Hi gals! I hope you are experiencing some beautiful spring weather wherever you are today. The schools around here were on Spring Break this week, and they couldn’t have chosen a better week for it. After a rather unusually cold and wet winter here in southern Arizona, spring sprung forth in all its glory this week. Hallelujah! So, since I haven’t done one of these in a while, I thought today would be a great day to share how I really dressed for my day…this week.
These are not really in order by day, and I can’t remember exactly which day I wore what. But I know where I wore each outfit, so I’ll share that for reference.
I’m 5’8″ and weigh 150 pounds. I have fairly balanced proportions and an hourglass shape, but my shoulders are slightly wide and my bustline is small. I wear a 9.5 normal in shoes. I generally wear a 6 in jeans, an 8 in other pants, 8s in tops, dresses and jackets, small in tops and medium in dresses and jackets. I’ll let you know if things run true to size or if I sized up or down.
These, of course, are all pieces I actually own and wear, not just things I’ve bought to feature on the blog and then returned. So if I own them, you can bet I love them and feel comfortable in them. Comfort is crucial to this gal!
How I Dressed for My Day…for church on Sunday
Sundays are pretty casual at my church. We meet in an old school cafeteria and have to do a good bit of set up and tear down, so I often wear jeans. But not always. Since last Sunday was also St. Patrick’s Day, I enjoyed wearing this green boyfriend sweater with my navy and white striped tee and favorite jeans.
This is definitely one of my favorite outfits, and I’ve worn it several times recently. Everything is comfy, easy to wear and beautiful. Everything runs true to size. And so much of this is on sale right now. Sooo much good stuff here!
How I Dressed for My Day…for dinner with friends.
Like I said, we’ve had spring weather all week. It’s cool in the mornings, but has warmed up into the 60s or even 70s by early afternoon. Then it turns cool again in the evenings. Remember, I live in the high desert, so the evenings are generally cool.
Monday I worked a lot in my office and then headed out to dinner with gals from my church. So these white chinos and crisp no-iron geo print button up shirt served me well all around. I find I work better and smarter when I get dressed, but admittedly it doesn’t always happen! Everything here is comfy and true to size. I’m wearing a small in the shirt, which is the lower of the two sizes I sometimes wear. The shirt and loafers are 25% off right now.
How I Dressed for My Day…out to lunch with a friend.
I recently purchased this pretty blush pink blazer (size 8) at Target. It’s such a find! The linen blazer fits comfortably, has a tailored fit and is a beautiful, trending color of pink. High five! I love pairing a pretty blazer with a basic white tee and jeans for a modern classic look. I added my gold flats (no longer available) for fun, wore my gold layering necklaces and bangle, and carried this pretty blush pink handbag by Kate Spade, which appears to be sold out.
By the way, I’m singing this white t-shirt’s praises these days. I’ve decided it’s my fave. It feels and wears like a true t-shirt, but it has a bit more heft than others I’ve worn, so it keeps it’s shape as you wear it and isn’t too thin.
How I Dressed for My Day…working at home and running errands.
Y’all, I could live in chinos. So I think I have four pairs of these at this point, accumulated over the years. These “rocky beach” colored ones are from last year, but they’re still available. And they work perfectly with this red and white stripe top (seen last Saturday on my Blog Birthday post) and my denim jacket.
I’d like to point out that every single piece in this outfit is a classic and a wardrobe essential. The key to keeping it modern is simply the way I’m wearing it – chinos cuffed, shirt front tucked and topping it all off with a relaxed denim jacket. That’s the beauty of a well stocked classic closet, gals. You never run out of clothes to wear!
How I Dressed for My Day…for coffee with one friend then lunch with another.
Thursday was my social butterfly day. *Grin* I’m such a homebody really, so when I get out of the house twice in one day it’s a big deal! In fact, it was such a big deal that I didn’t have time to dry my hair. Ha! But I’m so glad it didn’t take me long at all to throw together this camo and pink outfit.
I’m wearing the tall in the camo cargo pants. I bought these last fall, but they’ve completely restocked them evidently. Gals, camo hasn’t gone away. So keep yours in your closet as we transition into spring and summer. And if you haven’t bought any, but are interested, these pants are wonderfully stretchy and comfy, but have great lines. They’ll look stylish this spring and summer with this pale pink or just white. So versatile!
I’m wearing this long sleeve tee above, but you could create this look with a short sleeve tee if you’d prefer. And I’m loving my new Michael Kors soft pink camera bag. Isn’t it darling?! I easily carried my phone, keys, reading glasses, sunglasses, lipstick and small zip pouch in it. And remember, I got it in their spring sale. It’s already reduced 50%, but you take another 25% off with code SPRING. And that’s how it is site wide!! Well, not everything is marked down already. But everything is 25% off the listed price. Be sure to register for the KorsVIP program so you get free shipping and return shipping.
How I Dressed for My Day…working from home and out to casual dinner.
Most of the day Friday I was home dealing with a very sad and unpleasant situation. We had to put one of our two doggies to sleep yesterday. James nor I have ever had to do that before. Fortunately we found a vet who would work our sweet Tommy in yesterday so he could be put out of his misery. He had just gone down hill really quickly in the last 48-72 hours after battling blindness, deafness and some dementia for the past year. James went with Tommy for his final moments and took care of his burial at the home of some dear friends while I stayed home with Tommy’s brother Benji. It was a tough day…for all of us…and for my sweet daughter Abby, who loves our doggies so much.
When we went to dinner later in the evening I just slipped on, you guessed it, my denim jacket.
Well, that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you have any questions about any of the items featured here, sizes or fit, please let me know. Right now you’ll have to subscribe to all comments if you want to receive a follow-up email to a question. But I’m working on getting that changed. Hang with me!
Thanks so much for being here today, gals. Have a blessed and happy weekend.
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Blessed for My Day
Our family is grieving the loss of our sweet pet, Tommy, today. He was in our home almost 15 years. I don’t really remember what life was like before we had him. And his brother Benji is grieving, too, making us all the sadder.
It does me great good to know that God offers us strength when we grieve, regardless of what we are hurt over. Today if you are grieving a loss or a transition, a hope deferred or a dear friend gone, know that God cares. He notices our grief and tends to us mercifully. The safest place to grieve is in His presence. There He can heal our wounded hearts and in time bring joy.
I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word. ~ Psalm 119:28