Well it’s Friday, so it’s time for me to share my daily outfits. But it’s also the dog days of summer, and I feel like maybe you’ve seen all of this. Then again, I do have at least one new item in the lineup, so stay with me!
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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.
What I Wore Friday
Whenever I want to feel comfortable and cool, but also look a little pulled together, I find myself reaching for linen this summer. Linen pants have become my “summer shorts” of 2021. And I think I’ve become one of those women who just don’t wear shorts a lot anymore. Maybe some of that is because I do actually have an “office job.” That office just happens to be in my home. But I feel a little more professional when I choose something like this rather than shorts and a t-shirt.
I don’t have a shopping widget for this look because it’s gotten to where most of the items I’m showing in each outfit are offered through different affiliate programs. But you can always shop through the pink highlighted words. They’ll lead you straight to the item at the place where I’ve found the best price.
By the way, if you shop Eileen Fisher, which is what both my seersucker lantern pants and my organic linen and cotton shirt are, generally size down. I’m wearing a small in both. Oh, and one of my friends with whom I eat lunch each Thursday recently purchased the more economical option sandals that I generally share with the Eileen Fisher sandals above, and she loves them. She said they’re very comfortable, and they looked great on her.
How I Dressed for Saturday
I think Saturday was one of those days when I never really got dressed, other than workout clothes. I got out for a good long walk and then spent some time cleaning. But that evening James took me out to a very nice dinner to celebrate having 10,000 Instagram followers. Yippee! And thank you!
We went out to eat at a nearby farm to table restaurant and dined outside. We were having unusually mild weather at the time, just in the high 70s during the day. So it was perfect eating outdoors. I felt festive and comfortable in my Frame Le Sylvie straight leg raw edge jeans, white tee and silk kimono. I finished the outfit off with metallic sandals. Nothing in this outfit is available any longer, other than the Frame Le Sylvie straight leg raw edge jeans, which are amazingly still available in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. But after Sunday these jeans will go up to well over $200.
The Frame jeans run true to size (check the chart) and are fairly lightweight, very soft and the perfect premium denim jean to try in the new silhouette.
What I Wore Sunday
Saturday evening I watched two couples arrive at the table next to ours and both of the women were wearing black dresses with denim jackets and sandals. I got the feeling they didn’t plan to dress alike, but both of them looked beautiful and perfectly attired for a summertime double date. So Sunday morning I decided to replicate the look for church.
I knew the denim jacket would serve me well in our air conditioned church sanctuary. And my black wrap dress is always a favorite. It’s silky soft, oh so comfortable and very flattering on most any body shape. The wrap dress is still available in limited sizes and marked down. Plus right now you’ll get an extra 50% off the sale price. They’re practically giving it away.
I finished the look with neutral sandals (more economical option) and dainty jewelry. I’ve really enjoyed my pearl and conch shell duo (sold separately) from Rachelyn Jewelry. And that day I even wore my Rachelyn pearl hoops. Rachel makes such dainty, feminine pieces. Remember, she gives my Dressed for My Day community 10% off with code KAYHARMS.
How I Dressed for My Day Monday
Monday I spent a good chunk of the day trying on clothes for a photo shoot that evening. So I don’t think I ever really settled on one thing to wear that day. But after the photo shoot I ended up in this outfit, which I wore out to eat dinner. I’m glad I’m sharing it here because this darling Rise & Shine t-shirt from Sadie + Jane is almost sold out. I introduced Sadie + Jane in yesterday’s post.
I think you’ll see this dusky blue tee styled differently in the next week or two, but for dinner after our photo shoot I wore it with my Talbots Relaxed Everyday jeans (which I LOVE) and my fatigue blazer from Everlane. I’m wearing a medium in the Rise & Shine tee (use code KAYHARMS for 10% off your order) for a generous fit. For a more slender fit, you could size down.
I really liked how this blue tee combined with my Relaxed Everyday jeans to create a column of blue under my walnut colored fatigue blazer. And I think the black ReNew sport sandals add a sporty vibe.
By the way, I’m wearing my TTS 8 in these jeans. I tried on the 6 yesterday and they fit, too, but with a more slender cut. So I think if you want the jeans to have a true relaxed look, go with your usual size and prepare for them to feel quite roomy. Or for a more slender silhouette, size down and prepare for a fit more like your skinny jeans. Either way, I love these jeans. Talbots did a great job with them.
What I Wore Wednesday
I guess Tuesday was one of those video editing days when I never really got dressed in anything worth recording. Ha! But on Wednesday I wore the t-shirt I featured in yesterday’s post to an evening Bible study my husband is teaching on Revelation. Oh my I just noticed that you ladies purchased all of those tees yesterday. It’s sold out! But you can give them your email address to be notified when it is restocked. I think this tee is great, but I really love that the colors work so well for early fall.
There’s that blazer again, too. It’s only available in a few sizes at this point. But this fatigue blazer is going to be a great fall topper. I wore it a lot this spring, too. I finished off the look with my P448 sneakers (more economical option) that I purchased in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. By the way, I’ll be sharing one final Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post this afternoon (Friday). The sale ends Sunday, and I’m sharing some last minute finds that I purchased.
How I Dressed for My Day Thursday
Yesterday I got out for lunch with friends, a try-on session at Talbots and some other errands. While our temperatures started out very mild at the beginning of the week, it’s heated up now. So I kept cool in my linen lantern pants, my Good Days tee and a breezy ruana. None of this (except for my ReNew sport sandals) is available anymore, but I snapped a photo so you could see how I really dressed for my day.
Well, that’s a wrap! I want to finish this post up so I can move on to some other work I have for the day. But if you have any questions I left unanswered, please let me know in the comments below. I’ll keep an eye on them today so I can get back to you with a quick response. Thank you so much for dropping in!
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Blessed for My Day
I’m not a huge sweets eater…until I’ve had sugar for a day or two in a row. Then I tend to become quickly addicted. Whether it’s the desire to have something sweet after dinner or the compulsion to grab a cookie or two in the afternoons, I can easily get into a bad habit of eating sugar everyday. And my body just can’t handle that. Not only do I pack on the fat, but my joints start aching pretty miserably.
Today I’m determined to do the hard work of breaking this habit…yet again! This morning I came across a familiar scripture that spoke afresh to me in my fight against this craving. I’m putting this scripture to memory and reminding myself throughout the day to do the hard work of “standing firm” so that I don’t have to be a slave to sugar. Do you need to break free…again…from a habit or hangup? You might want to join me in standing firm in the freedom Christ has purchased for you.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1