Dressed for: Denim and Dots

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, thrifted pindot dress, black Freebird cowboy boots, fringe handbag, Tarina Tarantino skull bracelet

Denim jacket – Kut from the Kloth (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Dress – thrifted – similar – sustainable / plus size sustainable
Boots – Freebird by Steven Pikessustainable
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Bracelet – Tarina Tarantino (made in the U.S.) – a few on eBay
Earrings – Luli Designssimilar

I’m pretty sure this thrifted dress hails from the 80s. You can’t see its best features – sweetheart neckline and cross-back straps – but every time I pull it on I feel like I should have a walk-on in “Heathers.” Teamed with my trusty denim jacket and cowboy boots it’s still a little retro, but modern enough for my taste.

(See the neckline bit better here in a 2013 outfit post!)

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7 Responses to “Dressed for: Denim and Dots”

  1. fashionforgiants

    This is perfection. Your hair looks AMAZING and this whole outfit makes me envious! LOVE.

  2. Ruth Slavid

    Love the look, but two questions. First what made this decidedly cute dress survive the great transition? Is it simply because it is monochrome? Because it is certainly girly in a way that I like, but I thought that you no longer did. Although I am a big fan of the way that a denim jacket can ‘neutralise’ a look that feels otherwise over-dressy.
    And secondly, I looked back at that earlier post and you were wearing it with a leather harness. Now to me that harness is a distinctly uncomfortable look that I could never imagine wearing (setting aside the fact that my boobs are far too big) because it looks, to my taste, too close to bondage/ fetish wear. But if you are going for a badass/ kickass etc look, does that still feature?

    • Sally McGraw

      Hi Ruth! Monochrome was part of it, but also that it paired well with jackets and was worked well as the traditionally “feminine” piece in an edgy mix. And yes, the harness stuck around and I still love it. Definitely not an everyday piece, but still in rotation!