Hi gals! I’m so glad you stopped by Dressed for My Day today. I have a great spring outfit for you, but I’m also introducing you to a new friend. One of the sweetest perks of beginning this blog about a year ago is that I have met some of the most amazing women…you precious readers and other style bloggers. Today I’d like to introduce you to Tania Stephens at 50 is Not Old. Now does that blog title resonate with you, or what???
I first encountered Tania on Pinterest. For the past several years as I perused the virtual bulletin board for styles for women over 50, I kept seeing this darling, pixie-like woman smiling back at me dressed in styles that really resonated with me. No wonder. Tania identifies her style as “classic meets trendy.” Sounds like our kind of gal, huh!
I want to tell you a little more about Tania at the bottom of the blog post. But, hey, she did invite me to collaborate with her on an outfit post, so let’s check out the spring look I’ve chosen to share today.
My regular readers know that I, too, identify proudly as a classic dresser. But, like Tania, I try to keep my classic looks modern and fresh by mixing my wardrobe essentials with a few trending pieces or accessories. In fact, my challenge this year is to make sure every outfit I share contains both a classic piece or two and a few modern touches.
My white denim jacket is lightly distressed, just enough to add interest and keep the look contemporary. I’m wearing a small, which is the lower of the two sizes I normally choose. It’s a comfy fit, close to the body to create a slimming silhouette without feeling tight.
The jacket also comes in petite and tall sizes.
I just love this pretty floral smocked yoke blouse. It’s slightly fitted and hits at the hips, but I’ve done a front tuck here for a modern finish. The top is lightweight and comfy. I’m wearing a small, true to size. I chose to pair it with these skinny crop blue jeans, but it would also look nice with white jeans.
Adding a modern touch to this outfit, I wore my gold layering necklaces, which sit nicely above the round neckline of my blouse. Remember, these ultra contemporary accessories also come in silver and each necklace can be purchased separately as well.
I’m wearing my usual 6 in these skinny crop jeans, but I wish I’d gone with the curvy fit to provide a little more wiggle room in the calves. They do come in petite sizes, too. I found these jeans to be very, very comfortable.
My gold flats are no longer available, but I think they’re the perfect shoe to add a little sparkle to this outfit.
My Michael Kors mini bucket bag is no longer available, but this full size bucket bag is, and it comes in several beautiful colors. (I just ordered the soft pink!) Plus, right now you get to take another 25% off that price with code SPRING. This is definitely the time to purchase a Michael Kors bag if you’re interested. Be sure to sign up for the KorsVIP program, too, in order to receive free shipping and free return shipping.
If you have any questions about this outfit, please let me know. This is definitely a great look for lunch with the gals, a weekend getaway or even a day working from your home office.
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If you’re visiting here from 50 is Not Old, welcome! I’m so glad you dropped in. Tania was so gracious to introduce us. I hope you’ll stick around a bit and even introduce yourself in the comment feed. You can also:
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Be Sure to Visit Tania
If you haven’t met Tania before, be sure to head on over to 50 is Not Old to say hi. She’s a Virginia gal, born and raised in Tennessee. You’ll undoubtedly get a taste of her Southern charm very quickly upon meeting her. She’s a mom, empty nester and grandmother, too. But, my! She’s a pretty grandmother! Most importantly, Tania is a sweet soul, easy to identify with and gracious to those who read her blog regularly. I should know. I’ve been reading 50 is Not Old for a couple of years now!
Blessed for My Day
I love the word “invitation.” I’ve never heard that word used in a sentence I didn’t like. Invitations are inherently warm, generous, appealing and kind. I still get all bubbly inside anytime someone invites me to do something with them. But I especially thrill when someone invites me into their home.
As much as I love invitations, sometimes I neglect to extend enough of them to other people. You, too? We get kinda caught up in our own little corners of the world and we forget there are people looking in from the outside, wishing they could be included, wanted, invited in. I’m grateful Tania invited me to do this collaboration with her. And that encourages me to invite someone in, too. What about you? Who is standing on the outside, peering in, waiting for you to invite her? Why not reach out today.
When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down because today I must stay at your house.” So he quickly came down and welcomed Him joyfully. ~ Luke 19:5-6