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What I Wore Lately Vol. 13

It’s been a crazy few weeks around here, and I have to admit, posting these pictures brings back memories of days I’d rather forget. But, the show must go on.

The show must go on
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile, still, stays on…

Sorry, I was channeling my inner Freddie Mercury there for a second. I can’t say “the show must go on” without humming that tune.

This is the last one of these outfit roundups I’ll be doing for a while. Next month, Cyndi and I are doing 22 Days of Summer Fashion, so I’ll be posting an outfit every weekday, and my try-on hauls will move to Saturdays.

Meanwhile, here’s what I’ve been wearing for the past couple of weeks.

What I Wore Lately

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with a slight hourglass shape. I’m wearing a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe unless otherwise noted.

This first look is what I wore to my allergist appointment, back when I had high hopes of being able to keep Ozzy. These jeans are 67% off, by the way.

I think these side shots are helpful, especially with cardigans. I really like the length of this one. Of course, it’s sold out.

I also get some questions from time to time about how I put my hair up — it’s just a ponytail. I have kind of a flat head, lol, so I try to place it right in the middle.

top // cardigan (stripe option) // jeans (67% off) // mules (size up half) // similar earrings

Next is what I wore for my photoshoot with Main Line Today, a local magazine that does a fashion feature each month. I’ll be featured in the July issue, so that is super exciting!

I wanted to wear something that I feel represents my style, so I picked this floral blouse with my go-to white jeans and snake print embossed wedge slides.

And I have good news for those who wanted this blouse! I just found it fully stocked at Macy’s, AND on sale through 5/31! It comes down to $47.40 with code MEMDAY. It runs TTS; I have the small.

blouse // jeans // slides // earrings // necklace // bracelet

After the photo shoot, I changed into a tank and shorts for the rest of the afternoon. It was one of our first 70-degree days, which may not sound that warm to some of you, but compared to the weather we’ve had this spring, it feels like summertime to me.

I’ve shared these sandals several times. They’re fully stocked and 39% off at Nordstrom, and they come in a bunch of colors; this is the New Natural Leather.

tank // shorts // sandals // earrings // necklace

And then this was the day we saw Paul’s dad for the last time. It probably sounds a little irreverent to take an outfit picture on my way out the door, but it’s such a habit for me at this point.

This henley linen tee is back in stock and marked down to $18.

top // jeans (40% off) // similar slides // earrings // necklace // bracelet

This was a few days later. A family member stopped through briefly after visiting Paul’s mom, so I took a little extra time with accessories. These days, I’ll take any excuse I can get!

I first put together the grey top and light wash jeans, and then these shoes caught my eye. I like mixing grey with tan; it’s rather unexpected, and the silver studs tie in the grey top.

Then I added this bracelet because it also combines silver with earth tones. These are small details, but that’s how to level up a simple outfit.

top // jeans (67% off) // sandals (39% off) // earrings // bracelet

I’m not sure when this next picture was. For some reason I put the wrong date on it. I must have gone somewhere, since I had sunglasses on my head — probably to the grocery store.

I love this tee, it is soooo soft. Size up, though; I have the medium.

t-shirt (size up) // cardigan // jeans // espadrilles // earrings // sunnies

I wore this to PT, after a photo shoot with Alison. She’s been coming here to the house, and we shoot outside where it’s easy to social distance.

I LOVE this Zella quick dry tee; you can see more of it in this Try-On Haul.

top // similar hoodie // leggings // sneakers

This was a Sunday afternoon at home, and I probably ended up out by the pool. This is my go-to outfit when I want to get some sun but don’t want to put on a bathing suit.

Does it help to see multiple angles, or is it too redundant? Anyway, here’s the side view.

I’m really glad I decided to keep these Birks. They took a bit of breaking in, but they’re very comfortable and have some support, which I need.

stripe tank (similar) // shorts // Birks // similar earrings // necklace

I took this picture on my way to go take Ozzy to his new home. I’m not really sure how I mustered a smile, but I was trying to be strong for Becca.

grey tee // jeans // sneaks // similar earrings // necklace

This was the next day. It was drab and rainy, and I stayed in bed as long as I could to avoid facing the day.

Eventually, I had to get up and work on returns. I didn’t take time with hair or makeup or even contacts, but I threw on real clothes and some jewelry in an attempt to feel somewhat normal.

I decided to keep these Rag & Bone jeans, as I’ve been wanting a darker wash in a 27″ inseam, and I like the finished hem for a change. They’re still on sale, but inventory is getting depleted. They’re TTS; I’m wearing the 28.

tee // cardigan // jeans // Birks // similar earrings // necklace // specs

The next day, we all tried to rally. Becca emerged from her room and asked to go to Target to get some pool floats, and we all showered and put ourselves together and tried to make a fun outing out of it.

I took a shower and did my hair and makeup, and then I tried this garden henley tee a few ways. I ended up pretty much back to where I started, but it was a nice distraction to play around with an outfit.

