How are you doing at getting dressed for your days recently? I’ll admit, it’s not easy. And some days I’m perfectly content to wear my workout clothing most of the day and then my pjs for the remainder. Ha! But the outfit I’m sharing today is a sweet example of a comfortable look that is also easy to wear and oh so feminine. This is such a great outfit to wear when you grill out with your loved ones or maybe head to the grocery store for those essentials. Today I’m going to keep it simple sweetie!
I’m well aware that I post a lot of dressier outfits here at Dressed for My Day…more than I really mean to. I’m not sure why that is, but when I start putting things together I just seem to get carried away and gravitate toward more polished looks.
But in real life, like many of you gals, I wear more casual looks like the one I’m sharing here. In fact, that’s exactly why I’m showing this particular outfit. I forced myself to “keep it simple sweetie!”
I know I do have a few readers who rarely if ever wear jeans. Hang with me ladies! But today’s post is really for the gals who live in jeans and wait ever so patiently for me to share these simpler outfits.
While the base for this feminine but casual look is the ankle jeans (we’ll get to those shortly), the star is the geranium colored lightweight cardigan that is actually designed to be worn four different ways. And today it’s fully stocked and 40% off. Shazam!
This sweater is very lightweight and a little shear, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend wearing it over a print, especially a dark one. But it’s perfect over a simple tank or tee. And while I favor the geranium, it’s also offered in about a dozen other pretty shades. You’ll find links in the widget below, but you’ll need to click through them to see additional colors. For instance, I really like this dusty twilight.
The cardigan is called a four-way cardigan, but I’m only showing three renderings here. I suppose the fourth way to style it would be to twist the ends before fastening them. You’ll see that there are buttons at the base of the sweater on either side of the cardigan where you can attach the ends as I’ve done here.
I won’t lie, you do have to play with this sweater a bit to achieve the look you want. And I wish it were a tad longer for my 5’8″ frame. I’m wearing a medium comfortably.
Here I simply wore my convertible cardigan over this cotton blend v-neck tank I was gifted last year from Chico’s. But they’re almost sold out. So you might consider this one instead. They’re both marked down considerably. Also, Nic + Zoe does have a selection of tanks, some of which coordinate with the 4-way cardigans. At any rate, I do think this cardigan works best over something light and slender like a tank.
Now let’s talk about these jeans.
I know they look quite relaxed, but that’s exactly why I went up a size in these dropped hem slim ankle jeans. While I still like my trim skinny jeans and I’m enjoying wearing my wide leg crop jeans, I wanted one pair of jeans that are just plum comfy! And so I’m wearing an 8 whereas I usually wear a 6 in Talbots jeans. I love the relaxed, casual vibe. And they feel almost too comfortable. Yeah, like I have to stay out of the kitchen in these!!! Haha!
I got this reversible faux leather tote in a recent Trunk Club trunk. I needed a black tote, and I love the leopard print option that’s available when you turn it inside out. Plus this tote comes with a sweet detachable pouch for carrying essentials, too.
My shoes are from Everlane. They’re the day loafer mules in caramel, made from luscious Italian leather. You’ll need to go up a half a size in these. They’re oh so comfortable and versatile, plus they’re available in a number of other great shades.
We just took these photos Monday and it was freezing! I’m learning that jackets, cardigans and even coats are not just cute toppers for spring outfits in the north…they’re essential!
I topped this Keep It Simple Sweetie outfit with my basic trench jacket. It’s still available in limited sizes, marked down and an additional 30% off today. I’m wearing a small.
So what do you think? Did I keep it simple sweetie? Do you enjoy seeing simple looks like this? Hahaha! I know many of you do. I do, too! And I’m going to really work I trying to generate even more of these.
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Blessed for My Day
Several years ago when I was going through a very difficult time and seeking some healing for my hurt heart, I remember growing impatient with the process. I didn’t mind grieving the loss I had experienced, but I preferred my grief be a moment in time rather than a season. Unfortunately, wounds of the heart do not heal quickly. And that’s why some people never find complete healing: they give up before the process is complete.
But if you’re going through a season of healing or rebuilding or change right now, I’d like to encourage you to persevere. Keep nurturing the hope within you, be patient for the results you long for and continue to pray through this season. God is at work. You will find healing and relief and victory and renewed joy. But it will take time, too.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. ~ Romans 12:12