I’m not sure how long ago it took me to realize this, it must have been after what felt like the 100th BIG BOX STORE and SMALL BRAND collaboration. I quickly realized I could find the real deal much cheaper most of the time. I’m fairly certain it was right after the Missoni x Target collaboration happened and people went crazy in the stores. So when I saw that Marimmeko was collaborating with Target…I told myself again, I’ll be able to thrift the real deal. And I did!! The same week it came out. I had several kiddos at work (in the library) tell me my dress was fun and bright! (it’s always sweet when a little kid compliments you on your outfit!)
|Gap velvet blazer||old gift from sister||Thailand||HERE|
|Spanx leggings||new gift from sister||Romania||–|
|J. Crew boots||flea market||Italy||HERE|
|Ray Ban wayfarer glasses||thrifted||USA||HERE|
You ever feel really good about an outfit? We’re not that different from each other – except once in a while I take pictures of my outfits (and hey, maybe you do too!) I felt great about this outfit all day long and then I take the pictures and see them…SO many wrinkles! I have this love/hate relationship with linen fabrics…
This dress wasn’t that badly wrinkled last time I wore it on here. I think I had been sitting on the bus back home before taking this picture. Note to self, take more pictures before going to work.
Anyhow, I’d recently been inspired by casual cool outfits of people wearing black hi-top converse over so many years. They’re just classic shoes. I own a low-top pair in grey that I wear off and on. I should have just bought the black ones a long time ago. I’ve been wearing them to work (cause I like to be comfy) and I even get little kids who tell me “COOL SHOES!”
|Spanx black tights||Nordstrom.com||USA||HERE|
|Converse All Star hi-top||DSW||Vietnam||HERE|
So the realization that I should wear turtleneck tops under my dresses has been the best wardrobe change for me since moving to San Francisco – where we live in perma-fall. And in this off and on rainy month, being warm has been a must! When I lived in Las Vegas, I had an endless array of dresses, many of which were too skimpy to wear in San Francisco. I got rid of so many because of their style (and because I lost weight) so I still miss some pieces I wish I could have figured out how to wear better, instead of giving up!
This dress is a fairly recent purchase, I was initially going to give it to my sister! But I decided to keep it for myself 🙂 The small design elements are so pretty. I DON’T want to wait until Summer to wear it though! So I had to bust out the thick tights and turtleneck! Winter ready in an instant! And then I look at this photos after and notice, OOPS, part of the hem fell (gotta fix that soon.)
|Kate Spade dress||thrifted||China||–|
|Vince turtleneck||gift from sister||Peru||HERE|
|Loeffler Randall boots||Crossroads Trading||Brazil||HERE|