Posts Tagged: casual

Volumizing

IG poncho-esqueMy Inner Hippie Chick adores a poncho. But they’re not always the most practical garments. What do you do with a shoulder or cross-body bag? If you have to drive? I love this poncho-eqsue sweater as it gives me the look without the hassle. As a petite woman (5’1″), I have to be careful about voluminous garments that can swallow me whole; this one works for me because the fabric is soft and the knit open, and I don’t feel as though I’m wearing a yurt. I’ve also balanced the look with slimmer pants, and a bag and shoes with some visual weight.

poncho-esque 2Earrings: Argento Vivo
Scarf: McQ by Alexander McQueen
Sweater: DKNY Pure
Tee: Adea (long sleeve scoop neck)
Jeans: Frame Denim, no longer available. (similar style.)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Bracelets: French Kande, Stella and Dot, no longer available (similar look)
Shoes: Eileen Fisher (these are SO comfortable!!)

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Do you wear ponchos or blanket wraps? Do you have tricks for balancing an outfit that includes more voluminous garments?

A note: this will be my final post as an Already Pretty contributor. I’d like to thank Sally for inviting me to be part of the AP Contributor team, as well as all of you who have read and/or commented over the last couple of years. I’ve had a blast, yet it feels like a good time to pass the baton, and I know Sally will have a fabulous contributor lined up to take over.

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven eight, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain âge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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Walkies!

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After a rainy weekend, my pups were very happy to get out for a nice long walk once it let up. I don’t mind walking in the rain, but they hate it. They hate wearing raincoats even more.

Not me. I fell in love with this Sandro jacket when we were visiting London in 2013, and have never regretted the purchase. It’s perfect for our Southern California climate. It’s lightweight enough to wear even into late spring, but now in “winter” (such as we get in LA) I’ll layer sweaters underneath for warmth. The charcoal grey NYDJ jeans were one of my best 2014 purchases. They are comfortable, versatile and a nice break from blue denim. Plus, they don’t show the dog hair as much. ;-p

Earrings: Argento Vivo, no longer available, similar
Scarf: Eileen Fisher
Jacket: Sandro, no longer available, similar.
Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: NYDJ
Bracelet: French Kande
Boots: Aquatalia by Marvin K, similar

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These boots may be suede, but they are actually weatherproof. I’ve stepped in big puddles while wearing them (not intentionally) and my feet stayed dry. They’re supremely comfortable too.

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Remember that old show business saying, “never work with children or animals?” These two are scene-stealers for sure, but it’s not often I get them to sit this still for the camera!

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain âge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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Light Layers Save The Day

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In Southern California, summer isn’t giving up without a fight. Days lately have been HOT. But fall is getting her licks in too, with cool nights and mornings, cool enough even for a light jacket and scarf. It’s frustrating when you want to dress for fall, but sweaters and boots are out of the question. I’ve found the best way is to incorporate some autumn color in lightweight pieces. The olive jacket and purples in this cotton scarf feel fall-ish enough for now.

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Earrings: Stella and Dot, no longer available, similar // Scarf: Hermès vintage cotton, similar and another option // Tee: J.Crew // Jacket: Gap, no longer available, similar // Bracelets: Tory Burch, Stella & Dot // Jeans: NYDJ // Shoes: Clarks, no longer available, similar.

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Are you wearing your fall clothing yet?

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain âge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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