BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKET

50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETDo you gurls have a bucket list with places you would like to visit? I am not one who likes to travel a lot but there are one or two places that I want to go and see. These are not even places overseas, they are here in the US. I have always wanted to visit Savannah, Georgia. I am not even sure why, but that town just calls to me.50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETCharleston, SC has also been on my list and I am going to marking that one off in just a few weeks. I am super excited about that trip and I can’t wait to share all the fun with you gurls. New York is also high on my list. My Energizer Bunny Friend has invited Joe and me to go in December with her and her husband. I would love to go but I also want to renovate my bathroom. What does one thing have to do with the other? I just think that I could take the money that I would spend going to New York (airfare, hotel, food, and SHOPPING) and go a long way towards a bathroom project.  So, what do you gurls think??? New York trip or Bathroom renovation?50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETDon’t you wish you had a blog where you could ask the hard questions? If you gurls don’t give me my answer then I will be forced to ask the Magic 8 Ball or flip a coin. Lol! Today’s outfit is classic. A pair of jeans, a white t-shirt, and a navy blazer is something that almost every one of you can re-create in your wardrobe.


50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETThis Navy linen jacket/blazer is sooo old that I can’t even begin to guess how old. It is by Ann Taylor and I actually think that it might be a hand me down from my sister. Since my sister is younger than me, I guess that would technically be a hand me up. I love the crop style and the one button closure. It has a cuff on the 3/4 length sleeve, a length that I prefer because it makes you look thinner. I need a new jacket, this one is starting to show some wear, so I may have to break down and buy one.

50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETI think the silver jewelry goes great with the navy items. The polished silver finish of the Markle necklace is nice. I like that particular finish since it is not something that you normally see. The longer necklace is the Alice and it says Pray Wait Trust. I love this necklace, it is a great reminder for me. It is 34″ long, a perfect length for layering with a shorter necklace. The Ritta bracelet is the navy and rhinestone bracelet. The large link silver and dangling pearl bracelet is the Flora. It is really lightweight which is deceiving because it looks so heavy. Remember for the rest of this month I have a special offer. Everyone who makes a purchase of 75.00 (excluding tax and shipping) will get an extra piece of jewelry sent to you from me. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens to place an order and pick a party with my name in it. 50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETThe jury is still out of these suede fringe boots. I have seen other people wearing these and I love them. I put these on and I feel like a show pony. All I can see if the fringe tossing about and it looks like the mane of a horse. I don’t think Joe was a fan because he gave me a look that says, “really???” I am going to try wearing them with a pair of long pants and maybe even with a dress before I make up my mind for sure. What was your first reaction?50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETJoe also gave me the look with these jeans. He is used to seeing me wear my jeans tighter so these Boyfriend Jeans really threw him for a loop. I can tell that he was not a fan. Lol!!! I think he wanted me to give them back to my Boyfriend. Hahaha! This is a pair that I bought a couple of years ago at Old Navy. The thing that is great about boyfriend jeans is that they are loose and comfortable. The thing that is bad about boyfriend jeans is that they are loose and baggy. It is all a matter of perspective.

50 IS NOT OLD | BOYFRIEND JEANS AND A JACKETI had a Facebook message sent to me yesterday about Rodan + Fields. A friend and fellow blogger had bought some of the R+F eye cream from me a long time ago. I hadn’t heard if she liked the product or not and since eye cream lasts so long I had even forgotten that she bought it. This morning she asked me to order her another jar. She said that she had lost her jar and had been out for about 3 weeks. I am sure she thought it was no big deal, after all, it was just another eye cream. NOT! She said that now that she had gone 3 weeks without her eye cream and she NEEDS her moisture. It is THAT good! Since I am placing an order anyway if you want me to add you an eye cream just let me know and I will get that on order. It retails for 62.00 but I will be placing this as a PC order so you can have it for that cost which is 55.00 (plus tax and 3.00 for shipping to you) I have also added two buttons on the right side of my blog. I ❤️ R+F will take you to the website to order products and the Join The Team button will take you to the website to ENROLL as a consultant.

