What I Wore Lately Vol. 70

Happy hump day, friends! I decided to post another What I Wore Lately this week, since things are kind of winding down and most of us are probably busy prepping for the holidays.

I might go back to doing these weekly after the holidays anyway, since I don’t usually have as many post ideas that time of year. Which do you like best? Weekly or every other week?

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with an hourglass shape, and I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe. I linked the sizes I’m wearing beneath the pictures. And by way of disclosure, gifted items are indicated by c/o. That means a company sent it to me; everything else I purchased myself.

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What I Wore Lately

This is what I wore last Wednesday, driving C home from college. These pants have been restocked in both grey and black. I reach for these a lot when I want to be comfy around the house, but they also look nice enough to run errands or taxi my daughter around. I’ll probably end up getting a black pair because I’ve been wearing these so much.

Vuori crewneck c/o (S) // Vuori wideleg pants c/o (S) // On Cloud sneakers (8.5) // Lagos studs

I had a photo shoot the next day, and I kept this outfit on afterwards. This sweatshirt is the coziest, I love it. The Vuori one (above) is really soft, but it’s not warm enough for the weather we’ve been having lately. (It was warmer last week when I wore it.) This camo one is thicker and really cozy, especially with the funnel neck and thumbholes.

camo sweatshirt c/o (S) // Hudson Barbara c/o (28) // Veja Esplar (39) // pearl earrings (similar for less)

I wore this to my gym workout the next day. I usually wear leggings, but I wasn’t feeling super energetic and motivated so I threw on comfy joggers instead. We focused more on stretching and static exercises instead of the higher impact stuff.

Vuori jacket (S) // Zella tee (S) // Vuori joggers (M) // On Cloud sneakers (8.5)

That night, we had plans to go out to dinner with friends, so I tried on a few outfits. It was a casual restaurant, so I didn’t want to look too over the top. I got it in my head to try a light neutral look, rather than the burgundy/black/grey color palette I usually gravitate to for date night looks this time of year.

I already know this denim and boot pairing works, so I tried it with an oatmeal-colored cashmere v-neck. It’s Naadam, and they didn’t bring it back this year, so I can’t link to the exact one. It’s a pretty basic style, but it’s very plush and soft and high quality.

 Naadam cashmere v-neck (S) // Mother Insiders (29) // Vince Camuto Welland Bootie in Tortilla Suede (8.5)

I felt like the outfit could use a more casual sweater, and one with a little more interest, so I switched to this Naadam crewneck. It’s chunkier and a little more casual. I went ahead and linked this below, even though it’s sold out, in case anyone wants to search eBay or Poshmark. (I don’t have a link to the v-neck above.)

Naadam crewneck (S) // Mother Insiders (29) // Vince Camuto booties (8.5)

That’s cute, but I thought the Vince Camuto Welland Booties in the Tortilla Suede were too warm/yellow for the cooler taupe/oatmeal tones in the sweaters.

Now that I’m looking back at these pictures, it probably doesn’t matter, but I also felt like those looks were a little plain for dinner out, so I switched to this cream sweater so I could wear a moto jacket on top. And while I was at it, I switched to the Vince Camuto Ackella Booties in a cooler shade of beige.

BlankNYC suede moto (M; similar option) // Vince cashmere/wool crew (S) // Mother Insiders (29) // Vince Camuto Ackella Bootie (8)

Since I would take the jacket off inside the restaurant, so I decided to see how the outfit looked without it. It’s fine but still pretty plain, and it could use a necklace for sure.

I really like these boots and jeans together. The higher shaft fits neatly under the leg of the jeans, and the light wash denim complements the beige suede. Plus, the styles match up nicely — edgy, fresh, and modern, but classy enough to offset the cashmere sweater on top.

I will definitely wear this outfit sometime, but after looking at this from all angles, I decided it was a little over the top for our venue, with the ripped cropped flares and western style boots. At least I know it works! I’ll save this outfit for a different event.

