50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40Happy Friday!!! It is time to let the party get started! We are kicking the weekend off with Friday with Friends, and you are going to love my blogger friend today. Kellyann has been blogging around the same amount of time as myself. I think I started in September of 2015, and she began in April 2016. We have a lot in common besides both being relatively new bloggers. We are both blondes, we are both “glass half full” kind of girls, and we both love wearing lots of colors! Plus, if that wasn’t enough similarities, she also believes in finding clothing items as cheap as possible, but still looking good. See…I told you that we were a lot alike. 50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40Before we get started talking about my outfit, I want to tell you something that I did on the way home Wednesday. You know that I LOVE sharing stories about the antics of Joe, but today I am going to fess up to having a “what are you thinking” moment. I had been driving for several hours, and Joe decided that he would drive the rest of the way home. I am cold natured and freeze all of the time. However, Joe is just the opposite, and he is warm all the time. My favorite features on my car are the heated seats and the heated steering wheel. I don’t care if it has a radio, but I want my butt warmer. Joe took over the driving, and I started working on the next day’s blog. I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to him, but I could see him fiddling with the seat controls. In a few minutes, he asked me how to turn on the seat “Cooler.” First off, I have NEVER turned on the seat cooler, so how was I to know where the dang button was? Lol! I pushed the button right about the normal seat warmer button and said, “there you go.” Joe looked at it and asked me why the button was red also, like the warmer button. I said that I didn’t know and that you would think that a car company would have at least made the cool button to be blue. We both giggled at how smart WE were and how silly those engineers who designed the car were. In just a few minutes, Joe said I want you to feel my back, I am sweating it is so hot. I felt, and his back was almost wet, and it was very, very hot. I reached over and clicked the button until it went off and then I noticed a different button that was to the side of the other two. I pushed it, and a bright BLUE light came on. The look on our faces was priceless as e both just busted out laughing. In a few minutes, Joe looked at me and said, “blog-worthy!” Lol!!!
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40The last time that I wore this half-zip jacket, I wore it with a plain white long sleeve t-shirt like I had on yesterday. Today, I thought that I would be bold and do a pattern on pattern look. I’ll be honest, the pattern on pattern style is not my normal style, but I like to step out of my comfort zone sometimes. The half-zip jacket is by Crown & Ivy, a brand that I love that is carried by Belks. For some of you that are like me, you probably still call it Parks-Belk. Lol! I like this casual style item since it is cozy and comfortable, but it is still polished and stylish. Check out the cute ones below.

50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40It has been a while since I have worn my Ashton earrings. I still like them, but I had put others in front of them, and I couldn’t see them. I thought the design of the earring mimicked the design in the top. Lol! I am fancy like that! Hahaha! The earrings have about a 3-inch drop and a wonderful filigree pattern. The Jefra necklace is a plain gold bar with a stamped initial on one side. I will choose this necklace when I need something to fill the void left by a v-neck or open-collared shirt.50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40 I thought that you might want to see the button up shirt worn un-tucked. I like the casual look, but I know some of you would rather not see the shirttail hanging out. This shirt is old as the hills, and I bought it from Van Heusen at an outlet store many years ago. I like the small blue stripes and the fact that it doesn’t have to be ironed. I love low maintenance items.

50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A HALF-ZIP JACKET | FASHION OVER 40Remember to check out Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag, and give her an extra hug. She recently lost her father, and I know that you gurls will be sweet to her. I cried the entire time that I was reading her post the other day; it broke my heart.

I would like to hear if you are enjoying the Friday with Friends. I have a post scheduled through March, but if this is not something that you want me to continue you need to let me know so that I don’t schedule for all of April also.

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  1. Tania thanks so much for inviting me to do this with you, I so appreciate it and the kind words about me. On top of that I am loving the pattern mixing with your half zip jacket and striped shirt – I love a good pattern mix! And I just love reading the antics of Joe, thanks for the smile!
    Have the very best weekend!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for joining me today, Kellyann! I really loved the tray you had on your blog today and I need to get one for my house. You might like “reading” about the antics of Joe, but living with those antics are not as easy. Lol!

