Monthly Archives: January 2012

Insomniac Sale Picks: Flattering Raincoats

*In this new late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Helen requested a few picks for flattering raincoats, so here we go:

DKNY Belted Rain/Trench Coat – was $76.99, now $69.29


Reader Request: Making Blazers Fun

Already Pretty outfit featuring longline black blazer, black and gold sequin top, distressed jeans, black ankle boots, black Madewell bucket bag

Reader Erin e-mailed me this request:

Every style blogger makes blazers look great, but I find them hard to style.  They seem so versatile on the rack, but then seem frumpy (I’m 24), too dressy/formal, or occasionally too equestrian when I try to create an outfit with them.  I’ve asked some stylish friends and several of them have run into the same issues.  Do you have any tips or suggestions for styling blazers well?

It took me a while to feel like I could make blazers work within the context of my style, so I can relate to Erin’s frustrations. Blazers get a lot of play in fashion mags and advice columns, but they CAN feel a bit challenging. Especially if you’re still exploring your own personal style while trying to embrace the flattering and eschew the formal.


Lovely Links: 1/27/12

How do you gauge value of the various pieces in your wardrobe? Use? Cost? Versatility?

This stripy dress is calling to me.

I loved reading Chelsea’s thoughts on the importance of experimentation and risk-taking in personal style.

So excited about The Blind Hem, a newly-launched online magazine that promises to examine fashion and style with honesty and intelligence. They’re already pumping out great content, like this post on how to date vintage clothing.