In my last post, I showed you how I tried to make some outfits, but they were all blah, which made me feel blah.  I am feeling much better today. Why?  Because I bought new jeans. Yes, it sounds ridiculous! But a new pair of jeans did wonders for my mood.  I have lots of clothes and probably did not need new jeans, but in my mind, I did, because I wanted boot-cut jeans to go with my high heel boots.

So off I went to find just the right pair, thinking it would be a time-consuming ordeal, and probably expensive. But guess what? I found them at the first store I went to….my go-to place for inexpensive clothing and costume jewelry…CATO. 🙂

AND they were less than $20.00.  I got jeans and a belt for $14.99.  YAY!

I decided to use the jeans to do a series on using accessories. Of course, these will be a visual lessons 😉

Before I started on my “fashion journey,”  I pretty much considered an outfit to be pants and a top, or a dress. It never occurred to me that you could add things like sweaters, jackets, or belts. And I might have worn whatever jewelry I happened to have, but certainly did not change accessories for different outfits.

The outfit I am wearing today is pretty basic, but it does look like an outfit, not just jeans and a top.  Here are the steps I took to get there:

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I started with the jeans and a white top, then added a jacket. Still not right, so kept going and added a belt.

That wasn’t quite enough, so finished up with necklace, bracelet and earrings:

Now I am good to go!  Much better than the blah outfit from last week:

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I’ll be back soon with more “experiments in style.”  I would LOVE for you to subscribe, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @over50under20.


14 thoughts on “NEW JEANS”

    1. Looking good! The bracelet and necklace really lift it. I’m always in such a hurry, adding those extra touches make the outfit and you feel great. I will go and put on some jewellery now! 🙂

  1. Great outfit! I have never heard of Cato, so I will have to make a trip there soon! Thank you so much I always learn something.

  2. So classic! Cato is one of my favorite stores, too! Although I have never tried their jeans. I love how you elevated this easy look by adding accessories. It always amazes me how easy it is to do and how many women need just little help getting it there. I guess that is why we do what we do, right?! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.


    1. Exactly, Shelbee. I think some people just need a little help. I know I do! That is why I love the world of real women who do style blogs for real women…like you. 🙂 Thanks!

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