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What I Wore Lately Vol. 46

Greetings, and happy First Day of Spring! As if on cue, our weather is supposed to take a turn today, and we’re going to be having some nice spring temperatures over the next week or so. I hope it sticks!

Today I’m sharing my daily outfits from the past couple of weeks. Dressing for transition season is always a challenge, but at least I get to put some new outfits together.

Before we get started, Saks and Bloomingdale’s are doing Friends & Family Sales right now, with 25% off tons of styles throughout the store. Plus, Nordstrom is price matching, so as I share the links to what I wore this week, I’ll try to give you the different options and note where the best savings are.

What I Wore Lately

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.

This first look is from a get-together with friends on a chilly Saturday night. I wanted to wear this Banana Republic cotton-hemp v-neck (40% off + Extra 10% off applied at checkout) but I was just too chilly.

So I switched into this Treasure & Bond v-neck sweater, and I swapped out the flats for my Vince Chelsea boots.

But it always bugs me the way these skinnies (25% off)  get stuck on the shaft of these boots, so I went back to my closet, and I noticed these AG Primas.

I was curious how they would pair with the boots, since they have a slightly wider leg opening, and it occurred to me that the deep blue wash would make a nice monochromatic contrast with this milky blue sweater…

Score! I wish I’d found this denim/boot pairing sooner. And the sweater/denim pairing as well!

Treasure & Bond sweater (ooops, looks like it sold out!) // AG jeans // Vince boots // Kendra Scott earrings

FYI, these earrings are 30% off at KendraScott.com. I love the Rhodium mixed metal pair.

The next day was Sunday, and I pulled out this Theory mock neck bell sleeve sweater and my AG Farrah skinnies (25% off at Neiman’s and Bloomies) with the raw hem.

I haven’t worn this sweater at all this year, and I was curious to see how it fits. I still love it, but I feel like those bell sleeves look a little dated. It also kind of cuts me in half when left untucked, so I tried the front-tuck.

 

It’s better, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t feeling it. I got it in my head to go with an all-black outfit, and I grabbed this black Vince shaker knit v-neck instead.

This sweater is on sale, but sizes are limited. If it’s on your wish list, you can check Nordstrom, Bloomies, and the Vince website for your size. The pink one is really pretty too.

Vince sweater (more colors/sizes at Bloomies) // AG jeans (25% off) // AGL flats (sold out)

FYI, the Vince weekend v-neck is on sale too. They’re price matching with Neimans and/or Saks. This sweater is one of my favorite winter wardrobe staples, and it’s one I know I’ll have for years. It’s on sale in the white, grey, dark blue, and camel.

I just worked from home on Monday, and it was a chilly day, so I threw on this pink crewneck sweater and grey jeans.

Vince sweater (on sale) // Frame jeans // RE/DONE sneakers (sold out) // Lagos earrings

I had a photo shoot on Tuesday, and I kept on this star sweater and boyfriend jeans afterwards, but I changed out of the clogs and into these mules for the rest of the day at home.

LOFT star sweater (50% off) // 7FAM jeans (also at Zappo’s) // Steve Madden loafer mules  // Kendra Scott hoops // double chain necklace // similar wrap bracelet c/o

I went in for a mani/pedi on Wednesday because I knew I’d be shooting a bunch of sandals on Friday, and I wanted a more spring-like color on my feet.

I went for a light pink, but I kind of hate it, lol! I think I liked the red I had on before better. The pink is too close to my skin color, and it doesn’t pop. I’m definitely getting white before we leave for Florida.

The weather had clearly warmed up… I was comfortable for a few hours that afternoon in this short-sleeve tee and sandals. I put on a cashmere cardigan later on that afternoon and for the rest of the evening.

twist neck tee  // Daily Ritual girlfriend jeans // Tory Burch Miller sandals

I was a slug on Thursday and didn’t get any pictures.

Paul took me out to dinner at a new restaurant on Friday night, so that was fun! Our weather was still mild, and I took the opportunity to break out my new bomber jacket and leopard tee. Because my shoes have silver hardware, I picked some mixed metal jewelry to wear. These Lucky Brand pieces are old, but still in stock!

