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.
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!
FYI, these earrings are 30% off at KendraScott.com. I love the Rhodium mixed metal pair.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.)
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.
Wednesday was another cold, dank day, but I tried yet again to wear something with some springtime vibes. I was chilly, but I survived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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