Happy Friday, friends! Normally I do What I Wore Lately on Wednesdays, but I had a few sponsored posts to put up in the last few days, so I decided to move it to Friday this week.
This is basically a roundup of my daily outfits, and sometimes I share some “outtakes” or outfits I tried that didn’t quite work out. I try to explain why I like the outfit or why I chose it for the occasion.
Of course, these days, there are very few occasions to get dressed for, so these outfits are very casual… even more so than usual!
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with an 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
Starting out last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I was nose-to-the-grindstone working on my Black Friday Sale Guide all day. I barely took time to eat, much less shower and get dressed… which is probably when I jacked up my back and shoulder, now that I think about it. Suffice it to say, I don’t have any outfit pictures from last Wednesday.
Thursday was Thanksgiving Day, and after working for a while in the morning, I went out for a nice brisk 3-mile run. Then I got showered and dressed even though we just spent the day at home. It was unseasonably mild, so I took the chance to wear my Everlane alpaca sweater tee, and I ended up with this monochromatic look.
I like the elegant simplicity and the subtle mix of textures, with the heathered black knit, the washed black denim, and the luxe leather loafers with edgy studded detail.
For accessories, I added a Victoria Emerson boho cuff with shades of silver and ivory and charcoal grey, along with my trusty Yurman hoops.
That brings us to Friday, and after I worked all morning, I got dressed to go to the tree farm with the family to get our Christmas tree. I knew I wanted to wear my Sorel duck boots for practical reasons, so I started there and worked my way up.
Favorite jeans, check! Cozy cashmere sweater, check! Sporty quilted jacket, check! And I’m assuming the hoops were still sitting on my bathroom sink from the day before, so I threw them on and called it done.
FYI, these jeans are 25% off, and they come in black too. They are one of my all-time favorites, and they run TTS. I actually cut off about an inch of the bottom so they look better with sneakers and some ankle boots, but the original inseam length is the same as the AG Farrahs I’m wearing below with the grey v-neck and grey booties.
Also, there are a few sizes of these boots still left at Nordstrom Rack for $69. I have the color called Major from Zappo’s, but the Quarry/Black is close. Also, these run really small. I needed to size up a full size to the 9.
Saturday was the day I got my massage, and I threw on a hoodie and joggers for that little excursion.
That afternoon, we went to visit Paul’s mom. I pulled on a sweater and jeans, and I felt like wearing something besides sneakers for once, so I pulled out these booties from a couple years ago.
They’re supremely comfortable for a 3.5″ heel, but I don’t care for the way the hem of the jeans falls into the booties. I was too lazy to change into jeans with a shorter inseam, even though I have other options, so I just wore it like this.
On Sunday, I went for a run and then showered and did some try-ons. This sweater dropped to 60% off for Cyber Monday, so after I photographed it, I just kept it on. It’s back to 35% off now, with a few random sizes/colors left.
Since this sweater is an inch or two longer than what is ideal for my body, I always make sure to wear it with longer jeans to help balance out the proportions. Or I give it a front-tuck, but I like it best left out.
Monday was my chiropractor appointment, and I wore a hoodie and joggers. This hoodie is a little pricey for what it is, but it’s on sale, so that helps. It’s incredibly soft and lightweight — not as bulky as the Zella hoodies I have.
I was mostly at home on Tuesday, but I did have to run out to take my daughter to the orthodontist, and I reverted to one of my favorite combos — this Vince sweater and rag & bone Cate skinnies. (The sweater is still at Nordstrom Rack for 57% off, but the jeans in this exact wash are long gone. However, this pair is currently 25% off, if you like a darker wash; they are the same length as mine; the model is just really tall.)
My Sorel orders had just came in, and it was freezing cold out and windy, so I wanted to play around with some of my new boots. I don’t plan to keep both, and I’m having a hard time deciding between these two. I have a couple other pairs in consideration as well, so I was planning a whole post on winter boots. Would you all like that?
These are the Lennox Shearling booties (size 8) from Bloomingdales, which I grabbed on sale for $150. I see they’re lower now, but also mostly sold out.
I do like those, but I also ordered these Explorer Joan boots (size 8.5) when they were $105 at Sorel. These definitely have a little more of a rugged, casual look, and they’re also lighter and more flexible and shearling lined inside. SO warm and cozy.
To make matters more complicated, I also have a pair of kinetic sport booties I’m considering, but they’re black, and a totally different vibe.
They will serve a different purpose in my closet, but I can’t justify two pairs in the Sandy Tan, so I need to make a choice between these two. Or order the Explorer Joan in a different color… lol!
Since I couldn’t make up my mind, I switched into my P448 sneakers to go to the orthodontist. And yes, I was cold. Also, I switched jeans because I realized there was a stain on the rag & bones.
On Wednesday, I dressed in yet another v-neck sweater and jeans.
I know… if it’s not a hoodie and joggers, it’s a v-neck sweater and jeans.But whatever. My life these days pretty much consists of working from home and making the rounds of all my doctors and therapists, lol! At least I’m wearing makeup every day. That alone is an achievement.
This is the Nordstrom Signature cashere v-neck that I have in black, and I snagged in the olive over Black Friday weekend when it was $97. I wore this outfit to my chiropractor appointment, and then R and I ran some errands afterwards.
And again, because it is on the longer side, I made sure to pair it with black jeans and black boots, to create the illusion of longer legs.
In a weak attempt to add some variety to my life, I tried on a quilted vest, but I decided it was too cold and I ditched it for a coat. It’s a good thing I did because it was very windy, and I was freezing even in my coat.
And that brings us to yesterday, when I wore this sweatshirt and jeans to go to my podiatrist for a followup visit. I really didn’t need to go, my feet are doing great for once! But he had some advice for my neck/shoulder/back situation, so I’m glad I went.
Also, it occurred to me that I rarely take a variety of shots for my daily outfits, the way I do for try-ons. I really love the fit of this top, and the way it dips just a bit in the back, plus the dolman sleeves, so I took pictures from a few different angles.
And that’s all I’ve got! After I run, I’m off to the salon for a fresh manicure… what color should I get? I went light last time for a change, with Winter Glow, but I miss my dark, moody colors. I’m thinking Oxblood or Asphalt this time… or maybe Masquerade.
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