What I Wore // IG Roundup 02.16.18

Hello, friends! I hope you’re having a good weekend. Yesterday Paul and I took the day off and took my daughter and a friend to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It was really fun and a nice change of scenery.

Today I’ve got my weekly outfit post and Instagram Roundup for you. These are the outfits I actually wore this week, along with a few more thrown in there for one reason or another.

Being the end of season and all, a lot of what I’m wearing is sold out, but it gives you an idea of how I’m getting through this transition season.

This first picture is what I wore to go out to dinner with my husband last weekend. It was our Valentine’s Day dinner celebration, for lack of a better excuse. (Like I need an excuse to go out to dinner…)

I had another outfit in mind but it was raining, so I switched to this. The leopard cami is from White House Black Market, and the print I have is sold out, but they do have a few new prints for spring. It’s reversible, which is fun, although I’ve only ever worn the leopard side. I love the fit of these, although I usually wear a jacket over them so I don’t have to worry about the bra strap issue.

My black jeans and black leather jacket are old favorites, and these pumps are like 15 years old. For real. They are by far and away the oldest item I have in my closet. When you buy quality in a classic style, it lasts! I added a choker pendant, a stack of Alex and Ani bangles, and my gold clutch. Get the details HERE. (Shoes and necklace are similar, the jeans are Frame but I also really like the Loft ones. They fit great.)

I posted this selfie from the car on my Insta Story. It’s a little goofy, but it shows my necklace… which is sold out of course. But I love it. I find myself throwing it on anytime I want a little extra something-something with an outfit.

This is a quick top-down selfie I took on my way out the door to church last Sunday. It was raining. AGAIN. It seems to rain every Sunday lately.

I wore my Blondo waterproof tall boots, black jeans, and this color block sweater. I linked up everything HERE. (Everything I linked is exact except the necklace.)

I wore this outfit to the mall for a try-on sesh. The grey jeans are from the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They’re Hudson, and I love them. I didn’t wear them for a while because I lost weight and they got baggy, but thankfully I put them in the attic and didn’t get rid of them because now they fit again. Not that I’m happy I gained weight, but at least I get to wear some clothes I really liked. #brightside #glasshalffull

I linked a lot of options because most of what I’m wearing is old or low inventory. Get details HERE.

I gave myself a grace day on Tuesday. Haha! I actually lifted weights that morning, but then I came home and showered, put my hair in a pony, and threw on these comfy clothes for the rest of the day.

I recently bought these joggers and I love them. (I’m wearing the medium.) They’re perfect for those days you don’t want to wear pants that button, but not look totally schlumpy. And this cardigan is old, but I love it and still wear it a ton. (It’s also a medium.) Amazingly, it is still available! Get the details HERE. (Everything I linked is exact.)

I posted this on Valentine’s Day, and I figured I’d include it here because… well, why not? I love this picture of us, taken in Turks & Caicos back in 2014.

I wore this on Wednesday. You can read all about it in THIS POST or just get the details HERE.

LOFT sweater // AG jeans (option) // R Minkoff mules // Boktier Perry leather tote (option/option/option) // pearl earrings // silver link bracelet (option)

And I wore this next outfit on Thursday for a few errands and a trip to the spa. The leather jacket is old, and I love the removable hood — it gives it a more casual vibe. I like wearing this jacket with jeans and Converse, and I normally wear a t-shirt with it, but for some reason it occurred to me to wear it with this grey v-neck sweater. I really like how it all came together.

Get the details HERE. (I linked some similar jackets since mine is old.)

And finally, I wore this outfit into Philly yesterday to go to The Franklin Institute. The weather was mild (but rainy; I wore my grey trench) and the light color palette makes me think spring.

This tote is the J.Crew Signet tote. I actually just ordered it to review for the blog, intending to return it because I have a Kate Spade hobo in a similar color. But when we got ready to leave for The Franklin Institute yesterday morning and Paul asked if I wanted to wear something we could shoot in the city, I grabbed this bag because it works so well with my outfit. (Bonus, it’s 30% off right now!)

As it turns out, I really love it. It’s very functional, and the leather seems like great quality. I think I’ll get plenty of use out of both bags. This is more of an everyday carryall, as opposed to the hobo, which I typically carry to church and with dressier outfits. Get all details HERE.

And that’s a wrap! When I do a week at a time, it doesn’t seem like I have that much, but I think I managed to get a picture every day, which is fairly remarkable.

Of course, the one day I was in sweats so that probably doesn’t count. Ha! I don’t usually photograph those days, but I figured, why not? That’s life, and I’m not trying to pretend there’s not real life going on over here. Plus those joggers are really good, and if you’re in the market for a pair, I highly recommend them!

