Posts Tagged: cognac boots

Dressed for: A Busy Saturday

Already Pretty outfit featuring magenta blazer, navy ponte dress, leopard belt, cognac boots, multi strand silver necklace

Blazer – Ann Taylor (no longer available) – similar color
Dress – Land’s End (mine from last year, but still available)
Belt – thrifted – similar
Boots – Timberland Stratham Heights
Necklaces – Patina and Fossil (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Noir via Ideeli – similar
Bracelets – Goldy + Mac – similar

I wore this for a full Saturday’s worth of LOTT fun, walking the fellows through speed networking, updating their LinkedIn profiles, practicing public speaking, and discussing parameters for professional and interview dress. We have gotten some wonderfully warm days lately, but I wouldn’t say we’re totally past tights-wearing weather just yet. However, we LOTT it up in a St. Paul office building basement and it can get pretty warm in there after five or six hours, so I braved bare legs. With all that gesticulating and chatting and getting revved about women’s leadership, I was plenty warm. read more

Dressed for: Yet More Rain

Already Pretty outfit featuring purple top, orange skirt, leopard belt, cognac boots, BCBGeneration Doris, cognac handbag, brooch necklace

Top – thrifted – similar
Belt – thrifted – similar
Skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Boots – BCBGeneration Doris (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – self-made – tutorialsimilar
Earrings – Noir via Ideeli – similar

The plants are rejoicing, but the people are glum as we seem stuck in an endless rainstorm these days. We’ve had a few warm days, but it mostly feels like spring is just beginning so my outfits have become a mix of lightweight layers and covered-up ensembles like this one. There was a raincoat involved, too, to keep warm and dry. read more

Dressed for: Starting Conversations

Already Pretty outfit featuring Marimekko necklace, black boat neck, mustard full skirt, cognac boots, Indigo by Clarks Proctor

Necklace – Marimekko via Skändal
Top – Talbots (no longer available) – similar
Skirt, Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Tights – SPANX High-waisted Tight-End Tights
Boots – Indigo by Clarks Proctor (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – HSokol
Studded wrap bracelet – Streets Ahead via Ideeli – similar

I wore this while working with an ARC’s Value Village personal shopping client, and man oh man did I get lots of comments and questions about that necklace! I nabbed it at Skändal, a boutique in the Chicago ‘burbs that is becoming a regular haunt for me when I’m visiting my parents. I’ve been a Marimekko fan for ages, but had no idea they even made jewelry. This piece was right up my alley: Bold, quirky, and geometric. read more