On repeat

The coincidence of posting this outfit in it’s almost entire repetition, exactly a year later, is pretty hilarious. But I love that it shows I’m sticking to embracing the commitment to my wardrobe and slow fashion. The same concept as before lies true – I try to make the most of wearing my Summer dresses in the cold weather months (which happens even during the “summer” in San Francisco.) This is always remedied by layering, especially with turtlenecks!

My new little black shoes¬†are also my FAVORITE shoes of the last few months. They just can’t seem to make an appearance here, for the outfits I take photos for, sadly. But I love them so much. I hate that I’ve had to not wear them for several weeks because I don’t want to ruin them in the rain (but I’d rather keep them as nice as possible for as long as possible!) I still love this dress SO much. I need to find another colorful way of wearing it besides paired with black. When I wear it, the colorful stripes make people stop me to say they love this dress. I just honestly love it because it has pockets!!

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Sonia Rykiel dress thrifted Portugal
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman shoes Shopbop.com China HERE
Shashi earrings Shopbop.com USA
Shashi ring Shopbop.com USA  HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel striped dress, layering outfit

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel striped dress, layering outfit

Remix: Uniqlo Heattech

I have some older pictures to show here that are of fairer weather and it feels strange sharing them when it’s so cold and rainy! I haven’t been able to take any outfit photos because of the weather and my go-to backyard spot has been in remodel mode until last week!

But as the last outfit shows, and the inspiration of my remix posts, my small collection of Uniqlo Heattech tops have been in heavy rotation to save me from the rain and cold. They’re great for layering because they’re so thin, but still warm enough! I just *sigh* wish it wasn’t made in China. So I keep wearing the ones I bought a long time ago. I’ll have to replace them second hand soon.

Per usual with these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post

Black top with navy pants – shouldn’t work together but it does! I need new navy pants cause those don’t fit me anymore.
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With a yellow wool skirt! I really want to wear this again but always feel a little self conscious with such a mini-mini skirt.
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Black top and green skirt, a favorite outfit combo as you’ll see
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Little Red Beret

I made a mistake a few years ago. I stupidly donated my red beret thinking I’d never wear one again. Why?! Don’t even ask me, I can’t remember. But here I am sitting years later, early this month kicking myself because I REALLY needed one again. I should know better than to get rid of wardrobe staples and basics…I’ll eventually want to wear them again.

Then I had to hunt for one all over again and was met with that magic situation where, when you want something, it’s impossible to find! But I was able to find my little hat and I’m a happy camper again. It came in handy for this bitter cold and rainy weather we’ve been having. Especially on days I know the rain and humidity will turn my hair into a big ball of frizz. It’s easy to put on a bright hat and feel more cheerful (even though this weather mixed with the current state of our nation is enough to make me want to stay at home forever!)

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage beret thrifted USA
J. Crew pea coat thrifted China HERE
Uniqlo top uniqlo.com China HERE
J Brand jeans thrifted USA
Miista boots thrifted Spain HERE
L’Oreal Infallible 211 red target.com HERE

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Thrift Eye

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Beauty routine

It’s been a good while since I’ve done a makeup/beauty post!

In the last two years, I’ve done a bigger revamping of my morning and night routine. I used to just slather on jojoba oil on my face day and night, that was it. But I realized that I couldn’t just do that anymore (if the puffy circles under my eyes were any indication.)

While I still use the jojoba oil every single morning, it’s everything that I do after and up until bedtime that’s a little different. I try to make sure I wear sunscreen every morning, this one by MD Solar Sciences is awesome! It came as a tiny sample in my Birchbox a while back and I loved it. It has a mineral feel to it, not oily like other sunscreens, so it feels great on your face. The best thing I can say, is that I once accidentally smudged a BIG dollop in my eye and if you’ve ever worn sunscreen, I was ready for pain. But…I don’t know how this happened, it didn’t hurt. That alone sold me forever!

I’ve switched away from wearing blush on my face to this liquid stuff. I’ve realized it lasts longer! I have a tiny sample of the Benefit stuff above, but I also use this Korean Peri tint stuff.

I take showers at night, so I use coconut oil from the grocery store on my body and hair! Smells great and cheap! Works better than lotion or other hair stuff, I’ve found. To get my makeup off, I wash my face with this other Korean brand The Face Shop (I use their CC cream as foundation) ricewater oil cleanser – the oil base washes all makeup traces perfectly. Once every few weeks I put on this Malin + Goetz clay mask – let it dry and when you wash it off, the tiny clay beads exfoliate your face. I just switched over from the Tsubaki oil drops to Rosehip Oil. They both have similar night hydrating results, but the rosehip oil smells strong (in case you have a sensitive nose.) Every other night I boost my night oil with Paula’s Choice serum drops. And if my skin feels extra thirsty (which it has ALL winter!) I put on this H20 night cream.

Sounds like a long routine, but it’s not. But, most of my routine is oil based. I believe in oils to keep your skin healthy and hydrated – just know that this may not work for everyone. Questions?! Let me know!