Dressed for: Lightweights

Already Pretty outfit featuring Gudrun Sjoden tunic, clamdiggers, orange pumps, J.W. Hulme tote

Tunic – Gudrun Sjödén
Jeans – Gap, cropped by me (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Easy Spirit via Opitz – similar
Bracelets – various – similar look
Earrings – Bijoux De L’Au Dela Jewelrysimilar
Bag – J.W. Hulme (no longer available) – similar look

We haven’t hit the true dog days of summer just yet, which means I want lightweight layers but still opt for some coverage. These cropped-by-me jeans have been a warm weather standby for years, but the airy printed tunic is a new addition. Leave it to Gudrun to create such a lively, unique print in a wonderfully summery cotton. read more

Dressed for: Comfy Simplicity

Already Pretty outfit featuring navy Karen Kane dress, watercolor floral scarf, metallic ballet flats. Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote

Scarf – Target (no longer available) – similar colorssimilar pattern
Dress – courtesy Karen Kane
Flats – Hush Puppies (no longer available) – similar
Bag – gift – Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote
Earrings – Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka
Bracelets – Target (no longer available) – similar

I wore this for a shift at Corset, and felt marvelously comfortable all day long in my jersey dress and bronze flats. Next to utility jackets, metallic flats are the item I recommend most to my clients. I veer away from the mirror-shiny ones, but subtle bronzes are amazingly versatile. I’ve had this pair for a couple of years and it never ceases to amaze me how many outfits they complement. read more

Dressed for: Brights and Braids

Already Pretty outfit featuring pink wool moto jacket, Nanette Lepore dress, ECCO Sculptured 65 boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody, cashmere scarf

Wool moto – Gap (no longer available) – a few on eBaysimilar look
Dress – Nanette Lepore courtesy Dalitka
Tights – Spanx
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Cashmere scarf – gift – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay
Earring – BGB Jewelry

I’m trying my best to bring some bright colors back into rotation as we plow through the dead of winter, and this nearly neon moto is definitely helping. It’s several months old, but since it is constructed from a sturdy, lined, boiled wool it is earning its keep as a great option for subzero days. read more