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How I Really Dressed for My Day This Week

August 18, 2023

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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.

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What I Wore Friday

Last Friday was basically a work from home day, if I remember correctly. I wore my blue cropped wide leg pants and a simple white cotton tee.

white cotton tee // blue pants // belt // sandals // earrings // necklace

I’m really enjoying trying to wear more cognac accessories lately. And I think I’ll try to do the same this fall and winter. I think the cognac or saddle leather is such a nice, rich choice. It adds a little something to a basic look.

What I Wore Sunday

Sunday we shot photos for Monday’s blog post, so I wore my green cargo pants and this black ribbed tee. And this time I accessorized with black leather mules, shoulder bag and belt.

black and utility green
black ribbed tee (also in white & navy – size up) // cargo pants // mules (also in cognac) (more economical option) // similar black belt // earrings // similar sunglasses or here // shoulder bag

You can see the other outfits I created with those green cargo pants in Monday’s post. That afternoon I changed into something comfortable, as I’m prone to do on Sunday afternoons.

white cotton tee // black pants (c/o) // sandals // earrings // necklace

Those are the Frank & Eileen Catherine sweat pants above. You may remember I showed them in this blog post a couple of months ago. They’re a little pricey, but they are extremely comfortable to wear.

How I Dressed Monday

Monday I we took photos for Thursday’s blog post featuring these cargo pants, so I decided to wear them for the day.

button up tank // cargo pants (also in petites and in plus sizes) // shoes // earrings (no longer available)

I sure am going to miss outfits like this once the cooler weather comes in. Aren’t you?

What I Wore Tuesday

As I’ve been packing for my London trip, I’ve been trying out different items to see how they feel. I really do like this little travel skirt and I almost packed it. But in the end I just decided against taking any skirts or dresses. I just didn’t want to deal with shaving, tanning and the different undergarments I’d need. I mean I do shave my legs. Ha! But I didn’t want to have to be shaved on a particular day in order to wear a skirt. Know how I mean?

tank // skirt // sandals from here; no longer available // earrings

This black Arrival skirt is almost sold out, but it does come in a clay color, and both are generously marked down. It runs true to size and has nice zipper pockets on the sides.

What I Wore Tuesday

Tuesday I had nail and hair appointments, and I needed to swing by the mall to pick up a black belt and make a return. I’m wanting to wear my cool, comfortable and casual summer pants as much as I can right now, so I opted for my white Frank & Eileen Italian linen pants on this day. They are sooo comfortable.

button down shirt // white linen pants // tory burch sandals // necklace // earrings

I really enjoy creating very seasonally cool looks by combining white with beige, ecru or tan. On this day I reached for my Banana Republic short sleeve linen shirt in stone washed beige. I left one side of the front untucked along with all of the back. I don’t like that look with every shirt, but with this particular button down it works really nicely because it features a split, curved high-low hemline.

What I Wore on the Road Wednesday

Wednesday we made a quick road trip to Georgia to help my parents celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. It was a surprise for my mom. So we needed to stop at my daughter’s house for just an hour or so to change clothes before meeting my parents and brother and sister-in-law at the restaurant. So I opted for no makeup and wore my linen pants and sleeveless top.

pink blouse (similar top) // linen pants (similar more economical pants) // sandals // shoulder bag // earrings

What I Wore to My Parents’ Anniversary Dinner

Wednesday evening we had dinner at Canoe along the Chattahoochee River. It was a beautiful summer evening, and we just had the best time. I wore my black linen dress with nude strappy sandals and simple jewelry.

black linen dress // nude strappy sandals // earrings // necklace // bracelet // ring // clutch

I was very cool and comfortable in this black linen dress. And I was so glad I had purchased it earlier in the summer. It turned out to be the perfect choice for the occasion.

What I Wore Thursday

Thursday we got up early and had a homecooked breakfast with Mom and Dad before heading home. My dad is a big Ford guy and he actually restored a 1966 Ford Mustang for me when I was a teenager. So I had specifically chosen to wear this Ford Mustang t-shirt that day. It’s so soft and runs true to size. I think I’ll enjoy wearing it this fall.

