Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts! Last time, I shared What I Wore In Florida, and this post picks up where that one left off.
Dressing for this time of year is always a challenge, and we’ve had some really crappy weather since I got back from my trip, so I don’t know how helpful this will be, but this is what I wore over the past few weeks.
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.
What I Wore Lately
I didn’t do anything with myself the day after my trip, but the next day was a Saturday. I went for a walk/run and then showered and got dressed for the day in this cozy, casual look.
Paul and I went out to a casual dinner that night, on our way over to R’s indoor drumline competition. I could have stayed in what I had on, but I decided to switch into a nicer sweater so I ended up changing my shoes to coordinate with that.
I wore this next look that Monday to run to the mall for a few things. This sweater was a late winter purchase, and I’m so glad I grabbed it. It has all the warmth and coziness of a quality cashmere sweater, but the lavender gives a nod to spring. I’m really getting tired of neutrals!
My Gucci mules are discontinued in this taupe color, so I linked a similar pair at a much better price point; I really like that light oak color in the croc embossed leather.
I had a workout and then a hair appointment the next day, where I freshened up my color and got about an inch chopped off the length. I wore my workout clothes all day, and I never took a picture.
This is what I wore the day after that for an overdue visit to my friendly GYN. #selfcareyay I got this sweatshirt with Trunk Club points; otherwise I wouldn’t have spent this much on a sweatshirt, but it is really plush and cozy, and I love the styling.
The next morning, I met Alison for breakfast before picking C up at the airport, and it was extremely cold. I was feeling bored with my winter wardrobe, and this was my weak attempt to come up with something different. Mixing cognac and black is a little unexpected, right? Hey, I tried…
Vince sweater (S) // AG jeans c/o (28) // Marc Fisher boots (8) // AllSaints belt (M; similar option) // Rebecca Minkoff hobo // old Burberry jacket // YSL sunnies (similar for less) // similar pendant // Lagos ring // Madewell earrings
I threw on this old faithful outfit to take the girls to the mall. I used to love this one, but I admit, the skinny jeans are starting to look dated and not even that flattering. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve put on a little weight or because my eye is adjusting to straighter styles.
They also really annoyed me because they kept riding up on my calves, and I kept stopping so I could slip off my shoe and push them down with my foot.
I came home and tried the AGOLDE Toni to see if the slightly straighter style looks better. It’s such a subtle difference, but I definitely like the proportions better. The Toni has a 27″ inseam with a 12 1/4″ leg opening, and the Good American skinnies have a 26 1/2″ inseam with a 10″ leg opening.
I wish the AGOLDE Toni came in a good black wash. The only pair I’ve found has a chewed up hem, and it got weird on me after I washed them so I finally passed them on. I have a lot of black jeans, but they’re all cut a little differently, and those subtle differences do matter when putting outfits together.
Speaking of which, I put on this outfit last Saturday to wear to visit Paul’s mom. These black jeans are the Fidelity Cher, which I love, but sometimes I feel like they make my legs look stumpy.
The Fidelity Cher has a 27″ inseam with a 13″ leg opening, compared to the AGOLDE Toni with the 27″ inseam and 12 1/4″ leg opening, and I think that extra 3/4″ in the leg opening makes a big difference.
Even though I like that look, I ended up switching into sneakers because I realized we’d be going straight over to R’s drumline competition after our visit with Paul’s mom. It’s always really cold walking from the parking lot to the gym, and I didn’t want to be climbing up bleachers in those mules, so I switched into my trusty old P448s.
This belt is a new addition, by the way. I wanted a black belt with gold hardware, and I found this when I was shopping at Nordstrom the day before.
The next day was Sunday, and I feel like all I ever wear to church this time of year is some shade of black denim and a pullover. I have a couple of sweater dresses, but they always seem overdressed for our very casual congregation, and I hate to wear blue jeans to church, so black jeans it is. And yes, I know I could wear white, but the weather has been really messy the past few Sundays, but maybe I’ll do that this week!
All that to say, I was looking through my collection of black jeans to decide what to wear, and I realized I hadn’t worn the Frame Le High Straight Crop in a while. These jeans have a 27″ inseam with a 14″ leg opening, so they’re even a little wider than the Fidelity Cher. I’ll show a side-by-side comparison below.
