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!

Item From Made in… BUY
 San Francisco T-shirt  Society6  Mexico  HERE
 Cheap Monday jeans thrifted  Bangladesh  –
 Swedish Hasbeens clogs Shopbop.com  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 Area Outfit

I don’t know what’s going on with me – I think I may have been living in the Bay Area too long. Or maybe I’m getting older. Or maybe I’m feeling the trends too much right now. Maybe it’s just a combination of it all! Some days, I feel like I’m still recovering from being a former Las Vegas gal and the wardrobe that comes with it…I’m not quite sure that means! Some days I’m still figuring out the balance of being comfortable, age appropriate but also fun & youthful, not too trendy, work vs. play! I think that’s why I don’t have one specific style and my look is constantly evolving.

Lately, I’ve also been attracted to adding loose linen pieces to my wardrobe. Why? I’m enjoying how the earthy and organic colors come out. Plus, I’m barely (duh to me) figuring out how comfy they are! They also tend to be made in USA. Win, win, and win! So this loose and billowy top in this mellow yellow color really spoke to me at the thrift store! Part of me is worried that I’m turning into some stereotypes…but honestly, I’ve never cared :)

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage linen top thrifted USA
Elizabeth & James mesh skirt thrifted China HERE
Swedish Hasbeens Suzanne Shopbop.com Sweden HERE
Salt Optics prescription glasses Saltoptics.com Japan HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

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

One more day at the beach

Living in California, the one thing you have to do before the summer disappears, is definitely go to the beach! For me, it’s a five mile bike ride through Golden Gate Park – so on a sunny day, it quickly becomes the most rewarding bike ride ever! With a towel, good book, and snacks in tow, I made it out to the ocean for possibly the last warm weekend.

My summer sandals have been these trusty Swedish Hasbeens. I’m the luckiest girl ever to have thrifted them. They look good next to my Orla Kiely for Uniqlo scarf that doubles as a picnic blanket on the sand.

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Summers are made for little white dresses – and this frilly vintage one (it’s from Contempo Casuals, remember that brand?!) is the perfect cover-up since I wore my bathing suit underneath the whole bike ride.

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Oh yeah, remember when I proclaimed my love for mismatched bikinis? I still do. This Nanette Lepore polka dot bottom and Pez d’or halter top work so well together (both are from Jeremy’s in San Francisco, bikini central)

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I still think those of you welcoming fall weather are just a teeny bit crazy, so I’ll be over here trying to eek out every bit of sun I can.