Ay Caramba

I had become a bit obsessed with the weirdest thing a few months ago. I got it into my head that I NEEDED to find a vintage Simpsons sweatshirt. Don’t ask me why, I can’t even remember why. And the problem was that it was hard to find. Mostly because I’m neurotic about buying things online you cannot try on (and return easily.) Half the time, the sweatshirts were too big – mostly because they were for men. Or they were really expensive – because they were rare and funny. Sometimes they were just too worn or weird (aka dingy) looking – not what I was going for…I ended up jumping for something I thought was cute. It did end up a tad bit too small for me (okay, really small.) It fits more like a top than a sweater, but with our mild San Francisco summers, it works.

It’s hard to read what Bart is saying, but it’s the famous “Jingle bells, Batman smells…” line! I’m actually shocked to realize I haven’t shown this skirt more here on the blog – I practically lived in it last year!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Bart Simpson sweater ebay.com USA
See by Chloe skirt thrifted Italy
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

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Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well 🙂

outside the box

When my sister (thank you Diana!) gave me this skirt a few weeks ago, I tried to visualize an a-typical outfit for myself. The basic me would add a black top & black boots and just go! I wanted to play around with a new color palette and imagined this royal blue combining well with tangerine!

Not to mention how perfect of a statement piece this skirt is as a wrap skirt with small hearts! (not sure if you can see them well in the picture, but they’re there). Plus I’m very glad that this skirt is long enough for work; every day I find it harder to find skirts that are long enough and comfortable for a professional setting (because even though really long skirts are in right now, they’re not very comfortable or practical for what I do).

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Top: made by my mom for me. Skirt: See by Chloe (get a pant version of this skirt here!) Shoes: Bakers.

I took a risk by wearing white tights, and although I have these tights, I don’t usually wear them because they’re harder to combine than one would think. Plus, some days I think my legs are white enough anyway from lack of sun. Anyhow, thinking outside the box led me to this fun combination. Now to figure out alternative ways to wear this skirt! I’m thinking of a denim shirt with leather sandals next! Or maybe with a little bit of yellow.

Are there any color combinations “outside of the box” that you like wearing or would like to try? I have actually been thinking about playing more with wearing blue and black together!