Welcome to another edition of How I Really Dressed for My Day! While I love sharing lots of pretty styles and outfits here at Dressed for My Day, my daily looks are generally a little more down to earth. (Although I’ve been making quite the conscientious effort to make my fashion posts reflect real world dressing, too!) So today I’m sharing my mirror selfies of my real life outfits from last Friday through yesterday.
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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
I don’t think I actually went anywhere Friday, but I wore my favorite outfit of this entire post. I know these Eileen Fisher wool lantern pants (similar) are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love them. And yes, they’re pricey, too. I purchased these in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for half price. Anyhow I think I’ve finally learned that the secret to styling these or any other fuller silhouette pants is to wear a more fitted top.
And this ribbed polo button front knit tee is just the ticket! Not only is it softly fitted (not tight at all), but it’s a perfect length for my proportions, so I don’t need to tuck it in. The ribbed polo button front knit tee comes in several other colors, too. And this weekend it’s up to 30% off (depending on how much you purchase at Madewell) with code GOSPREE.
I finished the look with my gold loafers (similar and more in stock) because they just make me so happy! I added minimal but impactful jewelry that keeps the look light and coordinated. I’ve included additional pants options in the shopping widget below.
Like I said, I know these pants aren’t for everyone. But before you comment negatively, please remember that these are my real clothes…from my closet…that I wore. Thank you.
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How I Dressed Saturday
Saturday we shot videos, so I didn’t really get dressed in one outfit during the day. But after we shot the videos I changed into my black joggers and grey long sleeve Easy Luxe tee. Not much to see here, but I’m keeping it real!
I do like having easy to mix and match pieces like this on hand. They’re comfortable, but still presentable enough to answer the door or even run out on an errand.
What I Wore Sunday
Sunday we went to brunch with friends and then church. It’s a casual gathering, so I wore my straight leg jeans with my white ruffle button up shirt (similar) and slate vest (40% off with code FALLFUN). These pullover vests are really trending and I like them. Again, I know that not everyone does. And I’ve had several comments on my YouTube video that these long vests are too full and not figure flattering. But here’s the thing. I don’t think everything has to be figure flattering. Some fashions are just for fun. And that’s how I feel about these vests. They make me happy.
I do think these longer vests require full length jeans and look best even with shoes that have a little heel. So I wore my Franco Sarto Chelsea boots. I loved the way this outfit came together. Of course I think I showed this exact same outfit in Wednesday’s video.
What I Wore Monday
Cool air had started blowing in over the weekend, but Monday was the first day that it really felt like fall. I celebrated by wearing a creamy white pullover sweater and my favorite black jeans. I finished off this outfit with my ivory colored Paul Green patent leather boots. These boots were gifted to me by Paul Green and if you use code DRESSED15 you can get 15% off of them. They’ll still be high, mind you. But if you’re in the market… Meanwhile, I found lots of other white booties to add to the shopping widget below.
My exact Everlane jeans are no longer available, but these are very similar in structure. And they also come in a curvy fit. My creamy white pullover sweater is from Ann Taylor and it’s 51% Acrylic, 44% Nylon, 5% Wool. It’s currently 40% off with code REFRESH. You could also create a similar look with blue denim jeans, but I liked how the black jeans worked with the black lug soles on my boots. I loved the way this came together. Oh, and check out my new Nordgreen watch. It’s the Philosopher with a black dial and black band. I think it’s so chic. Use my code KAYHRMS for 15% off.
How I Dressed Tuesday
Tuesday I just continued to work from home…as I do most days. Ha! Often I wear joggers or even sporty leggings on Tuesdays so I’ll get out for walks throughout the day while I edit that week’s video. But this Tuesday James and I got out for a morning walk. So afterwards I just put on something classy but comfortable for a day at the desk. I opted for my Everlane Dream pants in black with a cashmere sweater in soft camel.
I added some simple jewelry and wore my leopard print pointy toe loafers from last year. But Talbots has some similar leopard print flats this year, too. And they’re 30% off. I love this outfit because it reminds me to keep it simple. Honestly, these simple, chic outfits are my favorite to wear, but I sometimes forget to stick to the basics like this.
What I Wore Wednesday
I guess I enjoyed wearing those Everlane Dream Pants so much I put on the slate grey ones the next day. I find these to run true to size, by the way. Wednesday I paired them with a white tee from Target and a soft pink/mauve cashmere cardigan. I’ve loaded the shopping widget below with a couple more economical options.
My gunmetal leather loafers are sold out, but Talbots has come out with a similar pair just this week. And they’re 30% off. I predict they’ll go fast; these did. When I stepped out to run a couple of errands, I carried my black backpack from Target. I wore silver jewelry, but you could also wear gunmetal or mixed metals with this outfit.
How I Dressed Thursday
Thursday I worked a little in my office and then headed to lunch with my friends. Then I came home and worked on this post. We’re supposed to get a good bit colder Friday, but Thursday was a little humid and muggy. So I wore my straight leg black jeans and my Chico’s button up white shirt, pretty much how I showed it in Wednesday’s video, except with black this time.
As I said in the video Wednesday, I generally forget about this particular outfit formula. But it works. I need to wear it more frequently. It was certainly perfect for my casual lunch with friends.
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There is perhaps nothing greater we could pray for our loved ones than that they would, day by day, become more like Christ. That is, after all, the goal. We are to be imitators of Christ as we allow him to develop within us His character.
But while we do well to pray for this kind of character change in ourselves and our loved ones, we do not have to manufacture it. The same One who began our salvation will complete it. He has justified us, made us acceptable in the eyes of God. And He will sanctify us, making us more and more like Him each day. And one day He will glorify us, giving us a completely transformed body and character. Oh, the amazing work of Christ in us!
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will do it. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24