Dressed for: Back to Leather

Already Pretty outfit featuring Beatles graphic tee, faux leather leggings, leather pants, ankle boots, fringe handbag

Tee – eBaysimilarsustainable
Faux leather pants – Lysse via eBaysustainable (through 3X!)
Boots – Frye Kelly Belted Short via eBay
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Corsetsimilar/sustainable
Wrap bracelet – Streets Ahead (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Watch – Burberry via eBay

Ahhh, transitional seasons. We’re still having plenty of warm days, but since we’re well into September now, I’m happily wearing my Lysse faux leather pants on the regular again. I snuck them into a few summer outfits, but always felt like I was pushing the envelope a bit. No envelope-pushing now, though. It may feel like summer but our brains are reaching for all things fall, which means a tee and leather skinnies is an ideal combo.

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Dressed for: True Summer

Already Pretty outfit featuring olive tank, split hem maxi skirt, sustainable necklace, metallic sandals

Tank – thrifted – similarsustainable
Skirt – Alternative Apparel
Sandals – Franco Sarto (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bag – Rough & Tumble Sling
Earrings – defunct Etsy vendor – similar/sustainable
Necklace – courtesy World Finds (sustainable/fair trade)

It was art fair weekend this past weekend in Minneapolis, with Uptown and Powderhorn in full effect. So I finally busted out the true summer clothes – tanks, floaty skirts, and sandals – for the requisite hours of slow walking. We had gorgeous weather, but I was still glad to have gone for light layers.

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Dressed for: A Rainy Day at the Movies

Already Pretty outfit featuring brown cotton moto jacket, gray tunic, olive leggings, Frye Vera short, olive leather bag, pyrite necklace

Jacket – Athleta via eBaysimilarsustainable
Tunic – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén (no longer available) – similar
Leggings – David Lerner (made in U.S.)
Necklace – Cultivated Dreams
Earrings – Lockhart Wrks
Bag – Corsetsimilarsustainable
Boots – Frye Vera Short via eBay

This is the second time I wore and attempted to photograph this outfit, and the second time it rained the day I wore it. Yeesh! But the precipitation made the boots practical, and the fact that we saw the new Ghostbusters movie made the layers necessary. I saw people going into the theater carrying blankets, and I could totally relate. I love that theaters are cool refuges on hot and/or rainy summer days, but sometimes the staff can get a little over-enthusiastic with the A/C.

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