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  1. Teresa Johnson wrote:

    Take the trip! The bathroom will still be there. Spend time with friends, make memories, and tour our great country!

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  2. Erin Koepp wrote:

    I want to say take the trip!, really I do, but I’m kinda going thru the same thing. For me its you can always find money for a trip but not always to do renovations around the house. I also think I gotta get the bathroom done before my husband retires or he will never think he has the money to do it!

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  3. a vanderven wrote:

    Bathroom!!! you will enjoy it everyday, while the trip will just become a memory

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  4. Linda wrote:

    Take the trip! Enjoy adventures together while you’re both young enough and healthy enough to do so. You can always do the bathroom little by little when you get home.

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  5. Mandy meza wrote:

    Hi I’m Mandy from Scotland and a few years ago I made the trip to New York it was good but if I had the choice I’d do your bathroom,you’ve got to live with it every day….x

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  6. You need to post bathroom pictures to help us decide.

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  7. Janet wrote:

    Two years ago I desperately needed a break from work and took a road trip to Savannah and Charleston with my sister. No small feat considering we live north of Toronto but having been to Savannah before, I knew it was where I needed to go. Beautiful and relaxing! Stay in the old downtown and if possible at a beautiful B&B. Let me know if you need a name. Two years later my barhroom still isn’t done and I am losing my eyesight in one eye and could not do that trip today.. Definitely no regrets that I went.

    I tend to agree with you and Joe about the booties. Not the most flattering style but I’d like to see how else you style them. I like the jeans.

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  8. Penny wrote:

    Take the trip! I live about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, you won’t be disappointed. Charleston is beautiful and they are both very old cities, but also very different. The squares in Savannah are a must see! Enjoy your Charleston trip!

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  9. Nancy wrote:

    Tania, you are a doll for letting us buy the eye cream at a reduced price. I’m doing it!
    I’ve been to NYC twice and I loved it. Each time I went with a girlfriend- NYC is not a place my man would even go near. I am like you, if it came right down to it I would renovate the bathroom. Savannah is also on my bucket list…. someday.

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    • Nancy wrote:

      Email me about how to pay you for the cream please. I don’t use pay pal because it resulted in an account hack for us at one time.

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  10. Judy wrote:

    As soon as I saw the shoes, I too had Joe’s look…”reeeeaally?” Not a fan.

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  11. Lunda wrote:

    Not a fan of fringe on shoes. Take the trip. You may not get another chance.

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  12. Maxine Bower wrote:

    No question! Take the trip while you are young and able. New York is fabulous,a must see. I love Savannah and Charleston too.?

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  13. I myself have no desire to go to NY but I would try to balance how bad is the bathroom versus the fun and memories the trip would bring. If it just needs updating, go for the trip but if it is in bad shape, renovate before a disaster hits.
    Australia was on my bucket list and we went a few years ago. I would love to go back but I think Tahiti might be next on my wish list. I hope to travel until I can no longer physically do it.

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  14. Marilyn S. wrote:

    Do the bathroom !!! Having your home become something you love goes along way in the happiness department ( at least with me) . The shoes….. yeah I’m not sure either , my first impression was to do a double take, but we can count on you to make them work.

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  15. Pauli wrote:

    Hi, Tania! Go on your trip…don’t miss the opportunity to make these memories. Don’t think a new-bathroom-reveal party would be nearly as exciting, and it’ll be there when you get back! Maybe you can put that on your list of things to do when its too cold to do anything else. Flash forward to your golden years…gee, so glad I got me that new toilet back then…wonder what NYC is like at Christmas?

    Love today’s look; can’t go wrong with the classic combo. Shoes are fair to middlin; if anyone could wear those, it’s you. And tell Joe that you don’t ALWAYS have to wear your britches so tight that he could pop a tick on your butt …you look fabulous, as always!

