Dressed for: The Best Autumn Ever

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, camouflage dress, cognac belt, Frye Harness boots, fringe handbag

Jacket – thrifted – similar look
Dress – Alternative Apparel
Belt -thrifted – similar style
Boots – Frye Harness 12R
Bracelet – thrifted – similar look
Sunglasses – The Mexican Shopsimilarbudget
Earrings – Corset – similar look
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here)

Minnesota provides its residents with ample and justifiable reasons to complain about the weather. This is the land of the six-month winter and the 15-second spring, people. Usually, autumn is around 15 seconds long, too, and full of rain and gray skies and general ominousness. But this autumn? It has been warm. It has been sunshiney. It has been nearly TWO FULL MONTHS LONG. And even though I’ve been sick for most of it, I have been grateful for every bright, 60-degree day. I did bare legs and boots, got some use out of my vast collection of mid-weight jackets, and soaked up the loveliest MN fall I can remember. It’s in the 40s now, but I’m still riding high on the gorgeous weeks we’ve had all season.

How’s your season going? Are you getting the weather you hope for, or just pushing through?

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Dressed for: Hanging in There

Already Pretty outfit featuring Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoody, tie dye leggings, Frye Vera Slouch boots, Rebecca Minkoff handbag

Hoody – Prairie Underground (mine is overdyed) – in black
Tee – Alternative Apparel
Leggings – H&M
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – Sage K & Co (no longer available) – VERY similar
Earrings – I thought Etsy but can’t find them – similar

Have I mentioned that I’ve been sick for about five weeks now? (Definitely did over on Instagram.) This is from several weeks ago, but I was sick then, too. And when I’m sick and my brain is in a fog, I reach for my favorite cool weather formula: Prairie Underground hoody, leggings, and boots. Comfy and cute. Done and done.

This particular hoody used to be a dusty rose color. It wasn’t my wisest purchase since dusty rose generally makes me look ill – even when I’m not! – so I overdyed it black. As you can see, the zipper didn’t dye, what with being plastic and all. I thought it might annoy me to have a mismatched zipper, but I actually kinda like the effect. Which is fortunate because I’ve got the skills to overdye, but I can’t swap out a zipper. I KNOW MY LIMITS.

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Dressed for: Undone Comfort

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, sweater tunic, leggings, Fiorentini + Baker Eternity boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan bag

Jacket – thrifted – similar
Tunic – H&Msimilar
Leggings – Huesimilar
Boots – Fiorentini + Baker Eternity via eBay
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Corset
Necklaces – Etsysimilar look

I tend to like things neat and tidy. Over the years, I’ve had to adjust my expectations because the world is not a neat and tidy place. My hair is not a neat and tidy ecosystem. And these boots – which have been on my wishlist for more than five years and got nabbed six months ago on eBay – are meant to be kinda undone and messy looking. They scrunch and pucker and the straps curl and stick out on everyone. And seeing as they’re comfy and gorgeous, I’m happy to let them do their thing.

How are you with clothes that look naturally undone or messy? I’m sure some of you can tolerate wrinkled linen – it drives me batty, and I just avoid the stuff. Scarf ties? Distressed jeans? Anything that’s kind of sloppy by nature but just works for you?

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