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Sally McGraw is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, blogger, and communications professional. She has contributed writing to local newspapers, magazines, and websites throughout her entire professional life, and is an ongoing style features contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Huffington Post. In addition to writing her popular daily style and body image blog Already Pretty, she has published a style guide titled Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body by Learning to Dress it Well which is available via Amazon. Sally offers personal shopping and style consultation services, both in person for clients living in the Twin Cities and via e-mail for clients worldwide. She firmly believes that style is a tool for self-love that should be accessible to everyone. Including you.

Reader Request: Discarded Wardrobe Staples

Reader Alex left this question in a comment: What are some of the things (type of garment, silhouette, color pairing, anything!) you have moved away from that you never would have thought you’d factor out of your wardrobe? If you felt so inclined to structure a post around a few of them and perhaps some of your reasoning why–although I imagine a lot of the explanation would boil down to “my style evolved and I found myself more interested in x, y, and z instead of a, b, and c”–I know I would be fascinated! A great question, and there are more possible answers than I could tackle in a single post! ...more

This Week I Love …

… Wendy for sitting me down ten years ago...more

Body Positive Wisdom

Audi will be back in a few weeks with a new post – so for today, enjoy these uplifting quotes! “Growing into your future … requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.” ~ Victoria Moran “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved ....more

Dressed for: Graphics

Tank – courtesy Feminist Apparel Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane Booties – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar Earrings -...more

Lovely Links: 7/25/14

I’m partnering with fellow stylist Carly Gaztlaff of...more

Insomniac Sale Picks: Pull-on Summer Skirts

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? ...more

Dressed for: A Break in the Clouds

Cardigan – LOFT courtesy Twice Dress – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available) – similar-ish Belt – from a pair of shorts – similar look Heels – Corso Como Del Necklace -...more

Reader Request: Button-fronts for Ample Busts

Recently, I’ve had several readers ask about button-front options for women with bigger busts. Button-fronts make blood boil around here, I know, and although I love them for myself I am a small-busted woman with relatively average proportions so they don’t cause me many fit issues. I know from working with clients and hearing from you readers that everything from sloping shoulders to broad upper arms can make off-the-rack button-front shirts fit poorly ....more

Reader Request: Button-fronts for Ample Busts

Recently, I’ve had several readers ask about button-front options for women with bigger busts. Button-fronts make blood boil around here, I know, and although I love them for myself I am a small-busted woman with relatively average proportions so they don’t cause me many fit issues. I know from working with clients and hearing from you readers that everything from sloping shoulders to broad upper arms can make off-the-rack button-front shirts fit poorly ....more

Insomniac Sale Picks: Non-black Flats

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? ...more