Happy hump day on this first full week of the New Year! It’s Wednesday, so that means time for What I Wore Lately. This is a roundup of my daily outfits from the past few weeks and a little about where I wore them and how they came together.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
These looks span the past two weeks, with a lot of holiday festivities, and then I was a bit of a sloth during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so it’s quite a menagerie of outfits. As I like to say, this is real life I’m living here. So anyway, here it is. The good, the bad, and the ugly…
What I Wore Lately
This is what I wore the Thursday before Christmas, when I took the girls to The Nutcracker in Philly. It was an afternoon performance, so I didn’t get quite as dressed up as I might have for the evening.
I also wore my faux fur jacket on top, which helped amp up the look. I really wish I had a picture of that! We were in a rush to get out of the house on time, and I didn’t even get one of all three of us, unfortunately.
The next day was Christmas Eve, of course, and we went out to dinner for C’s birthday. I wore this sweater dress outfit that you’ve seen before.
Here’s a picture from when I wore it to the Christmas Tea at church. I think I like it better with the opaque tights, how about you?
Christmas was a lazy day at home, and I wore this Merry Christmas tee from last year with my Barefoot Dreams cardigan, black jeans, and slippers. I ended up taking the sweater off because I was working in the kitchen for so many hours. Plus, we were having rather mild weather.
I hosted family the day after Christmas, so I got myself more dressed up. I even put on heels because, why not? I hardly ever have a chance to wear them, and they look more festive. The necklace and earrings were my Christmas gifts from Paul, so you will be seeing a lot of them!
The next day was lazy, here at home with some of Paul’s family who stayed with us for a few days.
I took R to the mall last Tuesday, and I wore this monochromatic outfit. I couldn’t decide which boots to wear, so I tried both the Blondo Daggers and Vince Henderson boots.
They both look fine from the side, but front-on, I think I prefer the wider shaft of the Blondos with the skinny jeans.
Here’s what I ended up wearing. I added the vest for warmth and style. It wasn’t super cold outside, so I was warm enough walking from the car to the mall without a coat.
That brings us to last Wednesday, which I spent mostly at home. I just threw on this cozy sweatshirt and jeans with sneakers after my morning walk/run. I’ve been trying to get outside for 40-45 minutes every day.
And Thursday was yet another day at home.
We stayed home for New Year’s Eve, and I wore this comfy sweatsuit.
I did get outside for a walk/run earlier in the day, and I took a picture of that look. This is one of my go-to winter running outfits. It wasn’t super cold, so I didn’t wear gloves or a headband, but I do when it dips below 40 degrees.
My exact jacket is discontinued, but this year’s version is similar — unfortunately, not as neutral. I got mine last year at my trainer’s recommendation, and she promises it should last me 10 years. It has a lot of features that make it functional for cold weather running and biking. If you’re just walking, I love my Vuori sherpa jacket. I also have and love this Athleta jacket, but I can’t wear it when it’s super cold out.
Craft Hydro Jacket (M) // Stoic Midweight Crew Baselayer Top (S) // Zella Cosy Tech Leggings (S) // Smartwool Performance Run Cold Weather Mid Crew Socks (M) // Brooks Ghost 14 (9)
And New Year’s Day was yet. another. day. at home. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d washed my hair, so instead of just showering off after my morning walk/run, I did the whole get ready routine even though I had nowhere to go. I actually had some try-ons I wanted to do, though, so that worked out.
These Mother Dazzlers came in a while back, and I finally got around to trying them. After wearing them around the house for a few hours, I’m still undecided.
I spent a large part of Sunday taking pictures of outfits with the camel turtleneck for yesterday’s post, and I ended up wearing this for the remainder of the day.
And Tuesday was… say it with me now… another. day. at home. In an attempt to wear something other than P448 sneakers, I wore my Vejas. Haha! I was never much into sneakers, but lately, it’s all I want to wear.
I noticed this pairing with the pine green sweater hoodie when I was going through last year’s outfits, and it reminded me how much I like this outfit. It really is handy to have all my outfits saved for posterity!
I’ve had those jeans since last spring, and I don’t wear them as much as I thought I would when I bought them. They’re kind of tough looking, with the faded black wash and ragged hemline, and I just don’t find myself reaching for them very often. They’re very comfortable, though, and I love the dimensions. I’m going to try to incorporate them into my outfit rotation more often this winter.
And this was yesterday. I had a workout in the morning, and I just didn’t get around to changing. I did throw some makeup on, at least.
Okay, that should do it for this week! I don’t have a lot of reason to leave the house right now, but I’m still trying to get dressed and fix my face every day. It’s amazing what that does for one’s mental health, and my family is around, so they probably appreciate it.
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