Remix: that watercolor dress

Happy Friday! This is a short and sweet post showing how much I’ve changed but yet, stayed the same over the last few years!

These remix blog posts remind me why I enjoy keeping this blog – not that many people can look back and see how they wore things otherwise!

Per usual with the Remix posts, click on the image to see the original post.

This was actually a winter way back spent in Southern California with my family. Hence the warmish weather. I thought I’d ‘dress’ this up with sparkly tights!
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And this is waaaay back in 2009 when I was apparently going through a grunge phase. I had my stomping boots on!
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Now I’m curious as to how I’ll wear it again in a few years!

Remix: Zara pants

It’s kind of hard to find a good trouser pant – especially for work. Typically when I’m thrifting, I have to sort through hundreds of black, wide legged trousers from Express or Walmart before I find one that has a good cut – let alone, fits me!

Since establishing my goal to only buy made in USA when shopping new, I haven’t visited a lot of places I used to frequent. And I used to typically always get my work trousers at Zara because they always had a modern cut that also came in fun and interesting patterns/colors. I don’t buy them new anymore, but do occasionally come across them while thrifting luckily. It’s just one of those things I had get used to giving up since shopping this way. But I can appreciate what I did have – in fact, most of these are from before I lost weight, so I had to get rid of them anyway. I will say this though, my one pet peeve about Zara pants were the lack of belt loops most the time! (they only have belt loops if they came with a belt, otherwise they had to fit perfectly!).

Per usual with these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post!

Same pants as previous post, I really like mixing them with this orangey color!
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I went through this pleated pant phase, glad they’re not in style right now!
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Yikes, another pleated pair!
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I’ve replaced these with a similar colored denim pant, but I sure did love these khaki ones!
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Even my black trousers were awesome – they had this cool color touch when they were cuffed
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And this is back in Las Vegas! These too were pleated, but the material was very thin – perfect for keeping cool-ish in the summer when we still had to be formal at work.
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This is from 2010, and well, I guess I’ve just always had a thing for green Zara pants!
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These remix posts never fail to make me terribly miss my long hair!!

But I realize that giving up shopping at places like Zara, H&m, Forever 21, etc, means that they amount of what is considered “trendy” type pieces has drastically decreased from my closet! So by the time they filter down to me in a thrift store, they’re technically not trendy anymore – so I’m generally looking for pieces that will become long time staples in my closet instead!

Remix: Swedish Hasbeens

I wish sandal weather was here to stay more often – I own two pairs of sandals now since living in SF. I rarely wear them in the city, but love taking them on vacation (and wearing them on rare sunny days!). They’re not in the best condition any more since having to trudge across a river in them (long story) – I’m hoping to eventually replace them, especially in a fun color! But right now, they’ll do :) Get yours HERE

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Striped casual here, helping my mom look for her Mother of the Bride dress for my sisters wedding (in the end, she had one custom made instead!)
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At the shore in double denim
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I don’t wear sandals to work anymore (feet easily get run over at the library by book trucks), but my old library job that was in the office allowed me to wear them when I wanted, like this!
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Yikes, I don’t think I’d wear this outfit or anything like it again.
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Sadly, the shoes are the only part of this outfit I still have. After I lost weight, all of this had to go! I’d wear it again if I could…
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The funny thing about these shoes (besides running small) is that they’re literally the most uncomfortable shoe ever the first time wearing them – they feel exactly what you would imagine walking with a piece of wood tied to your foot feels like. But then your foot learns to adjust to the curve carved in (or maybe the curve adjusts to you?)

Remix: American Apparel

I don’t usually follow up my Spotlight posts with a Remix – but considering the vast amount of American Apparel has dotted my wardrobe over the course of my blogging years, it was a no brainer. It has always been a basics brand I’ve supported! But whilst living in Las Vegas (can you believe it’s already been almost five years since I moved away? I can’t!) I had lots of friends that worked for the brand, and as a student & someone starting their career, their price points always worked for me.

Let’s go down memory lane – some posts will be going back to the beginnings of the blog. You’ll see how much my style (and picture quality) has evolved! Funny enough, there is no way I can even show you in fact how much more American Apparel shows up here. These are just some of my favorites :)

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I still really like my twist scarves, I have it in black now too!
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American Apparel is known for versatile pieces – once upon a time, I wore this as a dress! It’s now strictly worn as a skirt!
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The jumpsuit is now gone (I didn’t want to admit it was too short for my torso length), but I had fun wearing it anyway.
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I still love my Le Sac dress, even though I rarely get to wear it in SF. It’s the easiest vacation dress because it takes up so little space in the suitcase!
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I recently also got rid of this leotard - I loved it while I had it, but since you basically have to wear it braless – those days are behind me ;)
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Once upon a time, I would have worn this as a dress too! (in Las Vegas, you get away with wearing really short stuff!). But used it as a top for my trip to Mexico. Eventually, this left my closet because it ripped!
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I have no idea where this oversized grey top went! If I didn’t have another similar one by another brand, I’d buy it again.
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Why was I so emo here?! I remember buying this because I thought I needed more pink in my wardrobe.
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Holy cow this is short! I can’t believe I wore this to work!
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Another one of the colorful basics tops! I’m pretty sure these aren’t my wardrobe anymore because I carelessly let them get stained :(
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There’s a few things in AA stores right now I wouldn’t mind getting – but sometimes their clothes are just way too short for me (when I have to be professional at work!) My first American Apparel piece was a triblend top that was given to me at a 2006 Las Vegas tradeshow for free when they were first branching out wholesale – I still have that top! It has turned into a very soft, almost vintage-like piece that I won’t be getting rid of any time soon.

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