This week is all about neutrals! You wanna know why? I got myself a Christmassy red manicure last weekend, and now I feel like everything I own clashes with it. So be prepared to be wowed by GRAY!!! I know, I’m such a plain jane. So let’s get this over-with already.
I have no idea where I wore this. I can’t remember, how pathetic is that? Anyway, this dolman-sleeve sweater was an impulse buy at Nordstrom Rack last fall when I went shopping with a gift certificate they sent me. I haven’t been back since, but I really should go at least once a month and see what they have. It’s a great place to go when you don’t have anything specific in mind and you want to find a good deal. The cropped cords you’ve seen eleventy-trillion times, and I wore these black patent ballet flats (from Nine West, like 2 years ago.) The handbag is another oldie-but-goodie, my first Orla Kiely. I still love it. Chunky hoops, a long chain necklace, a beaded bracelet, and a watch with red band complete the look.
Oh I remember now! I wore this to church (like two weeks ago – I guess I forgot to post it last week?) And also, sometime after I took this photo, I ditched the necklace and wore a plum scarf instead. I thought the outfit needed color. So there. Mystery solved.
Okay so this? I wore to a casual family Christmas party at a friend’s house. You’ve seen the sweater, but I paired it with jeans instead of the gray cords this time.
This is what I wore to the Christmas Tree Farm. I love this white puffy coat and gray faux fur lined hood that I picked up on sale at Nordstrom a few years back. I wore a gray turtleneck sweater (a different one from the one above.) I’m beginning to think I might have a slight surplus of gray in my wardrobe . . . WHAT? Shaddup!
Aaaaaand I wore the same skinny jeans tucked into the same gray boots. Okay, well. I’m nothing if not predictable!
And finally, DATE NIGHT! My husband and I hired a sitter and spent the evening at the mall eating dinner and Christmas shopping, followed by a spontaneous trip to the grocery store to stock up before the holidays. The man knows how to romance me, eh!? No, seriously, this was my request.
I was determined NOT to wear gray so I went with black instead. Bwahaha. No, really, I was determined to wear something with color so I went for this teal ruffle-neck top with the tan cords. I like to wear my brown suede boots with this outfit, but it was raining so I grabbed my trusty Dansko Brinkley boots that I got for review last winter and topped the outfit off with a cozy black hooded cardi.
I couldn’t decide which picture to post so I used all 3! I did add earrings before going out for the evening, not sure why I forgot them when I put on my necklace and bracelet.
And that’s a wrap. As usual, I’m linking up with the What I Wore Wednesday and Monday Mingle blog carnivals.
13 thoughts on “Mom Fashion | What I Wore This Week 12.21.11”
It struck me the other day when I was looking at my closet and noticing that I have mostly solids in there that I’m not the only one… I always think I should add some interesting detail with a pattern of some sort, but I’m drawn to solids, so I wear them and it seems like I’m the only one around here. At least when I see your Wednesday posts I see that someone else likes solids too 🙂
I do prefer solids. I’m TRYING to venture out more, but I haven’t done very well with that! I really am very much a plain jane when it comes to my outfits, which is why I am always amazed at how much people like these posts. They do challenge me to try to put my clothes together in different ways, when I typically wear the same exact outfits over and over. But I’m not much into accessories and layering, or printed fabrics either, and I wear jeans almost every day! LOL. I think in the end, style is more about fit than anything.
I seeeeee. YES the skinnies look GREAT on you. Now I see what you meant on my *ahem* skinny jeans post. Thanks for the encouragement. And the WIWW is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. It did take me a while for my eye to adjust, though. And the key is wearing chunky shoes or boots for balance. 🙂
You are really inspiring me to get my fashion act together for the new year. I wouldn’t consider myself super diva or anything, but before I had my daughter I was VERY into what I wore (and have the stale wardrobe to prove it). Getting my act in gear, and thank you for the motivation. I always gravitated toward prints and fun colors, but I’ve been getting more neutrals lately and doing fun accessories. I love outfit #1. Have a good day Jo-Lynne.
I need to get better with accessories. Of course, that means shopping. Oh darn. 😉
gray boots. I know you have worn those gray boots before but I am on the hunt for some gray boots…..and was just curious what brand yours were? Hey, I am loving the gray in your wardrobe…..wish we lived closer.
Hey Kim! They are these UGGs. Yeah, spendy, I know, but honestly I wear them to death.
I love gray!! It’s my new favorite color in clothing. I have way too much of it, but my eye always goes toward anything gray.
Let’s talk about all your great boots! I’m a shoe girl, it’s what I notice first. Thanks so much for showing off your style and linking up on Monday Mingle.
Oh I do love boots! 🙂
I love the cute white puffy jacket!
Cute outfits again! You always look so well put together and comfy 🙂