Dressed for: Plaid and Leather

Already Pretty outfit featuring cognac leather jacket, plaid shirt, boyfriend jeans, brown ankle boots, canvas tote

Leather jacket – eBaysimilar
Shirt – LL Bean Signature (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – Serenity Skinny courtesy Lee
Booties – Clarks Mission Bryn (no longer available) – similar
Tote – J.W. Hulme
Earrings – Patina (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – H&M (no longer available) – similar look

Plaid and leather can definitely be a punk-y combination, especially if we’re talking red and black buffalo plaid with black leather. But due to a warmer color palette this look is a little more Fancy Lady Lumberjack, I think. I wonder if THAT look will ever be trendy …

A year later, I’m still so excited to have scored this leather jacket on eBay. It’s originally from Victoria’s Secret, and surprisingly soft and well-made in addition to being that perfect shade of cognac. Oh, cognac. I may never drink you, but I sure do love to wear you.

Can you tell I’m feeling a little scattered this week? It’s like Brain Popcorn in here.

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Dressed for: Curves and Lines

Already Pretty outfit featuring gr.dano burnout tunic, skinny jeans, black ankle booties, fringe handbag

Tunic – gr.dano
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Booties – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Infrared Studio
Bag – altered/DIYed (tutorial to come) – similar

This is one of two similar tunics I picked up during my spring visit to the gr.dano flagship with Audi, and I love it with my whole heart. That gracefully curved asymmetric hem is such a great partner to slim jeans and chunky booties. It’s a pretty lightweight fabric, but I’m really hoping it’ll layer well so I can wear it into the winter.

And the bag was one of my only DIY projects that actually turned out better than I’d hoped it would! I’m working on a post describing the process …

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Dressed for: Flashbacks

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, striped top, asymmetric skirt, Birkenstock Gizeh, cognac handbag

Denim jacket – Kut from the Kloth
Striped tank – thrifted – similar
Skirt – Garnet Hill
Sandals – Birkenstock Gizeh in Licorice
Bag – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar details, similar shape
Bracelet – thrifted – similar look
Earrings – Corset

Oh, Birkenstocks. I wore you for all of high school and college, destroyed my single brown pair with years of wear and abuse, and wrote you off as a shoe of my past. And now you are trendy. Like Vogue trendy. And when I found myself in need of a pair of on-your-feet-for-eight-hours comfy black sandals, I figured hey. Why not? This Gizeh style is a little sleeker looking than the old style Arizonas I wore as a kid, but just as supportive and comfy. And since I fully expect a late summer heat wave – we always get one in September – these will earn their keep before getting shelved for the winter.

Anyone wearing Birks for the second time around? Or did you wear them all the way through, trends be damned?

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