Happy Friday! I do indeed have my recent daily fall outfits to share with you today. But I also got in some fun new things from Talbots so I thought I’d share those, too. I ordered several pretty things to create fun holiday party looks as well as some warm T by Talbots items for getting out and about and staying cozy. But first, my real life outfits. Let’s get at it!
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How This Works
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.
All available items are linked in the captions of the photos. Even if they don’t look like links (sometimes they don’t highlight for some reason), they generally are. So just click through if you’re interested.
My Recent Fall Outfits
This first outfit is one I wore to church a couple of weeks ago. Remember, we have a small home church, and everyone dresses very casually. It was a cold day, so it felt like a good time to wear my Alice Walk Cape. So classic and pretty. I’m wearing a medium.
I wore the Alice Walk Cape over my lighter wash jeans and a new Jenni Kayne sweater in undyed stone (TTS) (more economical option). I finished the look with my light suede booties. But since then I’ve purchased these slightly darker suede booties, and I’d definitely swap them in here next time.
The next outfit is basically sold out. But it’s a black lounge set that I love from Athleta
Next is a work from outfit. I had gotten these jeans in and wanted to give them a try. So I topped them with this pretty lavender sweater I’d purchased in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s available again and marked down temporarily.
The jeans are great, but I do have to wear a heel with them. That’s not a problem since I really don’t care for wide leg jeans without one. I did size up in these jeans.
I’m loving my Madewell Harlow wide-leg pants, and last week I got the chocolate raisin color in. So I wore this fun outfit to church last weekend.
It’s funny; that t-shirt always gets a lot of attention. People seem to love it. Go figure. I also wanted to point out the earrings I’m wearing above and in several other outfits. These are 14k gold mini hoops from Penelope jewelry, which is the fine jewelry collection of Rachelyn Jewelry. I’m wearing these so often, and I’m really enjoying rebuilding my fine jewelry collection. I sold all my 14k gold years ago to help take my family on a vacation to New York City. So it’s nice to begin to restore that.
I wore the above outfit while taping videos on Monday and just kept it on the rest of the day. That Frank & Eileen flannel shirt is pricey, but it is absolutely the softest flannel shirt I’ve ever come across. It’s a nice thickness, too. Thick, but not like a jacket.
Next is an outfit I wore to work during the day because I knew we wore going out to dinner at night. I love this velveteen shirtdress from J.Jill. I do wish I’d gotten the size small (which I always do from J.Jill), but I was in a hurry that day and settled for the medium instead. Definitely size down.
And this next outfit is what I wore yesterday in our Instagram Live. I was sharing outfit ideas for hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Several readers had requested that. This particular outfit was a suggestion for a more formal dinner. You can still watch that Instagram Live if you’d like to see the other options I presented.
The thinking behind this outfit is that those Spanx black pants look great but they’re also comfortable. And you can eat in them. Ha! You’ll see that woven sleeve v-neck pullover again in a bit. It’s one of the new deliveries from Talbots. I LOVE it. And it also comes in black. I’m wearing my usual size medium.
After the Instagram Live I changed into one of the other outfits I had shown for a more casual family only option. These black out & about stretch pants (also a new delivery from Talbots) are elevated yoga pants. They fit so nicely true to size. They have a very high waistband. They have a seam down the front that makes them a little more polished looking. On the website Talbots shows them on models out in the snow. I would not wear these in the snow. They are not that warm. Truly, they are elevated yoga pants.
More New Deliveries from Talbots
So that leads us to the other new deliveries from Talbots. First up, I ordered a few casual T by Talbots jackets to wear the top and pants combo above. Originally the idea was to return one of them. But…hmm. I love them all!
The colorful plaid sherpa jacket above is so soft and cozy. I’ve already taken the tags off of this one. It’s definitely staying with me. I can wear this inside and out. It fits so nicely true to size. And that zipper operates like a dream. It’s very well made. I love that the sleeve ends with an elasticized fabric cuff that will keep my wrists warm.
I was intrigued by this high shine quilted puffer vest and thought it would look sporty and fun. I do love it, but it is quite large. I don’t know that going down a size would fix that; then it might be a little tight under the arms. I love the jacket itself, but I’m not sure about how I think it looks on me. What do you think?
I also got this violet and black woven trim jacket to wear with the Out and About pants. It features a similar stretchy fabric cuff and zipper front. It fits just like the other jacket really, just looks a little more subdued. I’m not sure I need both of these, but they do offer very different looks.
And here’s the high shine quilted puffer vest over that woven trim jacket. And I turned around to give you a back view, too. The puffer vest is a little longer in the back, covering your assets nicely.
Next I have some pretty party clothes from Talbots. I’m loving the red and pink this year.
I really like how this red button-shoulder mockneck top works with the violet rose Weston pants. But the mockneck top feels a little small on me. I’m wearing my usual medium, but it fits snugger on my upper arms than it does on the model on the website. That I can understand, but it also looks a little too snug across the chest on me, and I’m not large in the chest at all. So I’d need to size up, but then the top may look like a tent. Not sure about this one. Also, you do (or at least I do) have to unfasten those buttons on the neck to get the top on and off. Otherwise, it’s a gorgeous, silky top.
Of course I would wear this jewelry with this outfit; I just had these pieces on and wasn’t paying much attention to them. By the way, I actually purchased (and already received and love) these earrings from J.Crew to wear with this pink and red combo. You can get 30% off at J.Crew today with code FRIENDS or 40% off with code FAMILY if you’re a rewards club member.
In the first photo I was wearing this mockneck top and Weston pants combo with the pink boucle block heel pumps, which I love. They fit true to size so comfortably. But here I switched in the red suede Evelyn pearl pumps. These shoes are also very smart, but are a little roomier. I’m keeping both pair.
The Weston pants fit true to size or size down if in between sizes; I’m wearing an 8. They have a nice high waistband. Obviously they need to be pressed, but these are gorgeous pants. They come in red, too. And I would be so tempted to buy them except I have the red Hampshire ankle pants from last year, which you’ll see below.
I also topped the Weston pants with the gold woven sleeve v-neck pullover so you could see how that combination works. It’s not my favorite look, but it definitely is an option. And I do love that woven sleeve v-neck pullover. I’m especially a fan of the polished button cuffs, such a nice detail. To me this is so much more comfortable than wearing a button front blouse, and quite flattering. Remember, it is also available in black here.
Now here’s a pretty pairing. I love the woven sleeve v-neck pullover over my red Hampshire ankle pants. I purchased these pants last year, but they’re back this year. They fit true to size or size up if in between; I’m wearing a 10. The suede Evelyn pearl pumps complete this outfit beautifully.
And finally, I also got the red cashmere charming cardigan to wear with the red Hampshire ankle pants. I adore this monochromatic look. The cashmere charming cardigan fits true to size. It features pretty gem studded buttons that elevate the look nicely.
That’s a wrap! Let me know if you have any questions. And remember, right now you can 30% off your entire purchase at Talbots. You’ll also get free shipping on a purchase of $150+.
Blessed for My Day
This week I’ve been sharing scriptures that help us to understand the biblical and historical context for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. I’m asking that we continue to take these words from Scripture in and allow the Holy Spirit to teach us from them. Instead of commenting, just ask God for insight and guidance. Thank you so much for helping me with this.
“Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. ~ Zechariah 12:2-3
“Thus says the Lord God: When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and manifest my holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they shall dwell in their own land that I gave to my servant Jacob. And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.” ~ Ezekiel 28:26
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!” ~ Psalm 122:6