I decided to start over and go with a stand-alone sweater, so I pulled out this pink ribbed AllSaints funnel neck sweater with the batwing sleeves. It was an #NSale purchase, so I got it for 40% off back in the summer.

I love the details. It’s a little more interesting than the classic pullovers I tried above, but still casual and cozy. I also changed into my AG Mari straight ankle jeans and black booties. I feel like they tone it down and look a little more conservative.

AllSaints Ridley Funnel Neck Sweater in Pale Pink(S) // AG Mari (28) // Aquatalia booties (8; similar for less)

I was about to go with that, but I wanted to try one more option — this Everlane polo neck sweater. I haven’t worn it much, and it also has some interesting details that allow it to stand alone without needing a completer piece.

It’s not as cozy as the funnel neck, but we were actually having mild weather that night, so it seemed like a good opportunity to wear it.

Everlane polo sweater (S) // AG Mari (28) // BP. mules (similar) // Kendra Scott hoops // Yurman bracelet // similar pendant

Once I had this on, I knew it was what I wanted to wear. I also changed from the booties to mules, since again, it was kind of warm. I also like the way the bit of skin at the ankle balances the skin at the neckline.

I added a simple diamond pendant, silver split hoop earrings, and the Yurman chain bracelet Paul gave me last year for Christmas. He picked it out himself, and I love it! It’s kind of blingy for everyday, but I like it for my going-out looks.

So this was the final look. I topped it off with my black quilted jacket, and I carried a black crossbody.

Everlane polo sweater (S) // AG Mari (28) // BP. mules (similar) // Kendra Scott hoops // Yurman bracelet // similar jacket (not shown) // similar crossbody // similar pendant

I spent Saturday mostly at home. We got a storm overnight, and it was much colder, so I threw on this cozy outfit to pick up R from indoor drumline practice.

This sweater was another #NSale purchase this year, and it’s currently 20% off in the Beige Hummus Heather. (Mine is Tan Cobblestone Heather). I like how the color of the sweater ties into the colors on the tongue of the sneakers.

Nordstrom Signature sweater hoodie (S; similar for less) // AGOLDE Toni (28; also at Nordstrom) // P448 John (39) // pearl earrings (similar for less)

For church on Sunday, I went back to this Vince sweater, but I put it with grey jeans. These are an ankle-length flare, and the denim is really soft and stretchy and comfortable. I threw on my taupe braided mules, which I’ve worn with these pieces before. I like the mix of cool neutral tones.

Vince cashmere/wool crew (S) // Mother Hustler (28) // Dolce Vita mules (7.5) // pearl earrings (similar for less)

I also added a necklace. This one was another Christmas gift from Paul, a few years ago. The shorter layered delicate necklaces are more on trend, but I think this one provides a nice focal point on this plain crewneck sweater. It’s adjustable, so I could make it shorter, but I feel like this length looks good on me.

Vince cashmere/wool crew (S) // Mother Hustler (28) // Dolce Vita mules (7.5) // pearl earrings (similar for less) // Yurman necklace

I tried front-tucking my sweater, but I needed up leaving it out. These jeans have an 11″ rise, which is really too high for a front-tuck to look balanced on me, and I feel like the tuck draws attention to the area of my body that I want the least attention drawn to, so I left it untucked. What do you think?

As I was walking out the door, I went to grab a coat and remembered I have this one. I actually featured this exact outfit, just with different jeans, back in October.

Vince cashmere/wool crew (S) // Mother Hustler (28) // Dolce Vita mules (7.5) // pearl earrings (similar for less) // Yurman necklace // plaid coat (S)

Okay, so that brings us to Monday. I threw on the camo funnel neck sweatshirt again, this time with blue jeans. I had to take R to school after she missed her bus, so I grabbed whatever was closest. And yes, I wore my slippers out the door.

camo sweatshirt c/o (S) // AGOLDE Toni (28; also at Nordstrom) // UGG Dakota (8) // pearl earrings (similar for less)

Later in the day, I did some try-ons, and I switched into a sweater and sneakers to run some errands. The sweatshirt was fine, but I was still wearing this sweater from the try-ons, so I kept it on.

