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Today’s post features a “Sunday Best” look that I wore on a rather dreary Sunday. It features a pattern toss, with stripes playing the leading role. Stripes are my absolute favorite pattern, with floral print falling closely behind as runner-up.

IMJ (1)This combination made me reflect on my sense of style, and what influences the styling choices that I make. You see, despite the fact that I love bold, saturated colors because they reflect the inner me (examples here, here, and here) and clashing prints because they feel like an extension of my personality (examples here, here, and here) I am outwardly very much reserved and an admitted introvert.

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Dressed for: Denim and Dots

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, thrifted pindot dress, black Freebird cowboy boots, fringe handbag, Tarina Tarantino skull bracelet

Denim jacket – Kut from the Kloth (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Dress – thrifted – similar – sustainable / plus size sustainable
Boots – Freebird by Steven Pikessustainable
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags
Bracelet – Tarina Tarantino (made in the U.S.) – a few on eBay
Earrings – Luli Designssimilar

I’m pretty sure this thrifted dress hails from the 80s. You can’t see its best features – sweetheart neckline and cross-back straps – but every time I pull it on I feel like I should have a walk-on in “Heathers.” Teamed with my trusty denim jacket and cowboy boots it’s still a little retro, but modern enough for my taste.

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Dressed for: Tees Upon Tees

Already Pretty outfit featuring Keith Haring graphic tee, joggers, black pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Keith Haring tee – Uniqlo (no longer available) – more Haring tees – sustainable
Pants – Hue (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bracelet – Ideelsimilarsustainable

The lovely warm weather is keeping my jackets and boots at bay for the time being, and I’ve been doing a lot of simple graphic tee and pant combos. Here are two that couldn’t be more different. First, this funky tee that shows my love for Keith Haring’s bold, graphic work paired with my very first pair of fancy sweatpants.

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