A Few Weeks Ago, This Week: Shimmer And Shine, January 15-19

As noted in the title, these photos of my workweek outfits with a bit of shimmer and shine are from a few weeks ago. Actually, I guess it’s more like a month ago and at a point when I was putting in crazy hours at my day job, including going in on weekends and the MLK holiday. A much shorter commute (like half the travel time) is a delightful upside to working on non-traditional days but all those extra hours meant no time for blogging. Did you notice?

Last Week This Week is a look back at what I actually wore last Monday thru Friday (usually) as long as it was a workday. I’ve included a brief description of each outfit and if I wore it for a specific event other than a typical workday. Without a specified dress-code in my workplace, casual Friday isn’t really an official thing but I usually adhere to it nonetheless.


For this featured week, I had decided to incorporate elements of shimmer and/or shine into my outfits. The MLK holiday is a day off at my job so I could dress as I pleased. It seemed like a perfect day for a graphic tee, from which I get a bit of shine, and white trainers that I paired up with a thrifted denim jacket and black chinos.



This outfit was shared on Instagram for a challenge even though the blog post didn’t get finished. The shimmer is again in my top and this outfit is a thrifted triple-threat with the jacket, skirt, and shoes.


There is also a bit of sparkle coming from my pendant necklace.


I was giving a presentation to a small professional development program at work this day so I went with my spin on the classic combination of black slacks and a white blouse. Cropped trousers, paired with block-heeled loafers and lightweight tweedy coatigan keep me from looking bland and basic.


A multi-strand bright silvertone necklace along with a fringe pendant one and marcasite ring add the shimmer and shine to this outfit.


The photos for these next two days were done in a makeup session over the weekend because I was simply too wrung out each day at work to take them in the office. Since I take the photo for the feature image of these posts on the Saturday or Sunday following the workweek, I’ve gotten into the habit of arranging the hanger for each outfit as I undress each day. This way I’m ready for the “group” photo without having to remember what I wore and searching for each item. Oh ya, the shine in this outfit is courtesy of my metallic loafers.



As usual, I opted for jeans when Friday came around. I settled on the theme of shimmer and shine because I wanted to justify wearing this sequin embellished top to work. It’s in my favorite color combo of blue and black.  Paired up with another of my black blazers and my tweed ankle boots, the sequins seem to add a little brightness to the darker palette without too much inappropriate sparkle.


And there you have it, a look back at what I wore to work a few weeks ago.  How do you decide what you will wear to work? Let me clarify … unless you’ve declared yourself to be checked out from any type of routine, anything you do during daylight hours (and sometimes nighttime ones as well) whether or not you get paid for it, I consider that to be your “work” and you should/can be dressed accordingly. And even if you are retired, in whatever manner you’ve enjoyed your day is good enough for me.

I expect that in future posts there will be repeat wearings of some of the outfits shown above or a mix and match of the pieces as has already occurred. If you missed the post where I explain the reasons behind this weekly feature (minus the link up), you can read about it here. I’m inspired by the creativity I see shared on the many blogs and Instagram accounts that I follow and I hope that you’ve found some from me. Won’t you share and tell me if you have?

Let’s connect! Subscribe, tweet, follow, friend, love, pin … all options are available and waiting for you. I look forward to hearing from you. Two more LWTW posts will publish in the next couple of days and if things stay under control, the Fine-Whatever link-up will resume this coming Saturday.


4 thoughts on “A Few Weeks Ago, This Week: Shimmer And Shine, January 15-19”

  1. Yahoo! How wonderful to see your smiling face and latest chic styles!! I’ve missed you Rena. I do get that there are times when something’s gotta give and clearly work needs to be a priority on occasion.
    Wednesday’s outfit is impeccably styled. The tweedy texture and very flattering length of the coatigan (cute term) are professional and trendy at the same time. The waterfall of pretty pendants you added is gorgeous!
    I also love the unique stripey cardigan in Thursdays look! You might have fun finding a printed, purple, pant to play at pattern mixing (yikes, try saying that 3 times!).
    What a great comeback post my friend!

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