Baby It’s Cold Outside & A Giveaway

DSC_0005Finally, it feels like winter. I hate having cute winter outfits and not getting to wear them. Today I am channeling Alaska in honor of my daughter. Do you think it is a coincidence that she is leaving Thursday, and it is supposed to warm up then? I don’t think so!!!DSC_0013I’m not sure why I like snow. I don’t like to be cold, in fact I HATE being cold. Whenever we buy a new vehicle, one of my only requests is to have heated seats. I will use them pretty much year round. I don’t go snow skiing, sledding, or any other outdoor snow activity. But, I want my snow in the winter.DSC_0015So, if I am going to be cold, I am going to at least wear a cute faux fur vest. This was a Christmas present from one of the ladies I work with. Mine has a label called Laura Lane, but I couldn’t find a listing for a vest. Here is a similar one. The tunic is from Target, and was actually pretty thick material. This was the first time I had bought any clothing from Target, and it washed up really well.DSC_0003I am wearing brown leggings, maybe not the warmest choice, but I was feeling adventurous. I made sure I covered my tush, nobody wants to see that. Hahaha  My OTK boots looked good with the outfit, but you could wear ankle boots, rain boots, or even flats. DSC_0011I have on my Stella & Dot necklace that my sister-in-law got me for Christmas. It is now retired, so Ebay is the best place to find one if you are interested. I have on several pearl bracelets, to match the pearls in the necklace.DSC_0010Today is my 4 month anniversary. Can you believe I have actually made it 4 whole months? So, that means it is time for a giveaway! I bought a quartz necklace from Baublebar, and it could be yours. To be entered to win, all you have to do is sign up by using the subscription button, and leave a comment. If you have already signed up for the email, then you are ahead of the game, so just leave a comment.

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  1. Wow, that vest sure looks fun! And it is from Target! I just love that you show clothes you bought from “economical places” like Target and Walmart–thank you from me.

  2. Edit Jeremias says:

    I just started to follow your blog. I love it!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting with me. ?

  3. Just started following your blog, I love fashion at 58!!

    1. I am so glad you decided to join me, Mary????

  4. Love the vest! Can’t wait to wear mine this week! Happy 4 months of fashion, gurl!

  5. I love your blog! It’s my favorite, can’t wait to read it daily! Love the fur vest!

  6. Following you from the West Coast ! love your blog! hope to win that pink quartz necklace 🙂

    LOVE, LOVE the T necklace Too!!!

  7. Love the outfit, absolutely love your blog! You Rock Gurl!

  8. Love your outfit and your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. So glad I found your blog! It’s great to see how to style current trends when you’re 50 – or in my case 50+

  10. Mary White says:

    So cute! Love your blog 🙂

  11. I bought a faux fur vest for my daughter…now I wish I should have bought two! Your style is opening up a new world to me. 50 is not old!

  12. Love your blog and the fashion inspriration! I’m getting a lot of ideas to spark new outfits from clothes I already own. The best kind of inspiration!

  13. I like your style – both fashion and writing!

  14. Congrats on 4 months!! Every day I look forward to your posts!!

  15. Subscribed 🙂

    Congrats on your 4 month anniversary! Also, I love that outfit! It’s perfect for this cold weather!

  16. I just signed up to receive your emails! I’m so glad I found your site.

  17. Love your outfit and your blog!

  18. Andrea Nine says:

    LOVE this look on you!! Fur fantastic!!

  19. Love, LOVE your blog!

  20. Lorri Lindsay says:

    I love your blog! Happy anniversary!

  21. Love your style, sass and blog!

  22. I just recently found your blog and love it! Congrats on 4 months!

  23. Fun blog! I’m 55 also and agree that 50 is not old!

  24. I’m so glad I found your blog!
    I love it!

  25. Love the vest. I have one like it but I never know what to wear with it. Thanks for giving me ideas.

  26. Hi Tania, Happy New Year!!!
    I really enjoy your blog…you’re funny and interesting with a great style. Here’s wishing you many more months of continued success 🙂
    By the way loved your sweater you just posted, can’t believe you got it so long ago, it’s so in style today.

