Greetings on this last day of May! It’s time for another What I Wore Lately. This is a bi-weekly feature where I share my daily outfits and a little about where I wore them and how they came together.
Because this is my real life, not everything I’m wearing is currently in stock, and I’m not thinking about variety of styles and price points. It’s just what I actually wear in my daily life, three-day hair and all. I still marvel that anyone cares, but these are consistently among my most popular posts, so here we go!
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.
This is an easy outfit that I’ve worn many times, and I wore it to a hair appointment on a mild spring day. I’m so excited to see these slides back this year and fully stocked! They have a molded footbed, so they’re very comfortable for slides. I have no issues keeping them on my low profile feet.
I wore this next look to fly to Nashville for a quick overnight getaway with my daughter. The goal was to wear something on the plane that would allow me to hit the ground running when we arrived, since our hotel room wouldn’t be ready yet. We checked our luggage with the bellhop, and walked over to Broadway for lunch and live music at some of the honky tonk bars.
This jacket is old, but it’s very lightweight, which was nice since it was a warm afternoon.
This is what I wore that night to our music event with Jessica Willis Fisher. It was at a coffee shop, so pretty quiet and casual, but I still wanted to dress up a bit.
I love how the colors in the medallion print blouse pick up the blue from the medium wash denim and the light golden yellow from the sandals. Unfortunately, it sold out, so I linked a similar option.
KUT from the Kloth denim jacket (S) // LOFT blouse (option) //MOTHER Weekender (29) // Kork-Ease heels (8) // old hoop earrings // Madewell necklace // Lagos station bracelet & chain bracelet // YSL bag (option) // YSL belt (option)
I ended up wearing the white denim jacket most of the night, and I think it makes a really cute outfit altogether. I should have taken a picture wearing it, but I forgot. This one with my daughter is the only one I have.
This is me the next morning, on my way down to get some coffee and work in the hotel lobby. I always bring comfy clothes when I travel for this purpose.
Evidently Zella just updated the Ava V-Neck Active T-Shirt, which I’ve been buying for years. It was looking like they were discontinuing it, so I was super excited to see this new version fully stocked in a bunch of colors, but then I started reading the reviews… Evidently, it’s not quite the same great tee. I will order one to compare and report back.
We had some rain the next morning, so we walked over to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is connected to the Omni Nashville Hotel, where we stayed. Half of Nashville must have thought that was a good rainy day destination, as well, because it was mobbed! I’ve been several times, and I’ve never seen it that crowded.
We made our way through fairly quickly, and then we came back up to our room and packed up. We checked our bags with the bellhop once again so we could catch a Lyft over to 12 South for lunch and shopping before heading to the airport for our return flight home. Thankfully I thought to pack a rain jacket!
Also, I just noticed my favorite P448 sneakers have been restocked in a couple of popular sizes. They’re still on sale, too!
The next day, I wore this black and white look to church. I had already put this look together for the blog, so I had the outfit formula fresh in my mind, but I swapped out the ankle flares for full length trouser jeans and the black and white leopard print woven tank for a striped top. I also wore a strappier sandal this time; I like it better with the full-length pants.
Also, I just noticed my straw clutch is available in black; I love that option! It would look so good with this outfit… I might have to grab that.
Tommy Bahama linen jacket (S) // WHBM utility tee (S) // PAIGE Leenah wide leg trouser jeans (29) (similar for less) // PAIGE wedge sandals (8) // Lagos earrings // YSL belt (option) // straw clutch: Amazon
Here’s how the outfit looks without the jacket, although I never took it off. I love this utility tee; it’s so flattering, and the fabric is such a nice quality – definitely a step up from a basic tee.
We came straight home after church, so I changed into shorts and a tank for the afternoon. I think we had friends over later that day, but I can’t quite remember.
These slides have the look of Birkenstocks, but they’re softer and break in easier, while still offering a lot of support. And my white shorts are from last year, but I found a very similar style that are also more affordable. I really like that 5″ inseam for a change.
I wore this outfit the next day after a photo shoot. I had a nail appointment that afternoon and a school event that evening, so I wanted to look somewhat cute. I love this top, but definitely size up, if ordering.
This is the next day; I wore this activewear outfit to an early morning workout.
And I changed into jean shorts and a graphic tee for the rest of the day.
