Some weeks when I get dressed, it comes together very easily. And then some weeks, I struggle. The latter was definitely the case this week. I don’t know if it’s the weather, or the impending daily photo, but I struggled quite a bit with building outfits and ended up with a few days that were not my favorites.
I also saw a color palette emerge: black, blue, tan and cream. If I had to distill my wardrobe down, these would definitely be the most utilized colors. I have quickly learned from these weekly recaps that cream/oatmeal is my most favorite color to wear. Four out of seven days this week I wore it! Should make future purchasing decisions a snap, right? ;)
I did not love this outfit. Earlier in the day, I was wearing my favorite mules, which I thought completed this look nicely. When the rain came, I switched out for more waterproof shoes and it kind of broke up the look. I think if I had switched out for a gray bag, I would be more pleased with the overall ensemble.
It was so cold and rainy that I busted some of my boots back out. It was the first time pairing them with these newly-cropped jeans, and I love the way they came together. The boots have a tall enough shaft to keep my ankles warm and the jeans are cropped enough to show off the boots. I suspect this will be a great combo for me in the fall/winter months.
It’s playing peek-a-boo, but I am also wearing my favorite layering necklace, this half-moon shape by Loop Jewelry (c/o).
It wouldn’t be a week without my dancing pants. No really, these pants perk up any day I wear them because they feel.so.good. I really liked the simplicity of the long-sleeved cream top tucked in plus the boots. The only challenge with these pants is outerwear. Raincoats and most coats often look strange, so I usually alternate between my jean jacket and leather jacket.
Today I busted out my first jumpsuit love, this number by REIFhaus. I am not sure I did this outfit justice with my photograph. Or maybe it is just that the shoes don’t work. Previously, I’ve worn this jumpsuit with high tops, mules or boots and have been happy with the outcome. Sidenote: I’m considering letting out the 3/4″ seam allowance for a slightly longer leg. It’s hard to find jumpsuits for tall girls!
The classics always win! I love this look. This sweatshirt is part of my original order from Everlane, so it’s seen quite a few wears by now, and I still love it! It was the start of my shift toward really paying attention to what I bought and how I dressed. I truly feel like there is a lot of peace that emerges from discovering and landing on your own personal style. There is far less nomadic shopping or desire to follow every trend.
Also, this spot has some of the best light in my house (and probably more importantly, the least clutter!). That’s why you see it so much in my photos!
A photo did not happen on this day because a lot of other crazy stuff did. I had my first kid break a bone. (Yikes!) She’s going to be fine, but needless to say, the day got away from me. However, I did have some interesting observations before the day went sideways.
Earlier in the day, I was wearing my favorite vintage jeans (of course), the same cream sweater as Monday, and my white Cons. Then, when it was time to head in for school pickup, I threw on my olive jacket (seen last week), and I really liked how it all came together, except I got to school and there was a mom dressed exactly like me. Even down to the shade and crop of the jeans. Except her white tennies were Jack Purcells. I felt like I was on Candid Camera or something and everybody was staring. Of course they weren’t, but it still felt a little uncomfortable to me. Sometimes I have this weird inner drive to dress completely different from everyone else. I’m sure there’s some psychological reason behind it that I haven’t yet discovered.
Saturday I felt like I was lounging in pajamas (weekend goals, right?). I tried wearing this jumpsuit reversed, but it turns out the neckline is a little tight on me. So v-forward it shall remain. This time I ditched the belt, and it was fun to wear such a loose and soft outfit. It kind of makes going back to real pants a little hard!