Happy hump day, friends. What I Wore Lately is back on Wednesdays!
This is when I round up my daily outfits and share a little about how they came together and where I wore them.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds (on a good day) 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
This first outfit harkens back to the first Friday in December… I had an appointment for a mani/pedi so I wanted to wear pants that I can roll up to my knees. (In other words, not my beloved skinny jeans.)
Also, this Christmas graphic tee had just come in, and I wanted to wear it. The salon is always chilly, so I threw a cashmere cardigan on top.
The next day was Saturday, of course, and Paul and I took the girls to a coffee shop to pick up some locally roasted beans, and then we went to the mall for little while.
Coffee is Paul’s new hobby. I guess I can live with that!
I wore my new Naadam cashmere crew with blue jeans and taupe suede booties. Simple, but elevated… at least, that’s what I was going for.
I’ve been trying to take more angles of my daily outfits. What do y’all think? Helpful, or overkill?
This sweater is so luxe and soft… seriously could wear it every day. It’s still on sale, but all sales are final.
I can tell you it runs true to size, and it’s boxy but has some drape. The small is about 24″ long from shoulder to hem, and the sleeve length is generous but not exaggerated.
It was a chilly day, so I wore my favorite quilted jacket on top. I wish Burberry still made this or something similar, but they don’t. The closest I can find is this classic jacket,
A few years ago, I stalked this jacket until Bloomies did one of their Take $25 Off Every $100 You Spend sales (which they actually have going on now) and I snagged it. I’ve worn it almost daily during the fall and winter for the past 4 or 5 years, and it’s still going strong, so I’m definitely getting my cost per wear out of it.
We had church on Sunday, and for anyone just tuning in, our church is very casual. I still usually dress up a bit out of habit… and because what else do I get to dress up for these days? LOL!
This is the other Naadam sweater I decided to keep from the Black Friday sale. Love the details in the knit, and the relaxed fit. Plus, the softness is out of this world. See my Naadam sweater reviews for more info.
I paired it with black jeans and pumps for a classic look. FYI, these jeans are $25 off at Bloomies right now — not a huge savings, but I wanted to mention it.
They’re actually denim — 98% cotton/2% elastane — whereas so many black jeans have a lot of rayon and stretch and are more like pants. I also like how the raw hem adds some subtle texture and toughness to the classic outfit.
I had a chiropractor appointment on Monday, and it was chilly so I wore a turtleneck sweater with jeans and booties and a vest. I love a monochromatic outfit.
The jeans are the Express luxe comfort knit black skinnies I featured in this post, and they’re marked down to $48. They’re very flattering and hold their shape throughout the day. They run true to size; I have the 6.
I don’t think I went anywhere on Tuesday, but I was cold in the house, so I threw on a sherpa over a t-shirt with blue jeans and the same Sorel boots as the day before.
P.S. This sherpa is on sale, and different colors have different prices. This is the Light Brown Animal Print for $49.99 but it’s low inventory. The Brown Animal Pattern for $51 is similar and fully stocked.
And the next day, I picked those jeans up off the floor and put them on again. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that…
I had some people ask me about the fit of the Liverpool jeans… particularly the rear view. You guys know me so well! They actually have a fabulous fit from all sides; I took a few shots to show you. Here’s an up-close of the front.
My exact pair with the button fly did sell out, but these are the Abby ankle skinnies, and they come in tons of other options for washes and styles.
And the dreaded rear view… (Sorry it’s blurry…. taking these shots is hard, yo!)
I like the size and placement of the pockets. They’re not too big, which can flatten out my already wide tush, and they’re not too small, which can make my bum look bigger/wider than it is. And they are perfectly centered on each, ahem, cheek… for lack of a better word.
However they’re designed, it helps to lift and shape because very few jeans look this good from this angle.
Believe me, I take no joy in analyzing my hiney for the Internets, but pocket size and placement can ruin a great pair of jeans, and there really is no better way to illustrate that than to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Fortunately, in this case, it’s all good!
Also, my Tory Burch flats are from last year, but she just came out with a new style in a similar color. The metal logo is kind of blinged out so they’re more expensive than mine were, but I linked them anyway. Maybe they’ll go on sale.
I love to wear burgundy shoes with neutrals like grey, denim, black, and taupe.
And here’s a close-up of the sweater. This sweater is really soft and thick, and I think the taupe color is so pretty.
It has nice, long sleeves too! It’s a bit roomy on me, but I’ve got a feeling it will be perfect after it’s washed once or twice. The fabric is 70% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 3% Spandex.
Okay, so I was really struggling with these pictures. In trying to get an accurate color of the sweater, the walls look yellow… I dunno! I figure you’d rather see the sweater the right color than the walls.
I threw on this relaxed sweater with black jeans and boots to run some errands.
These jeans fall over top of the front of the boots, but the do sit inside the tab in the back. I’ve tried cuffing, but I like it better this way.
I’m also wearing my Smartwool socks.
I got back from my workout last Friday and snapped a quick pic before I jumped in the shower because I love each one of these pieces. I should have showed you the tank, though. #ooops
Later that day, I went to the salon for a haircut/color… actually, she just did color since it was cut 6 weeks ago and I like the current length.
I threw on this outfit because it was a mild afternoon, and I wanted to wear my Merry Christmas tee.
When I got back, I had Becca take this picture by our little kitchen tree because I was feeling cute. Of course, we went nowhere that night.
We came **this close** to going out for dinner… it was the night before our restaurants closed for indoor dining. But Paul had a late Zoom meeting, and by the time he was done, I was on the couch with a glass of wine watching Emily in Paris, so we ordered takeout instead. Probably for the best, indoor dining right now makes me nervous.
This one got a little blurry because I was moving when she snapped, but I like how it shows my hair — Nicole straightened my hair with the flat iron. Usually I like it to have more body, so I don’t usually flat iron it, but it looked so sleek and cool.
Oh, and this jacket, you guys. IT’S BACK!!! I am so excited! I love mine and wear it every chance I get, and it’s annoying that I can’t link it, but they brought it back and it’s 40% off… which leads me to believe, they are restocks and it will sell out again. So grab it if you’ve been wanting it.
I have the small, and it fits a little snug, but I can wear it comfortably over a thin sweater.
I threw on my Zella fleece pullover with grey jeans and my Sorel boots to run some errands with the girls on Saturday.
And I wore this dress to church on Sunday.
I’m having the same issue with this dress as I did with that sweater. The lighting gets really funky with my reds and oranges. It’s a little more rust than it shows here.
And that afternoon, I threw on this familiar look to take the girls to the mall. It was actually in the upper 50s on Sunday, and now it’s snowing. So strange.
That brings us to Monday… I have no idea what I did on Monday, or what I wore. I don’t seem to have any pictures, and my calendar is empty. I was probably working all day.
Yesterday (Tuesday, although this is posting so late in the day on Wednesday, most of you will probably be reading on Thursday) I wore this cozy outfit to run a few errands and to the chiropractor.
Clearly, I decided to keep the Lennox shearling boots. I felt like the ones without the shearling looked too combat boot, and these look more winter boot.
I played around with this scarf, but I didn’t end up wearing it. I didn’t think it was cold enough, but then on my way out the door, I realized how cold it actually was, and I swapped the vest for my Burberry jacket. But anyway, this is a cute look, so I’m sharing it.
Whew! These get so long when I miss a week! Especially when I actually get dressed every day, ha!
I’ve been really trying, even though I’m not going anywhere that matters. I just feel so much better when I put on makeup and wear real clothes.
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