Happy Friday! I’m still in Georgia, and I’ve struggled a bit with taking my daily outfit photos. So I only have a handful of recent spring outfits to share with you today, but I’m determined to press forward! Here’s how I really Dressed for My Day recently.
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How This Works
Because we’re always onboarding new DFMD community, I think it may be a good idea to quickly review how these posts work. These are my real life outfits from my own closet. Because it’s the beginning of a season, 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.
I try to focus on how I styled things and why I wore what I wore rather than product details here. But if you need to know more about a piece, just ask in the comments. Let’s run through this week’s spring outfits.
How I Dressed One Recent Sunday
This first outfit is from before I left for Georgia. This is what I wore to church the Sunday before we headed out on Monday. It was chilly – as spring has generally been this year – so I wore my white Mother jeans and my Jenni Kayne cotton fisherman sweater. This sweater has been a huge favorite in my closet this spring and I know I’ll continue to wear it for year, especially since it has held up so well with wear.
My woven blue mules are from last year. They’re Tory Burch, and they don’t seem to have anything similar this year. But I have to admit, I’ve struggled with finding just the right outfits to wear them with. That said, I think the light blue woven mules work perfectly with this otherwise neutral pairing. These are surprisingly similar. Of course it certainly helped that I also added the Sarah Flint blue canopy silk scarf around my neck. And I could not make it through spring in Ohio without a great trench coat. This short trench has worked perfectly for me.
Travel Outfit for a Road Trip
Surprisingly, this is one of my favorite outfits from this particular collection. I just can’t tell you how much I love Talbots’ travel pants. I don’t know why more people aren’t singing their praises, but we’ll just consider it our little secret. They come in a full length (which I love!) in black and navy, but these are the ankle length pants with a zipper at the ankle.
You can bet I’ll be wearing either this outfit or something very similar when I travel to London in August. In fact, that Away bag is a new purchase that I definitely plan to take on my trip across the pond. It comes highly recommended by my travel guide, Shelly, and I can see why.
What I Wore on a Chilly Day
I had accidentally shipped this pretty green fisherman sweater to my mom and dad’s house in February…just as they had left for Florida for the month. So when I arrived last week I finally got to wear it. It’s more of a true Kelly green than it appears in these photos.
Speaking of these photos, I’ve had a hard time getting good pictures of my outfits this past week. My parents returned from Florida at the end of February to discover a leak in their pipes that had caused damage. They had to have their wood flooring removed in most of the house, some kitchen cabinets removed and a lot of their dry wall torn down. Poor things, they’ve been living in basically a warehouse for the past two months and the flooring is going back in just today.
So mom doesn’t have her full length mirror up and it’s been hard to find places to take selfies. Mom has done the best she could to snap my outfit photos, but the backgrounds are sorely lacking and the lighting is horrible. I apologize.
What I Wore to a Church Cookout
I suppose I should back up and tell you why I’ve been in Georgia. My dad went to Greece for the past week and a half with a small group from his church, and my brother went with him. So I’ve been staying with mom, and it’s been a delight. Saturday I accompanied her to a Sunday School cookout. The weather was perfect and I felt comfortable and pretty in my Eileen Fisher separates.
What I Wore to Church Sunday
My parents still attend the church where I grew up, so I always enjoy attending with them when I’m in town. Sunday I wore my Talbots Hampshire ankle pants, my Ann Taylor bow neck shell and my Veronica Beard linen blend blazer.
What I Wore to Lunch
I don’t seem to have a photo of my outfit Monday. But Tuesday my mom treated my aunt and me to lunch at the Swan House Carriage House, an Atlanta iconic tea room. We had the most delightful time and it was an especially beautiful day.
I wore my black Eileen Fisher silk skirt with a white tank and lightweight linen blend cardi. I don’t think photos really do this outfit justice. The silk skirt is truly elegant and has the most beautiful drape.
What I Wore for Errands and Working from Home
Wednesday mom and I went to her exercise program where she worked out with her friends and I worked out in the weight room. Then we ran some errands: library, grocery store, pharmacy, etc. I came home and changed in to comfortable clothes so I could work and then get out for another stroll later in the evening.
These Athleta golf pants feel comfortable but look polished, too. The silky smooth striped shirt is a new one from Talbots. Remember, Talbots is offering 30% off your entire purchase with 40% off your most expensive item.
And then I somehow neglected to take a photo of yesterday’s outfit, too. But I’ll be sure to grab one of today’s outfit. I’m heading out to lunch with my two assistants and my daughter…for the first time ever. So fun!
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Blessed for My Day
Make no mistake about it, it’s not enough just to build a house of worship. Nor is decorating it beautifully the goal. A church or cathedral or chapel is simply another pretty building unless the people of God gather there to worship the true God in truth and in spirit. In fact, as we learned as children, the building is not the church at all. The people of God are the church, and the church is called to serve God with full hearts and bodies.
What part are you playing in your church? Do you just show up? Or do you serve and contribute and participate? The sad story of Solomon’s completion of the temple and then his subsequent turning from God reminds us that true devotion to the Lord requires a heart committed to Him and life of unwavering obedience.
So Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s palace, and successfully completed everything that he had planned on doing in the house of the Lord and in his palace. ~ 2 Chronicles 7:11