How To Pick Out An Outfit

Monday, January 25, 2016

I occasionally have readers ask me how I pick out an outfit. I could tell you that I pick out the outfit the night before, try on all the pieces, and lay out the accessories, but I would be lying. Lol50 Is Not Old | Pick out an Outfit 1Time management is not my strong suit. I usually leave work between 5 and 6. If we are not busy I leave at 5, and if I have a lot of work, then I stay till 6. Fixing supper is the first thing I need to start as soon as I get home. After supper is fixed, and we have eaten and picked up the kitchen, it is usually around 8. Then it is time to start the blog post, and that can take me from 1 to 2 hours. But, you guys are worth it. Lol!
50 Is Not Old | Pick out an Outfit 2So I pick out my outfits in the morning. I go into my closet, and stand and stare in hopes that something jumps out at me. I always start with a top. This morning I picked out this olive green top that I bought at Marshall’s while out Christmas shopping. I bought it to wear with a pair of camo pants that I bought. But when I wore the pants here, I decided on a different top. 50 Is Not Old | Pick out an Outfit 3After the top was chosen, I then decided on a pair of pants. I chose a light beige pair of corduroy pants that I bought at Maurice’s a couple years ago. Here is a pair that I really like from Amazon. Both the top and the pants are neutral colors. These boots are a couple of years old, but they are probably still my favorite pair I own. They are a quality pair of boots, and I bought mine at T. J. Maxx. The inside of these boots are completely fur-lined, even on the bottom. Mine says, Made in Italy, but here is a pair that is similar. 50 Is Not Old | Pick out an Outfit 4This top doesn’t show that it is a high-low style. That type style makes it hard to wear with a jacket or blazer. The tail hangs down in the back and looks strange. Instead, I chose to wear this long maroon duster with cutouts. The duster is from Cato’s but it is no longer on the website. Here is a similar one, just in a different color. If I had left the outfit with just these pieces, it would have been fine but boring. Next comes the spice, aka accessories.50 Is Not Old | Pick out an Outfit 5This is a handmade crochet scarf that I purchased at the craft fair I organized in November. I bought one in this color, and one that is dark brown, for 15.00 each. I really like that this scarf is so different, you won’t see another one as you walk down the street. I like items that are different and have character. Just like me! Hahaha

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  • Sandy
    January 25, 2016

    I really enjoy your blog and like the new format. Your outfit today looks great!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Thanks Sandy! I think I will really like the new format once I figure out most of the details.????

  • Amy
    January 25, 2016

    What a beautiful outfit! These colors work so well together, the scarf is the icing on the cake. I love unique items with character too!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Oooh Amy, I love icing!????

  • Debra
    January 25, 2016

    Love th outfit and I appreciate your comments about adding the scarf. Sometimes you just know when an outfit needs more. I need to be better at mixing colors like this. Love your blog! I am a new subscriber. And please tell where you purchase things. I love that.

  • Pam@over50feeling40
    January 25, 2016

    Very cool scarf and I love it with the purple! Have a wonderful Monday, Tania!

  • Toni
    January 25, 2016

    Love finding unique items at craft fairs or little boutiques! Your scarf is awesome!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Thanks Toni! I love crafts fair, items are usually one-of-a-kind!

  • Diane
    January 25, 2016

    I noticed the scarf right from the get go and thought how great looking and unique it is. Craft fairs can offer some great surprises. xo

  • Jerisue
    January 25, 2016

    I am a new subscriber — found you through Pinterest. Like many others on here – your style and the way you shop are very much in line with my style so I am enjoying reading your blog. I especially love that you post where you bought the items. Looking forward to continuing to follow you and get great ideas!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Woot, woot!!! New subscriber! Thanks Jerisue????????

