Real Outfit Roundup

by - May 12, 2022

I almost postponed this edition of Real Outfit Roundup because I don't have much to share, and unlike last time when there was a common theme to latch onto, the only thing this roundup has in common is the craziness of the last two weeks.

I don't have anything profound to say about what's been going on the last couple of weeks, so we'll just dive right on into it.

Sizing: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 145 lbs. I wear size small/6 in most clothes and size 7 in shoes.

Yes, I am aware that we're starting with a picture that doesn't show a full outfit. This was a day where we had I think five showings of our house, so I spent more time leaving than anything else. But I really wanted to share these sneakers. I found them in Walmart, misplaced in the women's shoe section. I rarely venture into the girls' shoes because they're almost always too young, but I loved these. It doesn't always work out, but the size 5 in these fit perfectly. Unfortunately, they're not available to order online but my local store had a bunch. I also found a couple of really close matches in women's sizes here and here.

This dress is one of my favorites of all time. It's one of those dresses that feels dressed up even when you're not making an effort to be. I'll be honest, though, I have no idea what we did on this particular day.

Flash forward four days... I'm really not sure how I didn't take any pictures at all during that time, but I assure you I did not. Anyway, last Thursday I attended a fundraising event for my local art museum. It was themed for an adult prom, so I got to really dress up. This watercolor gown from Lulu's is an absolute dream. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. I sized up to a medium because Lulu's is always snug.

I've not had a need for a clutch purse in recent years, so I had a lot of fun finding this one. It's the perfect size to fit a phone, ID and money/cards, plus lipstick. You can carry it like a true clutch, but I chose to use the detachable handle because I didn't want to mess up all the beautiful flowers. It's also got a pretty chain so you can wear it on your shoulder.

And you can't see my shoes, but I wanted to wear something that felt dressed up (but didn't kill my feet). I recommend these ones by Dream Pairs. They were elegant and had just enough of a heel to make my dress's length manageable (although stairs were still kind of tough).

This was from day one of my monthly magazine distribution. I rarely take photos while out doing this because I'm super busy on those days, but I'm trying to do a better job of showing the 'real' aspects of what I do for a living. Anyway, I always strive to be comfortable on distribution days but not sloppy since I interact with a lot of people. So although I was wearing shorts, I upgraded to a pair of navy blue cargos (mine are old but these are really close). My t-shirt is also old, but it's one of my favorites (this is another of my favorites that fits the same).

This was day two of distribution, which consisted of a lot more walking than the first day. For this bit of the process, I always try to dress business casual because there's much more interaction with potential customers. I really love this skirt. It's a seersucker material so wrinkles aren't as noticeable. It's also fully lined and has pockets. My blouse is also seersucker, but it's got a lot more going on with its button front, cap sleeves, and smocked yoke.

This maxi dress continues to be my go-to dress of the season. This is actually the first time I've worn it as is, but it definitely works on its own. I kept it casual with some two-toned slide sandals (similar) and a messy ponytail.

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