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  16. Lisa wrote:

    I absolutely adore blazers and this combo looks classy and comfy. My husband is from NY so we travel to NY every summer for our family vacation. We stay in NYC for a few days. It is safer than most people think. I will also say…..considering I am a southerner from NC, the New Yorkers are extremely nice and helpful and not what they are portrayed to be. I would not want to live in the city but love to visit every chance I get. As the old saying goes….”You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”….that’s me darlin’ LOL!! Time Square is AMAZING and the Broadway shows are phenomenal!!! Oh….and food is awesome. Save your money as it is not cheap but worth a visit for several days. Life is short and the bathroom can be done later. Email me and I will give you more details. ~Lisa~

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  17. Jennifer A Shelton wrote:

    I’m not sure I’m going to be much help with your current situation, but if it were me I would probably take the trip. In the town that I live, there is a fountain that was replicated from one in downtown Savannah, the same person built both, so I would want to go see it and the town. You can always slap some paint on your walls of your bathroom, update the fixtures and shower curtain rugs etc, and presto you have a new bathroom. I Love your blog, and your style Gurly!! Keep on Keeping on!! Hope you have a Great Day!!

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  18. Lezlie Davis wrote:

    NY – I’ve been many times. It was really exciting the first time I went. Then I realized that I get the good parts of NY in other places but the bad parts I don’t experience any where else. AND I don’t venture into bad places … in NY, I’m always anticipating something happening. Just being honest! Personally, I would redo the bathroom. Another place, I might take the trip instead?

    I am having the hardest time wearing anything but skinny/slim jeans. I bought some dressier pants with regular legs and I’m getting rid of them. They never look right. I may have to be buried in a pair of skinny jeans! The boots: they look great on others but they would never look good on me.

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  19. Lisa wrote:

    I absolutely adore blazers and your combo looks classy and comfy. My husband is from New York so we go to New York to visit his family. Our blended family wants to go there every year for our summer vacation. We always go to NYC for several days. As a southerner from NC, I will say that the New Yorkers are extremely helpful and nice. They are not who they are portrayed to be. Time Square is AMAZING!!! The Broadway shows are phenomenal!!! Oh My Goodness, the food is awesome. I would not want to live in the city but love to visit every chance I get. As the old saying goes…”You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl”….well, that is me darlin’. NYC is definitely not cheap so save your money if you decide to go. Life is short so I say take a trip to NYC or any place on your bucket list. You can always work on your bathroom in stages if it is not in need of a complete renovation. Email me if you need details on NYC. ~Lisa~

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  20. Mary Mepham wrote:

    LOVE the boots, so cute.

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  21. Kathy wrote:

    I’d say travel, the bathroom will still be there! Your young, healthy and adventurous now, the older people get they tend to become home bodies. I say Nayyyyyyy to the booties….lol…they do remind me of pony feet. Too much fringe going on there! I loved reading the part when Joe said ” really?” , made me chuckle , my hubby says that too! ?

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  22. Sandy wrote:

    As for the trip…since you are already planning a trip to Savannah, I would probably space my next trip out a little farther apart and redo my bathroom in the meantime and do NY at a later date. You will walk into your BR every day and say you were so glad you did it. I bought my first pair of boyfriend jeans, thought they looked good in the store and now I look in the mirror and think I look squatty in them. As for the shoes, my first reaction was that I didn’t like that open space in front. For me, I would prefer it closed with the fringe all the way around the top but only because I’d have to figure what kind of sock I was going to wear when the weather gets cold because you are going to see it.

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  23. Linda wrote:

    I am very surprised at how many ladies said do the bathroom. This blog is not only fun, but insightful too! I would definitely take the trip. Making memories is one of the greatest things in life. I have never regretted taking a trip to a fun, new place. even if I didn’t like where we went, we always had a memory of doing something different. And if you get a chance, there is nothing like a Broadway show. I think you will take the trip. Have fun, the bathroom will still be there when you get back. Just sell more R & F to pay for the trip. Haha.

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  24. NickiM wrote:

    You should take the trip As A former New Yorker i can say the city has a lot to offer and you will have a great time. Get Joe and Your son to do the bathroom so you can save money and still go shopping maybe for new things for the bathroom ?
    Nicki

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  25. Lori D. Fletcher wrote:

    Not a fan of the booties and take the trip!!! The bathroom will always be there. Go on the trip.

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  26. Take the trip and wear the booties! I think they are adorable.

