Dressed for: Denim in Disguise

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim moto jacket, chartreuse tunic, burgundy ponte pants, Frye Vera Slouch boots, long pendant necklace

Jacket – Jag Jeans
Tunic – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén (no longer available) – similar color
Ponte pants – Macy’s (no longer available) – similar (burgundy)
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Bag – Stick Dog Leather
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Corset – similar

Denim jackets are surprisingly contentious. I’ve always maintained that a basic blue denim jacket is a classic piece that most women can use and wear, but just before the double-denim trend exploded all over us, many disagreed with me. This jacket is a meet-in-the-middle option: Denim material, but biker shape. A possible alternative for those who flash back to the big-shoulder 80s whenever they see a Levi’s trucker!

Are you a lover of classic denim jackets? Hope to never wear one again? Indifferent? Would you wear denim jackets that don’t look like denim jackets?

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Dressed for: Jacket Over Sweater

Already Pretty outfit featuring brown scuba jacket, tan Woolovers turtleneck sweater, distressed leather messenger bag, ankle boots

Jacket – Nordstrom Racksimilar look
Sweater – courtesy Woolovers (wooded color)
Pants – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane (sold out in this color) – similar
Ankle boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Piperlime (no longer available) – similar look
Bag – Leather in Motion

We’ve entered the brutally cold, seemingly endless days of late winter, and I’m having to get creative with my layering. Honestly, on the -30 degree windchill days – of which we’ve had many so far – I’m wearing a variation of this or this. Exclusively. Nothing beats Icelandic wool. But on days when it’s a balmy -10 or above, I’ve been layering sweaters under my jackets. This Woolovers turtleneck is a favorite due to that nice high, snug collar. I love the look of cowls, but man, they are useless in a high wind. All the coldness just slinks its way down your body starting at your collarbone.

I know many of you are coping with awful cold and ridiculous winter storms. Care to share any layering tips?

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Dressed for: A Wintry Weekend

Already Pretty outfit featuring black cowl neck tunic, red metallic yummie leggings, Frye Vera  Slouch boots, fringe handbag

Tunic – Exofficio Fionna (Christmas gift)
Leggings – Yummie by Heather Thompson Jade – also here
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – similar look
Earrings – Glass Gardensimilar

Truly sloppy, snowy weekend days get the Sorel treatment, but for fluffy snow like this I haul out my durable, weathered leather boots like these beloved Fryes. Paired with leggings – my new favorite brand, more on it next week – and a tunic my parents gave me for Christmas, they add just the right amount of edge. I will say, though, that I’m getting pretty sick of this brutal cold. Evidence below.

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