Watercolor dress

Do you ever have that one item in your closet you tell your “hmmm, I should wear that” but never do? That’s exactly what I do with this dress my mom made for me. I tell myself these sentiments over and over, and before I know it, it’s been YEARS since I wear the damn thing! What the hell :) Oh well. Besides, I’ve already shared I feel guilty about getting rid of any of the clothes my mom makes for me (one day I should share all the early 2000′s things she’s made for me that I have in a box hidden away).

The funny thing is, I’ve never really known how to wear this dress! It’s a little too short for my every day taste – so I wear it when it’s really warm outside. It definitely fit my lifestyle better when I lived in Las Vegas (where you can wear short clothes most of the year because it’s so damn hot). So when we finally got warm in San Francisco (hallelujah!) I knew I couldn’t skip over the dress again!

Item From Made in… BUY
custom dress Mom :) USA -
vintage hat flea market - -
Sam Edelman boots gift China HERE
Bill Blass watch ebay.com Japan -

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It helps that my new (vintage) orange hat motivates me to wear more colorful things too!

Remix: Zara pants

It’s kind of hard to find a good trouser pant – especially for work. Typically when I’m thrifting, I have to sort through hundreds of black, wide legged trousers from Express or Walmart before I find one that has a good cut – let alone, fits me!

Since establishing my goal to only buy made in USA when shopping new, I haven’t visited a lot of places I used to frequent. And I used to typically always get my work trousers at Zara because they always had a modern cut that also came in fun and interesting patterns/colors. I don’t buy them new anymore, but do occasionally come across them while thrifting luckily. It’s just one of those things I had get used to giving up since shopping this way. But I can appreciate what I did have – in fact, most of these are from before I lost weight, so I had to get rid of them anyway. I will say this though, my one pet peeve about Zara pants were the lack of belt loops most the time! (they only have belt loops if they came with a belt, otherwise they had to fit perfectly!).

Per usual with these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post!

Same pants as previous post, I really like mixing them with this orangey color!
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I went through this pleated pant phase, glad they’re not in style right now!
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Yikes, another pleated pair!
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I’ve replaced these with a similar colored denim pant, but I sure did love these khaki ones!
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Even my black trousers were awesome – they had this cool color touch when they were cuffed
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And this is back in Las Vegas! These too were pleated, but the material was very thin – perfect for keeping cool-ish in the summer when we still had to be formal at work.
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This is from 2010, and well, I guess I’ve just always had a thing for green Zara pants!
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These remix posts never fail to make me terribly miss my long hair!!

But I realize that giving up shopping at places like Zara, H&m, Forever 21, etc, means that they amount of what is considered “trendy” type pieces has drastically decreased from my closet! So by the time they filter down to me in a thrift store, they’re technically not trendy anymore – so I’m generally looking for pieces that will become long time staples in my closet instead!

In Sausalito

Days off are starting to give me this itch – I can’t just stay home! I’m starting to feel a weird anxiety if I do. I blame this on my Tokyo trip back in May, I want to travel more and more now! Lucky for me, there are lots of different places a short drive or ferry ride away. I went to Sausalito just to get away – there isn’t very much to do, and it has become overrun with tourists. There’s a lot of beautiful and classy places to eat, one jam-packed ice cream place, lots of quiet beachy fronts if you want to just read a book or write (like me!), and my favorite, visiting the original Heath Ceramics store and studio (get a free tour of the factory on the weekends!). Or maybe I have it all wrong, tell me if I’m missing something! But it’s a quick ferry ride across from San Francisco – enough to feel like you’re away from the City. I need to take more of these afternoon trips!

Item From Made in… BUY
3.1 Phillip Lim top thrifted China -
Zara pants thrifted Morocco HERE in other color
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil HERE
vintage Rayban wayfarer thrifted USA HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

So right after these photos were taken, a huge wave splashed up to the waterfront here – everything below my knees were soaked, ha!

Remix: Swedish Hasbeens

I wish sandal weather was here to stay more often – I own two pairs of sandals now since living in SF. I rarely wear them in the city, but love taking them on vacation (and wearing them on rare sunny days!). They’re not in the best condition any more since having to trudge across a river in them (long story) – I’m hoping to eventually replace them, especially in a fun color! But right now, they’ll do :) Get yours HERE

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Striped casual here, helping my mom look for her Mother of the Bride dress for my sisters wedding (in the end, she had one custom made instead!)
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At the shore in double denim
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I don’t wear sandals to work anymore (feet easily get run over at the library by book trucks), but my old library job that was in the office allowed me to wear them when I wanted, like this!
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Yikes, I don’t think I’d wear this outfit or anything like it again.
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Sadly, the shoes are the only part of this outfit I still have. After I lost weight, all of this had to go! I’d wear it again if I could…
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The funny thing about these shoes (besides running small) is that they’re literally the most uncomfortable shoe ever the first time wearing them – they feel exactly what you would imagine walking with a piece of wood tied to your foot feels like. But then your foot learns to adjust to the curve carved in (or maybe the curve adjusts to you?)

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