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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Thrift Eye, Diane von furstenberg bridget dress, dries van noten sandals, marc jacobs grey sweater

Thrift Eye, Diane von furstenberg bridget dress, dries van noten sandals, marc jacobs grey sweater

Thrift Eye, Diane von furstenberg bridget dress, dries van noten sandals, marc jacobs grey sweater

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 :)

Journey of a dress

I’ve had some incredible luck over the years finding some great Diane Von Furstenberg clothes (from sales, second-hand, to thrifting!). She was recently recognized for her achievements via a museum exhibition honoring her work as a designer – for revolutionizing women’s wear and making the wrap dress a wardrobe staple. I’m so incredibly lucky to have gotten this wrap dress recently. I’m perfectly convinced that you don’t have to wear a short dress to feel sexy. Date night never looked this good :)

Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg (here’s one for sale on eBay). Shoes: YSL (from flea market, yes, a flea market. Ebay to the rescue again). Lipstick: NARS Red Square, my new favorite red!

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Thrift Eye, fashion blog, style blog, diane von furstenberg star dress, dvf wrap dress, ysl tribute heels, nars red square

Thrift Eye, fashion blog, style blog, diane von furstenberg star dress, dvf wrap dress, ysl tribute heels, nars red square

Red and white from day to night

What’s happened to me?! I’ve gone red crazy!! Not so long after stating I’m not sure how I feel about the color red in my wardrobe it has started popping up everywhere! I think red is going to be my 2014 color instead for sure :) I wore this mostly white outfit to stroll around San Francisco, the red hat was a perfect detail – it’s a new vintage find for me, and people on the street love seeing it! I got stopped a few times by strangers to compliment me on my bright hat!

When I got home later on, I was greeted with news that we were going out – I wanted to continue the red and white theme and incorporate part of what I was already wearing into the new outfit. I had thrifted these pants a while back, but found a stain on them when I got home. The pants finally came back from the cleaners and they’re ready to wear! So here I am, wearing red and white from day to night!

Top: Gap, thrifted (I’d love to replace it with this made in USA one by Splendid). Pants: J Brand skinnies. Boots: Sam Edelman. Hat: vintage from Alameda Flea.

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Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Top: Gap, thrifted, same as above. Pants: J Crew, thrifted. Shoes: Fornarina. Lipstick: Bare Minerals Call the shots.

Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Thrift Eye, red and white outfit, vintage hat, red J crew pants

Now, I think I may need a red coat! I used to have one, I can’t remember what in the world happened to it!