Dressed for: Trouble

Already Pretty outfit featuring black leather harness belt, cross-back black dress, polka dot pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody, spike necklace, onyx earrings

Dress – thrifted – similar - similar print
Harness belt – Audra Jean
Pumps - Nine West
Necklace – stolen from my mom – similar
Earrings – Lulidesignssimilar
Studded wrap bracelet – Streets Ahead via Ideeli - similar
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

Another from the archive of unusual and underutilized items! My black Audra Jean harness belt is like reversible bodice tailoring, I swear. This little thrifted dress looked cute and fit relatively well without it, but add in the harness and it’s va-va-voom, as they say. I look like I’m about to start some trouble in a saloon somewhere, no?

I failed to get a shot of the back of this dress, but it has low-cut, criss-crossed straps that make bra choice tricky. I ended up trying out this strapless, backless sticky bra from Target, and it worked like a charm. It offers virtually no support and only goes to a D cup, so definitely not a universal solution. But boy was it perfect with the extra lift from the harness. And with sticky pads on the sides instead of inside the cups, it was surprisingly comfortable, too!

Finally, check out those subtle double dots: Dress and shoes. YES.

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  • http://pinksole.com Rachelle

    you look fabulous, love that belt.

  • http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com Bella Q

    Va-va-voom! I think this is my favorite look on you to date. Smokin’ and chic!

  • Kelly

    You look ravishing Sally, and the look on your face! Why yes, you look like you’ll be up to plenty of trouble, young lady (said in my best, haughty old lady voice)!

  • http://respecttheshoes.blogspot.com Lisa – respect the shoes

    You look fab in that first pic! The dress is very flattering on you and the belt nips and tucks in all the right places.

  • Mia

    You look fabulous! I love this dress!

  • Maggie

    OK, that has to be one of my favorite all time quotes from this blog:
    I look like I’m about to start some trouble in a saloon somewhere, no?
    Too too funny! Plus actually, yes you do.

  • http:stylecassentials.blogspot.com Cassie

    What a hot look! The dress and shoes are kind of sweet, but the harness belt definitely says you’re looking for trouble. :-)

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

  • http://www.geekthreads.blogspot.com Audi

    Wow, this has got to be the most perfect outfit I’ve seen put together with that harness. Every element is impeccable, from the sweet polka dot shoes to the chic oversized bag. Excellent styling Sal, and you look gorgeous in it!

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com Sally

      Thank you, my dear! It felt juuuuust right. ;)

  • http://kthecakejunkie.blogspot.fi Karoliina

    That belt is stunning! Hopefully one day I’ll be able to wear one :)

  • sue

    “I look like I’m about to start some trouble in a saloon somewhere, no?”

    It’s a cute outfit but I have to say no to this statement…I don’t think most saloon girls have cute accessories and styled hair..

  • Monica

    Love this! Sexy, stylish and bad-ass! : )

  • http://bluehuewonderland.blogspot.com/ Ann

    Love the harness belt, so fun!

    blue hue wonderland

  • Yummy mummy

    Sally, this one is my favourite of your outfits, perhaps not as colourful as some of the others, but it’s flattery with a bit of edge and the matchy matchy dots are happening…

  • Trillium

    This is one of my favorite looks on you ever. Fantastic!!

  • http://readinginskirts.wordpress.com Mia

    Ditto to all the above comments: you look SMASHING. Yowza! I’d love to see the back of it next time–I’ve got a winter dress that’s got cross-straps in the back so I have to get a bit creative to make it work-appropriate, and I’m curious about other dresses that are similarly tricky.

  • Monica

    Sal, is that dress from Express/Limited? I swear I owned it way back in the 90s. Considering how great it looks on you, I wish I still did!

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com Sally

      Yes! Wow, good eye, Monica. ;)