What I Wore Lately Vol. 20

Greetings, friends, and happy hump day! It’s time for another edition of What I Wore Lately. This is a roundup of my daily looks from the past week.

There’ve been a few “grace days” as of late, but I went ahead and took pictures anyway. Just trying to keep it real over here.

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, 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.


Speaking of grace days, last Wednesday was one of those. I threw on my running shorts and this old Zella tee for my morning walk, and then I wore that with my Birks until it was time to change into my swimsuit.

Zella tee (old) // UA shorts // Birks

That afternoon, I hosted a friend and her daughter for a pool date, and I threw this casual tank dress on over my swimsuit.

tankini top & swim bottoms // Marc Fisher slides // Caslon tank dress

The next day, I got showered and dressed to work from home. Because I was in the A/C all day, I could get away with a thin summer sweater.

This linen tie dye sweater is 50% off and selling fast. It’s true to size; I have the small. Nevermind the canine photo bomber in the background. Love her!

sweater // shorts // Birks // earrings

Friday was a dreary, rainy day, and I had to take one of my daughters to an appointment. I’m always chilly in the doctor’s office, plus it was rainy, so I went with jeans and another lightweight sweater.

This stripe sweater is FINALLY on sale and fully stocked. It’s TTS, or size up for a slouchier fit; I’m in the small. This sweater is super thin and lightweight, so you do need a cami or tank under. The one I have is part of the #NSale this year.

Also, I love Rag & Bone Cate skinnies, and this pair is a really good price. Sizes are pretty depleted, but you may get lucky. Otherwise, hold on because there’s a pair in a darker wash that’s part of the #NSale.

stripe sweater (30% off) // cami // Rag & Bone Cate skinnies (40% off) // TB Emmy sandals // necklace // earrings

I spent most of the next day at home. My dad was here, and I eventually got in the pool, but this is what I wore before and after.

FYI, these shorts are on sale at Evereve. They’re TTS; I have the 6.

Madewell tank // Kut from the Kloth jean shorts (on sale at Evereve) // Marc Fisher slides // Lucky Brand earrings

On Sunday, I wore this swing dress to church. I tried a few different combinations of sandals and jewelry before landing on what now seems like the most obvious choice.

I first tried this charm necklace and my gold Steve Madden slides.

That certainly works, but I wanted to see what it would look like with these brown toe ring sandals. I also decided to try this Kendra Scott layer necklace instead of the pendant.

I like brown with navy, but these sandals were more casual than what I wanted for church. Incidentally, they’re on sale and a really good price for leather sandals. They have a padded footbed, and I find them very comfortable.

I switched into my Miller sandals in Makeup for more of a cohesive look on the bottom, and definitely like these best. The brown, and even the gold break up the line of the leg, but the skin color sandals elongate the leg and leave the focus on the dress.

However, the necklace was too short and close to the neckline for my liking, so I went looking for something longer. I wanted to wear my new Kendra Scott station necklace, but I couldn’t find it. (Happily, it was located last night!)

Fortunately, I also have this one from LOFT, and it works. (It has since sold out, so I can’t link it. Sorry!)

I think this looks much better. It helps draw the eye down and in towards the waist, and it just elongates the entire look and fills the large expanse of navy blue.

I tried to get a close-up of these earrings. They’re Kendra Scott too, and I really like them. This bracelet set is also from LOFT, and my ring is Lagos.

I really like the final look. The first one was fine too, but I think this combination of jewelry along with the skin-colored sandals complement the simple dress in the best possible way.

swing dress // Miller sandals // earrings // similar necklace // bracelets

That brings us to Monday, and I had a workout in the morning and PT in the afternoon, so I just put this on and kept it on all day. (I wore sneakers to work out, obviously.)

Zella tee (old color) // Athleta leggings // Birks

And this was yesterday. I don’t think I left the house all day, but I was hot and sweaty from an early morning walk/run, so I showered and did the whole hair & makeup thing.

Because I was at home, I could get away with jeans. I sort of forget about these Levi’s, but they’re really comfortable, and I like the raw hem and ripped knee for casual looks.

