Hello, dear gal! And welcome to Dressed for My Day. I’m thrilled that you’ve stopped in for a fashionable moment. Let’s see what I can do to oblige you. How about a long sleeve leopard tee served up with a bold splash of red? That’s one of my favorite combinations for a look that is both on trend and classic.
Ladies, leopard print is not going anywhere! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And you don’t have to treat it as a print; style it like a solid. That means you can even wear it with other prints. But most importantly, while I do generally encourage us older gals to steer clear of prints that could age us, we absolutely do not have to stay away from this animal!
My long sleeve leopard print tee is marked down 30% and last I checked it was still well stocked. This t-shirt is uber soft and will be so versatile throughout the fall and winter, maybe even into the spring. The 60% cotton, 40% Lenzing® modal tee has plenty of stretch, but keeps its shape. I sized down to a small for a very comfortable fit. I’ve tucked mine in for better proportions, but you could absolutely leave it untucked, too. The tee features a crew neck, straight hem and a back seam for a flattering fit.
I know of no more classic way to wear leopard than to group it with comfortable denim and a swath of red. My red cardigan is from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but they have one this year from the same brand. It may be a little deeper red, but it looks just like it on the web site. I’m wearing a medium in the sweater. It also comes in a deeper red pomegranate that is just lovely! I do have some more economical options in the shopping widget.
I’m wearing my AG ankle jeans from last year, too. But these are very similar; same style, just a different shade. I’m wearing a 30, TTS. My jeans feature a split raw hem that actually runs pretty long, even on my 5’8″ frame, so I cuffed them twice.
A reader asked me just yesterday about whether or not it is okay to roll up your jeans to cuff them. Yes! In fact, when wearing booties like these, you want your jeans to hit just above the shaft, exposing just a hint of skin. So you can roll them up once or more. But I’d suggest only cuffing skinny, boyfriend or girlfriend jeans. You can cuff straight jeans if they have a very fitted, slim silhouette.
I’ve linked to more economical jeans in the shopping widget. But I absolutely love my AGs. They are by far my favorite premium brand of jeans. So if you’re considering trying premium denim, I do suggest you start with them. You can check out Nordstrom’s AG collection or Nordstrom Rack. They do go on sale, so I suggest adding some to your Nordstrom wish list and watching them.
My boots are my investment shoe purchase for the season. I don’t mind spending money on a good pair of boots that I know I’ll wear for years. These Thursday Downtown Boots in Sedona are handcrafted from hand-finished Italian leather and they feature premium hardware and a cushioned insole. Because they are such a classic style, I know I’ll wear them for years. And honestly, they’re no more expensive than lesser made boots from other brands. I also have the Captain lace-up boots (in Old English) from Thursday Boots, and can’t say enough good things about this manufacturer. They advertise high quality at honest prices, and that’s definitely how I’d categorize this brand.
Speaking of brands that deliver, Brighton recently sent me this beautiful bourbon brown Pretty Tough Phone Organizer to share with you. They wanted to send me something that I thought my readers would enjoy and I chose this phone organizer because I know so many of my gals like to go to farmer’s markets, museums, boutiques and coffee shops carrying just the essentials. I love the ease of slipping my (quite large!) phone and a few cards into this modern and richly crafted crossbody for hands-free browsing. I’m also able to get my reading glasses easily and safely into the sizeable back pocket that you can’t see here.
The Pretty Tough Phone Organizer also comes in black and stone leather with a snake print inset. And you can check out their other selections of phone organizers and full size organizers here. The fuller size options are great for travel or a day out, providing ample space for sunglasses and lipstick, too. Oh, and Brighton has a beautiful selection of face masks, because, you know, that’s a thing these days!
SPECIAL ALERT: Brighton has generously offered a FREE SHIPPING code just for my readers. That’s you! Yay! Use code KAYFREESHIP for free shipping on this lovely Pretty Tough Phone Organizer or anything else you purchase from Brighton. Total cost must equal over $70. I’m not sure how long this code will last.
I capped off my leopard and red look with my reversible leather belt (30% off), my favorite lightweight teardrop earrings and these fantastic wooden bangles. They’re also lightweight and so fun to wear.
I carried along my black sneakers to show you this outfit toned down to a more stay-at-home level, but I decided you could visualize that well enough without me snapping a photo. Truly this look is so versatile, comfortable and effortless. But it comes together looking so impressive and current. Can’t you just see meeting a girlfriend for an alfresco lunch in this get up? Change into the sneakers, and it’s a perfect outfit for a backyard dinner with your honey, too.
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You can shop most of today’s look in the widget below. But Brighton is part of a different affiliate program, so you’ll want to check out my phone organizer here. All of the links here and in the copy above are affiliate links. If you shop through them I potentially earn a commission, but at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for shopping my links and supporting my work here at Dressed for My Day. I enjoy serving you in this way.
I just realized the bracelets didn’t link up in the widget either. You can find them marked down here.
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Do you want to be healed? When Jesus asked the lame man at the pool of Bethesda this question, He may (or may not) have been referring to the man’s physical maladies. But let’s put physical illnesses aside temporarily. Do you want to be healed? Of your hurting heart, your bitterness, your depression, your anger, your regrets, your gluttony, your addictions, your grief?
Honestly, I’ve met a lot of women who would rather swim all day in the pool of Bethesda, so to speak, rather than be healed of what ails their souls. Shoot, I’ve swum a few laps in that pool myself – a few more than necessary at times! Sometimes the sicknesses of our soul become idols we feed…because they feed something in us. Hmm. Girlfriend, come out of that pool! Jesus can heal your hurts. I know that first hand. I truly do. If you’d like to know more about my story (and another guy’s), you might want to check out my Bible study, Joseph: Keeping a Soft Heart in a Hard Place.
Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” ~ John 5:2-6