Well, friends. We are deep into the lazy, hazy days of summer, and I have lost all motivation when getting dressed in the mornings. I could wear the same three outfits on rotation until it gets cold enough to start breaking into my fall wardrobe… and I just might.
All that to say, this edition of What I Wore Lately will probably look a lot like the last one, but this is real life I’m living here, so this is what I’ve got to show for it!
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: 2 Weeks of Casual Summer Outfits
This first outfit is one I’ve worn several times over the past few weeks. These shorts are the most comfortable ones I own, and pretty much all I want to wear when I’m here at home, but they’re spendy so I linked up a similar for less option. I also found a pair in a similar wash that’s 25% off. And this tank comes down to $12 in cart.
The next day, I had a photo shoot with Alison so I got myself all gussied up. Afterwards, I had a doctor’s appointment and a few errands to run. I love the acid wash on this black t-shirt.
I paired it with white jeans, and wore white slides to extend the line of the leg. My tote is because I brought my laptop along with me to work if I had any downtime between appointments.
I wore this outfit to a hair appointment. I’m always cold in the salon, so I brought along my Athleta Pranayama Wrap, and I also brought my laptop for working while my color set.
I have no recollection of where I wore this, but it was a Saturday. Oh, wait. I think we visited Paul’s mom.
At any rate, I was excited that I finally figured out a way to wear those turquoise slides I included as one of my “worst spring/summer purchases“. They look really good with white denim, and I love how they repeat some of the colors in this graphic tank as well.
Paul and I went out for a casual dinner that night, and I changed into this cable sweater tank and blue jeans, and I added some of the jewelry from my new collection with Victoria Emerson! It launches on September 15th. Also, this sweater is marked down to $49.
I wore this dress to church the next day; it is also on a really good sale. Size up in this, for sure.
And then I changed to spend the afternoon in the pool.
I didn’t do a whole lot last week. Most days were spent working from home or running mundane errands…
I needed a conservative, business casual outfit for an event last week. I’ve had these pants for years, and I kept them knowing I would be glad I had them someday.
Our humidity finally broke last Friday, and it felt like the temperature dropped 10 degrees. I celebrated by wearing my favorite lightweight sweatshirt and shorts.
And I spent most of Saturday afternoon by the pool. Paul made Enzonis while we waited for the ribs to finish cooking… they always take longer than predicted, but they were worth the wait!
This is what I put on after we were done in the pool, for the rest of the evening here at home. This tank is old, but so comfy.
And then it was another Sunday, and another casual dress…
I threw on shorts and a t-shirt for the rest of the afternoon.
I didn’t go anywhere on Monday, so I didn’t bother with makeup or anything.
I had some errands to run on Tuesday, so I decided to get myself fixed up. I really need to prioritize getting fixed up whether I go somewhere or not. It has a way of messing with my mind if I let myself go for too many days.
In fact, that reminds me that when I started sharing my daily outfits on Wednesdays, it was to hold myself accountable for getting dressed in “real clothes” every day. The irony is, I think I saw more people back then as a young stay-at-home mom than I do now. I was always taking the kids somewhere, but now that they all drive and I work so much at home, I hardly have a reason to leave the house.
That is why I put on a silk t-shirt and jewelry to go to Trader Joe’s! Where else am I going to wear it, lol?
Unfortunately, I got chicken juice on it (ew!) so I had to change when I got home. Plus, it was kind of hot for jeans and closed toe shoes. I decided to keep the olive and black theme going…
Afterwards, I threw on this outfit, planning to meet up with another friend in the evening, but I was so exhausted that I canceled on her and then promptly fell asleep on the couch for several hours. It was that kind of tired where I felt like I was drugged.
When did I get to the point that hanging out in the pool for a few hours wipes me out for the rest of the night? Is this what it’s like to get old? At least I’m partly consoled by the fact that Savannah felt the same way… of course, she’s old too.
And that’s a wrap!
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