Happy Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend. It’s been a busy week, and I’m gearing up for even longer hours as the month goes on. But this weekend I’ve got a little time off. So I’m going to soak it up. Today I’m sharing 7 fall outfits I’ve worn recently. This is how I really Dressed for My Day!
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Most Fridays I try to share my real life outfits. I especially enjoy doing this at the beginning of seasons. Sometimes when we get to the end of a season and I start growing weary of my wardrobe, I don’t post them as frequently. But right now I’m still enjoying mixing and matching items in my closet to create fun outfits.
You can assume that everything I show you runs true to size unless I tell you otherwise. Because these are just items from my closet, I’m sharing links when they’re available, but I’m not taking the time to look for substitutes for everything that is sold out. If you especially like something that I don’t provide a link for, just let me know and I’ll see what I can find that is comparable.
Friday for a Nail Appointment
Last Friday I drove into northern Kentucky to my much needed nail appointment. But I didn’t even have time to stop for lunch at Chicken Salad Chick like I normally do. I had to get home to shoot a video I think. Anyhow I wore these dark wash jeans and lightweight, floral top.
We’ve had some quite warm weather lately, so I’ve been putting together outfits that look like fall, but feel cool. I like the way this dark floral top works with dark wash jeans. I’m pretty sure I ended up wearing it untucked since it’s slightly cropped anyhow.
What I Wore for a Very Casual Saturday Gathering
Saturday we continued shooting videos and then I made a large pot of chili for our church fellowship that evening. I knew everyone would be dressed extremely casually, so I decided to go with that, too. Plus, I thought it was a good opportunity to wear these fun cropped chinos for probably the last time this fall.
Plus, I take every opportunity I get to wear that fun cotton popover. I chose to mix the metals in my jewelry. The key is simply to have at least one or two anchor pieces that feature mixed metals. Then you can add other pieces that are solids of those tones. My earrings and the mixed metal pendant necklace are essentials in my wardrobe. The earrings are actually reversible, so you can wear them gold and silver or just gold.
What I Wore to Church and Lunch
Sunday we attended church. I know it seems to some that I dress very casually for church, but it’s just the way our small home church is. In fact, most people wear jeans and t-shirts and such, so I tend to look a little over dressed to them, I’m sure. I do miss dressing up more sometimes, but I’m content with the situation as it is, too.
But I had received these brown coated jeans earlier in the week and was anxious to wear them. I put these trending jeans together with a soft oatmeal colored sweater and my sand suede mules for a bookending effect. The coated jeans are from Kut from the Kloth, so they’re nice quality but at a good price. Coated jeans are simply knit jeans that are coated to have a sort of leather appearance, but they’re much more comfortable and affordable than leather. I love these brown ones. They run true to size; I’m wearing an 8.
Working from Home
I’m not very impressed with Monday’s outfit, but then again I was just working from home. Even though I didn’t leave my home office, I decided to put on some slacks. But since it was still warm outside I struggled a bit with how to top them. I ended up wearing this black Durham ruffle neck top from J.McLaughlin, but I’m not convinced they’re a great pairing.
And as much as I love wearing neutrals, even I think this particular black and grey outfit looks a little boring. I think what it’s missing is texture. One of the keys to wearing monochromatic or tonal looks is to layer on some texture. Everything here looks slick. So I think if I’d worn a black chunky sweater or even a cashmere, this outfit would have looked much richer and more interesting.
Yes, I Wore This to the Dentist
Tuesday I had a dental cleaning appointment. It was a little cooler that day, so I wanted to go full on autumnal. I wore my stretch corduroy straight leg pants in caramel with my floral Audrey cashmere sweater. Of course when the dental hygienist asked where I work and I told her at home, she thought I was a little overdressed. Ha! But some days I just feel like dressing up a bit more.
And really there’s nothing fancy going on here. These stretch corduroy straight leg pants are very comfortable and casual. And the cashmere sweater is nice, but not over the top. These mules are heels, but I have to wear at least a little bit of heel with these pants. Now that faux leather car coat. That’s a winner. And the price is quite decent for the quality and versatility. It runs true to size and comes in black, too.
What I Wore Thursday for Instagram LIVE & an Interview
Thursday I worked in my office and then hosted our weekly Instagram LIVE in our studio. I had worn this soft, icy pink cashmere sweater paired with these grey flare trouser jeans for an upcoming video the day before. (That’s why there’s no photo for Wednesday; I was changing clothes all. day. long. for videos.) Any how I loved that color pairing and was anxious to wear it “for real.” But instead of the grey flare trouser jeans, I opted for my grey Mother straight leg jeans.
At this point I’m really ready to wear more full length jeans, but when it’s warm (as it has been all week) I still opt for the ankle length because it’s so easy to wear a pair of mules with them. I chose to wear my ivory leather mules from Kohl’s. It’s really surprised me how frequently I’ve worn this shoes, and they’re quite comfortable, too. The Nine West mules are still available in the ivory as well as dark orange suede and black, and they’re marked down. Get another 20% off with code YOUR20.
Because I love wearing silver with grey, but the hardware on my mules is gold I decided to mix the metals in my jewelry again. I love this look. The sweater is a nice cropped length so it helps you achieve those great proportions (especially with these ankle jeans) without a tuck. Oh, and the sweater is discounted and also available in a truly lovely wheat color.
That evening James and I turned the lights out in our offices and went out to a movie. We are working really hard to maintain some work/life balance during this busy month. Because I still need to take photos of that pretty pink sweater for next Monday’s blog post, I decided to change clothes before heading out.
I wanted to wear this out that I showed in a recent video…
but it was a little warm for that. It was chilly, but I thought a cotton sweater might be a better option…as much as I really wanted to wear that brown and red pairing. So I wore this grey 100% cotton fisherman sweater in charcoal with the red cords instead.
I ordered the fisherman sweater from Quince when I ordered the cashmere sweater I featured in yesterday’s video and I’ll be sharing in Monday’s cashmere review post. I’m quite impressed with everything I received. They run true to size, but on the more fitted end of the spectrum. This cotton fisherman sweater does have a good bit of stretch in it however, so it’s quite comfortable. Of course it comes in other colors, too.
I’ll admit, this outfit does look especially feminine and “date night-ish,” but James likes this outfit on me, so that’s all that mattered in the end. I didn’t actually end up wearing the parka, by the way. But I did carry the leopard print wristlet. I find it easier to hold in a movie theater than a large shoulder bag. And it’s washable! In the end I did in fact take this throw with me to the theater.
That’s a wrap! Have a great weekend. We’ve got cold weather moving in and I’m here for it!
Blessed for My Day
Yesterday I asked for prayers for wisdom as I make some big decisions regarding my business here at Dressed for My Day. All is good…and getting even better! But I do have decisions to make and I don’t want to make them without God’s guidance. The power of prayer always amazes me. I’ve already begun to have things fall into place, crystalize in my mind and settle in my heart about these issues. Thank you for praying. And it’s definitely not too late to join the prayer chain if you’re just learning about my need for intercession.
If you have a prayer need this weekend, please let me know. I’d love to pray for you, too. I’ve already spent time praying scripture over a dear friend whose husband is having a surgical procedure this morning. And that, too, reminded me that we need to be lifting each other up before the throne room of God.
Brothers, pray for us. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:25