Holiday dressing

Hello 2017!

I love a good party, even more, dressing up for a good party! When I first started this blog, I had a dedicated tag for “outfit of the night” to compliment the ootd! But I just don’t go out as much anymore…nothing like when I lived in Las Vegas!

The weather has been absolutely bananas lately! Some days you get away with bare-ish legs (zipped indoors quickly and put a coat on) and some nights you’re covered head to toe! This wasn’t my NYE outfit, but for a work party! I’ve shied away from the color green for some crazy reason. But I used to LOVE wearing green. As I’ve steered towards more neutrals, the green in my wardrobe faded away – unless it was a green coat! (I have too many of those!)

This Diane von Furstenberg Zarita dress was on my wishlist a few years ago, when I almost bought it for my sister’s wedding. And then…I came across it again recently and now it’s mine!! Oh, it’s so beautiful! I can’t wait to wear it again because it’s just one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever owned!!

Item From Made in… BUY
Diane von Furstenberg Zarita dress thrifted China  available colors HERE
Dries van Noten heels Nordstrom Rack Italy

Thrift Eye

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I should have posted this when it was actually the holidays…but oops! I’m sure this dress will make an appearance again during wedding season! I also have a 2016 roundup coming soon!

Because my sister wore it

Hi folks!

This month has just been…ugh! I don’t get into politics with others much, if ever, but the elections really had me on edge and just feeling overall saddened by the actions of many people. I had no mind to concentrate on any sort of blogging. This was just the cherry on the top of layers of crazy stuff that has happened to me this year. So I will continue to, and urge you too, to find find comfort with friends and family to spread love.

I was able to visit my family briefly, and between my sisters and my mom, we’ve been able to mutually swap all kinds of things in our wardrobes. It’s quite wonderful. So you sometimes see me referring to things here as “borrowed” from my sister. This dress though…we can just say she left it in the care of my mom for some mending and I helped myself to it! It’s just so beautifully structured!

Item From Made in… BUY
Jason Wu dress borrowed from sister USA HERE
Freda Salvador Shopbop.com Spain similar

Thrift Eye, Jason Wu dress, style blogger

Thrift Eye, Jason Wu dress, style blogger

Midnight in a Perfect World

I feel cryptic repeating what I’ve recently read in another book, that there cannot be darkness without light. There needs to be this dichotomy to create balance. I’ve also had THIS song on repeat (I think I’ve referenced it here before!) So the balance of this sunny day and the black outfit works for me.

This ALC dress is also one of the coolest and more unique pieces of clothing I’ve picked up in a while! It’s a little short for my every day tastes, so not something I’m going to wear to work obviously. But an awesome piece to wear on a fun weekend. I love the contrasting pin-stripes!

Item From Made in… BUY
ALC dress thrifted USA
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
New Balance sneakers DSW.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

The Huntington

I recently was able to visit the Huntington Museum and Gardens for the first time in my life. I was blown away by the beauty of its grounds and exhibitions. As a dedicated museum lover, it made me wish it was the kind of place I was closer to. Part garden, part museum – it’s really the best of both my favorite worlds!

The other part of me was a “what was I thinking” moment when I dragged my sister and her baby out there in 100 degree heat! I think living in San Francisco so long, gave me amnesia of how hot the rest of the world gets. We were melting! I save all the strappy things I don’t wear in SF for my trips out of town, like this one. I got the chance to wear one of my old favorites! This weird tangly top dress I borrowed (but never gave back) from my other sister.

Item From Made in… BUY
no name dress my sister probably China
Ilano sandals West Coast Craft fair Mexico HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum