Happy hump day, friends, and happy Christmas Eve eve! As is the custom around here on Wednesdays, I’ve rounded up my outfits from the past week.
There are definitely some hits and misses in this one, and one outfit evolution… although I went about it kind of backwards.
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
Last Wednesday, I spent most of the day at home, and I wore my Merry Christmas graphic tee with a cardigan and jeans. I feel like I went somewhere that morning, but I can’t remember where. Probably the grocery store.
This tee is from Kelly Snyder’s Adore Your Wardrobe Boutique, and it’s already sold out. Sorry about that!
And I believe the cardigan is gone as well; it was an #NSale purchase back in August that I’m finally getting around to wearing.
These boots may seem silly for indoor wear, but they’re lightweight and cozy and warm, and the soft microfiber lining feels good against the feet.
The snow started mid-afternoon on Wednesday, and Thursday we woke up to a crisp, cold morning with clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine. We had over a foot of snow at one point, but the sleet came in afterwards and packed it all down, and we were left with about 6-8 inches.
I threw on this camo hoodie and grey jeans to work at home all day. I love this hoodie. It’s verrrrry soft inside, but it’s kind of thin — probably better for fall or for those of you with milder winters.
Well, boo. I guess it’s sold out as well. It’s that time of year, friends! Everything is picked over.
I wore the same booties… they’re so cozy and warm, I couldn’t resist! But overall, this outfit is very grey. I’m not a fan of this combo, and I won’t put it together again.
I did step outside long enough to get a picture in the snow to post on Instagram. Yes, the shovel is just a prop! Paul and Becca did all the work.
I had a photo shoot on Friday, and then I went straight over to the spa to get a manicure. I took this picture when I got back.
We went with a bright Christmassy red, and after we chose it, we realized it’s called Devil Red. Kind of ironic… but anyway!
These are those Liverpool Abby ankle skinny jeans. They wear well all day and don’t bag out.
And my boots are still on sale; sizes are picked over, but you can find them at Nordstrom and Bloomies. (I have to l ink to the product page at Bloomies; the direct link to the boots redirects to the black ones, for some reason.)
Saturday was kind of a slow day… we hung out at home, and I ended up working most of the day. We were going to make cookies, but the girls weren’t in the mood. We did hang out together and watch Elf that evening, though.
This is me, all sweaty and gross after a 4-mile run on Sunday, but I wanted to show you this hoodie because I get a lot of requests for cold weather running/walking gear.
I’ve been wanting a base layer with a hood for cold weather running, and this one is really lightweight and comfortable, but I wasn’t sure how warm it would be.
Turns out, it was perfect for our 27 degree morning, layered under my favorite running jacket (also Zella, but old and no longer avail.) I did wear the hood up for most of my run, and it definitely keep my neck and head warm.
Also, the sleeves are nice and long and stretchy, so the thumbholes don’t pull at all and get uncomfortable.
I’m wearing my usual small. I tried sizing up to the medium b/c it’s so body-con, but it was weird around the shoulders, so I could tell the small is the right size.
I started out trying to cover my face with my iPhone, and then I realized my hair looked worse than my face, so I might as well just own it, in all my sweaty glory.
Okay, so after that, I got showered and dressed for church.
I was running late, but this outfit had been in the back of my head as a possible church outfit this winter, so I threw it on and headed out the door without any debate.
I snagged this Vince ribbed turtleneck back in September when it was close to 75% off. I don’t remember how I came across it, but the price seemed too good to pass up — $106 for a $445 sweater!!
I figured it was long gone, but after some sleuthing, I found it on Gilt as well as Amazon, of all places. They have it priced at $179, so not as good a deal as I got, but still a hefty discount from full retail.
There’s also this one at Nordstrom Rack in the same color — Aria. And get this, it’s also listed here in more sizes, but for a different price. I can’t explain it — just sharing, in case you love this turquoise color.
I wore it with my Paige Hoxton skinnies, which I also picked up on a big discount — $59. They’re still on sale, but only a couple teensy-tiny sizes are left.
And these UGG Ava boots are a few years old. I believe they were another #NSale purchase.
I threw my grey wool cocoon coat on top, and the only jewelry I wore besides a ring was my oversized pearl studs. It seemed like enough.
