Thursday, December 22, 2022
I don’t think Kellyann and Jill are doing the regular link up today, but I am going on with the show.
One day last week, this is what I wore to school. This blouse is short-sleeved and I love this option for not getting too hot. I had to take off the cardigan for most of the day in my over-heated classroom. The blouse is many years old from Old Navy and I seriously love it and I love black watch plaid so much. I paired it with Matilda Jane pants (did you hear they went out of business?), Tieks, and a Land’s End cardigan. I can honestly say that my Matilda Jane pants are some of the best pants I have ever had. The quality is amazing and they make the perfect “teacher pants”. They look presentable but feel like lounge wear.
I have told this story before, but I found 3 brand new pairs of Tieks for $30 each at my consignment store. If you are a flats person, I think they are probably the best out there – along with Hush Puppies. The only complaint is that your big toe shows. Rothy’s are great, but my feet weirdly sweat in them. I had a pair and wore them almost every day for two months. I washed them and they shrank. I probably should have only washed the insert. I sold them to my consignment store because they were just slightly too small and I wasn’t wearing them. I love the look of them, but for the price and the foot sweat factor….I just don’t know. Anyone else?
For Friday’s outfit, I wore jeans, gold Tieks, a Target green sweater, and a black knit top underneath. Meh – I don’t really like this outfit.
Friday night, I wore my suede dressy booties, my Spanx faux leather leggings, a new sweater from my last trip to TJ Maxx. It has a scalloped neckline and sheer sleeves. It is tunic length. The Spanx leggings are absolutely worth it. I have had mine for maybe 5 years. They do something magical to your legs. They feel amazing. I loved the sweater, too, and you can never have enough black in my opinion!
My friend’s multi-colored sequin blazer is amazing! I kept waiting for her to perform in it!
A closer look at the outfit elements:
Saturday night I wore my dressy suede booties again with my brown faux leather pants, and a simple black sweater tucked in. This was for Jack’s guitar concert. The pants feel like absolute butter and have a warm lining. Sometimes you don’t know how much you love a piece until you wear it multiple times. That’s why I rely on my fashion bloggers that I trust!
Sunday I stopped at Clothes Mentor and came home with four items that were new with tags still on them! I spent $60.
I brought this home to wear under my fur vests that I have in cream and black:
This looked Christmasey and I thought it would work with black pants or jeans:
The above two pieces looked like they came from TJ Maxx because of the brands.
I am so drawn to hot pink! This was Target A New Day brand.
I had a hot pink spring cardigan from The Gap years ago and I wore it until it had to be let go because it was worn looking and stretched out. This was J.Crew Factory.
It is really on my heart to try to do 23 in 2023 with my clothing. But, then I look at the four things I bought in one fell swoop and have no regrets! I think I scored! What do you think?