What I Wore Lately Vol. 58

It feels like forever since I’ve shared What I Wore Lately! I guess it’s only been two weeks, but it’s been a looooong two weeks. Today I’m rounding up my daily outfits from the past few weeks, including what I wore on vacation in Maine.

But first, some initial thoughts on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I was able to shop in-store yesterday, so I went in around 10am, only to find the sale in full swing! I guess they opened early for Icon members to shop. My appointment wasn’t till 11:00, so the girls and I walked around to get a lay of the land, so to speak.

Both of my girls love going with me, now that they know what it’s all about, which is fun. But it also means that my attention is divided, and I can’t focus solely on curating the sale for the blog and finding those key pieces that I will love and wear all winter.

It didn’t help that inventory was really lacking in our store yesterday. My stylist told me that 50% of their inventory hasn’t arrived yet! When I got home, I started watching IG Stories to see what other bloggers were finding, and they were all saying the same thing. So yeah, shopping online is still your best bet.

That said, I found PLENTY to bring home, and there’s more coming. I’m going to post a try-on haul tomorrow from the dressing room selfies, but I’ll have a much more comprehensive post later in the week, once I get everything in and try it on here at home. Meanwhile, here’s what I wore lately…

What I Wore Lately

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and around 137 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.

Starting with Tuesday, two weeks back, I wore this casual outfit to a chiropractor appointment. Other than that, I was just working from home.

Free People Clare Camo Tee // KUT from the Kloth Sophie shorts // Birk Mayari (antique lace) // Lagos earrings & bracelet

I don’t have any pictures from the next day, but on Thursday, we left for Maine. It was dark when we left the house, but I snapped this from our hotel room in Portsmouth, NH, after we got in. It had been a looong day, so I’m looking a little rough.

LOFT linen dolman // AGOLDE Toni straight ankle jeans (also at Nordstrom) // Dolce Vita sandals (restocked!!!) // Lagos earrings & bracelet // Tory Burch tote

I also had one of the girls snap this shot while we were walking to dinner. It was mostly to feature the tote, which I love and highly recommend if you need a work tote.

It has three sections, and the middle one is a zippered compartment for your laptop. Then it has really nice sized wall pockets on either side of that zippered compartment — two that fit large cell phones, and one on the other side that fits a Kindle or small tablet. Very slick! Plus, the pebbled leather is gorgeous, and it has feet on the bottom for protection. They really thought of everything with this tote.

There aren’t any pictures of the next couple of days. It was rainy and cold, and there are no full-length mirrors at camp.

On July 4th, I braved the mist for this picture. It rained all day, and our cookout plans and 4th of July party were canceled, but my aunt and her family visited later in the day. My mom served surf & turf with steamed Maine lobsters. #yum

Treasure & Bond stripe sweater // Mother Insiders // Dolce Vita sandals (restocked!) // Panacea white seed bead earrings // Gorjana star necklace

The next day was much nicer! We took a day trip to Camden, Maine. They have so many cute shops, and we had lunch by the water.

Treasure & Bond twist detail tee // Mother Insiders // KUT from the Kloth denim jacket // Dolce Vita sandals // Evereve layer necklace // Kendra Scott hoops // Lagos bracelets

That was the day Paul started feeling poorly, and we spent the night in the ER. I brought him home the next morning, and we stayed at camp all day while my parents took the girls to Bar Harbor.

That brings us to last Wednesday, our last full day in Maine. Paul was doing a little better, and he didn’t mind being left alone to enjoy some peace and quiet while the rest of us went out to dinner. I wore this casual outfit. I love how the rattan earrings make it a little more fun and summery.

ATM tee // Mother Insiders (Dancing On Coals wash) // Dolce Vita sandals // rattan earrings (Amazon) // Gucci sunnies // Gorjana star necklace // LV Graceful

My mom took this picture of the girls and me after dinner. C made that dress she’s wearing.

The next two days are a bit of a blur, as we spent most of the time driving through heavy rain to get home. I wore my Vuori joggers, the twist detail tee, and my Athleta Pranayama wrap both days.

I spent most of Saturday unpacking and working from home, but I did run out at one point to get a mani/pedi. This sweatshirt is one I picked up in a boutique in Portsmouth, NH, during our stopover on the way up. I got OPI You Don’t Know Jacques on my nails.

sweatshirt (boutique purchase) // Good American Good Bermuda shorts // Tory Burch Millers // Lagos earrings

I wore this comfy set on Sunday to hang out at home and visit with friends later in the day.

Lou & Grey Signature Softblend Muscle Tee & Drawstring Shorts (40% off with code LOVEIT) // Dolce Vita sandals

And finally, this is what I wore yesterday to shop the #NSale. I went for casual and comfy — and made sure it was all pieces I could easily slip off and on in the dressing room. I also made sure my jewelry was simple and items that don’t tend to get caught on clothing as I’m changing.

