It's been a long while since I have had an ootd posts, so I thought I should at least publish what I have worn so far on the trip. Since I am here for a few more days, this is part one of this post...part two will likely be published when I get home.
Since I am short on time (lots of family get-togethering is on the schedule), I am going to only mention items or things of interest that need to be said. For the most part, you all have seen these items before on the blog since most of them are items I have had for years. If something is new or can still be purchased, I will briefly review them and link to them. ;-)
Okay, onto the outfits...
called the Nike Vintage Collection Waffle Racer Sneakers). Aren't they cool? Mr. Dina loves them. He may just decide to kick his white tennis shoes to the curb in favor of these waffle-soled wonders. Sadly it appears I can't get his size in these green ones (all sold out...I barely managed to grab them in a men's size 8--that's a women's size 9.5). It looks like I might be able to grab the navy in his size. Hmmm...
thanks to this tutorial by Simplicity. Highly recommend it if you are a newbie to sewing and are looking for an easy first pattern OR if you have a need for a quick present to make. I used roughly 5/8 yard of this cotton jersey to make it. (I will do a more in-depth review of this item in my next "made by me" file.)
CW's dress wass in the Boden end of season sale, but it is gone. I will update the post with its link if it comes back. :-) I can see why it sold out, the owl applique on this version is so cute!
cable knit pocket sweater from J. Crew (size small, fits a bit loose, but it runs short, so I erred on the size of sizing up--gigiofca did a great in-depth review of it here) and the Wool Bistro Crop in tartan from Boden. The tartan wool bistro crop pants have been popular, but have not sold out, so you can still find them in the sale section. They sold well enough, though, that Boden didn't feel it necessary to bring the price down on them a ton. I find they fit a bit big, since I normally wear these in a size 10 L, and chose to buy the 8 L. Barring a tiny bit of pinching at the waist (which I alleviated by doing the whole rubberband trick), they fit very well, especially in the hips and thighs, which is where I carry my weight.
We were heading to church on Christmas Eve, but I was told it was fairly casual, so I chose pants rather than a dress. There were a lot of casual outfits, I was still dressier than 90% of the folks there.
The pocket of the cable pocket sweater. I ABSOLUTELY love these pockets.
Dakota necklace instead, which sort of resembles the Mesa.)
Bummer about the sweater, btw, it has TWO holes, one in the cuff hem, and one below the v in the neckline. J. Crew, drat!
I hope you all have a great night!
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