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BLACK AND WHITE FOR A CLASSY STYLE

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white edging, white straight-leg jeans, and bright pink suede pumps

Welcome to the weekend!!! This is not just any weekend; it is a LONG weekend for many people, so that makes it extra special. Unfortunately, it will be a cold and wet weekend here in Virginia, so there will probably not be any cookouts or get-togethers in my future. However, I don’t let the weather determine if I have a good time.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white edging, white straight-leg jeans, and pink suede pumps

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

We can let many outside factors bring us down, and most of them are out of our control. I can’t control the weather or what other people do or say, but I can control my reaction to the situation. If the weather is miserable, that doesn’t mean that I have to be miserable. Instead, I can play music in my home and dance the day away. None of us can control other people, so smile and say Bless Your Heart, and go on about your day.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater and holding her dog

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

Lucy and I want to tell you a funny story that happened today. My grandchildren, Beckham and Emersyn, came out to visit today. Beckham, who is 3 years old, loves to tell “Lexa” to play Who Let The Dogs Out. His mother and I were in the kitchen talking while he was playing with Alexa, and all of a sudden, I hear a man talking.

I looked at Kayla and said, “who is that talking.” So, we walked over and started listening and heard the “B” word being thrown out over and over again before I could get it turned off. We asked Beckham what he was listening to, and he said, “doggy.” It then dawned on me that when he said, “doggy,” that Alexa played Snoop Dogg for him. LOL! I wonder if there is a kiddy version of Alexa. Hahaha

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black sweater with a collar and white edging

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

The world is not always black and white, but I sure do love this combination. This outfit looks so classy, but it is relaxed at the same time. I could wear this outfit to almost any function unless it were a seriously dressy occasion.

I have noticed that the polo sweater seems to be trending this year, and I love the look. However, this sweater was tighter fitting than I wanted, so I had to send it back for a larger size. I am wearing a medium, but a large would make me feel more comfortable. I want my clothing to be fitted but not tight, and this one shows a few more rolls than I would like.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing the back of a black polo sweater with white edging

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

Most people always want to know how long a top is in the back, so here is a photo to show you how it looks. I also love the contrasting white stripes around the hem, the sleeves, and the collar. It is a subtle unique detail that helps the sweater stand out from the crowd.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white edging with gold jewelry

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

This is a great photo showing how the neckline of the polo sweater looks, and I find it very flattering. The stripes bring your eyes to the V, which helps to elongated your neck. I don’t look like a Giraffe, but my neck does look longer and slimmer.

The jewelry that I am wearing is the Rylan hoop earrings and the Fallyn cuff bracelet. I didn’t add a necklace since I didn’t want to distract from the stripes.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white straight-leg jeans and bright pink suede pumps

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

I’ve styled these white straight-leg jeans before (here), and I’ll probably style them again and again. These have a loose fit but not a baggy fit, and I love the straight-leg look. I am wearing my normal size 10, and they fit great. If you want a tighter fit, then you can size down.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing bright pink suede pumps

 

Adding the bright pink heels to the look keeps it modern and fresh-looking. I could have easily worn black or white heels, but I wanted to add a pop of color. Bright blue or red are two other options that I often choose when adding color to a neutral color palette.

My shoes are old, and I’ve had them for years. But, I still love grabbing them out when I want to add some pizzaz to my outfit. I’ll link to some similar options, and don’t be afraid of color. You will be surprised at how much you will enjoy adding it to your looks.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white edging, white straight-leg jeans, and bright pink pumps

 

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white edging, white jeans, and bright pink suede pumps

 

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is laughing while wearing a black polo sweater with white edging, white straight-leg jeans, and bright pink suede pumps

 

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black polo sweater with white stripes on the edges, white straight-leg jeans, and bright pink suede pumps

 

Black and white polo sweater // White straight-leg jeans // Rylan hoop earrings // Fallyn cuff bracelet 

Life is too short to be taken too seriously. Joe and I have a saying, “you can either laugh or cry and laughing is way more fun.”

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is holding her dog while wearing a black polo sweater

 

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  1. dianeh820 wrote:

    I love hearing your funny stories! That pop of pink is well thought out with the black and white jeans–which I adore, by the way. Well done,Tanya!

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • Diane S. wrote:

      I love hearing your funny stories! That pop of pink is well thought out with the black and white jeans–I love the jeans, by the way. Well done, Tanya! (Yes, this is an identical comment if you could delete the above one I didn’t know which email it came from–sorry!)

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  2. Gayle wrote:

    Love the black and white outfit with the hot pink shoes for a pop of color. It all looks great on you! 😊

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  3. Liane wrote:

    Yes dear there is a content setting for Alexa. See here:

    https://protectyoungeyes.com/devices/amazon-echo-parental-controls/

    We no longer use Alexa having switched to HomeKit but you can still use Pandora with Alexa and have far tighter control over music. Unfortunately there’s no way on Prime Music to erase history or block certain genres. Anything Alexa hears can be erased in privacy but music history is kept. I learned this the hard way.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  4. Karen wrote:

    Tania, You and Lucy look great. The black and white looks good on you. Lucy looks good just the way she is! Please share the foundation you are wearing and the powder if any. Have a great weekend. Enjoy the rain. Here in N. Florida it is Hot and Dry.The lawns are turning brown even with daily watering.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ll be sure and tell Lucy your comment. Lol! I wear Rodan and Fields Radiant Defense for a foundation. I’ve been wearing that for several years, and I use several setting powders. I haven’t found one that I love more than the others.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  5. Linda M Holmes wrote:

    Your blog starts my day! At 78 I still want to take care of how I look in my home or out. Old Navy has become one of my go to stores. Who would have thought. Your posts help me pick clothing that looks good, therefore so do I. Thanks.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! Linda, I love that you are willing to try new retailers. I’ve been trying to shop new retailers also because there are tons out there, and I shouldn’t just order from a few.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  6. Janice C wrote:

    Black and white always looks so classy and classic, and I love the added pop of the bright pink shoes. You and Lucy both look great!

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Janice. Adding the pop of color makes the outfit more modern and relevant.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  7. Marlene wrote:

    I haven’t been receiving your emails for the past week and miss them.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Marlene, I went and checked, and your emails are still being sent, but you need to check and see if they have started going to your junk, promotions, social, or spam folders. This happens occasionally, although I am not sure why.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  8. Janet H wrote:

    Cute polo. I love the white piping that adds interest. The v-neck is a nice, flattering change from a regular polo.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Exactly, Janet! I love how a small detail can change the entire look.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  9. Carla Pope wrote:

    Your blog is the first thing I read every morning ever since I subscribed about one month ago. So far I have bought two tops that you have featured. I love seeing the clothes styled on a real person because it gives me a much better idea of what it will look like on me.Thanks!

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Carla, I have heard so many people say the same thing. Even though the models are real people, they are usually not the same size as us and it is hard to judge what an outfit will look like.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  10. Monica Ercanbrack wrote:

    Love your pink pop of color, makes me wish I could still wear heels.
    Black and white nice classic look.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Monica, you can add a pop of color with a handbag or with flats also.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  11. Kaye wrote:

    Cute outfit and so enjoy your pop of color! Black/white is a favorite

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Black and white is my favorite combination, and adding the pop of color is fun!

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  12. Eve wrote:

    Now that’s styling!

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love this outfit also!

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
  13. Angie wrote:

    Loving your outfit. Great for dress up with heels or dress down with flats or sandals. That could be worn year round here in Vegas.

    Posted 5.29.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I like this outfit also. I think that it would be great for wearing all year around, even here in Virginia.

      Posted 5.29.21 Reply
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