What I Wore Lately Vol. 39

Happy hump day, friends! As is the custom around here on Wednesdays, I’ve rounded up my outfits from the past week.

Of course, this was Christmas week for those of us who celebrate, and while we didn’t have any festive outings as we often do, I did try to dress for the various occasions… such as they were.

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, the girls wanted to run to the mall for a couple last minute things, so I went with them.

Cozy and comfy is the name of my game, and this is just another version of my go-to winter uniform. The only question was, sneakers or booties?

I chose sneakers…

And here’s a closeup of the sweater. It’s one of my favorites from this year’s #NSale, but unfortunately, it’s almost sold out.

I topped it off with a quilted jacket and grey scarf… at which point I realized you can’t even see my pretty sweater. Wahhh…

This is why coats are important. I should change mine out more often than I do. But aren’t my red nails a fun, festive accessory?

sweater (S) // jeans // sneakers // coat (old) // scarf // earrings // bracelet

I spent a few hours on the morning of Christmas Eve working, and then I went for a run and got showered and dressed… to basically go to the grocery store.

Yep! That was my big outing on Christmas Eve. Paul went with me, so we called it a date.

I love this tee, and I’m so sorry I can’t link it. The leather moto adds a bit of toughness but keeps it casual.

To that, I added blue jeans and my grey Sorel wedge boots.

The weather was starting to warm up, but there was still a lot of slush and snow about. I thought these would be practical for running errands and also stylish enough to offset the moto jacket and graphic tee.

The hem of jeans was falling into my booties, and you know how I hate that, so I cuffed them, circa 2018! That does sort of chop up the look, but the t-shirt is a lighter tone as well, so I think it works.

I also wore my Smartwool socks in the Natural color.

jacket // tee (sold out) // similar jeans // boots at Zappo’s and Nordstrom // earrings

Usually we go out for sushi for Caroline’s birthday on Christmas Eve, but restaurants in our state are currently closed for indoor dining, and we were trying to be extra careful all week so we could see Paul’s mom on Saturday, so we did takeout instead.

I changed into a cardigan and slippers for the evening at home.

And this is what I wore on Christmas morning for breakfast and presents.

I always give Paul and the kids new winter pajamas on Christmas Eve, so for the last couple of years, I’ve been treating myself too.

pajamas // slippers

But here’s a funny thing. My mom gave me this exact same pair of pajamas for Christmas. When I opened her present on Christmas morning, I was wearing the same ones.

I’m planning to exchange hers for a different pattern. A girl can always use another pair of pajamas, am I right? By the way, if you need new pajamas, some of these sets are as low as $21 right now.

The slippers are also from her, by the way. I love how they match the pjs.

After we opened presents, I changed into my favorite sweater/jeans/sneakers combo for the rest of the day.

I kept it casual because that’s how we roll on Christmas Day. Dressing up for holiday meals was never part of our family culture, or Paul’s either, for that matter. Even though it sounds like fun to me, I don’t see it starting now.

Oh, and the bracelet was one of Paul’s Christmas gifts to me, and I love it. He picked it out, which makes it even more special. I guess I should have put it on the other wrist to get a good picture.

sweater // similar jeans // sneakers // pearl earrings // bracelet

The day after Christmas, we got together with a few of Paul’s family members for a short visit, and I threw on this simple outfit.

Wow, I’m looking puffy. Time to reign in the holiday eating extravaganza!!!

This angle is always more flattering… see?

If you ever wonder why I stand this way 75% of the time, that’s why.

sweater // jeans // flats // earrings // bracelet

That brings us to Sunday. I kept it simple, once again. I was running late, and it was cold, so I just threw on this tried and true outfit and dashed out the door. (I took pictures when I got home.)

I decided to class it up with my wool reefer coat, rather than my usual quilted jacket, and I added a red scarf because Christmas!

Here’s the obligatory fashion blogger pose, with my coat unbuttoned to show the whole lewk.

And this is how I really wore it because it was like 25 degrees outside.

sweater (also at Nordstrom; similar for less) // jeans // boots // coat // similar scarf // earrings // bracelet

When I got home, I changed into my new Zella leggings and this t-shirt Paul gave me for Christmas.

I’m not entirely sure what message I’m supposed to be getting from that one… Good thing I do love Philly!

sweater // tee // leggings // slippers

Okay, so Monday! Becca wanted to exchange one of her presents for a different size and get some craft supplies with her Christmas money, so I got up early to work and get my run in so I could spend the afternoon shopping with her.

We ended up meeting Paul for a late lunch/early dinner at a local restaurant because the weather was so nice. It was our first time eating out in a few months, and it was wonderful!!!

I would have dressed a bit warmer, though, if I’d known we’d be dining outside in 50-degree weather.

similar leather jacket // turtleneck // jeans // flats // belt // bag // earrings

And finally, yesterday… I wore the same jeans with my Zella ribbed funnel neck sweatshirt and these new high top wedge sneakers to go to a chiropractor appt.

I know I’m kind of late to the high top wedge sneaker trend, but I saw them when I was at DSW with Becca, and I thought they would make a good compromise between boots and sneakers this winter.

When I tried them on, I was sold. They’re sooo comfy, I love the fur trim, and the wedge gives me a bit of arch support too. They also come in black, but I went for the taupe.

pullover // jeans // sneakers // earrings

And that’s it for this week!

If you aren’t already a member, or if you are and haven’t visited in a while, be sure to join us over in the JLS Insiders Facebook Group. Every Wednesday, I’m inviting group members to share their style by posting one of their favorite outfits from the week.

I thought it would be a fun way to get to know each other better and get more everyday outfit inspiration. I hope you’ll join us!

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