Greetings and happy hump day! I know we just did What I Wore Lately last week, and I usually post these every other week, but the post I had planned for today was put on hold, so I thought I’d go ahead and whip this up.
I figure, with the weather being so up and down right now, holding these another week may make some of the looks irrelevant for those of us living in cooler climates. As if right on cue, we’re supposed to get some real fall weather this weekend. It’s going to dip down into the 40s for the football game Friday night!
As a warm-weather fan, I can’t say I’m exactly excited about that, but I do appreciate when the weather aligns with the seasons. It makes my job here a heckuvalot easier!
Oh, and I did put up a second post yesterday with The Best Jeans in the Shopbop Sale. I guess I could just let that one be the new post for today, but I already started this so I’ll just make today a two-fer.
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: A Week of Everyday Outfits
This first look is from last Wednesday. It appears that I just worked from home that day, as there is nothing else on my calendar. Am I the only one who can’t remember what I did last week???
Judging from this outfit, it was also quite warm outside. I just love how easy this top is to throw on with shorts or jeans… You will be seeing it again before the week (or post, rather) is over. I love it when I find something that I don’t get tired of wearing over and over. Cost per wear and all that!
Oh, and both the top and shorts are on sale!
The next day, I had a photo shoot in the morning and then I went to the dentist to get the permanent crown on that stupid tooth that I’ve been dealing with since June.
I’m still having pain with cold liquids, but it’s mild, so I’m ignoring it. I have a long history of mysterious medical issues that no one can diagnose that eventually go away, so I’m hoping this will follow suit.
That night, I had plans to go out to dinner with a couple of my girlfriends. I debated wearing this outfit…
Evereve banded shell (S) // Citizens cropped bootcut jeans (29) // Seychelles wood heels (8) // similar earrings // Victoria Emerson X Jo-Lynne Shane necklace and bracelet c/o (launches TOMORROW at 10AM EST on VictoriaEmerson.com!!!)
But then at the last minute, I switched to this. I haven’t worn these jeans and heels very much, and I love this sleeveless ribbed top for fall. Once it turns cold, I won’t wear it much, but I can always layer the floral top under a jacket to get a little more wear out of it.
Someone is going to ask why I wouldn’t layer this top under a jacket. I can, but I don’t like high necklines under jackets. They make me look like I’m choking or something. I can get away with high necklines when they’re sleeveless.
I tried it a few different ways… The first look seemed kind of plain, so I tried a front tuck, but these jeans have a suuuper high rise, so I felt like that drew too much attention to my midsection.
Then I tried adding a belt that sort of matches the shoes, but that draws the even more attention to that area and makes it almost the focal point of the outfit.
So I decided to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and I just went with the untucked version and hoped my pretty earrings would bring the focus to my face, not my middle. The top is short enough, and the jeans are long enough, that I still get that “golden ratio” that I’m always going for.
Evereve rib mix tank (S) // AG Farrah bootcut jeans (28) // Michael Kors slingbacks 45% OFF! (8) // Kendra Scott earrings // Victoria Emerson X Jo-Lynne Shane bracelet c/o (launches TOMORROW at 10AM EST!)
Alrighty! That brings us to last Friday, and I had to run the dog to and from the groomer, plus we had a home football game that night. I kept it casual in my Maine raglan tee (it’s more of a light sweatshirt than a tee, but they call it a tee…) and denim shorts.
I ran some errands on Saturday morning and then I spent the afternoon volunteering with the high school marching band. The parents serve them dinner in between their rehearsal and the cavalcade.
AllSaints tee (M) // Mother Dazzler slim straight ankle jeans (29; similar wash on sale!) // Veja Esplar ON SALE! (39) // similar earrings // Victoria Emerson X Jo-Lynne Shane necklace and bracelet c/o (launches TOMORROW at 10AM EST!)
Oh, and by the way, these Veja Esplar sneakers and the Mother Dazzlers are part of the Shopbop Sale. The jeans in the sale have a finished hem, but the wash is similar and the fit is the same. I’m also kind of jonesing for the Veja Campo in the Natural. I might order them to try while they’re on sale.
That night, Paul and I headed over to the cavalcade to see our marching band perform, and I grabbed a jacket. I’m so glad I did because it was a bit chilly after the sun went down.
This jacket is on sale, by the way. It’s lightweight and drapey, the perfect casual fall topper.
KUT from the Kloth utility jacket ON SALE! (S) // AllSaints tee (M) // Mother Dazzler slim straight ankle jeans (29; similar wash on sale!) // Veja Esplar ON SALE! (39) // similar earrings // Victoria Emerson X Jo-Lynne Shane necklace and bracelet c/o
When I went to get dressed for church on Sunday morning, I decided to style up some white jeans for fall. I love wearing white and camel together, so I tried my Mother Dazzlers with the Banana Republic dolman sweater, but the rise of the jeans was too short for the length of this sweater.
I didn’t like how you can see the waistband of the jeans when I moved around, and I just feel like I look overall a little top heavy.
So then I switched to the Mother Hustler. They have a higher rise, which helps with the waistband issue, and the wider leg opening balances out the broader shoulder silhouette created by the dolman sleeves.
I also swapped the flats for heels. I probably should show you both ways, but I don’t like these jeans with flats unless they’re flat sandals. They just look dumpy to me. (And yes, they also need an iron.)
I do like that outfit a lot, but as I wore it around for a bit, I noticed the top riding up every time I moved. I was afraid I’d bend over in church to pick up a hymnal and expose my back along the top edge of my shaping shorts, so I went back up and changed into this cable knit sweater vest.
I like the camel color better with white denim for fall, but I was so much more comfortable in this.
Here’s me trying to get a close-up of my jewelry. I didn’t know at the time, but the necklace is sold out, but I love these earrings, and this bracelet is part of my Victoria Emerson collection that launches tomorrow.
I had a workout appointment on Monday, and I took a picture on my way out the door so I could show you the Vuori Clean Elevation Shorty. I just ordered them because I love my Clean Elevation Leggings so much, but I get too hot wearing them at the gym.
They’re super soft and stretchy, and they have a super high rise that smooths out all the fluff without binding or creating any muffin top. I ordered the medium, which is what I wear in the leggings.
I also linked the sports bra I’m wearing because I like it a lot. The reviews are mixed, but I’m the Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
And then it was back to my trusty floral top and jean shorts for the rest of the day working from home.
I had a photo shoot yesterday, and then I grabbed this top again and threw it on with my comfy Mother Insiders. I know, I have no shame.
And that’s it for this week! Hopefully I’ll have some more transitional outfits to share with you next week! As much as I’m not looking forward to being cold, it will be fun to play around with some layered looks.
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