Well hello Friday! I’ve had a pretty good week after a sluggish start. Last weekend I wasn’t feeling great and I was a little concerned that it was “the virus.” But after taking it easy Saturday and Sunday I realized I had just been run down. I wasn’t exhibiting any of the symptoms, and by Monday I felt 100% fine. So I pulled myself together and moved on. I’m glad I did (and that I was able to) because it turned into a very productive week. Let’s see how I dressed for my last seven days.
Just for reference, I’m 5’8″ and weigh about 155. I generally wear a size 8 or medium in dresses, tops, jackets and pants (or 29 or 30 in jeans), so that’s what I’m wearing in these looks unless I tell you otherwise. That way you can assume everything I show you is true to size unless I alert you to sizing up or down. I wear a size 9.5 shoe and, again, I’ll just let you know if I sized up or down in a shoe, otherwise it’s true to size.
How This Works
I want to focus more on styling tips and less on the products. So please assume everything I’m wearing is true to size and fits and feels great unless I tell you otherwise. After all these are the things I’m choosing to wear in real life.
I’m providing shopping widgets after each outfit, and a lot of what I’m showing you is still available. I’m also trying to include more economical options where that’s appropriate. But if I forget to do that, just ask.
Let’s get started!
How I Dressed for Saturday
Like I said, I wasn’t feeling well on Friday, so I never really dressed for my day. Ha! Yeah, sometimes even Miss Dressed for My Day doesn’t even get dressed! But on Saturday, even while I still wasn’t feeling great, I knew I needed to take a shower, put on something that somewhat coordinated and apply some makeup. Sure enough, those little choices lifted my spirits even if I was still dragging a little physically.
You’ll see that I’m wearing lots of warm pants this week. I am so grateful to have found so many warm and cozy options that are also stylish and a little elevated. On this day I put on my “coffee house” taupe Chelsea cargo lined pants. I did size up to a 10 in these pants for a generous fit since I have to slip these pull-up elasticized waist pants up over my hips. And I’ve not regretted that decision at all.
I’m just wearing this reversible tank underneath my comfy light blue sweatshirt (similar). But I do like that it provides a layered look without really changing my proportions because both tops are light colored.
How I Dressed for Sunday
Sunday I stayed home from church and watched our service online. Again, I knew I needed to get dressed for my day. Plus, I was feeling a good bit better and ended up spending most of the day at the computer working. I made it easy and put on the same pants as the day before.
Since I hoped to step outside for a few little walks and it was snowing a little, I put on my Sorrel boots. But I’m not sure I wore them that long, and I don’t think I ever got out of the house. Still, I’m really enjoying these boots. I think you’ll see them again further down.
I topped my Chelsea cargo lined pants with this polyester and Merino wool jacquard sweater. It’s on sale, by the way, but also selling out in some sizes. But it’s priced even lower in the darker version of this warm, slightly cropped sweater, and available in more sizes.
How I Dressed for Monday
Monday I soldiered on and felt so much better that I even got in a good cardio workout. Because I’d posted How to Wear Socks Stylishly this Winter that morning I decided to wear jeans with socks that day. I often wear something similar to what I post about so that I can hop on Instagram stories and talk about it a little. And I’m pretty sure I did just that on Monday.
Here I chose to cuff my boyfriend jeans up a bit and I wore my brown leather loafers from Calla (see this video). So while these shoes are created for women with bunions, I’m wearing them comfortably in my true size. If you need more room in the toe box for whatever reason, you might want to check out Calla. They ship free in the U.S. and returns are free, too. Use code KAY20 for 20% off your order. The loafers from Calla are not included in the shopping widget, but I found some great deals from Talbots to include.
How I Dressed for Tuesday
Tuesday I received some clothes that Chico’s sent me to try out. I immediately fell in love with these black Juliet side-vent ankle pants. They’re a super soft ponte fabric with a flat, pull-up waist band. These pants look dressy but feel like you’re wearing thick, cozy pajamas. I topped them with the black and white polka dot button up easy shirt they sent me and this silky soft and lightweight black and white polka dot cardigan.
