We are going to try something new today! I did a little call for feedback and a big request was more real outfit photos + less professionally shot “outfit posts.” This can be hard as most days I don’t have anyone to take my photo (except Tuesdays and Thursdays, when I have my intern Hannah helping out). Quite a few of you also mentioned that I never rewear things which I thought was interesting to me (in my everyday life I rewear things constantly – but that feedback also makes sense – since I show few outfits on my blog you don’t always see it!)
I’ll still do professionally shot outfits here and there (I kind of hate posting iPhone mirror selfies but often don’t have a better alternative!!!) but I thought it would be fun to start a weekly outfit roundup where I share what I actually wore that week. I thought it would also be helpful to share the occasion. This is nothing new – plenty of other bloggers do this already – but I think it will give you a better idea of what I wear on a daily basis (and how I rewear a lot of my older pieces, too!)
Without further ado, here’s what I wore last week. (Didn’t include Friday as I was in pajamas and then workout clothes and then pajamas again!!!) It was fun to pull together so I hope you enjoy.
What I Actually Wore | 5.11 – 5.17.
the occasion: a memorial service for my friend at a bar in the city. (It feels weird doing a “what I wore” for that but he was the MOST fashionable person so we all brought our A-game to celebrate his life.)
what I wore: Ganni Wrap Dress from last year (similar here; seen on the blog here – also really love this and this and this cute plus option) // Sarah Flint Slingbacks // Palmgrens Rattan Bag // Vintage Chanel Earrings (similar) // Daisy Jewellery x Estee Lalonde Necklace // Flesh Beauty Lip Gloss in A Passing Moment (the perfect sheer red)
the occasion: tacos & tequila party at my apartment. It was pouring rain all day and I did not leave my house, hence the slippers.
what I wore: Figue Nora Mini Dress (seen in this blog post) // Amazon Fuzzy Slippers (my absolute favorite, I live in them!!!)
the occasion: working at my desk all day and then braving the rain for an early screening of Late Night. (note – screenings are different from premieres – you can be super casual and no one cares what you’re wearing! Also worth noting, this movie is super cute!)
what I wore: Aether Sweater // Prosperity grey jeans (from my Stitchfix Box) // Sam Edelman Heels // Warby Parker Finch Glasses (left them on for the photo as I always get questions; they’re the only glasses that look good on me)
the occasion: Still raining but I hosted a brunch with M.M. LaFleur to celebrate their new M.M. Casual Line. (The pieces are so GOOD, BTW!)
what I wore: Universal Standard Trench // Amazon Sunglasses // M.M. LaFleur Top (gifted) // M.M. LaFleur Culottes (gifted) // Palmgrens Rattan Bag // Sarah Flint Emma Tortoise Slingbacks
the occasion: drinks at Dear Irving with Becca and Morgan from NYC Book Girl. (We LOVE her!!!)
outfit details: Rhode Ella Dress (Seen on the blog here; this rainbow one is so cute and available up to a size XXL) // Loeffler Randall Emilia Heels // Palmgrens Rattan Bag // BaubleBar Hoop Earrings
the occasion: recording A Drink With James video + popping by the Longchamp party in Soho. (I had my hair and makeup professionally done to be camera ready.)
outfit details: Celine Sunglasses // gifted Figue Dress (they just extended their size range, btw, now carrying an XXL – the brand runs big so I’d say the XXL would fit an 18-20) // Loeffler Randall Emilia Heels // Chanel Purse // Daisy Jewellery x Estee Lalonde Necklace // MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl (new obsession, just ordered it!)
I think I’m liking this new format of showing your outfits, Grace! Definitely more realistic than made-up photoshoots (though those are fun too, sparingly!). I love your long red dress! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I gotta say, when bloggers do this kind of post I don’t usually read them because I don’t find them that interesting but the thing is I had never read one so how did I know I didn’t like them? I clicked on yours and I actually enjoyed it, I think when we take pictures for the blog it can have a certain vibe but our everyday style is a bit different because we have different occasions happening on our day to day life and we need to dress accordingly. I found this very interesting, definitely not gonna let another one of these slide haha
That’s really interesting, thanks for sharing!! Out of curiosity why don’t you find the other ones interesting? I just like to know these things, haha! x
Love this! For me, your blog has always struck a good balance of aspirational and relatable, and this feature is the perfect complement to that!
