Happy Friday! As children are returning to school, parents are dropping off kids at college and talk of college football is picking up, fall seems impending. But of course the days are still warm. So I thought we’d begin looking at transitional clothing here at Dressed for My Day. Earlier this week I stepped into the Banana Republic fitting room and tried on some casual transitional clothing.
I always feel like I’m trying on so many clothes when I do these try-on sessions. But then it turns out I didn’t. Hahaha! But let’s see what I found at Banana Republic.
Actually I picked up these saddle leather slides from a sale table at Banana Republic, but they don’t appear to be available online. And the white chinos in this first photo are from Talbots. But the merino sweater with the race stripe down the sleeve is definitely on trend and a fun choice.
Next I tried a pair of high rise straight fit ankle jeans with a super soft crewneck t-shirt called a Luxespun boy t-shirt. This t-shirt is such a nice texture and weight. It’s perfect for wearing by itself or layering under a denim jacket or cardigan.
This particular stripe combination in the Luxespun boy t-shirt is not marked down, but there are others to choose from which are reduced in price. In fact, the one in the photo below is marked down.
Here I tucked a Luxespun boy t-shirt in and added this chic vegan suede hip belt in leopard print. I like the dark shades of this leopard print and the fact that this belt is designed to be long enough to wear around your hips. I’m wearing a medium.
These high rise straight fit ankle jeans were an immediate favorite. Perhaps that’s why I tried them on and then just kept them on! Ha! They’re extremely comfortable, and like the casual, current straight fit. Plus the raw, frayed edge hem is fun without being overly grungy. I’m wearing a 29 comfortably and it’s TTS. These jeans are currently marked down 30%.
Finally I tried the high rise straight fit ankle jeans on with this super comfy baby terry lightweight sweatshirt. Available in a couple of solids and another stripe, this oh-so-soft dressy sweatshirt is marked down considerably. I’m wearing a small and it fits well with a loose drape.
I then changed into the high rise skinny jeans. These fit nicely, too, but not quite as comfortably. It’s not that they’re not comfortable, but they’re just not as super comfy as the straight fit. Of course, every body is different, so fit will vary. I’m wearing the 29 and they definitely felt snugger than the other jeans in the same size.
I bought a similar sandwash modal shirt last year and really enjoyed wearing it as the seasons changed. I know I’ll pull it out again this month and as we transition into fall.
Finally, I added this twill utility coat over the sleeveless green sandwash modal top and skinny jeans. I like the cinched waist and the large buttons down the front. It’s also available in an army green. I got a lot of wear out of my utility jacket during the transitional months last year. It’s so easy and fun to add over simple tees, graphic tees or sleeveless tops like this one.
Let me know if you have any questions about the items I tried on. Many of these are reduced in price, so be sure to click on through to the Banana Republic website for full pricing information.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you have a lovely, safe weekend.
Blessed for My Day
The reason God’s Word commands us to “not grow weary in doing good” is because sometimes doing the right thing is, indeed, exhausting. Showing patience over and over and over? Exhausting. Forgiving seventy times seven times? Exhausting. Giving to others, serving as Jesus did, going the extra mile? Exhausting.
What good has God called you to in this season of life? Maybe you’re caring for aging parents, helping an adult child through “growing pains,” lending a hand to young parents or just folding the same clothes over and over and over. Ask the Lord to help you find the sacred significance in the tedious tasks, the hard conversations and the monotonous duties. Rest in the truth that He is working some good through your faithful obedience. And do not grow weary, dear sister. Keeping doing the good God has called you to.
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:13