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  27. Beth wrote:

    Always wanted to see Charleston and Savannah, too. I am going next Spring. Let me know how you liked it. Bathroom for sure!!

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  28. Deborah wrote:

    Take the trip! My bucket list is to visit all 50 states and I am up to 39. I have loved every place I visited and have those memories for a lifetime. The bathroom will get done. I live 30 miles from NYC and visit about once a month. Love the city ….so much to do.

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  29. Gudean wrote:

    I love this outfit! Go to Savannah, Charleston, and New York! Savannah is my favorite Southern city. I am in the midst of planning a girlfriends trip for November. My daughter had her destination wedding in Savannah. It is magical. So are Charleston and New York. You will always find a way to renovate!

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  30. beth byrd wrote:

    My husband and I went to both Savannah and Charleston for our honeymoon. Both cities are fabulous — enjoy!! And, go to New York, especially since it will be the holiday season. You won’t be disappointed. The bathroom will wait. I just love your outfit today — it is actually one of my favorites! You look wonderful!

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  31. Nanci wrote:

    As much as I totally understand wanting to renovate your bathroom, I would still say take the trip. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring, so make those memories now. On a side note, we had family live not far from Savannah and Charleston. We may never have visited if not for that fact. They are beautiful cities!
    P.S. This may be my favorite look of yours!

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  32. Angela wrote:

    I love your outfit but not the shoes, sorry. Your hair looks great too. 🙂 Deciding between the bathroom and a trip would be tough.

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  33. Cindy wrote:

    I’m sorry you have the part of my brain that thinks the same way. Lol

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  34. Glenda Braun wrote:

    Savannah and Charleston are two I want to visit also.
    New York not so much. Do your bathroom. Lol

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  35. LindaR wrote:

    Tania,
    Life is short. Go to NYC this year and renovate the bathroom next year. You won’t regret the $$$ spent on the trip with Joe and your friends. You’ll be making memories for a lifetime. My $0.02!

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  36. Maureen wrote:

    Go to NYC. There is nothing in the world as exciting as walking thru times square seeing a Broadway show and having a drink at a fancy nightclub. Shopping is unbelievable. I live on long island and don’t get in there nearly enough. Call me, well have tea at the plaza and walk thru central park. I have been to Savannah and loved it.

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  37. Arlene wrote:

    No to the shoes with fringe. Joe is right. Love, love your blog!! Everything else you wear I admire.

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  38. Suzanne wrote:

    Tania, I visited Savannah last year for work. The downtown area is beautiful. There are tons of good restaurants and shops. Cute boutique hotels too! Splurge and go to Paula Deen’s. Reasonable buffet with sensational southern cooking! Tybee Island is a perfect beach! BTW- cute outfit!

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  39. Teresa Spivey wrote:

    I would do the trip. The memories of time with your friends and family are so precious. Do it while you can. Life is short! Savannah and Charleston are fabulous! I think you would absolutely love both of them. Two of my favorite cities. I have never been to New York, would like to go, but not at the top of my list. I like a little more laid back travel, New York seems so rushed and crowded.
    Like the outfit, not the boots.

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  40. angie wrote:

    I love the boots!

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  41. Malu Vascones wrote:

    Definitely NEW YORK, Tania!!!!!

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  42. Cyndi wrote:

    I say take the trip, and find a zero same as cash credit card, Lowe’s deal, whatever. Spread out payments, and have both.

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    • Tania wrote:

      Oh, NO! You just didn’t say the “L” word. Lol! We own a lumber company. Hahahaha!

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  43. Alicia Giess wrote:

    LOVE the outfit!! I actually have a pair of Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans on today and they are the most comfortable jeans ever – and there’s nothing baggy about them. 🙂

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  44. Sandy wrote:

    I love NYC, but leave the shoe boots home!

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  45. Elaine wrote:

    I just went to charleston, savannah and st Augustine, all on my “bucket list” and it was all I dreamed of!!!! And get your bathroom done, New York can wait !!

