Happy Friday! It’s time for another run down of my recent daily outfits. Because I skipped last week, I’m sharing a few extras this week. These are the outfits I’m really wearing, so you can know these are pieces I truly love and feel like myself in. As I reviewed these photos I noticed I’m seeing more color, but I am still occasionally opting for my neutrals, too.
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 Really Dressed for Church 2 Weeks Ago
This first set of photos is from Sunday two weeks ago. I learned last year that it’s smart to have some pretty spring sweaters to wear on cool days. And of course it wasn’t actually even spring yet. But aren’t we all ready??? So I decided this pretty white pointelle sweater fit the bill perfectly. It’s also available in carmine rose, by the way.
I had taped this week’s Date Night Outfits video the day before, and I’d liked the way these jeans had looked with these pumps, so I decided to wear the combo to church. I thought they worked beautifully with the white sweater. I also thought this outfit was a pretty backdrop for the Kendra Scott modern pearl jewelry I had received the week before. I felt like this outfit looked springy, but appropriately warm for the messy day. And it also felt feminine and light.
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The pumps (use code KAYHEELS for $40 off your first pair of heels at Ally) are some I received as a gift from Ally to share with you. I absolutely LOVE them. They are THE best fitting pumps I’ve ever owned. But I just wanted to alert you that they’re not included in the shopping widget below. You can shop for them HERE.
How I Really Dressed Speaking at My Alma Mater on Zoom
On Tuesday of that week I had the honor of speaking to the Public Relations Student Society of America at the University of Georgia, my alma mater. Of course, the club meeting was held via Zoom, so I didn’t actually get to visit with the students in person, but that also meant I just needed to look my best from the waist up. Ha! I wore University of Georgia red, of course.
Again, this red fisherman crewneck cotton/cashmere blend sweater is another of those cotton sweaters I invested in for spring, and I’m so glad I did. And good news! It’s still available in red, navy and white, it’s marked down and you’ll get an extra 60% off the sale price with code FLASH. It is marked FINAL SALE, so you can’t return it. I’m wearing a medium for reference, and I absolutely love the sweater.
I think any solid cotton sweater looks great with white jeans. I generally size up in white jeans, so I’m wearing a size 30 in these button fly 10″ rise jeans. But they’re quite roomy, so the 29 probably would have fit. They’re constructed from a nice thick (but not overly thick) white denim with a bit of stretch. The buttons are very easy to maneuver and lend a modern vibe. I think wearing flesh toned sandals is always a smart move with white jeans, elongating the leg.
What I Wore Teaching on Zoom
On that Wednesday I finished up teaching my Joseph Bible Study to my two classes on Zoom. Again I wore a cotton sweater and jeans. But this time I went with my pink shaker stitch sweater and my blue denim jeggings, both from Talbots.
I’m loving the new modern pearl trend. And I now have lots of them! Ha! But I’m trying to learn how to wear them tastefully without overdoing it. So on this day I wore this gold chain pearl necklace and the pearl cocktail ring, but I balanced those pieces with my Veronica hoop earrings with iridescent crystals. What do you think?
Because I was running errands between classes and trying to get in some steps, too, I opted for my Madewell sneakers with this outfit. Size down .5 in those sneakers.
What I Wore to Lunch, Running Errands and Working at Home
The next day was cold and messy, but I got out for a casual lunch with friends during the workday. I also ran errands, such as getting my oil changed in my car. So I wanted to be comfortable. But I also wanted to wear the colors of spring. So I opted for these military straight pants, a sweet graphic tee and a light, light blue sweatshirt. I really wore it with the sweatshirt on while I was out, but when I got home and returned to my desk I removed the sweatshirt and tied it around my waist. Fun!
I love layering on blues and greens this way. Notice the green in the pants and the t-shirt are not the same, but it all works together in a very modern, fresh way. I also like the way the t-shirt peeked out from underneath the sweatshirt here, adding slices of color at my collar and my hips. If you’re very wide at the hips, you may not want to use this styling hack, but since the pant legs are wider than my hips, I felt like it was a safe enough choice. I also liked how the Bronze Veined Teal Magnesite customized Alex Pendant Necklace added another splash of green over my sweatshirt.
