Pretty in Batik

You wouldn’t normally associate batik with a jumpsuit – typically, its worn as a dress or a men’s blouse, or as a sarong. So when I chanced upon this unique beauty on Asos, I knew it was going to be mine!

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What I love most about the jumpsuit is how soft and lightweight it is. The culotte pant sizes are a really nice touch on this fabric.

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For the longest time, statement necklaces have been my favourite accessory. Come to think of it, I’ve been obsessed with them for over a decade! This year however I’m keen on statement earrings. This pair from Lovisa is a new favourite. read more

Dressed for: The Big Sweaters

Already Pretty outfit featuring Iceland sweater, leather leggings, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, black ankle boots

Sweater – Nordic Store (handknit/no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Turtleneck – thrifted – similar/sustainable
Leggings – Lysse via eBay
Boots – Clarks Fernwood Lake via eBay
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Sunglasses – Quay
Earrings – Design in Your Heart

Here’s a great example of being over-prepared: Having lived through countless Minnesota winters that involved long stretches of sub-zero temperatures, and being a person who is naturally SUPER cold, I finally sprung for some truly massive sweaters to wear when this one was at the cleaners. The one you see here has been on my wishlist for at least three years, and was ordered direct from a lovely woman named Helga who told me that since it was out of stock, they’d have to knit one up special for me. Totally worth the investment and the month-long wait. ALTHOUGH this blissfully abbreviated winter meant I only wore it once. read more

Dressed for: Snow Still

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, graphic tee, olive green joggers, brown ankle boots, J.W. Hulme tote

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable
Tee – Brooklyn Industries (organic cotton)
Joggers – Gap (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Earrings – The Peapod Shop
Bag – J.W. Hulme – less spendy/sustainable

Wow. So spring doesn’t generally arrive in Minneapolis until May – I am NOT kidding/exaggerating – but there’s the very real possibility that it’s arrived now and is here to stay. Which means, once again, I’ve got a backlog of snowy photos that don’t match up to the current weather. Including this super comfy weekend outfit that brought together some of my favorites – the jacket, pants, and ankle boots. read more