Coffee Talk + What I Wore This Week

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I got home from Maine last night, and while I’m missing my mom and the gorgeous scenery and the perfect weather, it’s good to be home. Okay, so maybe I wish I hadn’t come back quite so soon. Haha!

Seriously, though, it was a rather rude awakening, getting home to another monsoon. I tell ya, the rain just won’t let up around here.

I had been planning a nice long run this morning, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. I can run in a little rain, but this is pretty heavy, and it’s not supposed to let up all day. I’m frustrated because I was doing really well with my commitment to run 5 days a week, and I only ran one of the last three days so I was counting on getting out there today. I’m thinking it might be time to get a treadmill.

Anyway, my mom and I had a nice visit, and it was good to see some of my extended family as well. I got my lobstah fix, and I had and clam chowdah twice, so I think I met my fresh Maine seafood quota.

This was the first trip I’ve taken in years that I didn’t bring clothes for a photo shoot, so I was able to pack a single carry-on bag. THAT was glorious! I’m so used to dealing with checking bags and baggage claim when I travel that I didn’t realize how much quicker and easier it is to do carry-on. I also checked in ahead of time and got a mobile boarding pass, so with that and my TSA Pre-Check, this trip was a breeze.

I didn’t take as many Insta Stories as I anticipated, but sometimes it’s better to be in the moment, yes?

So, a few matters of business, and then I’ll share what I’ve worn this week.

First of all, registration for the next Adore Your Wardrobe course ends on September 11th. If you’ve been considering that, now’s the time to jump on board!

Also, I shared this yesterday, but in case you missed it… You can now “favorite” any of the pieces in my shopping widgets that you like, and you will get notified via email when/if they go on sale!!!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on the ♥ Set Sale Alert to favorite an item from one of my product widgets.
  2. A modal will pop-up where you can enter an email address or use your ShopStyle account if you have one (you do NOT have to create a ShopStyle.com account).
  3. Within 30 minutes, you will receive an email collecting all of your recently favorited items from my blog that can be conveniently shopped directly from your inbox with my affiliate links.
  4. When any of your Favorites go on sale, you will receive a follow-up email alerting you of the price drop.

I hope that worked for those of you who tried it yesterday. I know it means more emails, but hopefully these are emails you will want to receive!

I’ll try to remember to include those shopping widgets in each post. Also, I know this probably sounds like I’m beating a dead horse to some of you, but I want to be completely transparent: I do make a commission when you shop through my affiliate links. This is partly how I earn an income from this blog. (I also earn income from ads and sponsored posts.)

I know most of you understand this and have no problem with it, but there is a subset of people who resent bloggers making money this way or feel it’s underhanded because not everyone understands this is how it works, so I try to make this disclaimer fairly frequently just to be sure I’m being transparent and up-front about it. It’s pretty much the same thing as going to the mall and having the sales associate help you… you aren’t charged any extra, but they may get a commission for helping you. As I often say, just consider me your virtual stylist… 

Also, for those who make it a point to shop through my links (thank you!), I’ve added a list of stores I regularly shop at to my sidebar — let me know if you want me to add any others. Those are affiliate links, so if you’re shopping at one of those stores and want to shop through my links, you can click on any of those to get to the store through my link.

Here is what it looks like: (this is a screenshot, so those links are not clickable here in this post.)

Finally, I rounded up my outfits from this week. There aren’t a ton, but I thought I’d share what I have since things tend to sell out so quickly these days.

What I Wore This Week

This was my church outfit last week. The blouse, shoes, and bag are old; but the jeans and denim jacket are current. Also, I’ve been wearing this silver X cuff a lot lately, and I really like how it’s delicate but substantial enough to make a statement.

SHOP THE LOOK:

I wore this to run some errands earlier this week. I’m still trying to like the cropped straight jeans. Holli, a faithful reader and commenter with a style very similar to mine, suggested I try these Vigoss jeans, and I really do like them. They read as more of a cropped flare, but I think that’s why I like them — they fit more snug to the thigh, which seems to work best for me. Also, they’re on sale for $40! For size reference, I’m in the 28. This brand does stretch some with wear, so size down if in between.

Also, this sweater is on major markdown, and it’s a nice transition piece. I also linked the same style in navy — maybe a better choice going into fall. For size reference, I have the small, but it’s tight in the arms. You may want to size up in this one.

And I know I’m late to the game on this one, but these sandals are perfect for this in-between season when it’s still hot outside, but you want colors that look more like fall.

SHOP THE LOOK:

This was another day of running errands and working from home. I’m obsessed with this sleeveless cowl neck top right now.

SHOP THE LOOK:

I wore this to the hair salon. It was a hot day, but I knew I’d be cold inside, so I wore jeans. This top is old, but I love it. It has such a flattering cut and the detail on the sleeves elevates the look.

Also, I’m loving my slides this fall — I feel like they take a summer outfit right into fall on these hot days we’ve been having.

SHOP THE LOOK:

And then this is what I wore traveling on Thursday. I wore the same thing on Saturday, except I swapped out the cowl neck top for a white v-neck tee.

I almost always wear this cardigan when traveling. It’s so cozy and flattering and looks great with everything. For size reference, I have a medium in the cardigan and a small in the cowl neck top.

SHOP THE LOOK:

I’m thinking I really need to get a new pose. Ha! This is what I wore on Friday, my only full day in Maine. It was a gorgeous high of 72 degrees that day, and this lightweight olive cardigan was perfect with my high rise skinnies and an off-white tee.

Also, this was the first day I wore these loafers all day, and they definitely came through for me. SO comfortable, great support… those of you who want flats with support need these!!!

Since inventory at Nordstrom is low, I’m linking to them at other retailers as well. I’m wearing my usual size 8, but they’re a tad snug (although not at all a deal breaker; they do soften up with wear.) That said, if you tend to run in between sizes, you may want to size up half.

SHOP THE LOOK:

And that’s a wrap! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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