Dressed for: The Fringes

Already Pretty outfit featuring fringe jacket, white tee, jeans, crystal earrings

Jacket – T Party via eBaysimilar
Tee – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – H&M – similar
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – Bohemian Fringe
Earrings – Adriana Soto
Bag – Stick Dog Leather

I’ve gone a little bonkers for fringe, and this T Party company is much to blame. They make lots of fringed pieces, all from super soft jersey. The fringed yoga pants aren’t quite my scene, but I adore my jacket and got this asymmetric fringed skirt, too. Someday I might wear them together just to freak out Husband Mike.

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Also wearing my current favorite earrings from Adriana Soto. For some reason, I made a goofy face when I reached up to check if the crystals were all sitting upright. Naturally, HM captured the moment:

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Dressed for: Mixed Neutrals, Mixed Metals

Already Pretty outfit featuring Karen Kane asymmetric tunic, Karen Kane zuma jeans, ankle boots, layered chain necklace, handmade leather bag

Tunic – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available in this color) – tank version
Jeans – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available in this color) – similar
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Necklaces – thrifted – similar look
Bracelet – Seasons on St. Croix Gallerysimilar
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Stick Dog Leather

Ahhh, two of my favorites in one outfit: Mixed neutrals and mixed metals. Throw in a little asymmetry, and I’m happy as can be. This tunic is sold out in black on the Karen Kane site, but there are still a few left at Zappos and the plus size version at 6pm. It’s a mid-weight knit that’s ideal for transitional weather, which is what we’re still having these days. Not complaining, though: 50 degrees is my temperature sweet spot.

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Dressed for: Things That Almost Work

Already Pretty outfit featuring sweater dress, jeggings, Maison Martin Margiela work mocs, bucket bag

Sweater tunic – COS (no longer available) – similar
Jeggings – courtesy Karen Kane
Shoes – Maison Martin Margiela via eBaymore MMM shoessimilar look
Necklace – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – more Lucky Brand necklaces
Earrings – The Wellington Boot – similar look
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop

So. You met these Maison Martin Margiela shoes in my recent post on shoe alterations. They are so fabulous and well-made and really are wearable works of art. But after sitting in my closet for several months unworn, being worn with this outfit, and turning out to be too darned high for my now-used-to-flats-and-low-heels feet, I have found them a new home. Tough to style + uncomfortable means they just aren’t for me. Not anymore. Still glad I went through the experience of having a pair of shoes dyed, though, since I learned a lot about leather processing and what’s truly possible.

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Also filed under Things That Almost Work? This bag. Shortly after declaring that bucket bags weren’t for me, I saw Megan carrying this beat on her blog and was intrigued. Most buckets are too small, but this one was roomy enough and had BOTH a crossbody strap and handle for easy maneuvering. Bought it, loved it, and within two uses the shoulder strap came apart. It was two strips glued together with zero stitching. I contacted Shopbop with photos and they responded to my email within 10 minutes, no lie. We agreed that I’d have the strap repaired and Shopbop would reimburse me for the cost. So the folks at George’s stitched it up for me … after informing me that the bag body was leather, but the strap was faux. HUH. Shopbop PayPal’ed me the money within an hour of receiving images of my receipts. Lesson here: Shopbop has spectacular customer service, but Madewell bags might be a little sketchy. Post-repair, I love mine but will think twice about buying from the brand again.

Already Pretty outfit featuring sweater dress, jeggings, Maison Martin Margiela work mocs, bucket bag

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