Dressed for: Not So Long Ago

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue Pure Handknit sweater, black jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, black beanie

Hat – Casualbox
Sweater -Pure Handknit via LISSA the Shop – get an extra 10% off sale prices with code PRETTY10
Jeans – Old Navy (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – LD Tuttle via eBay
Earrings – Pulso
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable

I’m gonna hit you with a few multi-outfit posts until my late November/December photos get used up and we can move on to more recent snowy shots!

This Pure Handknit sweater adds a welcome pop of color to my winter wardrobe, and it’s comfy, warm, and washable to boot. This particular style is sold out, but others are on sale at LISSA the shop, an you can get an extra 10% off sale prices with code PRETTY10.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring longline blazer, duster, black leggings, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Jealous tote bag

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable
Sweater shell – thrifted – similarsustainable
Leggings – Hue via eBaysimilarsustainable
Boots – Clarks Fernwood Lake via eBay
Bag- Rebecca Minkoff Jealous via eBay – more on eBay
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Lava 9similar/sustainable

I generally fear shoulder pads, but with this sleek, collarless jacket they seem to work. More sculptural than linebacker, or so I hope. Have I mentioned how happy I am that long jackets are getting some fashion-industry love this season? SO happy.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy sweater with leather patches, faux leather pants, platform ankle boots, fringe handbag

Sweater – eBaysimilar/sustainable
Pants – NYDJ via Corset – pairs on eBay
Boots – Parnu courtesy ECCO
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Patinasimilarsustainable

You can’t quite see them in this photo, but the sweater has some faux leather patches – visible in the detail shots below. Naturally, that meant pairing it with my faux leather-front pants for optimum badassery.

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Dressed for: Retro Fandom

Already Pretty outfit featuring Star Wars t shirt, joggers, brown ankle boots, leather messenger bag

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable
Tee – defunct Etsy store – similar/sustainable
Pants – Gap (mine from months ago, somehow still available) – sustainable
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bag – Leather in Motion
Earrings – Sunny Skies Studio

Although I will NOT be seeing it this weekend and WILL be doing my best to avoid any spoilers, I am more excited than words can express about the new Star Wars film. I’ve had this minimalist, graphic “Empire Strikes Back” tee for ages, but it seemed apropos to get it into an outfit this week.

Anyone else stoked? I know the answer to that question – just wanna give us all a chance to do some fandom-driven gushing.

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Gracey Wears: Flares

Although I wear flares fairly often

Gracey from Fashion for Giants in flared jeans

… I’m actually a bit on the fence about them.

Or at least about their proposed dominance in my wardrobe.  According to the fashion world, flared jeans are the silhouette for this fall.  But, I’m not sure they suit me or my lifestyle enough to replace my skinny jeans.

One, I’m not always going to want to dress like an extra on That 70s Show:

Gracey from Fashion for Giants in flared jeans, printed tunic & platform sandals

I mean, sometimes, sure, obviously.  But, not always.  And flares do definitely lend themselves to the 70s trend so it’s hard to resist the urge.

Two, from years of skinny jeans, I have a closet full of high volume tops and a propensity for layering.  I’m not convinced those same tops/layers work as well with flared jeans:

gracey the giant in gray flares, striped peplum, flame sweater & Jeffrey Campbell sandals

It doesn’t look bad, per se, but it’s a very different effect than if I were wearing skinny jeans.  And that’s taking some getting used to.

Three, tucking a slim-fitting top into high-waisted flared jeans seems like a good idea, but in practice I feel like everyone is looking at my hips:

gracey the giant in Gap flares, JNY blouse & Franco Sarto mules

Oh my goodness, you guys, is everyone looking at my hips???!!!!   Or, am I just being irrational because I’m not used to being out of the skinny jeans/riding boots that normally comprise my fall outfits.  Probably the latter… probably.

I’ll likely continue to try flared jeans this fall, but I really do prefer my skinny jeans and boots.  At least for now.

What about you, Reader Friends?  Will you be trying flared jeans this fall?

xoxo,
Gracey

Shop Flares

Gap True Resolution Skinny Flares (the exact pair from my 3rd look)

LOFT Dark Wash Flares (these have been very well-reviewed)

ASOS TALL Baby Kick Flare (a great light wash option)

Banana Republic Dark Wash Flares (the longest tall option with a 38″ inseam)

 

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