Just because it’s a messy day outside, doesn’t mean we have to look a mess. But I do think that getting dressed on a messy day goes a little easier if we’ve put a little thought into our rainy day outfits ahead of time. So today I’m sharing a couple of ideas from Kohl’s for what to wear on a messy day this fall.
Now these are not fancy outfits. These are the kinds of things I wear on messy days when I just have to get out. I want to feel warm and cozy, and honestly I’d rather stay inside. But necessity gets me out in the weather. The temptation is to slum it. But I believe we can still dress cozy, comfy and casual, but also look pulled together and even a little stylish.
So I chose to wear trending full leg trouser jeans from Lee. They’re comfortable, but still look stylish and fun. Mine are in the shade blurred darks, so a faded black wash. They also come in a few shades of blue denim. They fit true to size; I’m wearing a size 10. For this dreary day, I topped them with a black and ivory striped long sleeve tee, but this soft, comfortable tee also comes in many other fun colors. It’s also true to size.
It’s a good day for a water-resistant bag, so I chose to strap my Travelon anti-theft classic mini shoulder bag across my shoulder. This is the same bag several of my travel companions used on the streets of London recently, and they all said they really enjoyed it. It has lots of anti-theft features, but it also has the pockets you desire for ease of use.
I’m seeing these Nike sneakers everywhere. They have a fun little detail on the back of the shoe. And I find that they fit comfortably true to size. You can get them in several other fun patterns and color options, too.
I think this outfit looks very suitable for getting out on a messy day, but it’s still contemporary and stylish. But if there’s a chance of rain, I’m going to carry along an umbrella and even wear a raincoat.
This Fleet Street short trench raincoat features a removable hood, a water-resistant shell and a warm removable inner liner. I think it will make the perfect raincoat to take on my Alaskan cruise next summer. But meanwhile it works perfectly for rainy days right here. I’m wearing a size medium very comfortably.
I also like that you can snap and zip the front of the coat closed. And it has some nice zip pockets, too. This is not a lightweight coat, but when you remove the liner it does lighten up quite a bit. I think it’s perfect for fall and early spring.
My particular umbrella is no longer available, but I think this similar Totes travel umbrella with cats and dogs is adorable. Being prepared for a rainy day with an umbrella and a water-resistant coat and handbag is smart. And while I’m all for giving ourselves a little grace on rainy days (and Mondays!), I do feel so much better when I still get dressed for my day stylishly and thoughtfully.
I found everything I needed for these messy day outfits at Kohl’s. And I earned Kohl’s cash with my purchases. Not only can you earn Kohl’s Cash with your purchases today, but you’ll also get 20% off your order with code FAMILYSAVE. And don’t forget about Kohl’s free store pickup option, too.
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Blessed for My Day
This week we’re looking at the story of Jacob and Esau’s reunion in Genesis 33 to learn a few truths about forgiveness. Tuesday we learned from Esau’s gracious attitude toward his conniving brother Jacob that he must have done the work of forgiveness first with God so that he could walk it out later with his brother. Forgiveness is an act of grace that best comes from having experienced the grace of God firsthand. Today I’m struck by Esau’s response to Jacob’s attempt to earn his forgiveness through gifts.
When Jacob tries to earn Esau’s favor with cattle and sheep, Esau replies, “I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.” I think that perhaps one of the reasons Esau was able to forgive his brother for stealing his birthright and blessing is because somewhere along the road he learned that God had indeed provided everything he needed and more. He didn’t really lack anything. If someone has taken something from you or withheld something you feel you deserved, you may feel cheated. And if we focus on what we lost or never received, we’ll always struggle to forgive. On the other hand, if we’ll focus on the sufficiency and generosity of God, we’ll soon feel much more generous and gracious toward our offender.
And he said, “What do you mean by all this company which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.” But Esau said, “I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.” ~ Genesis 33:8-9