Also, I got a box from Trunk Club in the mail this week, and I did a quick Facebook Live unboxing, then I hopped onto Instagram for a try-on sesh on my Insta Story. I saved it to my highlight reel so it won’t disappear after 24 hours, so hopefully you’ll be able to catch it if you’re interested. I’ll be posting pictures to the blog with links this week sometime.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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23 Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing your week with us. I love…love…love the red & white striped sweater with the buttons on the sleeves. Before moving from the Philadelphia area my husband & I went to The Franklin Institute to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was fascinating and a truly a blessing!!

  2. I love that you photographed the sweats!  It shows you can relax too!  Loved the try on sesh too and mall post too. It’s too bad that styles aren’t working this spring. I absolutely loved that maroon-y sweater you have and I bought. I bought a sweater/ blazer that I saw on another blog and so wanted to love it but it just wasn’t flattering and for their prices  I feel you need to love it. I’m going back and forth with them on jeans but free shipping and returns makes that easy. 

  3. You embarrassing your daughter in Philly yesterday, means that you are doing your job as a mom.  Ha!  Since I’m not as familiar with Nordstrom as you are, I have a question.  If I put a pair of the joggers on my wish list, do you know if there is a time limit for how long they’ll stay on it?  It will be after the Lenten season before I can order them.  Enjoy your weekend!  We are enjoying the spring like temps here, even with the pesky creatures starting to come out of hiding.  #keepingitreal

    1. Hey Ginger. I think it will stay on the Wish List indefinitely, or until it sells out, but I’m not positive. I don’t usually use the Wish List feature. Enjoy those spring temps! We’re getting snow this afternoon. #bahhumbug

      1. Thanks Jo-Lynne!  Good luck with the snow.  Our temp is in the upper 70’s with very strong wind.  We have dark clouds floating around, but no rain thus far.

    2. Ginger – I use the Wish List at Nordstrom and the item will stay on your wish list indefinitely – even if it sells out.  It will just have no longer available by it. You probably know this but putting it on the wish list does not hold the item so it can still sell out.  So if you really really want it better to go ahead and purchase and then return later if needed.   

      1. For Lent I have given up purchasing any clothes, so I will just have to gamble on the joggers not selling out.  If they do sell out, I will take that as I sign that I don’t really need them.  Thanks!

  4. Love your Valentine outfit with leopard cami. Actually they are all great. We are having spring in savannah til end of feb. Then who knows.

  5. Love your ‘goofy’ picture!  Your eye make is gorgeous!  Please do a make up tutorial or just a post.


  6. Seeing you in your leopard cami with leather jacket has comvinced me to finally wear that top. Every time I’ve put it on, I end up changing before I leave the house. With my jacket on top, it won’t seem like too much. 
    Good for you taking a day off! Well, almost . Ha! 

    1. Exactly, I feel like the jacket breaks it up and makes it more subtle. I never take my jacket off when I’m wearing it… I would if it were summer, maybe, but I’d have to wear a strapless bra. Ugh.

  7. I love how you keep it real by sharing pictures of you wearing sweats.  It’s nice to see a fashion blogger who shares their real life – which does include days where you’re not all dressed up – like the rest of us.  Lol.  Besides you looked really relaxed and comfy.  😁  

    I love the pic of you and your husband and it was a perfect picture to share on Valentines Day!  

    I hope you have an amazing weekend!  

  8. This Jersey girl (always) turned Hoosier knows that’s Bruuuuce!!! Love him! Would love to see his Broadway show. Have you read his autobiography? If you’re a fan it’s very good. Maybe a little technical at times but still a good read. It’s now in paperback even though I went out and bought the hard cover. It stays on my nightstand so I can say I sleep next to Bruce every night. My hubby doesn’t mind😉😂. 

    1. I haven’t read the book – I thought I bought it for my husband tho… I need to ask him. It came out a couple years ago? He’s a huge fan too. We want to see his Broadway show, but it is almost impossible to get tix. 🙁

  9. Hi Jo-Lynne: I copy so many of your outfits, it’s embarrassing (to me). Love your real-ness. I just bought my first ever white Converse (Shorelines) and I’m Wondering if you can do a post on how to wear those 5 different ways in one post? Thank you for all your inspiring writing and outfits!!

  10.  You looked smashing in your black and leopard dinner outfit! Maybe you could capture your daughter’s horrified looks in the background of your pics! 🙂

  11. I actually like it when you post your comfy stay at home clothes! It give me ideas for those outfits as well.  We usually aren’t outside the house all day and I know I like to be comfy when I’m home but not look like I’m wearing my P.J.’s at 3 in the afternoon. Thanks for all the cute everyday outfits from your week. 

  12. G’Mornng! I really love these Roundup posts. Sometimes I miss the daily one.  A couple questions for you…What is the key to finding out when you’ll do a Facebook live post. These are fun but would love to catch it live.  Second, I bought several things from your ‘favorites’ post but my absolute fav  is the T3 hair dryer! We’re traveling soon and will def invest in the packable one!  Thanks for all you do!  MaryBeth

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