HOW TO LOOK FESTIVE IN THIS STRANGE YEAR

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking festive in this red turtleneck sweater and plaid pants with red heels

Who is ready for Thanksgiving next week? This will be the strangest Thanksgiving that I’ve ever experienced, and I am sure that a lot of you feel the same way. There is still so much to be thankful for, and we don’t need to forget that as we go into this next week. I know that many of our traditional dinners are either canceled or scaled back, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take time to count our blessings still.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking festive in this red turtleneck sweater and plaid pants

My Aunt called off hosting Thanksgiving at her house this year. This is my mother’s sister, and she normally makes the Thanksgiving dinner, and my mother does the one for Christmas. My mom, sister, daughter, and I have a group Snapchat where we talk and share information with each other. We live in four different states, so this is a great way to communicate with each other. My mom shared the other day that there would be 10 in attendance for Thanksgiving. I knew that she wasn’t having company for Thanksgiving, so I replied that the dogs and cats didn’t count. Her reply… “they do in this house.” Lol! Stay safe, enjoy your food, and count your blessings.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking festive in this red turtleneck sweater and gold jewelry from Kendra Scott

Christmas might be just as strange this year, but at least we can start to see a small light at the end of the tunnel. I will not let COVID-19 stop me from celebrating Christmas, but it might look a little different this year. However, I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit, and I think a lot of people are looking for sparks of JOY. Color has always been one of the ways that I elevate my mood, and wearing this bright red turtleneck sweater is sure to do the trick. This oversized sweater has a relaxed fit and is comfy and cozy without being itchy. I know that many people are allergic to wool, and I want to let you know that this sweater does NOT contain wool. I am wearing a medium in this sweater, and it is still large on me. The sweater comes in three other colors and is on sale for $15.00!!!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing a piece of jewelry from Kendra Scott

The jewelry that I am wearing today is all in gold, AND it is all on sale! In fact, Kendra Scott is having a HUGE sale today through the 30th and is giving you up to 30% off your purchase (exclusions apply), plus 25% off Fine Jewelry & Sterling Silver Collections. The AVI large hoop earrings are a pair that I wear all of the time, and I loved them so much that I have them also in silver. I am showing you an up-close look at the clasp of my Davis multi-strand necklace. As you can see, you can wear the necklace as it comes or choose to add or remove a necklace to create your own personal look. I am not sure what or who is on your Christmas list, but the engravable jewelry makes a fabulous gift.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking at the river in a red turtleneck sweater and plaid pants with red heels

Here is the fabulous “I’m looking out over the river while you look at my rear” shot. Lol! No matter which way you choose to look at these festive plaid pants, they are GORGEOUS! I love the Stewart Tartan plaid, which is great for Christmas but can be worn at any time of the year. These pants are comfortable enough for a casual Christmas or dressed up for a dressy Christmas. I am wearing my usual size 10, and the pants fit me great.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking festive in this red turtleneck sweater and plaid pants with red pump heels

I wore my red Michael Kors pumps, but you could wear black or a neutral colored shoe also. I wanted to tie in the red sweater, so I chose to wear these heels. When it comes to fashion, shoes are where I struggle the most. I have never been a “shoe” person, and even though I have a lot more shoes now, they tend to all be in the same styles. I need to start branching out more and try new styles.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking festive in this red turtleneck sweater, gold jewelry, plaid pants, and red heels

Kendra Scott

Here are a few of my favorite pics for the Kendra Scott sale:

I would love to hear your Thanksgiving plans. How will you make the best of this year and make it festive and fun despite the virus?

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  1. ragain1 wrote:

    I love this sweater! My Target had 1 left, ordered and I can pick it up tomorrow! Thanks again for giving us some Christmas cheer!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Way to go Rhonda! I love the sweater, but remember that it does run toward the oversized side.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  2. Saundra Stewart wrote:

    Actually my daughters are more in your age group but many of the clothes you wear would look good in my closet. Can’t believe that I am going to be 80 years old in February 2021. People say that I have a youthful spirit! I will live with that! Lol

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Mary wrote:

      Saundra what a compliment you sound wonderful! Don’t ever get old.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        I agree, Mary! Saundra is one of the GURLS!

        Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am so thrilled that you are finding value in my blog. My mother wears a lot of the same clothing that I do also, so I believe that my style is ageless.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Angie wrote:

      I read this comment somewhere a few years ago from a woman who was over 100. She said if she was only 85 again, she would have started a new business! Happy early Birthday Saundra! May you be stay forever young.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        I love that type of attitude! Our minds are the only thing that holds us back from achieving more than we ever though possible.

        Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  3. falkchris wrote:

    I also ordered a sweater for pickup at my local Target tomorrow. Thank you for the suggestion. I know you said you’re not a shoe person but you do have the classics and they look good on you. Unfortunately for my pocketbook, I am a shoe person. Whenever a pair of shoes comes in the mail, my husband says “Another pair of shoes…” If I include flip flops, I would have to say I have about 400 pair of shoes. I LOVE shoes!! Just call me Imelda! Lol!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! Chris, you need to help me out with my choices. I could use all the help that I can get.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  4. Teresa Hill wrote:

    Hi Tania,

    Love the red sweater and pants. You look awesome.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks so much, Teresa. I thought that it looked very festive and mood lifting.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  5. Audrey wrote:

    Love the festive and fun outfit!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Audrey. I loved the pants and sweater, and I am glad to hear that you liked them also.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  6. Mary wrote:

    My thanksgiving will be completely different this year, only 3 people including me! I am still thankful for a healthy family and a chance to do something different!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Exactly, Mary! I am sure that it will only be Joe and I, plus our son and his family who live next door. I plan on letting Emersyn help me to cook the dinner.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  7. Janet Williams wrote:

    I agree with everything you said in todays post! We need to stay positive and find our joy in life. There is much to be thankful for!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Janet, if we look for the silver linings each day, our lives would be so much happier.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  8. Bonnie wrote:

    What a beautiful outfit!!! 2020 is a strange one, to be sure. My mother (who has hardly ventured out since March) still wants to host Thanksgiving this year. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, since it goes against all the recommendations. I pray we all stay healthy.

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is a hard decision to make. The last thing that I want to do is to take something in on my parents, and I know that you feel the same way.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
  9. Colleen Freedman Cavalieri wrote:

    Really enjoy your posts! Our Thanksgiving will be nice-first one as man and wife! After 13 years together we finally joined the two families. Even though only a couple of our kids will be there for Thanksgiving it will still feel festive to us. I am also a Rodan and Fields customer of yours and want to say THANK YOU! The products have helped my skin so much and helped me glow on our wedding day!

    Posted 11.20.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I recognized your name as a customer, and I noticed the changed last name. Congratulations!!! This will be a special holiday for you and your newly joined family. I am thrilled that I got to play a small part on your wedding day.

      Posted 11.20.20 Reply
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