HOUNDSTOOTH OR PLAID, WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE

Today’s post is going to be a little different. You’ll find all the talking/stories at the beginning, followed by photos and links. I’m feeling cruddy, don’t worry, I don’t have COVID, just another weather front moving through. I’m not sure why I am so sensitive to those things, but they sure make my head, teeth, and shoulders hurt.

Joe was sweetie, and he went out and got me a coke and french fries because he knows that is my normal go-to when these fronts move through. He forgot that I started back on my diet Monday, and I didn’t have the heart to tell him. So, I thanked him sweetly and ate the food. Today is the last day to sign up for that diet program if you’re interested, and the next program won’t open up for another 8 weeks. If you sign up, please say that Tania Stephens referred you.

When my daughter was here over Thanksgiving, she bought me a heating pad that had been a lifesaver. It is for my shoulders, has 4 heating levels, and a magnetic closure to hold the heating pad together and in place. Funny enough, I just found the magnetic closure tonight by accident. Lol! I have the blue version, but I can’t see a difference between it and the gray one, but the gray one is $50 cheaper. I know which one I would order. Lol!

Lastly, for sizing reference, I’m 5’6″ tall, I weigh around 150 lbs, I normally wear a size 12 in dresses or a large, a medium, or large in tops, and I usually wear a size 8 or 10 in pants and jeans. Since I’ve lost some weight, I am usually ordering mediums and my size 10 jeans are starting to be too big and droopy.

Long Sleeve, elastic waistband, ribbed turtleneck dress in medium // Reversible Plaid/Houndstooth Ruana // Belt is an old one and no longer available // Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Large Statement Earrings // Abbie Bangle Bracelet in M/L // Mother of Pearl Pendant // Black Suede Knee Boots (old) // Rebecca Minkoff Black Leather Handbag (old)

Long Sleeve, elastic waistband, ribbed turtleneck dress in medium // Reversible Plaid/Houndstooth Ruana // Belt is an old one and no longer available // Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace // Large Statement Earrings // Abbie Bangle Bracelet in M/L // Mother of Pearl Pendant // Black Suede Knee Boots (old) // Rebecca Minkoff Black Leather Handbag (old)

I wanted to show you how to wear a Ruana as a wrap or how to belt it down for a fitted look. Joe loved the houndstooth side, but I thought the plaid side looked the best with the dress. Since the Ruana is reversible, you will get more wear for your money. Plus, the Ruana is on sale as part of Chico’s Semi-Annual Sale.

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  1. Carol wrote:

    Thank you for telling your sizes because it is extremely helpful when ordering on line.

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    I love the dress! The raspberry color is so great for you. With the ruana, while pretty, it just seems like you are there somewhere under a lot of fabric. The look is better without the added ruana. Hope you feel better! That front gave me a bad headache too.

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  3. Eve wrote:

    Stunning! I think either side would look nice but I really think I prefer to leave the elegance to the old ladies and have more fun as I get older. I’m 79 so I can say old lady.😁 so plaid side for me.

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  4. desirayl wrote:

    Fifty is the New 20. We learned we overcame we have wisdom and knowledge to pass on. Yeah. Loving life

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  5. Sue wrote:

    I always tell people my favorite color is plaid.
    I love it, shorts, tops, skirts,scarves, even a pair of plaid sneakers.
    As am Alabama fan, I love houndstooth, wear it a lot during football season!
    This Ruana!

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  6. Carol S wrote:

    That outfit looks absolutely wonderful on you! And, I love that the houndstooth just peeks out from underneath. 100%!!!

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  7. Mary Ruth Harden wrote:

    Really love the combination you are wearing today. The colors the plaid. You really dress up the dress and look much better than the model.

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  8. Kathy wrote:

    I hope you feel better. How sweet of Joe to get you FF and a coke:). Stay well.

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  9. Elizabeth T wrote:

    CYte outfit. Very put together. I probably wouldn’t wear only because I have an issue with the wraps falling off my shoulders – small shoulders and horrible posture. Feel better soon!

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
  10. Melissa Bingham wrote:

    You look so great in that dress! The weight loss is obvious; congratulations!

    Posted 1.5.22 Reply
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