Dressed for: Black and Brass

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, asymmetric top, skinny jeans, black ankle boots, bucket bag

Jacket – CAbi (no longer available) – similar
Asymmetric tank – courtesy Karen Kane
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Steve Madden Winola (no longer available) – similar – in black
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop
Earrings – nea
Bracelet – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – similar

Every time I put on gold-toned jewelry I chuckle a little to myself. I was adamantly against anything gold for YEARS, and couldn’t even bring myself to buy shoes or bags with gold-toned hardware. Times have changed, and so have my weird self-imposed rules. I’m still not a huge fan of shiny gold, but I’ve come to love the look of antiqued brass. And it’s such a subtly warming touch for black outfits.

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Dressed for: Cowgirl-esque

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, Gudrun Sjödén dress, leather saddle bag purse, Freebird by Steven Ankle boots

Jacket – Kut from the Kloth (no longer available) – similar
Dress – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén
Boots – Freebird by Steven Bolo
Necklace – eBaysimilar look
Bag – eBaysimilar
Earrings – courtesy Novica
Bracelets – Target (no longer available) – similar

A few of you have asked how I planned to take badassery into the summer season, and for the most part I’d say jewelry has been my secret weapon. But a few of my looks have lapsed back into my summer default of quasi-cowgirl, including this one. This Gudrun Sjödén dress is floaty and sweet on its own, but grounded by a chunky necklace, denim jacket, and weathered leather accessories, its vibe shifts.

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Dressed for: Silk for Summer

Already Pretty outfit featuring camel sweater, NOVICA silk batik scarf, dark wash jeans, leather cuff, ankle boots

Scarf – courtesy NOVICA
Sweater – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Stick Dog Leather
Earrings – Piperlime – similar
Bracelet – Seasons on St. Croix Gallery
Sunglasses – The Mexican Shopsimilar

We’ve had a marvelously long spring this year, and truly warm weather is only just starting to settle in. This outfit is from a cool day last week, but the scarf I’m wearing is made from whisper-weight silk that will work well into the hot summer months. I still don’t know how silk can keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. My first guess is “magic,” but it’s probably something slightly more scientific …

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