Style sistas, welcome to my fashion haus 10.2020. I think it is finally time to sweep out the cobwebs in order to share a few fall looks with you. Even though cobwebs are quite seasonal right now, we’ll hardly be able to get in the door if I don’t sweep them out first!!
As you probably know because I have harped on it so much on all of my social media outlets, Covid has hit El Paso hard! Because of that, there hasn’t been a lot of point in getting dressed beyond yoga pants or shorts. That is…except for doctor appointments which we have had in great abundance lately.
So this visit to my fashion haus 10.20202 features outfits I’ve worn to the doctor. And to grocery shop and baby sit.
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My Fashion Haus 10.2020
My Prince has had 2 nerve-burning ablations on his back this month, and an appointment with the ophthalmologist. Of course, I don’t go with him for every appointment. But he can’t drive after the back procedures so I consider those opportunities to dress up. Ha!! Crazy what Covid has done to my social life.
Ablation Numero Uno
I think I might have worn this outfit to accompany PC for his first ablation of this third round of treatments. It is one of the fall capsule wardrobe formulas. Day 5: DENIM JACKET + CAMO TOP + WHITE BOTTOMS + WHITE SNEAKERS.
My white skinnies (ka-ching, budget-friendly) are from Loft Outlet…how I miss that store. Target camo sweatshirt (ka-ching, budget-friendly) and denim jacket. White converse on my tootsies. Pretty certain I shed my denim jacket (ka-ching, budget-friendly) before heading out the door as we were still having record-breaking afternoon highs.
Been wearing headbands now and then. This is a black one from Target. Very comfortable. Except a mask, a headband and sunglasses is a lot for someone with a smallish head to wear.
Grocery Shopping at the Commissary
A few years ago, I wrote a post about the way I grocery shop. Or used to grocery shop. BC – Before Covid. I still go once a month for a big order, which is another excuse to change out of my yoga pants.
These days, though when I need milk, fresh produce, bread, kitty food, I make an order for pick up at Walmart. Both occasions – pick up and shopping in person – provide a chance to put on something other than tennies. And a chance to corral the ‘girls’ into a real bra rather than a sports bra!! This outfit was Day 14: DENIM JACKET + SOLID TOP + GRAY BOTTOMS + SNAKE PRINT SHOES.
I couldn’t decide which shoes to wear. The booties or the flats. And if the booties, then I wasn’t sure what to do with my jeans as they were slightly long and caught on the tops of the boots. Decided to roll my hem just enough so that a little of ankle peeked out between the two. Problem solved. Still not sure how much I like my booties. They are very pointy. Which makes my feet look that much longer. Gray Old Navy Rockstar jeans (ka-ching, budget-friendly), Old Navy V-neck tunic in rust, Old Navy snakeskin flats (ka-ching, budget-friendly).
Love this pendant gifted me by my lil sis-(in-law) Greta. Rust with veins of gray in a silver wrap.
Baby-Sitting and Doctor Appointment with Lauren
Have to give Lauren credit for putting this outfit together. I had my eye on this Target Universal Thread cardigan (ka-ching, budget-friendly) but she found the cute animal print top that I am wearing with it. Can’t find the top any longer at Target.com, though. You might check your store.
One of the fall trends I like best is sleeve interest on tops and blouses. My animal print top has longish-short puffy sleeves (ka-ching, budget-friendly) that make it a little more special than a standard tee. Getting lots of good wear out of my white denim jeans. So glad we’ve retired that wives’ tale about white pants after Labor Day. This outfit is very similar to Day 17: NEUTRAL CARDIGAN + PRINTED TOP + BOYFRIEND JEANS + TAUPE BOOTIES.
Had Lauren take this close up at her house so you can see 1) how gray my hair is!! 2) the print in this top.
The gray throws me off. I look in the mirror or see a photo and don’t recognize myself. Have thought of coloring it again but don’t really want to start all over with the expense and hassle. Just wish PC would hurry up and get gray, too!!
Blog Writing Outfit
Got dressed to take my girlsies to school then home to work on this blogging post. Wore this camo-cardi-tee look as my interpretation for Day 18: FALL COLOR CARDIGAN + WHITE TEE + OLIVE BOTTOMS + SNAKE PRINT SHOES. My olive bottoms are actually camo denim from Loft Outlet (ka-ching♥, budget-friendly). Sadly, they are no longer available. Seems Loft Outlet has done away with all camo.
Paired the pants with a very old favorite boyfriend cardi from Old Navy (ka-ching, budget-friendly) and a newish graphic tee from H&M (ka-ching, budget-friendly). Threw on Old Navy leopard tennies (ka-ching, budget-friendly) to complete the OOTD.
Not sure what I did, but in the pic below my hair isn’t quite as gray.
Maybe I just slept well!!
Date Night Shine
Before our numbers began sky-rocketing again, we had a date night to our favorite mom and pop Mexican restaurant. A few weeks before, my blogger friend Nancy had featured a Good Buy/Good Bye ‘metallics’ edition on her blog. Bloggers shared their favorite and not-so-favorite metallic pieces. At first I thought, ‘hmmm, I don’t have much metallic.’ But when I started snooping around in my closet, I was surprised at how much I really do have. Kinda went metallic crazy right before Covid started last winter.
Then ordered 2 rose gold metallic tops on clearance mid-summer. For date night, I paired my Loft new rose gold dolman sweater (ka-ching, budget-friendly) with some very old Loft camos. Added some suede ballet flats from Amazon (ka-ching, budget-friendly) to complete the look.
Do you have a pair of pants that lets you know when it is time to push away from the table for a bit? Or, in my case, to start tracking my points again on Weight Watchers? Well, these camos are those pants for me. Gentler than getting on the scale. If they get snug, I know I have really over done it. And they are and I have!!
Hope before long, I can wear my metallics and the faux leather skirts I scored on sale last February at H&M. Going to have to stick to WW for a couple of weeks first, though. And make some more doctor appointments!!
What have you been wearing lately? Are you finding excuses to get dressed each day? Or finding excuses not to get dressed? All of our recent doctor appointments have given me ample opportunity to get dressed. But the eating frenzy I have been on has limited my jeans options. Hoping to reverse that before Thanksgiving!!
Thank you, my fashionista friends, for braving the dust and moth balls to join me for this edition of my fashion haus 10.2020. Will be back tomorrow for Thankful Thursday with Rebecca Jo and on Friday for this month’s Friday Faves. Hope I see you then!!
We will share our photos daily on Instagram and a compilation of all the photos in a blog post on 11.30.2020. Look forward to seeing what you capture through your lens.
Hugs and kisses,