The little white dress: from casual to dressy

Who would have ever guessed that just a change of shoes could elevate an outfit! I’ve had this little white dress for a very, very long time! It was one of those things I cherished from when I worked at Fornarina, back in the early days of my blog. I have gotten rid of most of the clothing I did own from them, because they were way too mid-2000′s Euro looking – but I couldn’t get rid of this dress!

I couldn’t decide which shoes to wear it with. Which look do you like better – casual or dressy?

Dress: Fornarina. Sneakers: Superga. Flats: Sam Edelman (on super sale at Amazon!). Watch: Vintage Bill Blass.

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Thrift Eye, little white dress, summer white dress, fashion blogger, superga cotu, sam edelman brayden

Thrift Eye, little white dress, summer white dress, fashion blogger, superga cotu, sam edelman brayden

Thrift Eye, little white dress, summer white dress, fashion blogger, superga cotu, sam edelman brayden

Thrift Eye, little white dress, summer white dress, fashion blogger, superga cotu, sam edelman brayden

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?

Oh the gloom

So our June gloom also turned into July gloom. Didn’t I just post an outfit in a dress?! A light jacket is a must during these times when the gloom finally decides to burn away (but it’s like the Terminator, it always comes back). But the gloom makes walking through Golden Gate Park real nice some times – you don’t even break a sweat!

What’s really cool about this outfit, is that my hat, jacket, shirt, and pants are all made in the USA! I want more of my outfits to look like this eventually!

Jacket: Splendid. Top: James Perse. Pants: J Brand sateen pants. Shoes: Matt Bernson. Glasses: Ray Ban. Hat: Vintage. Nail polish: Sally Hansen White On. Bag: Marimekko.

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Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

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!

A collection of striped outfits

It’s no secret, I’m a huge stripes lover. Stripes are classic, but also add a little bit of fun to your wardrobe. When in doubt, wear stripes! So as you saw in my last post, I’ve now rounded up some of my favorite striped outfits from outfits of the past!

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Grey on grey Alexander Wang stripes
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A striped Saint James top
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Or a horizontal and vertical striped Anthropologie skirt
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Striped top and sexy skirt
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Black and blue stripes
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Stripes up top and below
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More boater stripes (I’m sad I only got to wear this Jean Paul Gaultier top a handful of times before it got stained and had to be thrown away).
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And finally as a super throwback, cartoony vintage stripes
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How do you wear your stripes?

ps. I’m still playing around with adjusting the images here. If you see them looking funky, please let me know! Thanks.