Daily Mom Style 10.02.13


October, really? I will never get used to how quickly the months seem to pass. The older I get, the faster time seems to move. What’s up with that??

For the moment, I am enjoying this fall weather. We are having a splendid fall here in PA this year, and frankly, we’re due. Last year it went from summer to winter almost overnight. And often it gets really hot again before it cools down, but this year it is hanging out in that perfect middle spot — chilly mornings, warm afternoons, blue skies, low humidity, it’s absolutely glorious!!

I have a SLEW of pictures from this week. Some are crappy iPhone selfies snapped in a dimly lit hotel room, and some are awesome shots my husband took with his fancy Nikon. In the interest of time and space, I’m going to try to keep the commentary and links to a minimum, although brevity certainly isn’t my strong suit. Let’s see how I do!

I wore this on the last day of the CVS press trip I attended last week in Rhode Island and also to travel home. I took this photo in the bathroom to try to get my accessories up close.


This photo is horrible, but you get the drift – blue cashmere V-neck, dark skinny jeans, and silver Cole Haan Air Milly Wedge Pumps, available at Nordstrom and currently on sale 25% off. These make my feet so very happy. I bought them in Rhode Island with Mel. She got black, and I got silver — that is how incredibly comfy and cute they are. If you’re in the market for a classic wedge pump, I highly recommend these!!

cashmere and jeans

I wore this out to dinner in Rhode Island. This purple dress is old. I usually bring it out for fall. Pardon the horrendous lighting.

OOTD purple dress

date night

Love these Kendra Scott earrings.

kendra scott earrings

I wore this dress to dinner on the first night of our trip.

ralph lauren geometric print dress

Trying to get a close-up of my makeup. I got some new eye shadow I was trying out. Also the earrings and necklace are Stella & Dot.

evening makeup
I picked up these bangles at LOFT last week.

geometric dress closeup

I wore this outfit on the main day of our CVS event. I love this top from Lucky Brand that I found at a local boutique last spring. And those are the Toms Desert Bootie in Sand. I bought them in Rhode Island, shopping at the Providence Place Mall. They are remarkably comfortable on my poor abused feet.

coral blouse and dark skinnies with Toms Desert Booties

I’m totally out of order here. I wore this outfit to go shopping with Mel on Wednesday — Ella Moss striped top with my dark skinnies (the same jeans I wore all week!) and black ballet flats that KILLED MY FEET. I don’t know what I was thinking packing those things. I actually bought the Toms booties at the mall that day, so I would have something else to wear at the CVS media event.

ella moss striped top

Back home, I wore this outfit to my son’s band performance on Friday night. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to put on a different pair of jeans! I only brought one pair with me to Rhode Island. The idea of packing light seems so virtuous, but really, it stinks. I hate being out of town and not having options. Bah humbug!

mustard boyfriend sweater

I tried to wear these shoes that arrived in the mail while I was out of town, but I couldn’t stand them and took them off to return the next day. So my shoe saga continues . . . I am desperate to find a ballet flat for fall that doesn’t make my feet cry out in agony. I’ve ordered and returned about 10 pair at this point. GAH!

Taos Ballet Flats

They’re cute, though, right?? And they have a pretty supportive insole. But that elastic in the back kills me.

I loved this outfit so much that I had my husband take eleventy-billion pictures.

Taos flats and jeans with croc bag

The necklace is from Target, and the mustard boyfriend sweater is from LOFT.

LOFT boyfriend sweater and target necklace

Wow, my hands look old!

I wore this next outfit to church on Sunday and then to lunch at Wyebrook Farm that afternoon.

coral scarf and utility jacket
I asked my husband if he could make me look as cool as the fashion bloggers on Pinterest. HA! He tried!

coral scarf and utility jacket

I’m loving this color combo. I knew I wanted to wear my Toms Desert Booties and my BR utility jacket. I tried another scarf and changed to this one at the last minute. I think the orange really pops against the green jacket.

military green with coral/gray scarf

The view at Wyebrook Farm is outstanding! Loving the backdrop to this photo.

Wyebrook farm

Under the jacket, I just wore a basic white tee with a brown belt. It was supposed to be tucked in the front, like it is above with the yellow sweater, but I guess it didn’t stay put!

Paul and me

And the shoes . . . I love these booties!

Toms Desert Bootie Sand

Toms Desert Bootie Sand

Finally, I wore this on Monday to run errands. Everyone was back to work and school so I’m back to my self photos with the auto timer. I do believe it is the LAST day I will wear those shoes that are killing my feet, cute as they are. I FINALLY found a solution to my footwear challenge. Stay tuned!!

metallic striped top with moto jeans

The striped top is old, and the DL1961 moto inspired jeans were on sale at Piperlime a few weeks ago.

moto jeans

WHEW! It’s been quite a week. What about YOU??

UPDATE: I’m always amazed at how many people ask me where I got stuff I’m wearing. I often link within the post, but maybe it’s not that obvious. I don’t want to be all in your face shopping blog, but in case you’re interested, here is a list of links to things I’m wearing in this post that are still available. Let me know if I should do this every week. I’m happy to, I just don’t want to be annoying. Ha!

Where to Buy

    • gray moto inspired jeans: DL1961 Hazel Skinny Jeans, available at Piperlime (If you can be patient, Piperlime runs 20% off sales occasionally!!)
    • tan booties: Toms Desert Booties in Sand, available at Nordstrom (Word on the street is these sold out last year, so if you love them, I wouldn’t wait!)
    • green jacket: Banana Republic Utility Jacket (I got this at 40% off; watch for their sales.)
    • mustard cardi: boyfriend sweater from LOFT (again, these will go on sale; don’t pay full price)
    • pewter ballet flats: Taos Repleat, available at Zappo’s (these didn’t work for me, but they might work for you. they are super cute but a bit spendy.)
    • silver wedge pumps: Cole Haan Air Milly Wedge, available at Nordstrom and currently on sale at 25% off
    • assorted jewelry from Stella & Dot

For more fashion-over-40 inspiration, check out all of my Daily Mom Style posts.

I’m linking up with:

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy  Monday Mingle Fashion Carnival I-Feel-Pretty

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