It’s getting wild and crazy over here… I’ve got What I Wore Lately on a Tuesday!
I know I said I was going to round up my favorite fall shoes and boots today, but I’m still working on that, and this post was ready to go, so I’m switching things up.
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.
Also, there are some good sales going on right now, so I’ll link to those where I can. The Shopbop Style Event runs through Thursday, 10/19: Save 15% off orders of $200+; 20% off $500+; 25% off $800+ with code STYLE. The Bloomingdale’s Buy More, Save More goes to Sunday, 10/22: Take 20-30% off your qualifying purchase. J.Crew has 30% off your purchase with code SHOPNOW, and a BUNCH of my #NSale favorites are now deeply discounted at Nordstrom Rack.
What I Wore: Two Weeks of Everyday Outfits
Gosh, this is a dreadful photo to start out with. I look so pale. I was just getting over the flu, and I had an appointment with an endocrinologist that I waited almost nine months for, so I rallied and went. (All is well, thankfully!)
I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, so I decided to dress cute even though it was just a doctor appointment. I love this KUT from the Kloth jacket for transition season, and the jeans were an #NSale purchase that sold out, so I linked similar below.
I had an appointment with my chiropractor the next day, and I wore this comfy Vuori outfit that apparently has all sold out. Boo.
That night, I met a friend for drinks. I knew this sweater vest + wide leg crop denim outfit was a sure thing, so I threw it on and then added my Vince wedge slides and some jewelry. I opted for larger earrings and a statement bracelet for a little extra oomph.
I had a photo shoot the next day, and I wore this outfit to run some errands afterwards. My Rails sweater is part of the Bloomies Spend More, Save More event. It’s a little longer and more fluid than the sweaters I normally wear with flares, but I think this works.
I changed for a PT appointment that afternoon.
And then I changed again to go to the football game that night, and to host my daughter’s birthday party afterwards. That was a looooong day, let. me. tell. you.
I cashiered at one of the concessions stands the next night at our home Cavalcade, and I wore this casual look. My MOTHER Dazzlers are part of the Shopbop Style Event, and my J. Crew sneakers are 30% off with code SHOPNOW. I wore a light tan belt to coordinate with the tan sole of the sneakers… yes, I think about these things, haha!
This next outfit is what I wore to church the following Sunday morning. This blouse is back on sale at Nordstrom Rack and fully stocked! I’m not normally a blouse girl, but I LOVE this one. It’s a shorter length, so it’s easy to tuck, and you don’t have a bunch of extra fabric to contend with, and it has such a nice drape. It also comes in black and a pretty Glacial Blue.
I also love these jeans for a classic bootcut/flare style, and they’re part of the Shopbop Style Event. The medium indigo wash is easy to dress up or down, and the finished hem is more elevated than the raw hem on the MOTHER Weekenders, which is my other go-to pair of flares. Oh, and Shopbop has a petite version of these!
Vince silk shirt – ON SALE! (S) // PAIGE Laurel Canyon Flares – ON SALE! (29) (similar Paige jeans) (petite option) (budget option) // Vince Camuto booties (8) // YSL belt (option) // Jenny Bird necklace // Jenny Bird earrings
We had tickets to a Phil Phillips concert that night, so after a nice, long afternoon nap, I pulled this outfit together. I thought it would be fun to wear my burgundy jacket. I might have tried a few other things, as well. It was getting late, and I didn’t have much time to play around with outfits.
Something about this seemed off to me, the relaxed flares looked even more relaxed because I lost a few pounds while I was sick and still wasn’t feeling 100%, and the cropped jacket seems almost too cropped for them. I don’t have a photo, but the rear view was pretty unfortunate. The jeans were already sagging, and I knew they’d stretch more throughout the evening.
So then I threw on my MOTHER Rollers and this sleeveless notch neck sweater – I felt more comfortable in it than the Evereve Miley Tank because it has more of a relaxed fit, and I knew I’d want to remove my jacket at some point.
