Having more style, more flair, and more pizazz is how I like to dress. I don’t want to look like a circus clown, even though that is a style and has plenty of flair and pizazz. Lol! Instead, I want more style that looks effortless and polished. If you are looking for that too, then you’ll love today’s post.
But, first, let me tell you the hair-brained stunt that I pulled. You probably know that I have been trying to incorporate some new food habits into my life. Just small things to begin with since I am trying to develop a long-term habit. Well, I decided that I was going to up my game with exercise. I have been doing a little walking, so I decided that I would walk 80% of the time, and run the other 20%.
It looked like it was going to rain, so I didn’t want to venture far from the house, so I just walked back and forth, up and down my driveway. My driveway has a steep hill at the very top, so I got the bright idea that I would walk down the driveway, and walk back up the driveway until I got to the steep part. Then, I would run up the hill to the top and do the loop all over again.
The very last loop, I ran the entire way back up the driveway, which isn’t very long, but I want to start with baby steps. I was so proud of myself and I couldn’t wait to tell Joe that I had actually run a small amount. I told him, “if we ever get chased by a bear, you don’t have to worry, it will eat me first.” Yes, I was that slow and horrible at running.
Several hours after I did my little walk/run, I got up to go to the kitchen. The bottom of my foot was tender and hurt when I walked on it. By the end of the day, I could hardly walk on it, and I was miserable. In doing some research, it appears that I have irritated the plantar fascitis muscle that runs up the bottom of your foot.
Thankfully, this morning it feels better. It is still sore and tender, but I am babying it until it is all healed. Joe has teased me unmercifully and tells me that I am banned from walking for a while. He gave me the okay to use our recumbent stationary bicycle, but I hate that thing! Has anyone got any tips on how to get over this quicker???
Who doesn’t love a blue button-up shirt? When I met Joe, he always wore a white or blue button-up shirt every single day. I guess that just goes to show you that I must love a button-up shirt. Lol!
Although Joe looked very handsome in his button-up shirt, he could have used a little more style and variety in his dressing. Lol! This classic baby blue button-up shirt is a wardrobe essential! The reason that everyone needs this shirt, or one like it, is because it is a workhorse in your wardrobe. It can be worn casually, tucked in with dress pants for an office setting, under a blazer or cardigan, and with one of fall’s biggest trends – a sweater vest.
I am wearing my usual size large in this shirt. When I am wearing anything with buttons, I will usually order a large so that no gaps so between buttons. Also, this shirt is wrinkle-resistant and under $15.00!
I’ve worn these pants many times on the blog, and I will be wearing them many more times in the future. These are the Jag Jeans that are a pull-on style but don’t look like pull-on pants. These jeans are AMAZING!!! I absolutely love them, and I ripped the tags off of them the minute that I pulled them on. When I say “pulled” them on, I mean that they are pull-on jeans. I tried several times to unbutton and unzip them until I realized that they are pull-on. These are the best-looking pull-on jeans that I’ve ever seen. Plus, they fit like a dream and feel amazing.
The jeans have a 32″ inseam, so they are the usual length that I wear. The straight-leg style looks fabulous with flats, heels, and boots, so you will find this pair of jeans very versatile. I ordered my usual size 30 and also a size 31, just in case. The size 30 fits great, so I think these run true to size.
This “perfect for fall” multi-strap shoulder bag is so gorgeous and practical. It isn’t often that you find the combination of practical and gorgeous together. Lol! Normally, you have to choose one or the other, but, today you are getting both in this handbag.
The multi-strap shoulder bag, c/o Vera Bradley, is made from quilted, sleek, water-repellent performance twill. I loved the colors for fall, but the durability of the material is also important. The medium size of the bag is great for every day, and I love all of the pockets and the zip closure. The handbag also comes in several other prints and colors including a gray that is really pretty. Use code TANIA at checkout to get 10% off your order!!!
I know what you are thinking. You probably think that my heels are contributing to my foot issue, but it seems to be the opposite. Taking the pressure off of my heel seems to help some, but I am still wearing my tennis shoes in the house. However, when I am taking photos or going out to dinner, the heels are fine.
I absolutely am obsessed with these suede Southwest clay pumps! The color is beautiful, and you can’t find another color that looks more fallish! These pumps run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9. Here are a few other shoes that would be similar in a smaller heel.
You’ve probably heard me talk about my love for Barefoot Dreams cardigans. They are the softest cardigans that I own, and I would choose those over cashmere most times. The issue with Barefoot Dreams is that they are also very pricey. So, today, I am showing you an alternative that is waaaay more affordable. The softness is not the same as BD, but it is honestly very soft and comfy, especially for the price difference.
This boucle open-front cardigan is made from an acrylic and polyester blend, so it is machine washable. I am wearing a medium, and the cardigan fits me great.
For some reason, I have a lot of photos of this outfit. Lol! So, I’m going to share the rest of them with you, and maybe you will see a different angle that helps you judge the fit for yourself.
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