Dressed for: More Military

Already Pretty outfit featuring camouflage scarf, moto vest, skinny jeans, Kork-Ease booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody

Scarf – Nordstrom
Leather vest – Bagatelle via Neiman Marcus
Shirt – garage sale – similar (baby tweed color)
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Kork-Ease Maxine (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay
Earrings – gift – similar
Bracelet – J.Crew via eBay –  similar items

How could I NOT post this outfit, in light of our look at military dressing influences earlier this week? The moto vest may hint at my hidden desire to join the Hell’s Angels, but the olive green shirt and camo-print scarf are all army. Eeesh. Kinda hilarious, really. I am terrified of motorcycles and get winded after running for a block. No biker gang or armed force in their right mind would ever take me. Then again, I adore my tulle skirt and would make any actual ballerina choke on her own laughter with my dance moves. read more

Dressed for: Tourist Memories

Already Pretty outfit featuring plaid scarf, navy sweater, olive green pleated skirt, Frye Vera Slouch boots

Scarf – souvenir shop in Edinburgh – similar
Sweater – garage sale – similar
Skirt – eBaysimilar color
Tights – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Earrings – thrifted – similar

I’ve determined that my ideal scarf style is large, rectangular, and very thin/lightweight. All of my favorite and most-worn scarves have these traits in common. Husband Mike made fun of me when I bought five plaid scarves from the same souvenir shop on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, but he has since complimented me on several of them. SO I WIN. read more

Dressed for: Giant Steps

Already Pretty outfit featuring waxed denim moto jacket, olive green tee, drapey pleated pants, Corso Como Del pumps, spike necklace

Moto – ASOS (no longer available) – similar
Tee – Gap (no longer available) – similar color (olive Tuscan)
Pants – CAbisimilar
Heels – Del courtesy Corso Como
Necklace – H&M – similar
Earrings – courtesy Metalicious

I wore this to attend and moderate a panel at Giant Steps, a SUPER amazing local conference for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives. (You newsletter subscribers heard a bit about it earlier this week.) The conference is all day, and I knew I’d be doing plenty of walking and talking, but also lots of sitting and listening so I chose comfy, drapey fabrics and tough accents. For a more buttoned-up conference I’d have gone formal, but since this one is teeming with artists, musicians, restauranteurs, and other creative types, I felt free to mix it up a bit. read more