Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater from Talbots with jeans and Chelsea boots

Y’all, yesterday’s post was a lot of fun. My part of the post was pretty routine, but your participation made the post so much fun. I think that a Hit or Miss – Would You Wear It might become a weekly post.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater from Talbots with ankle jeans and Chelsea boots

I’m still not feeling smurfy, so it is all that I can do to muster up a blog post, but I promise that I did read all of the comments you made, even if I didn’t answer them. What I loved about the comments was, everyone was very kind in the comments. You said why you do or didn’t like the outfit based on your body and lifestyle. It was great to hear your thoughts about what you would change and how you would wear parts of the outfit differently.

I think many of you are ready to launch your own blogs since your style advice was spot on. With any outfit, there are multiple ways you can style it, depending on what you are looking for. Are you going to work, shopping, running errands, staying around the house, going on a date, having lunch with friends, going to an event, etc. Each of those places might call for different shoes, pants, jewelry, etc., and how you adapt it to fit your lifestyle is all part of what my job is all about. You don’t have to dress exactly like me; instead, use my outfit as an inspiration.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater from Talbots

There is a lot that I love about this multi-colored Fair Isle sweater. I love all of the colors and patterns in this sweater since it opens up a lot of possibilities for color combinations. The sweater is a great weight and of excellent quality, and it fits great. I’m wearing a medium, and it is perfect and not too tight. But, the best part of all, it is on a HUGE SALE, and it is under $32.00. The discount doesn’t show until you put it in your cart. There are plenty of sizes left right now, but with this sale going on, things will sell out quickly.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater with gold jewelry

These geometric earrings are one of the first pairs of earrings that I ever bought from Kendra Scott. I purchased these same earrings in silver, and I loved them so much that I bought them in gold also. The layering necklaces are sold out, so I’ll try to link other necklaces instead since they are up to 40% off.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater from Talbots with modern ankle jeans and Chelsea boots

Did any of you eagle eyes see that these are the same jeans I had in yesterday’s post? The truth is, when I was taking photos last week, I took the pictures with the red criss-cross top first. Once I looked at the pictures, I decided I wasn’t happy with the outfit, so I changed tops and created this outfit instead. I probably wouldn’t have shown the red top photos if it hadn’t been for you gurls asking for my “misses.” Lol!

The info on the jeans is the same, so here it is again in case any of you missed it yesterday. I love the modern ankle jeans from Talbots. There is something about these jeans that are spot on! They hit me at the right spot on my ankle; they aren’t baggy, but they aren’t snug, and I even love the color. You see me wearing these a lot for a good reason, they are modern looking and fit great. I’m wearing an 8 since I usually size down one size in Talbots clothing.

On my Facebook group page, several ladies thought that the jeans I was wearing looked different from the jeans on the website. I agree; the website’s photos make the pants look like the leg is much wider than they look on me. I looked at my pants to verify they were the same ones, which they were, and the only thing that I can think of is that the model has skinner legs than me. Lol! Some thought mine looked like skinny jeans, but I think it is more like chubby legs instead.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing jeans and Chelsea boots

These water-resistant Chelsea boots have been a favorite of mine this fall and winter. This pair has a lower heel that is easy to walk in, and they are easy to pull on. The gorgeous neutral color of these boots lets you wear them with almost anything. I found these to run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9. If you’ve been thinking about trying this style, this is a lovely pair to start with since they are on sale for an incredible price! Leather boots for under $50.00!?!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater with jeans and Chelsea boots

Talbots, my husband’s favorite store from way back, is having a HUGE sale that started yesterday. I’ve been ordering for my personal wardrobe, and I’ve picked a few things that I thought you might like. I suggest checking out the sale sooner rather than later. The prices are crazy good, and the best items will sell out fast.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory/multi Fair Isle sweater from Talbots with jeans

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  1. Kathy Henderson wrote:

    As usual, you look great in your outfit but for some reason I’m not a fan of Fairisle style sweaters, so the top would be a no for me. But oh my there are those perfect jeans again. I love the earrings, a huge yes and I like the boots. I do have trouble with Chelsea slip on boots because the only skinny thing on me are my heels, they just slide too much. So there you go and also love your Bible verses, even in a hurry I look for them.

    Posted 1.17.22 Reply
  2. Fiona wrote:

    I love the outfit. The sweater is so nice ans the colours suit you so well.

    Posted 1.15.22 Reply
  3. Ellen L wrote:

    So I was out to lunch today- I live in Florida so right now we have “layering” weather…and I saw a woman with this outfit on…which is perfect for our weather right now! She looked great in that sweater! And so do you!!

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply
  4. Janet H wrote:

    Very cute sweater, but I stay away from horizontal stripes. Looks good on you.

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply
  5. Robin wrote:

    You are so cute in this outfit!

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply
  6. Jayne Finkbohner wrote:

    Absolutely love this outfit! Spot on for total look! I love dressy casual and this fits my vibe and it looks amazing on you!

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply
  7. Judy C wrote:

    I love the whole outfit. I own those jeans and just ordered the sweater (great buy). Love the neutral bootie color too. May have to get those. Feel better Tania.

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply
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