Dressed for: A Black and White World

Already Pretty outfit featuring black cardigan, black and white stripe dress, Kate Spade glasses scarf, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody bag

Scarf – Kate Spade via eBay
Cardigan – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Dress – Joe Fresh (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Spanx
Boots – Timberland Stratham Heights (waterprooooof!)
Belt – Walgreens – similar
Earrings – Target (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

Adjusting to my new job and new schedule has meant that I haven’t had a lot of free time lately, and am rushing between appointments and tasks more than ever before. So I’ve been doing a LOT of outfits like this one: Black basics with a black and white print or pattern mix. It’s just shy of foolproof but still eye-catching. So if I only have 20 minutes between shower and shift, I’ll head to the boutique in something like this combo. read more

Dressed for: Prints Both Subtle and Bold

Already Pretty outfit featuring striped dress, black cardigan, magenta tights, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, Gudrun Sjödén scarf

Cardigan – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Dress – Old Navy (no longer available) – similar
Belt – Walgreenssimilar
Tights – Target (mine are old, but similar here in Fandango Pink)
Boots – Kork-Ease Alva via eBaypairs on eBay now
Scarf – Gudrun Sjödén
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay
Earrings – Target

Undoubtedly, you can see those stripes. They’re the bold print referenced in the post title. But the scarf is printed, too! An orangey-red floral on a bright magenta background. Tough to see from afar, but makes the scarf absolutely vibrate with color up close. I couldn’t find a way to bring red into the mix here, but think it’ll be easier when loads of layers aren’t required. Meaning summer. It’s almost summer, right? 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