Hi, friends! It’s time for What I Wore Lately, and as you can see, this is the 100th edition of this everyday outfit roundup! As I said last week, I want to do something fun to commemorate this one, and you all gave me some great suggestions.
I was thinking about an old school giveaway, but that only benefits one or two people, so I decided to share a Starbucks gift card. You can find that at the bottom of the post. It’s just a small token of appreciation for following along every week and supporting my business.
Several of you asked to see my first What I Wore Lately, and thought it would be fun to get a glimpse into how my style (and this blog) have evolved over time. So I went digging into my archives, only to realize that I changed the name of this series several times over the years.
This entire series came into being when I joined another “mommy blogger” who started posting her daily outfits every Wednesday in order to hold herself accountable to getting out of her pajamas every day, and she invited other bloggers to link up with her. It was called a blog carnival or link party, and back then, that’s how we grew our audiences and found new blogs to read.
Her blog no longer exists, and after a time, I made this series my own and changed the name, but I’ve kept it on Wednesdays. I just feel like that’s fitting!
The first time I used What I Wore Lately in the title of these posts was on December 4, 2019. and from that point on, I’ve been pretty consistent about posting my daily outfits every other week.
As you can see, blog images got a lot bigger between 2011 and 2019! (And so did my eyebrows, apparently.)
Any-WHO. Moving on to 2023… Here’s what I’ve been wearing lately! These pictures include my trip to Florida, so they’re a mix of winter and spring outfits.
What I Wore Lately: Two Weeks of Everyday Outfits
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually wear a small in tops and dresses, a 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
Because these are my real life outfits, not everything I’m wearing is in stock, but I try to link to similar or less expensive items where I can.
This first picture is just a casual athleisure look I wore to walk the dog and work from home after a photo shoot with Alison.
I’ve had this Splendid tee for years; it’s the softest tee I own, and it never shows signs of wear and tear. I mean, sometimes I even sleep in this thing! And these are the new Vuori Halo Straight Leg, which I am LOVING! Stay tuned for more on those later this week.
The next day, I went to the nail salon to get a mani/pedi before my Florida trip. I wore a cozy sweater with sandals and pants I could roll up, even though it was pretty cold.
I was “influenced” by Brooklyn Blonde and ordered this Dragon Diffusion woven tote after she featured it on her Instagram Story. I’d been wanting a brown bag, and I love that it’s different than the usual suspects. It’s a beautiful, well-made bag, and I plan to have it for years.
I had a workout appointment the next day, and then I paid a visit to my friendly chiropractor because I jacked up my shoulder again.
I wore this neutral look to meet a friend for drinks the next day. These are my favorite bootcut jeans, and a similar wash is part of the Saks sale.
I’ve had a few questions lately about belts. My YSL is clearly a big splurge, but B-Low The Belt does a really nice quality belt in the $150 range. The leather is soft and supple, and they’re part of the Saks Friends & Family Sale. This black one with silver hardware is one of my favorites (it also comes with brass), and this taupe one with gold has a similar look to the one I’m wearing above. If I didn’t have the YSL, I’d snap that up in a New York minute.
This was my travel outfit both to and from Florida last week. I like to feel put together and stylish when I travel, and it’s a good thing, because I met a reader in the lounge when I was waiting for my plane to take off!
I love this cactus green jacket for spring. Unfortunately, it’s starting to sell out (don’t say I didn’t warn you!) but it also comes in a pretty pink.
And these jeans are soft and stretchy and comfortable, and also fairly lightweight, so they were fine for wearing with sandals when I arrived in the Sunshine State. They’re also part of the Saks sale.
KUT from the Kloth jacket (S) // ATM tee (M) (similar for less) // MOTHER denim (28) (similar for less) // On Cloud sneakers in White Sand (8.5) // Goyard tote (similar for less) // Yurman earrings & bracelet
Speaking of belts, I do wish I’d taken time to put on a belt with this outfit, but I was in a rush to get to the airport that morning, and most of mine were packed. Plus, I’m not sure what color I would have worn.
As soon as I got settled into my hotel room, I changed to sandals and went down to poolside bar to eat lunch overlooking the ocean. After that, I worked for a while in the hotel lounge.
I definitely should have put on a brown belt with this, given the brown in the sandals, and I actually packed my light brown AllSaints belt with the silver hardware, but I guess I was too eager to get outside to bother finding it.
