I have a confession to make. Yesterday I did two things. I baked a ham and Swiss and asparagus quiche and I ate a half of a ham and Swiss and asparagus quiche. Yep. That’s it. That’s absolutely all I did…until 6:00 p.m. when I finally got off the sofa and typed up this post. It was just one of those days. And, in the world we’re living in right now, I think that’s perfectly fine. For one day. But today I’m getting up and putting on the outfit I’m showing you here. I’m determined that getting dressed in something besides joggers and a tee is going to help me have a better attitude, a brighter disposition and (ahem!) more self-control. Hahaha! Am I asking too much of this casual jeans outfit???
These Madewell classic straight jeans are perfectly comfortable and easy to wear…for jeans. But let’s face it, jeans don’t let you lie on the sofa all day like joggers or sweats do. French women would remind us that jeans are not suppose to be comfortable; they’re supposed to make you look like you’re effortlessly chic.
And that’s what I love about these classic straight jeans in Meadowland wash. They look effortlessly chic. I’m really loving the high rise, straight leg silhouette for jeans these days. They look modern and fresh. I’m wearing a 29 in these…but I won’t be much longer if I eat another half of a quiche today!
Of course, the best thing about this casual jeans outfit is that it’s every bit as comfortable and easy as jeans and a tee, but I’m wearing a sharp looking pullover cotton shirt instead. Yes, this pullover cotton shirt really is just as comfortable as a t-shirt. But somehow I’m much more prone to crank out work in it instead of slouching on the sofa while wearing it. Ha!
You’ve seen me wear these popover shirts several times before this spring, but this is the first time I’ve simply styled one with jeans. Go figure! In the end, this is perhaps the most classic way to wear this ultra soft cotton modal top. I’m wearing a medium, but I think a small would have worked. They just didn’t have one in the store to try. If you’d prefer a cotton popover with a print pattern and some color, you might want to check out this one.
I’m wearing the Julia Pointed flats in dark chalky pink, but they’re also available in leopard and zebra prints, as well as Tuscan sun yellow. They fit true to size.
I’ve enjoyed my leather Madewell tote for well over a year now, and it’s still my go-to bag when I need to carry everything and the kitchen sink. And don’t you love my wisteria dove multi bandana looped on the handle? But this little bandana is available in so many other equally pretty prints, too.
Truly, it doesn’t take much more effort to put on jeans…without a tee. And I do find myself feeling more productive and engaged when I take the time and put in the effort to dress up a little better.
Yesterday I pretty much bailed. And there’s absolutely no condemnation in that…especially in light of current circumstances. But today I’m putting on this simple casual jeans outfit…without a tee. And let’s see if my day doesn’t go a little better!
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Blessed for My Day
I heard a sermon recently that reminded me that in the beginning all that God created was good. His intention was for us to only know good. While He knew the vast chasm between the good He created for us and the evil we were never meant to see, He never intended for us to experience anything but goodness, wholesomeness, purity. But Adam and Eve chose to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and their eyes were opened. And as a result, sin entered the world. Now we experience a broken world in every way.
Perhaps the ravages of this unleashed disease can serve as a stark reminder of the sickness that infects the soul of every man, woman, boy and girl. None of us are immune to the ills of sin. But there is a cure. There is hope. That hope is Jesus Christ. And “with His wounds we are healed.” Praise the Lord, we are healed.
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:5-6