Shopping My Closet

DSC_0013I see a lot of articles and blogs talking about “shopping my closet”. My outfit today is a great example of doing just that. This oversized cowl neck sweater is one that I have had for quite a while. When my husband and I wear first starting to date, I bought a couple sweaters to wear on some of our dates. I bought a brand new sweater (I have it stored away somewhere) to wear on our first date. I was so thrilled, and anxiously waited him to pick me up. Just guess where he took me? DSC_0012He picked me up and we drove to the college campus where he was going to school. He needed to go inside for a few moments and do something in the computer room. Three hours later we finally got to leave. By then I was tired and just wanted to go back to the house. Can you believe we not only had a 2nd date, but we got married? Lol!DSC_0009This sweater is one that I bought when we were still dating. Since our 30th anniversary is this November, that makes this sweater about 30 years old. I always wear it at least once a year. It never fails to bring a smile to my face.DSC_0008I am leaving to take my daughter to the airport at 3:30 in the morning. So, I am sorry, but this blog is going to be mostly pictures. Every piece in this post has been worn before, with the exception of the sweater. DSC_0011If you don’t mind, I would appreciate it if you would say a small prayer for my daughter’s safe travel back to Alaska.DSC_0005DSC_0015 DSC_0004DSC_0003If you want to know where something came from, just shoot me a comment. Sorry but it is 9:15 and I am off to bed. I promise tomorrow’s blog will be better.

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  1. I have a number of clothing pieces I’ve owned for years, but I don’t think any hit the 30-year mark. It still looks great! Thanks for adding your fashion flair to the My Refined Style Linkup!


  2. I recently found your blog, and am really enjoying your style. I love that sweater! I find myself longing for some of those 30 year old fashions. Hope your daughter arrived safely.
    Mary Lou

    1. Thanks Mary Lou! I am so glad you stopped by to join me. And my daughter arrived safely after a 16 hour trip. Whew!!!

  3. That is impressive! I really think the oldest item in my closet non jewelry related is 11 years old.

  4. this outfit is ADORABLE and so perfect! great job pairing it with the jeans and boots! your blog is adorable i cant wait to follow more about you and your journey this year! hope you stop by mine as well!

    1. Thanks Sherry and Cait! I am heading your way right now Cait!

  5. Marie Dee says:

    You are an inspiration to women over 50 who love looking stylish! I can tell that you really enjoy your life. You look very happy, healthy and beautiful. I am 65 years old and I lead a busy, yet simple lifestyle, but still enjoy putting “snappy” outfits together even though I’m just going out to run errands and the like!

  6. I cannot BELIEVE you have had that sweater for 30 years. It is gorgeous and right on trend. You look awesome!! xo

  7. I am turning 40 next month and just found your blog thanks to Pinterest. Love your style and ideas from your page.

  8. Praying your daughter made it home safely. Your sweater is timeless and so pretty.

    1. I am missing her so much already???? But on the other hand, I do have a clean kitchen for the firs time in about a month. Hahaha

  9. Beautiful story and beautiful lady! Prayers for your daughter.

  10. Truly a great sweater, and you wear it excellently!

    1. Angie B, did you just call me sassy? Hahaha I absolutely love that, and I will wear my sass badge proudly!!!????????????

  11. Henrietta says:

    Prayers for your daughter and you – I know what its like when they leave going home. I love your outfit. I can’t believe you still have that sweater! Its beautiful!

  12. Love the long necklace with all the charms. Where did you get it?

    1. Thanks everyone for your prayers and kind words about my daughter. She is en-route to Seattle as I type. The long necklace I have on is on from a lady who sells on etsy called Artistic Icing. Here is the link:

  13. Safe travels for your daughter! Love the sweater. I keep things forEVER too! (husband & clothes! ha!). The layered necklaces look great!

  14. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a few older pieces as keepsakes! Love it! Chip and I are just behind you and your husband. We will celebrate 28 years in August.

    Praying for travel mercies.


  15. I love your bag! and your blog! Can you tell me more about it, please?

  16. Prayers for a safe journey for your daughter.

  17. Melanie W. says:

    Hope her travels are safe!!!
    I love this sweater!!!! I’m all about comfy, cowl neck sweaters in the winter. They’re so cozy. And the nice warm brown tones are perfect. Super cute!!!!

  18. It’s a miracle you married him! That sweater is proof you should hang on to the clothes you love because they will either come back in style or they are just timeless. Lord, protect Tania’s daughter as she travels, give her favor with all with whom she comes in contact, and help her to sense your loving Presence!

  19. You look adorable. I can’t believe your sweater is that old! Thanks for inspiring me to shop in my closet. I really enjoy your blog.

  20. My husband planned our first date but I think I have planned everything since! Love the outfit and the jewelry. Just wondering, do you ever purge clothing? I am doing that right now so that I can make room for more quality items. You mentioned that the sweater from the other day was from Target and you don’t usually buy clothes from there. Target is my main source. Maybe that’s why I have so much to purge!

  21. You have my prayers that her traveling will go well. Saying good bye will once again be hard but remembering the memories you made will bring many smiles to your heart! I can tell you love her very much.

  22. Patsy Holland says:

    Love the outfit! Said a prayer for your daughter. My nephew just left going back to Alaska. I never rest easy until they have safely arrived.

  23. Love the sweater and story Sweater looks like new Praying for safe travels for your daughter

  24. Praying for safe travel for your daughter.