"What I Wore" Wednesday 10.19.11

Once again, I thought I'd join the "What I Wore" Festival hosted by The Pleated Poppy.    Come check out the fun at All Things Chic, too!

Last week, I went to my son's school for the first meeting of the chess club I started.  I wore my new, A-line, button-front denim skirt by NY&Co with a taupe tee by Ideology. I wore this skirt last Sunday for a house tour, and I noticed the tee I wore was too long.  This one is shorter and goes better with the skirt.  I wore an old pair of metallic bronze slingback by Bandolino and a bronze and ivory statement necklace.  I kept the earrings small by wearing bronze hoops
Every single piece, except for the earrings are from a thrift store or yard sale!

Saturday evening, my husband and I went to a dinner party with some friends.  I am in a book club with an amazing group of bright and kind women and this is the annual Autumn dinner where we bring our spouses and NOT talk about books.
I wore a new top by TRAMP, a racer back, black/white tent tank with asymmetric hemline, worn over a black tank by Alfani from Macy's.  Black leggings by H&M.  Vintage black suede & leather embellished cowboy boots by Via Spiga.

For church on Sunday, I decided to wear this new navy sweater dress I got at Ross.  Although I love navy, it can be a bit tricky not looking like a school uniform or too preppy.  I wore a 3/4-sleeve, basic white blouse from J.Crew, and denim colored capri leggings  Kohl's. I wore red patent leather wedges and carried a mustard patent leather bag to add color and "zap" to the outfit.

 What did you where this week?


What I Wore Wednesday

Is it still Wednesday?? Whew.  I decided to join the What I Wore Festival by The Pleated Poppy.    Come check out the fun at All Things Chic, too.

On Saturday, we took a family trip out to Crystal Cave, which is way out in the countryside.  I was all dressed and ready to go in the outfit you see below left, when I stepped out of the house and the weather, unbeknownst to me, had turned to winter.  Not really.  But it was cccooold!  So I ran back in the house, threw off my fuchsia jacket and threw on my thick brown knit cardigan.  I should have put on a belt too, which I didn't think of until I started writing this post.  So thanks to Polyvore and a little Publisher magic, I added one in.

I wore a white shirt, GAP flare jeans, brown Privos, and silver jewelry from various places including Target and Silpada.  I've been carrying this chocolate brown leather tote by Ann Taylor LOFT.  At left, I had on a fuchsia cotton jacket by Christopher & Banks.  At right, a brown wool cardigan by Jones & Co.

Sunday, I had this hankering to wear my new khaki pants.  It was a task of shopping my closet and finding a stylish combination.   I'm not sure I succeeded, but this is what I wore to church:

Khaki flares by Banana Republic, animal print tunic top by Curves (of all places!) tie-waist denim jacket by i.e. relaxed, which used to be available at Macy's.

Accessories: Sterling chain necklace in a pewter finish & sterling bead bracelet by Silpada.  Chinese character for Ram, which is my mom's zodiac sign.  Tortoise/silver earrings, silver bangles, and watch with pewter strap bought years ago and don't remember where.

I came home and thought the outfit would look better with dark pants.  Here's the same outfit but with chocolate brown flares by The Limited. I think this is a more flattering look, but I just wanted to wear my new Banana pants!

Monday, I had errands to run then attend a funeral in the evening.  I changed outfits but wore all the same jewelry:

Khaki pants in a classic cut by Gap, peacock feather design ombre long-sleeve tee by One World Live & Let Live, worn over a wine camisole.  Calvin Klein over-dyed denim jacket and Talbot's brown leather ankle boots.

Blue, gray, black & purple “watercolor” print dress with empire waist and tie detail by connected apparel, black circle cardigan by Willi Smith,both bought at TJMaxx.  Black lycra stretch boots by Nine West, similar to these by Annie, the only kind that fit my calves.

This Fall's poncho craze is all about sweaters and outerwear, but what about a blouse?  I wore this to run errands and then to a doctor's appointment.

Poncho blouse by NY&Co, long-sleeve tee in Aubergine by Ann Taylor, flare jeans by GAP, chocolate brown suede/patent "Claudie" boots by Bandolino.  I was flouncy enough; I kept jewelry to a minimum with the wood statement piece necklace.

What did YOU wear this week?