Happy hump day, friends. It’s time for another edition of What I Wore Lately! But first, I have some pretty sweet sales to share with you.
Nordstrom wants to support their customers after the announcement of their 2-week store closure, so they’re having a surprise sale — for a limited time, almost everything in the store is 25% off!
This is a great time to pick up some comfy loungewear to wear while you’re homebound — keep it comfy, not frumpy!
Or perhaps you need a few new tops for those conference calls you’re taking at home, or you want to stock up on summer basics… hopefully we will be getting out and about in a couple months!
SO many of my favorite closet basics are included… Tory Burch Miller sandals (even the Makeup!), my Vince Camuto denim jacket (I have size S), my Kut from the Kloth white denim jacket (I have size M), my go-to AG jeans, and the Agolde Toni too!
Also, this Tory Burch McGraw Hobo is the perfect everyday bag for spring and summer; I have the white, but I love this Devon Sand color.
See more on my Nordstrom Favorites Page!
And Nordstrom isn’t the only retailer trying to brighten these dreary days with a sale.
Everlane also wants to offer their customers meaningful value in uncertain times, so they are breaking their own rules and offering weekly promotions to make their everyday basics even more affordable.
They’re kicking it off this week with $50 denim, and you can look out for something new each Monday.
Sephora is offering free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP. I’m going to order some makeup I’m running out of.
LOFT has extended their Free Shipping promo, and they’re offering special deals across all departments.
And finally, Verishop is running a Spring Reset Sale where you can save up to 25% off on designer brands that rarely get discounted, and Sweaty Betty is running 25% off on their Yoga Edit so you can update your at-home workout wear… or, let’s face it, many of us will be wearing leggings all day every day for a while!
Phew! That’s a lot. (All the images above are clickable, if you want more details on the items I’m wearing.)
I know not everyone is in the position to shop frivolously right now, but if you need anything or just want a little pick-me-up, this is a good time to snag something on your wish list!
What I Wore Lately
Okay, let’s talk about what to wear when you’re stuck at home for weeks on end. I never thought I’d be writing about what to wear when self-isolating, but I guess there’s a first time for everything!
This chronicles not just what I’ve worn over the past two weeks, but also how our lives have changed in such a short time. I think I’ll be glad I documented this experience some day.
Sizing Reference: I’m 5’5″ with a slight hourglass shape and currently 135-ish. When I say an item is TTS (true to size) that means a small in tops, 28 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe.
This first look dates back to two Wednesdays ago. It was the day the painters started work on our kitchen cabinets, and I had a doctor appointment. At the time, the coronavirus seemed so far away…
The sweater is a spring favorite from Everlane, and the jeans and shoes are new additions to my wardrobe this season. All three pieces are on major rotation these days and can be mixed and matched various ways.
Next, an outfit I wore to CBS (Community Bible Study) two weeks ago. It was a chilly, rainy day, and I wore a cozy white sweater with off-black jeans and snake print mules.
My jeans are awesome and on sale, but these are similar, and that price is crazy good. Also, I need to chop an inch or two off these jeans… these don’t look as current as they would if they were a little shorter.
I wore this cozy stripe sweater with my favorite jeans and sneakers the day the tile guys were here installing our backsplash. You can probably see out the window how foggy and grey it was that day.
These jeans are also a little too long, but I hate to lose the chewed hem. I usually wear them with shoes that have a lower vamp to help compensate. They’re also 25% off at Nordstrom!
The next day was Saturday, and I went to our ladies’ Bible study at church. I think this is my favorite outfit from the week. I just love this color combo.
Everything I’m wearing (including my Lagos necklace, ring, and earrings !!!) is 25% off. Also, these Rag & Bone boots are gorgeous and amazing quality, and also included in the Nordstrom 25% off sale.
I had nursery duty at church that Sunday, so I kept it casual.
This next look is from last Monday, the day my world started to get really weird.
Everything about that day just seems heightened… I don’t know if that makes any sense or not. I remember throwing on this outfit to pick up my daughter from school for her orthodontist appointment, and feeling like things were a bit off-kilter. My heart rate was off the charts all afternoon.
After her appointment, I stopped into Urgent Care to get my back x-rayed (from the fall I took a few days before) and then we swung by Chick-Fil-A on the way home.
Even amidst all of the uncertainty, I managed to put together one of my favorite outfits in this post — it’s so simple, but I really love the various shades of grey with the white loafer mules.
Sadly, that night I had a viewing/funeral visitation to attend. The weather was warming up, so I went with short sleeves.
I wanted a cardigan or blazer to throw on top, but I realized I really don’t have an appropriate layering piece for this type of outfit. My leather jacket didn’t seem quite right, so I braved the elements like this.
Since then, I’ve ordered a few blazers and cardigans, and I found an amazing blazer that I’m excited to add to my wardrobe. I’ll share more in this Friday’s try-on haul.
Also, everything I’m wearing (except jewelry) is 25% off.
I don’t remember when I wore this outfit, or why I have this picture, but I’ll throw it in here since I don’t have a picture for Tuesday, and these Vince snake print slip-on sneakers are 25% off.
I love these soooo much. They are just so luxe and comfortable, and they jazz up all my basic neutral outfits. I wear them all year ’round so the cost per wear is pretty much nill at this point.
Wednesday, was my bi-weekly nail appointment, and coronavirus was the talk of the salon. I was saying it was going to get bad, but some of the other ladies didn’t think it was much to worry about…
Two days later the county was on lockdown, and the salon is now closed till further notice.
And that starts a long string of days at home… Thursday was the last day my 8th grader had school.
I worked from home most of the day, feeling an odd sense of urgency, and when I was on my way to pick up my daughter from band practice, I got the message that school would be closed Fri and Mon for a thorough cleaning.
She was all atwitter when she got in the car. Even though they chose not to make the announcement during school hours, the news spread like wildfire among the kids at after-school activities.
I feel really silly following up each account of these very strange days with information about my outfit, but that is my job, so….
The next day was Friday, and the news that our neighboring county was on lockdown had everyone (including me) scrambling to stock up on more food and paper goods. I wore this outfit to the grocery store that morning to see what was left.
Fortunately I got there before it got too crowded, and I was able to find almost everything on my list.
And yes, I wore this again on Saturday… or maybe it was Sunday, I’m losing track. I don’t think I’ve taken outfit pictures every day.
I wore this next outfit on Monday, after a photo shoot with Alison. I took pictures from a few different angles because I always get a lot of questions about how this sweater fits.
Yes, it’s boxy, but somehow it works. I don’t know if it’s because it has such a nice drape, or if it’s the length, or the wide neckline… I just love it, though. For $50, you can’t beat it.
And it got cold again yesterday, so I threw on this cozy turtleneck (sold out) and my new Madewell cropped jeans. I love the wash and the leg opening on these, but they are not on sale, and almost sold out.
This $50 Everlane pair has a similar wash and fit, and you can always cut them if you want a raw hem. I bought the ankle length for a more cropped fit.
And that’s a wrap!
I hope you don’t mind me chronicling not just my outfits, but also the current events and how they’re affecting me here in my little corner of the world.
It’s another chilly day here in PA, but the sun is shining and the birds are singing, and it gives me hope that the world won’t feel like it’s tilted on its axis forever.
I plan to get outside for a walk in a bit. I hope you can do the same!
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