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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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