I was in a hurry when I left the house, but when I got home, I played around with a few other footwear options. The knee-high boots seemed to fit the cold, snowy day, but I wanted to see what ankle boot options I had that could work in the future.
These Vince suede booties are a couple years old, and I confess, I haven’t gotten a whole lot of wear out of them, but they’re gorgeous and I want to wear them more. They have a bit of an awkward shaft — higher than most, and also rather wide.
My skinny jeans don’t tuck inside them very nicely, but they also won’t fit over top. Straighter styles don’t really work either — they get caught on the wide shaft.
You can see here, these white jeans are just a tad too long, and I don’t really want to cut them to work with one pair of boots.
I tried a cuff, but that looks rather sloppy… I think it’s b/c of the raw hem maybe?
Next, I tried them with the Sorel Lennox boots, but I think these are too rugged for the rest of the look. (I would wear socks if wearing these boots and jeans together.)
I knew I wasn’t going to care for this, but I tried it because I wanted to see if I was right… and I was.
The western styling of these rag & bone boots doesn’t really jibe with the rest of the look, and the jeans look a tad short.
I don’t think it’s that they’re necessarily too short for the boots, but that much skin showing in the ankle area doesn’t make sense with the chunky wool sweater on top.
Anyway, I found my winner winner chicken dinner with these Marc Fisher Oshay booties in the Cloud Suede.
The shaft height is perfect with these jeans. They just meet without touching or buckling, and also without showing much skin.
I would probably wear a light colored sock with this outfit, but either way looks fine to me.
I love this outfit, for those times when I don’t want a knee-high boot. I feel like it looks a little more modern with these booties, and the low color contrast between the boots and the jeans elongates the line of the leg and looks more cohesive..
It’s nice to have an outfit all put together and ready to go when you need it because there’s not always time to do a big try-on sesh before going somewhere. I’m going to remember this one!
After church, I changed into this matching sweatshirt and sweatpants to make cookies and watch movies with the family.
By the way, both are 25% off at LOFT right now, and they come in TONS of colors. I have a size small in both pieces. They wash and wear well, and they don’t shrink much at all.
I worked out Monday afternoon, so I just wore my workout clothes all day.
This Athleta Momentum camo tee is great for gym workouts. I love the colors and the seamless design.
It also has grippers at the hem so it doesn’t ride up. For size reference, I have the small.
My Lululemon Align joggers continue to be a favorite for workouts and leisure wear. I like how there’s no tie at the waist to show through when I’m wearing a more fitted top.
I did go with a size 6 in these, but I sometimes think I might prefer the 8 for a little looser fit. That said, this is how they fit on the models, so I guess I went with the right size.
By the way, I noticed they now have these engineered warmth joggers with a similar style for winter running and training. They’re pricey, but might be worth a try for those of us needing more outdoor activewear.
And I threw this Zella funnel neck pullover on top to get to and from the gym, and also to wear around the house for the rest of the day. It’s also a small, and this is the Brown Terrain.
And that brings us to yesterday. I had a chiro appt and some errands to run.
I usually wear a longer sweater and high rise jeans to the chiropractor because he’s always lifting my arm up over my head and moving it around, and I don’t want my muffin top hanging out, lol!
And I think I’ve finally made peace with these booties. I like how they pair with these jeans, in particular.
They’re such nice quality and so comfortable, but the heel gives me some extra height and also helps elongate the leg — especially when paired with dark pants or jeans.
This outfit is so simple, but I love it. It’s casual and unfussy but elevated — definitely going to be on constant repeat this winter.
I would typically wear a larger earring, like one of my chunky hoops, but I stuck with the pearl studs b/c of the chiropractor appointment. (Hoops get in the way when he’s manipulating my neck.)
And that’s a wrap! Isn’t it crazy to think the next time I write one of these, it will be the Christmas edition!?!
Also, Caroline’s 18th birthday is tomorrow, so it’s a big weekend over here.
I do have a post planned for tomorrow, and then I’ll be taking a couple days off this weekend. I may pop in on Saturday with a post-Christmas sale roundup, but I’m going to play that by ear, so to speak.
Have a great day!
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