Happy Friday! It’s time for me to share my daily outfits once again. It was a frigid, cold week here in Cincinnati, so I dressed as warmly as I could. But I’m also craving opportunities to dress up a little these days. Anybody else? So I tried my best to pull together some outfits that looked sharp, but also felt comfortable and warm enough for just working from home (in our cool house!).
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Well, I said all that in the preamble about what a cold week it was, but that title graphic makes it look like a went to a warmer climate one day. Ha! I’ll explain in a minute. Hang with me!
Just for reference, I’m 5’8″ and weigh about 155. I generally wear a size 8 or medium in dresses, tops, jackets and pants (or 29 or 30 in jeans), so that’s what I’m wearing in these looks unless I tell you otherwise. That way you can assume everything I show you is true to size unless I alert you to sizing up or down. I wear a size 9.5 shoe and, again, I’ll just let you know if I sized up or down in a shoe, otherwise it’s true to size.
Remember, most of this is old. So a lot of things are no longer available or sizes are picked over. But I’ll list what I can in the captions below the photos. I’m not taking the time to find substitutes in this post because I’d rather spend my time on sharing the hows and whys behind the outfits. I hope that works for you. But if you see something that you just really want to find a sub for, let me know and I’ll help you.
What I Wore to the Movie with My Husband
I wore this first outfit to go see a matinee with James. Theaters tend to be cold, so I dressed to be warm. I realize this doesn’t look feminine at all, but I enjoyed wearing the sweater and my black travel pants. They’re so comfortable and just pair well with everything. I guess that’s why they’re great pants for travel!
As I mentioned in my January 2022 Favorites post yesterday, these travel pants are sold out. But I’ve recently ordered these similar cropped travel pants and am anxious to try them. I think they may go with me (or on me!) to Florida next month.
Saturday I just messed around the house doing this and that. I think I wore my workout clothes a good chunk of the day and then spent the rest of the day trying on things for an upcoming photo shoot. So I never got dressed to speak of.
What I Wore to Church Sunday
Sunday it was cold and windy, but I was determined to wear a skirt. So I put on my black tights and suede boots with my pleated skirt and a warm 3/4 sleeve cashmere sweater. I had always assumed I would not like a pleated skirt, fearing that it would add visual weight. And maybe it does. I like to think it doesn’t. But who knows? Honestly, it’s just so fun to wear, so I don’t care. Hahaha!
And I think this one just has a nice weight to it and lays really pretty. It doesn’t feel fussy at all. In fact, because we took photos in this skirt Wednesday evening, I ended up wearing this to dinner that night, too. I’ll be styling it four ways this year, one for each season. Watch for the first style soon!
What I Wore Sunday PM
I don’t always share what I wear on Sunday afternoons, but it’s almost always something like this. We don’t usually get home from church and lunch until around 3 o’clock, so the rest of the afternoon I like to rest and work a little. I’ve really enjoyed these sweat pants (ok, joggers) and button up sweatshirt from Athleta. They’re both so soft, cozy and warm.
What I Wore to Work from Home and for Dinner Out
Monday I worked from home all day and then we met a couple for dinner. I wore my black fleece lined pants with a grey turtleneck cashmere sweater (similar) with my black all weather boots. I love that I can wear a belt with these fleece lined pants. I think it really changes the look of these pants.
As much as I love adding some pretty color to my outfits, I sure do enjoy wearing these neutral looks, too. I just think they look sharp. I am getting up from my desk and cleaning that mirror right now. I promise it will be better next week!
What I Wore for Editing Day
Tuesday was a long day of video editing, so I wore this exact outfit that day. I didn’t take a photo, however, because I never put on any makeup that day.
I do feel so much better and more productive when I at least change out of pajamas. And putting on some shoes helps me to get up and move around a little more, rather than staying glued to my chair all day.
What I Wore Wednesday
Wednesday I published my video on tips for wearing white jeans in the winter. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of wearing white denim this time of year. But I did indeed wear them more when I lived in warmer climates. As it turns out, this video hasn’t received as many views as others, so probably a lot of my subscribers don’t care for white jeans in the winter either. But those who have watched it and commented seem to live in those warmer places.
At any rate, in the spirit of the video, I decided to wear my white jeans that day. In fact, these are not the white jeans I wore in the video. I’d ordered two pair, and this pair just arrived Wednesday. In the video I wore the white jeggings from Talbots, but these are the straight leg high waist jeans, also from Talbots.
These straight leg high waist jeans fit a little looser in the leg, obviously, and they are full length, whereas the white jeggings are more of an ankle length. I like both pair equally and could wear them interchangeably. but the straight leg high waist jeans are perhaps a little more versatile.
I topped the straight leg high waist jeans with the pretty print shirt I wore in the video. And I completed the look with these neutral colored loafers. I was so excited to share these soft beige leather loafers with you because they are extremely comfortable and versatile. But alas, they are almost sold out in the color. They do have a few more sizes at Macy’s, but I’m not sure that’s the same shade.
I would have completed the look with a belt, but, as I pointed out in the video, I didn’t have one in a soft shade that wouldn’t break up the look. For me, that’s one of the conundrums of white jeans. But these days not wearing a belt seems to be more acceptable, even when you tuck your shirt.
Thursday Working from Home
Thursday I just worked from home, but I thought I might get out at some point so I dressed warm. I wore my ivory fleece lined pants with a cashmere polo sweater in a pretty soft iris color. This sweater has been one of my favorites to wear this winter. It’s such a nice gauge of cashmere. It comes in several other nice colors and is marked down for final sale. It runs beautifully true to size; I’m wearing a medium. I love the slightly cropped length (not too short, but just right for wearing untucked) and the polo collar.
I finished the look with my suede knot loafers. Like the other neutral colored loafers above, these are selling fast. I think they’re going to work beautifully for spring, especially the earliest half.
What I Wore in My Dreams
Haha! Not really. But this is what I would have liked to have worn this week. Chico’s sent me this outfit for Valentine’s Day to share with you. And I love it! I’m saving it to wear when we go to Florida for a week in late February.
I have a love/hate relationship with Chico’s denim. I love the styles, but they often fit me a little strange. So I went up to a size 1.5 in these floral girlfriend jeans for a more relaxed fit. Sure enough, they’re a little large in the waist, but I’m going to wear them anyhow because they are so soft and I love the look of them. And right now all Chico’s denim is 30% off.
The drama sleeve top is so soft and feels great on. The smocked sleeve cuffs are gently elasticized so they don’t feel tight at all. And the drama sleeve top has such a nice drape. I think it looks great tucked in our out. It’s also available in black. Oh, and the color looks a little off in the photo above to me. The color on the website is more accurate. It has a slightly faded look.
The gold heart pendant and stretch cuff bracelet are versatile pieces I can wear Valentine’s Day and beyond. And today Chico’s has their jewelry on sale for 40% off 3 or more pieces, 30% off 2 or 25% off one piece.
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Blessed for My Day
Sometimes our relationship with God can become stale as we go through the motions, but neglect to engage our hearts and minds. That’s when it begins to feel more like a religion than a relationship. A religion is man’s effort to get to God. But God offers us a relationship through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.
I’ve discovered that when my faith begins to feel more like a religion than a relationship it’s because I’m checking boxes but I’m not slowing down to engage. This week I’ve been trying to pause longer after reading my Bible and devotional to just sit before the Lord. I’m trying to spend more time praying, thanking Him for His blessings and acknowledging who He is and how He is working around me. And as a result I’ve felt closer to Him throughout the day.
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” ~ John 4:24