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How I Really Dressed for My Day This Week

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December 8, 2023

Happy Friday! Well, we are still waiting on the grandbaby. She’s not actually due to arrive until December 15, but you now how things go. Both of my babies arrived early, so I’m trying to be as prepared as possible to hit the highway at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, today I’m sharing how I’ve been getting dressed for my day this past week.

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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.

All available items are linked in the captions of the photos. Even if they don’t look like links (sometimes they don’t highlight for some reason), they generally are. So just click through if you’re interested.

What I Wore Friday

Last Friday James and I took photos in the morning, worked a while at home and then decided to see an early matinee movie. That’s why you may recognize this cashmere camel and black crewneck sweater (C/O) from yesterday’s blog post.

cashmere camel and black crewneck sweater (C/O) (Use code KayH15 to get 15% off sitewide at LilySilk or use code KayH20 to get 20% off a purchase of $500+.)  // wide leg jeans (C/O) // coat is old and no longer available // necklace (c/o) // earrings (c/o) // boots

As much as I love the camel and black crewneck sweater with my black Spanx the Perfect Pants, shown in that post, I enjoyed wearing it with these black wide leg jeans even more. If it hadn’t been such a messy day and we hadn’t been so full of popcorn, I would have had James take me out to dinner. This outfit felt like a million bucks. Of course, it retails for about that, too. Hahaha! You have to remember, all of this was gifted to me as part of collaborations with those brands. It’s one of the perks of the work I do. But I’ll be the first to say I probably would not spend this much on this outfit otherwise.

That said, you can easily duplicate this outfit with lower priced items, such as this similar sweater (that’s a great deal!) and these similar jeans. Voila! Same outfit at a fraction of the price!

What I Wore Saturday

Saturday I walked a tour of beautiful old homes in historic Glendale, Ohio. It was a holiday home tour, and so enjoyable. I decided to do this at the last minute and couldn’t find anyone who was free to go with me, so I just went by myself. I actually didn’t mind that and I saw a number of other women by themselves, too. I’m so glad I went because it felt so good to get out and see some pretty decorations as well as these unique, beautiful homes.

puffer vest // red cashmere sweater // jeans // scarf (similar) // boots // necklace // earrings // purse

The day actually turned out to be unseasonably warm, so I ditched the scarf (similar) before I even got in the car. But I did wear the puffer vest over my red cashmere sweater and jeans for most of the day. I think I finally got a little warm in the final house and took the jacket off. But this outfit felt very comfortable and appropriate for the day.

What I Wore Sunday

Sunday I decided to wear my lavender. I’d gotten in these grey cords and wanted to pair them with this soft purple. I loved the way this came together.

turtleneck // coat // corduroy pants // loafers // scarf (similar) // hand bag // necklace // earrings

I find myself reaching for my ivory handbag more and more. No wonder ivory accessories are trending; they just work so nicely with lighter intensity outfits.

What I Wore Sunday Evening

Sunday evening James and I went to a Light in the Forest holiday event at the Cincinnati Nature Center. Obviously it was 95% outdoors, so we needed to bundle up. I was warm and festive in my T by Talbots separates and this red ribbed turtleneck.

red turtleneck // plaid jacket // black vest // beanie // my pants are no longer available (similar pants) // hiking shoes

I also had on a camisole under the red turtleneck, so that’s four layers. We had so much fun. The event consisted of a one-mile trail that was lit up with subtle light displays. They also had food trucks, music, crafts for kids, a gift shop and a warming fire. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, I highly recommend getting tickets to the Light in the Forest event.

What I Wore Monday

Monday I had to go to all three of our local Talbots as I was putting together outfits for next week’s video. Talbots had sent me a few things, but they weren’t working for me. So I set out in pursuit of things I could recommend with confidence. I value your trust too much to recommend things I don’t really feel comfortable in myself.

plaid button up // cardinal cardigan // red vest (similar) // handbag // jeans // boots // earrings

I got so many compliments on my cardinal cardigan and plaid button up. Of course, I think the cardigan is almost sold out. The sales associates all told me they had sold out fast in the store, too.

What I Wore Tuesday

Tuesday we taped next week’s video in the morning and then I went to pick up my new orthotics. Y’all! I’m loving those orthotics. They have made a world of difference already. I am only wearing them with my Orthofeet sneakers and slippers so far. And when I go out in other shoes, I just do without. Since I work from home, I wear my sneakers and slippers about 75% of the time anyhow. And that’s what my doctor suggested, so I feel fine about that. My foot feels almost 100% better.

fleece funnel neck top // vest // jeans // boots // shoulder bag // earrings // necklace

Anyhow, I wore the outfit above in next week’s video and I liked it so much that I wore it the rest of the day, too. I had tried one of those fleece funnel neck tops before and it didn’t work for me because I couldn’t get my head in the neck hole, I kid you not. Now that I have one that works I’ve decided the one I had before was probably defective. I think someone had sewn it with the neck cut out of the fabric the wrong way. Anyhoo! I LOVE this bright orange fleece funnel neck top, and it’s marked down. So fun!

