My Cha-Cha heels

Thrifting shoes is something I rarely do, just because I don’t often find shoes in my size that are in good condition. So when I saw these red heels, I walked away, but then rounded the shelves back towards them. They’re so funky and weird, SO red, but cute in their own strange way. I tried them on and they’re comfy, I was sold. This whole outfit is actually thrifted! A perfect mix of high and low (at the low budget!)

Obviously this outfit was from a few weeks back when the weather was still nice – I had been looking for the right moment to wear this dress thing. I’m actually not sure if it’s a dress or trench still. I’ll try to wear it again in this rain as an actual trench coat next!

Item From Made in… BUY
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress thrifted China
vintage Nine West shoes thrifted Brazil
1990 Swatch Watch flea market Switzerland

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My holiday dressing, my way

I like a good opportunity dress up, just like anyone else. But I can sure appreciate and enjoy the ability to be comfortable with your friends and family, instead of fancy but uncomfortable. I was saving this dress for a special occasion just like the holidays – because honestly, it is my first foray into wearing maxi dresses, when I said I would never wear one. *and this is the most maxi I think I will get!*

When I found this special dress, I really had to make an exception. Sea NYC is a brand I’ve admired from afar for some time. But I found a great deal at my local gem, Jeremy’s. It really is a perfect holiday dress to wear between our rainy days. I hope you had a happy holiday (or if you don’t celebrate, just an awesome week 🙂 ) I’m wrapping up some projects and posts to ring in 2015!

Item From Made in… BUY
Three dots top Shopbop.com USA HERE in another color
Sea NYC dress Jeremy’s SF USA
Bill Blass vintage watch Alameda flea market Japan
Marc by MJ earrings Shopbop.com probably China HERE
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE
Revlon Colorburst Walgreens.com HERE

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The one that got away

When there is something I like, I remember it forever until it’s mine. So don’t find it odd that I’ve had this one specific dress in my mind since I saw it in 2008 – I usually don’t pine over things I see on the runway. BUT I could not get this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress out of my mind. I waited, and waited, and waited (for a good sale) until it went away and I never found it. I always had hope I’d see it again. And then I did while browsing the racks at Wasteland. I held onto the dress, walked around the store clutching it – like it was too good to be true, like someone would pull it from my hands and tell me it wasn’t for sale (fears that arise when you find something you really want – I think other thrifters can relate!)

But it fit, and it’s mine! Yahoo!

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (if you search for Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra on ebay you can find several for sale). Tights: Kate Spade. Shoes: Rachel Comey. Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Lipstick: Bare Minerals. Watch: vintage Futura.

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