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: Watercolors

Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy ponte dress, Tsubo Acrea, Falke tights, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote, watercolor print scarf

Scarf – BeckSöndergaard via Jessica Rose
Dress – Target (no longer available) – similarbudget
Tights – Spanx
Shoes – Acrea courtesy Tsubo
Bag – Mid-City Tote courtesy Foley + Corinna
Earrings – Realia by Jen

I wore this to my dear friend Christina’s baby shower on a day considerably warmer than this! My watercolor-print scarf drew lots of compliments, and I’m eager to give it another outing. I’m pondering doing a month of scarf-inclusive outfits, either in December or January. Since I acquired bales of new scarves on the UK trip, I figure I should get ’em into rotation! Plus, I’m eternally cold and nothing keeps me cozy like a giant, lofty scarf. read more

Dressed for: Pink Pops

Already Pretty outfit featuring black blazer, black brooch, hot pink top, striped full skirt, pink tights, Coclico boots

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Brooch – thrifted – similar
Top – Old Navy (no longer available) – similar color
Skirt – Sandee Royalty – similar thru size 36
Tights – Express (no longer available) – similar color
Boots – Coclico via eBay – more Coclico boots
Earrings – CJ Rose Boutique

The increasingly shorter, increasingly darker days are starting to get to me, friends. I don’t feel much like myself and my supply of perkiness is dwindling. This outfit was an attempt to use color and pattern to lift my spirits, and it definitely helped. Nothing like some bold stripes and pops of bright pink to energize a gal. read more