What I Wore Lately Vol. 29

Well, friends! It’s Wednesday once again, and that means it’s time for What I Wore Lately. This is where I share my real life outfits from the past week… and you see what a Plain Jane I really am.

Seriously, some weeks I feel like I ought to turn in my fashion blogger’s card after putting this post together. Oh, well. This is real life, after all!

Last Wednesday I had a chiropractor appointment. My back and neck are much better, but now he’s working on an ongoing foot issue I struggle with due to an old surgery. He uses active release, and he pretty much fixes anything I throw at him. He is my new best friend.

Any-who. It was a nice day, so I threw on a tie dye tee and straight ankle jeans with my Birks.

I’ve worn this before, but I decided that I don’t care for these pieces all put together. I think there’s too much boho going on for my personal style aesthetic, and it feels kind of try-hard to me.

I decided that I prefer these jeans with a plain tee, the way I styled it for this post back in the summer. I’m planning to try them with some of my fall sweaters to see what else I can come up with.

BR tie dye tee // Paige Cindy straight ankle jeans (25% off) // Birk Madrid

The next day was Thursday… obviously. Thursday always follows Wednesday, unless 2020 has played another cosmic joke on us. (I wouldn’t rule it out at this point.)

I had a followup appointment with my podiatrist, and then I guess I worked from home for the rest of the day. I don’t quite remember.

Oh, wait. Yes, I do. I did a ton of try-ons that afternoon, and I ended up wearing a different top after that. But this is what I wore to my appointment that morning.

There’s some weird lighting going on here, sorry about that!

NYC tee (this year’s style is on sale) // Nordstrom Signature cardigan in black tweed (55% off) // similar rag & bone Cate ankle skinnies // Vince slip-on sneakers (size down half; more sizes avail in this year’s version)

By the way, Nordstrom is doing a massive clearance event, and the prices are unreal. Inventory is going fast, though, so don’t wait around if you see something you want.

Also, you can hop on Live Chat and ask for a price adjustment if you recently bought something that has just been further reduced.

After I did my try-ons, I threw this cozy coral sweater on to make dinner.

coral sweater // similar rag & bone Cate ankle skinnies // P448 sneakers

Friday night was the high school football game, and I finally got to wear this tee I ordered from Zulily last fall.

It arrived too late to wear to a football game last year, and I was beginning to think we wouldn’t be going to any this year, but our governor came through for us and lightened up the audience restrictions at outdoor events just in time for the marching band to get a chance to play at the last few home football games.

Of course, I had to wear my band mom tee!

band mom tee (see more below) // similar leather jacket (51% off) // AG Farrah skinnies (25% off) // Veja Esplar sneakers // Lagos earrings

Me tee is long gone now, but there are lots of similar tees at Amazon. I linked up a few below:

That brings us to Saturday, which was Becca’s birthday. It was unseasonably warm, and we were going shopping for the day so I wore jeans with a white tee and this lightweight leopard utility jacket.

Since our discussion about jeans length the other day, I’m especially aware of that right now, and I noticed these jeans *just* touch the top of the front of these booties.

I almost switched into the rag & bone Cates (above – they are like 1/2″ shorter) but I decided it didn’t really bother me since they weren’t falling down inside of them or getting stuck on the top.

It’s not ideal, but I don’t think it’s a huge fashion faux pas either. And let’s face it, not everyone has 25 pairs of jeans in their closet to choose from. Sometimes we have to make do.

Rails Collins military jacket // AG Farrah skinnies (25% off) // similar white tee // Franco Sarto booties (size down half; 55% off) // YSL camera bag (similar for less) // earrings // necklace // bracelet c/o Victoria Emerson

We got home just in time to change and head out to dinner. I could have worn what I’d had on all day, but I wanted a slightly dressier outfit so I changed into my new Everlane alpaca sweater tee and black suede pumps.

I wasn’t quite feeling it so I changed into black jeans, but that seemed like a lot of black for a family dinner.

So I switched to different jeans with a finished hem, and I swapped out the black pumps for burgundy.

I always like this combination in the fall and winter — black sweater with blue jeans and burgundy pumps. Denim wash does matter. I prefer a bit of a contrast, but I don’t want the jeans to be too light either.

I also switched to the Levis boho cuff and bold silver hoops.

I love my deep purple nails with this outfit. I wish I could figure out what color it is. I looked at the CND website and couldn’t tell which one it is.

Here’s the finished look. I wore the leather jacket to the restaurant, but I took it off while we ate. Even though we were outside, I didn’t need it.

Everlane alpaca sweater tee // AG Farrah skinnies // similar burgundy pumps // similar leather jacket (55% off) // boho cuff c/o Victoria Emerson// John Hardy hoops (old)

Sunday was another mild day, and it was kind of humid too, so I didn’t bother fixing my hair again. I just threw it in a ponytail and hoped it didn’t look too lame.

Why do some women look so chic in a ponytail, and I always look like I just came from the gym?

camel v-neck sweater // black jeans // leopard pumps (similar) // necklace // earrings // cuff bracelet c/o Ann Taylor // Michael Kors crossbody

And that brings us to Monday. It was a drab, rainy day, and I threw my hair into a pinch clip. Day 3 hair for the win!

I had to take my daughter to the dentist and run by the grocery store, so I did put on some makeup and get dressed. I was chilly in the house, so I broke out my UGGs from last year.

I love these boots so much. I wear them around the house like slippers throughout most of the winter. They were like putting on an old friend.

bell sleeve sweater // similar rag & bone Cate ankle skinnies // UGG boots // Lagos earrings // specs

Finally, I had one last visit to the chiropractor yesterday. I had him work on my lower back again, as well as my foot, so I jazzed up my joggers with a graphic tee and denim jacket.

denim jacket // similar NYC tee // similar joggers // Birk Madrid

And that’s a wrap for this week! I also rounded up some of my Nordstrom clearance sale picks below.

Shop the Nordstrom Clearance Sale:

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