Fall/ Fashion
October 11, 2017

What I Wore – September 2017

Hi, and happy October! Anyone else feel like September flew by? For me, it was such a whirlwind of a month I’m kind of happy to have it behind me except…..October isn’t shaping up to be any quieter. Ha!

What I noticed for September is that there were some definite highs and lows of temperature so my outfits were a bit all over the place. The month started off cool, got really hot, cooled off again for a short bit and then ended with more warm temperatures. Hello Fall – are you out there?! In any case, I had some random events for the month besides my usual gym and errands. One night we had both a 40th birthday party and a housewarming party to go to, plus, we had our anniversary and two Jewish holidays. I also went apple picking with my daughters. Let’s get to it!

Casual Outfits

Outfit #1

Terez leggings (XS) – Bloomies also has them | Jslides sneakers | Hoodie is really old

 So this pair of leggings from Terez, I hemmed and hawed about getting, but once I got them and wore them, oh my gosh, I’m so glad I got them! They are really comfortable (this pair has a higher waist then my other cropped pair) and I decided the print is a lot of fun to wear. This was one of the last days of Summer before my kids were back in school, it was cool out and cloudy and just called for being comfortable. And I didn’t have time to take a picture before we ran out of the house….to get coffee. And go somewhere important I’m sure. ?

Outfit #2

Athleta legging | Jslides sneakers (these are the Ariana, but there is this other version that is similar and I just ordered the Anteek style for something different!) | Loft tee (old)

This was also right around Labor Day weekend like the picture above, so it was still quite cool out but was also now a Saturday and rainy. In my book, it called for comfort again but I wanted to look a bit more pulled together because this was the day I took my almost 6 year old daughter to get her ears pierced! I got these leggings because I love how they basically are leggings and feel like them, but the zippers make them a bit more polished looking.  I took 2 pictures to try and show the side zippers/pockets. By the way, these leggings  will definitely be a new favorite to travel in! My pair of Jlsides I got this past Spring. They’re just a very simple black slip on sneaker but they came in my size, which is hard to find, and have a soft back at the heel, which is a huge issue for me. I am very narrow and bony there so a lot of shoes give me blisters. These babies do not!

Outfit #3

Madewell Tee (Small)| Current/elliott jeans (TTS)| Tory Burch sandals

Can’t say I remember what I wore this for so I’m going to guess I was running errands, or something like that. I got this Madewell tee at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’ll be honest – I like it a lot. It is linen, though, and I originally got it in an XS, washed it and it shrank. Took it back and got the next size. So, buyer beware! Meanwhile, the slight peplum is a bit different of a style for me but I really like it in this tee. And these jeans are also from the sale – I’ve worn them a bunch of times and really am loving them.

 Outfit #4

Gap Shorts (TTS) | Old J.Crew tank | Tkees Duos sandals

This must have been when the weather got quite warm again. Lol.

Outfit #5

Tank – old | Athleta Bra (a favorite of mine – can you see the stripes? I have it in white, too) | Alo Leggings (sold out, most similar style from Alo) | Nike Juvenate Sneakers

Feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any gym outfits and I think it’s because I didn’t really buy much over the Summer (I have since remedied that, though, hahaha). BUT, this pair I got at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and I’d been patiently waiting for it to cool off again so I could wear them. And it had to be a day I wasn’t doing yoga since I like to wear cropped leggings for that. The perfect day rolled around at the end of the month, FINALLY. I went to the gym to do some cardio and ended up taking a walk outside with a friend instead. In any case, the leggings are really comfortable, my first pair by ALO! There are 2 similar versions I really like, ‘the elevate’ and ‘the airbrushed,’ of course, the very popular ‘moto style’. Honestly, the only reason I haven’t bought the moto style is from my own personal experience with the BP moto leggings last Winter. My legs ended up with indents from the “moto lines.” And while no one could see them, it just felt odd once I took them off. So, I stay away from leggings like that.  But, maybe the Alo ones don’t do that?? Someone enlighten me! ?

