Dressed for: Bending

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto, blue oversized t shirt, Prairie Underground Denim Girdle, Born boots

Jacket – thrifted – similar
Tee – Serendipity Road (no longer available) – similar color
Jeans – Prairie Underground Denim Girdle courtesy Shop Adorn
Boots – Born Loreza
Earrings – Corsetsimilar

Last week, I had two marvelous clients, both of whom owned loads and loads of jewel-toned clothing. And I talked about gray as an alternative neutral to black, and how it would let the jewel tones really shine instead of sucking the life out of them. And then I wore this: Black and jewel tones. Because the outfit just fell together so nicely, and because style “rules” are made to be bent and broken. Though I totally deserve an earful from my clients for my colorful hypocrisy.

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Walkies!

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After a rainy weekend, my pups were very happy to get out for a nice long walk once it let up. I don’t mind walking in the rain, but they hate it. They hate wearing raincoats even more.

Not me. I fell in love with this Sandro jacket when we were visiting London in 2013, and have never regretted the purchase. It’s perfect for our Southern California climate. It’s lightweight enough to wear even into late spring, but now in “winter” (such as we get in LA) I’ll layer sweaters underneath for warmth. The charcoal grey NYDJ jeans were one of my best 2014 purchases. They are comfortable, versatile and a nice break from blue denim. Plus, they don’t show the dog hair as much. ;-p

Earrings: Argento Vivo, no longer available, similar
Scarf: Eileen Fisher
Jacket: Sandro, no longer available, similar.
Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: NYDJ
Bracelet: French Kande
Boots: Aquatalia by Marvin K, similar

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These boots may be suede, but they are actually weatherproof. I’ve stepped in big puddles while wearing them (not intentionally) and my feet stayed dry. They’re supremely comfortable too.

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Remember that old show business saying, “never work with children or animals?” These two are scene-stealers for sure, but it’s not often I get them to sit this still for the camera!

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain âge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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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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