I noticed that they’re on sale, so I threw them on so I could give you a heads-up! The best price is at Shopbop, but there are more sizes at Levis.com. FYI, Levi’s run small; I have the size 29.

The striped dolman top I’m wearing here is from LOFT, and these are another pair of Marc Fisher studded sandals.

I bought these back in the springtime, and I tend to forget about them, but they’re very comfortable and the styling is super cute. They run true to size, and they’re 30% off at Zappo’s.

navy dolman tee // white jeans (also at Levi’s) // sandals // similar earrings (mine are 11mm) // bracelet c/o Victoria Emerson Design

And that’s all I’ve got for this week. I hope you guys are hanging in there.

The news keeps getting crazier, and school decisions are looming, and I’m sure most of us are dealing with personal life stuff and work stressors on top of it all. Try to stay positive, focus on the good, and be kind to yourself (and others!) xo

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73 Responses

  1. Jo-Lynne. My condolences on the passing of your grandfather.  Death is hard to bare but even worse with COVID-19.  I know you would want to be with your family at this time and would be there if it wasn’t for this virus.  My father just passed away and we are in the process of quarantining  my mom (they live in Florida) so we can have a small family funeral here back in western New York.  It is so, so difficult.   My prayers to you and your family.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. I will keep your family in my prayers. 

  3. Jo-Lynn, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather.  What an amazing life he lived and I’m sure you will miss him. I always loved reading your stories about him.  I know your decision regarding attending his funeral was not easy, but I think you made the wise choice. We have close family friends that came together for the passing and funeral of their grandmother, and now every single one of them, down to the littlest child is suffering with Co-vid. One family member is hospitalized and receiving plasma.  Know that you and your family are in my prayers today.

  4. I am so sorry to read about your grandfather. What a blessing to have him in your life for so many years! It sounds like he lived a rich life and loved his family and God.

  5. Jo-Lynne, I’m very sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. You seem to have such fond memories of a wonderful man…may they always make you smile when you think of him. Sending prayers for you and your family in this difficult time. Blessings!

  6. I just ordered the swing dress in navy for my sister. She is a teacher at a private school and they are going back to school at the previously scheduled time. In fact, it is looking like they may have more students than last year. Many parents just can’t do online or possibly delayed school and pediatricians are supportive of school opening at least in her city. She has orientation next week to prepare and implement the plans for social distance, intensive cleaning, masks etc. that will be required.

  7. My deepest condolences. May your memories of him fill you with love during this difficult time. It is even more difficult due to Covid and not being able to travel to be with your family. 
    Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Arna

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss, Jo-Lynne. It’s so hard to lose a family member. It’s as if we lose a bit of ourselves. But I take comfort in the thought that we’ll always carry a bit of them inside us. It must have been so hard to decide whether or not to attend the funeral. I think you made a wise decision. My condolences to you and your entire family.

  9. Jo-Lynne, please accept my condolences on the passing of your grandfather. What an impressive legacy he leaves behind- building a successful business, yet always being available for his family. I understand your feelings of wishing you could attend his service, but not wanting to take that chance. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you all grieve the loss of a well-loved man.

  10. Sorry to hear about your Grandfather, he sounds pretty amazing. 
    Do you ever talk about what colors are best for people/skin tones? 
    Enjoy your family time and thanks for posting 💐

  11. So sorry to hear of your grandfathers passing.  But what a blessing to have known him for such a long time!  Praying for the Lord to comfort your heavy heart……

  12. Hi Jo-Lynne,  I’m so sorry about the passing of your grandfather.  He sounds like an amazing man, and very dear to you.  I am praying for you and your family.  

  13. I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandfather.  What an amazing life he lived. My condolences to you & your family. 

  14. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It sounds like your grandfather was a great man and has left quite the legacy. Although you can not be there today with your family you will forever have those memories in your heart. Love and prayers xo

  15. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandfather. You speak very fondly of him and have wonderful memories that you’ve shared which will always be with you. He sounded like he was an amazing person, just like you!

  16. I’m so very sorry for your loss.  Your grandfather sounds like he was an amazing man. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers will be with you and your family.  

