Good morning! Or is it afternoon? I had to shoot some outfits this morning, and I didn’t have this post prepped ahead of time as I often do, so it’s coming to you later than usual.
I hope you enjoy this recap from my Instagram posts this week. I know some of you aren’t on Instagram, and with the new algorithm, those of you who are may have missed a few. (To make sure I show up in your Instagram feed, be sure to like or comment on my posts over there… I know, it sounds like I’m just groveling for likes, but that really IS the way to make sure your favorites show up in your feed. I’m going to assume I’m one of your favorites. If not, please don’t burst my bubble, ‘kay? Thanks!)
So here we go. This week in the life of Jo-Lynne . . .
Last Saturday was cold so I broke out my favorite turtleneck from last winter. Happily, it is back this season, AND on sale! It’s selling out fast, though, so grab one while you can. I love the slim silhouette, and the material is very high quality. It also comes in ivory and burgundy. The booties are also on sale, and they come in a pretty chestnut as well. They run a tad small; if you’re in between sizes, you may want to size up. I ordered my regular size, and I’m fine.
Chelsea28 Turtleneck Sweater // AG Raw Hem Legging Jeans (my faves, but wait for a sale because $$$) // Lucky Brand Yezzah Booties // my Stella & Dot Covet Sunday Bucket Bag // Double Faux Pearl Earrings (LOVE!) // LOFT pendant neckace (old)
I wore this sweater dress to church last week. It’s on sale for $44.50 and it comes in 4 colors. It runs a bit small. I’m wearing a Medium.
This black and white shift dress is only $32 and so versatile. It also comes in Tall sizes, which is probably worth considering if you’re much taller than I am. (I am 5’5″ and I wouldn’t want it any shorter.) I styled it two ways in THIS POST.
This tie neck sweater has really pretty details — ribbed panels and pointelle trim on the blouson sleeves and a split neck with bow tie. This is how I do boho chic! I snagged this when LOFT ran their 50% off sale last week. I wouldn’t pay full price for it, but it’s really cute if you can get it on sale.
I also got these jeans, shoes and bag on the #NSale. I hope these jeans go on sale again. They’re great, but the full retail price is hefty.
These pointy toe flats went on sale, and I highly recommend grabbing a pair! They come in a ton of colors and they’re very comfortable. They have a padded footbed. Sizes are depleted, but you may find something that works for you still.
I got these jeans on a 30% off sale. I love and adore them and want to wear them daily, but I don’t recommend paying full price unless you think you can’t live without them because $$$. I also got the leopard clutch for 30% off. It would make a fabulous holiday gift for a special someone. (But wait for a sale.)
I wore this next outfit to meet a friend for lunch. There was no need to dress up this much, but I wanted an excuse to wear this blazer and top. Ha! It was fun. I should dress up for no reason more often.
This striped poncho is on clearance, and my aubergine skinnies went on sale. Sizes are limited in both, but these are both great pieces if they work out for you!
I mentioned this in my sale post this week, but it was a late addition so I also shared it on Instagram. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this Splendid Waffle Knit Cardi to go on sale again, and Splendid is running 25% off all full price apparel with code CHEER25. I have this cardigan in Black and Swan, and I absolutely love it. I’ve worn them both a ton, and they wash and wear great. I have a medium in both.
I wore this on Thursday to get a mani/pedi, thus the sandals! It was actually 70 degrees here on Thursday so it worked out perfectly. This is the Halogen cashmere sweater from yesterday’s post, but I ordered it in small, and I like the fit much better. I just wish the button on the jeans didn’t show thru, but that’s an issue with the jeans not the sweater. I will usually wear scarf or vest with it in a more flattering color, but I just added a necklace to run to the nail salon. I got CND Field Fox on my hands and Zoya Vanessa (I think) on my feet.
Yesterday I had a funeral to attend, and I was so glad I invested in a LBD a few weeks ago since I didn’t have one. It was so nice to not have to scramble at the last minute for what to wear, and a classic LBD will save your life on many occasions. (Mine is only $118 and, in my opinion, looks a lot more expensive than that.)
I wanted to keep the look subdued so I wore black pumps and carried a black bag. It seemed plain, but I felt like it was the only appropriate choice, besides perhaps nude pumps, and I like how the black pumps bookend the look. Maybe it’s because I have dark hair, I’m not sure, but my nude pumps didn’t look as good to me. These black leather pumps are VERY comfortable, and I don’t have much luck finding pumps I can walk in comfortably. I have them in pink suede too.
T Tahari Tonya Pleat Dress // Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pumps // Louise Et Cie Jael Shoulder Bag // Faux Pearl Studs // Kate Spade Gramercy Grand Bracelet Watch // David Yurman Oval Link Bracelet and Petite Albion Ring (gifts from Paul)
By the way, I didn’t share that dress on Instagram. It didn’t feel right to share a funeral outfit and include product links, but I’m sharing it here because funerals are a fact of life, and it is one of the few occasions left in our modern society where what you wear really does matter. I was afraid I might be overdressed, but I decided to err on the side of conservative and respectful, and I’m glad I did. Most everyone was dressed up and wearing dark colors.
Also, I didn’t wear hose. That is always a question I get when I post a dressy outfit like this. I would wear verrrrry sheer nude or black hose if it was wintertime, but this time of year, I prefer to go bare legged with the help of my favorite self tanner.
For more discussion on this topic, check out my post, What Hose To Wear With A Black Cocktail Dress. The comment section is interesting too. I think to wear or not to wear hose depends largely on the area of the country where you reside and your generation. Older women and women in the northeast are more likely to wear hose, and southern women and the younger generations are more likely to avoid hose at all costs. There will come a time when I prefer not to bare my legs for dressy event due to veins, etc., but I think I’m okay for a few more years yet.
Okay, let’s wrap this up!
I snapped this last night as we headed out to shoot the outfit for an upcoming post. I am in LOVE with this scarf and so incredibly bummed that it is already discontinued. Blergh. Nothing I’ve found is quite like it. Maybe this?
And my boots are from last year, but I found a pair that is almost identical. The quality on these is fantastic, and they are on sale! Trunk Club sent them to me to try, not knowing I had something similar, and I was sad I couldn’t justify keeping them because they’re nice than mine. They’re lined with leather. The back is a stretch panel that molds to your calf. They are very flattering, and also practical when it’s wet outside. As much as I love all of my suede boots, when the weather gets yucky, these are the ones I’ll reach for every time.
And that’s a wrap! Do you have any fun plans today? It is absolutely GORGEOUS here. This fall is like the energizer bunny. It just keeps on going and going… I’m going to a concert tonight, and I’ll probably spend much of the day catching up on mundane blog-related tasks while my husband catches up on mundane household related tasks. We sound like a barrel of laughs, don’t we? Ha! We should really go on a hike or something, anything to get outside, but housekeeping tasks will likely take precedence.
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