Greetings, and happy hump day! It’s time for What I Wore Lately, which basically answers the question: But what do you really wear?
I actually get that question a lot — especially after wrapping up one of my seasonal style challenges like 23 Days of Spring Fashion. It’s true, I don’t keep everything I feature, and I don’t necessarily have the occasions to wear it all; but they are all outfits I choose because I like them for some reason.
That said, I like to capture what I actually wear because a lot of you like these posts, and it gives me a little extra incentive to put thought and time into my outfits.
Yes, it’s true. Even fashion bloggers need a little motivation to prioritize getting dressed sometimes. In fact, the original What I Wore Wednesday was a blog carnival linkup hosted by a stay-at-home mom/blogger as an incentive to get out of her pajamas when she was at home all day every day with young kids.
I joined up with her, as did many ladies across the Internets… I guess it struck a chord! I never intended to have a fashion blog; What I Wore Wednesday was just a weekly feature sandwiched among recipes and reality TV reviews and anecdotes about my kids. I used to prop my camera on a stack of books on my kitchen counter and use the auto timer feature. Needless to say, those were some unfortunate pictures.
Anyway, enough with the walk down memory lane. Here are my outfits from the past couple of weeks.
What I Wore Lately
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds-ish, 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 two Fridays ago. I had a photo shoot with Alison that morning, and then I wore this outfit for the rest of the day.
That night, I went out to dinner with a friend. I could have stayed in the outfit above, but I had in my head I wanted to wear something a little more dressed-up. I had like 3 minutes to change, and I ended up in this, but I wish I’d worn my black Good American crop skinnies instead of the blue AGOLDE Sophies.
I like black better with the leopard print tee, and black jeans generally look more elevated, which is the look I was going for. This is a case of overthinking it — I’ve worn this outfit with black jeans before, and I’m kind of sick of my black jeans in general. I was trying to change it up, but it’s better to wear what looks best. Variety is overrated!
I don’t have any pictures from that Saturday; I think I was a bum and stayed in workout clothes all day, but this is what I wore to church on Sunday.
Monday was another “grace day” but I put myself together on Tuesday to take my daughter to a doctor appointment.
This black jacket is on sale at Zappos, and it’s fully stocked (but full price) on the KUT from the Kloth website. And these Sam Edelman espadrilles are on a really good sale, if you can find your size. This year’s version is cute too, but full price at the moment.
I had a photo shoot last Wednesday, and I wore this easy outfit for the rest of the day.
And then I threw on this elevated sweatshirt and jeans to work from home on Thursday.
Paul and I went out to dinner on Friday night. It was chilly, so I used the opportunity to wear one of my spring sweaters — they don’t always get a lot of air time. I love the neckline on this one.
And these suede loafer mules are very comfortable and nice quality. I’m wearing the spiced taupe, and they’re not as orangey as they look here. They’re pretty close to my skin tone, now that I’ve got a bit of a tan.
That brings us to last Saturday! R and I ran out to do some errands in the afternoon, and then we had friends over that night. It was still chilly, so my cashmere hoodie came in handy.
I spent way too much time writing my 15 Years #CoffeeTalk post on Sunday morning, and I ended up with about 15 minutes to make myself fit for public consumption.
All things considered, I think I turned out pretty good, but I just threw on the jewelry I had left on my bathroom sink, and I didn’t have time to add a bracelet. I would have worn bigger earrings and probably my Kendra Scott cuff.
Monday was a work-at-home day, but I made myself put on some light makeup and get dressed in real clothes after my run. I always feel more productive that way. (I showered off but didn’t bother washing my hair.)
And yesterday, once again, I was at home most of the day. I did run out to the garden center to get some flowers for the deck, but then I realized it’s going down to 30 degrees tonight, so they’re sitting in my garage until it warms up again.
This up-and-down weather pattern is pretty typical for April, but I am so ready for it to get warm and stay warm. Doing 23 Days of Spring Fashion in March really messes with my mind.
So anyway, that’s it for this week! I guess it was more like a week and a half, but What I Wore Lately should be back on Wednesdays for now.
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