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

Howdy

Spring is officially here – hooray! The funny thing is that we’ve been having these foggy/misty mornings that make my hair turn into a frizzy tornado. Totally defeating the purpose of running a brush through it at all. It’s time like this that I really miss my long hair, where I could lasso it down and not have to worry about it. This is a weekend look for me, where we took out of town guests to the De Young museum here in San Francisco. On a sunny day, the 360 degree tower view is unbeatable. Just not the easiest to take pictures of inside 🙂

This look ended up a great mix of high & low, just how I like it!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage top Flea market USA
J Brand jeans Buffalo Exchange USA HERE
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE
Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings Shopbop.com China HERE

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Thrift Eye, what to wear to a museum, high and low outfit, vince nina flats, how to wear white jeans, style blogger

Thrift Eye, what to wear to a museum, high and low outfit, vince nina flats, how to wear white jeans, style blogger

In the tall grass

1. Hello California drought

2. A quick Saturday trip up north is my battery charger – stepping away from the hustle & bustle of the city is nice, makes me appreciate it all that more when I come back! I wish I could take longer trips up there, but alas! The laundry calls (along with 8 billion other errands).

Hat: Vintage. Top: Vintage. Top: The Row, from Jeremy’s SF (black or white version here). Shorts: Maison Scotch. Sandals: Nine West. Glasses: Ray Ban.

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Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, summer outfit, maison scotch shorts, the row tank

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, summer outfit, maison scotch shorts, the row tank

And now back to the grind! Happy Monday!

My love sweater

Every time I wear this pretty sweater, people around me smile (or tell me it’s perfect for Valentine’s day). It’s quite funny.

So when I wanted to wear this skirt, I couldn’t figure out what sort of blouse to wear with it in the morning as I’m trying to go to work – and I quickly realized that my heart sweater would be the perfect contrast to it! I’d initially worn a tshirt underneath, but did not like how the collar looked sloppy and plain with the sweater, so I swapped it out. Which is funny because what ended up occurring was a throwback to this outfit. I can’t believe I used to wear that thing as a dress! I’ve since cut it and can now wear it as a top like I did with this outfit.

I feel like I have toned down the bright colors and in your face patterns I used to wear more when I was younger (I mean, look at this outfit or this one, not sure I’d have the courage to pull those off now!) But it manifests itself nowadays through more tasteful pattern mixing, if you can call it that (who knows how I’ll feel down the road).

Sweater: Jcrew, found at Crossroads (a Wildfox version in blue!). Top: vintage. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: DKNY. Boots: Dolce Vita, purchased at Shopbop with store credit. Watch: vintage.

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Thrift Eye, heart sweater, jcrew heart sweater, dolce vita boots

Thrift Eye, heart sweater, jcrew heart sweater, diane von furstenberg skirt, dolce vita boots

Oh yeah, my hair is red now 🙂