Happy Friday! At the end of each week I like to share my real life outfits. It keeps me accountable to getting “dressed for my day.” And it provides you a glimpse at how I’m putting my wardrobe to work for me. Usually I share day by day outfits, but this week I have a couple of outfits from before vacation, two from my trip to Maine and others that I wore just this week.
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How This Works
These are my real life outfits from my own closet. Many of these things are available, but some may not be. When I can locate one quickly I’ll share substitutes and/or more economical options. But if I don’t provide one and you’d like for me to, just ask.
I try to focus on how I styled things and why I wore what I wore rather than product details here. But if you need to know more about a piece, just ask in the comments. Let’s run through this week’s spring outfits.
What I Wore a Few Weeks Ago
I got this simple linen skirt in from Eileen Fisher before vacation and decided to give it a whirl. I wore this outfit to a nail appointment and to run a few errands the day before leaving on vacation.
I love this soft, monochromatic combination. It just feels and looks so fresh, to me. The skirt, like most Eileen Fisher clothing, runs a little large. I’m wearing a small very comfortably. It has an elasticized waistband and side pockets.
What I Wore to My Styling Appointment
This entry is out of order, but no big deal. You may have seen my recent blog post about my Style by Appointment with Talbots. I showed this outfit there, too. But this is indeed what I really wore that entire day. I love my Talbots travel pants…even when I’m not traveling.
I’ll definitely be wearing those travel pants on my trip to London in mid August.
What I Wore On My First Travel Day to Maine
I’m not sharing everything I wore on my vacation. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post ( and you all were so kind in your comments!), I really needed to disconnect from work for those two weeks. So I didn’t have James take outfit photos, other than one day when we both were just feeling fine about it. And I didn’t take “how I really dressed for my day” photos either. Trust me, I had to force myself to not take those!
But I do have this one photo of what I wore for our first day of travel, and it’s definitely worth sharing. I love this little dress for a road trip.
I just carried that Rattan Satchel and the straw market tote I showed in yesterday’s post on my trip. And that worked out beautifully for me. It was actually nice having a very limited wardrobe for our vacation. But I came home ready to wear “all the things” again. Ha!
What I Wore on
Just in case you didn’t see yesterday’s blog post, here’s the one outfit we photographed while on our vacation. It had been rainy cold for most of our stay in Maine, so I was so thankful for a sunny, mild day to wear these linen pants, tank and jacket.
I actually wore these navy sandals part of the day with this outfit, too. But my white leather sneakers were perfect for exploring the azalea garden, especially since it had been raining a lot.
What I Wore on Tuesday
The linen pants and jacket above were the only linen I took on my coastal vacation. So when I got home I was raring to wear more! In fact, I’d already set aside this outfit to wear on the day after I returned, and sure enough, I was so happy to put it on. I love the way the two shades of blue and cobblestone brown play together in this combo.
I shared about how I care for my linen in this previous blog post. I mainly just worked at home on this day, but we did get out to return our rental car and have lunch.
What I Wore on Wednesday
And Wednesday I was still feeling the linen! I wore my J.Jill cropped linen pants in white and this blue and white striped peasant linen top from Talbots. I love the combination of blue and white for summer.
By the way, both the top and pants I’m wearing above run large. I sized down to a small in the pants, but I’m wearing a medium in the top because they didn’t have a small in the store that day. But it’s quite roomy.
What I Wore Wednesday Night
Wednesday night I was ready to change into something a little more comfortable for lounging on the sofa with James. So I wore these stone washed cropped joggers and a v-neck tee, both from Athleta.
While I dress fairly comfortably for my work days. I love having soft clothes like these on hand to change into for the evenings. They feel soft and cozy, but still look coordinated. In case you don’t already know this about me, I have a real personal aversion to not matching. Ha!
What I Wore Yesterday
Thursday I got back into the saddle with my Coffee with Kay Instagram Lives. I show up on Instagram live every Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern time. I shared some simple but impactful summer tops yesterday and you can see it here on Instagram. So I took advantage of the “screen time” to compel me to dress up a little.
I also wore this sweater tank and skirt combo to the mall for a couple of hours beforehand. So comfy, but also very pretty!
So that’s a wrap! If you’d like to follow my lead and keep yourself accountable to getting “dressed for you day,” I suggest you join my private Facebook Group. It’s such a fun group filled with wonderful women, mostly over 50, who want to look their best every day. I drop in occasionally, but mostly the posts are from women like you who have taken mirror selfies of their everyday outfits. Everyone is very supportive and gracious. And we carefully vet the group. In fact, you MUST answer the entry questions to be permitted into the group. Join us!
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Blessed for My Day
Were you taught that you should never call anyone a fool? Well, it certainly isn’t gracious or smart to call someone a fool to their face. And we may need to refrain from referring to someone as a fool when speaking of him or her, too. But the Bible actually teaches us the definition of a fool so that we can identify foolish people and interact with them accordingly.
A thorough reading of the book of Proverbs will help you to understand the character of a fool. Among other things, a fool doesn’t acknowledge God and despises wisdom and instruction. If you know that you have a fool in your life, the book of Proverbs will also teach you how to respond to them. Bottom line? Don’t argue with a fool. You’ll never get anywhere. Instead, draw firm boundaries and keep your heart safe from the fool’s words and actions.
Do not speak to be heard by a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words. ~ Proverbs 23:9