Welcome to Dressed for My Day! A couple of weeks ago we visited Savannah, Georgia, on a beautiful day. Technically it wasn’t spring, but it sure did feel like it. Today I’m sharing the comfortable, casual spring look I wore for touring the historical city.
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If I’m going to be doing a lot of walking, but I’m also pausing for brunch at a somewhat posh diner and ducking in and out of sweet boutiques, I like to dress in a comfortable but also polished outfit. I want my shoes to be great for walking, but I also want them to look fashionable and coordinate with my outfit. And I want my clothing to be breathable and cool, but also hold up to airconditioned restaurants and shops. Yeah, it’s a tall order!
On this morning when we set out for brunch it was still cool, but the forecast promised sunshine and rising temperatures. So I donned my easy, relaxed fit chinos and a lightweight, sweater-knit sweatshirt. I finished the outfit off with my new favorite retro sneakers, which keep my feet so comfortable for walking but also look fresh and current.
Since comfortable shoes really are essential for touring a town, let’s start here. These New Balance by J. Crew Sneakers truly are some of the most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever worn. Keep in mind that they’re not really made for hardcore exercise as much as they are for fashion. But New Balance wouldn’t lead us wrong by creating anything less than a great, durable sneaker.
So I find that these New Balance by J. Crew Sneakers really are the intersection of modern fashion and comfortable, casualwear. They run true to size for me, come in half sizes, and are also available in navy and tan. While they don’t come in a narrow width, if you have a narrow foot you might find these work really well for you. They’re not as wide as most running shoes. Oh, and these sweet shoes are well less than $100.
I wore my sneakers with these Zella no-show socks. I’ve learned that every pair of no-show socks works differently with different shoes. But I can attest that, at least on my feet, these Zella no-show socks stayed put beautifully with my New Balance by J. Crew Sneakers all day.
My next essential for an outfit worthy of touring the town was a breathable, lightweight cotton sweater. I wanted one that would keep me cool enough through all the walking, but also warm enough when we paused to eat in an air conditioned diner on this mild day. This textured sweater-knit sweatshirt, which I also featured in this previous vacation post, is beyond yummy! Because it’s 100% cotton, it’s so soft on the skin. I’m wearing a small, and unfortunately this blue is almost sold out. But the sweater-knit sweatshirt also comes in a pretty pale cameo rose. And I’ve linked to other 100% cotton sweaters in the shopping widget below. The ones from Talbots are 25% off!
My chinos are 98% cotton with just a touch of Spandex for comfortable stretch and ease of movement. It looks like Talbots did not replenish my sandcastle color for this season, but the rocky beach is a similar traditional khaki color. And of course, these relaxed chinos come in other great neutrals and fun colors, too. I’ve turned mine up a couple of times at the hem for a fun, sporty look.
I’m so glad I carried my faux leather classic tote on our road trip. It looked nice with everything I wore and carried all my essentials (from sunglasses to sunscreen to floppy hat to lipstick to snacks). And yet, as much as I prefer keeping my bag off the floor or other less sanitary surfaces, I didn’t mind too much when this very reasonably priced faux leather classic tote wound up on the floorboard of the car or even on the ground. That’s just the way things go sometimes when you’re on the road!
As I generally do when on vacation, I kept my jewelry minimal but effective. I wore my small split hoop earrings from Talbots and my adjustable Olive necklace from Kendra Scott. I always carry this necklace when I travel because I can adjust the length to work with almost every neckline I wear.
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Thanks for dropping in today. This was just a real day-in-the-life post, so makeup was minimal. I was on vacation after all. But I still wanted to share this comfortable, casual spring look that I wore to tour the town. Have a blessed and beautiful day!
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Blessed for My Day
It can be scary to open ourselves up to the scrutiny of other people. Have you put yourself in a role or situation recently where others evaluated your performance, appearance, knowledge or skill level? That’s hard, isn’t it?
But we can always trust God to evaluate us. In fact, He never bothers to evaluate such superficial things anyhow. He is more concerned with matters of the heart. And when we do invite God to examine our hearts so that we can grow in holiness and Christlikeness, we can be assured that He will be honest, direct, but also gracious and loving. And God only evaluates us to redeem and grow us, never to belittle us.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! ~ Psalm 139:23-24