Posts Tagged: bucket bag

Dressed for: Black and Brass

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, asymmetric top, skinny jeans, black ankle boots, bucket bag

Jacket – CAbi (no longer available) – similar
Asymmetric tank – courtesy Karen Kane
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots – Steve Madden Winola (no longer available) – similar – in black
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop
Earrings – nea
Bracelet – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – similar

Every time I put on gold-toned jewelry I chuckle a little to myself. I was adamantly against anything gold for YEARS, and couldn’t even bring myself to buy shoes or bags with gold-toned hardware. Times have changed, and so have my weird self-imposed rules. I’m still not a huge fan of shiny gold, but I’ve come to love the look of antiqued brass. And it’s such a subtly warming touch for black outfits. read more

Dressed for: Saying Goodbye

Already Pretty outfit featuring gold sequin top, black leather joggers, mesh sandals, bucket bag

Top – thrifted via Style Encoresimilar
Pants – thrifted via Twice (going out of business!) – similar
Shoes – Tsubo (also out of business) – similar look
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop
Sunglasses – Quay Summer Fling
Bracelets – Cost Plussimilar
Earrings – Emalea Designs

I was extremely surprised to hear that shoe company Tsubo had shut down – at the time, it seemed final though now they’re “taking a break.” Equally surprised to hear that Twice has been bought by eBay and will be shuttering their own site shortly. I hadn’t intended to wear items from two nearly defunct sources in a single outfit, but here they are. Perhaps they gravitated toward each other out of sympathy … read more

Dressed for: Triple Trends

Already Pretty outfit featuring culottes, striped crop top, matte black pendant, leather wrap bracelet, bucket bag

Top – Kohl’s
Culottes – courtesy Karen Kane
Sandals – B.O.C. Malay
Necklace – Tomo Jewelry
Earrings – Lockhart Wrks
Bracelet – courtesy Novica (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop

Culottes, crop top, bucket bag – three trends in one outfit. Total fluke, but somehow amusing to me.

Side note: I knew about and wore culottes when I was a little girl, but never saw the word spelled out, so I assumed it was something along the lines of “coolots.” Because that’s how it’s pronounced and that’s how my mom said it. Then a year or so ago this style of pant came around again, but this time I saw the word written and assumed the garment itself was some variant of what I scampered around in as a kid. I also assumed that the word describing this new variant was pronounced “cull-oats.” Because I speak English, a very small amount of Spanish, and Pig Latin, but no French. And yet my childhood coolots and my adulthood culottes are, in fact, the same thing. LIVE AND LEARN. read more