Good morning, and happy hump day! It’s time for another edition of What I Wore Lately. These pictures go back two weeks since my calendar was full last week and I didn’t run this feature.
While there’s a lot of fall fashion inspiration in my posts recently, it is still very much summertime here in Philly, so this post is all about summer style… although I’m definitely feeling drawn to dark, moody tones and animal prints right now.
Because I have so many outfits, I didn’t go into much detail with each one unless I was trying something new or struggling to get the look to come together.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds-ish, with a slight hourglass shape. Unless I say otherwise, I’m wearing a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe.
What I Wore Lately
We have had some milder days sprinkled throughout the past couple of weeks, and this was one of them so I pulled out my favorite cropped skinnies to run some errands and threw them on with my new leopard print tee from the #NSale.
Oooh, and my Paige cropped skinnies just went 20% off.
The next day, I did a bunch of try-ons, and I ended up wearing this tee and joggers around the house afterwards. It was overcast and actually kind of chilly, and this was perfect. (Unfortunately both pieces are sold out, but the Vuori joggers are very similar.)
That night, I made spontaneous plans with a friend to go out to dinner. Since I had all my new #NSale purchases sitting in my bedroom, I played around with some outfits.
First I put on my new ATM cheetah tee with black skinny jeans and flat sandals. I like this, and I’m sure I’ll wear this sometime, but I was curious to see how this top would look with crop flares.
This is cute, but I was afraid I might feel too dressed-up in heels. I don’t quite know why… I often wear heels, but it was a weeknight, and I knew we’d have to do a bit of walking in the downtown area where we were going to eat.
It was kind of rainy/overcast and not super warm, so I tried it with a denim jacket. I like it, but again, the heels felt like a lot…
Maybe espadrilles? This would have been fine, but I decided to try a few more things before making up my mind.
I went back to the skinny jeans and espadrilles and tried this camo top. I love the dark colors with the black jeans, but this look seemed almost too casual. This is the type of thing I’d wear to the mall or to run errands.
What about the cheetah tee with the cropped flares and sandals?
In retrospect, I think I should have worn this. The tee has more of an elevated style than the camo, the cropped flares have some attitude, and the flat sandals keep it from being too over-the-top for a casual dinner with a friend.
But I guess I still wasn’t feeling those cropped flares because I ended up back in the skinny jeans and espadrilles. This is definitely more my comfort zone.
I added the denim jacket, and I was about to call it done.
But then the mailman came and dropped off another box, and in it was this Halogen top. It suddenly seemed like the perfect solution.
It has a slightly more festive, dressed-up vibe than the t-shirt, and the floral seems a bit more summery too.
I added the denim jacket, and I really like how it gives the top of the outfit some structure.
I tried a different pair of heels that didn’t seem to make quite as much of a statement, and I switched from gold to silver earrings since the jacket has silver hardware.
But at the end of the day, I went back to the flat sandals, lol!
I just felt too over the top in heels, and it’s a good thing because my friend was dressed pretty casually in shorts and a cute top… and yes, flats.
By the way, these jeans are really lightweight, and since it was overcast and not super hot, I was perfectly comfortable wearing them while dining outside for several hours.
I did end up wearing the jean jacket with it, though. I took it off while we were eating.
Okay, since that was like an entire blog post in and of itself, I’ll try to speed through the rest.
The next day was Friday, and I did finally get to wear my new camo tee. I wore this to my mani/pedi appointment, and as you can see, I’m now sporting navy blue nails!
This was a rainy Saturday, and I was a little chilly, so I did a shorts and sweater combo.
Love these earrings, but I guess they’ve sold out too. I’m not sure they’ll bring them back, as they typically make styles specially for the #NSale, but we’ll have to wait and see…
I guess I got warm and changed… I can’t remember the series of events. We had family in town, and I know we hung out at home all day.
That brings us to Sunday, and it was another rainy day at home. We hung out and played games, and I made a peach crisp.
FYI, if you like these jeans, this wash is similar (I might even like it better) and marked down to $52!!!
These jeans have the perfect 27″ inseam… well, it’s perfect for me. I’m working on a post about finding your ideal jeans length… stay tuned!!!
I wore this to PT the next Monday, and to visit Ozzy… all sold out but the sandals, sorry!
I had my final microblading touchup appointment last Tuesday (I needed a 3rd appointment because so much time went by between my first two) and I finally got around to wearing that cheetah tee.
That night, the kids all had plans, so Paul and I decided to go out to dinner. This time, I did wear my heels!
By the way, this top and these jeans are both marked waaaaay down. They’re both TTS; I have a 28 in the jeans and a small in the top.
The next day was another rainy one, and it was the day R got her hair cut and her braces off. I dressed cute because why not?
The next day was much nicer, and I had a friend over to swim. I ended up changing into my suit, but I had on this tank top and shorts the rest of the day. My ball cap is super old.
And then I wore my camo tee and boyfriend jeans again last Friday Monday. I’m kind of wishing I’d tried sizing down to the 26 in these jeans, though. They’re starting to look really baggy…
Last Saturday, I wore this tie dye tee with jean shorts and Birks for most of the day.
And we had friends over to the backyard that night, so I changed into these taupe shorts and black tank. Pretty much both outfits are sold out, except the shoes and jewelry. Sorry, this is just what happens at the end of the season!
I wore this next look to church on Sunday and then out to lunch afterwards… this top is from last spring and is almost gone now, and these jeans are an old pair of Paige Verdugos that I’ve kept and rarely wear.
These sandals are still in stock, though, and they will actually transition nicely into fall, although they aren’t on sale at the moment. I got them for $75, so I’d definitely recommend holding off for a sale if you like them.
And this was Monday, after my photo shoot with Alison. My hair was a wreck after shooting fall clothes in summer weather, so I stuck it up in a pinch clip and threw on my comfiest shorts. I had to run to the grocery store, so I snapped a quick mirror pick before leaving the house.
And finally, this was yesterday for PT. I actually changed into a jeans outfit afterwards, but forgot to take a picture.
And that’s a wrap! I’m starting 22 Days of Fall Fashion next week, so I’ll be moving these posts to Saturdays for the month of September.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, and wherever you are, stay safe!
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