Happy Friday! It’s time for my weekly accountability post where I share how I really dressed for my days this week. I can’t tell you how much this motivates me. And hopefully it provides a little inspiration for you as well.
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SPECIAL NOTE: Remember, at the end of the day I’m just a girl…standing in front of my mirror…trying to show up the best I can. Just like you. So while I completely understand that you may not like everything I wear or might would wear it differently, please refrain from critiquing my outfits. Whether these outfits are great or not, this is what I already wore. So telling me I could have done better isn’t really all that encouraging. Ha! 😘
How This Works
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
Last Friday I mostly worked from home, but I decided to wear a cool and breezy dress. I could have added the tie belt, but decided instead to let this pretty blue linen dress just hang. I think it has a pretty drape. And for working at the computer most of the day, it felt comfortable and easy this way.
I’m loving my Naot Dorith sandals. I bought them as a possibility to wear in London in August, and I’m so glad I did. They are so comfortable I don’t even know I have them on. And I think the shimmery gold is so pretty. I wear a half size, so I sized up to the next full size and they fit really nicely that way.
What I Wore Saturday
Most of the day Saturday I was just puttering around the house cleaning and organizing. Our kids are coming this next week and I need to get the guestroom back into order. That’s still a work in progress!
Anyhow, later I changed into my white jeans and this beige shirt for a tonal summery look. I love how this outfit turned out, very soft and elevated but still casual and comfortable for dinner out.
What I Wore Sunday
I’m enjoying my smocked waist painted bouquet skirt so much, I just can’t stop wearing it. Ha! I think it makes the weekly roundup most every Friday. It was quite the investment, so I guess it’s good that I’m wearing it so much this summer. It is on sale now, but it’s still pricey.
And there’s a stunning red smocked waist midi skirt in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview that is just like it. You better believe it’s in my Wish List. I love the way the smocked waistband helps this skirt to hang so nicely.
Then Sunday afternoon I changed into these black Pima cotton jersey lantern pants with a simple tank. I like to put on something very comfortable in the afternoon on Sunday. Good napping clothes!
What I Wore Monday
Monday the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview went live, and I knew I’d be spending hours at my computer just scouring it. So I wanted to be comfortable but still look dressed for my day. I wore my coordinating Eileen Fisher linen separates.
Tonal dressing continues to trend for the rest of 2023, and I love it. I think it always feels a little risky to put on multiple pieces in the same color family. What do you think? But once I do get up the courage to do it, I always love the results.
What I Wore Tuesday
Of course Tuesday we celebrated our nation’s independence and birth. I used to have some fun patriotic tees, and they’re probably still somewhere packed away. But I decided to go a little more understated. We just worked in the morning and then went out for a burger and a celebratory shake in the afternoon. So I wore my white linen shorts with my striped ruffle neck tank and my linen jacket.
Matching sets are very in right now, but I haven’t really participated much in this trend. So I liked how my linen jacket and linen shorts combo creates that effect. Once again, I think it takes a little bravery to wear a matching set, too. What do you think? Well, it does for me anyhow. But again, once I put it on I love the effect.
That evening when I got home I guess I was a little chilled by the shake and the car air conditioning. So I changed into my blue Patrick triple fleece pullover. So cozy!
What I Wore Wednesday
Wednesday I just felt like wearing jeans. So I topped my new Madewell perfect vintage cropped jeans with this silky brown camp shirt. I am so tempted to order that shirt in the gorgeous earth red, too. I think it’s so versatile and I love the way it elevates a simple jeans outfit.
And yes, I did put on heels that day. I actually enjoy wearing these because they’re just a bit of a heel and they feel buttery soft on my feet. Ooh! And they’re 30% off right now.
That evening I was playing around with what I would wear for a photo shoot and I put on my cotton and hemp cargo ankle pants (which did make it into the photo shoot, by the way). I still had on the brown camp shirt so I took a look at that combo. It’s quite the juxtaposition from the top to the more casual pants. But I kind of liked this combination, even though I haven’t worn it yet. What do you think?
I definitely love the color combination. And I think leaving the shirt untucked works nicely here. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this outfit.
What I Wore Thursday
Thursday was a busy day with a nail appointment in the morning and a dental visit immediately following. I stopped into a local sandwich shop for a quick bite afterwards. I enjoyed wearing those cotton and hemp cargo ankle pants, but with an oversized button-up shirt. This shirt is my Citizens of Humanity Kayla.
And yes, I really did wear it that way on the left. I was toying around with how to style the shirt – tucked, front tucked, half-tucked, etc. – when I saw that this is exactly how they have it styled on the website. Ha! So I decided why not! And it felt very freeing, casual and in style. My favorite thing about this crisp, poplin shirt is the buttons they have up the sleeves that allows you to roll or cuff your sleeves so beautifully. Check it out on the website.
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Blessed for My Day
I was thinking just this morning about how risky it often feels when we know we need to obey God in some matters. Especially when obedience to a biblical principle or precept calls for a strain on our finances, a relationship change, a confrontation, a direction that is contrary to the world or some other seemingly scary move. Are you struggling with obeying God in a particular part of your life because it just feels like such a big step? I get it.
But then I was reminded that obeying God, while seemingly risky, is in fact always a 100% failproof move. Yes, we may encounter some inconvenience or push back from others at first. But in the end God always protects and provides for those who submit to His authority over their lives. God’s ways are indeed perfect. And the more we obey Him, the easier it becomes.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. ~ Psalm 18:30