Welcome to the second installment of 7 Days of Outfits! This week, I have lots of pictures, and that’s due to the fact that many days I was torn between showing the complete look (with a jacket) or not. Right now the weather in Oregon is very rainy, so most days I need some sort of hooded jacket before leaving the house. Not really stylish or sexy, but definitely necessary. Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts on that.
Before I dive in, a few quick observations:
This is definitely an exercise in denying my perfectionism, a trait I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. You’ll notice on one of the days I am nearly 100% makeup free. Many days, my hair looks just average. And that’s okay. I don’t have to be perfect, because I’m not. And I’m guessing you guys would rather see real than perfect.
Lo commented last week that this format is more like a journal than a newsletter, and her words echoed in my head as I shot my looks over the last few days. Taking these pictures is a great way for me to see what is and what isn’t working. It forces me to spend a little bit more mental energy figuring out why I don’t like something rather than just dismissing it, only to repeat the same mistake again later. In this respect, I hope these posts don’t become too self-indulgent, but I suspect some of you may keep me in line if they do. ;)
This jumper might look similar to my beloved Lou Jumpsuit at first glance, but the fabric is very different. This one is made of tencel, so it’s a little bit more dressy and ‘precious’ while my other one is made from a linen blend that’s a bit thicker and more casual. I hope there is enough room in my heart for two black jumpsuits. At first, I wasn’t sure but, when I donned this silky one, my husband started giving me heart eyes. That’s always my final say on whether or not I will keep a piece of clothing, what my husband thinks. He has a pretty good compass when it comes to what does and doesn’t work on me.
This jumper is one of a handful of new additions to Hackwith Design House’s HDH Basics line, which is comprised of simple pieces intended to make getting dressed effortless. I really like this jumper because it can be worn four ways! Watch for that in the coming weeks.
Here you have it, a rare family portrait on S+S:
I really liked this outfit. I felt really good in it. Probably because I’m wearing my favorite color, cream. The scarf is a fun addition to my closet. I love the way it gives new mileage to the items I already have. I will probably wear it soon with some of my black pieces to soften them up a bit.
Another winning outfit for me. Loved this so much. I will probably wear it again as soon as I can. This sweater was purchased on kind of a whim, but I am growing more and more fond of it. It’s crazy warm, but a little hard to stuff under a coat. But it’s a great light spring “jacket!”
Oye. This was the day I struggled. Maybe because it was humpday and my creativity was starting to wane by then. I just couldn’t make this outfit work. I think the main culprit is the jeans. Somebody asked me last week if I’d review these jeans now that I’m six months in. And I had fully intended to, before I was asked, but I think I am going to wait until I make it the full year (October). Right now I do NOT like them and I want to throw them off my balcony never to be seen again. They look great, but I find them too restricting. I’ve narrowed down the problem to the type of fabric. They are 13.5 oz non-stretch denim, which is very thick. Because I bought them in such a fitted size, they just aren’t comfortable, and the restrict my movement when I’m doing things like getting in the car or climbing stairs. They told me the jeans would stretch out quite a bit, but they are still pretty snug. I should have sized up if I wanted the thicker, rigid fabric. Or if I wanted to retain this style of fit, I should have gotten a lighter weight denim. *Sigh* I’ll give you the final verdict in the fall.
I feel pretty average about this outfit. Mainly, I wish I could have ditched the coat on this one. But the rain persists. I have had this jacket for about four years, and the cost per wear on this thing has got to be in the pennies. My belt is another oldie, going all the way back to high school. I bought it at the Gap back when they used to make really nice stuff. The leather this belt is made from is pretty top notch, that’s why I’ve kept it all these years. It’s a little big to wear this high up on my hips, but I love the pop of color it adds. I still have my eye on these for the day I decide I’m ready to buy a new belt.
Love this one! I’m wearing the first-ever t-shirt I ordered from Everlane more than three years ago. It still looks great even after heavy use! I needed an easy mommin’ outfit for this day because I spent most of it at my daughter’s school outside. I felt great, and I love the way these pants make an otherwise simple outfit a little more interesting. For being on my feet all day, the Pons felt pretty good! The leather did leave some black marks on my toes, but I expect there to be less of that with time. I think the tan color is really pretty.
On a side note, I am really excited to get my nose on Elizabeth Suzann’s new warm weather collection, which releases today!
RBF strikes again! I like, but didn’t love this outfit. I think this dress will be better to wear when I don’t have to figure out a way to keep my arms warm. There is also a lot of fabric to keep out of reach of dirty faces. Now I remember why I wear black all the time, haha. Looking forward to taking it for a spin with sandals when the sun comes back.
Also, do you see that quilt? My husband’s great-grandma made it! There is some history for you. It brings a lot of color and sunshine to my otherwise neutral room.
Thank you for reading along! What are you wearing this week?