Outfit #6

Athleta Girl Top (XL) – Similar Women’s version (I like the back of both tops) | rag & bone Jeans | Steve Madden Sneakers

Thankfully, we really did have some great weather in September even though the temperatures went up and down. It basically didn’t rain the whole month, minus that first Saturday of Labor Day weekend. This meant I was lucky enough to have perfect weather to go apple picking with my girls.

Dressier Outfits

Moving on to when I got to get dressed up and looked a bit prettier. Hehe.

Outfit #1

Loft Sweater (Petite XS) | Tank | Jeans – I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t even know which pair of jeans these are. I have a lot! I think they’re an older pair but let’s say this pair of AG’s are similar, ok? ?  | Booties

That same weekend of Labor Day right before school started, I got out to dinner with some girlfriends. It was MUCH needed after those long last few weeks of Summer. I think we all felt relieved that we made it through, like we survived our kids. Ha! In any case, I had to get dressed quick and since it was cool out, I really had no clue what to wear. So, I took a quick look around my closet and made the outfit work so I could wear the new pink sweater. It is so soft that I actually went back later in the month and got it in navy, too. It is a good staple to have, I promise! Pairing it with a simple white tank and booties just made sense for my mood that night. I wanted to be comfortable and laid back.

Outfit #2

Dress, 2 pieces and old – it’s a tank dress with a top that layers over it| Booties – old, Similar

 Our anniversary dinner! We actually went out the night after our anniversary since it is the day after my daughter’s birthday, which was the 2nd day of school. Yup, pretty busy timing. It just made sense to wait until that Friday night to get out. We went to the same place we went to the previous year because we enjoyed it so much, Eddie V’s. My mouth waters just thinking about our meal and then….my stomach starts to hurt thinking about how full I was after. Hehe. In any case, this outfit is actually old. The dress is 2 pieces and the reason I’m including it is because I wore it on our anniversary 2 years ago. Yup, I recycled! But, I had the top piece shortened and then this time I wore it with booties and different earrings for an edgier look. And hey, my hair was also straighter, too!

Old way I wore the dress and showing how it’s 2 pieces

All smiles at dinner

Outfit #3


Tank – Old (Yup, I have it in black and white!) | Steve Madden Sandals | Hudson Jeans | Rebecca Minkoff “Love’ Purse – similar version | BB Dakota Jacket

This was the night we had both the 40th birthday party and the housewarming party. I really debated about what to wear since the two parties were so different AND I expected to be standing a lot. For someone with a bad lower back, I had to consider heel height so when I saw these shoes in the store a few days beforeghand, I just immediately bought them. Plus, the material seemed perfect for transitioning to cooler weather.

Outfit #4

Loft Top (TTS) | rag & bone Jeans | Toms Booties | Necklace – old Stella & Dot

Out to dinner with some friends. Bought this ruffled top the same time as I bought the pink sweater cardigan. I liked that the ruffles weren’t too much. Meanwhile, I was just hoping the weather would be perfect enough to wear it when we actually plans to go out and thankfully, it cooperated. It’s a really comfortable material and also comes in gray. I like that the top can be worn dressed up or down.

Outfit #5

Top (actually a bodysuit! Haven’t worn one since I was in middle school but this one is way comfy!) | J. Crew Skirt (wearing a 2)

Are you wondering how I could wear this type of outfit with FLIP FLOPS?! Well, what happened was that my family was coming to dinner at my house for Rosh Hashanah and basically, I was rushing. I got dressed but they came when I was putting my make up on. So, by the time I was done I felt I couldn’t justify going through trying on which shoes to wear that I could both comfortably host in and not kill my feet or back. You see what won out. ? Thankfully, it was just close family and they didn’t judge. Next time when I wore this outfit out of the house to go to services, I made sure I had the right shoes to wear.

See here

Shoes – Much better, right?

Outfit #6

Aqua dress – It was on sale so not surprisingly, I don’t see it anymore. This one is similar or this one| Shoes

Another dress I randomly got because it seemed hard to say no to, I mean it was on sale! I liked the updated sleeve  and felt the dress may come in handy for various occasions. In the meantime, I wore it to services but I do plan to have it taken in a bit so it’s a little less loose on me.

That’s a wrap on September.

Happy shopping!

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