My Friday outfit posts seem to be hit or miss these days. I was the last one of our family to come down with some official coronavirus symptoms (this happened shortly after by blocked ear issue was finally resolved) and I ended up spending several days on the sofa doing pretty much nothing because I felt too weak. But I am happy to say that I am feeling well again and this week I finally was able to do my own grocery shopping again after being in quarantine since my husband was tested positive the second week of August and we all were instructed to quarantine. I am so glad this is over now......not that I enjoy grocery shopping!!!! But it's nice being able to get out of the house again!
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Today's outfit is something I usually would wear to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch when the field is dry....jeans, an olive utility jacket and sneakers.
Utility jackets may be my favorite jackets during the transitional seasons. While I would usually reach for my longer utility jacket, I've had this one in my closet for several years. I used to wear it more often years ago and it's been in my "donate" pile a couple of times but somehow I always seem to change my mind....
Somehow I have a love/hate relationship with this jacket. While the hood seems to be out of place because it's a different color, I do like the layered look it creates. Then I am also not so sure about the lengths which I actually used to love when I first got this jacket. I guess it doesn't really take that much room and it's nice to have a choice of utility jackets, so I'll be keeping it for another season!
As you can imagine, this exact jacket is no longer available (it's from Charlotte Russe who unfortunately is no longer in business.) This Utility Jacket from Old Navy looks like a good alternative and I've linked to a few others below.
The sleeves are full lengths but I decided to fold them up a couple of times.
You may find the exact jacket second hand at thredUP or Poshmark. As a sizing tip, this exact jacket does run small so be sure to go up a size. I'm wearing medium whereas I usually wear a small in jackets.)
Utility Jacket Options:
Another favorite purchase is my weekly Misfits Market organic produce delivery. I kind of quit sharing the contents on Wednesdays as they've become repetitive now that I get to choose my own produce. While I've been sick I had too much food waste (because I pretty much didn't cook or do much of anything), and I decided to downsize to the Mischief box (which is their smaller box).
Below is a photo of my most recent "Mischief" Misfits Market box. The pomegranate, starfruit and poppies tomatoes were add-ons. Everything else is what I picked for the box contents. It's definitely much smaller than the Madness box and I will probably go back to it soon.Misfits Market you can use this code: COOKWME-TT0TPG to get 25% off your first box. If you're unfamiliar with this service, it is a subscription produce service, but it can be cancelled at any time even after your first order.
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You definitely have to keep that jacket! I love that the hood is different!ReplyDelete
It's a great layering jacket for sure, I just feel like most of the times it's still too warm for it and then when it finally cools off it's too cold (typical Illinois weather!!) But I'll probably continue to hang on to it :)Delete
Glad you are feeling better! We just switched to the mischief box too and I remember thinking-- that's it? When I opened it this week; it is quite smaller than the madness box for sure but I know if I'm not cooking for the next week or two most of the veggies aren't going to get eaten so I don't want too many hanging around. I typically tend to wear a sweater, jeans, and for some reason never have appropriate footwear for apple picking. I almost always find myself walking through the taller wet grass in flip flops.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't it be great if there was a box in a size between the mischief and madness! When I'm mindful of what I choose I can still get a few side dishes made out of the mischief box. But will most likely go back to the madness box soon!Delete
What a cute fall jacket! I'm happy to hear that your Covid symptoms weren't more serious. Most are not, which is why it perplexes me so that there is so much fear of this virus out there.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy! I also never worried too much about the virus, but have to admit on the worst days when I was sick, on top of feeling miserable I ended up worrying that I'd end up in the hospital due to the way the news talks about the virus. I made sure to drink lots of water and peppermint tea (which helped relieve my the swollen sinuses). I also chewed on some fresh Oregano leaves from my garden because Oregano is supposed to have anti viral properties.Delete
I'd have a hard time giving up that jacket, too!ReplyDelete
Yes it is, luckily it doesn't take up much room!Delete
Such a cute casual outfit! I'm so glad to hear that you got a mild case of the virus and you are recovered now! It must have been so scary for you all being sick.ReplyDelete
Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! :)
Away From Blue
Thanks Mica. Yes I'm so glad we all had milder cases and they were spread out so we weren't all sick at once but it definitely took forever to finally be done quarantining due to how long the incubation period can be.Delete
Love the jacket on you! Such a staple.ReplyDelete
Curated by Jennifer
Oh my goodness, Ellie, I am so glad that everyone is back on their feet again! It sounds like an awful time. You look adorable despite getting kicked around by covid. I love utility jackets for fall. This one is super cute. I have a few that I keep around even thought they don't come out to play every year. Thanks for linking.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shelbee! Yes I'm so glad we all recovered fairly quickly from it and were back on our feet within 7-10 days. Pictures were taken when I was already 100% better :) I could not have managed to take any when I was ill, in fact it was the first time during this whole pandemic time that I ended up wearing sweats for several days. I may have felt a tiny bit better through it all had I put on a pair of jeans but I felt that my body was really asking for some rest..Delete
So glad you're feeling better! And your outfit is super cute! I always love finding new looks that are comfy!ReplyDelete
Glad you are better. I don't seem to like grocery shopping as much as I used too! Maybe it's the mask...ReplyDelete
You look cute in this outfit. Yes, it's perfect for apple picking. Too bad that apples don't grow in Interior Alaska.ReplyDelete
Cute outfit! I love AG skinny jeans. They are my favorite. Love that jacket too.ReplyDelete
I appreciate that you're sharing your personal tips to make the most out of your trip. I'm just getting back into traveling so this is really helpful to me.Zoe Grown Ish OutfitsReplyDelete