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How I Really Dressed for My Day Recently

January 10, 2020

Happy Friday! Where did this week go? For a while there, with the holidays and all, weeks were seeming a little drawn out to me. But this one flew by. Anyhow, I’m so glad you dropped in. Today I’m sharing how I really dressed for my day recently. You gals seem to like to see these mirror selfies even though the quality isn’t great (I’m working on that!). So I hope you enjoy the dozen or so outfits I’m sharing with you today.

Remember, I’m a work from home writer, speaker and blogger. So I don’t dress up a whole lot during the week. But if I meet friends for lunch or even hit the mall for returns and try-ons, I generally put on something a little special just ’cause!

A good bit of what I’ll be showing you is no longer available, but I’ll link to the items when they are. And I’ll only share size information when they are available, too. But if you have any questions that I neglect to answer in the post, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments sections. Let’s check out how I really dressed for my day recently.

Grey on Grey

Y’all. I wish so bad I could tell you where I wore each of these outfits. I might can do that for a few. But I have really bad brain fog these days! Anyone??? And I just wore this like two days ago I think. And I know I wore it to Marshalls and Homegoods, but I don’t know where else I went that day.

Grey on Grey
grey jeans (similar) // grey cashmere sweater (similar & similar) // white flats (similar)

Anyhow, I love this outfit. My grey boyfriend jeans are a little big, but that made them soooo comfortable. I did a partial tuck with my grey cashmere turleneck, added silver jewelry and my white flats. Then I added my pretty plaid coat! Love!

How I Really Dressed for My Day December and January

I am thoroughly enjoying my plaid Levi’s coat. I bought it in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it sold out. But you could create a similar tone on tone look with browns and camels with this coat, which is one sale.

Pure Outfit Inspiration

This next outfit is purely for outfit inspiration. There’s not a single piece of it available. I bought the sweater, plaid pants and shoes last year at Talbots. But I continue to enjoy them. In fact, I have to force myself not to wear these pants every Sunday. They’re some of the best fitting pants I’ve ever owned.

How I Really Dressed for My Day December and January
same cut of cashmere sweater – I love these sweaters

Straight Leg Ankle Jeans

Around the time I was researching and writing this post about wearing straight leg ankle jeans in winter, I actually wore mine twice. On the first day I wore them with my dark winterberry cashmere sweater. Last I checked they were sold out of this beautiful turtleneck, but as I’m writing this post they show a Large in stock. I’m wearing a medium for a roomy fit.

Straight Leg Ankle Jeans
cashmere turtleneck // straight leg ankle jeans // leopard flats (similar)

I’ve decided I definitely prefer the cropped straight leg jeans with flats if at all possible. But if you need to wear booties, I prefer boots with a narrow shaft.

Got the Mammogram Done!

I wore this next outfit to my mammogram appointment and then to take some returns to the mall. I probably had lunch out, too. I’m pretty sure that’s the day I lost my necklace in a fitting room. Bleh. But I really liked the way this camel and black duo worked with my plaid trucker jacket. And I really liked it when I added the leopard print booties to the mix.

How I Really Dressed for My Day December and January
cashmere turtleneck // black straight leg jeans // trucker jacket // leopard print booties // necklace (here’s a coupon for 20% off at Kendra Scott!)

By the way, since most everything above is still available, let me tell you what I’m wearing. I’m wearing a small in the cashmere turtleneck, a size 6 in the jeans and a medium in the jacket, but it’s a little large on me. The booties run true to size; I’m wearing a 9.5.

Cozy Work from Home Outfits

I think once I wore this to the grocery store. And on New Year’s Eve when James and I went to Kings Island, a local amusement park, for their festival of lights, these lined knit pants kept me nice and warm. But mostly I’ve only worn these cozy pants at home. I’m wearing an 8.

Work From Home Outfit
knit lined pants (wearing an 8) // turtleneck (wearing a medium) // shearling trimmed slippers – TTS

So yeah, this is pretty much one of my work-from-home uniforms. We keep our house pretty cool, so these lined pants and cozy Ugg slippers are in high demand! I especially like these slippers because they have a lightweight Treadlite by UGG sole, so they’ll keep me on my feet better when I take my dog out on snowy mornings, but they’re easy on my floors indoors, too.

Next up another favorite for working from home. I somehow lost my favorite joggers in the move (they’re somewhere in a box I’m sure!), so I recently picked up these weekend joggers to replace them. These are cozy and warm and soft. Oh, and I love this light to mid weight sweatshirt, too!

100% cotton joggers (wearing Medium) // sweatshirt in Dogwood Mauve size Medium // faux fur lined sneakers (60% off!!!) TTS

What I Wore to Church

I bought a new black blazer. It’s an investment, and I have to tell you, I absolutely love it. I purchased this Veronica Beard scuba blazer when I could get 10x the amount of Nordy points I normally accrue, so that amounted to a sizable refund of sorts. And I know that I’m going to recoup my price on cost per wear. This jacket feels and looks a-maze-ing! Bottom line, this jacket was a reward for a successful 2nd year of blogging.

