Dressed for: Autumnal Plaid

Already Pretty outfit featuring black cashmere turtleneck, skinny plaid pants, ECCO Parnu booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody

Sweater – via eBaysimilar
Pants – thrifted – similar
Booties – Parnu courtesy ECCO
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay
Earrings –  White Sands Glass

You caught me: Those gorgeous fall leaves are long gone now. I figured I’d better try to sneak this one in before November turns to December and the mere sight of them will bring my fellow Minnesotans to tears.

These pants were a MAJOR thrift score. Plaid pants are fairly common at my thrift haunts, but most of them are trousers and widelegs, generally in itchy wool tweeds. These aren’t super skinny, but they’re slim enough for my needs AND they’ve got a relatively high waist. I believe I actually jumped for joy upon finding them. read more

Dressed for: LBD Revolutionized

Already Pretty outfit featuring Jessica Rose layering dress, snakeskin clutch, black bib necklace, Clarks Wessex Wyvern

Layering dress – courtesy Jessica Rose (Mia + Chloe combo)
Necklace – Target (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Wolford (no longer available) – similarbudget
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern
Clutch – Nine West (no longer available) – similar
Bracelet – a necklace from Clemoon (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – The Wellington Boot

Oh, this lovely, lovely dress. So ages ago I interviewed Zahra Aljabri about her website, Mode-sty. Recently, I ran into her at a conference and she said she still gets bales of traffic from that post, which just makes me unspeakably happy. In the post, Zahra mentioned Canadian clothing designer Jessica Rose and said that her layering dresses were a big hit with Mode-sty customers. And what with the circular nature of the world, Jessica reached out to me a few weeks ago to ask if I’d like to give one of her signature layering dresses a spin. And yes. Yes, I would. read more

Dressed for: Pink Pops

Already Pretty outfit featuring black blazer, black brooch, hot pink top, striped full skirt, pink tights, Coclico boots

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Brooch – thrifted – similar
Top – Old Navy (no longer available) – similar color
Skirt – Sandee Royalty – similar thru size 36
Tights – Express (no longer available) – similar color
Boots – Coclico via eBay – more Coclico boots
Earrings – CJ Rose Boutique

The increasingly shorter, increasingly darker days are starting to get to me, friends. I don’t feel much like myself and my supply of perkiness is dwindling. This outfit was an attempt to use color and pattern to lift my spirits, and it definitely helped. Nothing like some bold stripes and pops of bright pink to energize a gal. read more