Welcome to Dressed for My Day! About every other Friday or so I try to gather up mirror selfies I took of my outfits and share how I really dressed for my days. Today’s the day! As I’m sure you’ve experienced, too, the weather has been a bit all over the place. So my fall outfits reflect that. They also reflect my very casual lifestyle. But these are straight from my closet and the things I love to wear. So here we go!
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Remember, let’s assume everything runs true to size unless I tell you otherwise. Of course, if you want to double check with me before ordering, I’ll gladly respond to your comment or email. And since these are just my real life clothes straight from my closet, some may no longer be available. If I know of a substitute or even a more economical option, I’ll list it. If I don’t it’s just because I don’t know about one. But if you’re just super interested in something that is sold out, let me know and I’ll see what I can find. I aim to please!
What I Wore for Our Autumn Day Trip
So that I spare you the repetition, you can learn more about this outfit in the other blog post I shared today. This is what I wore on the Friday James and I got out of town to explore a little of Ohio.
It was a cool, crisp day and I felt very comfortable and confident in this low contrast in intensity outfit. You can learn more about the details as well as more about our day trip in this post.
What I Wore to Church
That Sunday I wore my Glen plaid pants and black ribbed polo top to church. This polo is long ago sold out, but I sure have gotten the wear out of it. If you’ve been around here long you’re probably sick of seeing it. Hahaha! But I have LOVED wearing it from spring through summer and into fall. We had a warm spell that weekend, and it served me well.
You’ll see these pants again further down. But if you missed it, check out this post for more ways to style them. They’re turning out to be SO versatile. I sized up for a roomy fit even though I guess the size 8 fit pretty well.
Work from Home Outfit
Then it got a little warmer even and, having put away most of my warm weather clothes, I was scurrying around trying to find something suitable to wear for a simple day of working from home. I settled on that same ribbed polo in beige (another favorite!) with my black travel pants.
I’m not exactly why I opted for the travel pants that day. Ha! But they’re always comfortable and appropriate, honestly.
I had stopped into Athleta about a week prior to this and came out with these Delancey cargo straight leg pants. They quickly became a daily temptation. Ha! So comfortable and yet, I think, they look pretty nice, too. The two photos below are from different days a few days apart, but I thought I’d just group them together here.
Of course they’re also about as good for me as a chocolate shake. Both could cause me to gain weight! Yeah, I try to make myself put on “real pants” at least every two or three days or I start feeling a little too comfortable in my stretchy clothes. The Delancey cargo straight leg pants come in black and orange, too. They run true to size; I’m wearing a medium. And they also have a Delancey straight leg pant (in three colors) and Delancey flares (just in black).
What I Wore to Final Bible Study Meeting
Last Thursday we had our final Bible study session for the year. We all remarked at how every single Thursday was a gorgeous morning and we had the most spectacular drives through gorgeous autumn foliage to get to class. I wore my grey bootcut jeans with a grey and white striped tank under my plaid Rails shirt.
I completed the look with my grey suede booties from Ann Taylor (last year, but I think these are the same ones) and I mixed the metals in my jewelry. I also went to the mall that day and purchased a few other pieces of jewelry to show in that afternoon’s Instagram LIVE. You can see it here on Instagram.
Work from Home Outfit
Hahaha! Here I am in stretchy pants again! Well, I did wear jeans the day before. Ha! Anyhow, I purchased these lantern style ponte pants from Eileen Fisher in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July. This may be the first time I’ve worn them. Honestly, I’ve struggled a bit with what to wear with them. That’s the thing about Eileen Fisher separates: they almost only go with other Eileen Fisher separates. Have you noticed that??? But I’m determined not to buy an EF top just to go with these pants.
So I finally, after I’d tried on probably half a dozen tops, I settled on this v-neck cashmere sweater (30% off) in brown taupe. I think it definitely needs the little partial front tuck, but it does work. I completed the all brown outfit with my brown and metallic python print Paul Green loafers from several years ago. I think it ended up being a pretty cool outfit.
For Church on Sunday + an Appointment with the Interior Designer
Sunday we had church and then immediately following a quick lunch I headed out to Ethan Allen to meet with a designer about furniture for our evening room. That’s just what we fondly call our family room because we do indeed sit in there every evening, while we have our morning coffee in the other living room. So that’s the morning room. But I digress.
I’m loving these red cords. In fact, I included them in my October Favorites post here. I sized up to a 10, but they are quite roomy and even began falling down on me a little. So I’ll have to wear a belt with them from now on. I topped them with this cashmere tee from Quince. I’d ordered three Quince sweaters to see how the quality is. I’ll report more later in an upcoming post on comparable cashmere, but for the price, it’s very good. This tee is just $44.90 and the long sleeve v-neck cashmere sweater I purchased is just $50. I will warn you that it took over a couple of weeks to arrive. But if you’re not in a hurry, it’s a good deal.
What I Wore to the Job Fair
I neglected to get a photo of my travel outfit on Monday, but I wore those Delancey cargo straight leg pants and a top from Talbots that sold out this week. Tuesday James and I attended a job fair at the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. This is my alma mater and I thought it would be a good place to find a virtual assistant for Dressed for My Day. Learn more about the day and the results in this week’s Coffee with Kay post. The day of the AdPR Connect I wore my Glen plaid pants with a bright blue bow neck shell (no longer available in this color) with my Veronica Beard scuba dickey jacket.
I finished the look with my Sarah Flint pumps (use code SARAHFLINT-BAKAYH for $50 off) and felt comfortable and classy all day. But I will confess that when it was over – eight hours later and most of that on my feet – the balls of my feet were killing me. Ha! The shoes were comfortable, but wearing heels all day was quite the feat! Yeah, pun intended. Hehehe!
Traveling Home from Georgia
The next day I quickly wrote a blog post because the video had not yet been approved by the sponsor and then we hunted down some good coffee. Soon afterwards we were on the road for our 9 hour drive home. I wore my black travel pants with my brown Urbanite commuter top and my VB scuba dickey jacket with the leopard print dickey (no longer available).
I got in my red Urbanite commuter top yesterday, by the way, and I can’t wait to wear it. Maybe I’ll wear it Saturday when Georgia plays Tennessee!
Have a great weekend! Oh, and don’t forget to check out the other post I shared today, too.
Blessed for My Day
How do you handle criticism? I have to admit, I’m not a fan. To do what I do you’d think I would have a pretty thick skin. But I don’t. I wouldn’t say I’m a people pleaser, but I also don’t like to be wrong or judged harshly. I don’t enjoy having my mistakes pointed out or my flaws highlighted for others to see. So while I generally don’t lash out when criticized, I do cringe inside. And sometimes it starts eating me up a little.
But criticism is part of life. And we’re not always going to please every single person. That’s why it’s so important to live for an audience of One. If we do our best to live godly lives that please and honor the Lord, that’s just all we can do some days. And we need to accept that that is enough. In fact, we must come to terms with the fact that sometimes pleasing Him will directly result in offending or displeasing other people. And that’s when we must determine to be true to Him regardless.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. ~ Galatians 1:10