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)
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!
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.
One of our first things we did with our new car was to go to Target and walk up and down every single aisle. Kudos to Jacob for being so patient while we shopped! We walked in with a list and somehow we walked out with way more things than we planned on getting. As an impulse buy I grabbed this cute dress I saw because it was only $15 and just thought it would be an easy summer dress to throw on. Right away I loved the way it looked when I got home and tried it on. I loved the ruffle hem on the bottom and was easy to throw on for errands. I’d recommend sizing down because the hem flares out. I’m wearing an XS and right now I’m usually a small/medium.
Happy Wednesday! It’s that time of year when we all need some extra coffee to get everything done before Christmas! Last week we baked a ton of cookies to send to our family along with our Christmas cards. Jake had a little too much fun ordering decorative boxes and bows on Amazon to make them all pretty ha! We then had to walk all the way to FedEx to make sure they would get there on time. We thought this would be an easy errand, but lots to do behind the scenes. Now I understand why moms are always so tired this time of year!
After a long day I love putting on my pajamas and curling up in bed with a cup of tea and a good book. I recently bought this new pair of pajamas because they were on sale. I may have bought them because they were pink but I immediately fell in love with how soft there were! I often find it impossible to get changed into real clothes in the morning because they are so cozy!
Today I’m doing something I rarely do and sharing an Old Navy try on because the sales right now are so good! I picked up some great pieces for wearing around the house and for when I go back to the office… one day! Almost everything at Old Navy is on sale all month long and featuring daily deals with amazing prices on items!
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Pixie Pants New and improved with a high waist but with the same stretch that makes them so comfortable.
Pixie Pants It’s a great time to stock up on these work pants while they are on sale. Wearing my usual size 2 and they are a little snug but they stretch during the day as you wear them.
Thermal Knit Leggings Wearing size small and they fit great! I want to note that they are see through so wear nude undies!
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