  • Patti
    January 25, 2016

    Great scarf! And I love the whole artfully layered outfit. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • Linda
    January 25, 2016

    Love the scarf; I have a similar one from Nordstrom Rack. That gold is a great color and I never thought to pair it with burgundy. I have to be at work at 7 am so I leave my house at 6. I’m up at 5 am and believe me I can barely get dressed let alone pick out an outfit. So on Sundays I put together 5 outfits and hang them on over the door hooks. Five hooks, five outfits. Since reading your blog I’ve learned to mix it up with color and pull out items I have completely forgotten I owned. Love you!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      I would love to be that organized, Linda. Even when I go on a trip, I pack the morning of, any usually end up not wearing outfits in the way I thought I would. HAHA

  • Penny
    January 25, 2016

    I love the new format, thank you for the time you put into your blog, I truly enjoy reading it everyday. Great outfit once again and the scarf is wonderful! Happy Monday

  • Chelsea
    January 25, 2016

    Love love love the outfit and your new format!!! I My comments always showed as a ugly brown monster!! haha, these kaleidoscope images are nicer:)

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Thanks gurls, for the comments about the new format. I think it looks much nicer, too.

  • Tina
    January 25, 2016

    I love the outfit! The scarf makes your pretty eyes pop!
    I’m excited everyday to see what you are wearing!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Thanks Tina, I never noticed my eyes. It’s funny the things we look at when the photo is of yourself.

  • Donna
    January 25, 2016

    Cute outfit! Love the scarf…it’s nice to wear something no one else has in her closet. You are unique…why shouldn’t your clothes be unique as well! The new format is great and I definitely appreciate the time you put into your blog.

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      I’ll take being unique!

  • Jules
    January 25, 2016

    You always find the most darling things at the craft fairs you go to! I find Pinterest to be an awesome tool in expanding my idea’s on what to put together- I have a folder exclusively of outfits that I recognize that I already have the individual pieces (or close to it) but put together in a different way than I normally wear them!
    Also- here is another blogger I follow that I thought you may like: http://styleatacertainage.tumblr.com/

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Jules, I recently discovered her! She is great! Always very put together☺️

  • Kim
    January 25, 2016

    Tania, I look forward to your blog every day! You are awesome! I am inspired by you!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Thanks Kim! That is terribly sweet of you.

  • Betty
    January 25, 2016

    Love your color mix today! Funny how we can buy things for a particular outfit, but end up liking it better a whole different way. Love unique accessories! – Getting used to your new format. I enjoy the ease of going back to older posts (but I liked the little creatures. ???? lol). I appreciate the time & effort you put into your fashion blog✨???? Thanks ????

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      That’s funny, Betty. Some loved the little monsters and some hated them.

  • Colette
    January 25, 2016

    Hi Tania, have been reading for awhile now but first time commenting. Love your blog, you have the type of style I prefer, and I love seeing how you put together your outfits, especially your accessories, that is a challenge for me! Thanks for all your hard work!

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      It is sometimes a challenge for me too, Colette. Lol! I am glad you decided to leave a comment. I love reading them.

  • Gina C
    January 25, 2016

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit! But you always look fantastic! I have crocheted a scarf similar to yours, mine isn’t as bulky…thinking I need to crochet another one 🙂 I love the color combinations you put together! So happy I found your blog

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      When you get through with that scarf, I’ll send you my address. Hahaha

  • Jill
    January 25, 2016

    I LOVE that bag! Just wish it was still available:( It goes with any outfit!

  • Coco
    January 25, 2016

    Tania,
    Oh my goodness, this outfit is absolutely beautiful and you look stunning! I live in Louisiana, so the colors you’ve chosen remind me of the fanfare associated with Mardi Gras celebrations. I’d love to know the person who made that scarf. Thanks for blogging. “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      I have always thought I would enjoy Mardi Gras. I have never been to Louisiana, but maybe one day:)

  • Karen Ward
    January 29, 2016

    Just found you from the favorite things link up. You look radiant in this outfit. I’m 53 so will be following for sure!

    • Tania
      January 29, 2016

      So glad you found me, Karen. I hope you enjoy the blog. Us “gurls” have to stick together☺️

  • Sheree Ozier
    January 29, 2016

    January 29, 1016

    Tania
    I just stumbled on your blog thru pinterest. It is so inspiring!!! I’m 53, and I too am a former Middle Tennessean! Keep up the adorable pictures, I also love vintage pieces mixed in with my outfits.
    Look forward to more inspiration!!! Thanks! Sheree

    • Tania
      January 29, 2016

      Welcome Sheree! I love hoe you spell your name ????

  • teresa
    February 9, 2016

    Addicted, love your clothes and have a lot of similar pieces

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