Marrakech bomber jacket // Z Supply leopard tee // similar Good American jeans (25% off at Neimans) // AGL flats (sold out) // Lucky Brand necklace & earrings

Becca asked me to take her to the outlet mall on Saturday, so that’s what we did! I threw on my this old cashmere hoodie (it’s from the #NSale 2019, but some sizes are still available at Nordstrom Rack.)

I paired it with my Paige Cindy straight ankle jeans with the destroyed hem. They’re from last summer, and I haven’t worn them at all this fall and winter, but I think I’ll be resurrecting them for spring. They just seem like more of a warm weather jeans, for whatever reason.

Unfortunately, they’re sold out almost everywhere. I found a few sizes at Shopbop.

Vince sweater // Paige jeans // P448 sneakers  // Lagos earrings

And that brings us to another Sunday! It was chilly that morning but promised to warm up into the mid-50s by the afternoon, so I tried to find an outfit that would keep me warm enough but give a nod to spring.

And I broke out my trench coat for the first time this season!

BR sweater (40% off + Extra 10% off applied at checkout) // Paige jeans // Marc Fisher booties  // similar trench (35% off) // Yurman earrings & bracelet

Monday was another lazy day, but I rallied on Tuesday to take Caroline to the allergist. It was chilly and drizzly, but I was still trying to channel the springtime vibes, so I took a chance with this lightweight cotton sweater and sneakers. (But I was freezing, and I changed into a cashmere turtleneck and UGG slippers as soon as I got home.)

This is me, trying to figure out which shoes to wear — I’m dying to take these new Franco Sarto ankle strap flats for a test drive, but the P448 sneakers seem better suited to the casual jeans.

I couldn’t decide, so I figured I better do it right, and I took a picture of both options and compared them on my iPhone.

I decided the faded, destroyed-hem jeans were a bit on the casual side for the slingbacks, so I went with my sneakers. Here’s a side/back view. Love that pop of leopard.

Oh, and these jeans are on sale at Evereve! They’re TTS, or size down if in between.

similar Everlane sweater // AGOLDE jeans (on sale at Evereve) // P448 sneakers // Rebecca Minkoff hobo  // Yurman earrings

Wednesday was another cold, dank day, but I tried yet again to wear something with some springtime vibes. I was chilly, but I survived.

Everlane sweatshirt // Daily Ritual jeans (bleach wash) // Frye Ivy sneakers (on sale) // Lagos earrings

It poured rain all day Thursday, but I had plans to go to  lunch with a friend, and nothing was going to put a damper on my excitement to go out and do something fun in the middle of my work week.

These leather booties do a pretty good job keeping my feet dry on rainy days as long as I don’t step in a big puddle, so I built the outfit up from there.

I chose my AG Farrahs that I cut off to pair with lower shaft ankle boots, and then I topped it off with this cozy but elevated taupe cashmere sweater. I was warm and dry and still felt put-together.

Naadam sweater // AG jeans (25% off at Bloomies) // Franco Sarto boots // Yurman earrings

Finally, yesterday was a long day working from home. I did a bunch of try-ons, and then I ended up wearing this casual outfit with a cardigan and boyfriend jeans for the rest of the day.

I love the colors in this outfit. So soothing, and definitely looks like spring.

BR cardigan (40% off + Extra 10% off applied at checkout) // ATM tee (similar for less) // 7FAM boyfriend jeans (more sizes at Zappos) // Steve Madden mules

Also, I wanted to show you this version… Since they’re on sale right now, I ordered the Mother Insider crops in two other washes to compare to the ones I have, and to share with you all. They just came in yesterday, and they’re a great option for those who like the style but don’t care for all the distressing.

These are the Mother Insiders in the Sweet and Sassy wash. They’re 25% off at Neimans, and I’m wearing the 28.

And this is the Hey Sun wash, which are 25% off at Saks, and I’m wearing the 29.

Both have the raw step hem and are made of Mother Denims super soft, stretchy fabric; but these have a lighter wash. As a reminder, all Mother jeans are made in the USA.

