Weekly Recap #14, 2023



My schedule feels a little thrown off this week after spending the weekend in Las Vegas with family. I keep thinking today is Monday—not a bad problem to have! I’ve got a few repeat outfits and a couple of winners in today’s round-up, and be sure to scroll to the end to see what dress I decided on for Easter brunch (after lots of contemplation).


Monday, April 3

I think this outfit is super cute, but I’m not sure what I was thinking wearing it to work—the skirt is way too short! I’ve worn the black corduroy number to the office with tights before but will have to remember not to wear it bare-legged again.

White Blouse: Thrifted, $12 ($2.40 per wear), last worn here | Patterned Cardigan: JCPenney, $18 ($1.20 per wear), last worn here | Black Corduroy Skirt: Francesca’s, $35 ($0.92 per wear), last worn here | Black Booties: Vivaia, gifted by brand, last worn here


Tuesday, April 4

I woke up to snow (ugh!) so I could not bring myself to put much effort into my outfit—I just threw on this red quilted vest and striped sweater, a go-to combo of mine on chilly days. I had leftover cream cheese glaze from the pancakes I made over the weekend, so I decided to make gluten-free cinnamon roll muffins after work to go with the glaze. I would share the recipe but I thought they were a little disappointing! Too much flour and grainy tasting… but the brown sugar crumble topping was spot on.

Striped Sweater: Banana Republic, $50 ($3.33 per wear), last worn here | Red Vest: Francesca’s, $20 ($1.33 per wear), last worn here | Jeans: Levi’s via JCPenney, $40 ($0.93 per wear), last worn here | Blue Suede Booties: White Mountain via DSW, $42 ($0.71 per wear), last worn here


Wednesday, April 5

It was a new combo for me to pair this printed Cabi jacket with my hunter green pants, and I like the way it turned out. This jacket is so stinking cute in-person but never looks like much in photos! The only thing I would change next time I wear this look is pairing it with heels instead of flat booties—I think these Vivaia shoes would look really chic with it (probably without the bow shoe clips, though).

White Blouse: Thrifted, $11 ($5.50 per wear), last worn here | Printed Jacket: Cabi, $40 ($5.71 per wear) | Green Pants: JCPenney, $28 ($0.72 per wear), last worn here | Beige Booties: Sam Edelman via DSW, $70 ($0.74 per wear), last worn here


Thursday, April 6

I wear this printed shift dress to work a lot but never know what layer to add overtop. Today I opted for a pleather jacket, but it in combination with my lace-up flats make me look a little short—I would definitely wear heels with this ensemble next time.

In the evening, I met up with my friend on Zoom to celebrate her birthday! I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog that we always go all-out for each other’s bdays, but our celebrations have had to get a little more creative over the years now that we live states away. This year, I made her an 80s themed care package to go along with the Blast from the Past mystery box from Deadbolt Mystery Society. If you’ve never heard of Deadbolt Mystery Society before, they provide boxes that contain all the materials of a mystery for you to solve—sort of like an escape room that comes in the mail. I’ve done one once before, and they make for a really fun date night or activity with friends!

Printed Dress: Max Studio via Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($2.22 per wear), last worn here | Pleather Jacket: JCPenney, $62 ($0.98 per wear), last worn here | Black Lace-Up Flats: Nine West via Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.14 per wear), last worn here


Friday, April 7

I woke up bright and early to fly to Las Vegas so I could spend Easter weekend with my family! Easter in Vegas is one of my favorite things, and I have such fond memories of going to the sunrise service and brunch each year when I was younger. Once I landed, I went to my grandpa’s office to work remotely the rest of the day—gotta love the flexibility of a hybrid office. We got fish for dinner (Good Friday and all—no meat) and then played Euchre, our favorite card game.

I love today’s travel outfit—the only thing I would change about it is the shoes. Usually I wear brown sandals with these pants, and I prefer that look over these white espadrilles, which cut off the line of my leg.

Crochet Tank: JCPenney, $16 ($0.67 per wear), last worn here | Denim Jacket: JCPenney, $19 ($0.11 per wear), last worn here | Mustard Pants: JCPenney, $20 ($0.77 per wear), last worn here | White Espadrilles: DSW, $45 ($0.68 per wear), last worn here | Leopard Belt: Francesca’s, $9 ($0.64 per wear), last worn here


Saturday, April 8       

My grandpa had to work today so my parents and I got breakfast at a gluten-free bakery before making our way to the Strip. We don’t usually do “Vegas” things while in town since we just spend time with my extended family, but we thought it would be fun to see the display at the Bellagio Hotel this visit. The hotel has an indoor conservatory and botanical garden with incredible rotating displays throughout the year. I’ve seen a lot of these displays in my day, but the current spring one (first pic in today’s post) might be my favorite!! It was so beautiful and romantic. The only downside was that a lot of the flowers were fake, whereas in past displays most of the flowers were real.

We did a little shopping too before spending the evening at home, hot tubbing and playing Euchre. I don’t love the way this maxi dress looks with the denim jacket—a little dowdy—but it’s still the best lightweight layering option to go with a dress like this.

Gingham Dress: Thrifted, $20 ($2.00 per wear), last worn here | Denim Jacket: JCPenney, $19 ($0.11 per wear), last worn here | White Espadrilles: DSW, $45 ($0.67 per wear), last worn here


Sunday, April 9

Easter morning! We woke up very early to go to the sunrise service at the cemetery, the same service I attended growing up (with several of the same singers!). After going home and getting all dolled up, we made our way to my uncle’s country club for an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. It was delicious, as always!

I went back and forth about what dress to wear but ultimately decided on this pink striped one (which I thrifted during Covid and hadn’t worn yet). I was on the fence about it at first, but I’m so glad I decided to wear it for Easter! The bright pink felt very springy, and the more I ate, the better the dress stayed up—lol. You always have to pick your outfits accordingly when you plan to eat a lot… A fit and flare style is definitely the move.

After brunch, I took a food coma nap and we all sat around lazily for the rest of the day, snacking on Easter candy for dinner and watching a movie.

Pink Striped Dress: Thrifted, $12 ($12.00 per wear), last worn here | Nude Heels: Amazon, $46 ($5.11 per wear), last worn here | Lavender Floral Purse: Kate Spade New York, gift, last worn here

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Which of this week’s outfits is your favorite? Do you have a special Easter dress? Let me know in the comments below!


Miles of smiles,


4 comments on “Weekly Recap #14, 2023”

  1. I am so glad to see you dressed up for Easter. I was saying in my email that I felt like an old lady since all of the young girls at the restaurant we were at were in jeans or something just as casual.
    How did you find that Cabi jacket for such a deal? Was it thrifted?? I have a couple thrifted Cabi things because they seem so expensive otherwise.

    1. Omg! Jeans on Easter! Lame. It’s such a good excuse to get dressed up! And my mom actually found the jacket for me at a Cabi outlet – can’t remember where… I love their stuff but yes, it’s so expensive full price.

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