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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Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, woman wearing suit, suit for women, le smoking

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, woman wearing suit, suit for women, le smoking

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, woman wearing suit, suit for women, le smoking

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

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 :)

Playing in the shadows

Do you have a place that you frequent quite a bit over and over? For me that’s Golden Gate Park – I love everything about it! I came across this secret spot and it bewildered me that a location I visit just about every weekend still had something for me to find for the first time! So I guess it is true, you really can learn something new every day.

I’m also in love with this top – I caved in and bought something new that wasn’t made in the USA. This Ace & Jig blouse, which is made in India, was too great of a deal to not get. It’s super versatile, and I can’t wait to wear it in more ways.

Top: Ace & Jig. Pants: Jbrand sateen. Shoes: Matt Bernson flats. Watch and hat: vintage.

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Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Photos by Jorge Novoa

Hope those of you that have a long weekend get to enjoy it well! Happy Independence Day!

Summer Solstice Stripes

Nothing quite says Summer like putting on something short to enjoy a warm day at the park! Don’t worry, I wore shorts underneath :) this striped tunic is one of my favorite summery things to wear on weekends, pairing it with these old boots was an unexpected look I quite liked!

Tunic: Rag and Bone (here’s a link to a similar Rag & Bone striped tee). Boots: Target, very old. Backpack: Fjallraven. Lipstick: Revlon Matte Colorburst in Showy

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Also, I have been having issues lately with resizing my photos – of which, I don’t know if it’s Flickr or my theme. And all of which, I also cannot tell how it will look until it is published. So I’m gonna try these larger photos for a bit. I hope you don’t mind as I figure things out. Please let me know if you see anything funky going on.

The Vintage Graphics

Why I’ll forever love thrifting? Because you’ll never know when you’ll flip through something you never expected to fall in love with. And maybe just sometimes, amidst the sea of Banana Republic, Kohl’s, and Walmart clothes that has flooded the racks, you’ll still come across some gems.

I never thought I’d fall in love with this cute little, vintage top. But I did. And the old timey bicycle graphics on it are only amazing.

Top: vintage, thrifted. Jeans: J Brand. Flats: Report Signature. Watch: vintage Bill Blass from flea market. Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Necklace: Tai.

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

I guess it was meant to be, as our bus system here recently went on strike and I had to ride my bike to work! I may consider doing it again, after I find a helmet that doesn’t turn me into a sweaty mess!