Happy Monday! I know I usually post these How I Really Dressed for My Day posts on Fridays, but the outfits are mounding up, so I thought I better go ahead and share my recent looks. These are the outfits I’ve worn while in Georgia for Abby’s two bridal showers and several days of taking care of wedding details.
The weather has been all over the place during my 12 days in Georgia, and I knew that would be the case. So I tried to pack versatile separates that could be mixed and matched and layered. You’ll see a good bit of repetition, but keep in mind that I’m living out of a suitcase during this time. (Well, I did in fact unpack. Ha! But you know what I mean.)
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 to Travel by Plane to Georgia
I flew to Georgia via Orlando, Florida, with a long layover due to a storm front that just wouldn’t budge. So it was a very long travel day beginning at 4:45 a.m. and ending after ten. I never once regretted the outfit I’d chosen for the day, however. It got me from very cold Cincinnati to slightly balmy Atlanta in comfort and ease.
I wore my Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Hem jeans (more economical option) with this navy and white striped v-neck tee. I topped the simple jeans outfit with my Veronica Beard Miller dickey blazer and finished it off with my New Balance x J.Crew sneakers. My jeans were Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds and are no longer available, but these are them in gray and these are similar. Kut from the Kloth jeans are very reasonably priced for the quality.
The only jacket or coat I brought on my trip was my Veronica Beard Miller dickey blazer and it has proven to be a good choice. I wore this hoodie dickey attached to it on travel day and brought along this denim jacket dickey, too. Veronica Beard blazers are indeed pricey, but the quality is impeccable and I only choose those that are classic enough to stay in my closet for years.
What I Wore Friday
Friday was a fairly mild day temperature-wise. I got out to purchase hostess gifts for Abigail’s shower hostesses and to get a few other things I needed for the week. I wore my Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Hem jeans (more economical option) and my Nic+Zoe Essential Shirt. This 58% cotton/39% modal/3% spandex shirt looks like a crisp white button up, but is in fact a soft t-shirt fabric button up with a crisp collar and cuffs.
I topped the look with my Miller blazer and wore my Sam Edelman loafers. You’ll notice that all of the shoes I brought are neutrals that mix and match with everything nicely. These loafers are no longer available in this soft beige, but these Zeldi loafers are similar and they’re a great shoe, too. Also I opted on this trip to bring my leather tote from Everlane in this similar soft taupe. I liked traveling with my cognac faux leather bag on vacation, but knew I would want a more elevated bag for the showers I would be attending this week. Plus I wanted something that would work really nicely with my softer colored shoe choices. This tote is no longer available, but this shoulder bag is the same light taupe color and same leather. I love Everlane’s leather bags.
What I Wore to Abby’s First Bridal Shower
Saturday morning we awakened to below freezing temperatures and snow flurries. I was so worried that few women would venture out in the bad weather to attend Abigail’s shower. But I was blessedly wrong. We had so many of the women of our family, Abby’s friends, my friends, my mom’s friends and friends of Abigail’s future mother-in-law to attend. It was an absolutely glorious morning shared among the sweetest women in the lovely home of my dear friend, Michelle.
Since it was so cold and messy, I opted not to wear the dress I’d taken and instead wore my navy suit, comprised of my Miller dickey jacket and the matching Veronica Beard Renzo pants (sized up to 10). Underneath I wore a striped mock neck shell. This was the first time I wore my new (gifted) Ally tender taupe patent leather kitten heels, and they felt so comfortable for the three hours I was on my feet. (Use code KAYHEELS for $40 off heels at Ally and KAYFLATS for 10% off flats.) And didn’t Abby look pretty in her bridal white Skylar Midi Dress?
What I Wore for Abby’s Makeup Trial Run
Sunday morning I met Abigail at her church just to hear her read the Scripture for the congregation and then we had to leave to get to her makeup appointment. She had already been to the earlier service, but I just couldn’t get myself out of bed on this “spring forward” time change morning. We got a quick lunch and then went to the home of her makeup artist where she did Abigail’s makeup the way she’ll do it for the wedding.
On this chilly morning that promised to warm up into the 50s, I wore my Kut from the Kloth Elizabeth jeans (more economical option) and my camel and cream striped collared v-neck sweater. It is so soft and lightweight, perfect for chilly spring days, but I imagine I’ll wear it next fall, too. I topped the outfit with my Miller dickey jacket and kept the look soft with the addition of some pearl jewelry, none of which is available unfortunately.
What I Wore to Pick Up Abby’s Wedding Dress
Monday I got in a try-on session at Talbots and then Loft in the morning and then picked up Abigail to go pick up her wedding gown. It was even more gorgeous than we had remembered, of course. We stopped for coffee, but other than that we just fought the traffic to get back to our respective homes. It was an exhausting day really, but still a good one.
I started the day off in my Kut from the Kloth Elizabeth jeans (more economical option) and white v-neck t-shirt with my creamy beige button up vest (similar vest)and topped the outfit with this scarf. But after stopping at Talbots I switched out the vest for the punch pink Shaker Stitch Bishop Sleeve Cardigan I’d purchased there. I was beginning to tire a little of my neutrals and loved the pop of color this cotton sweater added. Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo, but it looked really nice with the tee, scarf and pink sweater.
