Coffee Talk + What I Wore
Happy St. Paddy’s Day, friends! Does anyone have fun plans for today?
Not being Irish, we never made a big to-do over this day. I didn’t grow up eating corned beef and cabbage or Irish soda bread, although of course I always tried to wear a little bit o’ green so I didn’t get pinched at school. Now that I live in Philly, I can’t help but get caught up in the fun.
I used to run the St. Pat’s 5K in downtown West Chester on St. Paddy’s Day weekend, and that was always a blast because most people would dress up and the bars were always open afterwards. Nothing like drinking a beer at 11am after running three miles, ha! (I don’t even like beer, so I would just marvel at those who could do that.)
This year, I didn’t sign up for the race because I’ve been off my game a bit. I haven’t run much lately due to the weather, traveling, and generally being busy during those morning hours when I prefer to run. I’ve also lost touch with the friends I used to run races with. I should probably try to reignite some of those relationships — it definitely helped keep me motivated.
Any-who. As far as St. Paddy’s Day plans go, we don’t have any, but we did have a nice family day yesterday. Paul and I took the girls to the mall for a while in the afternoon, and then we came home and I made a salmon dinner at David’s request, since he’s headed back to college today.
So I thought I’d share what I’ve worn this month. I usually do these posts on Saturdays, but with 26 Days of Spring Fashion, I haven’t had a chance. I already shared what I wore at Disney, so I won’t repost those outfits. These are the outfits I’ve worn here at home during the month of March.
I don’t post them all on Instagram because I like my feed to look pretty, and too many mirror selfies kind of disrupts the flow. Yes, I think about these things, ha! I’m trying to remember to at least post on my Story, but sometimes I forget.
Anyway, because it’s March and still quite wintry, a lot of what I’m wearing has sold out, but I often get asked, “What do you really wear?” so this post answers that question.
What I Wore This Month
March 1st was Paul’s birthday, and I met him at the mall to shop for his birthday gift and also to pick up my new eyeglasses. It was a snowy day, as you can see from the window behind me. My daughter had a 2-hour school delay, so once I got her on the bus, I left for the mall. I wore this comfy old outfit.
The grey sweater sold out, I believe, but these jeans have been brought back by one retailer — Bergdorf Goodman. I was shocked to discover them because they’ve been sold out everywhere for such a long time.
Mine are several years old, but I keep wearing them because at this point they feel like pajamas. These are a great dupe, if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly look for less.
The next night, I hosted a birthday party for Paul here at the house with some friends, and I wanted to look casual but nice. I wore this burgundy bell sleeve sweater with high rise skinnies and my black mules. This sweater was actually on a much deeper discount at Bloomies when I bought it, and I think some of you grabbed it too when I featured it before Christmas.
My 7FAM jeans are an #NSale purchase, and they’ve been discontinued, but these are similar. I wanted a higher rise under this sweater to help keep things smoothed out, since it’s pretty form-fitting.
I would have preferred to wear heels, but I chose the mules because they’re fashion-forward but comfortable enough to stand in all night. Finally, the necklace was my Christmas gift from Paul this year. It’s definitely an investment piece, and unfortunately I haven’t been able to find anything similar to link to. If you see something, let us know!
I wore this next outfit to church that Sunday. Again, mostly old stuff I dug out of the back of my closet. I love this blouse from Express — it’s one of their slim portofino shirts.
I wore this next outfit on Tuesday for my Facebook Live hair curling demo with L’ange.
Nothing new here, but I really have been enjoying this top, and it’s still available AND on sale. (HINT: sign up to be a Madewell Insider, and you get free shipping and free returns on all orders.)
I washed it on cold and laid it flat to dry, but it did shrink up a bit. It still looks fine, but you may want to size up if you like a looser fit. I have the small, for reference.
This was my travel outfit on the way down to Disney. It was cold, and I knew it was going to be chilly in Orlando that evening as well, so I went ahead and dressed for winter.
I wore this one of the first days we were back home. I had a photo shoot that morning, and I threw on this comfy outfit afterwards for an afternoon here at the house. Yes, I really do wear these jeans 3 or 4 days a week. My cost per wear is mere pennies at this point.
The only picture that isn’t a mirror selfie… Paul and I went down to visit the in-laws, and they took us out to dinner. I got this jacket through my friend Carly’s styling service. She posted it on Facebook, and I jumped right on it. The pumps are old, and the blouse is the same one I featured in yesterday’s blog post, but there are only two sizes left.
I wore this next look on Thursday for a meeting in Philly with ShopStyle and an afternoon at the Museum of the American Revolution with my boys. Paul and David went with me and hung out in Rittenhouse Square while I had my meeting, and then we drove into Old City to go to the museum. We all loved it, and I highly recommend it if you’re a local or visiting Philly anytime soon.
By the way, this sweater has been restocked, AND it’s on sale! I didn’t feel like the outfit needed a necklace because there’s so much texture in the sweater, but now that I’m looking at this picture, I do think it could use something. Also, I did put on my rings before I left — they were downstairs on my desk when I took this picture.
Also not pictured, I carried a black leather tote because I needed a bag to accommodate my laptop. I wish I’d brought a smaller crossbody for the museum, but I just left my computer in the car and carried my tote. It did get cumbersome after a while!
It was 70 degrees on Friday, and I threw on this spring look after my photo shoot that morning. It was such a gorgeous day, and while it’s already cold again, it was a nice reprieve and a little taste of what’s to come!
We’re all getting spring fever around here. Even the girls went through their clothes yesterday and started pulling out the wintriest pieces to pack away or donate.
Finally, this is what I wore yesterday for our mall outing. It’s chilly again, but I was itching to wear something a little more spring-like. I decided to pair this cozy cashmere sweater with white jeans, and I wore taupe suede loafers.
These shoes were super comfortable for walking around the mall. I wasn’t sure how they would do, but I didn’t have any blisters or anything.
So that’s a wrap. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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