Frame tee (25% 0ff) // Mother Insider in Hey Sun (25% off) // Stuart Weitzman sandals

If you’re wondering why I have both the 28 and 29 in my possession… I realized when I went to measure my Mother Insiders in Dancing On Coals that I have the 29. I don’t know why I didn’t know that!

I purchased them in-store, and I guess they didn’t have a 28 so I pulled the 29, and I bought them, not realizing or remembering that they were a 29. This whole time, I thought they were a 28.

And they do seem to fit, but I had a moment when looking at the pictures in THIS POST that I thought perhaps I could size down.

So when I went to order the Hey Sun and Sweet and Sassy washes, I ordered both sizes to compare, and so I don’t lose out on the 25% off sale, or risk them going out of stock if I decide to keep one.

ANYWHO!!! It’s interesting to compare the two, because the 29 seems to fit great, but the 28 fits even better. It feels a little more snug in the belly area, in a good way — like they’re holding me in. They seem to fit the same everywhere else.

Because the fabric is so stretchy, I can really go either way, but you’re always better off going with a smaller size in denim because they will stretch some. Even if they don’t bag out, they will mold to your body and fit better over time if you go with your smaller option.

ALL THAT TO SAY, if you order any of these, go with your true size, or the smaller of your two if you’re in between. And now I have to decide what to do with the collection of Mother Insiders hanging on the rail in my bedroom, lol!

And while I’m sharing some of my Saks and Neimans purchases, I’m sure someone will ask about the Stuart Weitzman sandals.

They have been on my radar, but I wasn’t considering ordering until I saw them on sale at Neimans, and I thought I would throw them in with my order, just to see them up close and personal. (Danger, Will Robinson!)

These sandals really are another level, as they should be for this price… but what I like about them is they have a wider and more stable footbed than most of the slide sandals I’ve tried this season. They’re sort of a cross between a comfort sandal and minimalist slide.

When I pulled them out of the box, I noticed it immediately, and I wasn’t sure I’d like them on, but I really do. They cradle my foot and offer more protection and stability than your typical slide. I wouldn’t call them supportive, necessarily, but they’re definitely better for your feet.

I usually splurge on a pair of Weitzman wedges every spring, and I wear them a lot, but life is so much more casual right now, I can see that I would get a much better cost per wear out of these than any of his dressier styles I tend to gravitate toward. I’ve got a lot of sandals in my possession at the moment, though, so I need to make some decisions!

I can tell you this much, though. If I had to choose between these and the Tory Burch Miller Cloud, I would definitely go with the Weitzmans.

And speaking of throwing a couple odds and ends in with my denim order, I also ordered this Loeffler Randall ruched leather baguette bag in the tan as well as the black.

I don’t usually recommend spending a lot on trendy pieces, but the leather is like butter, and I haven’t found another one I like this much. (I actually bought and returned a different one already.)

The real question is, which color? I feel like I’d get more use out of the black, but I really like the way the Dasan color goes with the Stuart Weitzman sandals, and I don’t have a bag that color.

Anyway, that was quite a digression from what I wore this week. But I do hope to be wearing some of these new styles very soon!

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18 thoughts on “What I Wore Lately Vol. 46

  1. So I clicked on the post today, but got sidetracked by the Banana Republic cardigan in another of your pics online (your “Meet Jo-Lynne” pic, maybe), and ended up placing an order at BR for the cardigan, a scoop neck sweater in a similar color,- I can’t help it, I love taupe – and a pair of joggers. Then ended up ordering the Josefina boyfriend jeans…that light wash for spring is beautiful. I ordered from Bloomingdales, because 25% off. 🙂 And then I ordered a pair of Moussy jeans that I came across on the Nordstrom site. I fell in love with a pair that I ordered a few months ago, but I can ONLY order those jeans on sale…yikes! AND I’m debating about a pair of the Mother Insider crops. I love the way they look on you, but I’m just not sure how they’d be on me, since I’m short (5’0″). I actually haven’t bought much for a few months, but I may be turning a corner. 😀 I’m definitely in the mood for spring, and I feel like I need to order a “springy” pair of Birks.

