More turtleneck layering

So the realization that I should wear turtleneck tops under my dresses has been the best wardrobe change┬áfor me since moving to San Francisco – where we live in perma-fall. And in this off and on rainy month, being warm has been a must! When I lived in Las Vegas, I had an endless array of dresses, many of which were too skimpy to wear in San Francisco. I got rid of so many because of their style (and because I lost weight) so I still miss some pieces I wish I could have figured out how to wear better, instead of giving up!

This dress is a fairly recent purchase, I was initially going to give it to my sister! But I decided to keep it for myself ­čÖé The small design elements are so pretty. I DON’T want to wait until Summer to wear it though! So I had to bust out the thick tights and turtleneck! Winter ready in an instant! And then I look at this photos after and notice, OOPS, part of the hem fell (gotta fix that soon.)

Item From Made in… BUY
Kate Spade dress thrifted China
Vince turtleneck gift from sister Peru HERE
Loeffler Randall boots Crossroads Trading Brazil HERE

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Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

For a warm commute

I have noticed this weird thing with my morning commute to work, especially now that it’s been cold. I have a new route I take, which makes me ride a bus filled to the gills with people the duration of my ride (about 20 minutes spent standing like sardines in a can.) And it has been affecting/changing how I dress in the mornings to get to (and sometimes back from) work on mornings when it’s freezing.

I could bundle up for the outside world, but if I’m going to be bulky and super hot in a bus with others, then it has to be a more comfortable outfit. One with┬áscarves and layers that I can easily take off when I feel like I’m about to overheat faster than an old car in a Las Vegas summer. I also enjoyed putting this easy work outfit together, because the mixture of the grey coat, green top, blue pants, and yellow shoes blended so well together with the colors of this scarf!

Item From Made in… BUY
J. Crew wool coat thrifted Phillippines HERE
Diane von Furstenberg top gift from sister China
Theory pants Nordstrom.com USA
Uniqlo scarf Uniqlo.com China
Cole Haan wedges Buffalo Exchange Brazil HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger

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When you want to wear your Summer dress in Winter

I’ve made a lot of weather compromises this Winter – which has forced me to wear the same boots and pants to combat the rain &┬ácold. Doesn’t make for great outfit photos to share. The other day, I said to myself “THAT’S ENOUGH!” I decided to wear this dress I’ve had hanging for way too long, that’s for warmer weather (both in fabric and color) and figure out how to wear it for winter.

This Sonia Rykiel dress is a beautiful silky goodness that was too gorgeous to pass up at the thrift store (YES! This is indeed a thrift store find.) The bright colors reminded me too much of my dream Marc Jacobs dress, and I loved how the cotton fabric at the bottom contrasted the silk fabric from the top. I can already see myself wearing this dress in August with a bright hat, except it’s January and freezing for us here. So the easiest fix was to wear this dress with my black fleece lined tights and a turtleneck for maximum warmth.

Item From Made in… BUY
Sonia Rykiel dress thrifted Portugal
H&M turtleneck very old H&M China
fleece lined tights Crossroads Trading China HERE
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland
Sashi ring (can barely see it!) Shopbop.com USA HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, how to wear a summer dress in the winter, striped dress, Sonia Rykiel dress

Bundling up

So I finally had to do it, I moved my photos indoors because getting up early to photograph before the sunset just became too tedious this winter. THEN the rains came, which has rendered outdoor photography pretty impossible. I’ve been going to work in boots nonstop – and when I do wear flats, I’ve worn my rubber boots for the commute and change out when I get there.

I also finally forced myself to get a haircut – my usual lady kept giving me this flippy hair-do which wasn’t awful, but not what I would ask her for. So on a whim, I went to my mom’s not-fancy-at-all lady that had given me a decent bob years ago. I finally have grown out my bangs and wanted to have my hair almost all the same length, with a bit longer in the front. She actually did it really well! Because I wear my hair curly and straight, it’s just always a struggle. I’m hoping to just let this grow out for a long time so I don’t have to worry about it.

Because it is a new year and I’ve challenged myself to wear things I never dreamt wearable for my body, and I kinda fell in love with this new dress. Another vintage Ann Taylor Made in USA dress like this one I wore before. I used to be afraid of wearing long dresses, but I’m learning to get over that!

Item From Made in… BUY
Splendid moto jacket Shopbop.com USA HERE
H&M turtleneck old H&M China
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA
vintage hat flea market USA
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China

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Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Ann Taylor dress, striped maxi dress, Splendid moto jacket, style blogger