First, I tried it with my mid-wash Farrahs and TB ballet flats.

Since there’s blush in the top, I thought the shoes worked well with the look.

These flats are on sale, and I like them, but they do require some breaking in. I recommend sizing up half; I have the 8.5.

I’m not sure why I wasn’t loving that denim wash with the top — it looks fine to me in these pix. But I decided to try it with black jeans, so I pulled out these straight crops.

I debated my shoe choice, and first tried these gold slides.

They don’t thrill me, for some reason, so I tried these sandals, even though I knew I wouldn’t want to wear them in the rain. At this point, I was just trying to figure out what shoe styles work with the pants.

I think I like the dressier look of the strappy sandals on the cork footbed, but I wasn’t sold on the outfit. Maybe it needs a heel.

Next, I tried a silver wedge and a denim jacket. Clearly I wasn’t going to wear this to Target, but maybe there’s a date night in my future.

I like the jacket with the outfit, but I’m not sure about the shoes. I think the black crop jeans look like floods with these wedges.

I’m not sure if it’s the heel or the fact that the shoes are light so there is low contrast between the shoes and my skin, but after all that, I think the black strappy sandals are my best bet.

They anchor the look without being clunky, and they don’t create as much space between the end of the pants and the floor.

Unfortunately, I didn’t think to try them with the denim jacket.

At that point, I needed to finish up and get going, so I went back to the jeans and blush flat combo.

I thought maybe I’d like the floral print better with a darker wash, and I do. Also, this time I went for my Minnie travel flats instead of the patent ballet flats because they’re more comfortable.

top // jeans // flats // similar earrings // necklace

Sunday started out chilly and overcast once again, but it burned off and turned out to be a gorgeous afternoon. In fact, the same thing happened on Saturday. Both days, I ended up in my swimsuit.

This suit is from last year, so I can’t link it, but it’s the Prima Donna brand. I love their tankinis because they have a built-in bra, and they offer support and coverage without looking matronly. In fact, I just ordered this one.

My pareo is back this year and on sale. It’s the easiest thing to throw on over my suit and take off and on when I want to sunbathe. Yes, I sunbathe. #dontjudgeme

similar swimsuit // pareo // sandals

I spent most of Monday in this dress over my bathing suit. We hosted friends for dinner out on the deck, and I just kept this on because I thought we might end up swimming, but we didn’t.

similar swimsuit // dress // sandals

And that brings us to yesterday. I wore three different outfits, does this sound familiar?

It was chilly and foggy in the morning, and I had a PT appointment, so I threw on my Vuori joggers and matching hoodie.

I sized up in the joggers, but the hoodie is TTS. I also love this Athleta tee. It’s beyond soft, as they say, and it has a flattering neckline and such a nice drape.

jacket // joggers (size up) // tee // sneakers

I got back home and worked for a while, and then I decided to take a break and spend some time in the pool. I wore my other Prima Donna swimsuit and trusty pareo.

Prima Donna swimsuits // pareo // sandals // sunnies

After that, I took a quick shower and threw on my favorite jean shorts and this comfy tee to work for the rest of the afternoon. Unfortunately, both are sold out.

tee // shorts // Birks // necklace

And that’s a wrap!

It seems like summer is FINALLY here. I think we skipped right over spring, and that’s fine by me. I’m so over the spring of 2020, I can’t even tell you. Bring on summer!

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27 thoughts on “What I Wore Lately Vol. 13

  1. I just bought the navy floral top from Macy’s! It should be perfect for work when I get back to the office. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up on the sales price.

  2. I’m glad to see you give yourself grace!! We all need that especially these days. It must have been hard taking pics during those harder days so thank you:) I’m excited for the 22 days of summer 🤗. We have actually jumped from a short spring weather wise to what appears to be summer Weather. Our days have really warmed up and it’s been hot.. the next few will be high 90’s with humidity… hello that doesn’t happen until July??? And getting in the pool on floaters or otherwise doesn’t  happen in May but I’ll take it. We don’t know how long it may last🤷‍♀️.
    Have a good one:)

  3. Oh no I must have missed the Ozzy story.. hope you get to keep him … feel better , outfits look great

  4. I love AG jeans, and they look so good on you – I am tempted to buy them (but my husband might not appreciate that 😂). Thanks for posting all your looks. 

  5. Looking forward to your 22 Days of Summer. Who am I kidding? I’m looking forward to summer! Whatever summer will mean for us. We had planned on taking my grandson to Maine in our motorhome to drop him off at camp. We were going to hang out for a few days and then go to Nova Scotia. Sadly, his camp was canceled yesterday for any out-of-staters. And I’m thinking there will be no motor home trekking in Canada this summer. But as my daughter who works in infectious disease in public health would say, “First World Problems!”
    What color is your Athleta top, Jo-Lynne? It looks like a grape color, but I couldn’t find anything in that shade on the web site.

