It’s time for another edition of What I Wore Lately, a roundup of my daily outfits from the past few weeks! I always get a lot of questions about how and when I transition my wardrobe at this time of year, and you’ll start to see that happening in this post.
I often move out the first round of the most summery things in my closet on Labor Day weekend, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. That will probably happen this week sometime.
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
This outfit is from exactly two weeks ago. I worked for a bit in the morning, and then Paul and I went to test drive a car. As I mentioned in Sunday’s Coffee Talk, I spent a large part of the last couple of weeks in and out of car dealerships. It’s amazing how all-consuming that task can be! We ended up picking up my new car the day before Paul went into the hospital.
Anyway! It was a hot day, so I wore this casual shorts and t-shirt outfit. This tee has been restocked, and it’s a nice one for transition season. The dark color palette gives a nod to fall, while the lightweight fabric is comfortable for those of us still having warm weather. And these sandals are a really good price right now; I wear them all the time. They’re pretty summery, so I’ll be putting them away soon, but I definitely plan to keep them for next summer.
The next day was much the same. I worked for a few hours, and then I paid a visit another car dealer that afternoon.
I really wish ATM would bring this tee back; it’s so good for fall. You may be able to find one on eBay or Poshmark. If so, definitely size up; I have the medium.
On Friday, and we found ourselves visiting yet another car dealer. That was the day I found my car, but I didn’t know it yet. I did some try ons that morning, and these jeans were part of that. When I was done, I kept them on and threw on this black tank and sandals for the rest of the day. I love how the animal print bracelets take the casual outfit up a notch.
That evening, Becca had her first football game of the season. It was an away game, which we don’t usually attend, but we knew Paul would be in the hospital the next weekend for the first home game so we decided to go. Of course, I had to break out my band mom tee! This is from Zulily a few years ago.
The next day was rainy and muggy, and I had plans to meet a friend for lunch. Even though it was still August and school hadn’t started yet, I guess the Friday night football game had me feeling the early fall vibes. I pulled out this cashmere sweater tee from the #NSale to wear with jeans and sandals.
This is how I start to transition my outfits for the change of seasons — by incorporating one piece that’s a little more fall into my summer outfits. The cost of this outfit definitely adds up but I got the sweater, jeans, and bag for 40% off during the #NSale.
We went to visit Paul’s mom on Sunday. She wanted to see him before his surgery, and it had been a while since the rest of us had been there so Becca and I came along while David was working.
Monday was spent running around town. Becca had a list of things she needed for school, and I had an appointment to get my car appraised at yet another car dealer. In this crazy market, it ended up working out better for me to sell at one place and buy at another. Go figure!
The weather was hot again so I figured I’d get one more wear out of this summery outfit.
And that brings us to last Tuesday, the first day of school for Becca and David. After I saw Becca onto the schoolbus, I met Alison for a photo shoot. I wore this outfit to run a few errands on the way home; I’d been wearing a jacket on top for the pictures, but it was way too hot to wear it home.
ATM schoolboy tee (M; size up) // NYDJ Marilyn straight leg jeans (4; size down) // Marc Fisher boots (similar here) // VE layer necklace c/o (save 20% off gold collection with code 20jolynne) // VE bracelet & earrings c/o
When I got home, I changed into cropped jeans and sandals, and I spent the rest of the day working.
ATM schoolboy tee (M; size up) // AGOLDE Sophie crops (TTS) // Dolce Vita Izabel sandals (size up half) // VE layer necklace c/o (save 20% off gold collection with code 20jolynne) // VE bracelet & earrings c/o
Last Wednesday was the day Hurricane Ida hit our area. It rained cats and dogs all day long, and I stayed in. Becca got home from school just before the roads got bad around here, and David’s afternoon college class was moved to Zoom. Paul worked from home that day, so fortunately none of us were out there when the roads started flooding. I’ve heard several harrowing tales from friends who were trying to get home that day.
The next day, the sun was shining and the heat and humidity were gone. It was weird how gorgeous it was outside, and yet so many people were still under water or cleaning out their flooded homes. I worked for a while in the morning before heading out to get my new car and sell my old one — two separate transactions at two different dealerships… that was a long day!
This adorable sweatshirt tee is still fully stocked, and it’s been marked down to $29.99! I love this top; it’s so cute, and it’s also nice for transition season because of the heavier fabric. I’ll be wearing it for a while longer.
Then were up and at ’em before 5AM last Friday to take Paul to the hospital for his surgery. I threw my hair into a clip and put on minimal makeup to get me through the day without feeling like a total schlump.
I wanted to be comfortable because I had no idea how long I’d be there, or if I might even want to stay overnight. These sateen utility pants were perfect because they look a little more elevated than my Vuori joggers, but they’re just as comfortable. I brought along my Prayanama Wrap in case I got cold. I actually took these pictures when I got home at 5:00 that night, so I was looking (and feeling) verrry rough!
And as if my day hadn’t been long enough already, I changed into my band mom tee and went to the high school football game to see Becca play in the band. I had to stay up anyway to pick her up when it was over, so I figured I might as well go and enjoy it. Fortunately, one of my friends was going with her kids so I sat with them, and that was nice.
That brings us to last Saturday, and I have no idea why I looked so cute. There is nothing on my calendar, but I must have done something. Oh, yeah… I went to the hospital to visit Paul, lol! I can’t remember if we did anything else or not, but Becca was with me so we probably ran by the mall or something while we were out.
It was a crisp fall-like day, so I decided to wear something a little more transitional. I wanted to wear this sweater poncho, which is unfortunately sold out in this golden mustard color, but it’s still available in black and ivory. I first tried it with my Mother Insiders, but I wasn’t sure I was feeling the flares with the voluminous top… or maybe it was the cropped length with the longer top, but something about this silhouette wasn’t quite cutting it.
So I switched into my AGOLDE Toni straight leg jeans. These are only an inch longer than the Mother Insiders, but I feel like it helps even out the vertical proportions of the outfit, and I like the straighter silhouette with the more voluminous top.
We went back at the hospital again the next day, and the weather was still on the cooler side, so I broke out this new thermal top that I picked up at a local boutique the previous weekend when I went shopping with my friend. I found it online at Z Supply. They have free shipping, and a 21-day return policy with a $7 return shipping fee.
We all know the Mother Insiders pair perfectly with summer sandals, but I’ve been wondering how well they will transition to fall. I first tried this look with my black Everlane loafer mules, but I feel like they look too tailored with the slightly sporty top and ultra-casual jeans.
Next, I tried my Dr. Scholl’s sandals. I feel like this works. Even though they’re sandals, the heavy black fabric works for transition season. I also like the chunky sandal with the crop flares, and the way they help balance the extra volume in the top.
But I didn’t feel like clomping around the hospital in heels, even though these are actually very comfortable, so I ended up back in a pair of P448s. This time I pulled out the ones with the white and grey cheetah print tab on the back.
We finally got to bring Paul home on Monday, and I ran some errands on our way there. Our weather is getting hot and humid again, so I went back to sandals and a muscle tank with my Paige utility joggers. I added the camo print bracelet for a little extra pizzazz.
And then yesterday, I flipped the color scheme and wore an olive tee with black utility joggers. After working for a while in the morning, I headed out for a mani/pedi and to Home Goods for some fall decor and props for a photo shoot today.
And on that note, I’m off to get myself all prettied up before Alison gets here. As you can see from that last picture, I’m in desperate need! I let my hair go an extra day because I knew I’d be doing it today, thank goodness for dry shampoo!
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