PURPLE REIGNS

If you read my last post, you saw a lot of purple.  I actually called it wine or berry, but it was definitely a variation of purple. Today I am showing you another outfit that has purple in it.

When we lived in Florida, I never wore any clothing that color, because my husband did not like purple, and always made some kind of negative comment if I wore it. This is a man who always compliments me on my appearance, so I figured if he made a negative comment, he must really hate it.

Funny how things can change! We moved to Georgia and it just so happens that the nickname of the local high school is the Purple Hurricanes. Everything in our town is purple, especially during football and baseball seasons. Since my husband is the Superintendent of Schools, he is the biggest high school athletics fan here.  And guess what?  He has dozens of purple shirts, jackets, hoodies, and even ties. The color he used to hate is now his favorite color. Funny how my wearing a beautiful purple outfit could not change his mind, but high school kids wearing sweaty sports jerseys could. LOL

Here is the top I started with.  When I tried it on, I knew I would have to put something over it, but what else is new? 😉   It was on the clearance rack at Belk ( our store has the most awesome clearance racks) for $6.00.

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Isn’t this cute? HAHA   I would never wear this top like this, but I see people all the time (if you recognize yourself, stop doing this at once!) who dress like this with their their midsections highlighted for all to see.

I guess I could actually try to lose a few pounds and then I would not have to worry about it. But for now, I am stuck with having to camouflage.

I started by adding a jacket.  Fooled you! No sweater today. 😉

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Still did not look right, so tried tucking in the top and adding a belt.

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Much better.  Camouflage is working.

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SWEATER WEATHER

Finally! Nothing makes me happier than the first cooler days after a long hot summer. It is so great to turn off the AC and sleep with the windows open. And of course, it puts me in the mood to wear cute fall clothes! You already know I wear sweaters all year long, but I am still so happy for Sweater Weather!

I spent part of the day working on making outfits from a cute top I got for $4.00 from Wish.com    You know that I will be wearing sweaters! And I will be adding these outfits to my 100 Black Pants page for sure.

Here is what I started with:

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I was excited to try it with my new cute boots from Target:

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But when I saw the outfit, I changed into shoes.  The boots just did not look right with the pants.

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Tried a couple of different color sweaters also:

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Which one do you like best?  I’ll be back soon with more fall styles and sweaters! And I have to figure out a way to wear the boots.

BLACK PANTS

ScottE Vest, Red Vest, Travel Vest, Black Pants, Over 50 Style, Over 50 Fashion
Number 3

In my first post, I told you about my favorite Athleta pants. I really do wear them at least 100 times a year. I actually have two pairs….a pair and a spare. If they were the only pants I owned, I could still wear a different outfit every day, and make them work for almost any occasion.

Oh dear, I think I just gave myself a challenge! I should challenge myself to make 365 outfits using my old favorites! That would be so cool! I can’t wait to get started!   BUT   That but is to remind myself that I should stop and think before I make such a big commitment. Deep breath. Okay,  I think I could manage to do 100. So, here is number 3.  I am going to count the first two that I have already done.

I have added a page to the blog (at the top)  and will add outfits there until I reach 100. Don’t look for one each day, or you will be disappointed. I will add a note to my posts to let you know when a new one has been added to the page. It will be more than likely be pretty random, just so you know.  This will be fun.

About the vest. Another of my splurge items. It is a ScottE travel vest with a million pockets. Can’t wait to wear it on a trip.  I will let you know how it works. I got this one on sale, and I’m not sure they make this particular one anymore.  Looks like it has been replaced by the RFID version.

http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/subindex_womens_products.shtml#vests

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