    1. Great post! These are my fav! Thanks for sharing real life looks with us. Summer weather will be welcome. My husband’s work has told staff that they will be working from home till January. It feels like the goal post keeps moving back. He enjoys the quiet space at home so isn’t upset. The Canadian – US border is closed for non essential travel till June 21 but I’m sure it will be extended past then. It has been extended once already.

      1. Wow, that’s a while. But I think it’s going to be the way of the future. For all who can work from home, it’s best for them to do so until we get a vaccine or herd immunity. My husband is planning to work from home indefinitely, and he says this is changing how offices are being run longterm. They’re realizing they don’t need to spend so much on office space, and he thinks there will be a lot more telecommuting in our futures.

    2. That’s sad that the camp was canceled, but I get it. We just heard that David’s is going to open, but to a limited number of kids, and they can’t start until we are in the green phase, so it may not run for as many weeks.

      The Athleta top is the Volcanic Violet.

  6. I agree with you about Spring 2020. It’s been a really rough time with some medical issues for me and some pretty horrible family problems that don’t seem to be resolving anytime soon, not to mention the virus. I really appreciate you being consistent through all of this and helping to distract us all. I finally got ahold of the Rag & Bone Cates—thank you for the heads up!   In the past Every time I would find my size, they would be snatched away before I could complete my order!  I think I was finally successful!  I also purchased the Sanctuary blouse, and while I was at it, a Tommy Hilfiger dress. I wear a petite, and he’s one of the few designers who carry petite sizes that don’t look matronly. I haven’t been able to address your loss of Ozzy, but I, too, am truly sorry for you and your family. Those little buggers dig their way into our hearts so quickly. 

  7. Thank you for helping me make an executive decision regarding the rose gold Birks!  I am going to make the 2 pair of Birks I have outdoor shoes, since I don’t enjoy wearing them out and about.  I am going to, hopefully, order the ones you have to replace them in my closet.  Like you, I think the black pants really compliment the floral top.  I’m wondering how the top would look with white or with another color that’s in the top.  It looks like it has some salmon in it, and I recall you having pants that color.  Just a thought!  I do hope that this is turning into a better week for your household!  Have a great rest of your day!

    1. That floral top looks great with white… I have a whole set of pictures ready for 22 Days of Summer Fashion! Unfortunately the top is almost sold out and probably will be by the time I get to post them.

  8. Kudos  to you !  If  i had the few weeks you had  i would have stayed in my pjs or sweat pants at best.   these are some great outfits  and they give inspiration  for some possible work outfit. 

  9. Love to see you work through an outfit to get the look you want. For some reason it’s taking me longer to put together what I want to wear these days. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been so lazy with quarantine and the lack of going anywhere but the grocery store ( which I’d do after exercising in a hat and mask  but who was I seeing? ) I’m still struggling with wide leg and straight leg cropped jeans/pants. I know it’s going to be quite the minute to find the right look when I try to wear these. I usually end up back in my skinnies if I don’t have the patience or time 😂 I do hope your family is feeling better and starting to heal from your recent losses. Do you think you might perhaps try to get another puppy at some point that is hypoallergenic? 

    1. I don’t know, not for a while. Savannah never really took to Ozzy, and I feel like she just got her house back. As much as I love Ozzy and wish we could have kept him, I think we are a 1-dog-at-a-time sort of home. 🙂

  10. I’ve seen you style the Eileen Fisher espadrilles before and after reading all the positive reviews, I ordered them today in the “latte nubuck“ color. It looks like a good neutral that I don’t currently have in my closet. The white pair are really cute too, but have recently bought white slide sandals.  I have thought about getting the TB Minnie in the nude color (I have 3 pairs and love them : black, navy, tan). Maybe this fall I’ll add the nude. 😊 Those Birks sure are cute….& I never thought of myself as a “Birkenstock girl” but I’m seeing women in them EVERYWHERE right now (of all ages) and the reviews sure are good. I may have to try a pair! Your cute blush pair are sold out ☹️

    1. I think you’ll love those Eileen Fisher espadrilles! And I know what you mean about the Birks. I didn’t think they were “me” either, but I really like this style.

  11. I really enjoy how you share how you create an outfit. Before following your blog, I used to think that all jean colours were created equal and never thought to consider whether a light or dark wash worked best with an outfit. Thanks for all that you do!

  12. Hi Jo-Lynne – great post! First I wanted to say that I am sorry about your losses this month, your father-in-law and Ozzy. Second, I wanted to ask you how you like the Gap jean shorts? I also bought them but I only get 1 wear out of them because they stretch out completely with 1 wear. Bummed about that but they are very cute on me.

    1. Hey Stacey, thank you. We are slowly healing from it all. I don’t find them stretching out too much, and I’ve worn them a lot. I guess they probably do some, but not so much that I feel they look bad. Maybe size down?

  13. You look amazing! Maybe next time try a pair of ripped dark blue Hollister cut-offs with some pumps or, the opposite, some Converse X-Hi / Neehi?

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