Pink & Black

I will be honest – I had initially bought this dress many moons ago while on a thrifting expedition. BUT with the total intention to resell it, not to wear it. This is collateral from my days when I was working several part time jobs and reselling clothes on the side. Luckily those days are behind me, but the urge is still strong – to buy things I know I can sell at a later point. I tried on the dress, but the hot pink color left me shrugging my shoulders. It came home with me but went to the bottom of the closet with other things to be sold.

Well, it sat there in that pile for months and months. Then some more. I finally decided to sell all that stuff once and for all (and a promise to myself to stop shopping for others). But the hot pink dress didn’t look so bad after all. And, I kind of liked it! Because of our transitional weather, I had to be a little more creative than how I’d rather imagine myself wearing it (warm weather, not layered, with some beige sandals) – but alas, until then, layers it is. So I kept it uncomplicated with the all black.

Item From Made in… BUY
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress thrifted China -
Uniqlo turtleneck Uniqlo.com China HERE
Spanx opaque tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, marc jacobs dress, marc jacobs pink dress, pink and black outfit

It didn’t stand up to the wrinkle test after a long day, but oh well…

Stripes for the weekend

Not sure about you guys, but I’m already counting the hours and minutes to to weekend. It’s been a long and rough week that I’m glad to say goodbye to (I’ll just say, working at a library on tax week is very stressful). I’ll hopefully be lounging again in my new favorite dress, where I can just throw on a pair of boots like this, or flats, and be on my merry way!

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 Three Dots dress Shopbop.com USA HERE
 Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE

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This dress is one of my more recent Made in USA purchases from the Shopbop sale! I’ve accumulated three different Three Dots tees to replace my cheap ones, and glad to now add this dress into the mix. I kinda want to wear it with a denim shirt knotted over it. It’s made out of a really thick (but stretchy) two layered cotton, so that it has a great feel to it. Have a lovely weekend! :)

New blue dress

I am a firm believer in wearing the color blue as a power color, especially at work. I used to have two trusty blue dresses that rotated in my work wardrobe regularly (as seen here). That was, until I lost weight and neither of them fit me anymore. But you know what, I got rid of one and hung onto the other and wore it with a belt cinched tight because I hate being wasteful. Still, I knew it didn’t look good anymore. After an awesome thrifting expedition haul a few weeks back, I was finally able to find the perfect replacement! I’m also a firm believer of the one in, one out for a wardrobe that doesn’t overwhelm. This was the perfect replacement dress to the cheap one. I’ve never owned anything by Jigsaw – the dress I had before was a polyester, this one is camel! (I’ve also never owned anything that was real camel).

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Jigsaw London dress thrifted Romania -
Cole Haan shoes Buffalo Exchange Brazil HERE, HERE, and HERE in black
Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan -

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Night at the museum

I told you I wasn’t done with the museums quite yet – we have a fashion exhibition currently rolling through San Francisco at the Legion of Honor and I HAD to see it! I love seeing these fashion and style exhibitions whenever I can, they are truly inspiring to understand how different generations have dressed (then to see it come full circle in contemporary fashions!). I kept my own fashions simple but fun.

Besides the special show, the Legion of Honor itself has some amazing classic art

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely dress Uniqlo China in other print here and here
DKNY tights Nordstrom Rack - HERE
Loeffler Randall flats, older style Shopbop.com  Brazil similar version HERE no ankle strap
vintage Bill Blass watch Ebay.com -  -
Revlon Infallible lipstick Walgreens.com -  Charismatic Coral HERE
Madewell purse Shopbop.com China  this season’s version HERE

Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

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Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

Thrift Eye, what to wear to a museum, style blogger

Some of you may recognize the Charles James dress that was part of the MET exhibit last year. What a dress!

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

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Clicking on the museum images should take you to my Flickr account, which has even more photos!