Dressed for: Extra Coverage

Already Pretty outfit featuring Eileen Fisher jacket, asymmetric tunic, metallic leggings, Frye Vera Short Stud, fringe handbag

Jacket – Eileen Fisher (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Tunic – Chalet courtesy LISSA the Shop
Leggings – Yummie (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Frye via eBay – more on eBay
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Earrings – Adriana Sotosimilar/sustainable
Sunglasses – Quay

Quite a lot of coverage for a July outfit, eh? I’ve been dealing with some health stuff lately that’s made me even more temperature-sensitive than usual, so I’m layered up for fall on a warm-ish summer day. But it gave me a chance to try out this funky layered tunic from LISSA the Shop and keep my Fryes from gathering dust. I’m on the road to recovery now and temps are soaring this week, so expect more seasonally-appropriate outfits, soon!

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Washable Above-the-Knee Skirts

*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?*

Julia requested a few picks for washable above-the-knee skirts, so here we go:

washable sustainable skirt

 Fair Indigo Organic Fair Trade Pleated Knit Skirt – was $49.99, now $34.99

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The REAL Wardrobe Must Haves

wardrobe must haves

I love fashion magazines. I do. Despite their multitudinous flaws and tendency to assume that everyone everywhere is Scrooge-McDuck-rich and longing to be slim, I love that my monthly style rags tell me about new brands, test out beauty products I’d never even think to explore, and offer styling tips and advice. I find the seasonal digests of clothing trends particularly helpful.

BUT. I loathe the tendency among fashion magazines to create utterly outlandish must-have lists. I mean, universal must-have lists are bad enough, making women who loathe button-front shirts feel left out and women who hate heels feel fashionably frustrated. But the seasonal ones? They’re the worst. “This season’s must-haves” articles inevitably include trends that many women cannot afford or reasonably work into their lifestyles. And although I’m sure many people skim over them with nary a twinge, others may feel subtly chastised. If you’re someone who adores trends and enjoys experimenting with new looks, being presented with a mandatory list of items that includes precisely zero things you’ll ever be able to buy or wear can feel … deflating, at the least.

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