My Daily Looks: What I Wore Lately

Happy hump day, friends! It’s time for an another edition of What I Wore Lately.

Every other week on Wednesdays, I post my daily looks. This post is the answer to a question I often get: But what do you really wear?

I like to invest in quality pieces that feel good on, so these price points can be a bit higher than in my regular posts. I don’t ever add up the cost of an outfit. Instead, I make purchasing decisions based on the cost per wear of each item.

Because I usually buy my higher end pieces on sale when they’re being discontinued, the exact items I’m wearing aren’t always available. In that case, I try to link something similar.

Over the years, I’ve realized that I’d rather have fewer nice quality pieces that I love and wear over and over, than a closet full of things I got just because it seemed like a good deal in the moment. That’s a good way to end up with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.

Not to say every piece in my closet is an investment piece, but I try to consider my needs and how often I’ll wear an item when purchasing.

If you have a bunch of things in your closet with the tags still on, shoved to the back and forgotten, I highly recommend reading this post: How to Purge Your Closet and Love Your Wardrobe Again.

Then take an inventory of what’s left, and check out my Spring Wardrobe Essentials post and make a list of things you need to add to your closet to make it functional for your current size and lifestyle.

Okay, that was a bit of a detour. Let’s get started!

My Daily Looks: What I Wore Lately

As a reminder, I’m 5’5″ and usually wear a 28 or 29 in jeans and a small in tops. I’ll try to remember to give sizing notes where appropriate. (TTS = True To Size)

This first look is one that I wore to my weekly Bible Study, and then later that afternoon to an eye doctor appointment with my daughter. It was a rainy day, and I was really glad to have my waterproof Aquatalia sock booties.

I picked these up on a deep discount, but they’ve since sold out. This pair is similar, but full price. FYI, Blondo also makes a lot of waterproof booties, and many are on sale right now.

My sweater is was another clearance purchase that I got for a deep discount. It feels soooo nice on; I highly recommend 360Cashmere for quality sweaters. Here’s another option that’s on sale at Verishop.

similar 360Cashmere sweater // Agolde jeans (budget option) // boots (sold out; similar) // satchel // belt (budget option)

The next day was Friday, and I wore this to my workout… and then I kept it on all day. I know, that sounds gross, but I don’t sweat much. It’s so cold in the gym, and with my hip injury, we don’t do much cardio. We tend to lift heavy and take longer recovery breaks.

Anyway, Sweaty Betty is my new activewear discovery. I’ve actually worn this outfit all day a few times in the past several weeks.

I’ve never been one to wear activewear around all day, but now that I have some pieces that are more stylish, I don’t mind the look so much, and this way I’m ready to go out for a walk at any time. I’ve been trying to take a break mid-day for a long walk, rather than going out in the morning when it’s so cold.

Sweaty Betty hoodie // tank // leggings // sneakers // glasses

We went car shopping on Saturday, and I wore a white sweater and jeans with my snake print booties.

These jeans are currently 25% off, and they run TTS. They have a bit more stretch to them than the jeans I normally wear, so they have a very legging-like fit. I find them very comfortable, but you have to like that body-con style.

They have a comfortable 9″ rise, and they’re an inch shorter (27″ inseam) than the skinny jeans I normally wear. I’m liking this length a lot right now. They don’t fall into the back of my booties or require a cuff.

similar white sweater // Rag & Bone jeans (TTS and 25% off; similar for 40% off here and here; budget option) // booties

On Sunday, I wanted to wear my bright pick cowl neck sweater to church. I’ve shown it with blue jeans, but this time I paired it with my grey jeans.

I first tried it on with my black suede OTK boots…

I like it, but it seemed more Girls’ Night Out than Church on Sunday, so I switched to snake print mules. It was a chilly day for mules, but I get tired of wearing boots all the time.

This sweater is on trend and cozy and comes in a bunch of colors. It’s also under $100.

cowl neck sweater // grey jeans (TTS; budget option) // mules // hoops (budget option)

I came home from church and changed into some comfies to nap on the couch and watch the Super Bowl.

These jeans are getting big, but they’re so comfortable, I kept them to wear on days like this. (They run true to size; I just lost some weight, which is why they’re getting big.)

Goodthreads hoodie // Mother jeans (25% off; more sizes here) // slippers

I wore this the day we went to get Caroline’s car. I didn’t feel like fixing my hair so I did a quick pony. It was cold and rainy, a perfect day for Sorels.

This sweater is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and if you’re a regular to these posts, you’ve seen it a bazillion times. It’s on sale at Nordstrom Rack but sizes are picked over.

For some reason, it’s fully stocked at full price on the Nordstrom website. I don’t recommend paying full price, but if you like it, you may want to reach out and see if they’ll price match.

Vince sweater (50% off; more sizes at full price) // AG jeans (TTS; less $$ option or budget option) // boots

I’m losing track of days and my schedule, but I’m assuming this was another day working from home and running my mom taxi service… although now that Caroline has her own set of wheels, I don’t have to do quite as much of that these days.

I exchanged this sweater for a medium (I originally had the large), and I’m much happier with the fit. I love the colors for this time of year, and these loafers are my new favorite shoes. They are so comfortable!

Reformation stripe sweater // AG jeans (TTS; less $$ option or budget option) // loafers (LOVE!)

This is what I wore to the nail salon to get a fresh mani/pedi. I wanted to wear jeans I could easily roll up.

Of course, I wasn’t able to wear these shoes back home, but I had a couple errands to run first.

Halogen cashmere sweater // similar vest // Agolde jeans (budget option) // leopard flats (budget option) // necklace

This is what I wore last week to Bible Study. I thought the combination of oatmeal and grey was kind of fun.

I got this sweater when it went 50% off after the holidays, but I see it’s back to full price now. It is pure luxury — such great quality. But knowing it was already on sale, I would advise waiting for the next one.

Naadam cashmere sweater // grey jeans (TTS; budget option) // mules // necklace

I wore this comfy old sweater and jeans to the mall with Becca on Saturday.

My TB suede Minnie flats are pretty much sold out, but if you’re looking for them on Poshmark or eBay, they’re the Black Cherry color. I love them with winter neutrals!

similar v-neck sweater // AG jeans (TTS; less $$ option or budget option) // flats // necklace

And this is what I wore to church on Sunday. Everything is old except the coat.

I’ve been wanting to add a black wool coat to my wardrobe for years, but for some reason I could never seem to bite the bullet.

I finally grabbed this one when it went on sale, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a nice value for the price point, and it’s a classic cut that will never go out of style. If you’re looking for a coat like this, I highly recommend it.

I’m wearing the 4, for reference, so definitely size down. The best price is at Lord + Taylor, but sizes are pretty depleted. It’s 30% off at Zappo’s and 25% off at Nordstrom.

similar sweater // black jeans (TTS; budget option) // pumps (budget option) // coat (size down; I have a 4)

I had a photo shoot on Monday, and afterwards I wore this outfit again to run errands and work from home.

This time I went for my taupe Dolce Vita booties. These are very comfortable, with a padded insole, and the lower heel is nice for a change. I tend to have flats or 3+ inch heels in my closet, and I really like this 2-inch height for everyday.

similar sweater // Rag & Bone jeans (TTS and 25% off; similar for 40% off here and here; budget option) // booties (major sale)

Yesterday, I decided I was sick of all the usual suspects, so I pulled out my white jeans and this cozy striped sweater from LOFT.

I can’t believe this sweater is still fully stocked. It’s so cute and such a good price — just $29.

sweater (wearing XS) // jeans // sneakers (option) // hoops (budget option)

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