A dark outfit

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah, if those are things you celebrate of course). I’ve gone and chopped my hair off as you can see – and you know what? I’m kinda tired of how limiting the short hair is already! I think I’m gonna start taking my hair vitamins again to speed up the growing out process.

After setting up these photos to post, I realized that I’m all strapped up – around my ankles, waist, even my wrist! Some days I fall back into habits of wearing all black. It’s a no brainer type of outfit, that requires no coordinating. We all need those some days (especially now when I have to get dressed in the dark in the wee hours of the morning! Hurry up winter solstice!)

Dress: thrifted, with all tags removed (hate when people do that). Tights: Hue. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, purchased with partial store credit from Shopbop. Belt: Vintage. Lipstick: my go to color, Get Up by Bare Minerals.
Thrift Eye, black wool dress, litte black dress, loeffler randall flats

Thrift Eye, black wool dress, litte black dress, loeffler randall flats

I also realized that my Shopbop ad on the side had been taking some of you to dead links – I deeply apologize and it seems to have been fixed now. It has never been my intention for it to do that. As you notice it is the only ad I run right now because they sell a lot of things that are manufactured in the US and are always transparent about listing things as such, so I enjoy working with them and sharing their merchandise and brands with you guys. If you ever happen to have issues with stuff like that again, please let me know so I can fix it right away!

I have some fun holiday style posts in the works to share on here (similar to what I had going on for Halloween!) so stay tuned.

The denim diaries: or goodbye summer

I think this summer was record breaking in the days you got to be bare-legged in San Francisco (since I have been here), and it was glorious. I love fall, but not a continuous fall – I’d infinitely choose summer weather over any other season, especially when you get to feel the warm sun on your skin!

I found a new appreciation for this denim dress. I wasn’t crazy about the dropwaist before, but I felt like it helped to hide my expanding waistline as I ate through my emotions and stress. It’s a little too floppy on me now, so wearing it with a belt bringing the waist back up works much better for me! I do wish it was a tiny bit longer, but it just means I won’t be wearing it to work anytime soon.

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Hat: Vintage from Alameda Flea. Dress: the Gap, thrifted. Boots: Sam Edelman (similar pair in new style, cause mine are from a few seasons ago). Belt: Vintage. Watch: vintage Bill Blass (I recently just changed out the band!)

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Oh and this coral stool? It’s a little DIY project I’ve been working on painting three stools I found. One is painted mint green, this one is coral, and the last one is still its industrial gray. I’m trying to find some time to paint it, I still haven’t made up my mind if I should go with yellow or light blue! Hoping to find a nice play to keep them in our home!

Pink & green

Before I even got the chance to wear this blouse, I have seen tons of women wearing this exact same top in almost identical colors! I ordered it from the Splendid website recently after they sent me a giftcard for hosting their giveaway some time back. I knew I needed more colorful tops in my life, and my eyes went directly to this one! It took me a while to wear it because I couldn’t figure out what matched well with kelly green besides blue jeans and black pants. But I have been anxious try try wearing pink and green together, so this worked out perfectly well. I found this skirt in the back of my closet folded under something else, and knew immediately it was what I was looking for!

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Top: Splendid, purchased with gift card from them. Skirt: Forever 21, hand me down from friend (although this Marc Jacobs one looks mighty nice). Shoes: old Target heels. Belt: vintage. Purse: Stella McCartney, thrifted.

I will also be going to a wedding in a month and have been practicing my mini bouffant on regular nights.

This belt I found somehow seems to be the perfect faux croc skin match to my shoes – serendipity!

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Stripes and dots

I have a problem. When ever I wear something dotty (or something black and white), I immediately run to put this sweater on . And now, what perfect thing to wear it with! A dotty dress my mom made for me recently after I showed her a dotty dress at Jcrew.

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Sweater: Forever 21, borrowed from sister, never returned. Dress: custom made by my mom. Leggings: Uniqlo. Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent wedges from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs heart watch from Fossil Outlet Las Vegas. Belt: Vintage from another dress.

Not sure why I added the purple belt. In fact, I had a belt with polka dots to match the dress, but the purple belt just felt better for some reason.

You can also see that I cut my bangs again (myself, with my own scissors). After two weeks, they already had grown over my eyebrows. Is there some sort of magic that makes bangs grow faster than the rest of your head?!

Ps. can you spy Dot  the kitty in the photos? 🙂