Happy Friday! And can you believe it’s the final day of June? How did that happen? Summer is speeding by. We had some cool temperatures again at the beginning of the week, and my OOTDs reflect that. But overall I’m enjoying wearing summer clothes. Here’s how I really dressed for my day this 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.
I try to focus on how I styled things and why I wore what I wore rather than product details here. But if you need to know more about a piece, just ask in the comments. Let’s run through this week’s spring outfits.
What I Wore Friday
I always think I’m going to remember what I did on these days, but I often forget. Truly, most days I just work from home and do things around my house. That was probably the case last Friday when I wore my linen lantern pants (no longer available in this cobblestone) with a rosy shell and linen cardigan. The shell is from last year, but I’ve linked to a similar one that is on sale at Evereve in the captions under the photo.
I love the soft blend of browns and beiges and rose in this outfit. Some color combinations even feel cool and relaxing, don’t they? This is one of those, to me.
What I Wore Saturday
Saturday morning I got up early, early, early and shot photos for all of this week’s blog posts. Afterwards we went to breakfast and then Home Depot to get some more flowers for our yard. I wore the outfit I shared in yesterday’s blog post. In fact, I kept that on most of the day.
But later when it warmed up a bit and I needed to do more industrious stuff around the house I changed into this simple cotton summer sweater tank. It’s from last year, but we linked to a similar one – again on sale at Evereve and definitely worth checking out.
What I Wore Sunday
I had enjoyed wearing the skirt and top from Monday’s blog post so much that I decided to wear it to church Sunday. This is when I added the denim jacket and snapped those photos, in fact.
I know a few readers didn’t really like the brown and mauve floral print with my ivory blazer, as shown in Monday’s blog post. But the point of that combination was to show you that you can wear it with what’s in your closet…and the ivory blazer is what’s in mine. Hahaha! That said, I do think this pretty print would be so lovely with a brown blazer or even one in pink or mauve. And I love it with a denim jacket, which is how I will really wear it anyhow.
After church I changed into these comfy cotton pants (from last year). I just ordered and received the same pants in black because I love them so much for changing into in the evenings or on the weekend.
What I Wore Monday
Monday I decided I should wear shorts. Ha! I just don’t tend to wear shorts as often as I used to. Part of that is because I’m not in the South anymore. Once you’ve lived for years in Arizona, Texas and Georgia, Ohio just doesn’t feel very hot. But I like to push myself to bare my legs now and then so that I don’t ever grow completely uncomfortable with it. So I put on my linen shorts and this elasticized waistband pink linen shell.
That’s the top I mentioned above that is on sale at Evereve. They don’t ever discount much at Evereve. But everything is on sale at least a little right now, so this is the time to pick up anything you’ve had your eye on. This top will undoubtedly sell out. I love it.
What I Wore Tuesday
Tuesday I had a much overdue hair appointment. Yay! The photo on the left is before and the one on the left is after. I told my hairdresser I’m tired of fighting the humidity. I had straightened it to silk on Saturday morning for our photo shoot. But as soon as I walked out the door it puffed up into a big fuzzy ball. Ha! So I’m going with my wavy style for the summer. She thinned it out more underneath and shared some great products with me that will help me keep it looking fresh and healthy in this style. Fingers crossed!
Anyhow, I had finally ordered a denim skirt because, like a good style blogger, I wanted to try out this raging trend. But I had been very picky about what skirt I wanted to try. When I saw this one from Rails, I snagged it. It’s pricey, but I love it. What’s trending are the really long ones. But I just didn’t want all that weight. You know, denim skirts can feel a little heavy. I think this one looks modern but still feels traditional enough for my personal style essence. Would you like to see me style it various ways? I love it with my button up shirt!
What I Wore Wednesday
When I was out Tuesday I purchased these wide leg cropped length jeans from Madewell. I do love Madewell jeans. I like that these are not too short, not too wide and have a nice high waistband. And, like most Madewell jeans, they hug you in up top without feeling tight. I’m wearing a 29, as I generally do in Madewell.
I also like the midwash color of these jeans, but they do come in a lighter wash. They just didn’t have it in the store that day. I wore it with my cashmere tee and my new gold Naot sandals. Love these walking sandals! I wear a half size, so I sized up to the next full size in these.
What I Wore Thursday
Thursday was just a work from home day until James and I had a date night. But during the day I wore my Eileen Fisher lantern cargo pants. They’re 30% off now at Nordstrom.
These pants are so soft and comfortable. While I wear a small in all my linen and cotton pants and skirts from Eileen Fisher, I opted for the medium in these. They’re very roomy on me, but I don’t think I’d want to go any slimmer in the hips in these.
Then last night we went out to eat at a nice restaurant, so I decided to dress up a little. I’ve had this beautiful silk dress in my closet for several months and hadn’t had an opportunity to wear it. It’s just lovely. And I’ll keep it for years.
When I was younger I had a silk dress that is similar to this one and I wore it for years. I just loved having it and wearing it. So I decided to splurge on this one in the spring. It’s still pricey, but they have marked it down at Equipment. Yay! Since James was wearing jeans and a nice shirt, I decided against the heels I’d originally chosen to wear. But I think my pale pink slingbacks actually look lovely with this ultra feminine dress.
I was fighting the wind in the photo above, so I don’t think we got the best shot of this dress. It’s really very flattering.
Well, that’s a wrap! Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great last day of June!
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Blessed for My Day
I think most often we associate giving grace with granting forgiveness. Right? But there are so many more ways we can give other people grace. And remember, because we have been graced so much by God, we are never more like Him than when we show grace to those around us. Giving grace is a visible picture of the transformation that has taken place in us because of the power of Christ. So how can we give grace to others today?
We give grace when we don’t expect everyone else to think or live the same way we do. We give grace when we are patient with people, slow to form opinions about them and more eager to learn about them and from them rather than force our way upon them. We give grace when we listen and observe and learn rather than hastily sharing our opinions. And we show grace when we withhold judgment and give understanding instead. Grace costs something for sure. It’s not easy to be gracious. But when you constantly live amazed at the grace you have received, you will be more likely to give grace to others.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. ~ John 1:16
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10