  27. I just found your blog! I love it!! Look forward to reading more!

  28. I have2 of those target tunics. I don’t buy many clothes there either but the tunic does was well and I feel it is good quality for the price. I love the vest! I tried one on but I looked like a bear or some kind of large animal and put it back on the rack. It looks great on you! Sorry that your daughter had to leave for Alaska. One of mine lives out of town too and whenever she leaves I am sad cause I miss her so much!!!! Gotta get that quality time in whenever you can though!! I have heard that Alaska is a beautiful vacation spot so there is one plus for you! Have a great day.

  29. I look forward to your post every day. Thanks for all your tips and tricks!!

  30. I love the vest. I really enjoy reading your blog. I think I enjoy seeing how you accessorize with the jewelry the most. So many of these blogs feature fashion that is not easily accessible or affordable for the everyday woman.

  31. Love your vest! Really enjoy reading your blog!

  32. LOVE this vest and your haircut looks fabulous on you! I love your style ????I just turned 50 and it is NOT old…????

  33. Linda Lennon says:

    Nice look! Love the fun you put into your outfits! Also appreciate the fact you mix up price points. Now that I am almost retired I’m really paying attention to how much I spend on clothes.

  34. Fabulous outfit! Great blog!

  35. Great job! I love your outfits and I feel from your posts that we would be great friends!

  36. Bernadine says:

    I love this outfit! And you look terrific in it. I’ll be searching the clearance rack for a fur vest. I have tried on a shorter version of the vest but I looked too bulky in the belly! The longer vest is very becoming .

  37. Seeing your post in my email every day is like unwrapping a present of fashion. Your Boyfriend Jeans post inspired an outfit that I wore to school recently– a navy sweater over a printed paisley blouse (not worn for over a year,) and khaki pants with suede booties. One of my students commented to another student, “I’d wear that outfit. She has such cute style. ” I owe you a big thanks because I just did what you did! To have a 17-year-old girl compliment my outfit was fun. I LOVE your blog, Tania!

  38. I tried to subscribe to your blog and it keeps telling me that “this email address has opted out of receiving emails to this blog”. No I haven’t!!!!! How do I fix this?

  39. A hearty congratulations on reaching 4 months! I hope you keep your blog going for many years to come!!! I look forward to it every day!

  40. Karen Grothues says:

    Thank you for your posts. I look forward to them everyday. I am a teacher and you have definitely inspired me to always look my best.

  41. Looking good, as usual! The vest is sweet!

  42. Once again, great outfit and I’m loving the vest! I also am glad to have some cold weather so I can wear some of my stylish outfits I’ve gotten from your blog. Keep up the great styles!

  43. Love the vest!!! You always look perfect????

  44. Very cute vest. Congrats on your 4 mos anniversary.

  45. I love your style! Congratulations on your four month anniversary!

  46. I havent been here all 4 months but I went back and read most of your older stuff when I found your blog. Congrats on giving us 4 months of great outfits and great chit chat. It really is special!

  47. Happy Blogiversary! Four months??? I must’ve found you right after you started!

    Great outfit! You mentioned your leggings weren’t the warmest choice. Have you tried any of the lined leggings? I bought several pair for my daughter while she was at Baylor. It gets pretty cold traipsing across campus and she loved the lined ones!

  48. Congratulations on four months! I love a good giveaway.

  49. Happy anniversary. Love today’s outfit.

  50. Love your blog! Love this outfit! It looks really cute on you!

  51. Congratulations on your 4 month anniversary! I love your blog and your faux fur vest. I don’t like the cold either, but living in Canada it’s impossible to escape it. Luckily it’s been warmer here this winter than is typical. One year ago today it was -51 Celsius with the windchill (that’s like -60 Fahrenheit). Heated seats are a really great thing on days like that…..if your car will even start!????

  52. Congrats on 4 months! Love the outfit ! I live just below Lake Tahoe, NV and we have had LOTS of cold so love vests, layering and sweaters 🙂

  53. Wow this is one of the first fur vests I have actually liked – it does not make you look bulky and actually looks expensive. I amy have to give it a go!

  54. Love the faux fur vest! Looks realistic!

  55. Really enjoying your blog! I look forward to it everyday. Thanks for being “real” and relatable!

  56. Congratulation on your 4 month anniversary! Isn’t that the new shoes anniversary? Or maybe it’s the new purse anniversary. You look adorable and cozy.

  57. So glad I found your blog, I love your style!

  58. Love your style. What do you wear on days that you just hang out around the house, go for a walk with the dog, grocery shop or work around the house? I would love to look nice for the hubby but also be comfortable without having to change clothes 2 or 3 times a day.

