What I Wore This Week + Blog News
Hey guys, I hope your weekend is treating you well! I’ve got a few outfits to share with you, although to be honest, it’s been slim pickin’s this week. I spent a couple days in my workout clothes because I got busy and never changed. I almost skipped this post today and just lumped these pictures in with next week, but I’ll just use this shorter post as an opportunity to share some of what’s going on behind the scenes.
But first… here’s what I wore this week!
I haven’t had a chance to wear this outfit yet, but I shared this really cute 3/4 sleeve ruffle sleeve stripe top last Saturday on Instagram and Facebook. It’s from CS Gems, a new retailer that I’m working with.
The material is a really nice rayon blend — lightweight and soft and comfy — and the sleeves are super cute. It’s a little long so I did a front-tuck. I paired it with black jeans and added my leopard mules for a fun pattern mixing. In case you’re wondering, I would carry a black or cognac bag with this, or maybe even a red one!
Last Saturday night, Paul and I decided at the last minute to go out to our favorite local bar for their Happy Hour. I threw on this black sweater and jeans along with my new black suede sock booties and grabbed a red bag.
I’ve been experimenting with different types of higher shaft booties, and with the sock booties, I find I can wear my skinny jeans over top for a nice, sleek look. Mine sold out (I think I snagged the last pair!) but these are similar.
These are the Paige high rise jeans I recently purchased. I love them — SO comfortable. I hate that they’re almost sold out. The bag is super old; I found it the J.Crew Factory outlet several years ago.
It was starting to snow when we left the house, so I added my leather jacket and this cozy leopard scarf. I didn’t want to contend with a heavy coat in the bar area, and I knew I didn’t have far to walk since the restaurant we were going to has a small parking lot, so the leather jacket worked fine and I felt like it looked nicer than a coat.
I’m excited to discover this scarf is still available. I didn’t realize it was. I got it on sale a few months ago, and it’s back on sale now, but only if you buy 4+ items from J.Crew. It’s very thick and luxe and not super long, which I like.
This is what I wore to church on Sunday. You’ve seen variations of this outfit many times. I wore my favorite tunic sweater with black skinny jeans and black suede booties.
This tunic is a really nice fabric, and it’s light enough for those of you in colder climates to wear for a couple more months. They have some lighter colors that would be nice for spring.
As I said above, I’ve been experimenting with different types of higher shaft booties, and these have a wide shaft so I wore them over my black jeans. I tried to lighten up the shadows on this picture so you can see the booties and jeans, but it’s still not great. I need to do a real photo shoot with these booties, I guess!
I shared this outfit in yesterday’s post, but we had a couple of really mild spring-like days this week, and this is what I wore on Wednesday. This utility jacket is a really nice alternative to the more traditional style we see so much this time of year.
And that’s all I’ve got for outfits this week! I spent Thursday in workout gear. I came right home from my workout appointment and dove into an office organization project. My friend Darla came over and put her SORT and SUCCEED method into action, and we totally overhauled my office.
It was getting overwhelming in here, but in a matter of three hours… okay so maybe it was closer to four… she had whipped this space into shape.
That ugly blue chair in the bottom right is finally going away. All it does is collect piles of clutter, so we also ordered a shelf for that wall, and I’m going to use it to display some of my favorite handbags, which I think will be fun, plus it will make them easy to grab and go when I’m walking out the door.
Darla is all about practical but pretty solutions that work for your habits and lifestyle. In the past few years, she has helped me overhaul my pantry, my kitchen, and my laundry room. Her new book lays out the method she uses. If you struggle with organization, I highly recommend it.
Yesterday was another chaotic day. I planned to get myself fixed up and go to the mall, but I ended up working all day and I didn’t even go running until almost 2PM. Once I showered and got dressed, it was too dark to get a decent picture, so I skipped it. Plus it’s just been rainy and icky for the past couple of days, and I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired.
All that to say, this week’s outfits were few, but hopefully I’ll have more to show you next week. We’re actually going to Nashville at the end of next week, so I’ll definitely be more on my game!
I also wanted to let you know that I’m in the process of expanding my email newsletters. I subscribe to some other blogs, and I love how they provide some fun extra features and exclusive content beyond a link to the latest blog post. That was actually the plan when I switched newsletter providers a year ago but it didn’t work out at the time.
I’m actually doing a trial run this morning and sending a sample of what I have in mind to my current subscribers. It won’t be the same extra features every time. I plan to change it up every so often, and the weekend recap will be much more robust.
If you don’t currently get my emails and you would like to, you can sign up here.
You’ll see that there are two options — daily and weekly. The way I’m working it going forward is the daily subscribers will get everything, even the weekly recap on Saturdays, and weekly subscribers just get the weekly recap on Saturdays, so there’s no need to sign up for both. If you currently get both, you don’t have to change anything; you won’t be getting two on Saturdays. I hope that all makes sense, but of course I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
I know we all get tons of emails and I understand if you don’t want to add more, but I encourage you to try it out and see. If you decide it’s not for you, simply unsubscribe (there is a link at the bottom of every email — super easy.) But honestly, if you like the blog, I think you’ll love my email newsletters!
Also, if you are having trouble with my emails going to your spam folder, but sure you add my [email protected] email address to your contact list so your email provider knows it’s a legitimate email. Also, in some email platforms (such as gmail) you can set up a filter to make all my emails go to your inbox. I hope that helps.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Make it a good one!
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