What I Wore This Week 01.19.12


Once again, I’m joining moms around the blogosphere as we share some of our outfits from this past week in order to hold each other accountable to getting dressed every day.

It may sound silly to some, but when you work from home or stay at home with kids, it is so tempting to stay in your jammies all day. As I’ve been participating in this little exercise, I’ve found myself not only challenging myself to get dressed, but also making an effort to add interest with layers and accessories.

I still have a long way to go, I know. I’m always in awe of those ladies who seem to have this innate ability to accessorize and layer it up so that they never wear the same outfit twice. But there’s something to be said for at least getting dressed and making oneself presentable. So here are a few of my outfits from this week.

Have you noticed the new trend in these What I Wore pictures is to feign looking natural — like looking off into the distance, or more often, looking down at your feet. The most popular pose that I notice is the nonchalant look-down pose. Bonus points if you’re running your hand through your hair. Like we don’t all know that you know there is a camera staring at you. 

I decided I’d give it a try, solely with the intent of joking about it, but I actually really like it, lol!! I like how it gives you a different angle of my hair and makeup, and it does look more natural in a way, except, we all know that I have a camera propped on the counter with the timer set. But here you go, anyway.

Girls Lunch Out Outfit

Next week maybe I’ll try the hand in the hair. Ha!

So that plum sweater is an oldie-but-goodie from Nordstrom, and I only pulled it out because I was tired of the same What I Wore This Week photos. See, this little weekly column DOES force me to get out of my rut! I wore this outfit out to lunch with some girlfriends and then on a couple of shopping errands. There’s nothing really special about it but I like the proportions and the colors, and the long necklace keeps it on trend.

This next outfit is a variation of my Christmas Sunday Outfit that everyone commented on a few weeks ago. (I was running REALLY late for church, thus the watch picture! HA!)

It’s the same skirt (Banana Republic) and tights (Spanx) with boots rather than pumps and a different sweater (Banana Republic).

I’m not nearly as fond of this outfit as the other one, though. I didn’t realize it until I looked at these pictures. I chose boots rather than pumps because it was SO VERY COLD outside, and I felt like the boots make the outfit more casual. (We do not attend a very formal church. The worship style is traditional, but the surroundings — a school gymnasium–  are not.)

The sweater is similar to the other one, but something about the band around the waist and an inch of additional length makes it look a bit bulky. And the boots aren’t nearly as slimming as the pumps. Live and learn, I guess!

It was FREEEEZING on Sunday so I wore my cozy new winter coat that I picked up on a 50% off sale at the mall last week.

When I bought it, I wasn’t sure I’d really get my money’s worth out of it; but I’ve already worn it three times, and I am here to tell you, it is worth every penny! We have had a mild winter, but it suddenly turned bitter cold and windy last Thursday, and I have been so glad I had this. Not only does it break the wind when I’m outside, but it keeps my legs warm when I slide into my car and sit down into those frosty-cold leather seats.