  59. Sandy Stevens says:

    I stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and love it! I haven’t jumped on the fur vest trend yet but the one you’re wearing tempts me!

  60. Amy Curran says:

    My sister told me about your blog. Love the way you write! Thank you!!

  61. I should have re-read that comment…”better more style???” I sound like the kindergarteners I teach! LOL!

  62. Congratulations and thank you for sharing with us these past four months. I truly enjoy your posts and outfits. I am 12 years younger than you, but I love your look. You look wonderful.

  63. I look forward to your posts everyday. I love your style and humor! You are helping this 53 year old to have better more style in 2016. Thank you!!!

  64. This is casual but a great Wednesday look! Coincidentally I went into my closet and decided to wear colors in the brown family today. I too like it cold and SOME snow. We have a huge ice festival here this weekend and it’s going to warm up here as well. I don’t know how they will keep all the ice carvings from melting. I am also happy that I can wear my winter things because they just feel so cozy! I should wear my boots that are the same color as yours now that I have checked your blog. 🙂

  65. Congratulations on 4 months! I have been following you since almost the beginning. Keep up the good work!

  66. THanks for all of the fashion tips! I love the vest!

  67. Congratulations on 4 months! I love your blog and your fashions. Very cute and affordable for real women! I will be 64 in a few months and love your style.

  68. The vest looks great on you! I have been looking for one and can’t seem to find the right one! Happy New Year!!

  69. I signed up last week, and have read every single post. Keep posting!

  70. Fur & Pearls! A true lady outfit! Lovely. – Safe travels for your daughter. Would she pose for a mother/daughter pic before she goes? – Stay warm, y’all. ❄️

  71. Love your outfit. The vest is just the finishing touch. Your boots are great looking. Enjoy your daughter!!

  72. Melanie W. says:

    I love faux fir vests!!! I have a couple of them. 🙂 I’ve gotten quite a few items of clothing at Target and I’ve always had really good luck with them and it won’t break the bank so that makes me happy! You seem to be able to wear all colors!! Oh and I think the next time I am to get my hair done I’m showing her your hair. I want those colors!
    I live in MN so I am used to cold and snow. I don’t do alot of outdoor activities in it, but I still love it in the winter!

  73. As always you pretty much nailed the vest! I like the style of it being not so thick. I have seen women wearing thicker ones or heavier (not sure how to describe and it is not flattering to their body. Finally, its cold enough to wear the blanket scarf I won from you. Thank you again! Enjoy your days with your daughter. You are making memories of a lifetime.

  74. I enjoy your blog and sense of humor. You are a beautiful person inside and out. Oh and the tunic? I have three of those tunics from Target (also my first clothing purchase) and I do love them. I had to size up though.

  75. I love the vest and the necklace!

  76. Love reading your blog! Your outfits have inspired me to wear what I love and look good in.

  77. Love your style and your sense of humor! Keep up the great work. I look forward to your email every day.

  78. I really enjoy your blog. I look forward to reading it everyday. I love your style.

  79. Barb Standridge says:

    Love the vest! You are looking beautiful!

  80. Read the blog everyday and really enjoy it!! Cute vest!

  81. You have inspired me to step up my wardrobe! I have been in a slump and just focused on my 5 children but it’s time for me to be stylish again like you!!! Great blog!

  82. Kerrie from Canada says:

    Morning Tania, Loveeee the outfit!! Love reading your blog as well. Keep up the great work.

  83. You always do a great job of choosing the perfect jewelry for your outfits!

  84. Patsy Holland says:

    Love this! I have a fur vest and haven’t figured out how to style it. Thank you for some ideas!

  85. Congratulations on your 4 month anniversary. I’m loving the fur vest. I’m glad the temperature has dropped so I can wear my sweaters and boots too. Keep up the great fashions, I enjoy your blog and your inspiration.

  86. Michele Fechtmeyer says:

    I’m going to be 61 later this month and having more fun with fashion the last few years than ever before in my life. I so enjoy reading your blog, not only are your outfits are fun and cute you are adorable as well. You are an everyday woman.

  87. I have absolutely fallen I love with your blog! You have a gift of writing to your audience! I have become inspired to dress to dress like 50 is not old!! I am 58 and work in a school full of teenagers !! They tell me I look cute. Lol! Than you.

  88. Lawanda Rogers says:

    Great outfit. I’ve been on the hunt for a faux fur vest that’s inexpensive.