Posts Tagged: jeggings

Clothing Comfort Work-arounds

I’m willing to put up with some discomfort for the sake of a look. I have shoes that make my feet ache, blazers that make it impossible to reach for items on high shelves, and pairs of tights that transform me into a Segmented Worm. But I don’t LIKE being uncomfortable. It makes me crabby and scowly and entirely un-fun to be around. So I’ve found a few simple ways to achieve the looks I love by utilizing slight variations on the gorgeous-but-uncomfortable pieces I adore. Prepare! I will now divulge my secrets: read more

Originally posted 2011-04-04 06:08:43.

Dressed for: Scarf Time

Already Pretty outfit featuring long blue blazer, star print scarf, jeggings, frye vera slouch

Scarf – becksondergaard (no longer available) – similar/sustainable
Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable/used options
Tee shirt – Alternative Apparel Eco Dreamer
Jeggings – courtesy Karen Kane (also in plus sizes)
Boots – Frye Vera Slouchsustainable/used pairs

I am most certainly NOT looking forward to a long, cold winter … but our marvelously warm autumn is making me hanker for true scarf weather. I loved how this old scarf and new-to-me blazer looked together so I kept myself swathed all day, but I think it was about 70 degrees. Sometimes the weather and the season just refuse to agree! read more

Dressed for: Things That Almost Work

Already Pretty outfit featuring sweater dress, jeggings, Maison Martin Margiela work mocs, bucket bag

Sweater tunic – COS (no longer available) – similar
Jeggings – courtesy Karen Kane
Shoes – Maison Martin Margiela via eBaymore MMM shoessimilar look
Necklace – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – more Lucky Brand necklaces
Earrings – The Wellington Boot – similar look
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop

So. You met these Maison Martin Margiela shoes in my recent post on shoe alterations. They are so fabulous and well-made and really are wearable works of art. But after sitting in my closet for several months unworn, being worn with this outfit, and turning out to be too darned high for my now-used-to-flats-and-low-heels feet, I have found them a new home. Tough to style + uncomfortable means they just aren’t for me. Not anymore. Still glad I went through the experience of having a pair of shoes dyed, though, since I learned a lot about leather processing and what’s truly possible. read more