It’s that time again! I’ve rounded up my daily outfits from the past couple of weeks.
In my last What I Wore Lately, I said the weather was warming up and I’d have more spring transition outfits to share this time. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way. It warmed up for about two minutes, and then it plunged back into sub-freezing temperatures, where it has remained.
I knew it was a risky move to put my heaviest winter clothes and boots away a few weeks ago. I even put a picture of my cleaned out closet on Instagram and said you can blame me if it snows in April… and I wouldn’t rule it out, considering we had a snow squall here on Monday.
Anyway, my point is, getting dressed for this transition season continues to be a challenge, but I’m trying to make the best of it.
What I Wore Lately
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with an hourglass shape. I usually wear a small in tops, but I’m in between a 28 and 29 in jeans, and I take a size 8 or 39 in most shoes. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
Also, I tried to link similar options to the pricier pieces I’m wearing, so I hope that’s helpful.
This first outfit is from the Wednesday two weeks back. I met a friend for lunch, and we ended up collecting a few more ladies and hanging out all afternoon.
That was during our two minutes of nice spring weather, so we were able to dine outside, which was lovely. I wore this cotton sweater, jeans, and mules. This sweater is on sale, by the way!
I had a doctor appointment the next day, and it was another mild one, so I pulled out this lightweight sweatshirt from last spring and my favorite AGOLDE jeans.
My pearl earrings are on sale, by the way, and they’re an additional 25% off the markdown price.
My parents came in the next Friday for a visit, and before that I had some errands to run. I threw on this easy outfit that you’ve seen many times before.
I always struggle with whether not to front tuck this top. It’s a little long without it, but with the tuck, it looks kind of awkward from the sides since it has a high-low hem. It also could use a belt.
I ended up ditching it and changing into this Everlane cotton v-neck sweater from a few years back. I always love this sweater at this time of year, and it’s so easy to style because it fits closer to the body, and it’s short enough to leave untucked.
For some reason, I didn’t get a picture of my Saturday outfit. We went to my daughter’s drumline competition and then came home and grilled steaks for dinner.
I put this outfit together for church that Sunday. It’s mostly old, but I did find this t-shirt on sale at Saks Off 5th. Unfortunately, it’s sold out in the white, but I ordered the black and the navy since they’re such a good price. Definitely size up, if ordering.
That’s about when our two minutes of nice weather ended. It was freezing when we got out of church that day, so I changed into a cozy sweater to attend the high school play that afternoon.
Then there were a few days of hibernating at home, and I just wore my workout clothes or cozy sweats.
We had an alumni event to attend last Wednesday night, so I polled our Facebook Group for advice on the dress code. The general consensus was business casual attire — a sweater dress, or pants with a blouse, but not jeans.
It was extremely cold and windy, so spring clothes were out, but I already sent my heaviest winter sweaters to the dry cleaners for the season, and I didn’t keep any long-sleeved blouses. They really aren’t my thing.
I briefly considered a sweater dress, but I put my tall boots away, so I decided to wear my Vince crop pants with one of the few cashmere sweaters I kept in my closet “just in case.” FYI, I believe these are the same pants, and they’re on sale at Bloomingdale’s. They have a few other colors available too.
I ended up deciding between these two outfits. Both sweaters are sold out, but I can link other colors of the boatneck.
Shoes were also an issue, as I put away most of my booties and even these suede pumps. I went to the basement and dug them out because they’re so much more comfortable than my black leather pumps, which I keep in my closet year-round.
I like the color of the mauve sweater best, especially with black pants, but I wasn’t sure about the proportions of this outfit. I wear this sweater a lot with straight ankle jeans, but for some reason, it looked off with these pants. I especially didn’t care for the side view. It seemed a little schlumpy.
I also tried it with loafer mules, thinking the pumps might be a little much for this event, but they didn’t seem quite right. I ended up back in the pumps.
Here’s the oatmeal v-neck from both angles. It’s plain, but it seems a little more polished than the boatneck sweater. It also allowed me to drop my necklace to the lower setting, which fits perfectly inside the neckline.
The next question was to front tuck or not. Fashion is hard, y’all.
I like this sweater front tucked into jeans, but with these pants, I felt like the untucked look was more streamlined and classy. I also knew I’d be futzing with it all night if I tried to keep it tucked.
So this is what I ended up wearing. In retrospect, I think a bolder necklace would have really pulled this outfit together, but I love my Yurman pendant, and I do think it made more of an impact in person.
If I had to err on one side or the other, this was definitely a “less is more” type of occasion, so I was happy with how my outfit turned out. I felt very appropriate when I got to the event, and I noticed that the only women wearing jeans were much younger than I. Most were in pants or casual dresses.
The next day, it was back to my usual disheveled hair with an elevated sweatshirt and jeans.
I think Paul and I visited a kitchen & bath store the day I wore this outfit. Otherwise, I was just working from home.
I scheduled a last minute photo shoot with Alison for last Friday, and Paul and I made reservations for dinner that night. I wanted to wear something other than a sweater and jeans, so I tried this outfit.
It’s cute, but it seems very fall, and I was afraid I’d be cold, so I grabbed that mauve boatneck sweater that didn’t make the cut for the alumni event and swapped the booties for pumps.
Like I said, I only have a few winter sweaters that didn’t get sent to the dry cleaner, so it’s slim pickin’s right now.
I took pictures to check the side view, and I feel like this sweater looks better with the flare jeans than it did with the Vince crop pants. I guess it’s because the flare at the ankle helps balance out the boxy top?
At any rate, this is what I wore to dinner on Friday night.
Saturday was cold and windy, yet again, and I wore this outfit to run some errands with Paul.
I know someone is going to ask if my feet are cold in pumps and mules, and the answer is, not really. I’m never outside for long, and I don’t get too bothered by cold feet. I’m tired of sneakers and boots, so I’m willing to deal with a few minutes of cold ankles.
I wore yet another pullover and jeans for church on Sunday. I have the ivory in the sweater, by the way. I got it on sale a few months ago, but it’s still quite spendy. This Quince fisherman sweater is a good budget-friendly alternative.
And this was Monday. This is called, It’s 25 degrees at the end of March… Yeah, I basically just kept on my workout clothes and threw a Barefoot Dreams cardigan on top to keep warm in the house. And my trusty UGG slippers, of course.
And that’s all I’ve got! I wore that Rails pullover with Mother jeans and P448s yesterday, but I didn’t bother to take a picture.
Actually, I must have worn this outfit three times in the past week because I just found this picture from 3/23. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
So yeah, that’s it for this week. I would love to think I’ll be wearing more spring styles in my next What I Wore Lately, but I may have to break into those winter sweaters when they get back from the dry cleaner. I’m beginning to think I’ll be wearing turtlenecks and boots until June!
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