It’s an investment piece, for sure, but I got it on sale over Black Friday weekend, and it’s currently on a promo at Bloomingdales: Take $25 off every $125 you spend. So basically, it’s $50 off.

Equipment sweater (S; similar for less) // Agolde Toni (28; also at Nordstrom) // P448 John (39) // pearl earrings (similar for less) // similar pendant

Again, I like the way the camel sweater pulls the colors from the tongue of the sneakers. Pairing a luxe sweater with sneakers is an easy way to create that effortlessly chic casual vibe.

Yesterday, Paul and I had our annual Christmas lunch date at The Capital Grille. It’s a tradition that harkens back to the days when we had to get a babysitter to go out at night, so we would have our Christmas dinner date at lunchtime while the kids were in school. Afterwards, we would usually go over to the mall to do some Christmas shopping and see the decor.

It’s always a nice time, and I like to dress up and look a little bit festive. I was originally going to wear the black dress and burgundy pumps from yesterday’s post, but it was a really cold, damp day, so I switched into this cozy sweater dress and knee boots at the very last minute. Since it was lunch and not dinner, I think it works. I’d have tried to incorporate some sparkle or bling had it been evening.

tentree sweater dress (M) // Wolford tights (MD) // Commando slip (M/L) // Sam Edelman boots (8.5; on sale at Zappos) // Kendra Scott hoops // Yurman bracelet // similar WOC

When I went to grab a coat, I saw this red peacoat that I’ve had for probably 10 years. I only bring it out once or twice a year — usually at Christmastime, but it’s worth keeping around for that. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to add a festive flair to my look.

Pardon the dirty camera… I cleaned it before taking the picture without the coat.

similar red peacoat // tentree sweater dress (M) // Wolford tights (MD) // Commando slip (M/L) // Sam Edelman boots (8.5; on sale at Zappos) // Kendra Scott hoops // Yurman bracelet // similar WOC

Then last night, we had R’s holiday band and orchestra concert at the high school, and I changed into a more casual outfit for that. It was cold and windy, and I just grabbed these pieces out of my closet and threw them together for a monochromatic look. I guess I was feeling the grey and black yesterday!

Vince shaker knit v-neck (S) // Mother Hustler (28) // Vince Henderson boots (8) // Kendra Scott hoops // similar pendant

And that’s a wrap for this week! Today’s kind of a lazy day… the calm before the storm, I guess!

I have an appointment with my dentist this afternoon to figure out the cause of my tooth pain… which actually got complicated yesterday because I lost a filling at lunch. It’s not the same tooth that was bothering me over the weekend; this is a separate issue. What are the chances!?!

Anyway, that’s on my agenda for this afternoon, and I need to get a sponsored post submitted for review. It’s my last brand collaboration of the year! After that, I’ll be focusing on recap posts and end of year content. I always enjoy these, so I hope you do too!

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29 thoughts on “What I Wore Lately Vol. 70

  1. I really like “ what I actually wore in real life” posts so I’m definitely on team weekly!
    I love your wavy hair and would appreciate a tutorial on how you get that look to work. My hair is natural wavy and, with a good curl cream, I can get quite a head of curls. Unfortunately, more times than not, they look good when wet but tend to dry into a hot mess. And by the next day, it’s a total disaster 😂
    I’m trying to put less heat on my hair these days but I’m not sure it makes sense to replace an every 2 or 3 days blow out with a daily wash tame the messy curls…..and these aren’t those cute messy beach curls 😳

    1. I’ve been using the flat iron to do that and it’s a bit of a learning curve, but I do like the effect. I rarely can wear it 2 days in a row. If I do, I’m just around the house. Otherwise, I’ll wash it again and dry straight, or put it in a pinch clip. Usually the pinch clip. 🙂

  2. I think this is your best ‘What I Wore Ever!’ I like everything! You have really learned what looks good on you. I love how you explain and coordinate without looking like you tried. Great post!

