I’m a little behind on sharing my outfits on the blog because my life is been so busy lately but I’ve been loving every moment! Almost!! 🙂 I love doing this new series on the blog because it helps motivate me to create new outfits to photograph before work. After more than a year of wearing leggings and considering them to be real pants, I’m excited to shop my own closet. November feels like it flew by and I’m not sure if I’m ready for the Christmas holiday season! The day before we were driving down to North Carolina I was rushing to pack and didn’t have enough time to plan outfits so I just threw everything in a small overnight bag. When we got to my parent’s house it was clear that I didn’t really think my outfits through but luckily I packed enough sweaters to get through the weekend! We enjoyed the warmer temperatures in the South but were greeted with frigid weather when we got back! I didn’t realize I’d be wearing my big parka this early! This weekend I am taking my Christmas wardrobe out of storage so expect to see a lot of red and plaid on my Instagram this month!
Leaving the house every day again comes with a few challenges like an earlier alarm in the morning, planning my meals, and that large pile of rejected clothes in the corner of my room that grows each time I get dressed in the morning. It got so bad this past week that I needed to create a new closet system to make getting dressed easier. This means those pandemic casual clothes are going to the back of my closet to make room for work clothes. It was nice while it lasted ha! Didn’t get a chance to wear a Halloween costume this year because I was sick on the couch with allergies all weekend. No fun!
Bundled up to keep warm when I walked to the office on Monday. Had a busy day and forgot to take a picture of what I was wearing under my jacket. Ooops! // Black sweater // black jeans // white sneakers // coat // backpack // sunglasses
One of my favorite parts about working again is being able to put together cute outfits. Even though I have a work uniform, I like to break the rules from time to time and dress in cuter clothes ha! I still love that I can throw on a work shirt and jeans on days I know I’ll get messy with students or for a casual Friday look.
I love love love these pants and I’m so happy I can wear them again! To make them more fall-appropriate, I paired them with an olive blouse. // Blouse (old from Loft), Pants (old from Old Navy), Slides (old from Nordstrom)
The weather in October cannot make up its mind with its very hot days and then 50 degrees the next day. I stayed warm in a cozy sweater and jeans for work and it makes me excited for sweater weather! // sweater (old from Loft), Jeans, flats (old from Target)
Finally feels like fall! // pants (old target), tank (old from Loft), cardigan (old from Primark)
Hi all! I’ve kept it a little hush hush because I wanted to just enjoy my first few weeks without any outside pressure, but I recently started a new job. After enjoying an early retirement the last year and some months, I’m eager to get back to work and back into a routine. The first few days were hard, physically and mentally. Not being used to setting alarms or a structured eating schedule put my body into shock. My body was tired but eager to get up the next day and do it again. I’m keeping my new job private but to be intentionally vague… I work with kids in a classroom. Already my responsibilities at work are multiplying and I’m excited for the challenge. That being said, I’ve been wearing a lot of cute outfits lately! I’ve been having fun sharing my #ootd’s on Instagram each day but also thought it would be fun to do a round up on the blog too. Like many other people, my work clothes don’t fit like they used to and that has been tough to face. So it’s back to daily workouts and eating healthy to get those pants fit again! Since it’s a new job, no one has seen my clothes before so I’m trying to be smart with my money and only using what I have in my closet to get dressed. I will try to link the item or something similar if I can.
Casual Friday Look
Top (Loft) // Jeans (American Eagle)
Sweater (old, no tag) // Pants ( Banana Republic) // Flats (Target)
Sweater (Loft) // Jeans (American Eagle) // Flats (Tory Burch)
Sweater (Belk) // Pants (Banana Republic) // Slides (Steve Madden)
Sweater (Loft) // Jeans (American Eagle) // Slides (BP) // Bag (Tory Burch)
Cardigan (Old Navy) // Tank (Loft) // Pants (Old Navy)
Sweater (Calvin Klein) // Pants (Target) // Slides (H&M)
I LOVE tops that look dressy but are super comfortable!
Top (Loft) // Pants (Gap)
Over the weekend I shared a photo of a black swing dress on Instagram that has been on repeat lately. I packed it with me to take to North Carolina and wore it after the pool, to dinner with the family and again to do a grocery run. When we got back to Philly, we decided to host a little dinner party for our friends this past weekend who took care of Ed the cat while we were away and our neighbor who kept an eye on our house. Honestly, we were just really excited to host after not being able to have friends over for more than a year! Last minute we realized we didn’t have enough wine or beer so we walked to the store down the street to stock up. One of the great perks of living in a city! I highly suggest making sure you have a dress in your closet this summer that fits great and works for any occasion. After a year of not leaving the house for like a year, I have to admit it’s been a bit of a struggle to put an outfit together. That’s why I love a simple black swing dress because I wear it at least once a week because it’s easy to throw on and I can accessorize it to dress it up or go for a casual look.
I wore my new sandals that I just got in this week that are very quickly selling out and I can see why because they are VERY comfortable. This dress is easy to dress up (thank goodness for little black dresses!) with some jewelry. I wore my Kate Middleton inspired J Crew earrings that look good with every outfit. Linking this years version here. Last summer I purchased a few things from Uncommon James when they were having a big sale and I love this simple layering piece necklace. It’s delicate and so chic! Since it’s been so long since I got to dress up for a dinner, I stacked my J Crew bracelet and a new gold bracelet set from Target. Clutch is old from J Crew Factory and I hope they bring it back because it’s one of my favorites!
SHOP THIS LOOK
I cannot resist a new fun white top in the summer. I love this eyelet top because of the fun flutter sleeve. It’s so easy to throw it on with jeans or shorts and dress it up or keep it casual. I paired it with light wash ripped jeans and a heel for a lunch date. When it gets warmer I’m excited to wear this top with white jeans for a fun date night look.
Another must have this summer is light wash denim and this pair has been my go-to for the last two years. The stretchy denim is great while I keep working out to lose my pandemic pounds and are easy to style. I’m not usually a fan of distressed denim but this pair is easy to dress up.
SHOP THIS LOOK