Dressed for: Bending

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto, blue oversized t shirt, Prairie Underground Denim Girdle, Born boots

Jacket – thrifted – similar
Tee – Serendipity Road (no longer available) – similar color
Jeans – Prairie Underground Denim Girdle courtesy Shop Adorn
Boots – Born Loreza
Earrings – Corsetsimilar

Last week, I had two marvelous clients, both of whom owned loads and loads of jewel-toned clothing. And I talked about gray as an alternative neutral to black, and how it would let the jewel tones really shine instead of sucking the life out of them. And then I wore this: Black and jewel tones. Because the outfit just fell together so nicely, and because style “rules” are made to be bent and broken. Though I totally deserve an earful from my clients for my colorful hypocrisy.

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Off-the-Shoulder Sweaters

*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?*

Lizzie requested a few picks for off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder sweaters, so here we go:

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Pure Handknit Off The Shoulder Paprika Pullover – was $129, now $64.50 – $90.30

Since “off-the-shoulder” is in the product title, I think it’s safe to assume that the big, slouchy cowl can be scooched down to expose some collarbone. This sweater is 100% cotton and looks wonderfully comfy. Available in this teal as well as acid green in sizes XS – L. Couldn’t find these colors, but this red off-shoulder sweater is super cute and comes in sizes 12 – 32.

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Apt. 9 Drapeneck Lurex Sweater – was $40, now $14.99

Not gonna lie, friends, this was a tough assignment. This sweaters is ever so slightly sparkly and has a great drape, but can probably only be worn off one shoulder. Available in this gold as well as a gunmetal/silver in sizes M- XL. Also available in 0X – 3X.

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Guess Off-shoulder Sweater Tunic – $79.50

This one was totally on sale last week, but totally isn’t right now. Macy’s in in a near-constant state of sale, though, so if you’re not willing to pay full price for this highly rated off-shoulder tunic, give it a couple of days and see what kind of deals pop up. Available in this white as well as charcoal in sizes XS – XL. (Guess runs small.) Couldn’t find any plus tunics, but this striped version comes in five colors in sizes 12 – 26.

 

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Other not-currently-on-sale resources for off-the-shoulder sweaters:

  1. Amazon – Shop carefully, as many of these are juniors or Asian brands that run super small. But there sure are lots of cute options. Love this super fuzzy chunky knit off-the-shoulder sweater.
  2. Macy’s – Only two that are actually classified as off-the-shoulder, but Macy’s has gobs of oversized cowlnecks that could be adjusted for one-shoulder wear. This short-bodied Guess sweater could definitely be worn off-shoulder.
  3. Guess – Speaking of, the brand has a number of styles that would work.

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This Week I Love …

 

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Lockhart Wrks.

A month or so ago, I was on the hunt for some matte gold or brass jewelry. Etsy is always my first stop for jewelry, so I tootled around in there a bit until I found Rebecca’s shop. And friends, if I had bales of money I would’ve bought every single piece. Really. Her design style is such a marvelous mix of edgy and delicate, tough and feminine, and the pieces are beautifully made. I know because I’ve ordered three so far, including the Ring & Brass Dagger earrings shown above. And I’m sure I’ll order more in time. Here are a few of her recent creations:

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Industrial Pendant Necklace with Black Spikes – $40

This is another of the pieces I bought, and I ADORE it. I upgraded to the 28″ chain so it hangs a bit lower than shown here, and it is just about my favorite piece of jewelry right now. Lightweight, eye-catching, badass, totally affordable.

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Arrow Drop Earrings – $35

I love that most Lockhart Wrks earrings are either available in multiple sizes or manageable lengths and shapes. These guys are 3.5″ which is on the long side, but not veering into shoulder-duster territory. Totally dig the mixed metals and turquoise accents.

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Triangle Bracelet with Burgundy Chain – $30

Yep. Burgundy chain. And such a simple, elegant design. Perfect for you minimalists out there.

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Large Double Dagger Earrings – $38

Pretty sure these will be my next purchase. They mirror the shape of the necklace, but have thoughtful, subtle differences like the tiny bit of chain and mottled spikes. Ach, I love these so much.

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Patinated Chevron Necklace – $38

This necklace is the perfect shape to fit into v-necked shirts and sweaters. Each pendant is totally unique, and Rebecca will email you a photo of the one she plans to send you beforehand so you can make sure you love it.

Hope you’ll take a look at Lockhart Wrks and maybe pick up a piece or two for yourself!

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