Hello! And welcome to another week of How I Really Dressed for My Day. Today I’m sharing my daily outfits from the week.
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This past weekend we traveled to Georgia for my nephew’s wedding. It was a fun weekend spent visiting with family and new friends. Unfortunately I did not get many pictures of my outfits from the weekend. And that’s a shame because I actually wore clothes from the travel capsule I featured in this video. It was warm, so I couldn’t wear the sweaters. But I did wear the lighter items. Anyhow, I do have one photo from the trip, so you’ll see that in a bit. And I’m saving the photos of what I wore to the wedding to share on Monday.
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 Monday to Travel
Monday James and I decided to drive back home through the Smoky Mountains. It was a beautiful day and a lovely drive. The traffic was pretty bad in the National Park areas, but I think that’s to be expected this time of year. Of course the leaves haven’t turned color yet, but the mountains are always gorgeous.
I wore my black travel pants from Talbots. Unfortunately they’re almost sold out. I topped them with my dark brown Urbanite top from Athleta. This combination felt so cool and comfortable for our drive. It was a warm day, but I felt great in this breathable shirt and pants. I finished off the look with my black Paul Green loafers from last year. These are similar and I’ve shared more economical options in the shopping widget below.
How I Dressed Tuesday
Tuesday I mostly worked from home. I edit videos on Tuesday. But I also had a lot of emails to catch up on as well as other administrative task. I felt comfortable in my black jeans with this fun long sleeve tee from Madewell. At Madewell you can use code GOSPREE to get 20% off a purchase of $100 or more, 30% off a purchase of $200 or more.
I finished off this simple combination with a black leather belt and my black Converse Chuck Taylors (also in white). By the way, if you’re interested in those classic Converse sneakers, definitely size down. The website says to size down 1/2 size. But I ended up going down a full size and they’re still a little roomy.
What I Wore Wednesday
Wednesday I just threw caution to the wind and put on a sweater. Ha! I’m so ready to wear my sweaters I can’t stand it. In fact, cool weather is supposed to finally come our way on Sunday. And right now it looks like it will stick around a while. But on Wednesday I just turned up the fan in my office and put on this dark camel Everyday Sweater by Jenni Kayne. This is a new brand for me, and I’m impressed. This 40% wool, 25% viscose, 25% polyamide, 10% cashmere Everyday Sweater is very soft and has a lovely drape. It comes in six other neutrals, too.
I’d just received these darker wash straight leg jeans from Talbots in the mail the day before, so I wanted to give them a whirl. As with my other lighter wash straight leg jeans from Talbots, they ran a little long on me. So I just cut about an inch off with my sewing shears. Now they have a trending raw edge and they are the perfect length for wearing full length, cuffing for an ankle length or even wearing over booties.
By the way, I made a little snafu with these jeans. I received two pair, and I couldn’t understand why I’d ordered two. I figured it was an error I made when placing my order. But I just now realized I ordered a pair in the regular fit and a pair of curvies. I’m wearing the curvy fit, unbeknownst to me at the time. I didn’t need those. I could have kept the regular fit just fine. In fact, I’d wondered why the jeans were a little big and now I know why.
How I Dressed Thursday
You’ve probably seen this outfit before. I shared almost this exact combo in a recent video. I wore this lightweight top and my Talbots everyday relaxed jeans to lunch with my friends and then out to do a little shopping for the videos we’re shooting Saturday.
As in the video, I completed the look with sneakers. This time I wore my Tory Burch Howell sneakers but I can heartily recommend these more economical sneakers from Madewell, too. I enjoyed carrying my olive green crossbody bag from Target. It adds a fun splash of contrasting color and it was the perfect size for my few essentials.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I really think I’ll be sharing more sweaters and layered looks next week. Yippee! Have a lovely day.
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Blessed for My Day
Sister, if you are searching for some emotional healing but coming up short, I want to assure you that your heart wounds can indeed be healed. You do not have to carry around bitterness, anger or sadness forever. Even your grief can turn to joy in time. If your wound is fresh, that may seem impossible, even irreverent. But I assure you, God intends for you to once again feel whole and at peace.
The balm you need for your hurting heart? The Word of the Lord. Spend time in His Word daily, camping out in the book of Psalms if that feels best. The physician who can prescribe the best treatment? Jesus. Remember and obey His instructions to carry your anxieties to Him, forgive those who have offended, seek Him first and pray for your enemies. God has provided healing for your every wound. Allow Him to restore you to health. It may take time. It will take time. But He can heal your hurting heart.
Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of the daughter of my people
not been restored? ~ Jeremiah 8:22