Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, fashionistas and clothes-wearing friends. It is the third Thursday of the month – I know, I couldn’t believe it either. We all know that means it is time for Ageless Style 11.2023. Last month it was our October birthday girl, Marsha’s turn to choose our prompt. And she chose party looks. How appropriate, huh? I shared a couple of outfits, here, but I’ll be the first to admit I am not much of a party girl. More of a party-pooper!!
This month it was Mireille’s turn to select our theme and she chose to have us layer up. Mireille discovers some of the best things when she goes thrifting. She has this one mustard-y yellow denim jacket that I covet. And I think she found it at a thrift store. A number of her maxi dresses and skirts are thrifted jewels. The thrift stores here just don’t have treasure like that. We have oodles of school uniform-appropriate pants and Polos instead.
Ageless Style 11.2023
It’s funny how I always think of layering as adding something on top of my basic look. A cardigan, or jacket, or one of my beloved kimonos. But in preparing this post, I saw Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag style a layer UNDER rather than OVER and it blew my mind!! 🤯💣🤯Ha!! While it doesn’t take much to do that these days, her baby Halftee UNDER her absolutely darling Sofia Jeans faux leather dress (from Walmart!!) could not be sassier!! Check her out.
Isn’t she rocking this look? Love it all. And love it all so much that I ran – not walked – over to Halftee to score one of their mock neck half tees in white using Kellyann’s discount code – KELLYANN20. Today is the last day to get 30% off, so follow my good lead and head over there to treat yo’ self!! I plan to wear mine under a couple of jumpers that I bought years ago. Time to dust them off.
Layer Up, Ladies
Like I said, I have mucho outfits where I have layered on top. And today I am sharing my latest favorite go-to look for doctors appointments of which we have had in abundance lately – 3 last week. For running errands. And day dates. They all revolve around pairing my Old Navy plaid lightweight blazer with a turtleneck or graphic tee or short-sleeve sweater underneath.
It was love at first sight when I tried it on at Old Navy. Just so happened that everything I was wearing that day worked well layered under the blazer. It had to come home with me.
With a Turtleneck
The plaid is so pretty. A combination of black, beige and brown with a magenta stripe that makes it a little more feminine. I wanted to find a turtleneck in the perfect shade of pink so matched that stripe in the jacket to a bottle of magenta paint I had and snapped a picture.
Found this St. John’s Bay long sleeve turtleneck in the softest cotton in French fuchsia – the exact color I needed. It is available in so many pretty shades. I’d love to have one of each. And at a very affordable price point. I’m thinking balmy sea and majestic blue need to be my next JCP purchases.
Plan to wear this to church on Sunday.
With a Graphic Tee
For year’s I would have only worn black shoes with a black belt. But you gals out there have opened the door to new combinations for me. I still have trouble mixing metals and wearing silver earrings with a gold necklace but I’m working on it. My mules are Bison Spirit from Amazon. So comfy. And my belt is one of a 2-pack of faux leather belts also from Amazon.
Here’s how it all came together.
All Weather Weight
All weather weight. The blazer. Not me. I am a heavy weight right now. Woke up one morning a month or so ago and my hips and tummy had blossomed overnight. In great shape for hibernation if I were a bear. Grrr. Our temperatures are still in the 70s in the afternoon, so I am chilly (despite my newly acquired layer of blubber) in places where the AC is still on. This blazer is a comfortable option when I need just a light layer.
What are your favorite layers to style? When you think of layers, do you think of adding things on top, like I do? Both of my daughters, their families, PC and I are all going to Santa Fe, New Mexico the first week of January. I am so excited. Have begun buying base layers to wear under our snow pants and jackets. My sister and brother introduced me to 32degrees.com last year when I was looking for warm layers. They have great play-in-the-snow pieces at very inexpensive prices. If you are looking for layers to keep you warm this winter, check them out.
And now, let’s check out the layers my Ageless Style gal-friends are styling today.
Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
Bo ~ Bo’s Bodacious Blog
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
Won’t you share your favorite layered look by linking up below? I can always use the inspiration!!
Two posts today. It’s going to snow!! Now I need to jump on the treadmill, then into the shower, and off to the commissary for all the Thanksgiving goodies. I am grateful to you for spending a few minutes of your day visiting me. If you are a blogger, I will be popping in to say hi this weekend.
Hugs and kisses,