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EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS BY TRYING SOMETHING NEW

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle boots

Yesterday, I was in bright and vivid colors! Today, I am in darker shades, which are a new color for me. I have made a vow to try new retailers, new styles, and new color themes this year. Sometimes we get this preconceived notion of how something will look on us, but we never actually try it to see. That might be a personality trait, or it could be a trait that comes with getting older. I know that you’ve all heard the term “set in my ways,” and it is not usually said in a good way.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants and white ankle boots

When someone tells you that you are set in your ways, they mean that you are unwilling to bend, cooperate, or try new things. UGH! I don’t want to be accused of that, especially since I have been trying to convenience the grandkids to try new foods and styles. I can still remember my mother saying, “because I said so,” when I would ask WHY I had to do something that I didn’t want to do. So, now I am telling all of you the same thing…TRY SOMETHING NEW! It can be fashion-related, or it could be something else that you’ve been unwilling to try. When you find yourself balking, hear my voice saying, “BECAUSE I SAID SO,” and you can thank me later. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with jewelry from Kendra Scott

Ask me if I like this outfit, and the answer will be YES. Ask me if I wish it were in a different color, and the answer will be OH YES!!! I love this colorblocked turtleneck sweater, but I am not sure the color does anything for my complexion. However, the design is very slimming, so there is a trade-off. Lol!

I am not sure about the color of this sweater. It looks lighter and brighter in my photo than it does in person. Also, in person, I feel like it has a tint of olive to the color, but it looks solid brown in my photos. I am wearing a size large in this top, and it fits very slimming to the body.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, and showing a fringed ruana

I figured that if I was going to try this color, I might as well go all-out. So, I also ordered this faux-suede ruana with the fringe trim. I am telling y’all, this is way more olive than it appears in my photos.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, wearing a fringed ruana as a wrap, and white ankle boots

The boho-style wrap is light and creates quite a statement. It would be so cute worn with jeans and the wooden cross that I wore a couple of days ago. The ruana is a one size fits all, so you can’t get the sizing wrong. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing the back of a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants and white ankle boots

The ankle pants that I am wearing are also in the same color as the ruana; it is called Sergeant. These are the comfort stretch pants from White House Black Market, and they are a best seller for a good reason. They have 360-degree power smoothing technology that holds, lifts, and shapes for a flattering look from every angle.

These pants are a nice weight, but they are unlined. I like the ankle pants’ length, and I think they will be great for wearing this spring. They come in several different colors if Sergeant isn’t the color for you. I am wearing my usual size 10, and they fit me well.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked patterned turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle boots

The turtleneck sweater’s pattern and fit reminded me of something that I would have seen on Laugh-In. Does anyone else remember that TV show? Anyway, I decided to wear my white(ish) ankle boots to create that 60s vibe. I love these white boots, but they are pricey. The boots were on sale back a month or so ago, but I will see if I can find some similar ones that aren’t so much.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a patterned turtleneck with ankle pants, and white ankle boots

I added a few pieces of jewelry to my look. The mixed metal multi-chain statement Ryder necklace is one that I LOVE! I wear this necklace all of the time, and I think it really makes an outfit special. I also add a pair of stud earrings. The Tima medallion stud earrings have a Moroccan scroll look that gives them a unique style. They are gorgeous on their own, but they don’t compete for attention.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle booties

Quick question…you gurls know that I love my Lash Boost, but I’ve had a company ask me if I want to do a sponsored post with magnetic lashes. Now, you know that I won’t use these lashes on a regular basis since my lashes are already long. But, as much as I would like for all of you to be my Lash Boost customer, that isn’t my reality. So, for those who aren’t my Lash Boost customers, would you like to see a post about magnetic lashes???

I loved reading all of the comments yesterday about how long you have been following my blog. It is crazy to think that I have been doing the blog for 5 years! Thanks to all of you who have been along with me on this crazy journey. See what trying new things can do???

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To God Goes The Glory!

Luke 9:23

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

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  1. Reatta wrote:

    Hey Tania,
    I’ve been pinning your outfits for 3 years now and just started following you. I love your blog and get great ideas from you. I’m 58, 5’7 and size 6/8. I love today’s outfit. Looks great on you.

    Reatta

    Posted 2.19.21 Reply
  2. Jill wrote:

    Tania,
    You are my morning boost every day!!! Thank you for all of the work that you put into this blog. I’ve purchased many a item that you have suggested. You have great style. I appreciate the variety of stores and fashion ideas. Keep up the great work.
    And, this outfit looks AWESOME on you!!! The color works on you. I’ll be purchasing it too!!! I’ve been following you for 6 months.

    Posted 2.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jill, thank you so very much! It is wonderful to hear that you like my style and have found that it works for you.

      Posted 2.19.21 Reply
  3. Penny Jo wrote:

    I love this outfit and would love to have some place to wear it. It looks great on you. I have been following you for about a year or less and love your post I especially enjoy the Sunday post. No need to do magnetic lashes as far as I am concerned. The only people who look good in them are on tv or modeling – not for everyday. Please pray for us here in Texas. I am fine and blessed with no problems – but so many of my friends and relatives are in dire straights as are so many others throughout this massive state.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  4. Jena wrote:

    Love the 60s vibe with those white boots! You look great, but you’ve still got me craving hot pink! I’m curious about magnetic lashes but might be too chicken to try it.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
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