What I Wore Thursday

Wednesday, I’m sad to say, I was glued to my desk chair and never made it out of my workout clothes. Yeah, it happens. But Thursday I was more than ready to put on my grey cords again, this time with a pretty ivory pointelle mock neck sweater.

pointelle mock neck sweater // corduroy pants // coat no longer available (similar coat) // boots // handbag // earrings

I’d been looking for a pretty ivory sweater for a while, and ordered this one a week ago or so. I did wear a little tank underneath, mainly for warmth. It’s a nice soft sweater, and so feminine. I also like the cropped length. It works really nicely with these pants. And I love the combination of grey and ivory. I felt like the red coat was a really nice touch when I left for an appointment.

So that’s how I dressed for my day this week. Thanks so much for dropping in. I hope you have a good weekend!

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Blessed for My Day

As the days of December fly by and we get all the more caught up in the celebration of Christmas, I think it’s all the more important for me to pause and remember what this holy day is really all about. I remind myself that Christmas is not just the grand sum of all the sappy, sweet sentiments expressed on Hallmark movies, Christmas cards, holiday commercials and social media memes. It’s so much more.

Christmas is our celebration of the arrival of Messiah, the One God promised to reconcile sinful men (that’s us) to a holy God. We learned of His coming in Genesis 3, and God continued to assure mankind of the coming Savior through prophets, poets and priests for centuries. Meanwhile, people continued to prove unworthy of this gift throughout the ages. But our faithful and loving God sent Jesus anyhow…because He keeps His word and He loves us so. Praise the Lord, Messiah came and we have received the Gift our souls have craved.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16

xoxo, Kay
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16 thoughts on “How I Really Dressed for My Day This Week

  1. While I love all of your choices this week, classic style with flare, the orange sweater really lights up your face. You look fantastic in that bright color, love it with the combo puffer vest too.
    I also wanted the crop white sweater but why the large pocket? Guess it makes it more modern but I think it would be cuter without.
    Congratulations on the arrival of your grand baby, she will steal your heart the moment you see her ❤️

  2. I like your gray cords that you showed, but I do have a gray pair of jeans from last year that I have worn twice this fall so far that will do the trick. I do wish i had purchased the red colored coat last year. Really like the shade of it. I have so many coats though that I passed. I love the cardinal cardigan. I have looked at it several times and thought I should buy it. Probably missed the boat on that one too! Can’t have everything, though sometimes I try. lol My one granddaughter had a baby girl November 30th, two weeks early. Only my 4th granddaughter. I have 7 grandsons. lol Know you are so excited to welcome your first Grandchild! Such an exciting time!

  3. I like all these outfits. I never thought of wearing a scarf with a puffer vest-it looks very nice.

    I hope your daughter’s baby comes early! I was 18 days late with two of mine! After I past my due date, it drove me nuts. I did not like people asking me if I had any signs or if it was coming or why I hadn’t had it yet. There’s something about that due date! LOL!

    I have nine grandchildren-they are the best! I love them dearly!

    Have a lovely Christmas season!

  4. Hi, Kay,

    I really enjoy your posts. I was thinking of ordering some Orthofeet sneakers and wonder about sizing. I wear either a 7.5 or 8. In your experience, do the shoes run true to size?

    Many thanks!

    1. I did indeed get my true size. And they come with removable insoles and even additional pads that you can add as desired.

  5. Kay, I loved all your outfits this week. I ordered the red vest, sweater and scarf. I hope that you get credit for it.

    So exciting about the grandbaby. I’m so jealous as I keep telling my kids that I’m ready to be a grandma, but they tell me it’s not gonna happen.

  6. I’m curious about the lovely lilac coat. Reviews complain about the poor quality of the fabric, that it wrinkles easily and the zipper is hard to manage. Do you sgree with any of those? I am very tempted to purchase but those reviews stop me.

    1. I will concur that the zipper is a little awkward and I’ve had a hard time getting a dent out of the fabric. I love it because of the color and it feels nice on. But those two issues do make it questionable for me too.

  7. Just wanted to say that you are stunning in red!! It’s a great color on you for sure. And I loved Blessed for My Day today. Enjoy the new baby when she arrives. Grands are the best!!

  8. Well my Birthday came and went and no baby to follow me! LOL. I am anxious for the arrival too with you Kay.💗. Love all your outfits.


  9. Hi Kay. I liked your Friday outfit; however, your comment about you probably wouldn’t spend this much money ($529 for the sweater and pants) on it made me wonder why you are promoting these items to your followers. It seems that you and many other influencers change with successl…wearing and promoting increasingly expensive outfits and possibly losing part of what made them so successful and relatable in the first place.

  10. Kay you look wonderful in all your outfits this week. I especially liked the red vest outfit on you! It actually inspired me to order the sweater and scarf even though I mostly only wear neutrals. I am debating on going all out and ordering the vest in red as well, I already own it in black.
    I also love your hair in that photo. I think you may have to do another video for us on how you style your hair like that!

  11. The outfits look so nice on you. I love the orange fleece funnel neck top. I’m glad you’re foot is better. I hope your grandbaby comes on time. I had my daughter on December 14. She was due December 20th but came a bit early. Grandchildren are such a blessing.

  12. Kay, I love your choice of daily outfits you choose. But I will have to choose a cheaper store . Than where you are shopping. I am on a Budget. Kohls is pretty much my go to clothing store. Thankyou so much for including the meaning of Christmas on your blog.

  13. I managed to get one of the Cardinal cardigans for my 86 year old mom. I know she will love it. Cardinals are her favorite bird!!