Fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends, thank you for popping in for Ageless Style 10.2021: Cozy Cardis. This series is hosted by 9 of my blogging buddies and me. Our group recently expanded so you might see some new faces starting with this month’s edition. Honored to be joining this stylish group of fashion bloggers.
AGELESS STYLE LINK UP
The Ageless Style Link Up goes live on the third Thursday of the month. For each post one of the gals in the group selects a theme then all of us put together a look or looks reflecting it. Last month’s theme, ‘gem colors,’ was chosen Mireille at Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom. You can check out that post, here. I wore my garnet colored skater dress from Amazon. It is a great dress at a great price. Check it out!!
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Ageless Style 10.2021: Cozy Cardis
This month’s prompt, cozy cardigans, was suggested by Amy at Amy’s Creative Pursuits. I think this was a prompt we were all excited by. I mean what goes better with the first of fall than cozy cardis? And maybe a pumpkin spiced latte? Or cup of hot chocolate? The hardest thing about this prompt was deciding which cardigan to share.
My final choice was a color block A New Day cardigan I picked up on sale at Target at the end of the fall season last year. Still had the tags on it!!
Paired it with gray Old Navy super skinny Rockstar jeans and a white button up shirt. For accessories, I chose my maroon faux suede booties and a necklace made up of shells in various fall shades similar to those in the cardigan. Was even having a semi-good hair day!!
It’s funny, in looking through my photos for past cardigan outfits, I went back as far as 2 years ago. Back when I was still coloring my hair. It made me cringe to see how brassy and almost blonde it was at times. Ha! Going natural was one of the easiest, best things I did during the pandemic. And I actually began going gray before I knew what Covid was!! Just worked out that most of the process happened while we were locked up or locked down…whatever the case.
I guess my gray hair looks a little wiry and wild but it really is soft. And so much healthier now days. This week I have begun taking Vegamour GRO Biotin Gummies for hair. They are so yummy and promise “fuller-looking, luxurious hair that shines and radiates.” [source] Stay tuned for my review in a few weeks.
Pockets for the Win
This Target cardi is the softest material. Like a poor, retired woman’s version of cashmere. And has two roomy pockets!!
Never realized how important pockets were until I did away with our landline phone and carried my cell with me everywhere. Even so, before walking from room to room with my cell in hand (or in pocket) I try to ask myself if I would have done that bc=before cell. Would I have taken my home phone into the bathroom with me for goodness sake? Or on a walk? I think not!!
I like pockets when I am with my grandbabies, too. We seem to be forever picking up interesting rocks, or flowers, or bugs…which I put right back down again. But pockets come in handy for mementos. Asked Lauren to take a few photos for me in their lovely back yard. They have mounds of the prettiest mums.
Of course, my babies wanted to get in the action. And I wanted them to!! Not sure what Lucia was doing with her legs in this photo below. We did take her for horse riding lessons but that was a week ago.
Love my babies so much.
Cami is a busy lady. She doesn’t stand still for long.
And she was even sick this day!! But I digress.
Back to Cardis
So, do you wear cardigans? They are part of my go-to uniform. Tee or top + jeans + cardigan. Long cardis. Short. Solid colors. Cardis in with prints. Heavy knit. Lightweight. I love them all. Haven’t worn this cozy lilac cardigan in a year or more. Bought it, and a similar cardigan in teal, with 3 blouses that were perfect for work at the Loft Outlet in the Dayton (Ohio) Outlet Mall 4 years ago. But my working days are behind me. Should I keep these pieces, wearing them only occasionally to church or to run errands? Or should I purge them? What would you do?
Here are more photos than you would ever want to see of my favorite outfit formula featuring the CARDIGAN in the starring role. Which look do you like best?
Are you a cardi girl? Or do you prefer your sweaters the pullover type? I like pullover sweaters, too, but don’t think they allow the same flexibility that a cardigan does. Not as likely to feel as if I can pull it off when I get hot. Which doesn’t happen often but you never know when a stray hot flash might hit.
Hope you will take a few minutes to visit the blogs of my stylish friends joining me for this edition of Ageless Style.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo’s Bodacious Blog
Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life
Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks
Joanna ~ My Slice of Life
Jodie ~ Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie ~ Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle
Mireille ~ Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom
Robin ~ Hello I am 50ish
And then link up your favorite cardi look – or any fall look, for that matter, below.
My blog was about out of commission for a week or more and then one day I woke up, turned on the laptop and things were ‘fixed’ or fixed enough that I could post again. I simply do not understand how technology works. Do Not. Then today, I was deleting photos from my desktop and as fast as I would put them in the trash bin, they would reappear on my desk top. How does that happen? I spent several hours throwing out the same photos. No wonder I am half crazy!!
Thank you for putting up with my crazy and stopping by here in spite of it. Hoping to get back into some kind of blogging routine while my blog is cooperating again.
Hugs and kisses,