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  46. Sandra S. wrote:

    If your bathroom bothers you, then you should do the bathroom because you will enjoy it every day until you finally (later) go to NY. It’s not like you’re elderly and this may be your only chance to go to NY! But if your bathroom is fine and you just have a whim to change it up, then take the trip. Also, you are looking just gorgeous. Your skin really does look peaches and cream! As for the boots, I’m thinking maybe with leggings and an oversized top?

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    • Tania wrote:

      Sandra, my bathroom is really fine. I just want to update it. I am probably leaning toward the trip.

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      • Sandra S. wrote:

        Then, totally, TRIP!!!! Have fun!

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  47. Martha wrote:

    I love Charleston — going there for a girls weekend next month. Savannah is a quick trip from there — if you can take an extra day, you will be happy you did!

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  48. Miriam wrote:

    Take the trip! Savannah is beautiful! When you go there be sure to buy some pralines. They are the best! The shoes are ok but not right with the boyfriend jeans. Maybe try them with longer skinny jeans? I like wearing sneakers with my girlfriend jeans.

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  49. Paula wrote:

    I’d like to get in on the eye cream special too! Please let me know how to pay! Take the trip……life’s too short to not have fun. Bathroom remodels are no fun at all! Lol. I think the boots are what the kids say” trying too hard “

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  50. Jen wrote:

    Go on the trip! Memories are the only things we take from this life and you never know what’s around the corner. Next year or the year after that while you’re working on your bathroom you can remember New York.

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    • Lila wrote:

      Totally agree. Making memories is a gift. Loo renovation, not so much.

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  51. Melinda wrote:

    Go to New York!

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  52. Robin wrote:

    The fringe shoes were the first thing I noticed. I love them. The boyfriend jeans don’t look too loose unless you compare them to things like leggings.

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  53. Love the outfit but I agree with Joe about the boots. Not a fan. One of the few regrets I have is that my sister and I did not take the sister vacation we had planned. Her husband (he definitely has separation issues) could not “allow” her to go without him. Needless to say none of us went.
    When I want to “buy” something with a huge price tag, I open up another savings account and deposit extra money into it. When I’m ready to make that purchase, I’ve got a huge head start. Paid cash for my last car doing that.

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  54. Melinda Mason wrote:

    Take the trip! Went to NY with my husband and grown daughters (26&35), for our Christmas last year. Loved every minute and would go back today. There is so much to see and do and we walked for miles. Probably won’t be able to do that in a few more years! Lol! Also Savannah and Charlestown are amazing and also places you want to re-visit. As you can see, my bathroom still needs renovating! Lol! But I wouldn’t trade those memories with friends and family for anything!

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  55. Susan Stancliff wrote:

    definitely the trip. New York is wonderful especially in December. You have to go see the Rockettes Christmas Show and the skaters in Rockefeller Center. Also the beautiful store windows decorated for Christmas. Now about those shoes…My first reaction was OMG what is she wearing? Love the outfit but not the shoes!

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  56. Robin wrote:

    Trip!? Memories! Love the outfit. I like the booties style minus the fringe, the v elongates. I have a pair with fringe that I wear when I want to add an element of fun or surprise to a simple outfit.?
    (I enjoy watching people’s reactions!?)

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  57. Rhonda wrote:

    Go to NY and live with the bathroom till another time!

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  58. Kristi Tandy wrote:

    I’ve read all the responses regarding the trip vs. bathroom. I have to say NYC has never been on my bucket list and I really have a much longer house make-over list; however, if the option is to spend time with great friends and of course Joe, I’d chose the trip. I always love your fashion choices! I think the booties would be cute with a shapely midi. (I am ready to try the eye cream!)

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  59. Brandye wrote:

    I am a budget-er and a planner. I’d find a way to do both, understanding that it will take time. NYC is so much fun…and to go with friends is even better. I love that city, but oh, this country girl could never live there!

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  60. Mary Lou wrote:

    Take the trip! New York is so much fun!

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  61. Diana wrote:

    I’m like you, not much of a traveler. If I do travel, there better be a beach! Love your look…again! You look great every day, but are really nailing it lately. I LOVE the booties. May have to get a pair to wear with jeans, leggings and dresses! You are making me brave!