  17. So sorry for your loss. May your memories with him be comforting now and ever. Prayers for your family

  18. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on your Grandfather’s death. What an impressive man and legacy he leaves behind. You made the right decision not going to the funeral. There have been a few super spreader events related to funerals here too in Canada. As if grieving isn’t enough, now the stress of contracting COVD. You can’t go to funeral without hugging or touching each other for support. Perhaps you and your immediate family can spend some time reminiscing about your Grandpa, sharing stories and memories. Let those good memories bring you comfort. God bless.

  19. Praying for God’s sweet comfort to surround your family and thanking Him for your grandfather’s godly legacy. Psalm 116:15 NIV
    [15] Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.

  20. My very deepest sympathies on the loss of your grandfather. He sounds like such an amazing man and an exceptionally wonderful person to know. My condolences to you and your family.

  21. I’m so sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. Take care of yourself. I’m sure the decision not to attend the funeral was hard and no doubt has added mental stress in already difficult times.

  22. So sorry about your grandfather and that you couldn’t be there for the funeral. I know it hurts. It seems most of us have life issues that are made worse by Covid. I appreciate your encouraging words at the end. 

  23. Very sorry about your grandfather’s passing and sorry you can’t be there. That’s got to be hard. I think it’s so special that you had him for 48 years, as you mentioned! 

  24. My condolences to you and your family!  I will lift all of you up in prayer.  I know that your grandfathers legacy will live on.  I really enjoy seeing what you really wear!  I am going to check out the swing dress.  Sending you a virtual hug!

  25. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. I love that you have some wonderful memories of him! I have prayed for peace and comfort for you and your family during this sad time. Hugs!

  26. My condolences on the loss of your grandfather. The tributes to him in the BDN, Portland Press Herald, and major broadcast networks statewide have been amazing. You were blessed to have him.

  27. So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet grandfather. I’m praying that you and your family find peace and comfort in the many good memories you have of him.

  28. I’m so sorry for your loss. I think that you made a wise decision not to go to the funeral. Perhaps you could have a special dinner and you, Paul, and your children could share special memories of your grandfather.

  29. Condolences to you and your family for the loss of your grandfather. What a wonderful man and beautiful legacy. May you be comforted by a lifetime of precious memories.

  30. Hi Jolynne,
    Our prayers for you and your family with the loss of your amazing grandfather, what a long blessed life he led, and what a legacy he leaves!
    Hearing of the humor he had well into his later years of life reminds me of my dad!
    May you find true Grace during this time… blessings to you!

  31. I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandfather.  I have enjoyed hearing about him over the years.  He sounds like he was an amazing man.  I’m sorry you won’t be at the service, but it sounds like you made the right decision.  What a difficult time we are in right now.  Take care.

  32. Jo-Lynne, I’m sorry for your loss. Your decision to stay home must have been very difficult but I think it was wise.  These are times for wise decisions. You are certainly blessed to have your grandfather for 48 years!  Wow, that’s incredible. So much to learn from our elders. My last grandparent passed when I was 14 and then a parent 5 years later.  I cherish the wisdom they shared with me. I’m sure you do the same. God bless. 

  33. Much love to you and your family. Your grandfather sounds like an amazing man and I’m sure he was very proud of the woman you have become. Funerals are already such a difficult time and with the stress and realities and dangers of Covid it’s even more so. I’m sorry you weren’t able to be there today but I would have made the same decision considering the circumstances. May you and your family feel peace and comfort as you continue to remember him and honor his life. 

  34. Jo-Lynne-I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your granddad. I’m glad that you have so many fond memories and we will surely be praying for you and your family.

  35. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I’m sure he had a full life for 103 years. Yes funerals and weddings seem to be the biggest spreader of Covid.

  36. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your grandfather. I know it was difficult for you to make the decision to not attend the funeral, but please know it was the right one. Funerals are for the living, and you will be able to get together with your family at some point and have a celebration of your grandfather’s life. My husband passed away 3 1/2 years ago after a 3 year battle with cancer. Even though we knew he was dying, the actual funeral was a blur. It is really in the days and months after,. that support is needed. You will all be able to be there for each other – even if it’s a phone call or FaceTime until we have a better handle on the COVID situation. 

