What I’m Wearing ~ The Layers Edition

So it’s been a while for a wearing post. Somehow the moving and the unpacking and losing Barney and Rodeo all took over for a couple of months and time gets away.  I haven’t been snapping pics daily like last year, but still do from time to time, usually also posted on Instagram (follow here).  Just how long it’s been, the first pic is from when the Texans were in the playoffs, and now the Rockets are in the playoffs, for let’s be honest, one more game.

And, all cards on the table, sometimes I wonder if I should keep writing these, or who really even reads them. But today, on an extra day off because of Houston Flood 2016 I decided to come write at a coffee shop and have breakfast. When I went to the counter to pick up my coffee a lady asked where my shirt was from, a Texas t-shirt from Tumbleweed Texas and followed it up with “I hope you don’t mind me asking”. And, I don’t. I never mind someone asking where something I’m wearing came from or heck, even showing up in the same thing as someone else. I love to bargain shop and find things that are fun and classic and trendy and timeless and I love to share that with others.  So, onward…

I’m really not a “jersey” girl, but I had a birthday gift card to spend and happened upon this jersey, and thought, what the heck. I loved it because it looked a little less traditional, was a little more fitted, a bit of a vintage look, and of course I am for sure am a JJ Watt fan and since we made the playoffs this year I had a few extra chances to wear it! Since it was still cold I also layered on a cardigan (middle pic) and of course leopard clutch to head out. Jeans on the right, are way old 7 for all Mankind jeans, and high waisted. I’ve held on to them since flares were in style the first time and now that high waist is back, I’ve even tucked in a shirt to them a couple of times, which is out of my box.

Cardigans and scarves are my go-to for cold days and really until April, it’s subject to be hot, cold and/or both in the same day on any given day in Houston, One or two Sundays a month I volunteer in our church nursery in the babies class and we have a t-shirt to wear, which is under this cardigan and blanket scarf. I picked up the scarf in New York last year with my Mom and it’s a favorite for a chilly day. A scarf easily makes a jeans and t-shirt outfit look a little more put together and was warm for this day too! Cardigan is from Target, and I bought it a little big, so it’s roomy and comfy!

This cardigan was one from the Loft this spring, in fact I had to really practice restraint when they came out with a whole line of this chartreuse stripe since it is my favorite color. Happened to have a camo (second favorite color) scarf with the same color stripe and paired it for work. I have found myself reaching over and over for a pair of over-sized studs, especially when wearing a scarf. I’ve picked up pairs from various places, none more than $6/pair. Walmart has them for $3 and Sam Moon has them for $5 or $6. Nordstrom also has several pairs in their BP brand for $8.

Are you seeing a theme here…. I got this vest for Christmas and the flannel I picked up last fall at Texas Antiques Week from Stash Style. This combo was a favorite all through the winter and I wore it several times. Some probably thought, oh, that again. 🙂  It’s hard to beat a perfectly worn in flannel and puffy vest.

And, then I moved…and didn’t have my mirror hung. But, the work days must go on.  I picked up these floral Guess heels at Ross one day on a whim, I think they were $12.99 or $14.99 and I have worn them a ton! I don’t worry so much about if they “match”, I just think they “go” with just about anything.  In this case a years-old heart sweater from Old Navy.

Sometimes things get pushed to the back of the closet, or just out of rotation and when I wear them again, I think “why don’t I wear this more” which is the case with this Gap cord blazer. It’s again years old, a Tall size, so fits me well and is comfortable too. Sometimes blazers can feel stuffy, but not this one. Of course I wore it as it was getting near end of our cold days, but I’m vowing to wear it more often when fall comes around. I’ve looked for a long time for black booties and happened to find these in Target, they are a collaboration with DV and I had another pair of DV boots I love. Slipped these on and bought them immediately. Favorite thing about them is the cognac heel/trim, black and cognac is a favorite color combination.

More wearing coming soon, at least sooner than the last post! And, maybe if you’re in a northern state, you’re still wearing cardigans and sweaters and this gives you some ideas!  Take a look over at The Pleated Poppy for her What I Wore post link up!


  1. Kay Martin on April 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    2015 you blogged 108 times. 2016 10 times but very powerful messages. xoxoxo great read

  2. angie on April 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you friend! It's only April and remember 31 of those 108 in 2015 came in October during the #write31days. And, this year has been nuts! But, I just wrote 4 posts today, more coming up soon!

  3. Laurie S on April 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Angie… I like your posts, I check weekly to read what's been going on in your life. You write beautifully! It's been a tough and busy year for you – just from what I've read – keeping you in prayers, that the Lord will uphold you and sustain you. My cousin says "one day at a time with God's grace". Look forward to more of your great works!

  4. angie on April 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Laurie – thank you so much! I've been a slacker blogger, but getting back to it! 🙂 And, thank you for your prayers!!

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