A Wrinkle in Time (or, a wrinkle in my dress)

You ever feel really good about an outfit? We’re not that different from each other – except once in a while I take pictures of my outfits (and hey, maybe you do too!) I felt great about this outfit all day long and then I take the pictures and see them…SO many wrinkles! I have this love/hate relationship with linen fabrics…

This dress wasn’t that badly wrinkled last time I wore it on here. I think I had been sitting on the bus back home before taking this picture. Note to self, take more pictures before going to work.

Anyhow, I’d recently been inspired by casual cool outfits of people wearing black hi-top converse over so many years. They’re just classic shoes. I own a low-top pair in grey that I wear off and on. I should have just bought the black ones a long time ago. I’ve been wearing them to work (cause I like to be comfy) and I even get little kids who tell me “COOL SHOES!”

Item From Made in… BUY
TSD dress thrifted USA
Vince turtleneck gift Peru HERE
Spanx black tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Converse All Star hi-top DSW Vietnam HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, hemp dress, coral colored dress, Converse black all star

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, hemp dress, coral colored dress, Converse black all star

More turtleneck layering

So the realization that I should wear turtleneck tops under my dresses has been the best wardrobe changeĀ 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 šŸ™‚ 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

Spring transition

There’s something awesome but frustrating about dressing for this season – you’re just stuck! Not really Winter or Spring. So you just go with the flow. I recently found this electric blue dress that’s really adding a pop of color to my everyday wardrobe. So this weather called for this scarf shawl thing that’s almost like wearing a blanket! Because when that wind hits sometimes, it chills you to the bone and you wish you could teleport yourself back home.

This isn’t a typical outfit for me – so I’m using new colors and shapes to experiment for a new year!

Item From Made in… BUY
Amour Vert dress thrifted USA
J. Crew jacket thrifted China
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE
vintage Swatch Watch flea market Switzerland
shawl scarf thrifted no tag

Thrift Eye, style blogger

Thrift Eye, style blogger

Following the fountain of youth

I normally don’t apologize for not posting – but I had a series of attacks on my blogs that had me working around the clock to get rid of some bad stuff that was put into the framework of this site. It was really complicated and frustrating because it wasn’t anything visually damaged or broken – the infected bits were hidden and potentially more damaging in the long run. So I spent way too much time behind the scenes fixing some stuff up! We’re all set now, phew!

A few weeks ago on a lazy day off, I got on the bus heading downtown. Two teen girls sitting across from me caught my eye. They were some crazy timewarp for me, reminding me of teen times. They were dressed very similarly, almost like they were fraternal twin sisters – almost identical, but with slight differences. They were so young, and their outfits a nod to the 90’s era they never saw at all! It made me smile. They wore mini dresses with matching sheer black drugstore tights, the kind that look they will run with the softest of touches, but with black clunky boots. And this pairing really stuck with me, I had to try it!

So I was inspired by two teens to wear this new dress with the sheer tights and casual boots. This outfit with any other shoes would be very, very dressed up. But I combined the boots and faux leather jacket to tone this outfit down.

Item From Made in… BUY
Diane von Furstenberg dress thrifted China HEREĀ other color
Topshop jacket thrifted China
Target sheer tights Target.com China HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

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The tights are snagged now, but not running. I think they’ll last one more wear. Sadly. I know I won’t be buying these kind any time again soon. I wish I could have shown you guys the back of this dress, it didn’t photograph well for me. But there is a thick brass zipper running the length of the back, which gives it this really cool look! Can’t wait to wear this dress again, I’m really enjoying the color green again!

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