Remix: Paul Green boots

It’s been a long time, but I’ve brought these shoes back from the depths of my closet. In 2010 I had bought these Paul Green boots when I decided to take the credit instead of the cash option after trading clothes at Buffalo Exchange. They have been one of the most durable and consistently in style shoes I’ve had! I can actually pinpoint exactly why I didn’t wear them much lately – I used to work at a library that was very old and had vaulted ceilings which echoed the staccato of any shoes I wore that weren’t soft soled! But now that I’ve switched libraries, my shoe game has literally stepped up.

I wish there was a way all of you could get these shoes on your feet right now. You wouldn’t believe me if I told you they were some of the most comfortable shoes I own! I don’t even see them pop up on Ebay very often (trust me, I’ve looked.) I would wear every single one of these outfits today, and you can’t really tell they were pictures taken in a span over 6 years, other than by my hair :) This is why you need to look for timeless elements in things you add to your wardrobe, instead of trendiness.

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

Unexpectedly well with this dress, which to me will forever be known as the dress I bought that Drew Barrymore also got :) (long story)
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I just donated this All Saints top TODAY to Goodwill because it was a little too goth for me. But I love all the colors and subtle textures of this outfit. Still looking to replace that skirt, had to donate it when I had lost weight.
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Hmm, I could still wear this kinda crazy outfit today!
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Not sure what was going on with my hair here…this is a spin on the school uniform.
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I loved and still love the grey and blue neutrals of this outfit!
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I wore this outfit so many times I had lost count. I wish I still had the top and skirt. I think they got washed and worn so much they just never looked wearable again.
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Oh how I wish I had an occasion (and weather) to wear this exact outfit again. It’s so colorful and fun, I remember getting so many compliments that night.
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Cheers to a great pair of shoes :)

When you want to wear your Summer dress in Winter

I’ve made a lot of weather compromises this Winter – which has forced me to wear the same boots and pants to combat the rain & cold. Doesn’t make for great outfit photos to share. The other day, I said to myself “THAT’S ENOUGH!” I decided to wear this dress I’ve had hanging for way too long, that’s for warmer weather (both in fabric and color) and figure out how to wear it for winter.

This Sonia Rykiel dress is a beautiful silky goodness that was too gorgeous to pass up at the thrift store (YES! This is indeed a thrift store find.) The bright colors reminded me too much of my dream Marc Jacobs dress, and I loved how the cotton fabric at the bottom contrasted the silk fabric from the top. I can already see myself wearing this dress in August with a bright hat, except it’s January and freezing for us here. So the easiest fix was to wear this dress with my black fleece lined tights and a turtleneck for maximum warmth.

Item From Made in… BUY
Sonia Rykiel dress thrifted Portugal -
H&M turtleneck very old H&M China -
fleece lined tights Crossroads Trading China HERE
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China -
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland -
Sashi ring (can barely see it!) Shopbop.com USA HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Spotlight On: Velvet

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

Happy Friday! I love highlighting brands for the Spotlight, especially when they’re brands I support through my own wardrobe. I have been lucky enough to replace old crappy tees with some awesomely soft and durable Velvet ones! They’re one of those brands I love to support! Their about page states

It began in 1997 as an aspiration to create fashion forward tee shirts that embodied the laid-back luxe of LA style. Today it has evolved into full collections recognized for their meticulously crafted, clean elevated staples. Helmed by Creative Directors Jenny Graham & Toni Spencer, the collections are created using only the finest fabrics and are manufactured primarily in the United States.

So I noted, as the quote does, they seem to be making more items overseas. Mainly synthetic knits in China and woven pieces in India, where those items are primarily made now (where cotton items typically USA made, hence why you see more cotton basics and denim made here.) I guess it’s a bummer, but just the way it is. This is why I always reiterate to check your tags before purchase, because the brands you know as hardcore Made in USA just don’t seem to be sticking to that 100% anymore.

P.S. You may also know Velvet by their other name, Graham & Spencer! Here are some images from their resort collection!
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Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA
All images from Velvet Tees

Hoping I can get this brand on your radar if it wasn’t already!

Bundling up

So I finally had to do it, I moved my photos indoors because getting up early to photograph before the sunset just became too tedious this winter. THEN the rains came, which has rendered outdoor photography pretty impossible. I’ve been going to work in boots nonstop – and when I do wear flats, I’ve worn my rubber boots for the commute and change out when I get there.

I also finally forced myself to get a haircut – my usual lady kept giving me this flippy hair-do which wasn’t awful, but not what I would ask her for. So on a whim, I went to my mom’s not-fancy-at-all lady that had given me a decent bob years ago. I finally have grown out my bangs and wanted to have my hair almost all the same length, with a bit longer in the front. She actually did it really well! Because I wear my hair curly and straight, it’s just always a struggle. I’m hoping to just let this grow out for a long time so I don’t have to worry about it.

Because it is a new year and I’ve challenged myself to wear things I never dreamt wearable for my body, and I kinda fell in love with this new dress. Another vintage Ann Taylor Made in USA dress like this one I wore before. I used to be afraid of wearing long dresses, but I’m learning to get over that!

Item From Made in… BUY
Splendid moto jacket Shopbop.com USA HERE
H&M turtleneck old H&M China -
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA -
vintage hat flea market USA -
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China -

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Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

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