Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dressed for: A Home Meeting

Already Pretty outfit featuring skull sweater, pleated teal skirt, charcoal tights, statement necklace, pink patent pumps

Sweater, a gift from Sheila – more skull sweaters
Skirt – Florence Adams
Tights – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Nine West (no longer available) – similar
Necklace, courtesy Alivia May
Earrings – courtesy Silver Speck

Nope, didn’t wear this today. Still feeling under the weather, though creeping toward recovery. This was worn before Christmas to a very unusual occasion: I had a work meeting at my house! This allowed me to wear tall heels on a slippery winter’s day. Just clambering out into our street for these photos made me aware that such a footwear choice for out-of-the-house meetings would have been disastrous, but it felt fun to sneak them in for a day of working and collaborating inside. read more

Recommended Reading: Worn Through

While I tend to focus on the practical, day-to-day aspects of style, I do enjoy peeking into fashion theory, history, and philosophy. Worn Through is a fantastic resource for insights into the world of apparel from an academic perspective. With everything from calls for academic papers to musings on ethics, stereotypes, trends, and notes on fashion-focused museum exhibits, this site is a playground for the brain.

Take a peek at Worn Through.

Lovely Links: 12/21/12 UPDATED

Twin Cities folks, I will be on Fox 9 News at 9 p.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, 12/22) talking about gift ideas, thrifting for trends, and my book! Please tune in if you can!

Since I’m sure many of you will be holidaying from here on out, hope you have a lovely, peaceful time with family and friends!

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If you tried to hit up the Target/Neiman Marcus or H&M/Maison Martin Margiela collaborations and missed out, you’ll be interested to read about how eBay became a fast fashion graveyard. (Via Final Fashion) read more