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Monday Musings: What I Really Wore Last Week

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Happy Monday, ladies. Our weekend was packed with activities, and the season has just begun. This Monday, I’ve decided to get a bit more personal. I style lots of outfits for you on the blog that are not my style, so today, I thought I’d share my week with you and what I really wore.

It may seem hard to believe, but I don’t buy a lot of new clothes, so the outfits I wear will include many items that have sold out, but I’ll do my best to find similar items.

FAUX FUR VEST size S / SIMILAR CASHMERE SWEATER / STRAIGHT BLACK JEANS size 29 / LOW HEEL BOOTIES / SIMILAR NECKLACE HERE AND HERE

Our temps dipped on Monday, so I layered my faux fur vest over a cashmere sweater with jeans and booties. I basically ran errands all day, then we grabbed dinner out where we could watch the world series. I’m not a huge sports fan (unless my grandson is playing), but I do like playoffs in most sports. My cashmere sweater is as old as the hills from Everlane. Here’s one in a similar taupe color (and 12 other colors) that’s currently marked way down.

My vest is from last year, but I assume it was a best-seller because Chico’s has brought it back this year. I love how luxe it feels. My booties are also from last year and are back in stock too. Their low, block heel is easy on my feet, and I like how the browns bookend this outfit. These Mother high-waist black jeans have straight legs and are super comfy with lots of stretch. I picked up this necklace in a small boutique in Port Townsend many years ago, and wearing it reminds me of the fun trip we were on. I need to find a better way to display necklaces because I keep forgetting what I have! Statement necklaces may be “out,” but that won’t stop me from enjoying mine.

FAUX LEATHER PANTS size 6 regular / RETRO SNEAKERS / SIMILAR SWEATER / SCARF old SIMILAR HERE / DEAN DAVIDSON EARRINGS C/O 25% OFF WITH JENNIFER25 AT CHECKOUT

Tuesday was even cooler, and I spent a very long day in the dentist’s chair. I have several crowns that need replacing, and this was just the first of many. Remember when I said I wasn’t going to be wearing the retro sneaker trend this fall? Ha! I found a comfy pair and am really enjoying them. My cashmere sweater is from an outlet mall last year, similar color here, and the faux leather pants are new. These have a straight leg and are full length with a 28″ inseam. My scarf is a very lightweight, tissue wool and cashmere blend. I have several of these which I find endlessly useful all fall and winter.

SIMILAR DENIM JACKET / CASHMERE CREWNECK SWEATER size M / SIMILAR PANTS / SIMILAR SHOES / FRESHWATER PEARL LARIAT NECKLACE c/o

Thursday, I wore another cashmere sweater (seeing a pattern here?), wide-leg knit pants, and a denim jacket. I bought these pants in petite last year, (same fabric, narrower leg) and they are on the very cusp of being too short, but I love them anyway because at least they’re not cropped. I am ready for pants to go full length again because they keep my ankles warm and help make my legs look longer. My shoes are ancient and super comfy, similar here.

The denim jacket is an all time fav that is sold out but there are lots available that look the same. I wore two Freshwater Pearl Baroque Lariat Necklaces, I layered. I love how versatile lariats are because you can wrap them in multiple ways. One of these is gray pearls, and one is white. You’ll be seeing me wear these a lot in the upcoming season.

SIMILAR HAT / ECOVERO TURTLENECK / SIMILAR BOOTCUT JEANS / KNIT BOOTIES / RECTANGLE BUCKLE BELT / LIPSTICK in CONFIDENCE / SIMILAR VEST C/O ARTFUL HOME / LANI FRESHWATER PEARL EARRINGS C/0

Friday was coffee and shopping with a friend. She warned me it was going to be cold to sit outside at Pete’s to people-watch and chat, so I grabbed my fedora, fingerless cashmere gloves, and my prized Meiko Metz vest. This vest is a handmade beauty I was sent to share with my readers when I worked for Artful Home. Similar here. I could not love this vest more, so I wear it sparingly, which, as I think about it, is the exact opposite of what I should do!

SINCE MY OUTFIT HAD A LOT GOING ON, I JUST ADDED THESE BAROQUE PEARL DROP EARRINGS. THEIR CHUNKY SIZE AND MODERN STYLING ARE RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.
DENIM SHIRT SIMILAR HERE / QUILTED VEST OTHER COLORS HERE / BARELY BOOTCUT JEANS / LEATHER BELT / RETRO SNEAKERS / JENNIFER PEARLS

Saturday was drizzly and cool. We spent most of the day at home then went to friends’ house for dinner and to watch the baseball game. I wore double denim, retro sneakers, a thin puffer vest and my Jennifer pearl necklace. Here’s the story of my my Jennifer necklace. Pearls and denim are always right in my book, especially modern ones.

I’ve had the burgundy bucket bag for many years and love it’s unique shape. I can’t find one with the weaving but this one is a similar shape and color. These barely boot jeans are one of my favorite shapes from Talbots. I now have them in mid wash blue and black. My vest is from last year, this year the colors are here.

I wanted to remind you that you can save 15% off everything at the Freshwater Pearl Company website with the code AWSL at checkout. He’s also running a special buy two, get the third for 50% off. You can’t combine these discounts but either is a great way to get some goodies for the holidays to give or wear yourself.

So, here’s what I really wore last week. Do you prefer to see me styling new clothes or did you find this interesting?

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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