Happy Saturday, friends! I’m doing another What I Wore Lately today, even though I did one last weekend. I’ve got a big outfit evolution, and I wanted to put it up while it still seems weather-appropriate. I’m hoping I’ll be done with leather jackets and closed-toe shoes when I get back from Florida.
Last weekend, we went out to dinner to check out a new restaurant with live music on Saturday nights. Both Paul and I love good food and live music, so when we can combine the two, we are all about it!
I’ve had this snake print tee since last fall, and I never got to wear it. It was either too cold for short-sleeves, or the venue didn’t seem quite appropriate for red and black snake print. We didn’t get a lot of chances to go out last fall, and I’m sure you can relate.
But this spring, we’re getting out more, and I’m using every chance I get to dress up and put a new outfit together. While they call this a pima cotton tee, it has a sheen to it, and definitely looks dressier than your typical t-shirt.
Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but the color I have is called Viper Maroon, in case anyone wants to look for it on eBay or Poshmark. I’m wearing a small, but it’s snug. If in between sizes, you could size up.
To give you some perspective, it was a pretty day last Saturday, but the high temp was only about 53. When we left the house for our 7PM reservation, it was closer to 50 degrees, so I definitely needed a layering piece on top, and I wasn’t going to be wearing sandals.
It was also a very casual venue, so I didn’t really want to wear heels. That kind of limits things in terms of footwear!
We’ve already determined that these jean look best with an open shoe, and preferably a heel — see this outfit. But it was too cold for that.
I’ve tried enough boots with these jeans to know that I wouldn’t like that pairing, but I thought maybe these flats would work.
Then I threw my leather jacket on top, but I wasn’t feeling this. The jeans and the shoes just look weird together — it’s an awkward amount of skin showing, especially when the jacket is on top.
Okay, so those are both a big NO. In both outfits, there are way too many styles going on, and the shoes and jeans just don’t quite work together.
I wondered if the Franco Sarto ankle strap flats would look any better. They have a slightly lower vamp and are more open around the heel, but they seem a little too precious with the rest of the outfit.
Before changing pants, I gave this leopard tank (old) and light grey faux suede drape front jacket a try. I even tried bookending the look with suede booties, but I didn’t care for either of these looks either.
So I went back to the snake print tee, which is really the top I wanted to wear anyway. This time, I tried my AG Farrahs instead. (These jeans are on sale, by the way! They’re 25% off at Bloomies, and they also come in white and blue.)
I like how the raw hem adds some texture and a slightly edgy vibe, and the jet black wash is a nice balance to the bold printed top.
These studded pointy toe flats look a lot better with the longer black skinnies; the whole effect is one long, lean leg line.
But I was still dying to wear some of my new spring shoes, so just to be sure they didn’t work as well, I tried this look with those ankle strap flats again.
They work with the jeans, but I’m just not sure about them with the top.
I added the leather jacket, to be sure, but yeah, this definitely tips the scales. Juxtaposition can be a good thing, but in this case, I feel like the leather jacket and snake print combo with the basketweave ankle strap sandals is unbalanced.
If I didn’t have a better option, it could work, but the studded pointy toe flats really are the perfect shoe for this look, if I didn’t want to wear booties or heels.
So with that settled, I changed back to the studded pointy toe flats and added jewelry. I went with silver because of the silver studs on my shoes.
The top is such a busy print, and the crewneck doesn’t need anything, so I skipped a necklace and added silvertone hammered hoops instead. They’re old, but I keep them around because I like them with my casual looks, and the hammered metal goes along with the rock-and-roll vibe.
I also added a black and silver Victoria Emerson boho cuff. I like how the black and silver play into the rest of the outfit, and it adds some sparkle and shine to the look.
I did take my jacket off in the restaurant, so I wanted to be sure my accessories balanced out the rest of the outfit. Sometimes I tend to go too minimal in my jewelry, but this outfit really needed the extra points of interest.
WHBM Super-Soft Pima Cotton Tee in Viper Maroon // AG Farrah raw hem skinnies (25% off) // AGL Studded Pointy Toe Mocs (sold out) // similar Bernardo leather jacket // silver hoops (old) // similar Victoria Emerson boho cuff
Okay, that’s enough about THAT!
The next day was Sunday, and I finally got to wear those Franco Sarto ankle strap flats.
I topped it off with my grey trench. This trench is old, but what I like about it is the single-breasted styling. I find the traditional double-breasted trench to be too bulky for my top-heavy frame.
I had a photo shoot on Monday, and then a dentist appointment after that. It was a beautiful, mild spring day, and I wore this elevated sweater hoodie and crop skinny jeans with my black leather espadrilles.
I think I would have liked my washed black skinnies better with this, but these jeans are so comfy, and I didn’t feel like changing.
I don’t have any pix for Tuesday, I think I wore workout clothes all day. Then Wednesday was wet and rainy, and I had a friend over for lunch. I wore boyfriend jeans and sneakers with a white tee and a cashmere hoodie.
Thursday was rainy again, and I wasn’t feeling very good. #femaleproblems I wore joggers with a striped tee and zip-up hoodie with my On Cloud X trainers.
I was hoping to go for a walk, but that never happened. Sorry for the hazy picture… I guess there was sludge on my iPhone camera.
And that brings us to yesterday! I have two outfits — the first is what I wore for most of the day. It was a beautiful and surprisingly warm day, once the morning fog burned off.
My friend made these earrings. Aren’t they pretty? You can see her shop on Etsy.
Later on, when I need to run some errands, I switched into black sandals and added my black utility shirt jacket.
With the blazer, the look is a little too corporate for what I was going for, but I didn’t really want to wear my leather jacket with this. It was like 73 degrees when we left for dinner, so I didn’t wear the blazer, but I brought it with me. I did end up throwing it on when we left, so I’m glad I had it.
Mother Insider crop flares // BR dolman top (40% off + Extra 10% off with code BRTHX) // quilted slides // J.Crew blazer // old Stella & Dot earrings & necklace // Yurman bracelet (Christmas gift from Paul)
And that, my friends, is a wrap! It’s another beautiful day here, and I’m headed out to a Bible study with ladies from my church — masked and social distanced, but still in person. I am so excited. Have a good one!
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