Dressed for: The Way I Want to Look

Already Pretty outfit featuring moto jacket, Beatles graphic tee, boyfriend jeans, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Jacket – Athleta via eBaysimilarsustainable
Tee – eBaysimilarsecondhand options
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Dolce Vita Yazmina – similarsecondhand options
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Earrings – Jenny Bird (no longer available) – similar/sustainable

It’s been more than a year since I intentionally changed my style direction, but there are still plenty of days when I look in the mirror and feel like I’m not quite crafting the looks I really want to be wearing. Which is partially because my tastes often veer away from more mainstream badassery and off toward Post-apocalyptic Art Gallery Owner territory, partially because I’m a curvy girl with big hips who doesn’t look like Lou Dillon in a moto or slouchy jeans, and partially because it just takes a while to change your look. But this outfit felt like a success – this is how I want to look. Casual, slightly rumpled, but comfy, happy, a little bit edgy, and 100% me.

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10 Responses to “Dressed for: The Way I Want to Look”

  1. poodletail

    Success! I knew this gorgeous badass was within you from the first Sally Badger post I ever read. Love your look ever so much, Sal. Your hair, my gawd! It suits you to a T.

  2. Rebekah Jaunty

    “Which is partially because my tastes often veer away from more
    mainstream badassery and off toward Post-apocalyptic Art Gallery Owner

    That sounds glorious. Congratulations on getting closer and closer to your dream image!

  3. marsha_calhoun

    So gratifying to know you are looking the way you want to look, which makes you feel the way you want to feel (as background to the rest of life, that is)!

  4. Fat White Cat

    Love it! Would also love to see a timeline of your style evolution!

  5. Amy Rothenfeld

    Love love love. It looks great and the hair is bad ass. I wish I could have the patience to do that with my hair but can’t get past the 2 inches before I cut it off again. And my hair is half inch long

  6. Jenny

    I’m not quite sure I understand what you mean by “mainstream badassery” and “Post-apocalyptic Art Gallery Owner” because clothes do not the badass make. It’s the person in them– their actions, the way they behave, the things they accomplish. I guess I just prefer to wear my clothes and put my mark on them, not let them wear me. I always thought THAT was your message: that you shunned labels and went for quirky things that weren’t always mainstream. This “reinvention” seems to be about labeling and more labeling. Not snarking– just curious as to how you’ve arrived at these labels. You seem happiest when you wear what you want to wear– the heck with the labels.

  7. Linda B

    Love this outfit on you and I think I’d love wearing it too. I am also still muddling along with my own sartorial reinvention, veering between this sort of style, but also some “minimalism”, and the “old me” in flared skirts and dresses. I find it fascinating that the latter still garners more compliments, and the newer looked, especially the more minimal styles I feel so happy in, go unnoticed.