I’ve rounded up mirror selfies of the spring outfits I’ve worn most recently. It’s finally warmed up nicely here in Ohio, and I’ve been enjoying wearing a variety of colors and textures. I work from home most days, but I still tend to dress in a way that at least feels professional and pulled together for me. I find I’m prone to be more productive and happy that way. Let’s see what I’ve worn recently.
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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.
What I Wore Friday for Running Errands
A week ago Friday I headed out to run a few errands. It was a pretty spring day, but cool. I was itching to wear my new wild hibiscus colored silk blend sweater. Yes, I have all three colors of this super soft, super stretchy button collar top. Slim fitting tops like this are essential in your closet if you like wearing fuller leg pants, and I absolutely do.
I see I didn’t take a photo without the jacket for some reason. I guess it was cool enough to warrant wearing it the entire time. And sure enough, I do recall going from store to store that day with the jacket on. (This was the day I took the photos for the Loft fitting room post and the Chico’s fitting room post I published last week.) I love combining white, bold pink and denim blue.
I started off thinking I would wear this wild hibiscus silk blend sweater and white full leg cropped jeans (somewhat more economical option) with my block heel sandals. But as my list of errands mounted I decided on my comfortable Naturalizer sandals instead. I think either look works really nicely.
How I Dressed for Church on Sunday
I didn’t really get dressed Saturday. I spent the day cleaning the house. But Sunday I took advantage of the nice weather to wear a pretty shirtdress I’d purchased from Talbots back in February. Unfortunately that dress sold out long ago.
I kept the outfit very neutral for a look that is soft on the eyes. I’m pretty sure I wore this necklace, but you can’t see it in the photo above. I tend to reach for that versatile necklace when I don’t know what else to wear. Ha! I purchased my handbag in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year, so it’s long gone. But here’s a bag from Coach in a similar color trio.
By the way, I’m loving my Sarah Flint Perfect Block Sandals. They are quite comfortable and, while I generally stay away from ankle straps, I think a neutral shoe in a flesh tone works without drawing focus to my thicker ankles. If you’d like to try Sarah Flint shoes be sure to use code SARAHFLINT-BAKAYH for $50 off your first purchase. But I also found these similar Vince Camuto sandals for a fraction of the price.
What I Wore Monday for Errands & Work from Home
The previous Friday I had purchased this bright yellow polo sweater from Loft and I was writing up my Loft try-on session that day. So I decided it was a good day to give the sleeveless, bold yellow top a whirl. I really have no plans to wear this top without a third piece over it, but I did take a photo without. I’m wearing my Spanx Bra-llelujah Racerback Bra with the top, by the way. It’s a great bra for sleeveless tops, especially those with deeply inset armholes. In the photo I wore it tucked in with a belt, but I later decided to untuck the top.
I’m also wearing the high rise straight crop jeans I purchased at Loft. They’re a great classic straight leg jean with a modern ankle length raw edge, very comfortable and true to size. Before I headed out I untucked the top and removed the belt, and I topped the outfit with my white linen blazer.
How I Dressed for My Day Tuesday
Tuesday turned a little cooler again, so I wanted to wear full length pants. Well, they’re close to full length anyhow. I wore my black relaxed fit chinos and my V-neck soft crinkle gauze popover in tea rose. This combination has been a favorite of mine this spring. I especially find myself wearing these black relaxed fit chinos more than in previous years.
Because I liked my birchwood colored Naturalizer slide sandals so much, I decided to get them in black, too. I specifically like wearing black sandals with black pants during the spring and summer, and I appreciate the modern bulk of these. They help to create a long leg and they are soooo comfortable. You know I love wearing black, and I think this outfit proves that you can still wear this classic neutral in the summer and look seasonally appropriate and cool.
What I Wore Wednesday
Yikes! Someone needs to clean her mirror! Pardon the dust, dear friend. I actually received compliments from no fewer than three separate young women when I wore this black and blue outfit to the mall on Wednesday. Those sweet compliments reminded me of the power of a blazer and t-shirt. And I’m especially loving combining solid tees and jacket in the same color this spring. You just can’t go wrong with that winning combination, as I shared in this post.
By the way, I want to take a moment to point out a couple of really great Mother’s Day specials. One, Kate Spade is offering 25% off your purchase with code MOTHERSDAY through May 8. There are exclusions to the sale, but it does include my shoulder bag above, my canvas and leather satchel and my agean teal hobo bag. These are all great bags. Second, I wanted to share with you that Nordgreen is offering a Mother’s Day Special where you’ll save 15% if you add one strap to a watch purchase and 20% if you add two. BUT if you use my code KAYHRMS you can get those savings PLUS save another 15% on your order. It’s a pretty sweet deal!
What I Wore Thursday
Thursday James and I snapped some photos to update my Snapshots with outfits from Talbots. I had just gotten in most of my order and wanted to share it with you in case you were shopping the Friends & Family Sale (you get 30% off your purchase!) . I kept the final outfit on because I had to immediately hop into meetings with YouTube on Google Meets for rest of the day. The cameras are on in those meetings, so I do like to try to look like the YouTube fashion creator that I purport to be. Hahaha!
I felt comfortable and confident in my everyday relaxed jeans (sized down to a 6) and linen trapunto shell. And I did indeed wear the casual plaid blazer all day, too. It’s lined, but it’s lightweight and very comfortable. There’s that agean teal hobo bag that is 25% off with code MOTHERSDAY. I didn’t actually go anywhere that day, so I didn’t really carry it anywhere. But I would have!
What I Wore Friday
Friday I worked in my office in the morning and then had a hair appointment. I grabbed a bite to eat while I was out, too. I wore my indigo navy stovepipe pants with my beige silk blend top. I really purchased these stovepipe pants as an option for summer with t-shirts, and that’s the combination I’m looking forward to wearing. But I do think you can dress these basic cotton pants up and down.
I wore my New Balance x J.Crew retro sneakers with no-show socks while I worked from home. But I changed into my Lior loafers (similar option) and added my short trench (no longer available – 2 years old) when I left for the hair salon. By the way, I got bangs again. And I got some highlights. I’m getting ready for the wedding!
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Thanks so much for dropping in. Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve shown.
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Blessed for My Day
I have a confession. I’m prone to speak before I should. I think I’ve listened, I really do. But I’ve learned that if I haven’t left enough time between the other person’s words and mine to take at least a few breaths, then I probably am responding based on incomplete information. My brain starts formulating my response to the other person’s remarks before I’ve completely heard them out sometimes. Do you ever do that?
The Bible teaches me that this is folly and ultimately leads to my shame. Indeed, I’ve been quite embarrassed when I’ve had to apologize for replying in haste. It’s so important to hear the other person out…all the way. Not only does that keep us from shamefully having to admit that we’ve jumped ahead in the conversation, but it also shows the other person they we value what they have to say. Not only are their words important to us, but they are worthy of thought and consideration. When we rush in with a response we communicate that whatever they’ve just said is not nearly as important as what we are in a hurry to communicate. Ahh, let’s not make that mistake today. Let’s show other people consideration and kindness by hearing them out…and really thinking on their words before we think up ours.
If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame. ~ Proverbs 18:13