Shades of green

Sooo…I owned (yes, past tense) only one black belt. Because why would you need more than one? And then…it disappeared. I can’t find it. I don’t know if I lost it while traveling. Maybe I threw it away on accident. Something so simple as a belt can change an outfit. I’m not in a rush to replace it, because alas, I have a handful of other belts I rotate (and because most of the time, you can’t even see it).

This outfit for example, I pulled together these three different shades of green, and a black belt would have just thrown the whole thing off. On that note, I think if I had the black belt, I may have fallen into a safer version of what this outfit could be.

Item From Made In… BUY
Marine Layer top Marine Layer USA HERE
Broadway & Broome skirt thrifted China -
Sam Edelman espadrilles Shopbop.com China HERE
Vintage Futura watch flea market Japan  -

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Thrift Eye, colorful outfit, green outfit, marine layer top, fall outfit idea, knee length skirt outfit

Thrift Eye, colorful outfit, green outfit, marine layer top, fall outfit idea, knee length skirt outfit

It’s fitting, especially being surrounded by this moss that is slowly eating our back patio :)

Remix skirts

As a former dress addict, I’ve grown to love the simplicity and easiness of a skirt. When you wear a dress, that’s all you get. Wearing a skirt, you get the freedom to mix and match, much like you would when wearing pants. Plus, skirts feel a little more professional for work – where dresses can feel more constricting for what I do now (and they feel to sexy in a weird way #librarianproblems). What kind of skirts do you like to wear ? That is, if you like them at all!

A round up of some of my past favorites (click on the photo to see the related post)

See by Chloe skirt
Thrift Eye

Vince skirt
Thrift Eye

Maeve/Anthropologie skirt
Thrift Eye

Gap skirt
Thrift Eye

Forever 21 skirt
Thirft Eye

Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt
Thrift Eye

Anthropologie skirt
044 copy

And the super throw back, Gap skirt
46

You are the sunshine of my life

I’ve really enjoyed all these sunny days we’ve already had – it’s given me great reason to wear my vintage hats as much as they deserve.

Top: Uniqlo (I want to replace it with this Splendid one very soon). Skirt: vintage Sonia Rykiel, thrifted. Tights: DKNY. Boots: Dolce Vita. Hat: Vintage.

I really love how this outfit came out, there’s not much to say besides that :)

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Thrift Eye, black and green outfit, vintage sonia rykiel, fashion blogger, thrift blog

Thrift Eye, black and green outfit, vintage sonia rykiel, fashion blogger, thrift blog

Thrift Eye, black and green outfit, vintage sonia rykiel, fashion blogger, thrift blog

Black and grey textures

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Some working days, I really felt like dressing up a bit more than usual. I’m usually a total casual day dresser, and library dress codes embrace the workplace casual attire (as opposed to dressing business casual or the casual where you can get away with shorts at work). So again, this was my dress up day to work! But what I really wanted out of this outfit was to see if the textures of this sweater (which are alternating stripes of thick mesh and a sort of terry knit) along with the texture of the skirt (which has white raised polka dots). I think the grey tights and black shoes tied the whole thing together!

Top: Alexander Wang, thrifted. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Dolce Vita. Lipstick: NARS Red Square.

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

 

How do you balance your work wardrobe?

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well :)