Dressed for: Minor Adjustments

Already Pretty outfit featuring black blazer, Desigual skirt, black booties, Rebecca Minkoff studded MAB mini, red bib necklace

Blazer – thrifted – similar
Tee – Target (old) – similar
Skirt – Desigual via Ideeli – more Desigual
Tights – Commando courtesy Peek Brooklyn
Booties – Maxstudio (no longer available) – similar shape
Necklace – eBay – similar
Earrings –  HSokol
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mab Mini – via eBay

I wanted this skirt to work with loads of red, but it just didn’t. So I reverted to black, as I did back in December of 2012, and made some minor adjustments to the formula, adding a blazer for warmth and black booties for a slightly different silhouette. Hey, if it ain’t broke … read more

Dressed for: Thievery

Already Pretty outfit featuring argyle sweater, gingham shirt, cobalt skinny jeans, black ankle booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody, pearl bracelets

Argyle sweater – thrifted – similar
Gingham shirt – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Lucky Brand via eBaysimilar
Necklaces – thrifted and courtesy SBG Designs
Bracelets – clothing swap – similar
Earrings – Realia by Jen
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

I’ll admit it: I stole this outfit directly from a Land’s End catalog page. Although they showed a red argyle cardigan instead of a pullover and black mocs instead of booties, the rest is verbatim. I’d be ashamed for my blatant outfit plagiarism except that I was so dumbfounded to find that I had the exact pieces already in my wardrobe, two of them thrifted. I mean really, what are the chances? read more

Dressed for: Alternate Reds

Already Pretty outfit featuring CAbi moto, gray wool sheath dress, red tights, Coclico boots, Desigual scarf

Scarf – Desigual (no longer available) – some on eBay
Jacket – CAbi – similar
Dress – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express
Boots – Coclico via eBaymore Coclico
Earrings – White Sands Glass

This outfit was meant to include my red boots, which haven’t been worn in ages but have survived many a merciless closet purge because RED BOOTS. They looked utterly weird with these pieces because they’re very tall and loose-fitting at the top, and just didn’t gel with the other decidedly fitted elements. It was like they became strangely disproportionate, heeled red galoshes. So I kept the scarf with its pop of red, swapped in some red tights with my black Coclicos, and a considerably less weird outfit was born. read more