Dressed for: Dream Boots

Already Pretty outfit featuring Neon Buddha car coat, printed leggings, Frye Veronica tall strappy

Tunic – Neon Buddha Car Jacket courtesy LISSA the Shop
Leggings – Lysse via eBaysustainable option
Boots – Frye Veronica Strap via eBay
Bag – Sanctuary via eBaysimilar/sustainable
Earring – Jenny Bird (no longer available) – similar/sustainable

I stalked these boots, friends. Patiently, and for many months. FINALLY a used pair in my size popped up on eBay and I pounced with extreme glee. I made sure the vendor took returns because boots with foot-long fringe might or might not look amazing in person. But they arrived, I fell in love, and we’ve been happily together ever since. Versatile, they’re not. But they sure can elevate a simple outfit. read more

Dressed for: Comfy Cozy

Already Pretty outfit featuring marl sweater, cargo joggers, McQ Puma sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Sweater – thrifted – similarsustainable
Pants – Hue (no longer available) – similarsustainble
Sneakers – McQ for Puma via eBay – more pairs on eBay
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Earrings – The Wellington Boot – similar

The last time I owned a pair of high-tops was in high school. They were black Converse All-Stars and they were at least a half-size too big for me, but I wore them until they fell apart. I could’ve sworn I’d shown this McQ/Puma pair on the blog before, but it must’ve been in the newsletter instead. They’re far comfier than the Cons ever were, and a perfect partner to my ancient Hue sweats and best-thrift-purchase-of-the-winter sweater. read more

Dressed for: The Big Sweaters

Already Pretty outfit featuring Iceland sweater, leather leggings, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, black ankle boots

Sweater – Nordic Store (handknit/no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Turtleneck – thrifted – similar/sustainable
Leggings – Lysse via eBay
Boots – Clarks Fernwood Lake via eBay
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Sunglasses – Quay
Earrings – Design in Your Heart

Here’s a great example of being over-prepared: Having lived through countless Minnesota winters that involved long stretches of sub-zero temperatures, and being a person who is naturally SUPER cold, I finally sprung for some truly massive sweaters to wear when this one was at the cleaners. The one you see here has been on my wishlist for at least three years, and was ordered direct from a lovely woman named Helga who told me that since it was out of stock, they’d have to knit one up special for me. Totally worth the investment and the month-long wait. ALTHOUGH this blissfully abbreviated winter meant I only wore it once. read more