Happy Friday! It’s time to pause all preparations for the holidays and share what I really wore during this autumn week. It’s been a good week, and we’ve had some beautiful weather. I got out for a few appointments and a little retail scouting. And I’ve had a lot of days working from home, too. Let’s see the fall outfits I wore.
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These are my real life outfits from my own closet. 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.
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What I Wore to Work from Home Friday
You may recall that I wound up last Thursday by staying in my new T by Talbots pieces that I showed in last week’s Instagram Live. I had styled them for a very casual family Thanksgiving dinner option. And I very well may wear these comfortable, colorful separates for Thanksgiving day at my son’s home. But I couldn’t wait until then to wear them again.
So last Friday I worked from home in these comfortable Out & About stretch bootcut pants and the scoop neck tee. I added the cozy woven trim jacket when I got out to run a few errands. Everything here runs true to size. But I do want to let you know that the stretch bootcut pants are definitely lighter weight than I had anticipated. Talbots shows them being worn in the snow, but I definitely would not do that.
What I Wore Saturday
Saturday I got out to pick up a few things I had ordered and run a few other errands. It was just a little cool, not cold, so I wore some ankle length jeans with a tank and a flannel button up shirt. It’s pricey, but that flannel shirt is the softest, most luxurious flannel shirt I’ve ever worn.
I created this grouping to be very low contrast in intensity. That definitely works best for me, but I don’t always do it. But finishing off this outfit with my truffle suede boots was certainly the right choice here. Those boots do come in a lighter dune suede as well as an orange toned brown suede and black leather. They are very comfortable and run true to size.
What I Wore to Church Sunday
Sunday morning I opted to wear my new straight leg jeans to church. I had seen a YouTuber wear a striped tee under several different jacket options and I liked it. So I wore my striped tee from Ayr (not available in black presently) with my berry colored classic Shetland blazer.
Since I was wearing a black and white striped tee, I wore black boots and carried my black crossbody bag. I already had my giraffe pin (old) on the lapel of my blazer, so I went with that and just added simple hoop earrings to complete the look.
Boy, I look worse for the wear in the photo above. Ha! I think I hadn’t reapplied my lipstick yet. Goes to show how much difference a little color on the lips can make. That Sunday evening James and I met up with friends for dinner. It was a little colder, so instead of wearing my blazer, I wore my wool and alpaca blend jacket. Since that took the color out of my outfit, I carried my red leather shoulder bag.
What I Wore Out and About Tuesday
I don’t have a photo for Monday. And I really don’t remember why. Ha! But Tuesday I got out and about for some appointments, lunch and a little window shopping. That’s the day I shot the try-on sessions for my recent Holiday Outfit Try-On blog post. I got so many compliments on this wide-leg trouser outfit. And most of those compliments come from younger women.
By the way, that cardigan, ribbed top and pants from Madewell are all 30% off with code LETSGO. But if you shop the outfit through my LTK shop in the LTK app (not online), you’ll get a coupon code for an additional $20 off your purchase of $100. So that’s pretty huge savings. I really suggest you download the LTK shopping app if you haven’t already. It’s a great place to shop because you can find women to follow who have your body shape, height, personal style aesthetic, etc. And they frequently run LTK app exclusive sales like this current LTK Holiday Sale.
What I Wore After Shooting Videos
Wednesday we shot a video for tomorrow. So you’ll be seeing this outfit again in that video. After we wrapped up the shoot, I kept these casual look on for the remainder of the day. I’m wearing that same antique cream ribbed top from above with a cashmere cardigan (currently discounted 22%) and my old relaxed fit Talbots jeans.
I completed the outfit with my Loraine bit loafers in classic nude leather. If you wear a lot of light wash jeans, ivory pants or light camel trousers, those loafers are such a smart choice. They work beautifully with light intensity outfits and are really soft on your feet. They do not have a lot of arch support or padding, however. They fit true to size.
What I Wore Out and About Thursday
Yesterday I got out for a doctor’s appointment. For a quick update on my foot situation, I have metatarsalgia, which simply is a medical term for pain in the metatarsal area of my foot. It could be caused by a wide range of problems, but my podiatrist thinks it’s a neuroma or compromised nerve. And again, that can be caused by multiple things. But he thinks I may be compensating for the arthritis in my big toe and thereby squeezing my other toes. Long story short, we tried a steroid pack and it worked…for a couple of days. But then I was right back where I started. He offered a steroid shot, but I turned it down. I’ve had shots in my feet before and they’re not for sissies, which I am. So instead we are having orthotics made and my doctor feels like this is the better course of action anyhow. I’m perfectly fine with this option and look forward to receiving them. So there’s that. On with the outfit.
It started out a fairly temperate do, so I opted to wear a cotton sweater from Alice Walk (gifted). This is a new-to-me brand out of Nantucket. I ordered their The Cape in the color mink and love it. The Cape is a classic wrap they carry year after year evidently, and it is definitely special. And this cotton sweater, which also comes in solids, is just super soft and delightfully lightweight. I love that the mock neckline is not as snug as others. I wore it with my light wash straight leg jeans and my truffle boots.
Speaking of boots and back to my foot momentarily, I also mentioned to my podiatrist that I had ordered several pairs of shoes from Orthofeet and affirmed that this is a very good brand that he highly recommends. He says my orthotics will work well with them and that they are just good shoes for a multitude of foot issues. I ordered these sneakers for wearing around the house, these sneakers for workouts/walking, these boots in brown and these hiking shoes.
Have a blessed and beautiful day!
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Blessed for My Day
Some days it is easy to praise the Lord. As I drove through streets lined with the bold but muted hues of autumn this week, I was filled with the desire to praise the Lord. Not only were my surroundings beautiful, but all felt right with the world…at least in the moment. I spoke aloud my thankfulness and expressed my awe of God as I drove along.
But when I watched the news briefly in the evening, the world no longer seemed so beautiful. My heart hurt and a blanket of despair threatened to fall on me. At that point…and so often…praise is more of a decision than a default emotion. I have to pick my words up off the floor rather than having them float onto my tongue like falling leaves. And I have to choose to rejoice in the Lord rather than despair. Today I encourage you to praise the Lord. While God certainly hears and answers our pleas and groanings, He inhabits our praises…moves in. Welcome Him into the hard situations in life by praising Him even when things are hard.
One generation will praise Your works to another,
And will declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
People will speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness. ~ Psalm 145:4-6