Urban hiking outfit

I didn’t expect to take such a long break between posts – I have been drafting a very long 10 year anniversary post for myself, that’s taking longer than expected. But I’ve also recently re-joined a gym, trying to get some strength on my body. All of a sudden, two weeks went by incredibly quickly.

We have a little inside joke in San Francisco (and some of the Bay Area) where there are so many little parks (and some big parks) dotted around the city, we can considerĀ it urban hiking. You can go from city, to neighborhood, to wilderness pretty quickly. So, you dress accordingly. Another reason I’m so glad I finally got my Converse! My favorite and essential SF dressing tip? Dress in layers – you can go from sunny hot to windy fog pretty quickly.

Item From Made in… BUY
Gap jacket old Gap Hong Kong HERE
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA
Converse All Star black hi-top DSW.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE
vintage hat flea market

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped 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

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

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

Pink and Red at work

Some days I’m really liking the very professional look at work (as observed here recently) – so much, that I laugh because I feel like I’m dressing up to go on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton :) I think this outfit comes down to two things instead – finding + investing in nicer things from the thrift store & wanting to inject more color into my every day wardrobe when it feels I’m wearing the same thing over and over again.

This lovely dress is a throwback to last years colorblock trend (remember here) – BUT it is a vintage Ann Taylor dress (when they were still manufacturing in the US!!) so it’s actually ahead of it’s time! Which showcases the type of vintage that I like to buy – the stuff that never goes out of style! Now…if this dress would magically become unwrinkly, I’d want to wear it again. I forgot how crinkly linen is (gonna see what the dry cleaner can do!)

Item From Made in… BUY
Ann Taylor vintage dress thrifted USA
VANeli pump dsw.com China
Bill Blass vintage watch ebay.com Japan

Thrift Eye, colorblock dress, vintage ann taylor dress, pink and red, dress for work, style blogger

Thrift Eye, colorblock dress, vintage ann taylor dress, pink and red, dress for work, style blogger

Thrift Eye, colorblock dress, vintage ann taylor dress, pink and red, dress for work, style blogger

Now I just wish I had fun shoes to wear the dress with!