Red pants

The winner of the tablet was Ellen C.! A HUGE thank you to all for taking the time to participate, but also support my blog. I have another giveaway in store for you very, very soon!

Yes I’ve gone a bit mad wearing the color red, but what can you say when it just seems so easy to wear? I like to think that wearing red makes me feel more powerful. I tried to hypnotize myself a while back ((long story)) and I remember the voice told me pull towards the color red. I’d like to attribute it to that in this case, but when I found these pants at Crossroads, they fit so damn well! It was more than the color. I’ve seriously fallen in love with J Brand. I’m convinced they make the best jeans now.

What better way to celebrate a beautiful and sunny day, than to wear a cheery outfit! I felt like one of the more colorful people on the sidewalk.

Hat: vintage. Sweater: Robert Rodriguez, thrifted (here’s one for sale on ebay!). Top: James Perse, thrifted. Denim: J Brand, from Crossroads. Belt: Jcrew, from Buffalo Exchange Boots: Sam Edelman. Lipstick: L’oreal Infallible Blazing Sangria.

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This sweater doesn’t make too many appearances here, but I wear it ALL the time. Especially to work. The front is basic, but the back has this beautiful and awesome detail!

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Isn’t this stump majestic?
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Thrift Eye, red pants, j brand red denim, style blogger, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, red pants, j brand red denim, style blogger, fashion blogger

I’m also excited that this was almost a completely thrifted outfit! My top and jeans are both made in the USA too. I was thrifty, contemporary, and shopped USA made too.

Magic, color, flair – the world of Mary Blair

I have been awful at documenting life with my camera – guilty of not using the nice camera I had to its maximum, like I used to. So recently when I was upgraded to a better hand me down camera and lens, the joy of taking photographs has reappeared! I took full advantage to capture photographs at the Mary Blair exhibit currently going on at the Walt Disney Family Museum here in San Francisco, running until September.

Mary Blair was a fabulous artist that was one of Walt Disney’s most cherished inspirations. Many of the classic movies and characters are inspired by her hand. She left a very Mary touch on many of Disney’s most recognizable feats! I’ve followed anything Mary Blair for some time now, so when I caught wind that this exhibit was starting, I knew I had to go! Luckily, they allowed photographs! The main part of the museum allows no pictures at all, so it was a treat to be given free roam to take pictures of something I loved so much.

And this post couldn’t have come at a better time – Disney is also celebrating 50 years of singing along to It’s a Small World, a ride that came out of a vision and love from Mary Blair. So this post is for all of you art and Disney lovers!

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, mary blair, mary blair art, disney concept artists

The crazy part is that I didn’t even link to all the pictures I took! If you click on any of the photos, it will take you to my Flickr account where you can see them all!

If you’d like to look back on more of my San Francisco adventures, I’ve kept them bookmarked with this SF tag here for your viewing pleasure.

And P.S. a huge THANK YOU to all of you that took the time to enter the tablet giveaway, I will announce the winner shortly!

Funny face

I was recently inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s simple outfit from Funny Face (and by no means, comparing myself to her). As of last week, I started working at a brand new library full of happy people and two major things are going on with my wardrobe now. A) being that I need to figure out the dress code vibe at this new place and B) I no longer drive to work, but take the public transportation/walk to work.

These new and welcome changes mean reevaluating some of my wardrobe choices, not all. For example, where I might have worn heeled shoes before, I’ll think twice now cause I’ll probably be running to catch the bus! Hence why I was inspired by the movie to dress simple and comfortably!

Top: Uniqlo. Pants: Joe’s Jeans corduroys, gift from sister. Flats: Loeffler Randall (here’s a link to a similar but scalloped edge pair!). Hat: Vintage.

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Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

And just as a friendly reminder, you still have a few days to enter my giveaway! :)

Chasing the rain away

Rememeber! You still have time to enter my tablet giveaway – go, go, go!

When it rains, it really pours everywhere! I find it uncanny that some days of the year, it seems to rain across the whole country! We can all join in solidarity the grumbles of walking in the rain and wet socks! The grumbles on my behalf have significantly quieted after I got these rain boots last year!

I looked high and low for a pair of duck boots, and I really was looking for a more classic LL Bean pair, but these Sperry ones were what I found instead. I actually don’t mind, because they’re still super practical and classic. I highly recommend to have a good pair of rain boots, EVEN if you’re just going to use them like 10 days out of the year. Because that moment you ruin just one pair of shoes, you’ll know you should have gotten your rain boots.

Hat: Vintage. Trench: Vintage Burberry, from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas (I won’t even bother attaching a link, never pay retail for a trench coat. Thrift stores are drowning in them) . Top: Uniqlo heattech. Denim: JBrand, from Crossroads. Rain Boots: Sperry, from eBay. Umbrella: from Daiso.

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Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Rainy days aren’t for piling on the jewelry, or making up your face like you’re going on a date, and it definitely isn’t for destroying your shoes.

Black and grey textures

P.S.! P.S.! Don’t forget to enter my tablet giveaway from the previous post!

Some working days, I really felt like dressing up a bit more than usual. I’m usually a total casual day dresser, and library dress codes embrace the workplace casual attire (as opposed to dressing business casual or the casual where you can get away with shorts at work). So again, this was my dress up day to work! But what I really wanted out of this outfit was to see if the textures of this sweater (which are alternating stripes of thick mesh and a sort of terry knit) along with the texture of the skirt (which has white raised polka dots). I think the grey tights and black shoes tied the whole thing together!

Top: Alexander Wang, thrifted. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Dolce Vita. Lipstick: NARS Red Square.

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Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

 

How do you balance your work wardrobe?