So this rain…

I’ll be the first to admit, I really don’t know what to wear when it rains. Either I’m staying home or en route to somewhere where I won’t need all the rain gear. You’re basically stuck overdressing or underdressing. Considering it’s been raining almost  non-stop here for the last two weeks, I’ve found no inspiration to getting dressed (other than the few hours it has stopped, I’ll share those outfits soon). Worse yet, I’ve found only THREE rain outfits in my 8 years of blogging!

I’ll share those three here in hopes they’ll inspire me to be more creative with even what I wear on rainy days! As always, click on the image to see the original post!

Wow, I’ve lost that clear umbrella. But I still have this trench and these boots!
Thrift Eye, what to wear in the rain

Layers galore, gotta dig out those boots!
Thrift Eye, what to wear in the rain

Seems fitting, this was one of, if not the last, outfits I shot right before I left Las Vegas four years ago almost to date! My, how I have changed!
Thrift Eye, what to wear in the rain

Happy Friday!

Spotlight On: Edith A. Miller

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

When I shop thrift stores and second hand now, I always look for Made in USA first! I’ve also been looking for more prints to add to what’s starting to look like a very solid colored wardrobe. So when I came across a top by Robert P. Miller, a brand I hadn’t heard of before but was made in the USA, I was very intrigued. I brought the striped top home with me, and began to research on the internet who Robert P. Miller was – when I came across this interesting article with an equally interesting timeline

//August 12, 2010: Party Foul
Former investment banker Nancy Gibson and fashion designer Jennifer Murrayare at a party on Fire Island, New York—and are both wearing Robert P. Miller shirts from Opening Ceremony. Awkward. Then, opportunity: They stay up all night envisioning a new brand. “When I worked on Wall Street, I specialized in distressed assets,” says Gibson. “So I’m always trying to find overlooked value.”
//August 24, 2010: A New Name 
The women throw together an “inspiration book” for a line named after Robert P. Miller’s imaginary kid sister (whom they name Edith because they like its antique sound). Then they road-trip down to Pennsylvania and get the Mohnton mill on board.
//September 5, 2010: Edith Debuts
Murray’s boss, Maryam Nassirzadeh, runs a showroom for fashion buyers and tells Murray she can show the Edith A. Miller line during Fashion Week if she has samples ready. Furious scrambling ensues. After viewing the collection, 24 stores place orders.
//Fall 2011: Sell, Baby, Sell
Now in its second season, Edith A. Miller can be found in 70 stores, including all 27 Barneys and five J.Crew flagships. “The big stores wanted to see if we could evolve over time,” Murray says. “Now they know we’re a brand they can grow with.”

And so my Robert P. Miller top lead me down a rabbit hole that sent me right to Edith A. Miller, which I then saw stocked at the Steven Alan store, and then popping up on the Shopbop site! I’m falling in love with stripes again!

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Edith A. Miller lookbook, robert p miller, made in usa

Photos by Libby Gray

So many stripes, so little time.

Teen Vogue Handbook giveaway

Hello everyone, I’m trying something new! I’m giving away the copy of Teen Vogue I reviewed for the previous post to one lucky US resident. Leave a comment on this Instagram photo for a chance to win the book itself, but what’s really cool is that it comes with a free one year subscription! Perfect for yourself or a Christmas gift! You have until this upcoming Saturday (12/20/14) to leave a comment with your favorite Vogue moment. No need to like or subscribe. Just a comment! Easy peasy :)

The Teen Vogue Handbook

I grew up with Vogue magazine around me, in a home and family where the women would buy issues to sew their own copycat outfits inspired from its pages. In my late teens, when Teen Vogue came out, I was on board right away and I continued to purchase it for years and years (until I began working at the library and had issues at an arms length at all times).

I was given a copy of the NEW Teen Vogue Handbook to preview and share with you guys. The original book was published in 2009, so this new issue now has updated advice that corresponds to our current landscapes with new feature profiles. You know I love books, and fashion books are my ultimate pairing (see my past post about my must have fashion books!) This handbook features great magazine editor, fashion designer, fashion guru, model, blogger, photograher profiles plus many more! Along with tips on how to break through in the industry.

Who would want to read this book? Fashion and fashion book lovers, students interested working in the fashion field, entrepreneurs who like to read profiles on successful people, aspiring photographers, fashion loving teens, or those curious about how these jobs work, just to name a few.

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Teen Vogue Handbook

Where can you buy it? Right now, look for it on Amazon.com and your local bookstores.

The perfect rain coat

I have the best luck thrifting, I am now the owner of an Everlane trench coat (which I had been eyeing on their site for a few months) but found at Buffalo Exchange. It came at the most perfect time, since we’ve had some non-stop rain the last two weeks. We sorely need it, so no complaining from my end. Especially now that I get to stay dry and look good :) It does have a wide swing, so I’m still learning what shapes work best, so I don’t look like a tiered Christmas tree. Right now, slim jeans are my choice!

And let me just stay, this Everlane coat is pretty awesome. It is fully lined and constructed SO beautifully. I could only wish all coats were like this, I hope they start making more coats in more shapes.

Item From Made in… BUY
 Everlane coat Buffalo Exchange China HERE
 Uniqlo turtleneck Uniqlo China HERE
 J Brand pants Thrifted USA HERE
 H&M beanie H&M probably Bangladesh -
 Dolce Vita booties Shopbop.com China this season’s version HERE
 Nars Red Square NARS  - HERE

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Do you like all the knick-knacks on my shelf? It’s time to reorganize!