Happy Friday! Well, I’m in the process of getting back to normal around here. Abigail returns home today. So sad. But I’ll be seeing her again soon. At any rate, her departure kinda marks the end of the wedding week festivities for me. Of course, we still have Cooper, Daniel and Stephanie’s dog. So that’s not at all normal. Far from it! Ha! Anyhow, as we begin another month (can you believe it???) I thought this would be a good day to share my October 2019 favorites.
These are the products – clothing, shoes and beauty products – that I’m truly loving and using. I figure since I show so many things on this blog in a given week, you might like to know which ones really stick with me and which ones fall to the wayside. Feel free to ask me if I’m really wearing or using something I’ve shared. I’ll tell you the truth! But today I’m simply sharing my October favorites.
I’ll let you know up front, too, that some of these items in this month’s list are quite pricey. I’m leaning towards developing a classic wardrobe built with slow fashion pieces. While I’m still buying some lower priced trendy pieces, I generally prefer quality when it comes to my wardrobe essentials.
Long Plaid Blazer
I have the blazer in a size 8, so it fits true to size. I love that the sleeves are roomy enough on me and that the silhouette of this jacket is a little longer than most. But it does also come in petite and plus sizes.
This classic cotton denim or chambray shirt is slightly tailored, but still roomy. The sleeves are also roomy enough for me. And I think the medium wash is a pretty color of blue for pairing with so many things. I have the size medium for a roomier fit.
Coated Cotton Rain Jacket
I wore this jacket just yesterday. It was rainy here all day long and this pretty, coated cotton rain jacket served me well while I was walking the dogs, helping Abby unload her luggage at the airport and hustling into a restaurant later in the evening.
I have the jacket in a size small. I generally wear a small in Talbots jackets and coats.
High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
I’m a little surprised I hadn’t already included these high waist ankle skinny jeans in a favorites list, but maybe I’ve been wearing them more since the weather has cooled. At any rate, I find myself gravitating towards this pair of premium denim more than any other pair of jeans I own. The denim is amazingly soft and luxe. The jeans have plenty of stretch, but still feel like jeans. Know what I mean? I have an aversion to “jeans” that feel more like tights. Yuck.
I wear these AG jeans in a size 29, so I’d say they are true to size. Right now they’re marked down 33%, so I’d say this is a good time to try these premium denim jeans.
Faux Leather Belt Bag
Okay, now here’s a bag that’s both a great price and a fun find. I have more expensive belt bags, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this one. And I find myself reaching for it often, probably because this brown shade is so versatile.
Leather Tory Burch Hobo Bag
While the last bag was a fabulous fast fashion find, this leather hobo is slow fashion at its best. I bought it on sale, but even then it was an investment. Still, I dare say I’ve already gotten my cost per wear out of it. And I’ll be carrying this classic black bag for years to come.
What do I love about this leather McGraw hobo? It’s light weight, but still feels rich and durable. The interior is unlined but nicely finished. The strap is detachable and I plan to purchase this one to add a little animal instinct to it now and then.
Faux Leather Combat Boots
So we’re back to another Target find. I’m finding these faux leather combat boots to come in handy on messy days. You know, there are some days that you don’t dare wear your nicer shoes, but you don’t necessarily want rain boots either. These faux leather combat boots may or may not make it past one season, but they’ll more than serve their purpose for this year at least.
The boots run true to size and feature an interior zipper for easy on/easy off.
Frye Carly Tall Boots
Okay, those boots were the bargain, while these Frye Carly tall boots are the investment. I also purchased these classic riding boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I got them at a fraction of the full price. But I have to tell you, I’m so in love with these comfortable, sturdy boots that I could heartily concur if you wanted to pay full price for them. They’re that good.
I’m wearing the Frye Carly tall boots in my regular 9.5, but in the extended calf. They are so comfortable…beyond belief. In fact, I had purchased the Tory Burch riding boots in the NSale, fully expecting to keep them. But when these came in, the Tory Burch boots went back!
CevaVe Therapeutic Hand Cream
Finally, I use this CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream several times each day. It really came in handy as I tried to get my hands in shape for the wedding this past weekend. I love that this thick, creamy lotion has no fragrance and includes essential ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for true skin healing. I suggest buying several of these at a time!
Well, that’s a wrap! These are the products I’m truly wearing, using and loving right now. If you have any questions about these or other products I’ve shared here at Dressed for My Day, let me know. I’m glad to help.
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Watch out! You have an enemy who is plotting your failure. The enemy of your soul is a deceitful, crafty guy. He has studied you and knows your weaknesses, your habits, your tendencies well. In fact, he knows when you are tired, hungry, lonely or at odds emotionally, and he seeks out those times to trip you up.
Let’s ask God to make us aware of the enemy’s tactics in our lives so that we can head him off. Does Satan usually strike when you are alone or with a group, when you’re tired or when you’re over-zealous, when you have plenty or when you feel like you are lacking? He attacks each of us differently, you know. Learn the enemy’s tactics in your life and be on the defensive. You can have victory over him, you know. Draw near to God and He will fortify you.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. ~ 1 Peter 5:8-9