Dressed for: Not So Long Ago

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue Pure Handknit sweater, black jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, black beanie

Hat – Casualbox
Sweater -Pure Handknit via LISSA the Shop – get an extra 10% off sale prices with code PRETTY10
Jeans – Old Navy (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – LD Tuttle via eBay
Earrings – Pulso
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable

I’m gonna hit you with a few multi-outfit posts until my late November/December photos get used up and we can move on to more recent snowy shots!

This Pure Handknit sweater adds a welcome pop of color to my winter wardrobe, and it’s comfy, warm, and washable to boot. This particular style is sold out, but others are on sale at LISSA the shop, an you can get an extra 10% off sale prices with code PRETTY10.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring longline blazer, duster, black leggings, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Jealous tote bag

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable
Sweater shell – thrifted – similarsustainable
Leggings – Hue via eBaysimilarsustainable
Boots – Clarks Fernwood Lake via eBay
Bag- Rebecca Minkoff Jealous via eBay – more on eBay
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Lava 9similar/sustainable

I generally fear shoulder pads, but with this sleek, collarless jacket they seem to work. More sculptural than linebacker, or so I hope. Have I mentioned how happy I am that long jackets are getting some fashion-industry love this season? SO happy.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy sweater with leather patches, faux leather pants, platform ankle boots, fringe handbag

Sweater – eBaysimilar/sustainable
Pants – NYDJ via Corset – pairs on eBay
Boots – Parnu courtesy ECCO
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Patinasimilarsustainable

You can’t quite see them in this photo, but the sweater has some faux leather patches – visible in the detail shots below. Naturally, that meant pairing it with my faux leather-front pants for optimum badassery.


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7 Responses to “Dressed for: Not So Long Ago”

  1. Ruth Slavid

    This really makes me aware of how much I shop by categories. If I were really austere and only had four pairs of shoes and three pairs of trousers it would make more sense. But I have too much stuff. Nevertheless, i look at this and think my goodness, she has three pairs of black ankle boots. whereas in my mind that is a category – ankle boots – black. Only one allowed. Ditto ‘jeans – blue’. Or ‘jeans black’. Do you not do this, or do you just break down your categories further – eg ankle boots – black – suede. Or ankle boots – black – with heel? I don’t mind if you tell me I am crazy – this is beginning to sound a bit bonkers to me too!

    • Sally McGraw

      Hi Ruth! There are definitely some categories that get filled by one item for me – I don’t need multiple denim jackets, black maxi skirts, red blouses, any pair of tights, or any pair of sandals. But I have actual doubles of my favorite white and black tee shirts, and similar “doubles” of items I wear constantly like utility jackets, jeans, and black ankle boots.

      The similar ones, though, always have design differences – the utility jackets are different colors, lengths, and materials; the jeans are different washes or styles, and the ankle boots have different shaft and heel heights as well as embellishments. With ankle boots, a centimeter or two can make a HUGE difference in how they look on your foot, ankle, and leg, in my opinion. So I suppose I do break my categories down further!

  2. No Fear of Fashion

    ooh.. I love the all black outfit. Especially the jacket. Looks so good on you. Actually I love every piece in this outfit. And the red sweater suits you very well too.

  3. Katy

    Ohmigod I am in love with you!!! you are such a badass and stand for everything I want out of fashion: comfort, fun, edge. I found you on reddit and I am so thankful; I’ve been looking at fashion blogs for the past year or two but I’d never found a style I connected with as much as yours–they were either too impractically edgy/street style or wayyyyyy too girlie (how many LDS bloggers can you HAVE??? >9000). You’re also the first fashion blogger whose writing I actually read. Anyway, keep on keepin’ on and happy new year!