Dressed for: Rugged and Refined

Already Pretty outfit featuring asymmetric blazer, navy corduroy skirt, John Fluevog Adriana Luna boots, brown tights

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Skirt – Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express (no longer available in this color) – similar
Boots – John Fluevog Adriana Luna
Earrings – Glass Garden Beads

Hmmm, it occurs to me that, since I never wear this blazer unbuttoned it might actually be … a shirt. A very wooly, structured shirt. Probably not since someone else might opt to wear it open, but if we’re defining things by how they’re used and worn instead of how they’re intended to be used and worn, this is totally a shirt. read more

Dressed for: A Pretty Pile of Baubles

Already Pretty outfit featuring navy blazer, plaid shirt, statement necklace, skinny jeans, Frye Vera Slouch boots, J.W. Hulme bag

Blazer – Elie Tahari via Opitzsimilar
Shirt – thrifted – similar
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Necklaces – H&M, Ideeli, and Target
Bag – J.W. Hulme

It’s been a while since I did a necklace pile, but once I got going with this outfit it was hard to stop. Everything else felt marvelously tomboyish, so gobs of rhinestones created the perfect balance. I wore this for a cozy girls’ night in chatting with a dear friend. read more

Dressed for: Heritage

Already Pretty outfit featuring J.Crew heart intarsia sweater, Coach duffle handbag, red tights, black full skirt, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, red plaid scarf

Sweater – J.Crew via eBaysimilar
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights РExpress (old but these are the same)
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Scarf – bought at a tourist shop in Edinburgh – similar
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Coach Duffle

There are two pieces of personal heritage in this outfit, one more legit than the other.

My great grandmother’s maiden name was Stewart, so my mom and I always assumed we had some Scottish blood and I made sure to nab a few items in the Stewart tartan while in Scotland, including this gorgeous wool scarf. My grandma recently told us she doesn’t think that’s right … but Mom and I are sticking to our story. We like the idea of being somewhat Scottish. read more