Dressed for: Keeping Cozy

Already Pretty outfit featuring geometric scarf, black sweater, jeans, distressed leather handbag, clarks ankle boots

Scarf – Nordstrom (sold out in this color)
Sweater – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Ankle boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Old Navy (not available online) – similar
Bag – courtesy Shop Adorn

I made a promise to myself to avoid open necklines and dress warmer this winter. I adore the look of scoops and v’s and can’t seem to resist them occasionally, but I am SO much happier in several layers and a nice, big scarf. If my neck is cold, my everything is cold. This geometric pattern scarf is large and thin – just how I like ‘em – and I love that it has bold shapes in a totally neutral palette.

I feel like for most people, it’s hands, feet, or neck that need to be covered in order to achieve total body warmth. Do you fall into one of those three camps?

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Dressed for: Replacement

Already Pretty outfit featuring leather sleeve jacket, leopard scarf, slouchy pants, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Scarf – Nordstrom
Jacket – Vince Camuto
Tee – Alternative Apparel (mine via Ragstock)
Pants – Gap (no longer available online but I’ve seen them in stores) – similar look
Booties – Steve Madden (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Earring – The Wellington Boot
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape

I lost my leopard scarf. I think I’ve had that thing for six or seven years and I can’t believe I was so careless. When I arrive at my destination and remove my coat, I typically shove my scarf in my coat sleeve and drape the coat over my chair. It must’ve slipped out and gotten left behind. I missed it almost immediately, and hunted around for a replacement. This Nordstrom one is a bit more washed out than my old one, but I might actually like it BETTER. Soft, thin, huge, goes with everything. Maybe not so much of a loss after all.

Already Pretty outfit featuring leather sleeve jacket, leopard scarf, slouchy pants, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

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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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