Ford Mustang t-shirt // cargo pants and here and here // sandals // earrings

And that’s what I wore this week! I will be traveling to London tonight and I may not have many blog posts next week. It depends on how much I get done Friday morning. I’ll be sharing my daily outfits as I go on the LTK shopping app (download it in your app store!) and on Instagram. And I’ll give you a complete recap here when I return from my trip in a little over a week. Have a great weekend!

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Blessed for My Day

Sometimes we may be in a war of words with a friend or loved one. And occasionally we have to battle physical illnesses or threats. But the most prevalent battles we face are not flesh and blood struggles at all; they’re spiritual in nature. Sometimes we have to defend ourselves against the accuser as he throws lies our way, insulting us and causing us to doubt our security in the Lord. Other times we have to climb out of a pit of self-pity or down from a mountain of pride. And sometimes we simply have to forge our way back to solid ground, coming out of a tangle mess of deceptions and foggy thinking.

How do we fight these battles? By clinging to the truth and disarming the lies of Satan. We must learn to take everything thought captive to the knowledge of Christ. We must take the lies spoken aloud to us or the ones we hear in our minds and go directly to God’s Word. There we can examine them in the light of truth. Then we must extinguish those fiery darts and choose not to believe them. And we must affirm our faith in God’s Word, His character and His ways. 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage battle according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

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

  1. A ’66 Ford Mustang?! You must have had the coolest car in HS! Safe travels, Kay-can’t wait to see the photos!

  2. It’s funny how I sorta feel like I know you! 😂I was telling my husband at lunch the other day that your big trip was coming up Friday! He said, “now who is this?” But then when I said “you know, that blogger from Ohio married to that preacher!” And oddly enough, he said, “oh … yeah, I know”! Maybe it’s time for us to get a life?!! But actually we have a hugely busy life! Nevertheless, I do enjoy perusing yours, along with your helpful hints and ideas and spiritual insights! So all that to say, I’m happy you’re getting to have this wonderful time with your friend (legitimate friend!!) and this small group! It sounds so fun! And the rest of us will just do London vicariously thru you!! And actually my husband and I have been to London before so this will be a nice “virtual return trip”, for me, if you will!! Safe travels and praying that all goes well … both for you while you’re gone and for those you love and are leaving on the home front! Praying no drama and a sweet reunion when you return!

  3. Hi Kay!! I love all of your outfits. Enjoy your blog! I have learned so much. I hope yiu have a Wonderful Trip to London. My son and I plan to go there mext year, if all goes well. I have been watching closely your decisions on what to take to wear. Starting with the shoes and their comfort. The most important thing. Then deciding what to wear with your shoes. Most of the time I do the opposite. You mentioned you were not taking dresses. Are they required in the Cathedrals? I didn’t know if that was a plan or not. Just a thought!! Hope you have a Wonderful trip with your friends. Looking forward to pics!!

  4. Kay, I am so excited for you for this trip! I will definitely follow along on Facebook. Hope you have the best of times and have an uneventful trip over and back.

  5. Love your blog and how you put outfits together. Just one question. Why would you not take a skirt or a dress on your London trip because you don’t want to shave your legs???

  6. Those blue pants are perfection on you! Your haircut is gorgeous! You look beautiful in the black linen dress for your Parents ‘ Anniversary Celebration! Thank you for sharing everyday outfits! Enjoy London.

  7. Those blue pants are perfection on you. I love your haircut. You look beautiful in the black linen dress you wore for your parents anniversary celebration. Enjoy your London trip. Thank you for posting real pictures of what you wore each day.

  8. Kay, you look absolutely beautiful in the Banana Republic Sedona linen dress. You inspired me to buy the brown version a couple of weeks ago. I got lucky and was able to snag it on sale, though it wasn’t easy. I kept waiting for it to go on sale, and, of course, it didn’t all summer. (I see that the black and white versions are on sale right now, but the brown dress is full price.) I finally purchased it fearing that it would sell out in my size small. Naturally, a day or two after it arrived, I got an email saying I could get any item for 40% off. I asked BR for a price adjustment and was told that they could not do that on that particular email offer. I had to do it the hard way. I repurchased the dress at the sale price and sent the original dress I bought at full price back to the store. If I had not so loved the way the dress looked on you and another blogger I follow, and of course how my full-price dress looked on me, I would have returned it and not re-ordered. I was certainly less than pleased with the customer service! But, the dress is beautiful and very flattering.