Happy Friday! It’s time for me to run down my outfits of the week. The weather has been all over the place for the past seven days, but it’s been mostly cold. I did manage to insert a little more color than usual into my outfits. You’ll have to let me know what you think. Let’s check out how I really dressed for my day recently.
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What I Wore Saturday
I took a rainy day to do nothing much and read Lynn Austin’s newest release, All My Secrets, last Friday, so I don’t have a photo for that day. Then Saturday I got in my leg day workout and headed out to a late breakfast with friends. Afterwards I stopped in a Talbots and Chico’s to try on a few things. I took my OOTD photo in the fitting room.
My Henley/tee combo top is just one piece and so fun to wear. The top is soft and stretchy. You get that layered look without all the bulk. I wore it over my faded black Paige Cindy jeans. By the way, I purchased these dark grey or faded black jeans in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they sold out. But they’re back on the Paige website now. They are one of my very favorite pairs of jeans and I’ll definitely be wearing them through spring and summer, too. They fit so nicely TTS, have some nice stretch without ever stretching out, and they’re such a great silhouette. AND they come in plus and petite sizing, too.
How I Dressed Sunday
When I was at Talbots Sunday I returned the white Southampton pants I had ordered from Talbots and got the black instead. Indeed, the white were quite sheer and it bothered me that the front pockets were so visible. That doesn’t always bother me, but it did on those close fitting trousers. So Sunday I opted to wear those black Southampton pants with a black and white striped long sleeve tee and the blue sweater vest I’d also gotten at Talbots.
I was working with the children that morning, so I wanted to be comfortable but also look sharp. The black pants felt great all day. They run true to size; I’m wearing a misses 10.
What I Wore Monday Evening
Monday we shot videos, so I was in and out of about nine or ten outfits all day. But that evening we did something we never do and went out to eat with friends afterwards. I look so tired in the photos below, so I probably wasn’t great company at dinner. James usually fixes me dinner on these nights and serves me.
I wore my camel colored Southampton pants with a grey ribbed long sleeve tee and my cashmere zip up hoodie (more economical option). Looking at the photos above, I think the necklace was a little much for this casual outfit. But I was probably too tired to make such decisions. Ha!
How I Dressed Tuesday
Tuesday I was at my desk most of the day editing Wednesday’s video, so I wanted to be comfortable but also feel pulled together. I wore my navy flannel wide leg pants with that same grey ribbed tee, both from Banana Republic. By the way, that tee runs true to size. It has a lot of stretch in it and is so comfortable. The wide leg pants also run true to size and come in two other neutrals.
And yes, I really did wear that cotton fisherman sweater over my shoulders like that most of the day. I do recall actually putting it on just before dinner when I got a little cold. But most of the day it felt nice just to have it on my shoulders. I finished the outfit with my Tretorn sneakers, which feature navy trim.
What I Wore Wednesday
Wednesday James and I had an afternoon date at a coffee shop. We just drove around and explored a little afterwards. Rest of the day I was working in my home office. So I wore my relaxed fit straight leg jeans from Talbots with a turtleneck and a cashmere fisherman sweater in a similar color.
Originally I had on my taupe suede boots, but when it came time to leave for the coffee shop, I decided I wanted to carry my bourbon colored shoulder bag so I switched to my cognac boots. I kind of liked the punch of color the cognac accessories brought to this outfit.
What I Wore Thursday
Thursday I don’t know what got into me, but I just almost automatically reached for color…two of them! I never do that, you know. I had decided to wear this pretty wisteria colored turtleneck with my wide leg jeans, but somehow that seemed sort of bland to me. So I grabbed the bright olive vest and slipped it on over the turtleneck. Hah! I loved it.
That’s definitely not my usual style, but it just really felt right to me yesterday. I didn’t go anywhere at all, so if I looked foolish at least no one saw me, but James. And he never said anything about my outfit that day. What do you think? I don’t normally care for people telling me they didn’t like what I wore; it makes me feel bad. But today I’m actually asking you to weight in…nicely. I kind of think the long length jeans help balance out all the color blocking up top. But I’d welcome your opinion here.
Thanks so much for stopping in. I’d hoped to have up some Talbots try-ons, too. But I just didn’t have time. And honestly I didn’t try on that much Saturday. If you were considering a specific purchase at Talbots, just let me know in the comments and I can tell you if I tried it on and how it fit. They are having a Classic Awards Members event today through Sunday with 25% off your regular price purchase plus save an extra 5% if you use your Talbots card. And you’ll also get 3x style points and a 100 point bonus.
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Blessed for My Day
The Lord has assured us that He will provide our daily bread. That promise of provision is not limited to the food on your table. God also provides everything else we need to navigate our days. He offers wisdom for making decisions and choosing our path, strength for doing hard things, endurance for the wait, companionship when it’s in our best interest and much more.
I find that when I lean into the Lord’s provision I do indeed have everything I need to finish the day and feel a little worn, but also accomplished and satisfied. But when I focus on what lay ahead, what’s behind or what others have or are doing, I become easily discouraged. Today let’s commit to trusting in God’s provision. Let’s keep our eyes on Him with expectancy. And at the end of the day let’s thank Him for what He has provided. It will have been enough.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” ~ Exodus 16:4-5