Daily Mom Style 01.16.13

Is this January or March? You’d never know by the weather! It has been unseasonably warm, yet soggy and gloomy with rain and fog. I’m ready to get my cold, crisp, sunny winter days back!! I haven’t even been able to enjoy running in the warmer temps because the rain and drizzle just looks so miserable, plus I’ve been nursing a sore foot. Woe is me.

ANYWAY!  Here we go. Another edition of Daily Mom Style, in which I attempt to stay fabulous after 40 while juggling the commitments of work, home and family and fighting gravity every step of the way.

day 1

I wore this outfit to attend a yoghurt demo and meet a friend for lunch. If you’re a yoghurt fan, or even if you’re not, you need to try Koru. The original recipe is from a yoghurt still produced in New Zealand, which they adapted for the US market. I don’t normally get excited about yoghurt, but this stuff is da bomb. No, really. You must try it.

I paired my gray cords with this purple v-neck sweater, and because it was drizzly out I wore my Dansko Brinkley Boots (which are currently $125, marked down from $265 at 6PM.) I took advantage of the warmer temperatures to wear my leather jacket, and I also threw on this plaid scarf to keep my neck warm and because I’m trying to do better in the accessorizing department. Speaking of accessories, I’m loving this Stella & Dot necklace. At first I wasn’t a fan of the tassel but after wearing it once, I think it adds a nice touch.

day 2

I wore this outfit twice last week — first to host a few friends for after-dinner cocktails and then to a concert with my husband.

I ordered this sweater from a little online shop I found through Lindsay’s What I Wore Wednesday linkup. Check out Daisy Rae Boutique. I love the bold stripes (a big trend right now) and the longer length. I wore it with my skinny jeans and Dansko Brinkley boots. The earrings and necklace are from Studio Jewel.

day 3

I wore this to meet a friend for lunch at the White Dog Cafe. I have found my new favorite restaurant. It’s a good thing I don’t live any closer, it could be dangerous to the credit card.

I decided to take a break from skinnies and pulled out my Joe’s bootcuts with the flap pockets that I received as a product review many years ago. I know the bootcut is a bit passé at the moment, but I still love them so I keep them around. The asymmetrical taupe sweater is from a local shop, and the orange tank is one I picked up at the JCrew Outlet. The Silpada necklace is another oldie-but-goodie, as are the 9West boots that you can barely see. I love these boots, but I don’t get the occasion to wear them much anymore. They have a really high heel so I keep them to wear with these jeans.

day 4

Just keeping it real, y’all. I wore this red half-zip with my favorite Athleta yoga pants several times this week. It’s the first thing I put on when I get home and I know I’m not going out again.

I hate how the pocket creates all that extra bulk so I’ve been thinking about cutting it out. Do you think I’ll regret that???

day 5

I thought it might be nice to wear a skirt for a change so I dug this tweed skirt out of the back of my closet to wear to church on Sunday.

The cashmere sweater is old, old, old. I think I got it at Ann Taylor many moons ago. It’s too short to wear with jeans, but it is just the right length for pairing with a pencil skirt, and I love the color and the bow detail on the neck. I wore black tights and my black suede pumps even though it was a bit misty out. I just couldn’t stand one more day of wearing boots.

This bracelet is one of my favorites — from Silpada. Nails: Shellac Rubble from the Spring 2012 Collection.

I wore my leather jacket and scarf and carried my new green Rebecca Minkoff satchel (of course!)

day 6

This was just a casual day working from home and visiting my friendly dentist for a filling. Good times!

The pink sweater is from the Gap a few years ago. I layered it over a gray tank and wore it with a pair of straight-leg jeans and silver ballet flats (Aldo, old). The necklace is Silpada; it actually matches the bracelet from Sunday.

I’m loving my new green satchel, as you can see! I’ve been carrying it with everything. It’s a bit fussy to get in and out of and it’s heavy as the dickens, but it’s so pretty that I think I can forgive it for being high maintenance.

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