What I Wore Last Week

How did everyone do last week? Last week ended up being pretty busy work-wise and with Emerson's schooling which really helped. Days went by fast, and some days I didn't really think about what is going on outside our home. I spent less time on the news, instead, I got recaps from Twitter which I think was good for my health and my productivity.


Monday we did the shoot for the Universal Standard Geo Trios box and one of the pieces that came in the box was this denim shirtdress. I liked it so much I kept it on the rest of the day. It's a looser fit than I am usually drawn to (I'm wearing the XS), but the fabric is surprisingly soft, stretchy, and has drape and I really enjoyed wearing it. I also loved the pockets big enough for my phone, lipbalm, and a tissue. When the temps dropped with the sun setting, I added my Soma Essential Leggings which I thought was a cute look. I wore my orange EVA Birkenstocks to give the look a pop of color.

The Carhartt overalls make another appearance, this time with an old but still great condition cotton cableknit from LL Bean (Lands' End has a similar one with a slightly different neckline). I ended up wearing this with my Bogs Sidney boots since we headed to the garden to pick fresh produce (the radishes came up and we scored some kale and green onions). 

I mentioned this highlighter-yellow hoodie in what I bought while on quarantine and here it is!  At the top are the three things I bought: the leggings, the sports bra, and the hoodie. The leggings are no longer available but TBH I wish I bought these instead. With my Brooks sneakers, this is what I wore for my morning living room workout.  And then after my shower, I again wore the hoodie with my Christian Siriano for J.Jill t-shirt I've worn many times before and my black cabi Pivot joggers from last year (these from Soma are also awesome and a good alternative).  And then the silver Birkenstocks.

This is a super old dress from cabi, I bought it at one of their conferences when they have a shop of past season clothing for sale.  Not even sure the year.  Over it is the cocoon wrap from Soma that I featured in my at home capsule wardrobe, and then the silver Birkenstocks and a very cute dog who wanted to play fetch.

More overalls! Here I'm wearing the Serenity Tee from cabi from this season with my black Universal Standard overalls.  Emerson and I went for a walk that day to get some fresh air so I put on my La Canadienne boots, the first time I've worn them since we've been sheltering in place.  I love how I can zip them, making them easy to slip on for a quick walk.  

This week was chillier, and a lot of rain.  I found myself craving socks – thick wool ones that aren't too tight but will still fit under the Birkenstocks.  The ones I've been wearing the most are these marled Thermaskin ones from Lands' End (and at the time of writing this they were on sale for $6 each).  They're not itchy, they don't slide off, they wash and dry great.  Mine are two years old and still are rocking. It's funny how little things like socks and bras and pockets make such a major difference now that we are all staying at home! 

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11 Comments

  1. Jane
    April 27, 2020 / 5:46 pm

    I thought only Canadians wore socks and Birkenstocks?

    • Abigail
      April 29, 2020 / 3:03 am

      Nope! The kids made it trendy post-game to wear socks with slides.

      I can appreciate the practicality of not having the interior of my car covered in cleat dirt. I’m a fan of the look.

  2. Bonnie Grove
    April 27, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    Love that Soma Cocoon. Dang it. Super cute with the cabi dress and I can’t remember the name of that either! Thanks for the post!!

  3. anne marie broyles
    April 27, 2020 / 1:31 pm

    Well, thanks to this post and the link to your Stay at Home capsule wardrobe, I now have the cocoon shrug and the leggings with pockets from Soma on the way. I’m hoping the cocoon is roomy enough for a busty person like myself, but if not it’ll make a great gift for someone else! Alison, you look fabulous in every outfit! Thank you again for all the inspiration.

  4. Patricia Harris Smith
    April 27, 2020 / 10:10 am

    Love the way you style everyting. Although, I have to say, the cute dog does soo much for any outfit. Thanks for your words during this horrifying time.

  5. Rebecca
    April 27, 2020 / 9:56 am

    Agree on the socks, bras and pockets thing. The only things that I have bought while in quarantime are bras and sleep shirts, because all of a sudden, my current ones became unbearable.
    Keep up the good work! I enjoy reading every day and I love the Instagram stories.

  6. Krista Alexander
    April 27, 2020 / 9:12 am

    Lay off the news AND social media. I’ve decided to put my time to good use. I’m making awards for my seniors. This year’s senior superlatives will be out of this world. A long ride on the motorcycle with my favorite partner in crime yesterday also did a world of good. I’ve decided my next purchase is better riding attire!

    Taking up a new hobby (Rosanna will be proud). I still have so many scarves. Most purchased during trips or somewhere that hold major sentimental value. Some of them are perfect to turn into kimonos. I have a sewing kit around here somewhere!

  7. Leu2500
    April 27, 2020 / 7:51 am

    Agree about really minimizing the time spent following news for ones well being. It’s a sad commentary on the times, but.

    The Cabi dress with Soma cocoon looks so good.

  8. Anna
    April 27, 2020 / 7:16 am

    Very clever of Oscar to choose a play ball that color-coordinates with your yellow hoodie 😉

    • Frances
      April 28, 2020 / 12:34 am

      Love your recent blog post What size did you purchase in the J Crew hoodie? Is it TTS or oversized? I’m a 38XD so may consider the XL? Thanks you!

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