Funny face

I was recently inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s simple outfit from Funny Face (and by no means, comparing myself to her). As of last week, I started working at a brand new library full of happy people and two major things are going on with my wardrobe now. A) being that I need to figure out the dress code vibe at this new place and B) I no longer drive to work, but take the public transportation/walk to work.

These new and welcome changes mean reevaluating some of my wardrobe choices, not all. For example, where I might have worn heeled shoes before, I’ll think twice now cause I’ll probably be running to catch the bus! Hence why I was inspired by the movie to dress simple and comfortably!

Top: Uniqlo. Pants: Joe’s Jeans corduroys, gift from sister. Flats: Loeffler Randall (here’s a link to a similar but scalloped edge pair!). Hat: Vintage.

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

Thrift Eye, casual work outfit, loeffler randall flats, corduroy pants

And just as a friendly reminder, you still have a few days to enter my giveaway! :)

Chasing the rain away

Rememeber! You still have time to enter my tablet giveaway – go, go, go!

When it rains, it really pours everywhere! I find it uncanny that some days of the year, it seems to rain across the whole country! We can all join in solidarity the grumbles of walking in the rain and wet socks! The grumbles on my behalf have significantly quieted after I got these rain boots last year!

I looked high and low for a pair of duck boots, and I really was looking for a more classic LL Bean pair, but these Sperry ones were what I found instead. I actually don’t mind, because they’re still super practical and classic. I highly recommend to have a good pair of rain boots, EVEN if you’re just going to use them like 10 days out of the year. Because that moment you ruin just one pair of shoes, you’ll know you should have gotten your rain boots.

Hat: Vintage. Trench: Vintage Burberry, from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas (I won’t even bother attaching a link, never pay retail for a trench coat. Thrift stores are drowning in them) . Top: Uniqlo heattech. Denim: JBrand, from Crossroads. Rain Boots: Sperry, from eBay. Umbrella: from Daiso.

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Thrift Eye, rainy day outfit, burberry trench coat, vintage burberry, sperry rain boots, sperrry duck boots

Rainy days aren’t for piling on the jewelry, or making up your face like you’re going on a date, and it definitely isn’t for destroying your shoes.

Dark dressing

As you saw in my previous post, there are some days where I’m impossibly attracted to darker colors – in that case, trying a skirt in a new silhouette. In this post, quite similarly, trying a skirt with a very different silhouette – one that has a defined waist but some gathering at the pockets that gives a more voluminous shape at the hips. So the basics aren’t quite so basic anymore. Case in point, the last time I wore a black/neutral outfit back in early December, which looks so similar yet so different at the same time.

Scarf: no name shop in SF. Top: old H&M, would love to replace it with this one from Splendid. Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim, thrifted. Tights: DKNY. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, purchased through partial store credit from Shopbop. My style aren’t available in this color anymore, but these non-ankle strapped ones still are.

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

I feel like Jekyll and Mr. Hyde some days – I need to find a medium between the dark outfits and the day-glo ones :)

Matching dresses

I never really understood people that went crazy over buying the same item in different colors – I’ve always wanted to incorporate as much variety into my wardrobe – in brands, eras, styles, and colors. That is until I found the sister dress to one of my favorite dresses ever!

This Richard Chai for Target collaboration dress has been worn to many types of occasions – from date nights to weddings, and has always fit so well. The thing fits like a glove and has some of the best Target quality you really don’t see as much anymore (it has an invisible zipper). I loved that it was two different colors together and that I could tie it at the waist.

Dress: Richard Chai for Target. Shoes: Gap designer series. Watch: vintage. Lipstick: Bare Minerals in Get Ready.

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Old dress, meet new dress. While what I loved about the other dress were the bright colors, I think because I like the fit so much, I’ll be getting extreme use out of this classic color combination. Making me finally understand, when you find something you love, you’ll want to buy many others of it.

Dress: Richard Chai for Target, thrifted. Heels: Target (looooong time ago). Lipstick: Bare Minerals Call the Shots.

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Thrift Eye, matching dresses, same dress, wearing dresses, Richard Chai Target dress, colorblock dress

Do you have something in your wardrobe like this, that you’ve found you need multiples of?

Spotlight on: Splendid

Since I have been so interested in exploring the Made in USA theme here on my blog – I thought it would only be appropriate to begin featuring brands, both large and small, that have that have a mission to create fashionable things of great quality and are Made in the USA for men, women, and children too.

I thought a great kick-off point would be to spotlight Splendid! They really have made a huge comeback the last few years, branching out from the t-shirts they were so known for. While they’re not 100% Made in the USA, I would say it looks like they’re about 80% (because they’ve branched out to shoes now too). Their parent company, VF Contemporary Brands states

“We work hard to ensure that every individual enjoys a clean, safe work environment, free from discrimination and harassment. We believe that workers at supplier facilities have the right to freely choose employment.  We support the right to fair compensation, the right to associate freely and bargain collectively. These and other rights are embodied in our Global Compliance Principles or GCP, established in 1997.”

And now they’ve just released this really cool Indigo dye collection (see all the pieces here or a few more here at Shopbop) “The combination of indigo dyed fabric and Splendid’s coveted knits was born by way of the brand’s natural surroundings. Through neighboring denim wash houses and rich ocean colors of its Los Angeles roots evolved new ways of thinking the color blue.”

Looks good to me!

Splendid clothing, splendid indigo dye collection, made in the usa

Splendid clothing, splendid indigo dye collection, made in the usa

Splendid clothing, splendid indigo dye collection, made in the usa

Splendid clothing, splendid indigo dye collection, made in the usa

Splendid clothing, splendid indigo dye collection, made in the usa

I hope you guys enjoy this, and hoping something good comes out of this new feature! :)