    I so enjoy checking in with you each day. Know that your honesty about everything from diet and clothing to kids, family, work, and furniture is refreshing. 

  37. Hi-Lynne,
    I am so sorry about your Grandfather!  What a beautiful way you wrote about him!  He sounded like an amazing man who had impact on your family & everyone around him!
    Thank you for sharing about him!  It is so so comforting to know you will see him again!  Thinking & praying for you & your family!  Take care!

  38. So sorry for you loss. What a blessing you had him around for so long. Praying for peace and comfort to you and your family.

  39. Jo-Lynne – so sorry for the loss of your grandfather! I know you will hold on to your sweet memories! I always enjoyed your sharing of your wonderful trips to Maine to see him! He left a wonderful legacy! You and your family are in my prayers! Thank you for sharing all that you do!

  40. I’m so sorry about your grandfather. It’s always hard to lose someone we love, but the times we’re living in make it so much harder I think. Gathering with family can be such a comfort, grieving and reminiscing and laughing together, but definitely wiser not to. 

  41. Wow!!! A 103.  I’m so sorry for the lose of your grandfather.  I can tell he was a wonderful man by the way you’ve talked about him over the years and just now.  No matter how long we’ve had with loved ones, its never easy to let them go, but I’m happy to hear he knew the LORD. Your family has had its share of difficulties during this Covid time for sure.  I think you made the right decision regarding the funeral, but know it must have been a very hard one to make. It was a blessing your grandfather had his children with him.  I hope your day has been okay and you’ve been able to relax and reflect on all the wonderful memories of your grandfather.  Blessings. 

  42. So very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Sounds like he lived a long, wonderful life.How blessed he was to see his family grow, such a beautiful legacy to leave. May your memories of time spent with him bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  43. So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather, Jo-Lynne. I know you have many warm memories of him to hold in your heart. It’s so difficult not to be with your family during any services that can be held but I’m sure you made the right decision. Prayers for you and your family.

  44. Hi Jo-Lynne! First let me say how sorry I am that you lost your grandfather. How fortunate for you to have him in your life for 48 years! I list all of my grandparents by the time I was 17 and I so miss them.

    Second, I’m interested in the Paige Hoxton jeans in the NSale. I did a search on your website and saw that you bought them in white in a size 30. Is that because they are white? And I know you’re thinner now, so what size would you buy now in a dark denim? I’m typically the same size as you. I’ve never bought Paige jeans before. Thank you!

  45. Sincere condolences to you and your family.  Losing someone we love is so very hard but our faith and wonderful memories help comfort us during these difficult times. May your grandfather RIP 🙏

  46. Oh Jo-Lynnne, I’m so very sorry to hear the news of your Grandfather’s passing. He sounds like was an amazing man who loved the Lord and cherished his family! I love stories like yours that give honor to someone who has invested so much into other’s lives! I’m a grandma and I want to leave my children and grandchildren with a legacy they will remember always but more importantly a legacy that points them to Jesus Christ for their daily lives. I’m very sorry for your sadness but I’m happy you have a wealth of richness in your life because of your Grandfather! You will see him again and what a reunion that will be!

  47. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your grandfather sounds like he left quite a legacy. And blessed with 103 years! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  48. So very sorry for you & your extended family. Your tribute to him was beautifully written. I’ll be praying for peace & comfort for you all. 

  49. So sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Sending prayers and thoughts for you and your family. What a blessing to have such a wonderful man in your family.

  50. I’m so sorry Jo-Lynne. Your grandfather sounds like a wonderful man who lived a beautiful life. My condolences. 

  51. Jo-Lynne, I am behind on my reading. So sorry to read about your grandfather’s passing. He sounds like a wonderful man. I think you made the wise, but hard decision to not go to the funeral. He would have understood. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

  52. I’m so mad I didn’t buy that loft striped top when they had it in navy. It looks so great on you.

  53. All these outfits are so cute. Right now my wardrobe consists of hospital gowns – I had my knee replacement surgery Thursday morning. I’m doing good, feeling pretty good & each day is a step forward. Literally!!  I’ve had some pain, of course, but I did have my knee cut open & parts taken & new parts coming in. 

    Thanks for all your support. 

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