Dressed for: A Late-Breaking Tights Discovery

Already Pretty outfit featuring gray cowlneck sweater, mustard skirt, charcoal tights, stud bracelet, Timberland Stratham Heights boots, Coach handbag

Sweater – thrifted – similar
Skirt – Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar colorsimilar items
Tights – M.Rena courtesy Shop Adorn
Boots – Timberland Stratham Heights
Belt – Amazon – similar
Bracelet – courtesy The Bibelot Shops
Earrings – self-made – similar
Bag – Coach Duffle – larger version still available

When I think of leggings, I think of cotton blends. There are some synthetics floating around out there – in fact, I think all of the fleece-lined leggings are nylon- or rayon-based – but I prefer cotton for myself. My friends over at Shop Adorn raved about these M.Rena leggings so I jumped at the chance to try a pair … but they’re rayon. And one size, which means they’re a bit sheer on me. AND SO. They shall henceforth be one of my warmest pairs of tights! Thick but not nearly as thick as the fleece-lined kind, and marvelously comfy with a super high rise. I don’t wear leggings as pants and my cotton leggings look a bit odd worn under skirts, but these? These are legging-tights. Teggings. Lights? Whatever. I just wish I’d discovered them during the Deep Freeze months. read more

Dressed for: Outside In

Already Pretty outfit featuring black leather motorcycle jacket, pink sweater dress, Desigual printed scarf, Frye Vera Slouch boots, gray Express tights

Scarf – Desigual (no longer available) – more Desigual scarves
Leather jacket – Levi’s (no longer available) – similarfaux/budget
Dress – Moon via Skändal (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Earrings – gift – similar

Although I can’t shove my leather jackets under my down parka, I do occasionally wear them as blazer substitutes when I’m working from home all day. Since light jackets like this get approximately 40 seconds of seasonal wear here in MNs – what with the 20-second fall and 20-second spring we typically have – I love wearing these slightly outerwear-ish jackets indoors so they actually earn their keep. And since my 1925 bungalow is drafty despite a newish furnace and the all-important wintertime window plastic, a heavier outer layer for home-office days is always welcome. Especially when paired with a cozy, oversized scarf – my current obsession. read more

Dressed for: Hidden Matching

Already Pretty outfit featuring Echo Designs Times Square scarf, LOFT gray cotton flannel blazer, purple skirt, gray tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, Foley + Corinna Jet Set tote

Scarf – Echo Designs Times Square
Blazer – LOFT
Tee (it’s under there!) – Amber Sun (no longer available) – similar color
Skirt – Theory via eBaysimilar
Tights – erg, Target I think – similar color
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Bag – Foley + Corinna Jet Set
Earrings – White Sands Glass

There really is a tee under there. I swear. And it matches the color of that eBayed skirt SO PERFECTLY you’d swear they were made by the same company at the same time instead of years and several price ranges apart. I’ll have to pair them up again when it’s not ridiculously cold so you can marvel along with me. read more