It was such a busy week! As is always the case before going on vacation, it seems. I did a lot of prep at work and at home trying to get ready for my weeklong vacation to Puerto Rico. I’m SO excited and can’t believe it’s already happening! I’ve been to the island once before, when I was 12—so pre-drinking age and before I knew any Spanish. I’m excited to put both skills to the test, ha! Piña coladas, here I come…
Monday, February 27
I rewore the same outfit as yesterday because I loved it so much! Nothing fun to report today, just cleaned my apartment and filed my taxes after work—feels so good to already have that off my plate.
Striped Sweater: DR2 by Daniel Rainn, gifted by brand, last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($0.69 per wear), last worn here | Cowgirl Boots: Ariat via Boot Barn, gift, last worn here
Tuesday, February 28
This was a new outfit combo that I thought turned out pretty cute for winter—I like the soft blue sweater and black together. I think the only change I would make is wearing dark wash skinny jeans instead of these black ones.
Blue Sweater: Sundance Outlet, $45 ($7.50 per wear), last worn here | Black Leather Jacket: Blank NYC via local boutique, $25 ($0.48 per wear), last worn here | Black Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($1.05 per wear), last worn here | Grey Sneakers: Thrifted Steve Madden, $20 ($3.33 per wear), last worn here
Wednesday, March 1
Lots of meetings at work today, and then my boyfriend came over for dinner and to keep binging “Breaking Bad”. I decided to go for a little pink and red action on this Wednesday—the outfit feels like it needs a little something else, but it would have been a cute option for Valentine’s Day at the office.
Pink Sweater: JCPenney, $18 ($0.32 per wear), last worn here | Polka Dot Pants: JCPenney, $19 ($1.00 per wear), last worn here | Red Flats: Rothy’s, gift
Thursday, March 2
My uncle and his friend were in town today for the Bruce Springsteen concert, and he invited my cousin and me to a fancy dinner downtown at Ocean Prime, in Larimer Square. It was so much fun to catch up with them! I ordered the scallops and risotto—delicious—and the coolest drink ever, which came out purple and bubbling with dry ice. I wish I had snapped a photo.
I wanted to dress up a little but not be too fancy since I was coming from work, so I wore my favorite old fashioned dress from Nordstrom Rack. I dolled it up with a sparkly brooch and matching clip-on earrings that belonged to my grandma, and I also carried a vintage pistachio green clutch. Scored lots of compliments!
Dress: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.67 per wear), last worn here | Black Knee Boots: Clarks via DSW, $100 ($0.77 per wear), last worn here | Tights: Primark, $5 ($1.00 per wear), last worn here
Friday, March 3
It was a slower day at work, but I had a fun break halfway through grabbing lunch with my old professor. I thought this outfit was really cute and work-appropriate while I was wearing it, but now I’m wondering if it looks a little frumpy…
Black Floral Blouse: Cabi, $79 ($7.18 per wear), last worn here | Cardigan: Unknown, $30 ($0.77 per wear), last worn here | Olive Green Pants: JCPenney, $35 ($1.59 per wear) | Beige Booties: Sam Edelman via DSW, $70 ($0.74 per wear), last worn here
Saturday, March 4
My boyfriend and I grabbed brunch together at our favorite spot, Snooze, and then my aunt and I got manicures and pedicures in preparation for our trip to Puerto Rico (she, my dad, my uncle, and I are all going). I was planning on getting a bright pink color but made a last minute decision to go with a coral shade… which turned out to be more like neon orange. It’s perfect for vacation but very bright!
After getting our nails done, we met up with the rest of her family and my boyfriend to all grab dinner at the best Mexican restaurant in the area, Casa Vallarta. It turned into a very fun night of Cards Against Humanity, ping pong, and Mario Kart.
I loved this lavender and black combo for dinner—so simple yet stylish. I think I’ve mentioned this a few times, but I’ve decided these straight leg jeans only look good when I’m wearing heels.
Lavender Bodysuit: Macy’s, $10 ($1.43 per wear) | Black Leather Jacket: Blank NYC via local boutique, $25 ($0.47 per wear), last worn here | Straight Leg Jeans: Express, $15 ($1.36 per wear), last worn here | Snakeskin Booties: Thrifted, $11 ($3.67 per wear), last worn here
Sunday, March 5
I spent the morning running around, trying to get ready for my trip, and then got a last-minute text from my aunt asking if I wanted to get permanent jewelry with her. Have you heard of permanent jewelry? I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately. Basically, permanent jewelry is when a bracelet or necklace (or even rings) is welded closed right on your body. There is no clasp, you can’t lose the jewelry, you never have to remember to put it on, and it fits you perfectly. Permanent jewelry is always made of a real metal (and therefore is kind of pricey) so that you can wear it in the shower, while swimming, etc. without it tarnishing.
Anywayyy, we had toyed with the idea of getting bracelets at that fashion show we went to last weekend, but all the time slots were already booked. Turns out it’s really hard to get an appointment because the permanent jewelry is only done at pop-ups during other events. My aunt saw that there were three appointments today, so she texted me (about 20 minutes before the start of the appointment!) and asked if I wanted to go. We hopped in the car and raced like madwomen to the location! I decided on a simple white gold chain and love it so far. It was such a rushed and spontaneous decision that I hope I made the right choice… Thankfully, you can use wire cutters to get the bracelet off at any time, so it’s not that much of a commitment. We got ours done by Link x Lou.
Black Tank Dress: Hand-me-down, last worn here | Denim Jacket: JCPenney, $19 ($0.11 per wear), last worn here | Sneakers: UIN Footwear, gifted by brand, last worn here
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Which of this week’s outfits is your favorite? Let me know in the comments, and have a great rest of your day!
Miles of smiles,
2 comments on “Weekly Recap #9, 2023”
I love your pink and red outfit, and that last one is awesome too! 🙂 I like the idea of getting pieces welded on, haha! I have a bracelet stack that I never ever take off – although I have had to for surgery, it is possible to take the pieces off. Most have clasps, but there are a couple cuffs that are so moulded to the shape of my wrists now it is really difficult to get them off, haha! Not quite needing wire cutters to remove, but you do need to have a lot of strength to unshape the silver!
Haha I love that! Sounds like permanent jewelry is right up your alley then!