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  62. Pat wrote:

    Go to Charleston and Savannah. Skip New York and get your bathroom! I’ve been there many times. It’s just a great big busy city. Never go unless I have too!
    My first thought on this outfit was, “Doesn’t she look cute!” including the booties!

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  63. Gail wrote:

    Take the trip! Then u can post ur new shopping finds! I like fringe on boots….the only thing I don’t like about ur boots is how they are cut in the front…..wasn’t that called a vayjj cut?

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  64. Joanne wrote:

    Definitely do your bathroom! You won’t regret it for a minute. Nix New York.

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  65. Marie wrote:

    Hi Tania! First off…you look adorable, secondly…as to bathroom remodel or trip, I am a practical type. You will enjoy the new bathroom every day for years to come. A trip is great for a short time and then it is a lovely memory…boring, aren’t I?

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  66. Susan Arney wrote:

    Definitely New York! Especially with friends. You’ll figure out a way to get the bathroom done too – just don’t miss a chance for making memories.

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  67. Summer Hartzog wrote:

    Cute outfit! Perfect for strolling the Market in Charleston! I’ve been there once and would love to go back. Savannah is on my bucket list, too, and I literally laughed out loud at your NYC v. new bathroom dilemma — I’m in the same boat!! For my birthday my husband gifted me with a choice — a trip to NYC with a girlfriend or a new bathroom! I’m leaning toward the trip 1) because I know we’ll eventually get the bathroom redone either way:-), and 2) you never know what tomorrow may bring. I want to do NYC while my old joints can still handle all the walking! And I can enjoy a new bathroom even with bad knees 🙂

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  68. Pamela Ihfe wrote:

    I have been to New York and its lovely. But I’m a home body also and I would do my bathroom. I think back at the money I spent in New York and its gone. And that is a lot of money just gone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really nothing to show for it. But do what your heart tells you to do.

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  69. Lisa Tyre wrote:

    I’ve seen your bathroom. It’s FINE. Take the trip!!!! NY at Christmas is the best.

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    • Tania wrote:

      I was reading this comment and thought, “who has seen my bathroom?” Lol! My sister!!!

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  70. Mary Fender wrote:

    I LOVE the shoes!! The whole outfit is great but the shoes take it over the top!

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  71. Aimee Spencer wrote:

    Three things: #1 Love the outfit … I am getting the Navy Jacket @ Old Navy
    #2 I love the Boots and when you said “Show Pony” LOL !
    #3 Redo your bathroom. You live in your house every day. New York has changed and it is crazy with homeless and painted girls around Time Square. The Stock Market area is a good place to visit. The Staton Island Ferry is fun to see Statue of Liberty! But I would go in Summer.
    Take a look at NY City online. You are not missing anything.

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  72. Darlene wrote:

    Make memories! Take the trip. All of a sudden you’ll be to old or your health won’t allow it. We never know what’s around the next corner. I was planning on a trip to Arizona this past spring and 3 days before I was to leave with the love of my life he died unexpectedly. So make memories every chance you get. The bathroom can wait. No to the boots. The jeans are okay. Love your blog!

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  73. Tricia wrote:

    Loved the outfit until it came to the footwear but maybe they’ll look better with something else. I bought a pair of booties, suede with a fringe across the back. Felt self conscious every time I wore them so I ended up cutting off the fringe! The boyfriend jeans look great and not baggy, now I want a pair!

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  74. Sue wrote:

    Casting two votes….do the bathroom, and I vote no on the booties.
    Love your blog and stories.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  75. Janet wrote:

    Do the bathroom!!! I say that because you see the bathroom EVERY SINGLE DAY! I was in the same boat earlier this summer. I had to decide between a first-time cruise and buying new sofas for my family room. I chose the cruise. I had a great time, but five days of fun hasn’t made up for looking at my old sofas that definitely need to be replaced. If I could go back, I’d buy the sofas instead.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  76. Dana wrote:

    I like the shoes – except the price. The jeans don’t look too loose. I would do both – either go on the trip and then save for the bathroom, or renovate the bathroom and save for the trip. I would love to see those two southern cities too!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  77. Nancy Sudlow wrote:

    The outfit looks great! My mom (86) has fringe boots and she always looks great in them. But they are slightly different. So a toss up on the shoes. We are going to NYC in Feb with friends to see a Broadway show and do a little shopping. But we did our BR 5 years ago and love it. So I say go on your trip, fix BR later.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  78. Debra Harlan wrote:

    I don’t think the jeans are baggy. Cute outfit. About the shoes…a thought that crossed my mind…if you decide you just don’t like the long fringe, what if you trimmed it, or had a shoe repair place trim it for you? Just to a length you like better. Option?

