Happy Friday! I’m still in Texas today, but I did round up my recent outfits for today’s How I Really Dressed for My Day rundown. Some of these outfits are from before we left town, while others are from the LTK Con and several are travel outfits. The temperatures were mostly in the 70s and 80s, so I’m still not wearing true fall outfits yet. But I have a feeling that will change next week. Yay!
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These are my real life outfits from my own closet. Many of these things are available, but some may not be. When I can locate one quickly I’ll share substitutes and/or more economical options. But if I don’t provide one and you’d like for me to, just ask.
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What I Wore Friday
Last Friday I got out to run a few errands and get my hair cut before our trip to Texas. I neglected to take an OOTD photo before leaving the house, so I grabbed one in the fitting room at Athleta.
The weather was pleasantly cool that day, but promised to heat up, so I wore ankle length jeans and my ultra soft Cloth & Stone white button up with mules. You know I’m loving wearing cognac accessories lately, so I added my cognac (cedar) belt and carried my Coach bucket bag, which coordinates so nicely. By the way, that white button up is not your average crisp cotton shirt. It’s a super soft 100% Tencel, so it feels great and has a lovely drape, too.
What I Wore Sunday on the Plane
When I was at Athleta I picked up a few new pieces for travel. Not only did I have this trip to Texas on my calendar, but I’ll be traveling to Georgia next week. And Athleta was having their Friends & Family event with 20-25% off, depending on your loyalty level, at the time. I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing my Athleta Endless Pants in toasted brown. This color is so on trend and I just love incorporating it into my wardrobe for fall and winter. But I also have them in navy and abalone grey (beige).
The Endless Pants make a great travel pant, but they can also be worn for casual days. And I wore these yesterday morning for a walk outside before retiring them to the dirty clothes bag. They are so comfortable and sporty, feature two front-side zipper pockets and a flat, elasticized waistband. I like that they have a faux zipper flap in the front, but they’re actually pull-on pants. I paired them Sunday with the coordinating jacket bomber style jacket in abalone grey, which really reads more as a beige.
What I Wore Monday to Lunch & LTK Con Registration
Monday I got up and did a workout in the hotel and then met up with some friends for lunch before registering for the conference. The dress code for the registration and following brand meet-up was business casual, so I wore some old favorite grey bootcut jeans with my favorite Veronica Beard dickey blazer.
I love pairing camel and grey, so I finished this outfit with my new camel boots from Ally. Remember, you can use code KAYBOOTS at Ally for $50 off your first pair of boots. They’re pricey, but very comfortable and so chic.
What I Wore to the LTK Con Kick-off Party
That Monday night Lucchese sponsored the LTK Con Kick-Off party, so the dress code was chic western. I ditched my cowboy boots when we moved from Arizona to Ohio and just haven’t purchased any new ones. So I opted instead to let my denim jean jacket be my western vibe. Ha! Since it was a rooftop cocktail party, I felt like my Vince skirt and Sarah Flint flats was a nice duo.
You can use code SARAHFLINT_CCLAURAKAY1 for 15% off a full price purchase at Sarah Flint, for new customers only. In the photo above I’m with Nanette Johnson, another 59-year-old influencer who is on Instagram and the LTK app. She won the LTK Rising Star Award for the Fashion category. Isn’t that great? The Rising Star Award is for a relatively new LTK influencer who is fast building a community on the app. We over 40 gals were all so very proud of her.
What I Wore Tuesday for LTK Con Sessions
LTK Con is a conference for influencers who use the LTK affiliate program to monetize their businesses, and it’s an invite-only event. It truly is an honor to attend, and the best part is just being with other women who do what I do. They are all so gracious and lovely to be around.
I might should have worn something I could link to, but when I attend something like this I think it’s important to wear something that makes you feel your most authentic and confident. This three-year-old red suit from Talbots does that for me. Quite a number of other women were similar suits in red and other colors.
What I Wore Tuesday Evening for LTK Creator Awards
Tuesday evening LTK transported us by buses to the Meyerson Symphony Center for a lovely cocktail party, the LTK Creator Awards and a huge after party. The dress code was elevated party. I chose to wear a sparkly, fitted metallic long-sleeve Maggy London faux wrap dress.
I wanted to share that first photo with you because it’s on the “beige carpet” (aka red carpet) before the awards. LTK makes you feel like a rockstar throughout the conference. It’s so fun to walk that carpet and have photos taken. But the next photos shows my dress a little better.
If you’re looking for a dress for a fall or winter wedding, I can highly recommend this one. It is super comfortable and so flattering. I got lots of compliments, not just on the dress but on how I looked in it. I accessorized with equally glittery accessories in gold. I wore a size 10 in the dress. Oh, and yes, I wore shapewear underneath, but I didn’t chose to wear hosiery. My jewelry were rhinestone pieces from Talbots several years ago.
What I Wore Wednesday for a Road Trip to West Texas
Wednesday we slept in and then headed out to west Texas to visit James’ family for a few days. Again I wore my brown athleta pants, this time with a beige tank (similar) and my denim jacket. I completed the ensemble with my Naot sandals this time.
This turned out to be a great road trip outfit – very comfortable but felt sharp, too.
What I Wore Thursday
Yesterday James went to breakfast with his dad while I worked a bit in the hotel room. Later in the day we had lunch out, went to a movie and then gathered with his family for dinner. I wore my midi length chino skirt with a graphic tee (sold out) and my denim jacket.
Thanks so much for dropping in. Let me know if you have any questions about this week’s outfits. I hope to be wearing full-on Fall next week!
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Blessed for My Day
Have you been the victim of gossip? Sure, you probably have at one time or another. It definitely hurts to find out that others were talking about you in your absence. Rarely do others get the facts straight, so they fill in the gaps in information with assumptions and exaggerations. Not only does that hurt, but it’s just plain wrong.
But most of us have probably been party to gossip more than we’ve been victim of it, truth be told. You know there’s something we can do about that. We can put a stop to it. How? By walking away, changing the conversation, saying something gracious and true and positive. Next time you’re in a conversation about someone who is not in the circle, put an end to. Nothing good comes from gossip.
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no gossiper, quarreling quiets down.
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a contentious person to kindle strife.