When you want to wear your Summer dress in Winter

I’ve made a lot of weather compromises this Winter – which has forced me to wear the same boots and pants to combat the rain &¬†cold. Doesn’t make for great outfit photos to share. The other day, I said to myself “THAT’S ENOUGH!” I decided to wear this dress I’ve had hanging for way too long, that’s for warmer weather (both in fabric and color) and figure out how to wear it for winter.

This Sonia Rykiel dress is a beautiful silky goodness that was too gorgeous to pass up at the thrift store (YES! This is indeed a thrift store find.) The bright colors reminded me too much of my dream Marc Jacobs dress, and I loved how the cotton fabric at the bottom contrasted the silk fabric from the top. I can already see myself wearing this dress in August with a bright hat, except it’s January and freezing for us here. So the easiest fix was to wear this dress with my black fleece lined tights and a turtleneck for maximum warmth.

Item From Made in… BUY
Sonia Rykiel dress thrifted Portugal -
H&M turtleneck very old H&M China -
fleece lined tights Crossroads Trading China HERE
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China -
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland -
Sashi ring (can barely see it!) Shopbop.com USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Bundling up

So I finally had to do it, I moved my photos indoors because getting up early to photograph before the sunset just became too tedious this winter. THEN the rains came, which has rendered outdoor photography pretty impossible. I’ve been going to work in boots nonstop – and when I do wear flats, I’ve worn my rubber boots for the commute and change out when I get there.

I also finally forced myself to get a haircut – my usual lady kept giving me this flippy hair-do which wasn’t awful, but not what I would ask her for. So on a whim, I went to my mom’s not-fancy-at-all lady that had given me a decent bob years ago. I finally have grown out my bangs and wanted to have my hair almost all the same length, with a bit longer in the front. She actually did it really well! Because I wear my hair curly and straight, it’s just always a struggle. I’m hoping to just let this grow out for a long time so I don’t have to worry about it.

Because it is a new year and I’ve challenged myself to wear things I never dreamt wearable for my body, and I kinda fell in love with this new dress. Another vintage Ann Taylor Made in USA dress like this one I wore before. I used to be afraid of wearing long dresses, but I’m learning to get over that!

Item From Made in… BUY
Splendid moto jacket Shopbop.com USA HERE
H&M turtleneck old H&M China -
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA -
vintage hat flea market USA -
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China -

Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

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 -

Thrift Eye, high low outfit, style blogger, Marc by Marc Jacobs trench dress, vintage Nine West heels

Thrift Eye, high low outfit, style blogger, Marc by Marc Jacobs trench dress, vintage Nine West heels

Thrift Eye, high low outfit, style blogger, Marc by Marc Jacobs trench dress, vintage Nine West heels

Thrift Eye, high low outfit, style blogger, Marc by Marc Jacobs trench dress, vintage Nine West heels

With a swing

I have been feeling extra adventurous with my outfits! And then the winter chill came, oh gosh, this winter chill (I’m shivering just thinking about it.) This outfit was obviously just before the cold set, when we could sort of still get away with wearing bare legs. I’m also trying to get excited about wearing hats again – I have way too many damn hats at home sitting on a coat rack waiting to get worn…

These boots were purchased on a whim. I needed boots, I didn’t necessarily want to get black boots again. And well, I was ready to purchase the black version of these, but then they sold out in the time that I mulled over hitting the purchase button – so these camel colored ones came to me instead. I’ve actually been wearing them quite a bit with black outfits, the color just seems to work well with black for some reason (even though reason would tell me it clashes.)

Item From Made in… BUY
Three Dots dress Shopbop.com USA HERE
Everlane trench Buffalo Exchange China HERE
Steve Madden boots Shopbop.com China HERE
vintage fishermans hat thrifted - -

Thrift Eye, three dots striped dress, everlane trench coat, steve madden dextir boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, three dots striped dress, everlane trench coat, steve madden dextir boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, three dots striped dress, everlane trench coat, steve madden dextir boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, three dots striped dress, everlane trench coat, steve madden dextir boots, style blogger

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