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  79. Sandy H wrote:

    Hard question, whether to remodel your bathroom or travel. Our daughter works for an airline, in the past five years we have gone because of the free airfare. Paris twice, London, Dublin, Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Sydney, plus great US places. One of my very favorites is driving the Pacific Coast Highway. So, if I wasnt getting the free airfare I wouldnt be taking advantage nearly as much, who am I kidding I probably never would have made it to Paris lol, but traveling is very enriching and a new bathroom, (which I also DESPERATELY need) sounds good! I figure I go places now while I am still young enough to do it. We stay at airbnb places which are reasonable.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      My bathroom is not in bad shape. It just hasn’t been touched since we remodeled back in 1995. It is just dated.

      Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  80. Charlcy Green wrote:

    I love this !lol tho I have never tried it. But now I have to cause you look so. Stunning ( as always)!! The jeans don’t look baggy but I’m sure your hubby knows how you look beast. Nice that he always botices! I fell and tire my rotator cuff on Fri. Night when one of my grandkids left a stool in middle of floor and can’t use my rights arm so excuse the errors!

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  81. pdoetaydoe wrote:

    Definitely the trip to New York! You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Take it from someone that lost someone suddenly and unexpectedly, the memories you make are with you forever and you will never regret the trip! A bathroom remodel can be done in stages. I honestly think you could wear anything, including fringe boots and look good! I don’t think I could pull that off! 🙂

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  82. Debbie Goucher wrote:

    I say go to New York! New York at Christmas time is amazing!!! And you have to go to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. I don’t mean for services but just to see it I’m not Roman Catholic but I have never been so in awe in my life. And the store windows are just so much fun to look at how beautifully decorated they are. You cab do your bathroom a little later. Make memories with hubby that’s what’s important.
    Love the outfit too.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      That sure sounds fun!

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  83. Jeanne Epley wrote:

    Tania, cute outfit, and the jeans are okay, but the shoes, definitely not! (now that is me) And I know we were taught if you don’t know have anything nice to say…don’t. But you asked, LOL!! 😉 Funny I have a friends and family in Charleston and I have said I want to visit, but I just haven’t made it there, it has been on my list for a while… “one day”!! The trip or the bathroom, well……. “you only live once”, so I would say NY, (I am from there too.) And save a little money for a slight spruce of the bathroom.. Is that workable?? LOL Hope you have a great day!! Oh and I love the “ALICE”, another one on my “Plunder List”!!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  84. Ramona Puckett wrote:

    Love the whole outfit and go on the trip!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  85. L H Carter wrote:

    Go on the trip please. You will tell us some great stories and show up super pictures since NYC will be decorated for Christmas. Think of it as a business trip.
    Yes, on the boyfriend jeans. You look great.
    Nope, on the fringey booties. You said it—Shetland pony feet minus 2.

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  86. Annie L. wrote:

    GF!!!!! REALLY?!?!?!

    Get your bags backed and get to NYC with your Hubby and pals while you still can! Christmas Window Displays…uh, HELLOOO!!! Shop til you drop! Eat a cheese pie! Go to a show! See the Rockettes! My gosh, the tree at Rockefeller Center! R-O-M-A-N-T-I-C!!! The fashion district! The diamond district! MOMA!!!

    Catch a carriage ride in Charleston! SHOPPING!!! Seafood deluxe-o-matic! The OCEAN!! The Battery!
    Historic Downtown!! Shrimp and grits!!! The Slave Market (more shopping!)!