  2. Tania, I love the shading on your jeans. Please provide any info so that I can see about purchasing. I love Crown and Ivy, so colorful and great patterns, too.

    • Tania Reply

      Sheryl, the jeans are by Vigoss. I buy them either at Maurices, Nordstrom, etc. I will check out all of the websites and see which has the best price.

  3. This was so sweet. Kellyann is one of my close friends and I have even admiring your blog and style since you began! Seeing this fun pattern mix collar made me smile!! You know how put together the most fun pieces and are the accessory queen! Wishing you a wonderful weekend pretty lady! xo

    • Tania Reply

      Welcome, Andrea!!! Kellyann is a doll and I love her blog. I am so happy that you joined us today and you will have to be on my Friday with Friends soon.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for visiting with me and Kellyann today! I hope you have a great weekend too!

  4. I love Friday with Friends and I think it’s awesome that you’re promoting other women! We have to stick together…thanks for all the great info you provide and funny down to earth family life stories!

    • Tania Reply

      Yay!!! It makes me happy that you like Friday with Friends, Kristy! I agree with you about us women needing to stick together!

  5. When we got our first store, it was Belk Lindsey, and I still call it that sometimes too!

  6. I am enjoying Friday With Friends. It is great to get to know other women and their styles too (but you are still my FAV)
    Enjoy your weekend. Rain here non-stop.

    • Tania Reply

      I am so glad that you are enjoying the Friday with Friends. Thanks so much for saying I am your favorite. Lol!!!

  7. I enjoy trying different bloggers. I found one I actually follow now but you’re always the first one I read. Still my favorite Really like the pull over and whole look.

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, I am glad that you like seeing some of the other bloggers. They are all special and I try to pick ladies that I think my readers will like. I bet that you liked Beverly from BandBblog. She is a southern girl like me and you, so she probably resonates with you. Was I right??

  8. I love the Friday With Friends segment, hope you keep it! I shopped at Belk yesterday, 85% off on clearance items. Whaaaaaaaat?? That’s almost free!! Jean’s $9.99, capris $4.99, boots 13.99, I only went in to pay my bill but left with a BIG bag!!

  9. I adore Kellyann and am so glad you two joined up!!
    Great job with the print mixing too!! It’s a fun way to switch up our closet …at least I think that now. I used to never wear them together because I thought it was too much. Heck…after seeing Iris Apfel…nothing is too much!!

    • Tania Reply

      You are right in everything you said. Kellyann is great and with Iris, nothing is too much. Lol!

  10. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    I love “Friday w Friends” and applaud you for sharing your friends w us. Ive enjoyed them all! And that outfit is too cute! I.love the way you match different things together that I’d never think of! That jacket w navy pattern and hot pink zipper is so cute! Thx for being transparent and real and sharing your funny daily stories w us! We’ve all done something like that in your car!

    • Tania Reply

      Charlcy you always make me smile. You are the sweetest thing!

  11. You could do another blog: Antics with Joe! So funny. I love that you two have so much fun together & that even when you might be miffed at each other, you can (eventually) see the humor. Love you guys!

    You’re lookin’ good today. As usual.

    Happy weekend

  12. Crown and Ivy make so cute clothes. When I was a little girl our Belk store was Belk Gallant. I love your Friday with friends. I am headed to KellyAnne’s blog now.

  13. I never thought to put a collared shirt with a half zip as I always put a t-shirt under them! Love that look. I am enjoying the Friday with Friends because you all have your own styles and it’s kind of fun to see how others put things together. Never hurts to pick up another idea or clothing bargain.

  14. We usually have a quiet night on a Friday, my hubby calls it “Jilly’s night”. We enjoy a few drinks and a lovely meal. No tv and just play music.

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