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: A Weekend Drive

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, Liberty of London print dress, burgundy tights, Frye Vera Slouch boots, J.W. Hulme tote

Denim jacket – Kut from the Kloth (no longer available) – similar
Dress – courtesy Jessica Rose
Necklace – Patina (ages ago) – similar
Tights – Target (no longer available) – similar
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets – various – similar look
Tote – J.W. Hulme

Wore this a couple of weekends ago when we drove down to Winona – birthplace and namesake of Ms. Ryder – to take in the fall color. We also swung through Red Wing  and a few other small towns. People, it was GORGEOUS. And although most of those leaves are gone by now, the ones behind me on the maple-lined block south of ours were downright stunning, too.

This dress hails from fabulous Toronto designer Jessica Rose, and is part of a new line she’s created using Liberty prints. I’m a fool for anything Liberty and Jessica Rose’s designs are always as comfy as they are lovely, so this dress is a joy to wear.

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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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