Happy hump day, friends! It’s time for another edition of What I Wore Lately, which is a roundup of my daily outfits from the past few weeks. I also share a little about where I wore them and how they came together.
It’s that time of year when there are a lot of repeat outfits, and I’m not feeling terribly inspired in the fashion department. I love summer, and I’m not eager for it to end, but I’m definitely looking forward to styling fall outfits in a few weeks!
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ 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. Gifted items are indicated by c/o.
What I Wore Lately
I wore this outfit to work from home on a Wednesday a few weeks back. These sandals are on sale, and I love them. Super casual, easy to slide on and off, and surprisingly comfortable despite the lack of support.
These shorts are also on sale, plus an additional 20% off (25% off if you use a Bloomies card.) They run true to size, and they’re very stretchy and comfortable. I like the 4″ inseam — still short enough to be on trend but not so short as to feel like everything’s hanging out.
Also, this bracelet as well as my earrings are part of the latest Shaeffer Told Me To X Victoria Emerson collab. I was thinking it was black when I put it on with this outfit, but as I wore it through the day, I realized that it’s navy. It’s super cute, either way.
Goodness, the hair’s looking a little rough here! I think that was the day I had a workout, then I showered off but left my hair in a pony.
Alrighty, that brings us to the Friday before last, and Paul and I went to The Hooters concert out in Bethlehem, PA. I had this outfit on from the day, and I just kept it on for the concert that night.
The white shorts probably weren’t the wisest choice, especially since it was threatening rain, but fortunately it just sprinkled for a few minutes before the weather system moved out and left us with clear skies and a beautiful rainbow.
I wore this basic outfit the next day… as I said, I’m not feeling very inspired in the fashion department lately! Jeans and a grey tee (or sweater in the winter) is always my fallback plan.
We hosted friends at the pool that night, and I know I changed because I was too hot in the jeans, but I guess I didn’t get a picture, and I have no recollection of what I wore.
The next day was Sunday, and I wore this Eileen Fisher dress to church and out to lunch afterwards. This dress is a couple years old at this point, and it’s what I reach for when I’m feeling a little puffy and don’t want to wear pants that button and zip. I love the way it skims the body without clinging.
I kept the look simple with some delicate gold jewelry and my TB Miller sandals. I brought the denim jacket in case I got cold inside, and I was glad I had it at church.
I don’t have any pictures from that Monday; I’m not sure why, except I know we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off, trying to get ready to take Caroline to college.
This next look was from last Tuesday. As I said, jeans and a grey tee are my fallback plan when I’m not feeling inspired. These jeans are suuuuper comfy, and they run true to size or size down if in between. The tee, on the other hand, runs small. I have it in the medium. It is deliciously soft and feels really good on.
I wore this easy outfit to do all the last minute things last Wednesday. I was planning to go straight from dropping my daughter at college to be with my mom for a surgical procedure, so I was basically packing for 10 days away. Her surgery got postponed at the very last minute, so I ended up coming back home with Paul, but until that point, I was in the mindset that I’d be gone for a while. So I spent the day Wednesday washing all my clothes and trying to prep the house for my absence.
This scoop neck tee is a recent Nordstrom find. It has a very relaxed fit, and it’s almost too voluminous for my liking, but it’s kind of nice for a change. The olive color gives a nod to fall, even though we are still very much in the throes of summer weather here in Philly. Also, these boyfriend jeans are on sale at Bloomies and Zappos, and they run true to size.
We drove up to Massachusetts last Thursday and stayed in a hotel overnight before moving my daughter into her dorm the next day. This was my travel outfit.
The next morning, we were up bright and early to move Caroline into her dorm. I didn’t bother fixing my hair because it was hot and humid, and I knew we’d be working in her dorm room for a large part of the day. That turned out to be a very good decision; I would have ended up putting it up anyway.
This outfit is probably dressier than I needed to be for moving day, but I had an alumni lunch I was supposed to attend, so I tried to pick something a little more elevated than jean shorts and a tank top. It actually worked out well since these shorts are more comfortable than jeans shorts, and the top is lightweight and breathable.
That night, we got back to the hotel and rested for a bit before going out to dinner. I wanted to wear white jeans with this top, but I was um…. having lady issues, so I opted for the darker denim pair. I probably should have washed my hair and fixed up a bit more, but I was tired.
On Friday, we went back over to the college to help Caroline with what we thought were just a few last minute errands and things. We ended up making another epic trip to Target and coming back and rearranging her room. It was another long, hot day, and I was roasting in jeans, but I survived!
I would have preferred the Dolce Vita slides with this outfit, but my feet were tired from standing so much the day before, and the Birks were the practical choice.
I ended up wearing that outfit for two days straight. After saying good-bye to Caroline, we left Massachusetts around 5PM on Saturday night, and drove until we got to Norwalk, CT. By then, the traffic was moving at a snail’s pace as everyone tried to escape New England before Henri made landfall, so we stopped at a hotel for the night. We got up at 4AM on Sunday morning to drive the rest of the way home, and I just pulled on the same clothes I wore on Saturday and ended up wearing them all day.
It felt so good to shower and get ready in my own bathroom on Monday morning. I worked for a while and then took Becca to the mall. I decided I was bored with the same few pairs of sandals that I always wear lately, so I decided to give these Dr. Scholl’s a try. I ended up wearing them all day, even once I got home. They’re super comfortable and supportive, and with the black fabric and wood platform, I can see wearing these well into fall… at least until the weather cools down.
And that brings us to yesterday! I worked from home in the morning and then took Becca to Target for school supplies. I was juggling a gajillion things and didn’t even take time to add jewelry. I’ve had these Lagos earrings in my ears for almost a week, now!
And that’s a wrap. I’m headed out shortly for a workout appointment, and then I’ll be getting together with a friend later this afternoon. I hope to get some work done in between. I tell ya, I’m going to be happy to get back into a “normal” fall routine. It seems like years since I’ve had all three kids in school on a predictable schedule.
Have a great day!
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