Greetings and salutations! How is everyone’s weekend going so far? Ours is pretty quiet. We actually have no plans… zero, zilch, nada! That is practically unheard of around here. There’s plenty of stuff to do around the house to keep us busy, and I’m going to have to run out to the mall to pick up a few things for my photoshoot on Monday, so I’m sure we’ll end up filling our day without a problem, but it’s nice to have no commitments or time constraints.
Today I’m sharing my outfits from this past week. It’s been a busy one, so I have something from just about every day.
These looks are more winter than fall, and that’s because we pretty much skipped fall and went right into winter around here. Everyone I know is complaining about it. I’m trying to just go with it because I’ve been saying I want to wear my sweaters for weeks, but fall in Pennsylvania is usually beautiful, and it’s kind of a bummer that we’re not really getting one this year. I’m hoping we’ll swing back into more moderate temperatures for a week or two so we can get some more fall-like weather, but it’s not looking very promising. All that to say, these outfits are all pretty cozy!
What I Wore This Week
First up is an outfit I wore to a friend’s birthday party last Saturday night. It was right after the weather turned cold, and I was so chilly, I went right for one of my favorite turtleneck sweaters. I tried on a few other looks with lighter tops and more open necklines, and I was too cold.
I went for grey jeans instead of my usual blue, attempting for a little variety, ha! And then I just I kept it simple with black booties and a black bucket bag. I love how the bag adds texture. You can shop this look HERE.
I also added a puffer vest when I left the house, but I took it off after I got to the party because it was too warm inside for that. I did actually think to snap a picture, though!
This vest is SO good, and it just suddenly disappeared from the Nordstrom website, which is where I bought it, but I just found it at Saks Off Fifth for 50% off!!! Bummer for me, but good news for anyone who wants one because that’s an amazing price. This brand may not be familiar to many, but I have one of his full length puffer coats, and it’s excellent quality.
Okay, moving on, this is the outfit I wore to church on Sunday and then afterwards to our church picnic. It was another damp, chilly day, and I knew we’d be outside a lot, so I went with another puffer vest and a super soft, cozy sweater. My vest is from J.Crew a few years ago, but the J.Crew Mercantile quilted puffer vest at J.Crew Factory is a great budget-friendly option, and it’s currently marked down to $34.50!
This time I did opt for a crewneck instead of a turtleneck, and it worked out fine because I was moving around a lot, setting things up (I helped run the picnic) and keeping things going so I didn’t really have time to get cold. This striped sweater is from Old Navy, and you can get 20% off today, so it’s very affordable. It comes in a lot of solid and stripe color ways, and it’s really soft and nice to wear. The navy and white stripe is a great closet basic.
And yes, I wore the grey jeans again. I think the combination of rust and grey is really fun and unexpected. You can shop this look HERE.
Here’s another view of the outfit. These boots are my go-to when I want to look stylish but be warm and keep my feet dry. They’re Blondo, so they’re weather proof, and also have a really comfortable footbed for when you’re doing a lot of standing or walking. I’m going to NYC for the day with my daughter in December, and I’m already planning to wear these.
They were back this year for a while, but now I can’t find them. They seem to be sold out everywhere, even at the off-price retailers. These are similar but not waterproof. These are similar, but suede and not leather — they’re still weather proof, tho.
This is what I was going to wear on Saturday, but I was so chilly I changed into the black turtleneck outfit (above). I posted this to Instagram on Monday because it was raining again, but to be honest with you, I stayed home all day in my loungepants and a cozy Barefoot Dreams cardigan. You can get these outfit details HERE.
I wore this next look on Tuesday working at home and running errands. Yes, grey and black again! It’s my favorite color combination in the fall and winter.
This sweater is back for the 3rd year and a row, and with good reason. It’s so soft and cozy, so versatile, so flattering… you get the idea! I had the black a couple years ago and wore it to death. This year I picked up the grey and the green. I know, I’m breaking my “no duplicates” rule all over the place! Seriously, though, sizes are already selling out, and it sold out quickly last year, so if you want one, grab it now. It says it runs big, but I don’t think so. I’m wearing the small.