This next look is from a day of errands and working from home. I pulled these jeans out of my “maybe bin” when I realized I was wearing the MOTHER Insiders so much. They’re the FRAME Le High Straight from last year’s #NSale, and you may remember that I wore them a ton last summer and fall, but I didn’t reach for them as much in the winter, so I put them away.
I hate to wear things I can’t link, so I almost donated them, but then I realized they are exactly what I need right now, so I pulled them out. I like them for summer because they’re almost a crop length, and they’re a smidge wider in the leg opening than the MOTHER Dazzler that I often wear in lieu of my MOTHER Insiders.
The Dazzler has a 27 1/2″ inseam and 13″ leg opening, and the FRAME Le High Straight that I’m wearing has a 26 1/2″ inseam and 14″ leg opening. This is why I pay attention to denim measurements. It helps me understand what I like about some jeans more than others in various situations, and then when I go to order new styles, I know what to look for.
I wore the MOTHER Dazzler later in the week, but I’ll share this outfit next, so you can see the difference. It’s subtle, and I probably don’t need both pairs in my closet, but I do wear them both a lot; and sometimes I prefer one over the other, depending on what shoes I’m wearing.
Also, I’ve had this grey t-shirt for at least 5 years, and I still love it. It’s the ultimate in softness, and it’s just a nice basic to have in my closet year ’round. Definitely size up, if ordering.
This next look is from the day I went to the orthopedist about my shoulder, and he gave me a cortisone shot and prescribed an anti-inflammatory. So far, they seem to be working. I’m feeling better, but I’m afraid they’re just masking the real problem. We shall see….
Meanwhile, I love this outfit. I just wish I’d washed and fixed my hair. I hate how it looks pulled back in pictures.
I wore this outfit the next day to walk the dog and then to the chiropractor. I think I just kept it on all day.
The next day was last Saturday, and I had a spray tan appointment that morning. I have to wear loose clothing afterwards, so I don’t mess up the tanning process, so I actually wore this schlumpy outfit to the outlet mall with my daughter that afternoon. Oh, well. At least my hair and makeup was done!
And that night, I went out to dinner with a friend. I knew I wanted to wear my new black Sleeveless Notch-Neck Sweater with blue jeans. I still hadn’t showered off the bronzer from my spray tan, so dark colors were a must.
(The bronzer won’t permanently stain clothes, but it would rub off on them and require a washing, so I didn’t really want to wear any of my white denim.)
I like that look, but I feel like I wear those sandals all the time. Since the sweater has silver hardware on the neck ties, I tried my silver wedge sandals, and I went ahead and added jewelry at that point.
sweater: WHBM (S) // denim: MOTHER (28) (similar w/ more sizes avail) (similar for less) // sandals: c/o Talbots (8) // tote: NAGHEDI // Kendra Scott hoops // Madewell necklace // Victoria Emerson bracelet
Something about that outfit looked off to me, although I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time. I feel like I look top heavy with my dark hair, the black sweater, and black bag on top, and then light wash jeans and silver shoes on the bottom. Do you see it?
This is totally fine, but it felt a little safe to me compared to the previous outfits with the MOTHER Roller, so I went back to this look and tried a front tuck.
Since the jeans are so long, with the high waist, I felt like that threw off my vertical proportions, so I left it out.
I also ended up carrying my woven tote instead of the straw clutch. I like the more casual vibe with these jeans, for some reason.
sweater: WHBM (S) // denim: MOTHER (28) (similar w/ more sizes avail) (similar for less) // Kork-Ease heels (8) // Dragon Diffusion tote // Kendra Scott hoops // Madewell necklace // Victoria Emerson bracelet
Okay, moving on!!! I wore this black dress to church on Sunday. I didn’t want to bother with washing and fixing my hair, so I just threw it in to a claw clip.
My daughter tells me I have the same smile in all my pictures, and I should learn to smile with my mouth closed. Well, this is why I don’t smile with my mouth closed… It always looks like I’m smirking.
I went out to dinner again that night, and I wore this navy sweater and white jeans with cognac wedge sandals.
Monday was Memorial Day, but we stayed home all day. I had planned to wear this.
But I ended up keeping this on all day after my morning walk. I only had earrings in b/c I slept in them, lol.
And I didn’t take any pictures yesterday, so that’s a wrap!
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