50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERIt is a big weekend here in Grundy. The first weekend in August is always Relay For Life. Relay For Life is a fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society and our small community goes all out to raise the funds. The only problem with this event is that it rains almost EVERY year. I don’t mean sprinkles, I mean it does the gully washing type rain. Bad for those going to the Relay but good for ducks and Hunter boot fashion bloggers. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERDo you know what rain does when it has been really warm? It creates an awful humidity. As soon as I opened the door to take my camera outside the lens immediately fogged up. I tried waiting on it to acclimate to the heat but it never would. I wiped it off and wiped it off but before I could get my pictures taken it would fog up again. Lol! Oh, well, put on your fog lights and see if you can make out the outfit.50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERHere is a bright blue cardigan that I bought from Old Navy several years ago. It is almost identical to the one I wore here except for the color. This is my favorite style of cardigan. I love the v-neck and the 3/4 length sleeve. Cobalt or bright blue is one of my favorite colors. I guess it is because I have blue eyes and it brings them out or it would if I wasn’t in a haze. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERI wasn’t sure what type jewelry to wear with this outfit because there is a lot going on with the top. I ended up wearing my Dani earrings because of the color and also because of the design, it reminded me of the design on the shirt. I have on a shorter necklace called Jaylin. Can you even see it? Lol! It blends in really well. The longer necklace is one of my favorites that I haven’t worn in a while. It is the Shelena and it says, “God Is WIthin She Will Not Fail.” And of course, I have on the Ritta. It seems like I wear this almost daily anymore. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens to place an order. Just pick a party that has my name in it.
50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERMy Dooney & Bourke dark teal satchel is fantastic for this outfit. I love the color and the leather trim really pops against it. I love a nice purse but I do buy a lot of mine at the overstock store or at TJ Maxx. If you are interested in my Hunter Boots, I linked to them earlier in this post. I will wear skinny jeans when I wear my Hunter boots. I will take a sock and pull it up over the top of the hem of the jeans so that when you slip them on the jeans do not ride up. Pulling the boots off is a completely different matter. I usually have to get Joe to help. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | WHEN IT COMES A GULLY WASHERI have no idea how long I have had this top. I have no idea where I bought this top. Basically, I just don’t much of anything about the top other than I like all the colors and the print. That is how I shop. I look for colors, prints, styles, and the fabric when I go shopping. I like to find something unique about each item and then throw in a couple of staples that you can wear with anything. I can usually go to my closet and find something that will match anything I bring home.

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  1. Love the blue…really suits you!
    Hunter boots are also a necessity here in the U.K…😏😏🙂

  2. Maggie Fieger Reply

    Relay for Life is my thing! I’m glad you all support it. I love your outfit!

    • Tania Reply

      Out little town had gone all out for several years. It has gotten smaller in the last several years but our county has really been hit hard by the decline in the coal economy.

  3. Wow, Tania this is one of the best looks I’ve seen you do! So pretty!!! 😍

  4. Even through a foggy lense and a shattered phone screen you still shine! Beautiful color on you.

  5. Jennifer A Shelton Reply

    I really enjoy your blog, and seeing all of your outfit combinations!! Everything about this sight makes me Happy!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Love the outfit. You mention an outlet store what’s it called n where is it, please. Love your handbags. Very classy

  7. Lovely! If it’s going to rain you might as well embrace it and look good!

  8. Cristina Downey Reply

    I love those boots and the rain doesn’t stand a chance with the great outfit! Enjoy the day!

  9. Cynthia Willis Reply

    I have a similar top that I bought this season from QVC, Susan Graver. It will be in my wardrobe a long time, because I love the same colors!

  10. Wow! That outfit is fabulous on you! Cobalt is definitely your color. Have you tried a boot jack? Makes taking boots off a breeze.

  11. You are absolutely adorable in this outfit. I wish I was in your area so you could show me around.

  12. Katalin Gerstenberger Reply

    Blue really is your color! … I have a burgundy Hunter boot, the slim feminine kind, and when I bought it, I realised I needed help to pull them off. Then looked and found a boot horn on amazon. Got the plastic one, it is light so you can even take it on a trip. Makes taking off boots so easy!

  13. Charlcy Green Reply

    That is one of my favorite colors too and it looks fabulous on blondes with blue eyes! You really rock that whole outfit! I’ve got to get some of those boots!

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