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

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

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 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.)

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

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

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

The perfect rain coat

I have the best luck thrifting, I am now the owner of an Everlane trench coat (which I had been eyeing on their site for a few months) but found at Buffalo Exchange. It came at the most perfect time, since we’ve had some non-stop rain the last two weeks. We sorely need it, so no complaining from my end. Especially now that I get to stay dry and look good 🙂 It does have a wide swing, so I’m still learning what shapes work best, so I don’t look like a tiered Christmas tree. Right now, slim jeans are my choice!

And let me just stay, this Everlane coat is pretty awesome. It is fully lined and constructed SO beautifully. I could only wish all coats were like this, I hope they start making more coats in more shapes.

Item From Made in… BUY
 Everlane coat Buffalo Exchange China HERE
 Uniqlo turtleneck Uniqlo China HERE
 J Brand pants Thrifted USA HERE
 H&M beanie H&M probably Bangladesh
 Dolce Vita booties Shopbop.com China this season’s version HERE
 Nars Red Square NARS  – HERE

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Do you like all the knick-knacks on my shelf? It’s time to reorganize!

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.

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

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.

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

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!