Aw thanks Megan!
Love this post!!
Love this! I’m still a fan of the more profesh outfits posts but these are super fun too! Thanks for sharing with us.
Glad to hear it! Thanks Sarah! xo
Love this new post format! It’s so fun to see a roundup of your outfits and what kind of events you wore them for!
Thank you Kelly!
Longtime reader, just wanted to say I love this idea! I’m sure it took a lot of work to compile but super helpful & fun to know where you wore each outfit.
Thanks Caitlin! I am so happy to hear that!
Loved this post!!
I’m so glad! Thanks!
Loved this new format, and especially enjoyed seeing where you wore each outfit as well.
I’m so glad! Thanks for the feedback.
I’m doing an instagram cleanse and can’t remember the name of the podcast you’re interviewed on today and can’t wait to listen, can you remind me?
Haha yes! It’s A Single Serving with Shani Silver 🙂
Ahh I loved this post! I love seeing what people (actually) wear day to day!
x Lisa | lisaautumn.com
So happy to hear that. Thanks Lisa, hope you had a great weekend!
I love this new series Grace!! I also love that you mention whether it was raining or not. hehe- most of us have to dress around the weather and sometimes that gets lost in translation in professional blog photos because the weather is always decent when you’re shooting outside. And I love all your outfits this week! 🙂
Thank you so much Abby!
So fun! While I love a good professional shoot, every now and then these types of posts are so fun. Also gives everyone a peek into your week!
Dana | The Champagne Edit
Thanks Dana! So happy you enjoyed it. 😉 xo
I really like this kind of post! It’s also interesting to get a look at what your week looks like Fashionable as always! Keep up the great work!
Oh good, that makes me so happy to hear- planning on making it a weekly thing!
I love your thursday dress so much! It’s so bright and vibrant
Thank you so much!!!
I liked this way more than the professional picture posts! So fun and shows a real life wardrobe!
Thank you so much for that feedback! XO
This was AMAZING! I loved it, I love the mirror selfies, I love the outfits and the fact that they feel real (even though your professionally shot ones are certainly also real outfits, something about the photoshoot aspect of it feels…not like me heading in to my job on the day to day or out on the weekend). Anyway, keep up the great work!! I’ve been a reader for quite some time and feel that this year you have really pushed yourself and grown and experimented with new things, and I say, BRAVA!!!
Aw thank you so much! I’m trying!!! Much appreciate the kind words. xx
This is a fun post! Obsessed with your palmgrens bag. I don’t mind the mirror selfies at all!
So glad to hear it! Thanks Roxanne!
I love this kind of post, with actual, real outfits! The MM LaFleur culottes and the Rhode Ella dress are definitely my favourite pieces. On a mission to find a pair of good culottes now!
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The MM culottes are the BEST – def try these out!
Yay. This is so fun Grace!! Love seeing your day-to-day outfits + LOVED your chat with James. So good & informative! xo
Aw thank you Veronika! Really appreciate the note and so happy the video was helpful! xx
I love the new Format! Mentioning occasions and weather is a great Feature and kept me reading instead of just scrolling through the photos.
Interestingly I thought you looked cutest in your lounge/working from home outfit. It’s probably the glasses and that au naturel face of yours!
aw thank you Abby!!! xo
Love this! I love to see how others put outfits on during the week. I’m loving the last floral blue dress too.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It will be a regular Monday feature 🙂
I love this kind of format!
So glad to hear it!!!!
This is so fun! I’m a fan of the “regular week of outfits” format with little blurbs about what you were doing that day. I find this format more inspirational in terms of putting together looks from things in my own closet.
I’m so glad you like the format – planning to make this a weekly feature!