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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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