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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