Pink and Red at work

Some days I’m really liking the very professional look at work (as observed here recently) – so much, that I laugh because I feel like I’m dressing up to go on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton :) I think this outfit comes down to two things instead – finding + investing in nicer things from the thrift store & wanting to inject more color into my every day wardrobe when it feels I’m wearing the same thing over and over again.

This lovely dress is a throwback to last years colorblock trend (remember here) – BUT it is a vintage Ann Taylor dress (when they were still manufacturing in the US!!) so it’s actually ahead of it’s time! Which showcases the type of vintage that I like to buy – the stuff that never goes out of style! Now…if this dress would magically become unwrinkly, I’d want to wear it again. I forgot how crinkly linen is (gonna see what the dry cleaner can do!)

Item From Made in… BUY
Ann Taylor vintage dress thrifted USA
VANeli pump dsw.com China
Bill Blass vintage watch ebay.com Japan

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Thrift Eye, colorblock dress, vintage ann taylor dress, pink and red, dress for work, style blogger

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Now I just wish I had fun shoes to wear the dress with!

Disneyland play

Sometimes you just got to unwind and enjoy yourself in a kiddy way, so we escaped to Disneyland for a little bit (although, the price tag isn’t as enjoyable as of late). I found my most Minnie Mouse looking outfit, comfy shoes, finally got myself a little embroidered cap, and I was set! Only kids are allowed to wear costumes, but there aren’t any rules about having fun with your outfit!

Psssst, I’ll be trying out this new table form for the outfit information – so I can track my shopping sustainability a bit better. I’d love your feedback about it (if you have any).

Item From Made in… Buy
J. Crew top thrifted China
Theory jeggings borrowed from sister not sure HERE
Superga sneakers Shopbop Vietnam HERE
vintage Bill Blass watch Alamdea flea Japan
Ray Ban glasses vintage USA HERE
Marc by MJ earrings Shopbop China HERE
NARS Red Square lip color NARS HERE

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Thrift Eye, what to wear to disneyland, fashion blogger

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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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Red pants

The winner of the tablet was Ellen C.! A HUGE thank you to all for taking the time to participate, but also support my blog. I have another giveaway in store for you very, very soon!

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.