Daily Outfit: 9/27/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring white AllSaints Aditya dress, military jacket, pearl bracelets, Frye Harness 12R, Infrared Studio skull earrings

Olive jacket, thrifted – similar
White dress – AllSaints Aditya – similar style/budget option
Boots, Frye Harness 12R
Bracelets, thrifted – similar
Earrings, Infrared Studio

I adore the poofy collar on this AllSaints dress, which, in its natural state, is marvelously dramatic. But it looked decidedly goofy spilling out over the collar of my jacket, so I wedged it inside. I’m also using my beloved fashion tape to create false lapels on this collarless jacket. So much deception packed into one outfit …

Husband Mike and I spent our Sunday afternoon tootling around Hopkins, and I scored big at the Hopkins Antique Mall. These lovely potato pearl stretch bracelets were part of my massive jewelry haul, but I mainly nabbed pairs of earrings. I’m still struggling a bit to find earrings that work with my cropped hair, and stumbled upon a both that was selling vintage earrings for $2 and $3 a pair. I bought many. MANY.

Today’s stellar skull filagree earrings were not among them, of course. Those were a purchase prompted by a recent collaboration with Infrared Studio. More on that this Friday!

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  • http://www.thepetitespiel.blogspot.com Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel

    Oooh, great outfit! I actually own not one but two green military jackets just like that. Love them!

  • http://missemmamm.com Mary

    Love the whole thing, especially the deception, xd.

  • http://ragsagainstthemachine.blogspot.com/ Terri

    Sal–it was really great to “meet” Mike!

  • http://eekachinski.blogspot.com/ EE K

    What a way to dress down your fabulous dress! I adore All Saints and you rock it!

  • http://lee-gettingfit.blogspot.com lee / fitville

    Love those skull earrings!

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/ Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    You know I love this dress – and you look so fabulous! I looked ahead at Infared Studios, and they have some beautiful pieces – I love the green bangles.

  • Rachel

    Hey lady, the outfit is great…. especially those earrings. Love them! Keep it up.

  • http://evelynsews.blogspot.com Evelyn

    I love the way you dressed down the white dress! It is so fun. I was just in the twin cities for the first time, and I had an awesome antique store find in Northfield-a royal blue vintage 1960s coat with row of giant side (instead of center) buttons. I’m in love with it!

  • http://www.meganmaedaily.com/ Megan Mae

    So cute! I love the earrings and the bracelet. Great way to make a summery white dress fall appropriate.

  • http://lemondropvintage.com/ Marie

    Those earrings are great with that whole ensemble, so feminine plus so ass kicking with the boots.

  • Plop

    Wow !
    This outfit rocks !

  • http://spidersilkstockings.blogspot.com/ Cel

    Great outfit! Love the contrast between the white feminine dress and the black biker boots. Those skull earrings are so cool. I really love pearls, and actually prefer the “cheap” ones, they come in so many colours and shapes, much prettier than a boring round unicolour pearl heh.

  • Khristy

    I cannot wait to see pictures of those earrings! Congrats on the awesome buy :)

  • http://healthymamarama.blogspot.com Kristen

    Every time you wear that blazer, I’m jealous. What a great find.

  • http://www.futurelint.blogspot.com FutureLint

    I love the mix of elements in this outfit – it’s like part Marilyn Monroe, part bad-ass biker! And those earring are insanely cool (and I never like earrings!)

  • http://readinginskirts.wordpress.com Mia

    I agree with pretty much everything all the other ladies have said–love the combo of BAMF and feminine, and I’m still in serious love with that dress.

  • Nadine

    Love it! You look great! :)

  • http://closetconfections.com Closet Confections – A Personal Style Blog

    CUTE DRESS! I’ve walked into AllSaints a few times and have always just been confused by their clothing, lol. But you made this dress seem totally wearable. Nicely done.

  • http://www.frugalbeautiful.com Shannyn @FrugalBeautiful.com

    I think wearing a white dress and being able to make it look casual and fall-appropriate takes guts and a little fashion savvy too! Love the outfit- it might help me rethink some of my non-fall dresses to see if they can be revamped for the new season!