Dressed for: Spring Jewels

Already Pretty outfit featuring burgundy blazer, radiant orchid dress, leopard pumps, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote, Zara rhinestone necklace

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Dress – Land’s End
Belt – Amazon – similar color
Shoes – Anne Klein (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Mid-City Tote courtesy Foley + Corinna
Necklace – Zara via eBaysimilar
Earrings – CJ Rose Boutique
Bracelet – thrifted – similar

I wore this mix of jewel tones to the recent Unlikely Entrepreneurs event, where the talented and visionary Nancy Rosenbaum interviewed me about my circuitous and odd career path. We taped the event and I hope to have some video to post in a few weeks once I’m back from my San Francisco trip and a little less overwhelmed. It was fascinating to have someone walk me through my various jobs chronologically, talk about my choices, and see exactly how unplanned most of my working life has been. Seems like every time I cook up a concrete plan, the Universe throws me a major curveball and I have to scrap it. Works for me. I feel like one of my major life lessons has been “Learn to roll with it,” and I am. read more

Dressed for: Rough Transitions

Already Pretty outfit featuring  J.Crew utility jacket, bird print dress, purple tights, John Fluevog Heidi, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody bag, Song Yee Designs amethyst necklace

Jacket – J.Crew Factory
Dress – courtesy eShakti (no longer available) – similaralso love this one
Tights – Falke (no longer available) – similar
Boots – John Fluevog Heidi (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – courtesy Song Yee Designs
Earrings – gift – similar
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

Wore this for a VERY busy day working at Corset, and had to lose the jacket for at least part of my shift. Also regretted the tights, but didn’t have time to take them off! Spring transitional weather can be absolutely confounding. I do try to follow my own advice for making seasonal transitions seamless, but when it’s totally freezing in the morning sheer patterned tights just seem ludicrous. And by afternoon I’m melting. read more

Dressed for: Hidden Matching

Already Pretty outfit featuring Echo Designs Times Square scarf, LOFT gray cotton flannel blazer, purple skirt, gray tights, ECCO Sculptured 65 tall boots, Foley + Corinna Jet Set tote

Scarf – Echo Designs Times Square
Blazer – LOFT
Tee (it’s under there!) – Amber Sun (no longer available) – similar color
Skirt – Theory via eBaysimilar
Tights – erg, Target I think – similar color
Boots – ECCO Sculptured 65
Bag – Foley + Corinna Jet Set
Earrings – White Sands Glass

There really is a tee under there. I swear. And it matches the color of that eBayed skirt SO PERFECTLY you’d swear they were made by the same company at the same time instead of years and several price ranges apart. I’ll have to pair them up again when it’s not ridiculously cold so you can marvel along with me. read more