Dressed for: Alternate Primaries

Already Pretty outfit featuring mustard cardigan, cobalt Von Vonni convertible dress, Timberland boots, garnet necklace

Cardigan, JC Penney (no longer available) – similar
Convertible dress, Von Vonni via Fab.com – more Von Vonni on eBay
Boots – Timberland Rudston Pull-On
Bracelets, self-made and now-defunct Etsy seller – similar
Necklace, self-made – similar
Earrings, Quince – similar

I wore this to meet a colleague at a cafe. The moment I walked in, a gent who looked like George Carlin and sounded like Sam Elliott said, “Well, that is just a lovely ensemble.” WIN.

Sometime over the summer, I saw a photo of a celeb in a mustard cardigan and cobalt maxi dress. I feel like it might’ve been Jessica Alba. Adding the burgundy/garnet accessories and shoes was my idea. It didn’t dawn on me until late in the day that I’d assembled a red, yellow, and blue outfit … although these are certainly alternate versions of the traditional primaries!

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  • Gorgeous! You are so talented with color coordination.

  • Those boots are the yummiest color. I love primary looks, but never thought about doing them in different tones! Great idea.

  • I really like this color mix, Sally, and nothing melts me like Sam Elliot’s voice : >

  • Roxane

    I almost gasped when I first saw the picture, I like this so much. However, on my screen the sweater really looks tangerine (though less so in the second photo). Either way, it’s awesome.

  • Wow, what a fantastic dress on you, Sal! I’m not surprised at all that you got a compliment from a stranger.

  • Gorgeous, Sal! Love it against the fall leaves, too.

  • Love the color combo here! I do wonder if a belt or scarf would have taken this up a notch?

  • Beautiful colors!

  • Dee

    You look great and so does that tree in the background! Alas, most of our pretty leaves are on the ground now…

  • I whole-heartedly agree with that gent! Holy moly that’s a fabulous color combo!

  • Bubu

    /he was right – really striking and gorgeous

  • Slam dunk, Sal. I really like you in bold jewelry – the earrings are great with your sleek short hair.

  • Those boots are a stunning color – love!

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