My loafer mules are from last year, and they were a favorite. I was super excited to break them out again this fall. I thought I found them at Bluefly, but I can’t see how to select a size. There are a few sizes available at Nordstrom Rack, and I found a similar style by Splendid that looks pretty good. You can shop this look HERE.
So I guess that brings us to Wednesday? This is the sweater that started my love affair with Vince cashmere. It came in one of my first ever Trunk Club deliveries, so I’ve had it for a few years. I look forward to breaking it out every fall, and I probably wear it once or twice a week. It’s just got such a great neckline, such pretty details in the kit, it’s such a great neutral color, and the fit is perfectly relaxed but not voluminous. It’s like it was made for me.
Of course, all this means I can’t link it… womp, womp… But I share it because it’s an example of how a quality sweater can give you years of enjoyment, and while it was spendy at the time, the cost per wear is practically pennies. Because everything I’m wearing (besides the necklace) has sold out, I tried to link up some similar items HERE.
I wore this on Thursday during the day. This sweater is actually from Kohl’s! I know a lot of you like Kohl’s, and I’ve been asked to show more from them, so I ordered a few things to shoot for an upcoming blog post, and this one made the cut. It’s really soft and stretchy, and I think the details in the knit are really pretty, plus the hood is a fun feature.
It’s a little longer than the sweaters I normally wear, so I added heeled ankle boots to offset the extra length and help balance my proportions. You can get details on this outfit HERE.
And finally, this is what I wore to the Sixers game Thursday night — back in my puffer vest. I love the double zipper detail and how the lines are angled to provide structure through the waist area. Even though it technically adds bulk, it’s designed in a way that creates a flattering shape.
It was chilly again that night, and I didn’t want to wear a coat, so I tried this. I was afraid I’d regret it, but I was actually quite comfortable walking to and from the car, and the stadium was kind of chilly as well so I was glad I had an extra layer that worked with my outfit.
My charcoal grey sweater is a Halogen cashmere v-neck from last year, and this is a sweater they bring back every year, but this year they’ve gone with a much longer, relaxed fit, which is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. But I wanted to link a more classic style like the one I’m wearing, so I went to Bloomingdale’s to find a similar color and fit.
Aqua and C by Bloomingdale’s are the two Bloomgingdale’s in-house brands similar to Halogen and Caslon for Nordstrom. Basically, they are brands made exclusively for those stores, and they’re generally more affordable than the comparable designer brands. Both lines carry some great classic cashmere sweaters, and right now they each have a great classic cashmere v-neck that is on sale for $99. The dark grey in the C by Bloomingdale’s or the heather grey in the Aqua are most similar to what I’m wearing. You can get all the details on this look HERE.
Whew! That about covers it, I guess. I stayed in workout clothes all day yesterday, so trust me, you don’t want to see that. My workout clothes are all like 25 years old. I hardly ever add anything new. I usually only buy Zella or Athleta, and both brands last for-ev-er.
I also realize that every single look not only involves skinny jeans, but I think all but one were AG legging ankle jeans. I sort of feel like I should apologize, but the point of these posts is to show what I really wear, and this is what I really wear. Straight leg jeans and bootcuts are nice, but they both require more effort to style, both look best with heels, and I rarely wear a heel during the week.
Funny thing, my podiatrist actually told me to wear more heels. I had a bunionectomy on one foot (I didn’t need one on the other… strange, but true) many years ago, and that joint never regained the mobility and flexibility it should have to operate properly, thus causing a lot of the foot issues I’ve been plagued with over the years.
Wearing heels actually exercises that joint, and he told me flats are the worst thing for me. He said I should be walking around the house in various heel heights during the day, even if I’m not wearing them out anywhere, and if I’m doing a lot of walking, a 1″ or 2″ heel is better than a flat shoe because it provides more support for the foot.
It makes sense, I guess, but it cracks me up because I was always told heels are the worst thing for a woman’s feet. So now I have permission to wear heels, and no where to wear them! #nofair
Anyway, that’s enough from me for today. It’s been 35 degrees for the past several mornings, and today it’s 55, so I’m planning to go for a nice, long run this morning! It will be back in the low 30s for the rest of the week, so I’m going to enjoy it while I can.
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