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

Orla Kiely dressed down

The previous post I showed off my super-duper Orla Kiely outfit that was print crazy! Now I wear the same print top but in a completely different way – better for the winter weather!

It would look like I’m wearing black socks, but I’m actually wearing fleece lined tights underneath my pants after the weather got waaaaay too cold for me. Hence the wool coat too – which was actually an awesomely cheap find! If you would have told me I’d find this electric yellow coat for around $10 at a thrift store, I would have laughed (it’s my 3rd J. Crew coat I’ve found thrifting, I’m forbidden from buying more!)

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Gap pants hand me down from sister China -
Steven by Steve Madden Dextir boots Shopbop.com China HERE
J. Crew yellow coat thrifted China HERE
Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings Shopbop.com China HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in winter, yellow coat, yellow j. crew coat, Orla Kiely

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in winter, yellow coat, yellow j. crew coat, Orla Kiely

Yikes, I’ve noticed that my last few outfits here have had a lot of Made in China items. Gotta start mixing more Made in USA items into these outfits!

The idea for remixing items come through though – be playful, colorful, and mix it up a bit to make something that could look the same in all outfits, just a little different.

Orla Kiely dressed up

I have this strange affinity for anything Orla Kiely. If I could, I would buy anything and everything in an Orla Kiely print. But my wallet disagrees with me. It’s also quite difficult to find in the US. So I’m collecting pieces little by little! (I’m mildly obsessed with this UK based shop’s Instagram because they love & sell Orla Kiely!)

This outfit a little wackier than usual for me, but it’s fun! Stay tuned to see how I flipped this outfit from work, to a more casual affair.

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely scarf Uniqlo.com China -
Orla Kiely top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Maeve Anthropologie skirt thrifted China HERE
DKNY tights Nordstrom.com - -
Orla Kiely Clarks shoes Ebay.com China -

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

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