Dressed for: Two-Timing

Already Pretty outfit featuring navy tank, plaid skirt, yellow leather tote, Corso Como Del nude pumps, rhinestone statement necklace

Sweater shell – thrifted – similar
Necklace – gift – this is the one
Skirt – thrifted – similar shapesimilar colors
Tote – Elliott Lucca via eBaysimilar
Pumps – Corso Como Del
Earrings – thrifted – similar
Bracelet – thrifted – similar

This thrifted skirt has been a summer favorite for years. I just love the unexpectedly light, bright colors in that tartan and the swishy silk construction. I wore it twice in recent weeks, keeping the same jewelry in both outfits and swapping tops, bags, and shoes. This first was worn on a recent muggy day of meetings and writing at home. And that top is navy, I SWEAR, just like the navy in the skirt.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring yellow cable sweater, plaid skirt, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote, Ecco Royan, rhinestone statement necklace

Sweater – via Ideelisimilar
Necklace – gift – this is the one
Skirt – thrifted – similar shape – similar colors
Wedges – Royan courtesy ECCO
Earrings – thrifted – similar
Bracelet – thrifted – similar
Bag – gift – Foley + Corinna Mid-City

This version was worn for a day in the boutique, and I’m sad to say that the sweater bit the dust afterward. I’ve had it for several years and always forget that it starts out tight and after several hours of wearing begins to sag oddly. Especially in the sleeves, which were at least double in circumference by day’s end. So strange.

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8 Responses to “Dressed for: Two-Timing”

  1. crtfly

    Sal,

    Do you have any idea what is going on with the sweater? Especially with the sleeves? I have an LL Bean sweater that looks like yours but mine doesn’t shrink and grow at will, thank goodness.

    Chris

    • Sally McGraw

      Hi Chris! My guess is that it’s a combination of fiber content and construction. Ribbed materials tend to relax with wear, and cables are essentially super-wide ribs so they can pull at the less dense/heavy knitting and cause relaxation. And this sweater had very little natural fiber content, so it didn’t have a lot of structural integrity. Your Bean sweater is probably mostly cotton, so it’ll hold up to wear MUCH better!

  2. colormehappy

    very cute! I like both ensembles. I particularly love the pink-coral-red bag!–LP

  3. fashionforgiants

    I really like the skirt with the black tank. LOL. I kid, I kid. I do love the skirt though, especially with the citron bag!

  4. Tanya Brayer

    Bummer about the sweater. It looked fantastic with that skirt!!! And I love, love, love the pink bag.

  5. Corinne

    The differences in climates and how it affects our clothes amaze me. I have a couple of sweaters just like the chartreuse on you are wearing here – but they are deep winter sweater for me, They only come out to play Jan – early March! (Dallas Texas) Just looking at that outfit is making me sweat. But that skirt is AWESOME!!! I love it!

    However my sweaters do the exact same thing! By the end of the day the are baggy and lumpy and the sleeves are elephant size! But whenever I put them back on they fit, so I keep them. But, it is time for them to be gone! I can do better and deserve better. Thank you!!

  6. Amy Blankenship

    Maybe it’s how the colors came through in the photos, but I was not liking the brown shoes in the look, especially with the yellow bag. Maybe some navy shoes like the Michael More espadrilles Macy’s has with a zipper down the front.