Dressed for: A Busy Saturday

Already Pretty outfit featuring magenta blazer, navy ponte dress, leopard belt, cognac boots, multi strand silver necklace

Blazer – Ann Taylor (no longer available) – similar color
Dress – Land’s End (mine from last year, but still available)
Belt – thrifted – similar
Boots – Timberland Stratham Heights
Necklaces – Patina and Fossil (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Noir via Ideeli – similar
Bracelets – Goldy + Mac – similar

I wore this for a full Saturday’s worth of LOTT fun, walking the fellows through speed networking, updating their LinkedIn profiles, practicing public speaking, and discussing parameters for professional and interview dress. We have gotten some wonderfully warm days lately, but I wouldn’t say we’re totally past tights-wearing weather just yet. However, we LOTT it up in a St. Paul office building basement and it can get pretty warm in there after five or six hours, so I braved bare legs. With all that gesticulating and chatting and getting revved about women’s leadership, I was plenty warm. read more

Dressed for: Retro Rocker

Already Pretty outfit featuring green cardigan, navy Land's End dress, gray tights, gray Tsubo boots, three strand sparkly necklace, gray snakeskin belt

Cardigan – thrifted – similar
Dress – Land’s End (mine from last year, but same style still available)
Tights – good question – similar
Belt – thrifted – similar
Boots – Tsubo Faline
Necklace – courtesy The Bibelot Shop
Earrings – Ashley Spatula

This is another outfit that got worn while working a shift at Corset. It doesn’t strike me as particularly retro, but while I was chatting with a truly adorable older gal she suddenly grabbed my arm and said, “You’ve got such a fun retro look going on!” I wondered if the new spiky ‘do would clash with some of my dressing preferences, but I’m actually enjoying the juxtaposition. Retro rocker it is. read more

Dressed for: Thievery

Already Pretty outfit featuring argyle sweater, gingham shirt, cobalt skinny jeans, black ankle booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody, pearl bracelets

Argyle sweater – thrifted – similar
Gingham shirt – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Lucky Brand via eBaysimilar
Necklaces – thrifted and courtesy SBG Designs
Bracelets – clothing swap – similar
Earrings – Realia by Jen
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

I’ll admit it: I stole this outfit directly from a Land’s End catalog page. Although they showed a red argyle cardigan instead of a pullover and black mocs instead of booties, the rest is verbatim. I’d be ashamed for my blatant outfit plagiarism except that I was so dumbfounded to find that I had the exact pieces already in my wardrobe, two of them thrifted. I mean really, what are the chances? read more