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 & cold. 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

Those yellow pants

Remember on my last thrifting trip I told you I bought those insanely wrinkled yellow pants? Look what a little TLC can do! I saw the bright potential in these pants, and for inaugural wear….I was confused how to make it work. So I went fairly neutral, especially since the weather doesn’t allow for something more adventurous. But I have some ideas about how to mix more bright colors.

Item From Made in… BUY
J Crew sweater thrifted China HERE
Yigal Azrouel pants thrifted USA HERE
Dolce Vita boots Shopbop.com China Similar

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The perfect rain coat

I have the best luck thrifting, I am now the owner of an Everlane trench coat (which I had been eyeing on their site for a few months) but found at Buffalo Exchange. It came at the most perfect time, since we’ve had some non-stop rain the last two weeks. We sorely need it, so no complaining from my end. Especially now that I get to stay dry and look good 🙂 It does have a wide swing, so I’m still learning what shapes work best, so I don’t look like a tiered Christmas tree. Right now, slim jeans are my choice!

And let me just stay, this Everlane coat is pretty awesome. It is fully lined and constructed SO beautifully. I could only wish all coats were like this, I hope they start making more coats in more shapes.

Item From Made in… BUY
 Everlane coat Buffalo Exchange China HERE
 Uniqlo turtleneck Uniqlo China HERE
 J Brand pants Thrifted USA HERE
 H&M beanie H&M probably Bangladesh
 Dolce Vita booties Shopbop.com China this season’s version HERE
 Nars Red Square NARS  – HERE

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Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, fall outfit, everlane green trenchcoat

Do you like all the knick-knacks on my shelf? It’s time to reorganize!