I had so many different concepts in mind when I named my blog Dressed for My Day over 5 years ago. But one of the main thoughts behind the title is simply that some days it is indeed a challenge to get dressed for our day…beyond just throwing on some clothes. Can you relate? So these weekly outfit-of-the-day posts really help keep me accountable. And I appreciate you following along.
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How This Works
Because we’re always onboarding new DFMD community, I think it may be a good idea to quickly review how these posts work. These are my real life outfits from my own closet. Because it’s the beginning of a season, 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.
How I Dressed for Friday
I realized some time last week that I had this cotton fisherman sweater from Quince in my closet and had not worn it yet. It seemed like a good day to wear it so I just put it on with my J.Crew blue jeans. But the outfit looked like it needed a little something to pull it together, so I wore my black Converse sneakers.
I wore a mixture of gold and silver jewelry because I’m really liking that combination these day. And I especially like silver with dark grey.
What I Wore Out Saturday
I think I was in my workout clothes most of the day Saturday as I cleaned house and worked a little. But we went out to dinner at a local food truck (we’re fancy like that!), so I changed into my linen pants and top for the alfresco dining.
I love the color of those cobblestone linen pants. They work nicely with the linen sweater that I’ve had in my closet for a few years now.
What I Wore to Church Sunday
Some of you ladies have influenced me to start wearing a few more skirts. So I’ve been looking for some I can enjoy. I think it’s so hard to find skirts that really flatter because of the waistband. But I liked the way this one works at the waist so I grabbed it. Yeah, it costs a mint. But if I’m going to wear skirts I want to really like them. Otherwise I’ll never put them on.
After I got home I realized that this outfit actually looked better with the shirt tucked in more tightly. But I didn’t take another picture. I’m sure you’ll see me wear it again here, and I think I’ll either wear this linen topped more tucked or I’ll wear a closer fitting top.
How I Dressed for My Day Monday
Monday I put on my Talbots Bristol pants in black and tee. At first I had on the blue one. But later I spilled something on it and ended up changing into the black and white stripe ballet neck tee before heading out for a bit.
I really like how both of those outfits pulled together with a simple black belt and those tweed cap toe flats from Ally. Tres chic!
How I Dressed Tuesday
I guess I was still in the mood for black because I wore my black jeans on Tuesday. This time I topped the black with that bright pink linen top. Such a great color combination in my book.
I wore those Naturalizer sandals so much last year and now I remember why. They are amazingly comfortable. And while they may not be everybody’s cup of tea, I personally love the chunky look of them.
How I Dressed for My Day Wednesday
After two days of black bottoms, I switched to white on Wednesday. It was cool again so I topped my white Italian linen crops by Frank & Eileen with my blue and white striped sweatshirt. Those pants are from last year and they don’t seem to have them in white this year. But I can tell you they are very comfortable and so fun to wear.
Later that day I got this little cardigan in and tried it on. I ended up switching into the black linen lantern pants as I was going through things in my closet that would work with the little sweater. So I left this outfit on for dinner.
What I Wore Thursday
And then Thursday I had an Afternoon Coffee with Kay on Instagram Live. I shared some favorite new finds, including the Julie Vos jewelry I’m wearing below. You can see all the pieces I got in here. I’m really impressed with the jewelry and you’ll be seeing a lot of it.
Anyhow I guess I forgot I’d worn those cobblestone linen pants just a week ago, so I put them on with a pink ribbed tank and my favorite white linen button up shirt. Well, it’s my only white linen button up shirt. But I really love it.
That’s a wrap! Remember, you can shop the pieces I’m wearing through the links in the photo captions. I didn’t share many “more economical options” today because time just didn’t allow me to round them up. But I’m working on having my assistants create more of those Kay’s Looks for Less boards for you. Meanwhile, just let me know if you have a question about a particular item. Have a great weekend!
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Blessed for My Day
The final act, the last dance, the final few moments of the game, the last page. Why is it that in every other arena of life we look forward to the end, the conclusion, but in our own lives we sometimes view the finale with disdain? We are embarrassed as the signs of aging accumulate and our bodies become less energetic and mobile. And sometimes we even begin to feel like our days no longer matter, we no longer contribute anything of value.
But the truth is that God has great purpose for your final days and mine. These are days of great value because they show those behind us what we are really made of. More importantly, if we have walked with God, they testify to His faithfulness and goodness. I’m coming to realize that I do not have to push myself to do some great thing with each day in this stage. I simply need to be faithful to my God in all the little things as I live out each day by the grace He has given me, giving Him glory every opportunity I have.
I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all day long.
Do not cast me away at the time of my old age;
Do not abandon me when my strength fails. ~ Psalm 71:7-9