    Savannah!!! SCAD!!! Forsyth Park! Terry and I adored our time at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, the food is primo! Antiquing! Slow-paced, sleepy town. Friendly people at Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil! Johnny Mercer and Paula Deen!

    Get your buns a-packin and take your fringed booties! They’re awesome with your short necklace that gives the illusion of fringe. Don’t kid yourself! You win 1st prize in classy ALL the way! ??

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  87. Bobbette wrote:

    I am so interested in starting a new skin care routine. I would like to try Rodan and Fields but I am not sure what products to start with. I am 60 years old and my main concern is brown sun spots and of course crows feet.
    I can tell such a difference in you skin from last to this year. I would really appreciate any recommendations you could give me. I feel like you truly believe in the products.
    Thanking you in Advance.

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  88. Angie wrote:

    I love this look & I think the booties are adorns!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  89. Jennifer Johnson wrote:

    Go to NYC! Bathroom will still be there. ?

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  90. Gloria Randle wrote:

    Definitely the New York trip!! It is on my bucket list.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  91. Lesa Crisp wrote:

    You’ll love Charleston! Great places to eat and amazing historical places to visit! Annnnnndddd Shopping! Lots of shopping. Just visited Savannah this past spring! The walking tours are fun and again shopping and food! And both places have beaches to lounge on.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  92. Henrietta wrote:

    Ok. We have a lot in common! Lol. I’m not a traveler either, that being said, I do have a bucket list. Washington DC – White House was on that list. Savannah Ga. on there, too. New York just to visit one time- on there! Niagra falls! However, when it comes to my home or travel, hands down- I’d remodel my bathroom- but, that’s just who I am. Good luck with this one. By the way, I love the boots. They look great on you!

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  93. Lila wrote:

    Go to New York and make a wonderful memory that will be with you forever. A renovated bathroom does not a lovely memory make.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  94. Mariana wrote:

    New York hands down! I was born and raised in NY and now live in Las Vegas and I tell everyone, they have to go to NYC at least once in their lives. Also, about the fringe boots you might want to try a pair where the fringe is in the back of the boot and the front is plain.

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  95. Lori wrote:

    Nix the boots. Love the jeans. Bathroom or NYC?? …….that’s a toughie! If you’ve never been, I say go for it! It’s an amazing place to visit! That’s from one Southern gurl to another.

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  96. Donni Baker wrote:

    Tania~ first go to New York the bathroom will still be there but this may be an opportunity of a life time. We never know what tomorrow brings. Second I love love love the shoes and would be happy to take them off your hands lol. I love the whole outfit. You always look like you just stepped of the cover of vogue. ~ Donni

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  97. Mary wrote:

    NYC!!! Life is too short. You don’t know how long you have with your husband or your friends. Speaking from experience Life really is too short.

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  98. Bammy wrote:

    I would like to order r&f eye cream.

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ll get it on order for you, Bammy.

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I sent you an email!

      Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  99. Evelyn wrote:

    Do you have any recommendations on a good white T-shirt? I’m having trouble finding one I like.

    Thanks!
    PS. Take the trip!

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  100. Debby Lynch wrote:

    How much do you dislike your current bathroom? If you really hate it, I would choose that over the trip to NYC. I have seen some fringed booties that I like, but I haven’t tried any on yet. I have never been a fan of the “boyfriend” look.

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  101. Melesa Garrison wrote:

    Bathroom…you’ve gotta live there more than a week. I’m just being real!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  102. Stephanie wrote:

    I have those boots too and I Love them! I wear mine with Garnet Hill’s Favorite Knit Maxi Skirt which is actually my favorite skirt : )

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  103. Debbie wrote:

    We just went through the same dilemma. We had our vacation planned and wanted to remodel our master bath as well. I felt guilty about spending money and lying on the beach when I knew it would be better to use it toward the remodel. We cancelled our trip, and started with the remodel. Long story short, we had som3 issues with remodel and it ended up costing a little more than expected. It wa a good thing we were home while it was going on to make all of the unexpected decisions. My bathroom is done and I love it! Now I’m planning for our trip without feeling guilty!

    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  104. Becky Beaty wrote:

    Love your style and flare! Such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

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