Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day. On Fridays I generally use this post to share how I actually got dressed for my days throughout the week. So I am indeed sharing my real life outfits from Saturday through Thursday. I had hoped to share a try-on session of a few things I recently ordered, but I’ll save that for a rare Saturday post. See you back here tomorrow for that.
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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.
Remember, most of this is old. So a lot of things are no longer available or sizes are picked over. But I’ll list what I can in the captions below the photos. I’m not taking the time to find substitutes in this post because I’d rather spend my time on sharing the hows and whys behind the outfits. I hope that works for you. But if you see something that you just really want to find a sub for, let me know and I’ll help you.
What I Wore Saturday
I’m pretty sure I did indeed get dressed for my day on Friday, but I suppose I neglected to take a photo. So we must move on to Saturday, when I just stayed home, did a little work in the morning and then caught up with housework in the afternoon. Nothing exciting here. But these stretch joggers are indeed a new purchase from Talbots.
The stretch joggers are made out of a smoother, silkier fabric than the other joggers I have from Talbots. I think these are a weight than I can wear through spring. And my cashmere polo is marked down significantly but it is also final sale. I can tell you, however, that this has easily been one of my favorite cashmere sweaters this winter. It’s a wonderful quality cashmere and I love the polo collar and the length. It runs true to size and comes in other colors.
So there’s not much to say about this outfit other than I liked that it was comfortable and purposeful for the day I had, but it also looks pulled together and coordinated. And I really like these colors together.
What I Wore to Church Sunday
As a pastor’s wife for over 30 years, I’ve worn the full gamut of Sunday morning outfits. And I’m for getting dressed nicely for worship. But our congregation meets at a Holiday Inn and everyone there is dressed very casually. Even when I wear jeans and a sweater and blazer, I’m dressed very well for our church’s “culture.” Remember, that’s one of the eight factors I mentioned in this video on dressing appropriately. I say all that simply because I know some of my readers would never wear this outfit to church. And that’s perfectly understandable. But trust me when I say that if anything, I’m a little overdressed most Sundays.
I had received this great leopard print hooded dickie during the week and was anxious to wear it. These dickies attach to the inside of Veronica Beard jackets and create completely new looks. So I decided to attach it to my black scuba jacket, which was my very first Veronica Beard purchase three years ago. I still love, love, love this jacket and wear it year round.
Since I wanted to add a little color to the outfit, I selected this dusty rose cashmere sweater (from last year) and went with light medium wash jeans. I bookended the look with my black chelsea booties. I’ll admit, as I was putting this together I was a little skeptical about the contrast in intensity. But in the end I loved how it turned out. I think the leopard dickie really bridged the pieces together.
And can we just pause and appreciate what a good hair day I lucked upon Sunday? Why can’t my hair look like that every day? Who knows?!
How I Dressed Monday
On Monday I felt like wearing something besides jeans and a sweater. I actually love that one, two combo. But I feel like I wear it so much this time of year. So I pulled out my bluish grey sweater vest (no longer in this color) and plaid ruffle front shirt (similar and more in stock) to wear over my distressed high waist jeans. These premium jeans are pricey, but they feel great on. And right now they’re 30% off.
I always forget how comfortable this plaid ruffle front shirt is. It’s the softest cotton and feels great under sweaters or by itself. I’m pleased to see they’ve come out with more of these, including this pretty blue plaid. And they’re 50% off with code REFRESH. Oh, and my plaid ruffle front shirt is marked down and an extra 60% off with the same code. Score!
Anyhow, I just worked from home on this day, didn’t go anywhere. So I just slipped on my suede mules. It was a comfortable work from home look with some modern polish.
What I Wore Tuesday
Tuesday morning James and I selected the photos for yesterday’s blog post about this pleated midi skirt. Looking at those photos made me want to put the skirt on again. Ha! So that’s what I wore…just working from home. But this outfit felt amazingly comfortable and oh so pretty. I may have twirled a time or two that day!
Since I wasn’t going out in the cold, I passed on tights or hose and just slipped on my pretty Edison flats. Don’t they look great with this skirt? You may see me wear them with it again in warmer months.
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How I Dressed for Wednesday
And Wednesday I returned to my usual winter outfit formula of jeans and pullover sweater. But I did manage to add a lightweight layering t-shirt rather than my usual camisole. I do think that little addition makes this outfit feel more modern and fresh.
I’ve been trying on tons of straight cropped jeans recently. They’re definitely the now jean for this spring and summer. So I’m in pursuit of a few perfect pairs. Any how, as I tried on new jeans (some of which I’m showing below), I pulled out these Kut from the Kloth jeans I’d purchased in this past summer’s Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Unfortunately this exact pair is not currently available, but I’m hoping they come out with a similar Elizabeth for spring soon. These are extremely comfortable and a good price. You’ll find the same jean in grey here and a similar blue denim jean here.
By the way, watch for these retro sneakers to continue to trend this spring and summer. I think these sand colored New Balance sneakers are a fairly tame nod toward the trend while still creating that youthful vibe.
What I Wore Thursday
Thursday I had an appointment with my new web design team and then had to dash out the door to a doctor’s appointment (just a physical). Then I ended up staying out “shopping” rest of the afternoon, really just trying things on. But that’s why today’s post is so late.
At any rate, it was a balmy 40 degrees, so I opted to wear my leather moto jacket instead of an overcoat. I’ve missed wearing it. I just wore simple jeans and sweater under it. And finished the outfit with my lace up captain boots (do size up 1/2 size in these).
So that’s a wrap! Like I said above, I have a few more photos to share with you. These are jeans and transitional spring tops I’ve recently received. But I’ll share those tomorrow. I want to get this post out now! I hope you have a great day!
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Blessed for My Day
There are some things we just never will understand this side of eternity. Try as we may to figure out why something happened or why someone is the way they are, we cannot wrap our minds around it. And just when we begin to think we have figured it all out…things change or someone acts out of “character.”
But that’s where faith comes in. Faith is not just believing that God exists and that He has lovingly saved you. But it’s also trusting that He is a good and all-knowing God and that He, indeed, knows things that we just don’t need to know right now. Not only that, but we can trust Him to reveal to us, little by little, that which we do need to know. So rather than circling around that thing that has you stumped, focus your attention on the One who already knows all. He’s got this. And He’s got you.
It is the glory of God to conceal things,
but the glory of kings is to search things out. ~ Proverbs 25:2