Dressed for: Bridging

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, magenta tank top, multicolored scarf, navy full skirt, magenta tights, gray Tsubo Acrea

Denim jacket – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Tank – Old Navy – (no longer available) – similar
Scarf – stole it from my mom – similar
Skirt, Anthropologie Field Skirt (no longer available) – similar
Belt – thrifted – similar
Tights – Target
Shoes – Tsubo Acrea
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar

What I wanted was an all navy and magenta outfit with a few gray accents. But try as I might, I couldn’t make it work without adding the scarf as a bridging piece to tie it all together. The scarf made the jacket possible, and an outfit compromise was born! read more

Dressed for: Stripy Simplicity

Already Pretty outfit featuring green stripe asymmetric zip sweater, skinny jeans, Frye Vera Slouch boots

Sweater – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Earrings – courtesy Silver Speck

The Gap is my kryptonite, I swear. My mom and I wandered in while I was visiting Chicago, and this sweater absolutely leapt into my arms. It’s not the most versatile piece in the world, as it looks a bit odd worn unzipped and is too long in the body to wear with skirts, but it’s heavy, cozy, comfy, and form-fitting so a great bet for MN winters and springs. Its first outfit is extremely simple, but I felt fabulous in it nonetheless. read more

Dressed for: Revisions

Already Pretty outfit featuring cobalt blue cardigan, striped full skirt dress, black opaque tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, black bib necklace

Cardigan – J.Crew Factory
Dress – Old Navy (no longer available) – similar
Belt – a shop in SF – similar
Tights – SPANX High-waisted Tight-End Tights
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Necklace – Target (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Target (no longer available) – similar

I tried this combination with my black and white dot dress a few weeks ago, but decided that the structure and weight of this striped dress worked better. The shape also allowed me to add the belt and bib necklace, which tie it all together. read more