It’s been a while since I’ve shared What I Wore Lately! These pictures span the past three weeks or so, and our weather has warmed up here in Philly so I’m finally getting to wear some of my spring clothes.
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually wear a small in tops, a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.
What I Wore Lately
I wore this outfit on a weekday to run some errands. I love this color combo; I think it’s so fresh and fun for spring.
We went to see our daughter perform at the high school jazz band spaghetti dinner one Friday night. It was pretty outside, but not terribly warm, so I pulled out my Marrakech Lange jacket. It’s finally on sale, and most sizes are still in stock.
Marrakech jacket c/o (S) // ATM tee (M) // exact Mother Dazzler (29; similar wash) // similar mules (love the natural color) // belt (S/M) // Madewell earrings & necklace // Lagos bracelets one and two
The next day, I met up with some ladies from church for lunch. It was sunny but windy and chilly, so I wore this outfit with my LOFT trench on top.
I wore this white denim look to church. My green floral blouse keeps going in and out of stock, but it’s a great price if you happen to see it in your size.
And that brings us to the Monday of my surgery! I’ve been pretty much living in stretchy clothes ever since. Out of habit, I guess, and also curious to see how I looked, I took pictures most days. And yes, I realize I just invited everyone to examine my b00bs! 🤪
After breast reduction surgery, you’re swollen and a little misshapen, and you go through some phases where the shape is a little funky as you’re healing. Eventually, they’ll settle in and look more natural, but that can take up to 6 months. I also had gauze lining my bra to protect the incisions for the first couple weeks. All that to say, this is not necessarily how I will look after the dust settles, so to speak.
I have had a few occasions that warranted real clothes. This dress is a few years old, but I found a similar style by the same designer in the same color, so I linked that below.
And then it was right back to athleisure. This Athleta Cloudlight Stratus Tee is an oldie but goodie, and it’s currently on sale! Mine is starting to pill and has some stains, so I just ordered a new one.
Also, I like how these lululemon Align joggers have a flat waistband with no drawstring to add bulk in the midsection when I don’t want to tuck in my shirt.
This is another “outfit” that’s been on major repeat. I love this Maine raglan tee; I picked it up in a shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last summer on our way to Maine.
We had tickets to the Patsy Cline musical in Philly on Saturday. I was still swollen and bloated from surgery, so I needed something comfortable and stretchy. This jumpsuit seemed like a viable option, so I tried it on to see how it fit.
The show was a matinee, and the black jumpsuit can read kind of dressy, so I tried to tone it down with shoes and accessories.
I first tried the jumpsuit with metallic wedges, but I didn’t care for that look, and they aren’t great for doing a lot of walking. So then I tried these black sandals. They’re much more comfortable, but maybe too dressy for the daytime event.
I had pretty much decided on the Stuart Weitzmans because I like the “barely there” minimalist vibe as opposed to the thick, braided strap on the Paily slides, but I was still feeling like the heels were a bit much.
They were probably fine, but then I remembered these strappy low-heeled Dolce Vita Haize sandals from last year. They also have a minimalist vibe, but the flats seemed more appropriate for the daytime show. They take the dressy black jumpsuit down just a notch. So this was the final look! (I also brought my denim jacket along in case I got cold during the show, but I didn’t need it.)
My jewelry was all chosen to be more casual and help tone down the look, and somehow I managed to put together an entire outfit of sold-out items. Sorry I don’t have more links!
QUESTION: Do you all like it when I go ahead and link sold out items, so you can get the info, or does it feel like a tease?
For anyone wondering, I’ve mostly been wearing soft post-surgical bras like this or this around the house, but I usually wear this Natori wireless contour bra with “real clothes”. I don’t love it, but it does the job for now. My shape and size will evolve and fluctuate for a few months, so I’m trying not to buy too many bras just yet. I also wore these Spanx shaping shorts under the jumpsuit and the two dresses in this post.
Okay, so this is what I wore to church last Sunday. I just ordered this Eileen Fisher tank dress because I have a similar one one in the berry color from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I love it. It’s my go-to casual spring/summer dress because it’s easy to dress up or down, and the quality is fantastic.
This one is a pima cotton, rather than the rayon/spandex blend, but it’s still a really nice quality. This is the kind of dress you can keep for years and it will never look dated. I recommend sizing down in Eileen Fisher dresses, by the way.
After church, I changed back into stretchy clothes to hang out at home and visit with a friend. I don’t know why I took off the necklace and not the rest of my jewelry.
I put the same outfit back on when I got up on Monday (sans the jewelry) so I didn’t bother to take a picture.
Then yesterday, I met a friend for breakfast. It’s been over two weeks since my surgery, and I’m starting to feel somewhat human again, so I decided to try on some jeans. I went for a classic black and white outfit, but the fray hem ankle bootcut jeans keep it modern.
I picked up this tee on sale back in the winter, and unfortunately it’s sold out now, but here’s a link to all the AllSaints Emelyn t-shirts. I love the rolled edges and the shape of the v-neck, and the fabric is really nice, as well. (I also have the grey marl.)
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