I automatically reached for this boatneck sweater and my favorite pumps because I already knew this outfit works.
I love that look, but it was a rainy day, so I swapped the suede pumps for my trusty loafer mules. I know boots would have made more sense, but I’m so over my black boots at this point. Have I mentioned yet how bored I am with my winter wardrobe?
While we’re discussing the various denim styles, here’s a side-by-side view of the ones I mentioned above for easy comparison.
It would be easier to compare with the same shoes and tops, and it’s also hard to be consistent with the camera angle, but I think I like the two middle pairs the best. How about you?
After church, I wore this comfy Vuori outfit for the rest of the afternoon and to visit with a friend that evening.
Monday was kind of a schlumpy day. I did a TRX workout that morning and never changed out of my gym clothes.
Then I wore this casual look to a doctor appointment last Tuesday. It was a mild day, so I broke out these boyfriend jeans from last summer. And this sweater is pretty lightweight so I usually only wear it in the spring and fall. It’s from the #NSale 2019, but you can find some on eBay.
We made last minute plans with friends for dinner that night, so I wanted to change into something a little nicer. I was running late so I threw this outfit to together real quick.
I was grumbling about how it was so bland, and C told me it looked great, it just needed a pretty necklace. I remembered that I liked this tiger eye stone necklace with a different camel v-neck sweater last year, so I threw it on, and voilà! Suddenly the outfit looked complete.
I threw on this cozy outfit to go to the mall (I chose the boots and skinnies becasue it was rainy/snowy) but then I realized I was going to be in that area the following day for a photo shoot, so I decided to wait and go to the mall then.
I was feeling bloated and hormonal and not at all like wearing pants with a zipper, so I changed into my Vuori pants to work from home for the rest of the day. I kept the sweater on because it was comfortable, plus I had a Zoom meeting that afternoon.
Is this not the perfect WFH Zoom outfit?!? Business on top, leisure on the bottom!
But then that evening, a friend and her family decided to stop over and visit for a while after dinner, so…. I changed back into jeans and threw on some mules. LOL!
I had a photo shoot on Wednesday, but I never grabbed a picture of the outfit I wore afterwards. It was a full day. I went from the photo shoot to the mall to a mammogram appointment, and I picked up R from jazz band practice on my way home from that. By the time I got home, I didn’t even think about taking a picture of my outfit.
I wore this on Friday to run some errands. It was a mild afternoon, and I felt like pulling out one of my spring sweaters.
The mild weather was short-lived, and I woke up to blizzard-like conditions on Saturday. I did nothing to make myself look presentable, so there’s no photographic evidence of that.
Sunday was church, and it was a bright sunny day, but there was still a coating of snow on the ground. It’s weird to imagine that now, since we’re having such pretty spring weather this week.
I built this outfit from the ground up. I knew I wanted to wear my Sorels, and skinny jeans are the easiest style to pair with them. I’ve been linking to this pair when I wear the Good Legs Crop because mine sold out and these are the closest I can find to the off-black wash that I have. They’re on sale right now, by the way. Good American is doing 25% off with code SAVE25.
Once I had those jeans and boots on together, I decided to stick with an all-black look, and I topped it off with this shaker knit v-neck sweater. I like the mix of textures, and the proportions seem to work well together. This is such a good sweater, and I can’t believe it’s still on sale and fully stocked.
And what a difference a day makes! I woke up on Monday to spring-like temperatures, and I had lunch plans with a friend, so I decided to whip out this soft knit moto jacket.
I styled pretty much this exact outfit a few weeks ago with the ivory block heel slides, but it wasn’t quite warm enough for those so I wore my taupe suede braided mules. They also come in an ivory nubuck, which I think would look really good with this outfit.
I wasn’t sure about these jeans when I first got them, but I really do like the thick, vintage-style denim and the straighter fit. They’re still slim enough to work for me. And my tank is the Stucco color, which sold out, but white would work too.
Yesterday was another day spent in workout clothes, so I didn’t bother to get a picture, and that’s that! I’m so excited to start wearing more spring styles, now that our weather is warming up. It will also give me more opportunities for layering, so hopefully these posts will get a little more interesting!
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