Posts Tagged: Steve Madden Banddit boots

Dressed for: Gifted Dots

Already Pretty outfit featuring black merino sweater, polka dot jeans, polka dot scarf, Steve Madden Banddit boots

Black sweater – thrifted – similar
Scarf – hand-me-down – similar
Polka dot jeans – gift – similar
Boots – Steve Madden Banddit via Opitz (no longer available) – pairs on eBay
Earrings – Target

I didn’t realize it when I threw this outfit together, but both polka dot pieces have family ties. The scarf was inherited from Husband Mike‘s sweet aunt who passed away several years ago. It’s got a navy background on one side and black on the other, so it’s completely perfect for this mix of blacks and blues. The jeans were my Christmas gift from my parents, and I’ve had such fun wearing them. I thought about both family members with love when I wore the outfit, but my brain just never connected that I’d picked two significant pieces from two different loving sources. read more

Dressed for: The Gauge

Already Pretty outfit featuring Icelandic sweater, Karen Kane jeggings, Steve Madden Banddit boots

Sweater tunic – bought on our trip to Icelandmore Icelandic sweaters
Turtleneck sweaterdress – thrifted – similar
Skinnies – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Steve Madden Banddit via Opitz (no longer available) – pairs on eBay
Earrings – Urban Outfittters (no longer available) – similar

I can accurately gauge how cold a winter has been by counting how many times I’ve worn this Icelandic wool sweater tunic on weekend days. I’d say we’re up to at least a dozen wears so far this season. When the windchill hits double digits below zero, there’s nothing quite so effective at fending off the chill as Icelandic wool. It’s thick and a little itchy (hence the sweaterdress), but dang, it is WARM. read more