  2. I hope the majority of your readers vote to keep your Coffee Talk on Sunday because it makes me feel like we are sitting down chatting. I like what you have been wearing for your daily activities. The pretty light green/aqua sweater looks beautiful with the dark blue. The handbag that matches the Stuart W. sandals looks really nice and is a neutral color that you would get a lot of use out of it. We are having a few very chilly and windy days, so it definitely does not feel like Spring. But it’s going to be HOT 🥵 soon enough, so we will take and enjoy these cool days. Have a great day!

  3. Love the bag in the Dasan color! I clocked the link and it looks like it’s sold out in that color. May have to see if they have it somewhere else in that color!

    What is the t-shirt you’re wearing with the bag try on pictures?

  4. If you’re taking votes, mine is for you to keep the taupe color bag. It’s a beautiful, neutral color AND you can see the details on it better. (Plus it’s sold out so you can’t change your mind if you send it back!)

    Also, the sage sweater, white jeans, taupe booties outfit is perfection! Love the trench, too!

    1. I agree that you can see the details better on the tan. Even if I don’t carry it as much as I would the black, I think I would tire of the black faster. The brown is more unique. Thanks for the input!

  5. I really like these outfits right work is casual so I could see me wear a lot of these ideas to work. I really love the tan bag with weissman sandals. so cute and spring. I would keep that bag and send black bag back im sure you have a ton of black bags. Ik i do.

  6. Hi Jo Lynne, I love your coffee talks, on Sunday morning, but sometimes I go to church early in the morning so I don’t always get to read them until the afternoon. Maybe you could not have one every Sunday but alter them with something else. Just a thought. And I loved the tan bag in the ruched leather . It looked great with your shoes you had on. Everything you showed here is so pretty. I hope you have a great weekend…

  7. OMG, KEEP the Weitzman sandals and the Dasan color bag! That’s such a classic color (and the uniqueness of the bag is so much more apparent in the lighter shade) and will look good FOREVER. It’s a color that pairs well with everything from white and ivory to olive, red, black, and navy. Perfect complements to your understated style. (I’ve never owned anything by Stuart Weitzman, but now I get how he could afford to underwrite Penn’s school of design lol.)

  8. Been wanting Tory Burch Miller sandals for ages. Want to order from Nordstroms today (Sunday) to get extra points. QUESTION: I wear standard size 8 medium. How is the fit?

  9. I’ve been gone and haven’t read your blog for days so just now catching up. Lol. Great post over the last few days….. Thursday- Sunday. I’d keep the lighter rusch bag over the black. You see the detail more, it will go with so many colors and you have lots of black. Does the leg lay weird on the Mother Insider jeans? It looks like the crop flare to it folds in. I need to get to a store soon to try jeans. Want to try the Mother’s. No way can I order online and get a fit for me. I’m shorter and crops tend to look flood water. I have no updated Jean styles. Only skinny. I have few newer style ones from years before but the waist is lower. It’s too bad as they look good otherwise. I think they still work with sweatshirts and tops worn outside. Wish I could be more brave about going out with friends for lunch or dinner out etc. I miss people but the levels still show are up with covid. I’m just so freaked out to get it. We haven’t gone back to church yet and it’s killing me. It’s been a year. We go to a small one and hard to social distance and some won’t wear a mask 🙁 and when I get brave to go we find out someone in church has covid. :(. I wish out of respect for others all going to church would wear a mask. It’s only alittle over an hour. Over it all for sure. Thanks for the continued post for distraction. Please keep Coffee talks each week. Great to hear about your life and family etc. :). Blessings to you.

    1. Yeah, they Mother Insider sort of folds in on some of the styles – not as much on the distressed style. But I don’t mind, I actually prefer it b/c it gives it less of a flare. The updated styles are hard. I get wanting to try in-store, but I actually prefer ordering and trying on at home b/c I can experiment with shoes and tops. But it does mean a lot returns, which is a pain.

      I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated. I guess everyone has to do what they are comfortable with, but I feel pretty safe when out and about, as long as I’m wearing my mask properly. Fortunately, most other people do too, in our area. I don’t want to get Covid but I’m not terrified of it. Will you be getting a vaccine? Any idea when that will be? I realize it can be a touchy subject, and I definitely don’t want to get in a debate, just curious if that will allow you to get out and about more. (((hug))) Hang in there!

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