite of being the same size, they do not fit me. Like at all! This is what happens when you shop at a thrift store that doesn’t let you try on clothes (womp, womp). But since I had been browsing for some denim to try an embroidery project on, this is the perfect opportunity. Hoping I can share that with you guys soon!