I wore the same outfit back down to the hotel lounge that evening for a light dinner with Cyndi, but I changed into my Kork-Ease heels. We were so busy chatting, I didn’t think to get any pictures.
The next day, Sydney took us into St. Augustine for lunch. It was chilly by Florida standards, but I was comfortable in a short-sleeve sweater and sandals. I didn’t even need the denim jacket I brought along.
Evereve sweater (M) // PAIGE denim (28, but 29 would be more comfortable) (similar for less) // Kork-Ease sandals // Madewell earrings // old Stella & Dot bracelet // Gucci sunnies // clutch // denim jacket (S)
Here’s a picture of Cyndi and me at lunch. We went to Columbia Restaurant.
These sandals are sooo comfortable, by the way. We walked up and down St. George Street after lunch, and my feet were very happy.
After that, we went back to the hotel to work in the lounge for a few hours, and would you believe, I ended up in the same green jacket and t-shirt from the day before?
I brought so many clothes to shoot, but these were handy, so I grabbed them and pulled them on again. (I didn’t leave the sweater on because it fits kind of snug, and the jeans are a little snug at the waist, and I wasn’t feeling comfortable in it. Plus, it was chilly enough inside that I wanted a jacket.)
KUT from the Kloth jacket (S) // ATM tee (M) (similar for less) // PAIGE denim (28, but 29 would be more comfortable) (similar for less) // Tory Burch sandals (8) // Goyard tote (similar for less) // Madewell earrings
We had dinner again that night in the hotel lounge, and we were in bed by like 9PM. Do we know how to party, or what?!?
The next morning was our session with Mary Catherine Echols Photography, so we were up bright and early to catch the sunrise.
This was the first look we photographed, by the hotel pool overlooking the beach. Now can you see why I love to stay at The Lodge & Club!?!
After we were done shooting, I put on this same swimsuit and coverup to sit by the pool and relax.
I love this mesh beach tote, by the way. It’s super lightweight, so perfect for stashing in your suitcase, and it holds a ton. Plus, it doesn’t collect sand because it just falls right through.
Eventually we went up to our rooms, grabbed our laptops, and moved over to the tables by the bar to have lunch and do some work.
Later on, we met Sydney for dinner at a nearby restaurant overlooking a golf course, and I took the opportunity to wear this pretty dress. (Don’t you love the progression of pictures of the bed in the background? It wasn’t mine, by the way… haha!)
I know y’all are going to ask for links, and I can’t find Sydney’s dress, but it’s from Anthropologie. And Cyndi linked her jeans here, but I don’t see her blouse anywhere. I think she said it’s from Avara, and she borrowed my shoes, lol!
I wore the same travel outfit home as I did on the way to Florida, so I didn’t take another picture.
And then I was up bright and early the next day to drive to New Jersey for my daughter’s percussion event. I didn’t think to get a picture of that outfit either.
The next few days were spent recuperating and being lazy, but I finally rallied yesterday to go to Bible Study. I usually wear this hoodie with blue jeans, and I wanted to try something different. As it turns out, it looks great with washed back denim!
And then we went out for dinner last night with friends. I really struggled with what to wear, as it’s still chilly here, but winter sweaters seem out of place at the end of March.
I knew I wanted to wear my Mother Weekenders in Fog, and I started to grab that navy RAILS button-up, but I still have a hang-up with button-up shirts. They feel a tad masculine to me, especially for a “date night”, even if it’s just a casual weeknight dinner out with friends.
Maybe if I’d put my jewelry on with it, I would have felt better about it, but I didn’t even get it buttoned all the way before I took it off and pulled out my Everlane Cashmere Boxy Crew. I probably ought to get the cotton version to tie me over till it warms up around here.
Any-WHO! This is what I ended up wearing.
I topped it off with my LOFT trench, so that made me feel a little more put-together, but I still don’t love it. It feels heavy for spring.
Oh, well. Live and learn!
Treat Yourself to Starbucks!
As I said above, I wanted to do something fun to commemorate the 100th edition of What I Wore Lately, so if you’re out and about today, I hope you’ll enjoy a Starbucks drink on me! Just take a picture or a screenshot of the barcode below, and scan it when you check out. Happy Wednesday to you! (The card will no longer be active when the funds run out, or at 9PM tonight, whichever happens first.)
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