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How I Really Dressed for My Day This Week

December 22, 2023

Happy second day of winter! I guess the days will start seeming gradually longer now. That’s a treat! But after living in Ohio for four and a half years, I know that we have at least several months of cold ahead of us yet. In fact, while I’ve been helping with my first grandbaby and her new parents, James has been home in Ohio getting our fireplace ready for winter. Speaking of “grandbaby duty,” let me share with you how I really dressed for my day during this week of taking care of baby, mommy and daddy.

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What I Wore Saturday

In case you’re new here or haven’t been around in a while, my first grandbaby was born late Friday night, right on her due date. We hope that means she’ll be punctual throughout her life. Ha! Saturday morning James and I headed back to the hospital to take the hungry parents some breakfast.

Paige jeans (no longer available // similar option) // camel heather cashmere Donegal sweater // (from previous year// similar option) // silver loafers (TTS) // purse // necklace // bracelet // earrings

I wore my grey Paige jeans (no longer available // similar option) with my camel heather cashmere Donegal sweater and a gold puffer vest (from previous year// similar option). I decided to go full bling and completed the outfit with my silver loafers (TTS). When I travel I take as little jewelry as possible, so my two-tone Brighton jewelry is perfect for this road trip. And my Astrid Organizer by Brighton has fast become a favorite handbag.

What I Wore Sunday

Sunday morning my brother’s family, which of course includes some of my family and my sister-in-law’s family, gathered for a holiday brunch. I rarely get to attend these family occasions because I live so far away, so I was thrilled that the timing worked out well for James and me to go.

sweater // plaid pants // similar loafers // cross body bag // necklace // bracelet // earrings

I wore my plaid Hampshire ankle pants with a red v-neck cashmere sweater, also from Talbots. I completed the outfit with my black Paul Green loafers (similar) and my black Hobo crossbody bag. Again I wore my Brighton jewelry.

That afternoon baby Hannah and mom got to go home, so James and I packed up our things (we had been staying at my parents’) and headed over to help out. James would be leaving for Ohio the next morning, but Abigail had requested that I stay to help her out with nursing and such. I changed into my Vuori joggers and hoodie jacket for the duration of the day.

Vuori joggers // Vuori hoodie jacket // Printfresh Saturday Tee // Orthofeet Slippers // earrings

What I Wore Monday

Monday James left and I stayed to help the new family. I began the day with a brisk walk on the Silver Comet Trail that goes through this part of Georgia. But then I spent rest of the day running up and down the stairs with water for mom. I did get to hold baby Hannah a good bit, too.

Vuori joggers // Vuori hoodie jacket // tee // sneakers // earrings

I had intentionally packed lots of soft, cuddly clothes for this part of my trip. Hannah’s going to love her Mimi! She snuggled right up to my Vuori joggers and hoodie jacket. And I loved wearing my new Tretorn sneakers with this outfit when I got outside to take care of a few things.

What I Wore Tuesday

Tuesday we continued to help baby adjust to her new life and mommy to heal up. So I wore my T by Talbots clothes.

tee // jacket // black pants // sneakers // crossbody bag // earrings

These out and about stretch seam bootcut pants are silky soft and comfy with lots of stretch and a high waistband. And I think this striped tee and plaid jacket are so cheerful and soft.

What I Wore Wednesday

Wednesday was a busy day with an in-home appointment with the lactation specialist, a much anticipated visit from the great grandparents, a visit from a dear friend of Abby’s and a dinner delivery from a sweet church member. I decided to wear jeans for this day of visits.

microfleece funnel neck top // jeans // sneakers // earrings

By the way, this microfleece funnel neck top is definitely going to turn out to be one of our reader favorites for December. And I absolutely love mine. I had tried on one a couple of years ago at Talbots and couldn’t even get my head through the neckline, so I’d ruled them out. Now I think that one was defective. The fabric was probably cut wrong, preventing it from stretching. Indeed this microfleece funnel neck top is super comfortable and so easy to get on and off. I love this cheerful orange and indeed it is the only color marked down. But the microfleece funnel neck top comes in lots of fun colors and they’re all 40% off.

What I Wore Yesterday

Yesterday Abigail’s in-laws were scheduled to come for a visit, so I decided it would be a good day for me to go out to lunch with my parents and visit some dear friends. It felt good to put on something a little more elevated and to put a little more effort into my hair and makeup.

ribbed turtleneck / Talbots black straight leg jeans // Chelsea boots // necklace // earrings

I brought a lot of holiday colored things with me, but every once in a while I just like to wear something less holiday-traditional. I enjoyed wearing my pink ribbed turtleneck and black straight leg jeans, both from Talbots and both true to size.

So that’s a wrap! It’s been a great week. Thank you so much for all your sweet emails and comments about the birth of my granddaughter. We are, of course, over the moon. She is so sweet and such a blessing. I won’t be going on and on about her forever, I’m sure. But thank you for graciously allowing me to gush a little this week. 😘

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Blessed for My Day

I have to wonder if Mary felt a little put out about her and Joseph’s required journey to Bethlehem. Maybe she was extremely humble and sweet and didn’t say a word about it. But what pregnant woman wants to travel by donkey in the final days of her pregnancy? In fact, I moved across the country when I was about 7 months pregnant…twice! But my trip was smooth and easy in comparison. I do remember being a little anxious about finding a doctor that far along in my pregnancy. Maybe Mary wondered where she would find a mid-wife to deliver her baby, too.

But in the end, God provided. Isn’t that how it goes? Whether we fret and worry or trust and relax, God promises to provide. He certainly prefers we trust and obey, but He is faithful to His promises even when we are not. Today let’s consider how Mary must have felt as she lay the Messiah in the manger. And let’s thank the Lord for all the times He has provided so beautifully for us, too.

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. ~ Luke 2:6-7

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

  1. Kay, I don’t post frequently, but wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. I have learned so much about how to dress from you, but your devotions have enriched my spiritual life. I look forward to your posts each day. Congratulations on your new grandbaby, and what a blessing to be able to spend these days with her and your daughter this week. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. You looked classy and put together for being the baby helper. Congratulations to all of you. Have a blessed Christmas.

  3. It’s so sweet of you to stay to help your daughter in-law. When I had my son my mom and aunt helped me. But my mom had passed when my daughter was born. I lived too far from my aunt. I missed their help so much. When you just have a baby there’s so much going on. It’s so nice to have older women help you. I helped my daughter and daughter in-law too. Congratulations again on your beautiful grandchild. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year.

  4. Congratulations! What a blessing to be able to help with the new grandbaby. I’m sure the parents are very appreciative.
    Please enjoy your time there and talk about baby Hannah as much as you want. There is something very special about being a grandparent.
    Thank you for all your posts and encouragement you have shared throughout this year.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. I don’t think any of us mind the “gushing”! Grandchildren are the best! I have nine! I teach preschool to the littlest-Benji. Everything he does is so adorable! Even the pouting! It is wonderful to not have the full time responsibility and be able to just enjoy them (no, I don’t let them get away with everything:). I just love them all so much. I have five children and the grandchildren came fast! There are nine of them and the oldest is 13.

    I wore a black top, red cords and black loafers with plaid socks and thought of you! Thanks for the ideas!

    Have a lovely Christmas!

  6. Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother. Isn’t it a wonderful Feeling? I know your daughter is happy that you’re with her. I pray everything will work out fine. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2024. Safe travels Home!!❤️

  7. Congratulations Kay! What a wonderful time of year for your granddaughter to come! The perfect Christmas gift for sure. Blessings to you and your family and Merry Christmas!🎄