Treasure & Bond bomber jacket (S) // WHBM sweater tank (S) // exact MOTHER Roller (raw hem option on sale; ankle version on sale) (28) // Marc Fisher boots (8) // YSL belt // Jenny Bird necklace // Kendra Scott earrings
Ooookay! It got cold over the weekend, so I threw on my new Vuori jacket to walk the dog and go to my workout appointment the next day.
The Phillies played that night, and we had friends over for a watch party. That’s when I realized I have no Phillies gear… only Sixers and Eagles! So I threw on my Eagles t-shirt and called it good.
The next day was my younger daughter’s birthday, and I cannot confirm or deny that she played hookie from school, but we did go to Starbucks and the mall at some point in the day… ahem.
This Rails cardigan had just arrived, and I couldn’t wait to wear it. I wasn’t sure I’d like the fit when I saw it online, but it’s a slam dunk! In fact, if I had known how much I was going to like this one, I might not have kept the Rails Harris, which arrived first and had already been worn.
(I ordered them both at the same time, and they’re different enough to keep both, but I love the fit of this one so much more.)
I put it on with my favorite washed black slim straight ankle jeans and sneakers for a casual mom-about-town look. I also really love this Coach bag with the outfit, although it’s not the one I actually carried. Sometimes I grab a bag that’s sitting around my room to give the general idea of what would look good with the outfit.
Rails cardigan (S) (on sale at Bloomies & Shopbop) (budget option) // Fidelity Cher (similar option on sale) // P448 sneakers (39) // similar pendant // Jenny Bird earrings // Coach shoulder bag (option)
I wore this outfit to run errands and get my hair colored, and I have no recollection why I dressed up so much, but this gorgeous Vince sweater is 60% off at Nordstrom Rack. It’s a great deal, if you can snag your size. I have the small. Also, my MOTHER Weekenders are part of the Shopbop Style Event.
I wore the Rails cardigan again last Friday after a photo shoot with Alison.
I wore this next outfit to a mani/pedi appointment last Friday because the ankle-length flares are easy to fold up when I’m in the pedicure chair.
This one is from last Saturday night; I went to a gathering to take Homecoming pictures with a bunch of Becca’s friends. It was cold and rainy, so I started with my Steve Madden Chelsea boots and dressed from there.
I first pulled on the old faithful Fidelity Cher slim straight ankle jeans in the off-black wash, and topped them off with this camel v-neck sweater (on sale at Bloomies!) but I quickly realized that I don’t like this denim and boot combo. They look awkward, the way the line of the leg narrows at the ankle.
Here’s a side by side to compare head-on. This is a very simple outfit, especially with no break between the pant leg and the shoe (like I get when I wear black loafers with the Fidelity jeans) so it really needs a couple more points of interest. A statement necklace and/or a belt would work, although I think I prefer the clean lines of this sweater untucked, so jewelry is the way to go.
My mixed stone necklace (seen in my next outfit) is what I would typically add to this look to give it more pizzazz, but I was just going over to a friend’s house to take pictures before the Homecoming dance, and I didn’t want to over-do it.
My leather sneakers with the Fidelity jeans would have also helped to break up the look and add some personality, but I feel like I wear them ALL the time to events with these same people, and the Chelsea boots made sense since it was raining.
Any-hoo. I’m all about dressing for the occasion, and I hate to feel overdone, so I’m fine with keeping it simple sometimes, even when you know there’s more you can do to jazz up an outfit. At least I know what I’ll do the next time I wear that sweater/denim combo to make it a little more interesting.
Okay, moving on . . . I’m almost done, I promise!
I wore this outfit to church and out to lunch last Sunday, and this time, I did add a statement necklace for some extra style points. I also carried my olive green Loewe bag that I purchased in Rome. I love the mix of browns and green.
I’m so sorry that I don’t have a link to this necklace, as it’s from last fall, but I finally found something similar at LOFT.
And that’s it for this edition of What I Wore Lately! It was a doozie, my goodness. I guess you can tell that I’ve been having fun dressing for fall, now that our weather is cooperating, and I’m feeling better.
I’m running out the door, late as usual, so I don’t have time to proofread. Please pardon the typos!
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