Dressed for: Awaiting Warmth

Already Pretty outfit featuring moto jacket, striped tee, skinny cargo pants, black ankle boots, fringe handbag

Jacket – Athleta via eBaysimilarsustainable
Tee – Gap (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Cargos – Gap (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Pulso

I talk about the weather a lot in my outfit posts. This is because 85% of the time my outfits are assembled based on the temperature and precipitation. We Minnesotans are ruled by our temperamental climate, and although we had one unexpected 90+ degree day last week, it’s been a relatively cool spring. So I’m still happily layering, and wearing this eBayed jacket often. I love the shape and lack of giant moto lapels, but man, is it ever a cat hair-magnet.

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Dressed for: Disguising Damage

Already Pretty outfit featuring Gudrun Sjödén sweater, skinny jeans, Miz Mooz ankle boots, brown fringe tote, neutral mix scarf

Scarf – Nordstrom (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Sweater – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Miz Mooz
Bag – Nino Bossi via eBags (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Earrings – Target (no longer available) – similar/sustainable

So this scarf goes with everything I own. And it’s soft and cozy, but also lightweight enough for warm-ish weather. So, ya know, an MVP. Which means that, naturally, it got so fantastically stuck in a coat zipper last month that I spent 10 full minutes – no lie – trying to extract it before giving up and cutting it carefully free. (It was stuck high enough that it also meant I was trapped inside the coat. Lots of fun, let me tell ya.) The hole is tiny, but still – I was livid. Luckily it’s also voluminous enough that the hole can be easily disguised. Or so I hope!

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Dressed for: Workhorses

Already Pretty outfit featuring Alexander McQueen skull scarf, Gudrun dress, printed leggings, John Fluevog Heidi boots

Scarf – Alexander McQueen via eBay
Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable
Dress – Gudrun Sjödén
Leggings – H&M (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – John Fluevog Heidiused pairs
Earrings – Patinasimilar/sustainable
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable

My tall boots have been taking a back seat to ankle boots for a while now, something I never would’ve anticipated. But I dusted of my beloved Fluevog Heidis for this outfit, along with my MVP handbag, McQueen scarf, and Gudrun dress – all of which I intend to wear until they’ve disintegrated. The boots have already been re-soled once, and the bag is due for a conditioning!

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