Inspired Outfit: Buffalo Plaid and Skinnies


Joanne of the blog Fabulously Average is absolutely rocking that buffalo plaid contrast-sleeve jacket. The lightly distressed skinnies are such a perfect choice, hinting at grunge but remaining sleek. Check her original post for details about this inspired outfit!

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Lovely Links: 10/9/15

Weekly Kitty:


First seen on Instagram: We basically bought the basket for her anyway

I’m thrilled to be a part of the new Twin Cities-focused site North Nabe! You can read my first post here.

Since I’m concentrating on used clothes more than ever, I was excited to learn about eBay Bucks, which allows you to earn cash back on qualifying purchases. If you’re a frequent eBay user, it’s worth signing up!

Related: This post focuses somewhat on Rick Owens, but also offers some great tips for spotting counterfeit designer goods on eBay.

On I investigated shopping resources for workout clothes and compared online styling services like Stitch Fix to working with a stylist in person.

Love the laid-back look of these meticulously crafted fall transitional outfits.

And speaking of, this post breaks down five types of transitional season dressers. I’m probably closest to the Strictly by the Calendar dresser myself.

Last week I learned about IZ Collection, a designer line for wheelchair users. From the company website: “We believe wheelchair users should have access to the same styles and trends everyone else has, without ever having to compromise comfort. Our clothing has signature cuts and styles to fit a seated body shape, falling and draping naturally without interfering with wheelchair mechanics. We use top-quality fabrics that look beautiful and feel luxurious.”

Alice shows off the layered crop top trend in this stellar print-mixed outfit.

I had similar thoughts when I heard Carly Fiorina respond to the “Trump said you’re ugly” question at the second debate. Well played, Carly.

Two great takes on a green pleated midi skirt: Simple with a khaki shirt, and eclectic with sneaks and a printed duster.

MAC is working with luminous plus-sized model Luzmaria Vargas on a new campaign.

Spectacular bargain of the week: This 100% cashmere tunic dress, made in the U.S.A., on sale from $227 to $91.

Badassery: Nailed

“I need Viola Davis now. I need to see her talking, moving, embodying lives and existing within the frame because I also believe that it is crucial and important that a Black child sees themselves on screen. I’ll go as far as to say that it is criminal and irresponsible to ask a child to go the movies, this ordinary, culturally and socially important activity, without providing a substantial, complex reflection of herself.”

Kelly reviews Cobbler Concierge, an online shoe repair service.

Check out these photos from Verge, an entirely queer fashion show that took place toward the end of New York Fashion Week, showcasing the broad range of queer style, models and fashion.

I fell in love with Phryne Fisher’s amazing style while writing this post on “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” for TPT. This post shows how to create some Phryne-inspired looks in plus sizes.

On the Fox 9 Buzz I offered tips for making leather clothing a bit less edgy and more office-friendly.

Essential tips for choosing your traveling footwear

I’m tired of being mistaken for pregnant because I am overweight. More more importantly, I’m tired of the implication that my body is not normal. There are so many women like me. You just don’t see us on the television screen. I’m ready for that to change.”

Pairing her watercolor dress and drapey leather vest was an inspired choice on Beth’s part.

Show some respect for the brave.

“I tell my husband, I’m writing an essay about what it’s like to be a person who is older and plain married to a person who is younger and beautiful. About what it’s like to be married to someone who doesn’t find my body sexy. Part of me wants him to say, Don’t be ridiculous, you are beautiful and of course I think you’re sexy but instead he says, I love you. ”

Topping my Off-limits Lust List (not sustainably made) is this spectacular Catharine Malandrino keyhole dress. Seriously, so sexy. And with sleeves!

Hayley gives fashion “rules” a very eloquent verbal middle finger in this post.

“So, if you aren’t ready to check out completely, still considering yourself a consumer, but want to be a more conscious one, what can you do? There is no PERFECT. Literally every decision you make, and every product you buy will have some impact, no matter how small. Our only option is to try and mitigate that and make better buying decisions going forward.”

Love Lisa’s advice: When trying out a new silhouette or look, keep the rest of your outfit as minimal as possible.

This crystal gyroscope necklace is calling to me.

And from the Department of Random: Why the Curiosity Rover is Forbidden From Collecting Water on Mars

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Knit Blazers

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Connie requested a few picks for knit blazers, so here we go:

sweater jacket

Talbots Safari Sweater Jacket – was $129, now $89.99
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Let’s look at the most literal interpretation first, shall we? This is a sweater-knit jacket, so a looser weave than ponte but still more flexible than twill or woven wool. I’m a big fan of Mandarin collars, so this shape really appeals to me. Available in regular, petite, and plus sizes in this red as well as pink or navy. Size availability varies by color. This style has large decorative buttons, but a similar shape and is sustainably made.

gray ponte blazer

LC Lauren Conrad Ponte Blazer – was $64, now $44.99

A more traditional blazer shape here, but with sleek 3/4 sleeves. It’s fully lined, so will slide on and off easily. Available in this charcoal as well as burgundy or black in sizes 0 – 16. Size availability varies by color. This style is similar and available in sizes 1X – 5X.

Here’s a similar style made in the U.S. and a sustainably made plus size style!

striped knit blazer

Caslon Shawl Collar Knit Blazer – was $58, now $34.80

Striped knit blazers are relatively common, but a white and gray stripe is a fun variation. As the name states, this jacket has a shawl collar instead of traditional lapels, and also features nice shaping seams in back. Available in gray/white or gray/black stripes in sizes XS – XL. This similar style is available in petite sizes, this one in plus sizes, and you can find lots of handmade and vintage striped blazers on Etsy.

black knit blazer

WinterSilks Ponte Knit Blazer with Notched Lapel – was $79.50, now $49.87

From what I can tell this blazer is unlined, so ideal if you need a lighter weight option. The flap pockets accent the waistline, as do the princess seams. Available in black or dark brown in sizes S -XL. Here’s a similar style in sizes 14 – 24.

This mixed-fiber style is made in the U.S. and this one is made from organic cotton.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for knit blazers:

  1. Land’s End – Cute and comfy options like this blue Donegal.
  2. Nordstrom – Plenty of choices including this cool double-breasted tweedy blazer.
  3. NYDJ – Not a ton of options now, but historically this brand does knit and ponte blazers each season.

**Disclosure: Actions you take from the hyperlinks within this blog post may yield commissions for See Already Pretty’s disclosure statement for more details. Sustainable options are either used, handmade, made in the U.S., artisan made in non-sweatshop conditions, or made using sustainable/fair trade practices.

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