Dressed for: An Unexpected Staple

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, aymmetric tunic leggings, fringe handbag, black ankle boots

Jacket – thrifted via Twicesimilar
Tunic – H&M – similar
Leggings – Hue (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Lava 9similar
Boots – Steve Madden Winola (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – similar look

This little jacket has turned out to be one of my favorite and most versatile pieces, and it was a total impulse grab from Twice. It’s comfy, washable, goes with so many looks, and lightweight enough for summer wear but also (somehow) warm enough for colder temps. It actually makes me a bit aggravated when impulse buys become staples. I would like the things that I meticulously research for months on end to become staples. And they frequently do. But so does the occasional shot-in-the-dark purchase.

Does this happen to you, too? Any current wardrobe staples that were impulse buys initially?

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Dressed for: Triple Trends

Already Pretty outfit featuring culottes, striped crop top, matte black pendant, leather wrap bracelet, bucket bag

Top – Kohl’s
Culottes – courtesy Karen Kane
Sandals – B.O.C. Malay
Necklace – Tomo Jewelry
Earrings – Lockhart Wrks
Bracelet – courtesy Novica (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop

Culottes, crop top, bucket bag – three trends in one outfit. Total fluke, but somehow amusing to me.

Side note: I knew about and wore culottes when I was a little girl, but never saw the word spelled out, so I assumed it was something along the lines of “coolots.” Because that’s how it’s pronounced and that’s how my mom said it. Then a year or so ago this style of pant came around again, but this time I saw the word written and assumed the garment itself was some variant of what I scampered around in as a kid. I also assumed that the word describing this new variant was pronounced “cull-oats.” Because I speak English, a very small amount of Spanish, and Pig Latin, but no French. And yet my childhood coolots and my adulthood culottes are, in fact, the same thing. LIVE AND LEARN.

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Dressed for: Subtle Skulls

Already Pretty outfit featuring Red Bubble scarf, cropped pants, distressed leather bag, sandals

Linen tee – thrifted – similar
Pants – CAbi (no longer available) – similar
Scarf – courtesy Redbubble
Sandals – hand-me-down from Mom – similar
Bag – eBaysimilar
Bracelets – Sage K & Co

Scarves can be tricky in summer, but I love them so much I always try to wedge a few into my warm weather outfits. When it’s cool, I prefer that my scarves cover my entire neckline, but for this breezy outfit I eased up on that guideline.

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And my skull-print obsession continues. Redbubble reached out to me about their Art in Motion campaign, which focuses on street style-inspired, independent artist-designed clothes and accessories, and I was excited to dig in and learn more. Earlier this year I bought this tee from Redbubble, and when the first size didn’t fit they let me keep it and sent me a new one for free. So I was already a fan of their customer service, and eager to poke around Art in Motion. The items in this new collection are stellar, and I couldn’t resist this soft blush scarf with a subtle skull print.

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