Sweet friends and fashionistas, opening my fashion haus to share what I’m wearing 01.2020. Maybe you remember that one of my mental health goals for Wellness Weekend 2020, #WW2020, is: get dressed every day (not active wear), wear a dress or skirt to church. Figured by making ‘getting dressed’ a wellness goal, I would be more likely to do it. Then going to try to share most of my outfits in at least 1 monthly post here…further inspiration to get dressed everyday.
Lest you think I’m sitting around home all day in my birthday suit, I do put on clothes. It’s just that I usually throw on yoga pants, a tee and sweatshirt. That way I am dressed to go to the gym for an hour with PC after he gets home from work…at 5:00 pm. But that means for a whole lotta hours I am sitting around in active wear not being terribly active!
So, let’s get started. There’s not one pic of yoga pants. I promise.
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Gray Stitch Fix Sweater, Jeans and Boots
Does this 41 Hawthorn Sabo boat neck embroidered sweater look familiar? That’s probably because you saw it in this post last fall. This time I am styling it with Loft Outlet skinny jeans, Style & Co. gray boots (similar, similar) and gray knit boot cuffs (similar, similar).
I think this was a Cia-sitting and running errands outfit.
Camel Loft Skirt, Turtleneck and Boyfriend Cardigan
A church outfit. Loft Outlet camel skirt (similar, similar) paired with an H&M cream heather turtleneck (similar, similar) and Loft maroon boyfriend cardigan, Frye boots (similar, similar) and knit boot cuffs. This very conservative look was a stretch for me. You know why? Because it isn’t matchy matchy. Which probably makes it more interesting but less safe (from my perspective).
You should see me! I walk around holding this piece of clothing up to that one trying to see if they ‘match’ in color. Is that the same shade of green in the print of this blouse as in the color of these pants. It’s those whole horrible’ no white after Labor Day,’ ‘no pattern mixing,’ ‘crazy matchy-matchy’ rules I grew up with.
Snapped this shot at H&M after church. We always walk around the outlet mall after Sunday service. But I am so sad. Our Loft Outlet closed yesterday. For-ever. I always thought it was doing a brisk business but I guess not.
H&M Plaid Blazer, Jeans and Turtleneck
One of the pieces on the Get Your Pretty On fall capsule wardrobe was a plaid blazer. I shopped from one end of the outlet mall to the other trying on blazers. The best quality and best price (that I could find) were at H&M. I bought 2!! Actually wore this outfit today, for breakfast with my friend Lorena. My black and white plaid blazer (similar, similar) with a black H&M turtleneck, Old Navy button fly, high waist, super skinny jeans (similar, similar) and DSW Mix 6 black flats. Threw on a chevron print scarf for a little pattern mixing.
Was so glad to have this blazer because after our breakfast that ran into well lunch, a storm and cold front moved in. Just wished I had on socks, too!!
Style Imitating Art
The creator of this vibrant tapestry is the Spanish artist Carles Delclaux Is. The title of the piece is “Damunt de tu només les flors.” Which is also the title of a song and a line from a poem. It means: over your body, only the blossoms or flowers. To learn more, click here.
Cowl Neck Sweater Dress
For my interpretation look, I pulled out my new $12 Walmart cowl neck sweater dress (similar, similar) for the foundation of my interpretation. It’s purple pearl fleck color reminded me of the background of this tapestry. Had planned to just add a scarf, and this paisley one from Loft Outlet kind of replicated the colors and some of the shapes in the art. Boy, am I gonna miss that store. Then saw my H&M fringed boucle jacket (similar, similar) just hanging in the closet longing to be noticed and decided it was the perfect finishing touch. The print of my jacket kind of mimics the plaid swatches. Same gray boots from the first outfit.
See that circular thing peeking out of my boot, which I thought I had hidden but obviously not? That is a hard plastic cup from the dollar store which I use in storing my boots upright.
I have talked about this dress several times on the blog. Such a bargain. Can you say affordable style. The price is actually $12.99, which PC would be quick to remind me is closer to $13.00 than $12.00. But I always round down. Especially when it is something I want.
Hope you will run by Kim’s blog to see the interpretations of all those who participated in this round of Style Imitating Art.
What have you been wearing this month? Has the weather been unseasonably warm where you live? We have barely had winter at all. But there are snow flurries in our forecast for tomorrow and Thursday and again next week. Maybe I’ve spoken too soon?
Have a peaceful hump day, friends. Thank you for spending a little time here with me. And thank you for leaving a comment below. It’s always nice to hear from YOU!
Hugs and kisses,