Well winter threatens to linger here in Cincinnati for at least a couple more months, so I’m determined to enjoy my winter wardrobe. That’s why I’m excited about this little mini series, the Winter Classics. And I don’t know that there is anything more classic than these Donegal tweed trousers I’m sharing with you today. I’m in love!
I’ve had a few readers ask for me to style wool pants, so I was eager to try out these classic wool-blend trousers from Talbots. The great news is they’re still available in all misses sizes (sorry, petites and plus size gals 🙁 ) AND they’re marked down from $129 to just $39.99. Wowsa!
These softly lined pants feature just enough stretch to move and groove with you, a gently flared leg silhouette and a fashionably high waist. I’m a big fan of the Donegal tweed and the pretty chocolatey brown and camel coloring. They fit true to size. (They did come in curvy, but they’re sold out.) So snatch these Donegal tweed trousers up if you’re interested in a classic pant that’s versatile enough for church, work or even everyday graceful living.
In fact, I styled these Donegal tweed trousers twice last week in “real life,” wearing them to meet up with friends on Friday evening and then to church that Sunday. You can check out how I wore them HERE.
On this day I paired the Donegal tweed trousers with my ivory cashmere turtleneck from Lily Silk. I shared this ultra soft cashmere turtleneck in my YouTube video, 5 Feminine Wardrobe Essentials, sponsored by Lily Silk. So you can still use my coupon code Kay12 to get 12% off of the cashmere turtleneck or anything else you purchase at Lily Silk.
I am wearing a flesh toned camisole under the cashmere turtleneck, by the way. I find it to be a little sheer in this color. But I think the black, carmine or honey mustard sweaters would also be beautiful with these pants, and they’re undoubtedly not sheer at all. I’m wearing a medium in the sweater.
Since my cashmere turtleneck and the Donegal tweed trousers are such classic garments, I decided to keep my accessories (save one!) rather classic, too. I tucked my sweater in completely and added my reversible brown/black belt (size medium). Then I added my adjustable Presleigh love knot necklace, my classic gold hoop earrings and a gold bangle (similar).
But I think you definitely could take these Donegal tweed trousers in a completely different direction, maybe a little edgier even. I’ll try to style them again soon and do something a little more casual with them. But right now I could envision a black turtleneck and fashionable sneakers and a denim jacket. Or a chambray shirt and loafers.
Since I did go the traditional route, I decided to add a bit of a wow factor with my red suede bock heel pumps. Aren’t they fun? Remember a few months ago when I shared seven style formulas that work every time? This is a good example of the Shoes On, Show Off! formula.
I prefer to use a little care when I wear these red suede pumps. They’re very comfortable and obviously stunning. But I think it’s best to keep the rest of my outfit rather pared back when I wear them. That doesn’t mean that those other garments can’t be equally beautiful, but simply that they’re not competing for attention. These red suede pumps are 50% off but they’re also almost sold out. I’m linking to others in the shopping widget.
Also, I recently purchased these toffee suede Paul Green Tammy Pumps and look forward to wearing them with these Donegal tweed trousers, among other things. They feel great on and fit true to size. They’re 40% off and still pricey. But these are high quality shoes with soft insoles and uppers, perfect for problem feet.
My Michael Kors bag is a couple of years old and no longer available. But this Idina medium leather satchel or this Rayne medium Saffiano leather satchel are both comparable and deeply discounted. I love having this exquisite neutral colored satchel in my repertoire. I reach for it so often.
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Blessed for My Day
Doing the right thing is often quite difficult. Sometimes I seek God’s wisdom for how I should handle a tough situation, but then when I read the instruction printed in God’s Word I wrestle with obeying it. You, too? I know that in the end God’s Word will always guide me to do the right thing. And I know God blesses those who walk in obedience. But still, when He directs me to unpleasant tasks like forgiveness, biblical confrontation, sacrifice, service or self-denial, something in me sometimes resists.
But I’ve discovered over time that true rest comes when I agree with God. Whether I can comprehend the outcome or not and regardless of how distasteful obedience may seem, if I can choose to relinquish all of that to God and just trust that He knows best, that He’s doing something and that He will indeed provide the strength for the task, I honestly can breathe a little easier. And ultimately there is great joy in letting go and fully cooperating with God’s counsel.
I will bless the Lord who has advised me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely. ~ Psalm 16:7-9