Scuba Jacket // black pants // cashmere sweater // scarf // flats

Below you’ll see the blazer again as I wore it to church for a meeting on Sunday afternoon. This is quite the different look from above. The hoodie is just a dickey that you can zip and button into the jacket. So I was also able to wear my Gratitude sweatshirt under it. I’ll have to watch the second-hand sites for additional dickeys because they’re not cheap either. But I look forward to enjoying this classic blazer for years.

jeans // sweatshirt (sold out) // scuba jacket // hoodie dickey // faux fur lined sneakers

Anniversary Dinner

James and I were able to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary at a wonderful restaurant in the area, thanks to the generosity of a couple in our church. I wore the outfit I had created in this post last spring.

black sweater (old) // black pants // black suede pumps (great price!!!) // green cardigan (similar & restocked) // leopard clutch // pave round mini pendant necklace in green // earrings

What I Wore to Lunch

I wore this red blazer (it’s just like my original black one, which I still love and wear, by the way) out to lunch with a friend. This jacket comes in several colors and feels and fits beautifully. I love the red! I just paired it with my simple ribbed white tee and some distressed jeans. I tucked and belted because a jacket hides a multitude of sins!

white ribbed tee // blazer // belt // jeans (sold out) // leopard booties // hobo bag // earrings

And then yesterday I wore this outfit to lunch with some gal pals. I wore my brown faux leather combat boots and carried my brown hobo bag to tie into the brown in the leopard print hoodie. I love the way all the black and brown came together and then the red puffer vest adds such a nice pop of color.

black jeans (similar) // leopard print hoodie // puffer jacket (similar) // faux leather combat boots // hobo bag

And then when I got home I changed removed the puffer vest and added my long red cardigan to keep me warm while I worked. The cardigan is no longer available.

black jeans (similar) // leopard print hoodie // faux leather combat boots

Well that’s how I really dressed for my day recently. I’m really enjoying dressing for the cold weather. You know, I haven’t been able to do that for years. I’m learning to wear layers and I’m appreciating those third pieces. Also, I’m learning to see your coat or jacket as part of your outfit.

But, alas, its warming up here! So bring on the snow!

Let me know if you have any questions. And thank you so much for stopping in today. Oh, here’s a shopping widget with many of the pieces above in it.

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Blessed for My Day

As a business owner, I have to think about the bottom line. I have to weigh costs against profits and make sure that I come out in the black. But thinking about the ins and outs, ups and downs of my business can become consuming if I’m not careful. Likewise, you have pursuits that require you to consider wise practices. You have to prepare ahead, invest wisely, create, produce and store up.

But we can learn to balance that perspective with godly principles by investing in eternity. Let’s make sure we spend ample energy and time today investing in what really counts. How do we do that? By storing up God’s Word in our hearts, pouring into people more than projects, raising up prayers for things that really matter and giving our resources to that which has eternal significance. But first we must ask the Lord to claim our hearts for Himself. When our hearts belong to Him, we’ll willingly and eagerly lay up treasures in heaven.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~ Matthew 6:19-21

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15 thoughts on “How I Really Dressed for My Day Recently

  1. Kay, you are one classy lady. The red blazer and jeans really look good. I also like the leopard print top and the red vest. Oh….and the plaid coat is definitely a winner. Have a fabulous weekend. ~Lisa~

  2. Love, Love, Love that you do these posts on What I Wore For My Day. I always get ideas from them. Have a great weekend.

  3. Great BFMD! I really do enjoy seeing pictures of how you really dress! The first outfit with your new black blazer is so pretty and you look so nice in it. Talking about brain fog, I am experiencing that now because there is another outfit that I really like, but I can’t recall which one. You look great in all of them though. Are you enjoying your hair being a shorter length? Oh, did you check the handbag you carried on the day you lost your necklace? Maybe you took it off and hid it in your purse. I’ve done that before. Please keep GA and the other states in your prayers that have had or are preparing for severe weather. It is expected to hit us late Saturday into the night, and they are now saying the severity is going to be worse than they originally thought.

    1. Oh my. I didn’t know about bad weather. I’ll have to check that out. Definitely praying for you. Yeah, I’ve checked my bag and I asked yesterday if it had been turned in, but no luck there. It could still turn up. But I went ahead and ordered another one because I’d noticed it’s on clearance. I really like that necklace with sweaters, especially turtlenecks.

  4. Great outfits! The link you provided for the Christopher and Banks Jeans had $19.00 jeans on sale. I scooped a pair of the straight slim fit. Can’t wait to try this brand.

  5. Great outfits! The link you provided for the Christopher and Banks Jeans had $19.00 jeans on sale. I scooped a pair of the straight slim fit. Can’t wait to try this brand.

  6. Love the outfits! Why is that scuba jacket so pricey?? I ordered the leopard print hoodie but returned it. It felt like it was bunching at the neck. I wish it was a zip. Oh well… I do like these posts!

    1. Well I wondered the same thing until I tried it on. It’s like putting on butter. And when you turn it wrong side out and examine the stitching, the seam work is perfection. Which makes the jacket very comfortable and the fit lovely. That said, it’s still ridiculously pricey. But I had a gift card, some credits and those 10x points. So it just seemed like a good investment. And I’m really very happy with it.

      However, I do wear the other hoodie and blazer too. I’m sorry it didn’t feel right on you. Thanks so much for reading. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. ?

  7. I love your style! Thank you for all your hard work. I have been so happy with purchases I have made that I saw on your blog. I live the longer cardigans. How do you deal with fuzz balls? They really irritate me.