Matching dresses

I never really understood people that went crazy over buying the same item in different colors – I’ve always wanted to incorporate as much variety into my wardrobe – in brands, eras, styles, and colors. That is until I found the sister dress to one of my favorite dresses ever!

This Richard Chai for Target collaboration dress has been worn to many types of occasions – from date nights to weddings, and has always fit so well. The thing fits like a glove and has some of the best Target quality you really don’t see as much anymore (it has an invisible zipper). I loved that it was two different colors together and that I could tie it at the waist.

Dress: Richard Chai for Target. Shoes: Gap designer series. Watch: vintage. Lipstick: Bare Minerals in Get Ready.

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Old dress, meet new dress. While what I loved about the other dress were the bright colors, I think because I like the fit so much, I’ll be getting extreme use out of this classic color combination. Making me finally understand, when you find something you love, you’ll want to buy many others of it.

Dress: Richard Chai for Target, thrifted. Heels: Target (looooong time ago). Lipstick: Bare Minerals Call the Shots.

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Do you have something in your wardrobe like this, that you’ve found you need multiples of?

Navy details

I grown to appreciate the color blue, specifically navy, SO much. It is just my color, and I can coordinate it somehow with everything in my closet! So having blue shoes actually makes this whole coordinating thing MUCH easier. Navy was my color of 2013, and I may just have to make it my color for 2014.

Dress: by a brand named Cardigan, from Buffalo Exchange SF. Cardigan seems to have this one, but out of stock, so this one by Splendid is pretty similar, but fleece instead of knit.
Sweater vest: Loeffler Randall – I’ve had this for a bit, but never showed it on the blog for some reason. It used to have sleeves, I thrifted it with one missing, the other one came off easily (probably why the first one fell off in the first place)
Tights: Hue, yes I’m wearing a light grey pair of tights. I have pale legs, but not that pale.
Boots: Boutique 9, partially purchased with Shopbop store credit.
Trench: Barney’s Co Op, thrifted.

Thrift Eye, loeffler randall sweater, boutique 9 isoke boots, blue boots

Thrift Eye, loeffler randall sweater, boutique 9 isoke boots, blue boots

Thrift Eye, loeffler randall sweater, boutique 9 isoke boots, blue boots, barneys trench coat, thrifty style, blue trench coat, navy boots, navy trench coat

Thrift Eye, loeffler randall sweater, boutique 9 isoke boots, blue boots

Do you have a color for 2014?

Hello winter

I’m moving these blog photos indoors because it’s cold everywhere (I had to scrape ice off my car several times this week to go to work) – I know I complain quite about how cold it is in SF, but damn it’s cold. So I can’t even fathom those of you that live in and live on with ice and snow!

So see, something about bad weather makes me gravitate towards dark outfits again!

Jacket: old Forever 21, so this Splendid one is awesome (made in USA!) . Dress: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Sam Edelman. Necklace: Vintage. Belt: Vintage. Watch: Vintage Bill Blass.

Thrift Eye, Diane von Furstenberg dress,

Thrift Eye, Diane von Furstenberg dress, vintage monet necklace, monet necklace, rodin's the thinker,

Thrift Eye, Diane von Furstenberg dress, cotton motorcycle jacket,

It’s funny because this little wall in our home is quickly undergoing lots of changes again. I found these posters hidden at work and brought them home with me because they were going to be trashed! Let’s see where they end up! I’m particularly drawn to this colorful portrait of Rodin’s The Thinker – the statue is at the Legion of Honor here in San Francisco and it’s pretty striking to see it in person. So this pea colored background it came with is quite interesting.

A dark outfit

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah, if those are things you celebrate of course). I’ve gone and chopped my hair off as you can see – and you know what? I’m kinda tired of how limiting the short hair is already! I think I’m gonna start taking my hair vitamins again to speed up the growing out process.

After setting up these photos to post, I realized that I’m all strapped up – around my ankles, waist, even my wrist! Some days I fall back into habits of wearing all black. It’s a no brainer type of outfit, that requires no coordinating. We all need those some days (especially now when I have to get dressed in the dark in the wee hours of the morning! Hurry up winter solstice!)

Dress: thrifted, with all tags removed (hate when people do that). Tights: Hue. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, purchased with partial store credit from Shopbop. Belt: Vintage. Lipstick: my go to color, Get Up by Bare Minerals.
Thrift Eye, black wool dress, litte black dress, loeffler randall flats

Thrift Eye, black wool dress, litte black dress, loeffler randall flats

I also realized that my Shopbop ad on the side had been taking some of you to dead links – I deeply apologize and it seems to have been fixed now. It has never been my intention for it to do that. As you notice it is the only ad I run right now because they sell a lot of things that are manufactured in the US and are always transparent about listing things as such, so I enjoy working with them and sharing their merchandise and brands with you guys. If you ever happen to have issues with stuff like that again, please let me know so I can fix it right away!

I have some fun holiday style posts in the works to share on here (similar to what I had going on for Halloween!) so stay tuned.

Modcloth Remarkable

Recently, I saw that Modcloth announced it would be producing two new in-house lines of clothing inspired by retro prints and fun designs with a modern twist, and I was very intrigued. I saw that many of the items would be produced and Made in the USA! Which I am a huge supporter of (read this post and this post).

So when I was challenged by Modcloth the other day to create a look around their Myrtlewood Remarkable without a cause dress, I was excited to build a vision around this dress that is both beautiful and made in the USA. The dress also goes up to size 4x (which I think is the luxury of building their own line – they can take input of their customers, who increasingly want better quality and a variety of sizes!). Just as a disclaimer, I didn’t receive any compensation or free things from Modcloth for doing this, just for fun :)

Let's pretend we're tourists

Let’s pretend we’re tourists by thrifteye featuring Myrtlewood

If you look at my previous post, you’ll see that I LOVE discovering new places in San Francisco all the time. The idea of finding new (to me) things and places hidden all around this city makes me fall in love with it every single day. I hate the word staycation, so what inspired this outfit is that I enjoy playing tourist. And the librarian inside me enjoys helping lost tourists even more!

I don’t have a red dress in my closet, but if I did, I’d want to lean towards the casual because red can be such an overpowering color for me. How would you style a red dress?!