What I Wore to Lunch and for the Venue Walk Through
Tuesday I had lunch with my mom and Aunt Ida at Chicken Salad Chick, one of our favorite little places. Don’t you love it? I decided to pull out a little color for this rainy day. After lunch I met up with Abigail and her fiance to go over to the wedding venue for a walk through with the venue coordinator and Abigail’s florist. I felt so much better about all things wedding after that walk through. Whew!
So I topped my Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Hem jeans (more economical option) with this red cotton blend drama sleeve top (also available in black and white). This is such a comfortable easy to wear top. I finished the simple look with my cognac brown belt and Sam Edelman loafers (similar Zeldi loafers more in stock). And I added my gold rings necklace. I love, love, love this slightly sparkly lightweight statement necklace. It definitely makes a statement, but it also is classic enough to wear for years.
How I Dressed for Breakfast Out and Work
Wednesday I went to breakfast with my brother and then worked at the house. I think this was the one and only day I did not do anything wedding related. Hahaha! So I put on my Nic+Zoe Scattered Blooms Sweater with Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Hem jeans (more economical option) for breakfast.
What I Wore Dress Shopping with Mom
Thursday Mom and Dad and I went to shop for Mom a dress for the wedding. Well, Mom and I shopped. We did indeed find here a lovely dress for the big day. And we purchased her some shoes, too. Then the three of us stopped at a favorite restaurant for lunch.
I chose to wear my Kut from the Kloth Elizabeth jeans (more economical option) with my Nic+Zoe Essential Shirt and my creamy beige button up vest (no longer available). I completed the neutrals outfit with my beige Sam Edelman loafers and my leather tote. By the way, after looking at all these photos of me in my jeans I feel like I need to assure you that we did do laundry this week. Ha!
What I Wore to Breakfast and to Get a Mani Pedi
Friday was a very rainy day. Mom and Dad and I enjoyed breakfast out and then I left for an early mani pedi before the nail salon got crowded. Alas, the nail salon never did get crowded because the weather turned so bad while I was in there. After my nail appointment I worked, ran an errand and then enjoyed dinner at the home of Andrew’s parents.
I had been instrucked to come very casual, so I did. I wore my jeans (more economical option) and striped collared v-neck sweater. I actually only wore the sneakers to breakfast, changing into my loafers before going to the nail salon and then later for dinner as well.
What I Wore to the 2nd Bridal Shower
Saturday we arose to a beautiful sunny day. It was truly glorious weather. A lovely number of Abigail’s friends and mentors from her church attended her second bridal shower that day. We had another lovely time celebrating.
It was finally pretty and warm enough so that I could wear my green Lavinia Jersey Wrap Dress that I shared in this previous post. I wore it almost exactly the same way; I just swapped in my new Ally Tender Taupe Patent Leather Kitten Heels for the Bossy Beige Pumps (use code KAYHEELS for $40 off your first pair of heels or KAYFLATS for 10% off your first pair of flats at Ally). I was on my feet for over two hours and never even remembered I had shoes on. They are so amazingly comfortable, and they’ll go with everything.
And didn’t Abby and my mom look beautiful, too? Abby’s dress is absolutely darling. It has a bare back, but she wore this bra with it. Ingenious! She purchased her dress from Antrhopologie just recently but we can’t find it online, so evidently it’s sold out. But they have a wide selection of white dresses that are beautifully suited for brides.
What I Wore Sunday
Sunday afternoon Abigail and I completed our last little wedding planning event. We took her wedding gown to a seamstress for an alterations fitting. Later we stopped at a restaurant for a celebrative dinner. We’d made so much progress on the wedding!
Since it was the first official day of spring I decided to wear my pleated skirt. I was a little limited in what I could wear with it since I was still “living out of a suitcase,” so I topped it with my white v-neck tee and button up vest. I completed the look with my Edison flats. These shoes are actually dark navy and ivory, while the skirt is predominantly black and camel. But the skirt print does have blue dots in it and the navy on the shoes is so dark that I just went with it. Ha!
And that brings us to today. I don’t know what I’m wearing yet, but I’m meeting with my dear friend Michelle to talk wedding some more. She has kindly carved out the entire weekend of the event to help me. Such a blessing!
Thanks so much for dropping in. Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve shared here. Remember, items run true to size unless I’ve indicated otherwise. Have a great SPRING day!
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I have a little springtime challenge for you today. During the spring we may have the opportunity to baby animals. Whether you spot baby birds chirping from their nest or little lambs skipping in the fields, it’s always fun to watch God’s tiniest creatures as they learn to make their way in the world. I love watching little calves trot alongside their mamas or baby colts wobble in the pasture. And if I’m lucky I’ll get to see a fawn, too.
Baby animals hungrily look to their mamas for food. Whether the baby robins are chirping loudly for worms from their mama’s mouth or little calves are snuggling up under their mamas for milk, they eat greedily and with satisfaction. When we spot a baby animal this spring let’s remember to go to God’s Word with that same hunger and eagerness. Like those newborn animals, let’s crave the pure spiritual milk of the Bible.
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. ~ 1 Peter 2:2-3