50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHI am finally back in Virginia and I am still on the worn out side. It is so much fun to visit with family but it is so nice to crawl into your own bed at night. When I go home to visit I sleep in the upstairs sunroom which is 3 walls of windows. I love looking out over the town below (they live on a mountain) and seeing all the lights as I go to sleep. I love waking up and watching the sunrise in the mornings. Joe and I were talking one morning that the skies looked like cotton candy. You have to realize where we live deep down in the mountains you do not see the sun until it has already risen.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHI bet my poor mother and father were glad to see all of us leave. Lol! I am sure they like visiting with everyone but their house gets trashed in the flurry of activity. There were 7 children under the age of 16 in the house and 5 of them under the age of 8. It was wild!!! There were tea parties (water everywhere) watercolors (more water everywhere) and American Girls dolls everywhere. Not to mention the 4 dogs and 2 cats that kept running through the house. I bet mom and dad are glad the Christmas only comes once a year. Hahaha50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHI know that Christmas is already over but I wore this outfit earlier last week and I am just now getting it on the blog. You will have to use your imagination and picture a different scarf with this outfit. If it hadn’t been Christmas I would have worn something like the ones below.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHThese are the same magnetic bling bracelets that I have worn almost the entire month of December. They are so easy to put on plus I love the sparkle they give off. The black and red one are specials and I don’t know if they will be available in the upcoming catalogs or if they will retire them. The black one is the Ezra and the red one is the Kylie. The plain crystal one that goes with anything is the Hugo.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHThe two silver bangles are a couple of my favorites and I think it is because of the inscriptions. The Abela says “Blessed” and the Raelynn which says “I Choose Happy” are easy on as well. The By The Book bracelet can be found at the Christian Books store and there are several different choices. This is a pretty decent picture of the charms on the bracelet. You can see the J which stand for John, the number 3, and the typewriter key in the number 16.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHThis suede two-tone purse has sure been carried a lot this month. Some of you ask how often I change my purse and the truth is it just depends on my mood. I will carry a solid black or solid brown purse because they match everything AND because I hate doing the whole change-over routine. Occasionally I will take a picture with a purse I “mean” to carry that day and then decide I don’t have time to switch them out. I just grab the one that is already done and head out the door. But, I do try to keep items in wristlets inside my purse so it does make the transfers easier.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHOne day I wore this outfit, which I did not like, and Dee commented that she thought I had on a sweatshirt at first. She said that she thought I had made even a sweatshirt look stylish. Well, the light bulb went off when I read that and guess what I have one today. Yep, a sweatshirt! I thought that most of us wear sweatshirts around the house and I wanted to show how easy it was to dress it up. It does help that this sweatshirt is a solid color and has no writing on the front. This sweatshirt is several years old and it is one that I got from Old Navy. Mine is long and does not have a band around the bottom. One of the shirts below is over 500.00! Can you guess which one? Hahaha

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHI put on these white jeans and Joe looked at me and said, “Are you supposed to wear white this late in the year?” Can you believe he questioned me? Lol! I told him we could wear white ANY time of the year. He simply shrugged his shoulders and said, “whatever.” I like the white with the black. I think this helped to dress the outfit up. It would have been fine with regular jeans, but the white made it look dressier. What do you think?

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN A SWEATSHIRT BE STYLISHI hope to have the blog back to normal in the next day or two. I am busy working on a “resolutions” post. Whew! Those just make me want to throw my hands in the air. Do you gurls make resolutions? Do you stick with the resolutions? We will talk more on this on Saturday, so be thinking about it.

BTW, just be thankful that I went with Dee’s suggestion of the sweatshirt and not Mary’s comment about a bathrobe and curlers. Lol! You better be careful what you comment to me. Hahaha!

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  1. Mary Ann Webster wrote:

    I truly am enjoying your posts. Thank you so much for sharing and your honesty. Im going shopping today for this look.
    May God continue to guide & bless you!

    Posted 12.3.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yay, Mary Ann! I am so glad that you were inspired to find the look for yourself.

      Posted 12.3.17 Reply
  2. Judy wrote:

    I just stumbled across your blog. Thank you for reinforcing the idea that Godly women over 50 can look amazing! Great style, and very cool John 3:16 bracelet.

    Posted 9.10.17 Reply
  3. Mindy wrote:

    Tania, I love the sweatshirt. If I could find one like that, I would wear them. I think the shirts of today just look sloppy. The sleeves are way too big, I dont like the band on the bottom and I hate that the shoulder seams are halfway down to the elbow. But you look great in that outfit. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  4. FunkyForty wrote:

    I think your sweatshirt definitely looks stylish Tania!

    Have a fab day,
    xx Yvonne

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  5. Tanja wrote:

    I’ve been wearing this combo of white pants with black top and boots a lot this fall/winter! I love the casual dressiness of it! I only hope I look as good as you do in it!! Welcome home!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  6. Sarah wrote:

    Wow! Those lashes. ? I love the sweatshirt with a scarf. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. Happy New Year! ??

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  7. bellsonme wrote:

    For a Christmas get-together, I wore a plain bright red sweatshirt over jeans, with a lacy white scarf. It was very festive! I think of plain sweatshirts as blank canvases for showing off accessories.

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  8. DJ wrote:

    Love, love, love this outfit, Tania!! I’m totally copying with a different pattern scarf, of course!! Thank you for the wonderful style inspiration:)

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  9. Susan Stancliff wrote:

    Love the white jeans. So glad we got away from the idea of white only in the summer months. Looking good!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  10. robjodiefilogomo wrote:

    Tania—this is a perfect example of how a sweatshirt can look great. Of course your sweatshirt isn’t baggy or holey either—ha ha!
    And I love the white jeans—I think they make the whole outfit pop!!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  11. Terrie wrote:

    I love this simple outfit. I’m copying it today!!! I’ll probably wear flat boots since its supposed to flurry in WEST Virginia today. BTW — One of my BFFs is a R&D rep. I purchased the REDEFINE kit when she went live in September. I’m very pleased with the results.

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  12. Doreen wrote:

    I think black and white is always a sharp combination. The style of your sweatshirt is more dressy I think, and adding the scarf is perfect. I’m not a sweatshirt person outside my house but I like your band less one. I will check Old Navy for one, as $500 is way out of my price range!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  13. Nancy wrote:

    Time flies right! Christmas is over yet, and soon 2016 will be. It Always makes me a bit sad, don’t know why. The positive is that it will be spring soon!!! I hope.

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  14. Audrey wrote:

    Being a sweatshirt person this time of year, I enjoyed your post and styling. Most of mine have something like an embellishment (cat paw print or this time of year, an angel), so doubt that would be high styling. but just pure fun. When there is a foot of snow outside I prefer a happy design and warmth.

    Love those boots. Santa forgot to leave a pair for me so I’m on a quest for one with wide calf. Have a wonderful day!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  15. "Z" wrote:

    Love the look. Dressy / Casual Classy look. Nice!

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  16. Caroline wrote:

    My first thought when I read the title was ‘It depends what you wear it with’ and you have certainly styled it beautifully. I love the white jeans with the black, so classy and wow your eyelashes are amazing! I wish someone would come up with something to fill in the gaps in my sparse eyebrows ?

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  17. Rena wrote:

    you do have a knack for making anything look stylish. black and white is a wonderful combo for winter and your scarf adds a lovely festive touch.


    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  18. Mariana wrote:

    Your eyelashes look amazing! I would like information about the PC. nymo830@yahoo.com. Also, you can never go wrong with black & white.

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
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