The one that got away

When there is something I like, I remember it forever until it’s mine. So don’t find it odd that I’ve had this one specific dress in my mind since I saw it in 2008 – I usually don’t pine over things I see on the runway. BUT I could not get this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress out of my mind. I waited, and waited, and waited (for a good sale) until it went away and I never found it. I always had hope I’d see it again. And then I did while browsing the racks at Wasteland. I held onto the dress, walked around the store clutching it – like it was too good to be true, like someone would pull it from my hands and tell me it wasn’t for sale (fears that arise when you find something you really want – I think other thrifters can relate!)

But it fit, and it’s mine! Yahoo!

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (if you search for Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra on ebay you can find several for sale). Tights: Kate Spade. Shoes: Rachel Comey. Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Lipstick: Bare Minerals. Watch: vintage Futura.

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Suit for a woman

Are you guys familiar with the term Le Smoking? It goes beyond just a suit women wear, but carries a lot of meaning in breaking the rules of fashion. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea and how to incorporate it into my wardrobe. So when I separately thrifted this tuxedo pant and then this tuxedo type of jacket, I was just waiting for the right moment to wear them together.

This isn’t an outfit to hang around the house for sure – we had a special dinner for a friend that was here from out of town. A classy place, calls for a classy outfit. And AHA! This was the perfect moment where I could wear my Le Smoking. I still felt very feminine, and I think that is what’s so special about wearing a suit as a woman.

Jacket: Akris, thrifted. Blouse: Equipment, thrifted (different color here). Pants: Trouve, from Buffalo Exchange. Wedges: Yves Saint Laurent, from Buffalo Exchange (there’s always a pair for sale on ebay!) . Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in Tutti Frutti.

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What do you think? As a woman, would you wear a suit like this?

Just a little fancy

When I began this blog and lived in Vegas, getting dressed for nightlife was a bigger part of my life (hence why I have an #OotN category as wells as a #OotD one). But living in San Francisco, those chances to dress up at night became fewer and fewer – and it’s not that people don’t like to dress nice here, but that you can get away with casual dressing practically every single day and for almost occasions! That when I do get to dress up, it’s really nice, I take full advantage of it!

And while our daytimes can be sort of warm, I had to take a sweater with me before it got dark because it always gets cold at night again. No matter the daytime weather (sorry to all of you melting away)

Sweater: Marc Jacobs, thrifted. Dress: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted & Made in the USA! (the style is called Bridget, here are a few in different colors for sale). Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst in Raspberry Pie. Shoes: Dries Van Noten.

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PS. I love bringing back outfits like this, that are showcasing style on a dime. I think this whole outfit cost less than $50!

My new striped dress

I’ve had a certain striped dress at the back of my mind these last few years – I was (and still am!) completely enamored by a certain Marc Jacobs striped silk dress (I even tried it on). But the price tag? Ouch, was several hundred dollars out of my budget. I’ll keep the story short, but I found this fabric with my mom and we immediately thought of THE dress and she agreed to make me an inspired version. How lucky am I to have such a talented mother!

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I’m still laughing at this silly pose, but we had been watching a new Bettie Page documentary on Netflix the night before – apparently she had a knack for the weirdest poses, I on the other hand, do not :)