Daily Mom Style 10.17.12

Yo! It’s another Wednesday, and another edition of Daily Mom Style. I’ve tried to brighten it up a bit this week, and I’ve been out and about a lot so I have a lot of cute outfits to show you. The change of seasons is always fun, I feel like everything old is new again!

day 1

I wore this outfit on a day that I had nowhere to go. These are my favorite Athleta yoga pants with a gray tank that I picked up at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet and a gray drapey sweater that I got at Nordstrom a few years ago. The black suede loafers are a step above a sneaker in the style department, and I even threw on a necklace for good measure.

day 2

I wore this outfit to the mall one afternoon.This green sweater is an old favorite; I picked it up at Nordstrom several years ago. I always wear it over this brown tank with my tan ankle-length skinny corduroy pants by Joe’s. They came from Bloomies during one of their end-of-season denim sales. The brown embellished ballet flats finished off the outfit, and the handbag is from Fossil’s new Vintage Revival collection. I received as part of a sponsored campaign through Social Spark, and you will be seeing a LOT of it this fall, I have a feeling!!

day 3

This is just a fun casual outfit for a lazy Saturday. I picked up this top at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet, and these are my oldest, softest jeans. I wanted to be comfy so I wore my green Privos.

day 4

I wore this to a good friend’s birthday party. I wanted to wear something fun and a little more hip than my typical work-at-home-mom uniform. I affectionally refer to his gray top as my “bat sweater.” I wore layered it over a black tank and wore it with my red skinny jeans. Sometimes I wear this outfit with the jeans tucked into black knee-high boots, but for a look that’s a little more “now” I decided to wear my gray suede Dansko Buffy ankle boots. The long silver necklace adds interest to an otherwise plain top, and I wore a silver beaded bracelet and my white leather-band watch.

day 5

I wore this outfit to church. I love plum and gray together for fall, and it was warm enough to get away with short sleeves. The gray satchel is one of my favorites. It was a birthday gift from my mom a couple of years ago. It came from Garnet Hill, but I don’t know the brand. I wore a simple circles necklace from Studio Jewel and a pretty multi-stone bracelet from Silpada.

day 6

I wore this outfit traveling to NYC on Monday. Just a casual top I picked up at Banana Republic Factory Outlet and my favorite skinny jeans and Dansko Brinkley boots.

I love the neckline on the top — not quite a cowl; I’m not sure what it’s called.

day 7

I wore this outfit to our Target store tour with the Target Inner Circle. I really had no idea what to wear. They specified business for the dress code so I pulled these black stretchy knit pants from the back of my closet. I rarely wear them, but I felt like they made more sense than jeans. I wore my faithful gray drapey sweater and decided to try a scarf to brighten up the outfit. I don’t often wear scarves, but I picked this one up at the LOFT outlet recently, and I thought it would look good with my lavender tank.

We came back to the hotel and had a half hour to eat lunch and change for the afternoon’s events — Target’s Media Day where they were announcing their big holiday promotions as well as a 50th Anniversary Party afterwards. I hadn’t brought anything dressier, so I just changed from my ballet flats to boots. I’m not sure they dressed up the outfit much, but they gave me some extra height which always helps me feel more confident.

I have to admit, I felt quite under dressed for the events, especially at the anniversary party. There were a lot of suits and black dresses, and nothing says Suburban Housewife quite like a drapey sweater and scarf. I  definitely felt out of place, but then I decided that it didn’t really matter, and I had a great time! I’ll be sharing more about that event later today!

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

linking up with:

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