Posts Tagged: black full skirt

Dressed for: Heritage

Already Pretty outfit featuring J.Crew heart intarsia sweater, Coach duffle handbag, red tights, black full skirt, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, red plaid scarf

Sweater – J.Crew via eBaysimilar
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express (old but these are the same)
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Scarf – bought at a tourist shop in Edinburgh – similar
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Coach Duffle

There are two pieces of personal heritage in this outfit, one more legit than the other.

My great grandmother’s maiden name was Stewart, so my mom and I always assumed we had some Scottish blood and I made sure to nab a few items in the Stewart tartan while in Scotland, including this gorgeous wool scarf. My grandma recently told us she doesn’t think that’s right … but Mom and I are sticking to our story. We like the idea of being somewhat Scottish. read more

Dressed for: Presenting in a Bar

Already Pretty outfit featuring Ikat scarf, pink sweater, black full skirt, pink tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 Tall boots, Kate Spade polka dot bag

Scarf – thrifted – similar colors
Sweater – thrifted – similar (in neon fuchsia)
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Target (no longer available) – similar
Studded wrap bracelet, Streets Ahead via Ideeli – similar
Tights – Express
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65 Tall Boots
Bag – Kate Spade Carlisle Street Sylvie Satchel via eBay

I wore this to give a presentation to members of Springboard for the Arts and YNPN Twin Cities over at the Icehouse. And let me tell you, presenting in a bar is FUN. (Photo evidence here.) Everyone is relaxed, the atmosphere is casual, and people are much less shy about hitting you with tough questions. Which I love. Q&A is always the best part of my speaking gigs! read more

Dressed for: Buttoning Up

Already Pretty outfit featuring asymmetric blazer, black full skirt, burgundy boots

Blazer – thrifted – similar shape
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – SPANX High-waisted Tight-End Tights
Boots – Sam Edelman Seraphina
Earrings – came with a necklace – similar details

I thrifted this blazer a year or so ago, and I still adore its shape and details … but I’ve realized that it looks completely weird worn unbuttoned. The flaps hang open at odd angles and the shaping at the sides is completely lost. So I guess it’s more of a top than a blazer! read more