Dressed for: Keeping it Together

Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy ponte dress, Coclico boots, bib statement necklace, black bangle

Dress, Mossimo Elbow Sleeve Ponte Dress
Necklace, Sylca Designs via Fab.com
Boots – Coclico via eBaymore Coclico boots
Earrings, The Wellington Boot 
Bangle, Electric Fetus – similar

These photos were taken just after I’d returned home from a 3-hour session with a style consult client and realized that I was coming down with a cold. Despite the tired and the looming sick, I was determined to capture this outfit because I felt the elements came together so nicely. AND it features my newly shortened boots! I’ll do a side-by-side comparison soon, but wanted to show them off in context.

After a day of resting and flooding my system with ginger tea, I believe I’ve staved off the cold. Which is fortunate since this week is my busiest in eons.

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  • Aaarrgghh, I am so jealous of that amazing necklace, I can’t even tell you! The yellow! So perfect with this dress, which I looked for and couldn’t find at my local Target. Boo on you, local Target, boo on you.

    Feel better!


    • Gracey, the Target site says this dress isn’t sold in stores. I’m debating whether to give it a stab or not… it sure suits Sal!

  • Absolutely fabulous. I love the color of the dress and the unique necklace!

  • Jenny

    Love the boots! I hope You keep the sick away! It’s the season for colds again.

  • Aziraphale

    Ahhh, MUCH better! Those boots are now the perfect height for you. And the perfect height for a hemline of that length. I really like the colour combination of those boots with that dress.

  • COOOOL necklace!

  • Samantha

    Sal, may I ask what size you’re wearing in that dress? Totally ordering one, but they don’t seem to have any sizing info available…

    • Sal

      I noticed that, too, Samantha. Unhelpful as heck, Target! Mine is a size medium, and I typically take a size 8 dress. I think the medium would fit a size 10, too.

  • J Beresford

    Great dress, my fave colour ever. Boots look great too. Hope your cold goes away completely. Isn’t it always the way when you’re busy!

  • Fight the cold and win, Sal! Love the color and shape of this dress, and the altered boots are *perfect*.

  • Congrats on the revamped boots. Wishing you lots of healing vibes. Don’t forget to add some extra garlic and onions to your diet. I swear by ’em to kill colds.

  • That dress is a perfect fit! And I love the necklace, it’s something different in the sea of statement necklaces…

  • Great look! You’ve really helped inspire me to put more interesting outfits together. I always look forward to seeing how you take what seems to be pretty simple items and put together something amazing!

  • Shaye

    Wow, that IS a great dress! I hate when I can’t try things on and see the colors in person, but I may have to order a few of those and see what sticks. It looks fab on you, and I love how you’ve styled it.

  • Gorgeous colour on you and in love with that necklace.


  • Maggie

    I love the dress, would like to buy it but am wondering if the weight of the dress is heavy enough for fall wear/office wear?

  • elin

    Amazing necklace!

  • Am

    Your styled this outfit is so amazingly well that my head is about to explode! That necklace! The boots look great, too – I am about to get my first pair of boots shortened and feel so much better seeing an example of a successful modification.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • What a great dress and this one also fits you so well. I am happy to see that it’s from Target. Who would have known. I think I’m going to get it
    k at http://www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  • Mia

    Wow, this dress went quick! Sold out in all colors except for hot pink, which I may give a try…the burgundy sure looks good on you, Sal.