Happy hump day, friends! It’s been two weeks since my last What I Wore Lately, so I’ll dive right in.
If you’re new here, this is basically a roundup of my daily outfits over the past few weeks, and I try to keep it real. I show you the good, the bad, and…
Okay, so I do try to keep the ugly out of it. I mean, pictures stay on the Internet forever, but there are very few days when I do not capture my outfit for this feature.
That said, I don’t seem to have a picture from the Wednesday that was two weeks ago. Either I didn’t take any, or I accidentally deleted them before exporting to Lightroom.
Which means, this first look is from Thursday, two weeks ago tomorrow. Clearly I didn’t go anywhere that required much dressing up.
Actually, I can see on my calendar exactly where I went… I saw my chiropractor. So there you go.
My P448s are looking a little busy with the camo; next time I’ll go with my white Vejas.
The next day, I had a hair appointment. This is how I looked when I left for the salon…
And this is how I looked when I got back home! Much improved, yes?
This outfit could have used a different color shoe… I probably should have worn my snake print booties or something. It’s pretty plain, as is. But anyway…
I happened across this Vince shaker ribbed v-neck on sale at Neiman’s a few weeks ago, and I snapped it up while they still had my size. It was like 70% off. #score
I’m sorry to say, it sold out before I could share it with you, but here’s a close-up so you can see the detail.
And then it was Saturday… I wore this cozy sherpa with joggers and sneakers for most of the day.
Okay, so, real talk. When I do these posts, I share where I go because it’s relevant to what I’m wearing, but with Covid, it’s a little bit, erm, awkward… We are all in different parts of the world, with different government regulations, different personal health situations and comfort levels, and different Covid counts.
Where I’m located, stores and restaurants are open to 50% capacity, Covid numbers are going down, our hospitals are not crowded. For a while during the holidays, we were locked down, but since things have opened up again, we’ve resumed going out to eat occasionally.
I can assure you, we’re not taking matters lightly, nor are we running around flouting the rules. We wear our masks and follow all the social distancing protocols, but we also want to support our local businesses and feel comfortable that they are taking all possible precautions.
I’m aware of the dissenting opinions and I realize not everyone will agree with my choices, but I respectfully ask that any negative comments or debates about such matters be kept out of my comment section.
So with that all said…
I considered wearing this outfit to go out for dinner with a couple of close friends… It looks good here, but in real life, this sweater is rather revealing. I decided to save it for a date night with Paul.
I feel like the sweater is too dressy for Chelsea boots with the lug sole, so I swapped them for suede sock booties with a higher heel.
These are Club Monaco, and they were an end-of-season sale purchase around this time of year, back in 2018! (I just searched my Gmail because I was curious; I never delete an email, so I can always look back and check sizing and pricing and time of purchase.)
Aren’t they gorgeous? I often wear them with jeans and sweaters for winter date nights, but I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet this season.
I love them, but I knew we’d be doing a fair amount of walking from the car to the restaurant, so I switched into a more practical pair of suede sock booties.
These Aquatalia boots have more room to accommodate my Smartwool socks (which I did wear b/c it was so cold) and a lower, more walkable heel. They’re from last year, and once again, I don’t have a link.
I also changed into my black Farrahs because they’re a jet black wash, which is a little dressier than the Good Americans, and they’re also an inch longer and come down a bit more over the boot.
Phew! So yeah, this is the final outfit. In looking at these pictures, I actually think I like the off-black jeans better with this look. Oh, well!
I added a pair of statement earrings and carried my black crossbody. As for my coat, I didn’t get a picture in it, but I topped this off with my grey J.Crew cocoon coat with a plaid scarf.
Well, this is quite the Naadam parade, isn’t it!?! I wore this outfit to church the next day. Yep, it’s back to those washed black jeans…
I can’t help it. I feel like they look great with everything, and I love how they hold in the “fluff” in the belly area. Yes, I have fluff… lots of it, actually. I really need to cut back on the carbs.
Since I had just washed and styled my hair the day before, I pulled it into a ponytail and called it a day.
Also, I love these boots, and they’re marked way down. If you can find your size, they’re a great buy. This is the Tuscan Taupe, and I recommend sizing up half.
I’m looking a little rough in this one, but I took a picture of what I wore to go running on Monday. I thought it might be helpful to some.
Unfortunately, some of these pieces are sold out. Still, this is my basic winter running uniform.
After I showered, I wore this to work from home for the rest of the day. I used some dry shampoo and tossed my hair back up into a pinch clip, but I did take time to put on some makeup.
I was excited to wear my new cashmere hoodie, but I was cold, even in the house. I guess I’ll have to save it for warmer weather! It should be perfect for transition season.
So, before we move on, let’s discuss these Vejas with the black accents… yes, they’re new.
I’ve always been drawn to these Vejas, but I have them in the Extra White, and I didn’t really want a second pair that’s so similar. Well, after I decided to send all the Golden Goose back, I was at the mall, and I spotted these.
If you’ve been around for a long time, you may remember when I first started scoping out Golden Goose a few years back. I did a HUGE fashion sneaker review, basically trying to find something I like as much without the sticker shock, and I ended up with my solid white Vejas.
I’ve worn them a TON over the past few years, and I’ve often been drawn to this pair with the black accents as well, but I don’t like to have a lot of duplicate items in my closet. I prefer for each piece to be unique to my wardrobe, but I do make exceptions sometimes — usually when it’s a closet essential that isn’t particularly memorable.
