Monthly Archives: August 2011

Daily Outfit: 8/31/11

Already Pretty daily outfit featuring Diesel boots

Olive jacket, thrifted – similar
Floral dress, thrifted – similar print
Boots, Diesel Go-go (no longer available) – similarmore Diesel boots
Bracelets, Bibelotsimilar look
Earrings, Mocahete
Messenger bag, Tom Thomas Leather

Today I was asked to shoot a commercial for ARC’s Value Village that will air locally come fall, so my challenge was to select a few items that were both autumnal and thrifted at VV. EASY. Both jacket and dress were picked up in thrift outings last summer, and both have served me well. read more

Daily Outfit: 8/30/11

Already Pretty daily outfit featuring gray shirt dress

Gray shirt dress, Land’s End (no longer available) – more gray shirtdresses
Scarf as belt, Echo – more brown floral scarves
Belt as belt, thrifted – similar
Sandals, John Fluevog Haight (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets, Bibelotsimilar
Earrings, art fair

 I’ve been wanting to try belting over a scarf for AGES, but every other attempt has failed. This particular belt/scarf combo seems to work, and it feels like a great color mash-up for fall transitional. read more

Reader Request: Post-partum Style

Style tips for new moms, and dressing during the post-partum period

Reader Homa dropped this one in the suggestion box:

My problem is that I still wear maternity shirts 6 months after my second baby. My old stuff is just short somehow. So my big plan is that I want anything new I get to be the start of a new style for me. But where to begin? Chasing kids in skirts won’t work but maybe my jeans + tee routine must go? I would love to start shopping for clothes online but don’t know where to start. I also know I need to pay more but can’t bring myself to buy a shirt over $10. I just feel frumpy and unpretty. I star your posts in google reader but want to really implement your ideas but I feel like I’m starting from scratch. read more