Dressed for: Cool Gratitude

Already Pretty outfit featuring galaxy print blouse, skinny black jeans, chain ankle boots, fringe handbag

Blouse – courtesy Fifteen Twenty – also in a draped tank here
Jeans – Old Navy
Boots – Dolce Vita Yazmina
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – similar look
Earrings – gift – these are the ones

We’ve really only had a couple of hot days so far this summer, and I’m THRILLED. I’d much rather be cool than warm, and much rather be covered-up than exposed. Slightly sheer blouses like this one are perfect, since they offer the coverage I want but look lightweight and seasonal.

Also I might’ve buzzed half of my head. Moving slowly toward an asymmetric hairstyle – end goal is this or this. Or something else. We’ll have to see what my locks do once they’re a bit longer.

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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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Dressed for: Two-Timing

Already Pretty outfit featuring navy tank, plaid skirt, yellow leather tote, Corso Como Del nude pumps, rhinestone statement necklace

Sweater shell – thrifted – similar
Necklace – gift – this is the one
Skirt – thrifted – similar shapesimilar colors
Tote – Elliott Lucca via eBaysimilar
Pumps – Corso Como Del
Earrings – thrifted – similar
Bracelet – thrifted – similar

This thrifted skirt has been a summer favorite for years. I just love the unexpectedly light, bright colors in that tartan and the swishy silk construction. I wore it twice in recent weeks, keeping the same jewelry in both outfits and swapping tops, bags, and shoes. This first was worn on a recent muggy day of meetings and writing at home. And that top is navy, I SWEAR, just like the navy in the skirt.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring yellow cable sweater, plaid skirt, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote, Ecco Royan, rhinestone statement necklace

Sweater – via Ideelisimilar
Necklace – gift – this is the one
Skirt – thrifted – similar shape – similar colors
Wedges – Royan courtesy ECCO
Earrings – thrifted – similar
Bracelet – thrifted – similar
Bag – gift – Foley + Corinna Mid-City

This version was worn for a day in the boutique, and I’m sad to say that the sweater bit the dust afterward. I’ve had it for several years and always forget that it starts out tight and after several hours of wearing begins to sag oddly. Especially in the sleeves, which were at least double in circumference by day’s end. So strange.

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