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WIWW: November 17-23, 2013

Another week of What I Wore Wednesday!

The Amateur Librarian // What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore Wednesday is my motivation for wearing the clothes I own, finding new ways to mix and match outfits, and not wearing the same three things all the time! I kept a fashion diary for the entire year of 2012, and now in 2013 I’m adding a bit about my days to go along with the outfit. So these weekly check-ins are a mini journal of my life too!

November 17
November 17

red animal print dress // Loft
dolman sleeve cardigan // Ann Taylor outlet
quatrefoil necklace // GroopDealz
black tights // Walgreens
floral flats // gift

This outfit felt a little dark, but I guess it’s the season now for that.  We visited Grace Cathedral for an early service, which was about as pretty as you would imagine.  The rest of the day was a little shaky, but nothing some time alone at the nail salon couldn’t cure.

November 18
November 18

blue sweater // thrifted
floral cardigan // Old Navy via eBay
pearl bead necklace // gift
grey pants // old
heels // PayLess

Time to break out my cardigan collection again now that the weather is cooling off.  I can’t say it was a great day… I was mostly worrying all day about everything going on, and work was even more hectic than usual so that didn’t help my anxiety.  I decided that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the Sewing 101 class, which was a bummer, but after the decision was made I was mostly relieved.  I’d like to be social and get out of the house, but sometimes it’s nice to just say no to a few unnecessary obligations.

November 19
November 19

houndstooth dress // eBay
grey wool blazer // Loft
rose cameo necklace // Etsy
skinny belt // Target
grey tights // Gap
ankle strap heels // eBay

Grey for a gloomy rainy day.  November 19 is a popular day for birthdays – my Mama shares with a few good friends all on one day.  Some days are harder than others to keep up an optimistic view, and that’s all I’ll say about that.

November 20
November 20

grey sweater // Loft
pearls // eBay
black pants // Banana Republic
patent wedges // PayLess

Grey rainy day #2.  This sweater can be hard to wear because it can shift from “blousy” to “baggy” throughout the day, but it’s so cozy that I forgive it.  It was our last night with Sam’s grandmother, which was bittersweet.  We made one last visit to a favorite restaurant (Pancho’s) and Bob’s for donuts.  It’s hard to believe our teeny tiny one-bedroom/bathroom apartment accommodated three different visitors so pleasantly for 4 weeks, but that’s probably because of great guests!

November 21
November 21

black top // Banana Republic via eBay
open front blazer // Loft
geometric pendant // eBay
red print skirt // Loft
black tights // Gap
ankle strap heels // eBay

Somehow I haven’t worn this skirt yet from my shopping spree in Alabama… way back in September!  I love an easy skirt that can be worn just as easily at the office or on a casual weekend day.  Sam’s grandmother left early in the morning to catch her flight, which was a sad goodbye.  The first day on our own without family reinforcements went just fine, which gave me hope that everything is truly on the mend… and hope is a good feeling!

November 22
November 22

leaf print top // Kohl’s
sailboat pendant // GroopDealz
cream cardigan // Loft
skinny jeans // Abercrombie & FItch via eBay
nude flats // PayLess

 Another Casual Friday at the office.  The work day seemed slow, maybe because my mind is already on the holiday.  We celebrated Friday night with dinner and a movie back home on the couch… my kind of night!

November 23
November 23

purple hi-lo top // Groopdealz
mint chevron necklace // Groopdealz
grey pants // Abercrombie & FItch via eBay
silver flats // PayLess

Busy errand day catching up on laundry, cleaning, and running around.  We went to the matinee showing of Hunger Games: Catching Fire… so good!

I’m linked up to The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

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