Dressed for: Years in the Making

Already Pretty outfit featuring Kokoon burnout top, silk cargo crops, snakeskin pumps, Kali Butterfly necklace

Burnout top – courtesy Kokoon (they’re local!)
Pants – Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern (sold out in this color) – similar
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Bracelets – Bibelot and Sage K and Co
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar

We do a lot of art fairing during the summer, and this season I met up with not one but TWO jewelry designers that I’ve admired for ages. I’ve stalked Kali Butterfly on Etsy for many years, but could never commit to a piece somehow. When I finally got a chance to handle Vanessa’s wares in person, I was surprised that this long pendant was what jumped out at me, but I love it completely. She showed me how it can be doubled up and worn short, but I adore the unexpected length. (Will divulge the other designer when I get a chance to wear my other new necklace!)

Do you attend art and craft fairs? Ever run into an artist or designer whose work you’ve loved for ages?


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6 Responses to “Dressed for: Years in the Making”

  1. Sarah

    Which art fair did you go to? We only made it to Powderhorn this year. I don’t always buy anything but my mom would go every year and buy something every time. I used to go to the fairs in downtown Chicago when I lived there. I would go to this one woman’s booth every time and never buy for the same reason you said. Then one time I went and got the biggest necklace I have ever owned. It has a million beads.

    I love local art.

    • Sally

      This was purchased at an art fair outside Chicago, actually, but we hit Powderhorn, Uptown, and Loring this year.

  2. Jasmine Maki

    Wow! I love the necklace! It’s the perfect length; I’ve been obsessing over long necklaces all summer. It’s so fun to go to craft and jewelry shows and see what everyone’s working on.

  3. LP

    This is a perfect outfit (for many I’d guess, but certainly for you). The cuts, proportions and colors are just so flattering and it is all so chic. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Jen

    Yes! I try to buy hand-crafted pieces when I’m going to throw down some dough. There’s a lady who I’ve bought several pieces from in my area who makes necklaces and earrings out of antique buttons. I inherited a great big “button box” from my great-grandmother and I even had this lady make a couple of necklaces for me from g-g’s buttons. She used to frequent craft fairs in my area but I haven’t seen her in a year or two. I always get compliments and “ooo, where did you buy that?!” when I wear her jewelry. I think her company is Victoria’s Buttons, but I can’t find her on Etsy. I need to dig out her card and call and see if she’s still selling. I’m gonna check out the artist who made your necklace–I like it a lot!

  5. No fear of fashion

    I try to minimize my visits to these kind of fairs as I am game for everything.
    I did run into somebody once at a jewellery and arts/crafts fair who was just visiting like me. And she made the prettiest necklaces herself and was an artist. Loved what she was wearing. Did not buy anything at the fair but ended up buying 15 necklaces of this women over a period of 3 years.