Red pants

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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.

Chasing the rain away

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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.

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

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Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well :)

Keeping warm

I don’t know how I went this long without a proper winter wool coat? When I lived in Vegas, it got pretty damn cold there but since you spent the majority if not all of your time indoors, it wasn’t really a big deal to have a real coat. Since I’ve moved to San Francisco, I’ve gotten by on lots of different types of outerwear and layers. This is the coat to shame all the others, it is A) long enough to cover my knees B) lined, and lined with the most beautiful flower print satin! C) a real thick wool that keeps me perfectly warm on chilly days and nights.

When I first found it, I was actually going to flip it at Buffalo Exchange, but then a cold front hit us in December that chilled us all to the bone and I decided to use this coat. Now I’ve fallen in love with it.

Coat: Via Spiga, thrifted (here’s a similar one on eBay). Top: Uniqlo heattech. Pants: J Brand, from Crossroads. Boots: Dolce Vita (here’s a link to a pair that’s in black and white!). Hat: H&m. Scarf: Orla Kiely for Uniqlo.

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Do you have a coat that saves you each winter?

Red and white from day to night

What’s happened to me?! I’ve gone red crazy!! Not so long after stating I’m not sure how I feel about the color red in my wardrobe it has started popping up everywhere! I think red is going to be my 2014 color instead for sure :) I wore this mostly white outfit to stroll around San Francisco, the red hat was a perfect detail – it’s a new vintage find for me, and people on the street love seeing it! I got stopped a few times by strangers to compliment me on my bright hat!

When I got home later on, I was greeted with news that we were going out – I wanted to continue the red and white theme and incorporate part of what I was already wearing into the new outfit. I had thrifted these pants a while back, but found a stain on them when I got home. The pants finally came back from the cleaners and they’re ready to wear! So here I am, wearing red and white from day to night!

Top: Gap, thrifted (I’d love to replace it with this made in USA one by Splendid). Pants: J Brand skinnies. Boots: Sam Edelman. Hat: vintage from Alameda Flea.

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Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Top: Gap, thrifted, same as above. Pants: J Crew, thrifted. Shoes: Fornarina. Lipstick: Bare Minerals Call the shots.

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Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Now, I think I may need a red coat! I used to have one, I can’t remember what in the world happened to it!