Hi sweet gal! How are you doing at getting dressed for your day during these strange times. I realize most of us are able to get out and about a little more than during the spring, but I’m still not going a whole lot. However, I am trying to get dressed presentably for each and every day. It simply helps me to be more productive, feel better about myself and the world and even interact better with my husband. So today I’m sharing how I really dressed for my days in the first part of this month.
In case you’re fairly new here, I work fulltime from a home office, so my wardrobe is pretty casual. And since I’m an empty nester, many of my days seem to run together. Ha! Without kids to run to practices and rehearsals or baseball games to attend, my days are all pretty much the same, especially during this time of limited social interaction.
So you can just assume, unless I tell you otherwise, that I wore these outfits to work from home. That may have included a quick run to the grocery store or mall or post office. But I’ll tell you if I did more than that in these outfits.
I’m about 152 pounds and 5’8″. I wear a size 8 or mediums in pants, tops and dresses. So unless I tell you otherwise, just assume I’m wearing my usual size. I wear a size 9.5 shoe. I’ll provide links to everything that is available and links to substitutes for those things that are no longer available…if possible.
My Daily Outfits
This first outfit was a typical work from home outfit. I wish these tiger stripe (camo) utility pants would go on sale because they are really great pants. They’re so soft and fun to wear, lightweight and very versatile. They’re evidently a tiger stripe, but I think they read like a camo print. They run true to size.
Tiger Stripe (Camo) Pants
It’s worth noting that the 2020 version of my silver sandals are now available for less than $20. If you don’t have metallic sandals, these are a sweet buy and will serve you well for several summers, as mine have. They also come in gold.
My pretty earthy green and blue necklace is also half price. Unfortunately the bracelet is no longer available.
Fruit & Floral Print Pants
On this day I topped them with my white on white flower embroidered gauze top. Last I checked, it was less than half price and still fully stocked in all sizes. I don’t wear a tank or cami under it.
Linen Tops & Linen Pants
I came across this pretty light blue Linen-Blend Sweater Polo when I was making returns at Banana Republic and fell in love. The price is sweet, too. It runs true to size and feels soft and cool. The light blue Linen-Blend Sweater Polo is available in other colors, too.
My Eileen Fisher suede wedge sandals are marked down 50% again. I’m really enjoying wearing these, and yes, I absolutely do wear them around the house during a normal work day. They’re that comfortable. My aqua pendant necklace is also marked down, and it’s so versatile. I’m wearing it again today with just a basic white button up shirt.
Then I wore the same linen pants to church with this black floral crew neck t-shirt, also from Banana Republic and marked down considerably. I’m wearing a medium, and sizes are running low. But this crew neck t-shirt also comes in other prints that I like just as much.
Easy Work From Home
Here’s another pair of pants I’m loving. These are the Brooklyn wide leg crops from Athleta, and they’re not on sale. But they sure are fun and easy to wear. I’ll be featuring them in next week’s YouTube video, too. The Brooklyn wide leg crops are lightweight, cool and so comfortable.
I like dressing like this for a normal work day because I’m more apt to break free from the house and take a quick walk when I have on pants like these.
Out to Coffee with a Friend
I met a friend for coffee last week and we planned to sit outside, so I wore this cool shorts outfit. I took the hat, but ended up leaving it in the car when I realized we were going to be in the shade.
I love everything about this outfit and have to keep myself from wearing it more than two days in a row. Ha! Unfortunately, neither the camo cargo shorts nor the denim scoop neck tank are marked down (as I write this post), but the green ombre single strand necklace is a sweet price. The camo cargo shorts run very true to size, by the way.
Green Utility Pants & New Necklace
You’ve seen these green utility pants so often! But I really love wearing them. And when I received this new beaded green tassel necklace I just couldn’t resist wearing them for that reason alone! It really elevates this outfit.
The beaded green tassel necklace is marked down to a fraction of the original price, less than $20. And my favorite green utility pants, which I also have in camel and opal, are marked down almost 60%. The linen v-neck t-shirt is also on sale and available in other colors.
Did I mention that I’m experimenting with changing my hair? Ha! Yeah, I’ve decided to try to develop curls from my naturally wavy hair. We’ll see how that works. I figure it’s worth experimenting with for a while. Be patient with me while I get there!
Shorts & Polo Sweater
Honestly, I find myself wearing shorts less frequently this summer. For one thing, our house stays pretty cool, and that’s where I am most of the time. And even when I take a break and step outside, I stay cool enough in other things. But I do occasionally think to wear my shorts.
Talbots has all of their marked down jeans, shorts and pants at just $19.99, and that includes these 7″ chino shorts, which are available in a few colors.
Were you around about a month or so ago when I went all gaga over these tech stretch pants from Nic + Zoe? Well, I’m still in love. These navy tech stretch pants are not as plentiful nor are they marked down as much as they were back then, but they are marked down about 30%. This is at Nordstrom. You can also get them at Nic + Zoe, which is where I also picked up this tech stretch shirt.
If you do order from Nic+Zoe, enter through this link and you’ll get $20 off your first order of $100 or more. You’ll find their tech stretch ankle pants here and this baby blue tech stretch shirt here (it is marked down about 40%). But to get the $20 off, be sure to enter their website here and then just use the menu to go to the “tech stretch” collection.
Anyhow! I still love, love, love this tech stretch collection. It’s lightweight, moves with you and feels comfortable…for travel or just working around home. The shirt is just right for keeping the chill off of me without adding any weight.
Camo Shorts & White Tank
Finally, here’s what I wore yesterday. Yeah, I can at least remember what I wore yesterday! Seriously, the rest of the days I snapped these photos, but I have no idea what day most of them were. Hahaha!
I get a little chilly during the day, so I put this tan cobblestone side slit cardigan on over my outfit. I’m loving this thin but elegant side slit cardigan. It comes in black and pink smoke, too. But if you’re interested in it, hurry. It’s part of Nordstrom’s sale and marked down 55% so it’s going fast.
I think my aqua pendant necklace looks so pretty with this combination. It works well with green or blue pieces really.
Well, there ya go! That’s how I really dressed for my days recently. As you can see, I really have worn a lot of the pieces I’ve shown you here on Dressed for My Day. If you have questions about anything I’ve shown, leave me a comment and I’ll try to keep an eye on them today.
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Blessed for My Day
Do you get tested on the things you pray about and seek to change…almost immediately? I sure do. Yesterday I mentioned how being slow to anger requires that we not be easily offended. That same morning I was simply walking down my own street when my neighbor, an elderly woman with dementia, began to yell at me. She said some pretty nasty things to me and told me to go home and stay there.
Look, this woman is not well. And I know that. But her words still hurt and I felt the sting of them the rest of the day. I had to tell myself the truth about this situation over and over throughout the day. And that was a situation I could easily dismiss because I know the woman is not well. Imagine how hard it would have been for me to shake harsh words from someone who I gauged to be of sound mind! Make no mistake about it, we’ll have to diligently “walk in the Spirit” in order to be slow to anger. This is not a command for sissies. We’ll have to develop this “no offense” muscle in order to walk humbly with our God and keep our cool.
But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. ~ James 1:19-20