Funny face

I was recently inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s simple outfit from Funny Face (and by no means, comparing myself to her). As of last week, I started working at a brand new library full of happy people and two major things are going on with my wardrobe now. A) being that I need to figure out the dress code vibe at this new place and B) I no longer drive to work, but take the public transportation/walk to work.

These new and welcome changes mean reevaluating some of my wardrobe choices, not all. For example, where I might have worn heeled shoes before, I’ll think twice now cause I’ll probably be running to catch the bus! Hence why I was inspired by the movie to dress simple and comfortably!

Top: Uniqlo. Pants: Joe’s Jeans corduroys, gift from sister. Flats: Loeffler Randall (here’s a link to a similar but scalloped edge pair!). Hat: Vintage.

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

And just as a friendly reminder, you still have a few days to enter my giveaway! :)

Chasing the rain away

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When it rains, it really pours everywhere! I find it uncanny that some days of the year, it seems to rain across the whole country! We can all join in solidarity the grumbles of walking in the rain and wet socks! The grumbles on my behalf have significantly quieted after I got these rain boots last year!

I looked high and low for a pair of duck boots, and I really was looking for a more classic LL Bean pair, but these Sperry ones were what I found instead. I actually don’t mind, because they’re still super practical and classic. I highly recommend to have a good pair of rain boots, EVEN if you’re just going to use them like 10 days out of the year. Because that moment you ruin just one pair of shoes, you’ll know you should have gotten your rain boots.

Hat: Vintage. Trench: Vintage Burberry, from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas (I won’t even bother attaching a link, never pay retail for a trench coat. Thrift stores are drowning in them) . Top: Uniqlo heattech. Denim: JBrand, from Crossroads. Rain Boots: Sperry, from eBay. Umbrella: from Daiso.

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Rainy days aren’t for piling on the jewelry, or making up your face like you’re going on a date, and it definitely isn’t for destroying your shoes.

Black and grey textures

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Some working days, I really felt like dressing up a bit more than usual. I’m usually a total casual day dresser, and library dress codes embrace the workplace casual attire (as opposed to dressing business casual or the casual where you can get away with shorts at work). So again, this was my dress up day to work! But what I really wanted out of this outfit was to see if the textures of this sweater (which are alternating stripes of thick mesh and a sort of terry knit) along with the texture of the skirt (which has white raised polka dots). I think the grey tights and black shoes tied the whole thing together!

Top: Alexander Wang, thrifted. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Dolce Vita. Lipstick: NARS Red Square.

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

 

How do you balance your work wardrobe?

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well :)

Dark dressing

As you saw in my previous post, there are some days where I’m impossibly attracted to darker colors – in that case, trying a skirt in a new silhouette. In this post, quite similarly, trying a skirt with a very different silhouette – one that has a defined waist but some gathering at the pockets that gives a more voluminous shape at the hips. So the basics aren’t quite so basic anymore. Case in point, the last time I wore a black/neutral outfit back in early December, which looks so similar yet so different at the same time.

Scarf: no name shop in SF. Top: old H&M, would love to replace it with this one from Splendid. Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim, thrifted. Tights: DKNY. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, purchased through partial store credit from Shopbop. My style aren’t available in this color anymore, but these non-ankle strapped ones still are.

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

I feel like Jekyll and Mr. Hyde some days – I need to find a medium between the dark outfits and the day-glo ones :)