Dressed for: The Lovely Long Autumn

Already Pretty outfit featuring olive raincoat, marled turtleneck sweater, combat boots

Coat – Athleta via eBay (a few on eBay now) – similarsustainable
Sweater – thrifted – similarsustainable
Jeans – H&Msimilarsustainable
Boots – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similarused/sustainable
Earrings – Ashley Spatula

Husband Mike pointed out that I never show my coats in outfit posts, which is typically because we have 10 minutes of fall and then six months of winter so I mostly wear a giant down parka. But this unexpectedly long and warm autumn has meant my lightweight coats have gotten a workout, including this used Athleta trench that made the recent trip to New York with me. It replaced a beloved jacket – also thrifted – that finally bit the dust after about six years of getting stained, doused in Palmolive, and washed. I take my jackets off to eat, I swear. I have no idea how I got salad dressing on that thing two dozen times … read more

Dressed for: Almost Animal Print

Already Pretty outfit featuring polka dot shirt, moto pants, fringe booties, black pendant necklace

Top – H&M – similar
Pants – Prairie Underground courtesy Shop Adorn
Booties – Sam Edelman Louie
Bag – Rough & Tumble
Necklace – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Patinaexact same
Bracelet – via Ideelsimilar

Before I switched up my style aesthetic, most of the prints and patterns in my wardrobe were pretty vibrant and often a little retro, which means that most of them have been handed down, sold, or donated over the past few months. But I realized I was missing the movement and interest added by prints, so I picked up this top which is both neutral and cut with a curved hem, one of my favorite design elements. It’s reminiscent of animal print, but nothing I’ve ever seen on an actual critter. So it’s interesting, flattering … and somewhat mysterious. read more

Dressed for: Mixed Neutrals, Mixed Metals

Already Pretty outfit featuring Karen Kane asymmetric tunic, Karen Kane zuma jeans, ankle boots, layered chain necklace, handmade leather bag

Tunic – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available in this color) – tank version
Jeans – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available in this color) – similar
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Necklaces – thrifted – similar look
Bracelet – Seasons on St. Croix Gallerysimilar
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Stick Dog Leather

Ahhh, two of my favorites in one outfit: Mixed neutrals and mixed metals. Throw in a little asymmetry, and I’m happy as can be. This tunic is sold out in black on the Karen Kane site, but there are still a few left at Zappos and the plus size version at 6pm. It’s a mid-weight knit that’s ideal for transitional weather, which is what we’re still having these days. Not complaining, though: 50 degrees is my temperature sweet spot. read more