Ay Caramba

I had become a bit obsessed with the weirdest thing a few months ago. I got it into my head that I NEEDED to find a vintage Simpsons sweatshirt. Don’t ask me why, I can’t even remember why. And the problem was that it was hard to find. Mostly because I’m neurotic about buying things online you cannot try on (and return easily.) Half the time, the sweatshirts were too big – mostly because they were for men. Or they were really expensive – because they were rare and funny. Sometimes they were just too worn or weird (aka dingy) looking – not what I was going for…I ended up jumping for something I thought was cute. It did end up a tad bit too small for me (okay, really small.) It fits more like a top than a sweater, but with our mild San Francisco summers, it works.

It’s hard to read what Bart is saying, but it’s the famous “Jingle bells, Batman smells…” line! I’m actually shocked to realize I haven’t shown this skirt more here on the blog – I practically lived in it last year!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Bart Simpson sweater ebay.com USA
See by Chloe skirt thrifted Italy
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

More turtleneck layering

So the realization that I should wear turtleneck tops under my dresses has been the best wardrobe change┬áfor 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 ­čÖé 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.)

Item From Made in… BUY
Kate Spade dress thrifted China
Vince turtleneck gift from sister Peru HERE
Loeffler Randall boots Crossroads Trading Brazil HERE

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Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Spring transition

There’s something awesome but frustrating about dressing for this season – you’re just stuck! Not really Winter or Spring. So you just go with the flow. I recently found this electric blue dress that’s really adding a pop of color to my everyday wardrobe. So this weather called for this scarf shawl thing that’s almost like wearing a blanket! Because when that wind hits sometimes, it chills you to the bone and you wish you could teleport yourself back home.

This isn’t a typical outfit for me – so I’m using new colors and shapes to experiment for a new year!

Item From Made in… BUY
Amour Vert dress thrifted USA
J. Crew jacket thrifted China
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE
vintage Swatch Watch flea market Switzerland
shawl scarf thrifted no tag

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Thrift Eye, style blogger

For a warm commute

I have noticed this weird thing with my morning commute to work, especially now that it’s been cold. I have a new route I take, which makes me ride a bus filled to the gills with people the duration of my ride (about 20 minutes spent standing like sardines in a can.) And it has been affecting/changing how I dress in the mornings to get to (and sometimes back from) work on mornings when it’s freezing.

I could bundle up for the outside world, but if I’m going to be bulky and super hot in a bus with others, then it has to be a more comfortable outfit. One with┬áscarves and layers that I can easily take off when I feel like I’m about to overheat faster than an old car in a Las Vegas summer. I also enjoyed putting this easy work outfit together, because the mixture of the grey coat, green top, blue pants, and yellow shoes blended so well together with the colors of this scarf!

Item From Made in… BUY
J. Crew wool coat thrifted Phillippines HERE
Diane von Furstenberg top gift from sister China
Theory pants Nordstrom.com USA
Uniqlo scarf Uniqlo.com China
Cole Haan wedges Buffalo Exchange Brazil HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger

Thrift Eye, style blogger