Daily Mom Style 10.23.12

It’s been QUITE a week around here! I’ve been out and about almost every day. But I’ve decided that when you have a dog that needs to be walked every day, you simply must wear a practical shoe. Since I’ve been going places this week, I have a lot of cute outfits to show you, but when I’m at home, I’m in yoga pants and sneakers. It’s just more practical given this new doggie owner lifestyle I’ve suddenly been thrust into.

I’ve always said that I see nothing wrong with wearing sweats or yoga pants around the house as long as they are cute and fit well, so last week I went shopping and picked up a few more pieces to add to my rotation. Don’t be surprised if they pop up now and then on these Daily Mom Style posts!

day 1

I wore this outfit traveling home from NYC last week. I wanted to be comfortable, and I already had these jeans and boots packed so I just threw in this striped banded-waist top for the trip home.

This is one of my new tops. I picked this up at the Oakley Factory Outlet last week. I spotted it through the open doorway when I was wandering through the shops, and I stopped in and picked this up as well as a couple other casual pieces to pair with yoga pants for those days when I don’t have anywhere exciting to go but I don’t want to look like a total schlump.

This top is another outlet purchase — from the LOFT. I put it over a gray tank and wore it with my dark skinny jeans and black suede loafers. It’s just a casual, easy outfit for running the soccer mom taxi. I added a necklace for the fun of it.

I wore this on Saturday to Wyebrook Farm for lunch on the lawn. It was a crisp, cool autumn day and I wanted to be comfortable but still cute. I love this hooded zip-up sweater from Athleta with my tan cords. However, I do not love these shoes with this outfit. I need something similar in brown or tan, I think.

This necklace came from Noonday Collection — a social selling company that creates jobs for people in developing countries. I’ll be telling you more about it tomorrow, but I am loving my new necklace. It’s a great conversation piece. I wore it on this black sweater (from a promotion I did with Nordstrom Rack last winter) and my green skinny jeans. I this this outfit would be cuter with heels, but I decided to keep it casual with pointy-toe black flats.

I wore the outfit again the next night to my PSMM Workshop, this time with a scarf I picked up at the LOFT Factory Outlet last week. I’m not sure which way I like it best. What do you think!?

Then I wore this to volunteer at my girls’ elementary school and then to the mall to pick up a few things for our trip to Disney World later this week. This Calvin Klein sweater also came from Nordstrom Rack, and I like to wear it over this loden green tank with my Silpada mixed-metal necklace. I wore my bronze ballet flats from Aldo and carried my new Fossil Vintage Revival Satchel in Espresso.

I don’t know about this sweater; I think I might be over it. I always think it’s going to be cuter than it is when I see it in photos. I always feel like I have to suck my gut in, and it pulls funny across the chest area. I like the IDEA of it, but it never seems to fit quite right. Do you ever feel that way about an item in your wardrobe? It might be time to retire it.

That’s what I’ve got this week! I’m going to be pretty casual next week, stay tuned for my Disney edition of Daily Mom Style!

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