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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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