Speaking of shorts, I met up with Alison yesterday, and we shot 10 or 12 pairs of denim shorts for my annual denim shorts review post — so stay tuned for that. Normally I use mirror selfies, but I decided to have her shoot them this year.
Any-WHO! This post is not about shorts; it’s about my daily outfits from the past week, so let’s get right to it.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 136-138 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.
What I Wore Lately
This first outfit harkens back to last Wednesday, and I had to take one of the kids to an appointment. It was a warm day, so I took my new white Mother Insiders for a test drive, and I brought along a denim jacket in case I got cold in the doctor’s office.
I LOVE these jeans. The white denim is super thick and not at all see-through, but it’s also soft and comfortable. The high rise holds in all the jiggly stuff, and they’re super comfortable to wear all day. Spendy, yes, but I did manage to snag them on sale.
In fact, Saks is currently running a denim sale through Sunday, May 9: Save $25 Off your $150 purchase, $75 Off your $300 purchase, or $150 Off your $500 purchase with code WDENIMSF. These qualify for $25 off — not a ton, but it helps.
I can’t remember what I did on Thursday, but I got dressed and did my hair and makeup, so I must have gone somewhere. R’s indoor drumline performance was that night, but it started pouring rain so I changed into jeans and duck boots before I left the house.
These Paige Mayslie joggers are part of the Saks sale, so you can get $25 off. I recommend sizing down, if ordering.
Michael Stars muscle tank // Paige Mayslie joggers (size down) $25 off at Saks; also at Shopbop & Everlane // Dolce Vita Izabel (also at Nordstrom & Everlane) // Lucky Brand earrings // Lagos bracelets
I met Alison and another friend for lunch on Friday, and it wasn’t quite as warm, so I wore a spring sweater and straight ankle jeans. I wanted to be a little more leveled-up than my typical ripped jeans and t-shirt uniform.
And why am I so slouchy? Ugh, I’ve been trying to break that habit my whole life. I guess it’s a lost cause.
Paul and I met up with friends at a local bar and grille that night, and I wanted to wear something a little edgier than my daytime look, so I first tried swapping the white jeans for my black Good American skinnies.
I tried them with the Franco Sarto basketweave ballet flats, and it’s a cute outfit, but it felt a little too precious for the look I was going for.
I tried swapping the ballet flats for my AGL studded pointy toe flats, and that was probably fine, but I just wasn’t feeling the sweater and skinny jean combo.
So I reverted to my trusty Marrakech bomber jacket. I just feel like it has that extra little something that makes a fun date night look. (This jacket is on sale, by the way. It’s a little heavier than what I’d wear in the summer, but it’s perfect for spring and fall.)
I first tried it with that White House Black Market woven front tank. I would have changed out my jewelry if I’d kept this on, but I didn’t love the green jacket with the all black look.
I tried a couple other options, but in the end, I went back to the leopard tee that I purchased with the jacket. Hey, when it works, it works! Why do I keep trying to reinvent the wheel? I do not know.
I got this leopard tee at Evereve, but it sold out, so I’m linking it at Red Dress. Unfortunately, it’s almost gone there as well. I’m sure there are other similar styles out there that would work with this look. I just really like the colors and the scale of the print on this one.
Here’s a peek at the back, and and a better look at the details on the jacket.
I also like this jacket/top combo with my Agolde Toni frayed hem washed black jeans (that’s a mouthful!) but they seemed a little too rugged/casual for going out in the evening. I prefer them with sneakers for daytime activities. (See that look in THIS POST.)
Okay, so that brings us to Saturday! That’s the day R and I came out dressed like twinsies.
I took one for the team and changed into my favorite AGL tee and yellow denim jacket. I also changed sandals because they were so similar to hers. (She inherited my Marc Fisher studded flats from last year.)
We had church on Sunday, and we came back afterwards and hosted friends for lunch — we kept it casual with burgers and hotdogs on the grill. I could have just gone casual to church, but I decided to dress in my usual “Sunday best” and then change when I got home.
I changed into this casual skirt and muscle tee, mainly because I knew I wanted to get a photograph of it after our friends left. Otherwise, I’d probably have thrown on shorts, but this actually worked out well, and I was very comfortable. In fact, I like this skirt so much, I’m considering the camo version.
That brings us to Monday, and I had to go to the local magistrate’s office to contest a traffic ticket. Fun times! (It wasn’t actually MY ticket… but I went along for moral support.)
I wore the same top from church on Sunday, but this time I wore it with conservative black pants and mules.
I wore that outfit for a while after I got home; the pants are actually quite comfortable, but I eventually changed into a more casual outfit for the rest of the day.
Yesterday I had a morning photo shoot with Alison, and it was in the 80s by the time we wrapped up, so I threw on shorts and a sleeveless tee to sit on the deck and do some work (and get some sun!)
I changed later in the day to go to a hair appointment. It was still warm and sunny, but I was afraid I’d be cold inside, so I wanted to wear pant and a shirt with sleeves.
This leopard tee is from the #NSale last summer, and it’s long gone, but the pants are available at White House Black Market. They’re a great casual alternative to jeans; I just wish they had a slightly higher rise.
And that’s a wrap! I’m off to Nordstrom to source a sponsored post for next week. I’ve had really luck with items I ordered selling out before I could photograph and post them, so I’m going to go to the store and see what I can find.
I’d love to know if there are any trends you’d like me to style, or occasions you’d like ideas for. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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