Guest Post: Nancy Dilts on Textile Recycling

Today I’m thrilled to welcome sustainable stylist Nancy Dilts back to Already Pretty! A few weeks ago, Nancy and I got to talking about textile recycling – a topic that fascinates me, as someone who is trying to shop and live more sustainably – and eventually I found myself begging her to share her knowledge with you folks. So I’ll turn it over to Nancy and let her dig right in.

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Consign, Donate, or RECYCLE?

As a wardrobe consultant who specializes in practicing sustainable consumerism, a large part of my work with clients is to help them embrace their personal style sustainably, using three strategies:


Bunny Details

Dorothy Perkins beige bomber, Forever 21 Plus slip cami top, New Look pleated skirt, Kate Spade Hayden bag, Minna parrika bunny sneakers minna parrika bunny sneakers

Bomber Jacket- Dorothy Perkins (oos, similar)

Slip Cami top- Forever 21 Plus

Skirt- New Look (old, similar)

Bag- Kate Spade

Shoes- Minna Parrika

It’s still pretty warm here but I’m trying to transition to fall fashion anyway and I think bomber jackets are a nice way to add an extra layer without getting overheated. I got this one in a champagne shade because it’s still light enough to qualify for a summer piece. I really hope the weather cools down on this side of the world because I am truly over summer!


Dressed for: Back to Leather

Already Pretty outfit featuring Beatles graphic tee, faux leather leggings, leather pants, ankle boots, fringe handbag

Tee – eBaysimilarsustainable
Faux leather pants – Lysse via eBaysustainable (through 3X!)
Boots – Frye Kelly Belted Short via eBay
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Corsetsimilar/sustainable
Wrap bracelet – Streets Ahead (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Watch – Burberry via eBay

Ahhh, transitional seasons. We’re still having plenty of warm days, but since we’re well into September now, I’m happily wearing my Lysse faux leather pants on the regular again. I snuck them into a few summer outfits, but always felt like I was pushing the envelope a bit. No envelope-pushing now, though. It may feel like summer but our brains are reaching for all things fall, which means a tee and leather skinnies is an ideal combo.