What I Wore for a Double Date Night
I absolutely would have worn one of the outfits I shared in this week’s Date Night Outfits video for mine and James’ night out, but it was quite chilly. So I was really pushing it even to wear this outfit with just mules. But I still felt pretty and special in these button fly 10″ rise white jeans with my light blue supersoft mockneck tee. Especially with the addition of my blue and green scarf.
I just topped this simple but fresh look with my denim jacket and the only jewelry I wore besides my watch and pearl cocktail ring were my gold hoop earrings, which I think make a noticeable statement.
What I Wore to Church Last Sunday
Boy! I sure did have big hair Sunday. Well you know what they say? The higher the hair, the closer to God. I guess that’s what I was going for. Hahaha! Actually I remember I did style my hair a little differently that day. I’m not quite sure what I did. But it was different. I actually like it fuller like this, but I know it’s not quite as modern either.
But hey I think my quite modern outfit made up for my not-as-contemporary hairstyle. I paired my oversized white shirt with modern Way-High Jeans from Everlane (TTS), tucked and belted the outfit and finished the look with my super soft Paul Green python print loafers (44% off). I topped the outfit with my black trench coat when I left for church because it was chilly and drizzling.
Let’s talk about my jewelry here real quick. Last week Rachel Carns of Rachelyn Jewelry reached out to me offering to gift me a couple of pieces of her ultra feminine jewelry and provide my readers with a coupon code for 10% off your order. I received this pretty pearl necklace (which doesn’t seem to be available right now) and these lovely pearl hoop earrings. I’m in love. I always prepare to be a little disappointed, honestly, when I’m offered free products. But these dainty, feminine pieces are delightfully beautiful and well-made. You can check out all her offerings HERE and use coupon code KAYHARMS for 10% off your order. I really think you’ll be pleased.
How I Really Dressed for Sunday Afternoon
As usual, I changed into something comfy for the rest of the day Sunday. I tend to reach for my Talbots joggers the most often (among my joggers). I topped them with this pretty striped t-shirt and a traditional button up cardigan in a similar biscayne blue.
Don’t worry. I removed my jewelry right after snapping this photo. But at least you can see it a little better here. By the way, the Rachelyn jewelry isn’t in the shopping widget, but remember you can shop it here with promo code KAYHARMS for 10% off.
How I Really Dressed for Errands & Working in the Basement
Monday I edited Wednesday’s video, so I had Tuesday to get out and run errands. I picked up my china and mug storage containers that I’d ordered online from the Container Store. (My stemware storage container arrives Sunday.) I also got several of these clear stackable totes. Finally I got some Bella storage containers in different colors from Target. And I managed to get a good little bit done in the basement. Yay!
It was a great day for simple jeans and an even simpler white sweatshirt. I finished off the classic workday look with white sneakers and my backpack. (I did treat myself to lunch at Panera before getting to work!)
How I Really Dressed to Go to the Doctor & Pharmacy
Finally, Wednesday I ended up having to go to the doctor for a UTI. Bleh. I’ve only had two of these in my life, but they sure do interrupt your plans. I pretty much fell apart when I got home from the doctor, so I didn’t wear this long. But it was St. Patrick’s day and I was determined to wear some green. After all, it is one of my favorites and a signature color.
I think you’ve seen all of these pieces before in outfits above, except maybe the Everlane modern loafers. Again, I combined the graphic tee and the military straight pants (TTS), but this time I topped the look with my denim jacket.
My darling dragonfly earrings are from J.Jill, but they’re not in the shopping widget below.
So that’s a wrap! Since I wasn’t feeling well still yesterday I just stayed in the same joggers I’d worn on Sunday. And you absolutely don’t want to see a photo! Ha! I’m feeling better though. So today we’re getting out to take photos for next week. It’s only going to get up to 48 degrees. Oy!
Have a lovely weekend!
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Blessed for My Day
It’s never fun to receive criticism. And it’s only natural to bristle at it a little when it’s first doled out, no matter how it may be couched between generous folds of praise or kindness. Criticism stings.
But I’ve found that even receiving harsh or unrequested criticism provides me the opportunity for honest self-evaluation. If I take the person out of the picture – their tone of voice, the perceived personal attack, my opinion of their character – and simply examine the leveled complaint instead, it helps me to assess the criticism more honestly. All I can do is pray about it and ask the Lord if there is any nugget of truth that I should consider and act upon. But that little self-examination may be the push in the right direction that I need in order to line my life up more in step with my God and His Word.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid. ~ Proverbs 12:1