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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue floral top from Walmart and jeggings from Chicos

Yesterday was a wild day. My mom, sister, and daughter all went to a store called Gimme a 5. This is an Amazon return store where everything is one price each day. A new shipment comes in each Saturday and Sunday, and the price per item is five dollars.  Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue floral top from Walmart and jeggings from Chicos 1

The price changes as the week goes on, and the price on Monday was three dollars per item. Everything is thrown in huge bins, and sometimes it has been opened and pieces are lying every which way. We still managed to find some really good deals, including a Barefoot Dreams scarf, exercise equipment, pampered chef tools, an Apple Watch charger, a ring light, and some microfiber beach towels. That doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what we bought. We could’ve spent all day going through those bins, it was so much fun.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue floral top from Walmart

Yesterday you saw some affordable dresses from Walmart. Today I wanted to show you how you can take parts and pieces from one outfit, and use them for a completely different outfit. This floral print long-sleeved top, which was paired with the matching tiered skirt, now looks great with a pair of jeans. You couldn’t see the printed band on the bottom of the shirt since I had it took them to the skirt, but it is a nice, unique feature that looks great when worn untucked. I’m wearing a medium and a shirt and it fits me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue floral top from Walmart and a handbag from Amazon

I added this satchel handbag with leather trim to the look. I love this pattern which reminds me of a Michael Kors bag, or my Louis Vuitton bag, but at a fraction of the cost. Also, I love that you can carry it by the leather handles or attach the wide printed shoulder strap which lets the bag also be used as a crossbody handbag.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pair of jeggings from Chicos

These So Slimming® Girlfriend Ankle Jeans fit great since they aren’t too loose or too tight. The girlfriend cut is slimmer than a boyfriend cut, and the No Tummy Girlfriend Jeans feature a slightly stretchy fabric powered by exclusive So Slimming® Hidden Fit technology that slims and smooths at the tummy. I need all of the help I can get when it comes to holding in my tummy area. These are an ankle-length pair of jeans, and I am wearing the Galaxy Indigo color. I’m wearing a size 1 in these jeans, and they fit a tiny bit lose, but I was afraid the .5 might have been too tight.

To tie the color of the handbag to my outfit, I added a pair of Tory Burch ballet flats. I wear these flats all the time since they match almost anything. I am wearing my normal size 9 in these flats and I think they run true to size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart and Ecru from Chicos

This beige and white sweater cardigan was part of the outfit I wore yesterday. The cardigan looks great with the tank dress but it looks equally as good with pants.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart

This is an up-close photo of the ribbed cardigan, and while you can’t buy the cardigan separately, it is a great deal at under $35 for the dress and the cardigan. I think I forgot to say what size I was wearing yesterday on the blog, but I am wearing a large cardigan and dress.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart a pearl necklace

This large pearl statement bib necklace is something I’ve been dying to wear it. Even though this necklace is a dressy piece, you could still wear it with a casual look. The necklace definitely takes a ho-hum outfit and makes it a statement. The necklace is no longer online, but here are some other statement necklaces that I love.

I also added some oversize pearl stud earrings to the look as well as my shocking pink lipstick.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart and a Dagne Dover tote

I’ve had this Dagne Dover handbag for quite a while. I love the color of this tote, it is a great neutral. This stylish tote is large enough to hold my laptop water bottle and lots of other items inside. It combines style and practicality together.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an Ecru pair of pants from Chicos

I added a pair of alabaster So Slimming Brigitte pants to the look. When I order white pants, I always size up so that they don’t fit tight. I am wearing a size one, and I wouldn’t want them any tighter. 

I also added a pair of suede beige heels. I’ve had these heel pumps for a while, and I love them since they go with everything. I’ll try to find some similar items that don’t have a high heel. 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a long navy and white cardigan with a white button up shirt and gold earrings

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart and Ecru pants from Chicos

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24 Comments

  1. Yes, I would wear the graphic tee, but definitely need a statement yet simple jacket. LOVE your fushia jacket with the graphic tee!! Fantastic!!

  2. The striped sweater is grand with the neutral outfit. I like it so much, and didn’t care for it with the skirt. You look great!

  3. I recently discovered your blog and I truly enjoy it! I am a 65 year old blogger (retired dermatologist) who loves fashion and fun like you! Can you tell me what D’orsay pump you’re wearing with the white pants? And what color is your tote? Lastly, how did you hearr of the Amazon dump day? Thanks so much!

    1. Julie, welcome to the blog, I hope you are enjoying it. I’m wearing a pair of pumps that were from J Crew Factory, but they are no longer on the website. I bought the Ab2 – brown2 handbag.

    1. Gail, I called R+F to ask about this issue. The problem is, there is a Canada website, but they don’t ship to the US. Plus, Lash Boost isn’t sold in Canada, so you couldn’t replenish your order. If you have a US phone number that you could use, then you could order it, but then you could only ship to the US. If you want to email me or call me, then we could talk to see what is your best option.

  4. I liked the post yesterday with the dresses, but since I’m not much of a dress person anymore I prefer todays of how you wore the 2 tops with jeans. I really like the floral top and the nice border trim better than tucked in the skirt. I really love the beige/white striped sweater outfit. You look so slim and elegant! I would love to look like that. I always stick to darker colors to camouflage my excess weight. And of course I stay away from horizontal stripes. But you look great.

  5. I love how you show how you can look amazing in inexpensive clothes. You really have a gift of style . I cannot always afford high end stores so this is a great help.

  6. Love how you mixed and matched these outfits. Getting really tired of the very cold weather and dark colored clothes and so looking forward to Spring.

  7. You hit it out of The park Tania with these outfits today’s, so versatile! I love them all and their prices!
    You look absolutely awesome! I need to get my awesome back, as you told me, baby steps!
    I seem to have a sweet/ chocolate addiction, otherwise I eat very well. And jump back on my treadmill that is collecting dust. Do you have any tips for helping my sweet addiction?

    1. Kim, there are lots of tips that you can try. Don’t bring any sweets into the house. If you have to have something sweet, buy hard candy that takes longer to eat. Make a rule, to have a piece of candy, you have to take a walk first. Only allow sweets when you go out to eat. That way you don’t have an entire pie at the house and can have a slice in the restaurant.

  8. Darn girl you look fantastic! How did you lose weight? I like you in your hot pink outfits the best.
    Also, why did you move?