Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, welcome!! It is the third Thursday of the month so you know what that means. Nope, it’s not Howdy Doody time…it is time for Ageless Style 02.2023. Marsha chose the theme of kindness for this month as today is Random Act of Kindness Day. Immediately all the Ageless Style gals started brainstorming ideas for ways to ‘style’ the theme. Maybe using a graphic tee, a prop. Featuring sustainable fabric that is environmentally kind. Jodie even suggested this darling children’s picture book as inspiration for this month’s theme.
Speaking of kindness…before we go any further…see that wind chime I am touching in the photo above? That was a gift from my sweet, sweet blogger friend Kellyann sent to me after my mom’s death in the summer. It makes the prettiest music and helps me to feel like my mama is a little closer every time I hear it tinkle.
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AGELESS STYLE 02.2023
I love graphic tees. You probably know that about me already. They can be such a fun way to incorporate personal style, personal beliefs into your wardrobe. I have graphic tees with messages and graphic tees with just images that I like. Have ordered many of my favorites including the one I am sharing today from Etsy. Styling it two ways.
My tee shirt reads “Kindness: Sprinkle It Around Like Confetti.” Don’t you love that? What a better place this world would be if we all just amped up the kindness we extend toward others.
Graphic Tee and Skirt
Lauren and I had a girls’ day in late December. We had breakfast at La Madeleine then shopped at Versona and Loft and followed that up with glittery gold gel pedicures for New Years. I found this tweed skirt on sale at Loft. The nubby texture and bright colors reminded me of confetti. And of the expression about tossing kindness about like confetti. Had always liked that idea.
Coming to you directly from the Loft dressing room. How ’bout that pattern mixing? I was thinking the skirt might be just festive enough for New Year’s Eve. But it turned out we didn’t go out that last evening of the year so I hadn’t had an opportunity to wear to wear it until this link-up.
For this post, I paired my confetti skirt and kindness graphic tee with black (p)leather boots and a black (p)leather moto jacket. Added some multicolor acrylic hoop earrings that echoed the confetti sprinkled about on the tee.
Time for a haircut or at least a trim.
This skirt was a whole lot shorter on me when I put it on for this post. How does that happen? It felt borderline too short at Loft and I asked Lauren if it was. But we decided with tights, it would be okay. In these pictures, it looks like I have on a mini skirt and go-go boots à la Goldie Hawn on “Laugh-In.”
Giving a nod to PC’s upcoming baseball season in this next photo. Can’t believe they have already played their first scrimmage game.
And boy, that skirt is short!! Get some clothes on, girl!!
Graphic Tee and Cords
In an effort to show little less leg, I changed things up by swapping the skirt for a pair of black cords. Am I the only one still wearing and loving corduroy pants? I think they look a little more polished than some of my jeans but are just as comfy.
Had forgotten until looking at this picture that I added a bit-o-bling with this version. Sparkly earrings and a statement necklace. I asked PC if we could take a few pictures up the street at the base of the Franklin Mountains and the start of the Lazy Cow trailhead.
Would you please extend to me the kindness of pretending I have pedicured toes peeking out of my peep-toe booties? Anybody else just hate spending money on pedis and manis?
Looking back on this picture, I am thinking maybe my cardi looks a little big. What do you think? Funny how I can look at my reflection in the mirror and not notice things like that. But seeing myself in a photo makes a difference. Might need to give it the big heave ho. Cleaning out my closet is one of my winter goals. Wrote about that here to make me more accountable. Next week is the week, girls. Next week is the week.
5 Day Closet Clean Out Challenge
Going to be using Alison’s “5 Day Closet Clean Out Challenge” to get ‘er done. I have done this before but have accumulated more clothes. Time to do it again with no mercy. Will be following these questions Alison suggests we consider in tackling a closet clean out.
- Have I worn it in the past year?
- Is it a classic piece that will stay in style?
- Is it still in good condition?
- Do I feel good when I wear this?
- Does it fit?
- Would I buy this again?
Curious about what the other Ageless Style gals are styling for this month’s prompt? Well, so am I!! Join me in checking out the interpretations my blogging buddies have put together for today’s link-up, won’t you? And then link your post below so we can return the favor.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo’s Bodacious Blog
Cathy ~ My Side of 50
Joanne ~ My Slice of Life
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Rosemary ~ Distinctly Southern Style
Oh, girls. I was so optimistic about this new year. Think I’ve mentioned it a time or two to you guys. But we’ve had a setback this week. Won’t say more than that now but would appreciate any good thoughts or prayers you can send up on our behalf. We surely appreciate it.
Off to try to do something productive. Hoping to join up for “What’s on Your Book Shelf?” – a book review link-up with some of my favorite bloggers and to join Gail and friends for “Tell Us About…”. Now to just get those posts put together for public consumption!!
Thank you for your support and friendship. Wishing you a restful weekend.
Hugs and kisses,