What I Wore Lately Vol. 28
This is a roundup of my daily outfits from the past week or so. It’s been busy in a mundane sort of way… lots of appointments and shuttling kids to and fro, with a few casual social events sprinkled in for good measure.
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.
WHAT I WORE LATELY
This first look hearkens back to the weekend of the memorial service. It’s from Saturday night, and we went out to dinner with some of Paul’s family.
I wanted to looked polished but not super dressy, so I paired this ribbed camel v-neck sweater with faded black jeans.
These are the Good American Good Legs jeans that I’ve been wearing allll the time. I swear, there is rarely an outfit that I think these jeans won’t look good with. I have to force myself to wear other jeans so I have some semblance of variety to my looks.
I tried it first with my jet black skinnies, which was fine, but I like how the faded black tones down the look and creates some juxtaposition — perfect for the casual venue that night.
For shoes, I went with leopard flats — flats because we would be doing some walking and I didn’t want to be overdressed, and leopard calf hair to add texture and pattern to the outfit.
The pointy toe and 1″ heel keeps them dressy enough for dinner out, whereas I don’t think a ballet flat would have worked quite as well. There are a few sizes left in my pair, and they’re 30% off plus an extra 60% off with code SALETIME. These shoes are really nice quality and very comfortable, but I recommend sizing up one whole size. I needed the size 9.
For other options, J.Crew Factory has a very similar pair of leopard calf hair pointy toe flats, plus there’s these leopard d’Orsay flats as well. I had them last year in a different print, and I found them quite comfortable, considering the price point. I took my usual size 8 in these.
Also, this sweater and this necklace are 50% off I actually ordered the necklace for the express purpose of wearing with this sweater (although I’m sure I’ll find other uses for it) and I love it. Since the camel is so close to my skin tone, I wanted some color to provide some contrast and to flatter my face, and this necklace does exactly that.
Whew! Okay, I promise I won’t write an entire blog post about each outfit. I just felt like that one had a lot of little details that went into making it work.
So this was Sunday, and I wore this to church.
It’s funny to think I was wearing a summer dress and sandals just 10 days ago. Wait until you see what I wore this past weekend…
Anyway. This dress was an #NSale purchase that never came back in stock — at least not in this color. It is, however, available in black and a light grey and currently 40% off, but Bloomingdale’s has a similar version for even less.
That one comes down to $91.14 in cart, so I ordered it, but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’m excited to see how it compares to the Nordstrom version.
I tried it with a few different shoe options… first, these Vionic sandals. But they felt too dark and heavy to me, and a little too dressy with the denim jacket.
So then I tried these strappy snake print sandals with the woodgrain heel… but I wasn’t loving this either. I can’t quite pinpoint why.
By then I was running late, so I decided to throw on my Millers and call it a day.
In looking back at these pictures, I think I like the snake print sandals best, but whatevs. The most important thing is to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. When I’m in a time crunch and I can’t make a decision, I usually fall back on what I know to be tried and true.
Okay, I promise to move more quickly through the rest of these! After church, I changed into these comfy clothes to hang out at home and visit with a friend later in the day.
This is the original Gibson x The Motherchic Beach Burnout Boyfriend T-Shirt, which I love. It is the softest thing, and it has such a good drape.
Well, they just brought it back in three new colors and renamed it the Vibe Check Burnout Boyfriend Tee, and it’s available on the Gibson Look website. I sized down to an XS in this tee.
Also, these jeans are the softest denim. I absolutely love them. They feel like I’ve had them for years. They’re TTS and currently 25% off.
That brings us to last Tuesday, and I had a dental appointment. I also needed to shoot one last look for 22 Days of Fall Fashion, so I put this outfit together and had Paul take some pictures out front before I left for the dentist.
That night, I went to a Bible Study with ladies from our church, and for some reason, I totally changed outfits. It clearly got warm in the afternoon, since I’m wearing short sleeves and sandals, but I don’t know why I changed completely. Any-who.
My cheetah tee is 40% off but only avail in the XS. (I’m wearing the medium, for reference.) Amazon has a pretty good dupe for $17, and it’s true to size. The color that looks the most like my ATM version is A-leopard03, but there are other styles and prints available.
I went back to the chiropractor on Wednesday morning, and I threw on this Indoorsy tee and joggers.
Later on, I had to run some errands, and I felt kind of schlumpy in the baggy t-shirt, so I changed into a short-sleeved v-neck tee and denim jacket.
By the way, this is one of my favorite t-shirts, and it’s 30% off right now. Size up, though. I have the medium.
I had an allergist appt on Thursday… I’m finally getting started on my sublingual immunotherapy drops. I threw on this camo pullover and washed black jeans.
I had some errands to run on Friday, and it was rainy so I pulled on this stripe sweater and jeans with my low-heeled leather booties. I recommend sizing down half in these booties.
On Saturday afternoon, I went shopping and out to lunch with a friend, and I fell back on this tried and true outfit. It was chilly so I added the hooded leather jacket.
And here’s a top-down selfie I took outside while I was waiting on my friend to pick me up. I like how you can see the textures and shades of black better in this lighting.
And this is what I wore to church on Sunday. It was verrrry chilly when I was getting dressed at 10AM, even though it ended up being a beautiful, mild fall afternoon, so I pulled out a cashmere sweater and paired it with black jeans and my black suede pumps.
I don’t have any idea why it was on such a deep discount when it’s still in their lineup and fully stocked this fall, but this is how to build a wardrobe of quality pieces without breaking the bank. I expect to have this sweater for many years.
I ran and worked out on Monday, but afterwards I was a total schlump. I wore my workout clothes the rest of the day with my big fuzzy Barefoot Dreams cardigan on top. It sounds gross, and it is, but I did at least change clothes between running and lifting. #keepingitreal #nopicturesplease
Yesterday, I showered and put on real clothes, but I didn’t wear any makeup. These jeans are back on sale, and I love them but definitely size down if ordering. I have the 27, and I almost wish I had the 26.
Also, these are the cushiest sneakers ever. They’re all on sale again, and I would say they’re TTS, but my feet kind of swim in them. They will definitely work for those with wider/thicker feet.
Okay, that’s a wrap. Tomorrow I’ve got a new fall outfit for you, and then on Friday I’m planning to show a few older looks with modern updates, so stay tuned for that!
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