What I Wore Lately Vol. 47

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!

I first tried this snake print tee with the black Mother Insider crop flares and my AGL studded flats.

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.

Even though I knew it was really the pant/shoe combo that I didn’t like, I still tried a couple other jackets — my J.Crew Going Out Blazer and the Kut from the Kloth utility shirt jacket.


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.

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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.

And funny thing, all day I thought I was wearing my Spanx black skinny pants, but I was actually wearing my 1901 black skinny pants. Both are good, but these 1901 pants are almost sold out.

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.

Everlane sweater tee // black pants // Franco Sarto Jolee flats // gold hoops // gold bracelet // black hobo

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.

BR sweater hoodie (40% off + Extra 10% off with code BRTHX) // AGOLDE Sofie crop skinnies // similar espadrilles // silver hoops

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.

Quince cashmere hoodie // ATM tee // 7FAM boyfriend jeans (25% off) // P448 sneakers // silver hoops

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.

Vuori joggers (also at Nordstrom) // Vuori jacket // Caslon stripe tee // On Cloud X trainers // silver hoops

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.

Free People Camo Clare Tee (size S) // Mother The Insider crop flares (also at Nordstrom) // Dolce Vita Izabel sandals // earrings

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.

Kut from the Kloth jacket (also at Zappo’s) // Free People tee (size S) // Mother The Insider crop flares (also at Nordstrom) // Marc Fisher Pacca slides // earrings

And then Paul and I went out to dinner last night, and I finally got to wear this outfit I styled on Day 9 of 23 Days of Spring Fashion.

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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26 Responses

  1. I love hearing your thought process as you pull together an outfit! Sometimes I think you bloggers just grab something, put it on and look fabulous! Nice to know sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right, just like the rest of us.

    1. Ha! Hardly. 🙂 Well, not me anyway. I’m a terrible over-thinker. But I do think, in general, fashion takes work. At least, nailing that perfect balance of not too dressy, not too casual, not too many accessories, but enough. It’s a lot of components to coordinate.

  2. I learn so much from seeing how some of your outfits evolve, and reading about your decision process, so ‘thank you!’ I bet you are happy to be attending a ladies Bible study in person. The Free People top is so pretty! Since the creation of your new web design, I am no longer getting an email notification, on my iPad, when you reply to my comments. I’m not sure what’s going on. Maybe I need to do something on my end, I don’t know.

  3. I love seeing your evolution pics because they remind me that I’m not crazy! Sometimes I will pick an item I want to wear and then it takes me half an hour to get the look I want with it. I have stopped buying crewneck tops because they just don’t look good on me, but I love the Free People tee! The camo in the same top is pretty, too, because it doesn’t exactly look like camo. I also LOVE the snakeskin top on you. What a fun tee! That might be an interesting post– elevated t-shirts. Happy Saturday!!!

    1. Yes, I have the camo version from last year — that’s why this new print caught my eye. Both are good. And I feel ya on the crewneck tees. They’re not my best neckline, but I love the classic, minimal aesthetic so sometimes I make an exception.

  4. Hope you had fun on your date. I’m interested to hear about dinner. I live local and really need to get out more now that spring is here and things are improving. Food and live music — sounds wonderful. Where’d you go and how was it?

    1. Last weekend we went to Down Town in Royersford. It was okay. Food is decent, atmosphere is great. Music was loud and made it hard to talk. Also wasn’t the best band I’ve heard locally, lol. I would go again, but maybe not for the music.

      Last night we splurged and went to Capital Grille in KOP.

  5. 🌞Love this, thank you. Im hunting for a blk leather belt, with silver hardware. Do you recommend the one you have on in one of these pics? Is it Treasure and Bond?

  6. Love the look evolution. Glad to know I am not alone in figuring out looks. Our bed looks like a tornado Went through it once I am done getting dressed to go out for a dressier occasion (ie not costco or grocery shopping 😂). Enjoy your ladies bible study! Fellowship is so important. Good for you.

  7. Thanks for all your time you put into your posts. They are fantastic, as always! Do you mind letting us know when that JCrew going out blazer happens to go on sale? Did you size up in it?

    1. Sure! It was on sale recently, so probably will be again. I did not – I have the 6. I like the fit but I couldn’t wear it over a thick sweater or anything. I usually wear it over a blouse, silky cami, or t-shirt.

  8. Thanks for the insight on double breasted coats. I have very broad shoulders and always wondered why I didn’t like the way they looked on me.
    Now I know. Single buttons from now on. 😎

  9. I enjoyed all the outfits and your analysis on what works. I’m completely design-challenged! I wondered if the Franco Sarto shoes would work in an office? It seems like everything is going to be more casual and relaxed when we finally return, and I may never feel like putting on a pair of heels again.

  10. Jo-Lynne, as usual your thought processes on outfits make your blog the best. The gray trench with the Everlane sweater tee looks amazing! I think I need a gray trench in my wardrobe because I wear a lot of blue. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I really like the Free People Camo Tee to wear with jeans to run errand on the weekend. If you see any other cute tees like that, could you post them? Thanks for the great post!

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