ANYWAY! All that to say, when I saw these at the mall, I decided to try them on. I was wearing black jeans, and I love how they look together, so I decided to spring for them.
I also tried the Veja V-10 in the White/Black Leather, and I was hoping I’d like them more because they’re at least a different style of Veja, but I can’t get past that perforated detail on the toe. It reminds me of the Reeboks of the 80s.
I know, they are trendy again, or at least styles inspired by those shoes, but I can’t do it. So yeah, that’s my Veja story.
Now, back to What I Wore Lately…
On Tuesday, I showered and got fixed up after a morning workout appointment to do some try-ons, and then I ended up wearing this comfy look for the rest of the day. It’s the same Alo pullover from the week before, this time with the Sweaty Betty high shine leggings and my P448s with the python accents.
Since the outfit is so plain, I chose shoes with a little more “oomph” than my new Vejas, but either would certainly work.
I wore this casual outfit at home last Wednesday, and I’m happy to report that I washed and dried this sweater, and it bounced right back into shape!
It was getting really stretched out, and I wasn’t sure if drying it would be a good idea or not, but I didn’t have much to lose. I’m glad I tried it because now I can put it back in rotation!
And that brings us to last Thursday, when I met a friend for lunch, and we stopped into LOFT afterwards.
I took the opportunity to wear my new beige cocoon coat that I grabbed when J.Crew marked it down a few weeks ago. I know, I’m breaking my self-imposed no-duplicates rule all over the place lately.
I’ve been actually rethinking that policy recently. When it comes to quality basics, it seems like it might make more sense to stick with the tried and true than to try to reinvent the wheel.
I will say, though, I’m making these duplicate purchases very intentionally. It’s not like, oh yeah, I love this, and I want three more! These are pieces I’ve had for a few years, and I’m looking for something similar and not finding it, so then I finally cave and just buy another color of the item because it fills a hole in my closet.
In this case, I’ve wanted a camel wool coat for a few years, and I even got rid of one that fit well because the shade of camel was too warm for my skin tone, and I rarely wore it.
This cocoon coat in the Sandstone color has always appealed to me, but I already have the Hthr Dusk, and in my head, I was looking for a more traditional long camel car coat.
But I realized recently that while I love how the long wool coats look on other people, they always feel a bit fussy and dressed-up to me. I’m much more likely to wear the shorter styles — they just seem slightly more casual and in keeping with my lifestyle.
All that to say, I decided to grab this one in the Sandstone while it’s on sale. I don’t usually buy items on final sale, but I already have the grey one, so I knew my size and was confident it would work out. I take the 6, for reference.
It was a really cold, windy day, so I added a big scarf.
This scarf was marked way down and on final sale at Naadam when I purchased it. It’s huge and soft and warm, and I LOVE IT!
I’ve got my eye on the Light Brown and the Cement, but they are both sold out, and I’d rather not pay full price, so I’ll just keep an eye on them.
And here’s what I was wearing underneath… I kept it simple with a black v-neck sweater, jeans, and black boots. I added jewelry and a belt to break it up.
Alrighty, then, movingrightalong… I had a workout on Friday morning, and I stayed in this all day.
I took the jacket off for working out, of course, but I wore it to and from (under my parka) and while at home. It’s an oldie but goodie that is no longer available. I love the shape, and the black accents, and it’s a thick knit with a fleece lining.
That brings us to last Saturday… I threw my hair back in a pony, but I did get dressed in real clothes to run some errands.
This sweater is another duplicate I purchased this year. I had the black one first, I bought it when shopping in-store the first day of the #NSale. I liked it so much that I grabbed this olive color when it went on sale again in November. I believe I had some Nordstrom Notes to put towards it as well.
Sunday was church, and I actually met Alison first for a photo shoot. We moved quickly, probably because we were so cold, ha! I even had time to come home and change.
Knowing it might be snowing when we got out of service, I wore Sorel weatherproof boots along with my trusty Good American washed black jeans and a cozy wool blend sweater.
These are the boots that inspired my closet reorganization project over the weekend. I realized I had kind of forgotten about them because they were set off to one side.
I sized up a half size, per the recommendation on the Sorel website, and they fit perfectly.
They also come in this really pretty tan color, as well as some other options.
Okay, that brings us to Monday… look at that snow out my window!
I wore this cozy leggings look, and as you can see, I didn’t do a thing to my hair or face.
I went up a whole size, which I probably didn’t need to do. Much like their slippers, that shearling lining can make them snug at first; but they do stretch some, and of course it gets matted down over time.
Occasionally, I trip over them, so I think the 8.5 would have been the better choice. It doesn’t stop me from wearing them, though! They are so warm and comfy.
And then this was yesterday… another snow day, and another comfy outfit. That was about as far as I can push the dry shampoo situation. I will definitely need to wash my hair today!
These J/Slides are another great pair of casual, comfy boots that are on a great sale right now, and they’re pretty well stocked!
I like the sneaker-esque vibe for casual looks. They’re lined with faux fur and have a cushioned insole with really good arch support.
And that’s a wrap!
This one was certainly a doozie! Maybe I should go back to posting these weekly… Now that we’re getting out and about a bit more, I seem to have more outfits worth showing you.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!
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