I just work on editing my video all day on Tuesdays, so I frequently dress in something athleisure. But these work-ready clothes felt so soft and light and comfortable that I just decided to keep them on. My white earrings are old, but this chic black and white pendant necklace is also from Chico’s. Through this weekend only, Chico’s is giving you 25% off regular price items with code 33519.
I love the Juliet ankle pants in the red scarlet they sent, too. They work well with this blouse and cardigan, as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to take some other photos this weekend with these beautiful separates from Chico’s.
How I Dressed for Wednesday
Wednesday I taught Bible study on Zoom in the morning and again in the evening. During the afternoon I ran a few errands. I needed something with some bold pretty color, so I put on this pink center-seam sweater over my brown pintuck pants. I love combining pink and brown, and deep, chocolate brown is really trending right now.
This leopard print scarf, with splashes of pink, orange and dark brown, tied this casual but cheerful outfit together beautifully. Plus, it look great on my Zoom screen. When I exited Target to snow that afternoon, I was glad I had chosen to wear my dark brown Sorel boots with genuine shearling fronts.
How I Dressed for Thursday
I actually put on Sunday’s “uniform” again yesterday morning. But then as I was working with today’s photos I realized what I had done and changed clothes. Ha! It was snowing outside and again I thought I might get out in it (LOL!) so I put on my black fleece lined pants, my camel cashmere sweater (this one’s now just 1/3 the original price! and I like it better, too.) and my black waterproof Blondo boots. By the way, these boots are 38% off and the mushroom nubuck color is back in stock. I’m having to force myself not to buy those!
Playing with New Cosmetics
If you’re an email subscribe, you may remember that Wednesday I asked for suggestions on drugstore brand cosmetics to try for an upcoming blog post. Many readers made recommendations, so I have lots to try. But since several had asked for me to try and review the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect cosmetics I thought I would start there.
I looked for them at Target to no avail, and then my daughter recommended I try shopping for them online at Walgreens and use their same-day curbside pick-up feature. It turned out I was also able to find a coupon code to get 25% off my $40+ curbside order, so that was a win. And my order was ready in less than 30 minutes.
So I wanted to go ahead and let you ladies know about this before the coupon code expires on January 30th. Use coupon code WELLNESS25 to get 25% off your $40+ curbside order at your local Walgreens, and that’s not just for beauty products.
That’s not a great photo. I took it on my phone. But I think it’s enough for you to see why I was so impressed with my L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect purchases. I’ll be posting a full initial review with better photographs on Monday. But if you want to take advantage of that great 25% off deal, I wanted you to be able to shop my look. You can shop the products I purchased and use here. And here’s a quick list of the colors I’m wearing:
- Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 in cream beige.
- Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils in soft mauve.
- Anti-Feathering Lip Liner in nude pink.
- Brow Magnifying Pencil with Vitamin E in blonde
- Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in rosewood
- Lash Magnifying Mascara with Conditioning Serum in black
- Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum in ivory
- I did use the Blurring Face Primer under the foundation and loved it.
- La Palette Eye Shadow in Nude
I’d love to share more, but suffice it to say, I’m impressed! I’ll share all the details on Monday’s post!
Have a great weekend!
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Blessed for My Day
Do you sense God is prompting you to do something that feels beyond your comfort zone? Join the club! Ha! Throughout the ages and just yesterday God has been calling His children to step up to the plate and do things that truly are beyond their own ability. But that’s the beauty of how God commissions.
Indeed, He does call us to do things that we cannot (and should not!) do on our own. But if we will lean into Him for support, trust Him to provide the resources and simply follow His lead, He will do amazing things through us. When that happens, He gets all the glory and we receive the joy of it all. And amazing things happen, too. So stop making excuses and simply step forward. Bring the little you have in your hands, offer it all to Him and watch what He will do…through you!
And now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?” And He said, “Assuredly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.” ~ Exodus 3:10-12