Posts Tagged: black ankle boots

Dressed for: Rare Ruffles

Already Pretty outfit featuring ruffle jacket, linen tee shirt, leather pants, black ankle boots, fringe handbag

Jacket – thrifted via Twicesimilar look
Tee – thrifted via Twicesimilar fiber contentsimilar shape
Pants – NYDJ via Corset – still available here
Boots – Steve Madden Winola (almost sold out) – similar
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – similar look
Earrings – Corset

OK, technically there’s a bit of snow waaaay back behind me. But let’s just pretend it’s not there.

Ruffles aren’t usually my thing. I’ve owned maybe two ruffle-detail items in the past 20 years, and neither ever went into heavy rotation. But recently I’ve unearthed a couple that can definitely be styled into the badass genre, including this collarless wool jacket which works well with the faux leather pants. It probably won’t get much wear this season, but I’m glad to have it my stash for next fall. (The other badass-ruffle item is also from Twice – a black cotton blouse that will make an appearance once it gets a bit warmer!) read more

Dressed for: Pattern and Texture

Already Pretty outfit featuring coated denim jacket, houndstooth scarf, olive green tee, dark wash jeans, black ankle boots

Scarf – thrifted – similar
Jacket – Silver
Tee – thrifted – similar (olive color)
Jeans – H&M (not sure these are the same ones) – similar
Booties – Steve Madden (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Bag – Corset (no longer available) – similar

I’m a big fan of coated denim. Certain finishes look extremely leather-like, and others add texture like the subtle reptile print on this jacket. I’ve been loving solids lately, but enjoyed this pop of busy print atop the black-on-black pattern. Stealth print mixing. read more

Dressed for: Replacement

Already Pretty outfit featuring leather sleeve jacket, leopard scarf, slouchy pants, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Scarf – Nordstrom
Jacket – Vince Camuto
Tee – Alternative Apparel (mine via Ragstock)
Pants – Gap (no longer available online but I’ve seen them in stores) – similar look
Booties – Steve Madden (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Earring – The Wellington Boot
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape

I lost my leopard scarf. I think I’ve had that thing for six or seven years and I can’t believe I was so careless. When I arrive at my destination and remove my coat, I typically shove my scarf in my coat sleeve and drape the coat over my chair. It must’ve slipped out and gotten left behind. I missed it almost immediately, and hunted around for a replacement. This Nordstrom one is a bit more washed out than my old one, but I might actually like it BETTER. Soft, thin, huge, goes with everything. Maybe not so much of a loss after all. read more