Dressed for: Minor Adjustments

Already Pretty outfit featuring black blazer, Desigual skirt, black booties, Rebecca Minkoff studded MAB mini, red bib necklace

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Tee – Target (old) – similar
Skirt – Desigual via Ideeli – more Desigual
Tights – Commando courtesy Peek Brooklyn
Booties – Maxstudio (no longer available) – similar shape
Necklace – eBay – similar
Earrings –  HSokol
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mab Mini – via eBay

I wanted this skirt to work with loads of red, but it just didn’t. So I reverted to black, as I did back in December of 2012, and made some minor adjustments to the formula, adding a blazer for warmth and black booties for a slightly different silhouette. Hey, if it ain’t broke …

Are you likely to riff off of old outfit formulas that worked in the past? It’s a great way to build on pre-tested ideas!


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10 Responses to “Dressed for: Minor Adjustments”

  1. Nebraskim

    I think the black works because it moves the skirt to a soloist star status rather than a player in the all-red orchestra, if you get my metaphor. Also, you now get to showcase the necklace, which would have been lost in a column of matchy reds.

    I started to wear a black jacket today with a pair of pants and realized that the reason I had never thought the look worked well, was because the jacket is the wrong length….it’s a skirt jacket, not a pants jacket. Thanks to your great tutorial post a few days ago, I found a better topper for today’s outfit.

  2. TexasAggieMom

    This outfit works so well! I love the way the colors pop against the snowy background, and it looks very “classic Sally” to me. What a great way to break up the monotony of winter clothing; something I am trying hard to do, but black and grey just say “February” to me. I tried wearing red every day of Valentine’s week, but it was too cold for several outfits I had chosen, Oh well, I now have five good ways to wear red that I had not previously thought of.

  3. Laurel H

    Oooh, I love Desigual and you’ve styled it perfectly–with pared-down items that let the skirt shine so it’s not too OTT, as Nebraskim said.

    As for old outfits, I not only riff off them but I repeat them frequently. Working from home, no one is the wiser. If it ain’t broke….

  4. Barbara

    That skirt is amazing. You could wear it with almost anything and it would steal the show…! Maybe you’ll create a summer outfit with it and show us in a few months…

  5. Ruth

    How interesting to see this. You look great and yet in principle I hate three of the key pieces – I don’t just mean hate them for me but, I would have said, for anybody. The skirt because I think, despite its high prices, Desigual looks cheap. The necklace ditto. And the bag because although I love the colour I hate the basket weave effect. I would sneer at all those in a shop. And yet you look great and classy in them. Definitely clever dressing.
    Mind you, I do worry about you slipping on the ice in those boots…

  6. Vildy

    I’m not into brightly colored outfits but this I would wear in a heartbeat. Saved the pic for inspiration, I like it that much!

  7. Eleanorjane

    That’s a really cute bag! I like the pops of colour on black.

    And yes, I re-wear outfits all the time and tweak outfits all the time? Surely everyone does?