CHASER sweatshirt tee // AGOLDE Toni straight ankle jeans (also at Nordstrom) // P448s (also at Evereve) // Lagos earrings & bracelet

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15 Responses

  1. It sounds like your trip to Maine was quite the adventure, Jo-Lynne. I hope Paul is feeling better. The weather sure hasn’t cooperated this year for our trip to ME, either. But we’re still having a good time. I love Camden, ME! Wouldn’t that be funny if we had run into each other there? I actually didn’t go this year for the first time in years. With so many rainy days, on the clear days, we’ve tried to do as many things as we could outside. Especially with 4 grandchildren itching to get out on the lake! We head home Friday– I told my sweetie we couldn’t pull out of our campground until I placed my Nordy’s order, though. I have a long list of items on my wish list and hope to pare it down a bit. But because I need to order 2 sizes in every pair of pants and every top these days, it’s going to be a load. Do you return your big haul returns in person or via USPS or UPS? I return most items by mail because my closest Nordy’s is about 45 min away, but I’m considering returning in person. These days, it seems like it takes forever for them to credit returns via USPS. Thank you for all of your hard work for this sale, Jo-Lynne!

    1. I usually return by mail, but this year, I’m thinking of returning the first haul in person. It’s embarrassing, b/c it will be A LOT, but I need to get that first round of rejects off my CC before the bill is due. Plus, that way, people can shop it all sooner. I hate to hold onto stuff I’m not keeping for very long.

  2. What a great picture of you and the girls! Caroline’s dress is so pretty. I bet it was fun having the girls join you yesterday. I sure hope that you will give us updates on how Paul is doing and if he’s going to require surgery. Have a blessed day!

  3. What are your opinions about the Nu-Face Microcurrent device. I know you purchased it and said you would give your opinions. thank you!

  4. Regarding returns, I don’t know if you all have a Nordstrom Rack as close or closer than Nordstrom but if you do I find returns there easier. Here are my tips for in person Nordstrom returns:

    1)In person returns at Nordstrom used to be easier. They must have changed their computer system because it’s much harder now. Here are my tips

    2) Go first thing in the morning on a Tuesday or Wednesday. I don’t know why but those tend to be less busy.

    3) Go to a Nordstrom Rack if one is convenient. (Nordstrom has gone back and forth on its policy of Nordstrom returns at Rack, but as of now you can). I find it easier and quicker at a rack. Usually shorter access to the return desk from the front door. And if there’s a line way you can dump all your returns in a shopping cart right at the front door instead of waiting in line with your hands full.

    4) if you do go to an actual Nordstrom put some things in a tote bag. Don’t try to carry back all the boxes or your wait in line will be a juggling act.

    5) For things bought in store have your receipt. They can look up, but sometime that isn’t as fast as the receipt.

    6) For things bought on line, DONT rely on the paperwork sent in your package. Trust me on this. You can stand their for 5 minutes per item while they try to use that paperwork. Sometime it just won’t pull up your order. Instead go to your account and write down each item, the order number and date purchased. (Jolynne…a good job for your assistant) bring the list to the store. You won’t regret it and the sakes person will be grateful.

    1. Really, that is crazy! In the past, they always just scanned that little sticker they place on the price tag. Our store also has curbside returns – I assumed if I took my load, with the printouts from the computer (like when I’m doing online returns) that I can just hand it over to someone curbside. Have you tried that?

      1. There is often no “little sticker” on the items sent in the mail. And if they are sent directly from a store (more and more common) they often don’t even have anything to scan. Even when they do I find at times it can take a loooong time to credit my account that way. Since one of your purposes is to get it off your bill that may not be the best option (depending on your billing cycle). Curbside returns may also be going away at some point so these tips may help. When you have a list with order numbers, it is a very very quick process.

  5. I really liked your white pants with the yellow jacket. It just amazes me how much cooler it is where you are than here. A jacket is out of the question here. And, I cannot imagine anyone wearing jeans. Lol Not only is it hot but the humidity is awful.

  6. Cute outfits, but congratulations to your daughter on her dress. As a seamstress I love seeing a younger generation making clothing. It’s a dying art that needs to be revived.

  7. Thats too bad about the low inventory for the NSALE when you went in store. I wonder if covid is still having an affect for them ordering and getting the merchandise made and sent etc. etc. Just from looking at the preview, I thought it looked like “beentheredonethat” It will be nice to see what you found and style. 🙂 I wondered if the girls went with you. Did they get things too? I don’t like returns, so you will have a big job ahead. As for returning, I never have trouble returning with my paperwork that comes in the package. They always go right off it. Yes, they use to always go by the sticker they put on the tag, but I guess I take my paperwork and don’t pay attention if there is stickers on the tag. That works too. I’ve never done curbside returns, how nice. Enjoy your day, its sounds like you’ve been going, going the last 2 weeks. I enjoyed your post today. Hope Paul is doing better. Just found out a girl I use to babysit for has it. 🙁 She was just in the ER too.

  8. Enjoyed your pics from trip. Especially the pic of you with your daughters. By the way, I really appreciate the speedy Nordstrom returns. I have to wait until the ‘normal’ shoppers sale time, and generally there is nothing left.

    1. Yes, I think it is important to consider the other shoppers! 🙂 I try to remember to encourage everyone to be prompt with returns, but it never occurred to me till now that going in-store would make it even faster for getting stuff back into inventory.

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