  3. I just love the batwing, mauve colored sweater on you. I would have gone with that, but what you chose was great too. 🙂 As for the Sunday whether tuck or untuck, the jeans really don’t look 11″, so the tuck looked fine to me. Either way was good. You sound like you’ve already had some fun, festive events and more to come. Have fun at the Nutcracker coming up. I too hope you all stay well and nothing gets canceled on you. I can hardly watch the news these days with all the doom and gloom. It just seems so strange to not be in a crazy, busy mode waiting for my family all to come for Christmas. We have to do late this year due to schedules and in-law year. But, of all years, I needed to have the break and slow down and I don’t have to host the later Christmas either… daughter is.

      1. Yes…..very bad for our health thats for sure. Thank you, looking forward to our family Christmas no matter when we have it. Ready to hug those grandkids. 🙂

  4. PS I’m team weekly for the these post and you were right on matching the color tones of the oatmeal color sweater to lighter boots. I thought the others were too yellow toned too. 🙂 Great job. I like all outfits in this post.

  5. Love the weekly try on post! It’s always nice to see what you actually wear! Your line up of outings sounds fun! Unfortunately for our province omicron has hit big and at the wrong time! We are not on lock down but many restrictions have been tightened! So many places have workers either in isolation or out sick! Our Christmas will be small with Just our immediate family! Stay safe and hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

    1. Yeah, and it’s headed our way. I’m sure a lot of people will be down with it, so I’m not counting on anything happening as planned for the next few weeks/ months. I hope the worst of it is over quickly and doesn’t wreck too much havoc. Stay safe up there.

  6. All of the outfits look good on you. I really love that gray sweater dress and the red coat really makes it special. I need to drag my red coat out, rarely get to wear mine either. I must say I really agree about watching the news, it just runs my blood pressure up!
    Hope your tooth issues are easily corrected, good luck!

  7. I love your tryons with all of the comments included so I am on team weekly. Enjoy all of your Christmas festivities and I’ll be living vicariously. Almost all of my Christmas plans have been cancelled due to the latest covid surge. Another Christmas with just my husband and me (and our puppy.) Merry Christmas to you, Jo-Lynne and to all of your readers!

  8. Love Love Love these posts!! So good to know I’m not alone in changing outfits many times before figuring out what to wear. These all look great!!

  9. Seeing what you really wear and the process you go through, at times, before you are ready to walk out the door, is so enjoyable. It sounds like that y’all have had a good week, other than your dental issues.

  10. You asked about what I wore posts. And I definitely like them. I don’t care about frequency, but definitely vote to have it. I really like posts like this where you talk about your thoughts on putting together an outfit! Thanks

  11. I love your what I wore posts. I think they are my very favorite. I love the way you describe your thought process on how you end up at your final outfit. And it’s fun to see what you wear for your typical days during a week. Thanks for giving me great ideas! You’re so much fun to subscribe to – the way you write makes it seem like we know you! Merry Christmas!

  12. I am on Team Weekly. I enjoy the posts, and I feel better knowing that I’m not the only who sometimes can’t decide what to wear. I’ve been ruthless lately about weeding out clothes that don’t work. Yesterday I dropped off a big donation bag. I’m always learning about what does and does not work for me. So I enjoy seeing what you wear, and the thoughts behind it all.

  13. You have a very mom stays at home style!! If I we’re 30 years younger I may be with you.!! Although I have never been a jeans girl really!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!

    1. Yes, I usually need the 39. My first pair that was an exception, and I needed the 38, but since then I always end up with the 39. I think b/c they’re hand-made, the sizing varies slightly from shoe to shoe. That’s what I was told, anyway. So now I usually try both.

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