Navy blues

When you find out that you’ll be on a boat for a few hours, what do you wear? This is not typically a predicament I find myself in. A luxury really. But one that I had the joy of joining last weekend, and even more lucky we have many boats here that will take you cruising in the gorgeous bay. This atypical January weather has allowed for Spring outfits. My goal has been to wear things I haven’t worn in a long time – what I got was a street guy yelling at me “Hey, you look like the 40′s” all I could do was laugh, he was right!

Item From Made in… BUY
Vintage dress thrifted - -
heart tights old H&M probably China -
Rachel Comey brogues Wasteland Peru -
vintage hat flea market - -
Nars Red Square Nars.com - HERE

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Thrift Eye, boat dress, nautical outfit, personal style, vintage dress

Thrift Eye, boat dress, nautical outfit, personal style, vintage dress

Yves Saint Laurent style

In the last style post, I wore my trusty and amazingly comfortable Yves Saint Laurent wedges I’ve had for 6+ years now. When I got them, I was still living the student/full time worker budget lifestyle and paid what was a lot for me at the time (about $40 from Buffalo Exchange) when I was mainly only budgeting for thrifting and vintage. But these shoes have at least another 15 years or more of life in them, and I’m glad they’re mine! It follows a mantra I have reiterated many times on this blog and if you meet me in person – you can always be stylish on a budget AND buy quality things. I have learned my lesson many a times and will not fall fool again to buying cheap shoes – I’m too old for this blister, pinching, falling apart shoe thing.

You may notice that my wedges are slightly different than the ones you’d find to buy – after I purchased mine, I got a large chunk of the gummy heel stained, and no amount of cleaning would get it back to it’s former condition. So I got creative, and used craft paint to stain the whole wedge part. It actually made the shoes visually better (to me).

The shoes themselves pop-up on eBay often and for good/reasonable prices if you just look (you would pay the same, if not more for a cheaper pair of shoes). Find a pair HERE, HERE, and HERE.

As with these remix posts – click on the image to see the original post!

A little more classy look with a blazer and tuxedo-style pants
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Or with a black pencil skirt
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A bright colored pair of jeans works well! (sadly, both top and bottoms went to wardrobe heaven after separate stain accidents)
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Mixing it up here (as you’ll see, I went through a phase where I loved wearing these stirrup leggings)
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My trench coat look!
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Both the blazer and pants were made of soft cotton – I loved the softness of this outfit and how the wedges completed the look.
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Hello curves! Back in the day, wow 5 years ago! This dress looks a little different on me now, but I’d like to revisit this outfit.
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Another throwback look – but what can I say? I was living in Las Vegas. Different time, different lifestyle. I wouldn’t wear it now, but it worked then.
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It’s fun to do these Remix posts – now that my blog is almost 9 years along, I have so many different posts to dig back through! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

A houndstooth

So a little while back, I found this dreamy dress. It’s a little Mad Men, it has a great print, and the length is perfect (I like my dresses to be long enough to wear in and out of work). Back in the 90′s, my mom used to have a few houndstooth print things in her closet. I am my mother’s daughter, I love it too. But finding good pieces in the print are hard to come by. So then, to find a coat in the same print as the dress, but slightly different color variation, is nothing short of a wardrobe miracle. The two pieces just had to be worn together right?!

Item From Made in…   BUY
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress thrifted China HERE
Ben Sherman coat thrifted China  -
Spanx black tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
YSL wedges Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas Italy HERE, HERE, or HERE
Bill Blass vintage watch Flea market Japan -
Revlon Colorburst Target.com - HERE

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Thrift Eye, style blogger, houndstooth dress, houndstooth coat, retro style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, houndstooth dress, houndstooth coat, retro style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, houndstooth dress, houndstooth coat, retro style

I look like Sherlock Holmes’ daughter right? :) But I think I hit the jackpot with these two.

Spotlight On: Three Dots

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

It’s a perfect time to bring back this series, it’s fun to discover and explore brands that continue to manufacture in the US! I bought a Three Dots top from Shopbop a while back, and loved the quality so much that I bought another one!

Their about page states

“Three Dots takes pride in creating clothing that is “Made in U.S.A.” The factory and corporate headquarters are based in Garden Grove, CA, inside a 70,000 square foot building. Designing, cutting, sewing, and shipping locally enable Three Dots to meet the demands of a fast-paced market. Our consistently high-quality product has helped the brand to win loyal and satisfied customers for the past 15 years.”

And they’ve definitely won me over. Browsing their lookbook only makes me want to buy more of their non-tshirt pieces. Just look at their dresses!

Three Dots lookbook

Three Dots lookbook

Three Dots lookbook

Three Dots lookbook

Three Dots is the type of brand I am more than happy to support. Do you happen to own any Three Dots?