Buffalo Plaid CardiganWho has a sister? Is your sister older or younger? For those of you who answered with a yes, and she is my younger sister, let me say that I feel your pride and your pain. My sister is my go-to person when it comes to almost everything. She is the first person that I call when I have technical problems, and she is the one that I cry to when things aren’t going as I would like. But, she is also the one person who can be a thorn in my side, similar to how she acted when we were children.
Buffalo Plaid Cardigan and skinny jeansBack in our younger days, when she opened her mouth, I cringed. I never knew what she was going to say, and she had no filter at all. She is five years younger than me, and she never lets me forget that. Lol! But, I am taller than her, and I never let her forget that because it helps me to appear thinner. We might weigh the same, but on me, it looks different. Of course, it could also be because I am not well endowed in the chest region, so my clothing fits me differently. Well, I woke up on Saturday morning to her telling me to “order this book.” The book was about dieting, so I asked her if ordering the book would make me lose weight. She immediately replied that she was sure that it would. I messaged her back that I had ordered the book, and that I expected the weight to start falling off of me immediately. She told me to start reading and to let her know what I thought. “But, you didn’t say that I had to READ the book, you said that I needed to ORDER the book. Crap, you mean just ordering it won’t make me lose weight?” My text didn’t amuse her, and instead, she sent me this message. “It’s an easy read. Unless you want to change your blog to 50 Pounds Over Weight. ?.” Sounds to me like she is still saying things that make me cringe!!! Here is the link to the book if you are interested in doing this with me.
Buffalo Plaid Cardigan over 40Buffalo plaid is still a huge trend, especially at this time of the year. I think the bright red color of the plaid is perfect for the approaching Christmas holidays. Also,  plaid reminds me of the lumberjack on the Brawny towels, and that it is tree cutting time. Lol! Thankfully, the buffalo plaid items that are now in all the stores are more fashionable than the Brawny man. I bought this open-front cardigan last year at Old Navy. I like an open-front cardigan for a couple of reasons. The fact that the cardigan has no buttons makes it easier to wear. You don’t have to stress about whether the cardigan will be “able” to button, and you don’t have to worry if you have lost a button. I hate when I look down and notice that I am missing a button. Sure, you can remove all of the other buttons, but you can’t remove the buttonholes on the other side of the cardigan.

Buffalo Plaid Cardigan with silver jewelrySilver jewelry is what I chose to wear with this outfit. The Gracie necklace is a mini silver ball chain with a silver ball tassel. It is simple and dainty, and it is 31.5″ long. The magnetic silver bracelet with the black crystals is the Essie. The magnetic bracelets are some of my favorites because they are so easy to put on and take off.
Buffalo Plaid Cardigan with ankle bootsThank heavens for skinny jeans. I love how skinny jeans make your legs look longer and leaner, and they look great with sweaters. Wearing skinny jeans with a bulky sweater helps to balance out the look. You don’t want to let your jeans “bunch” at the top of your boots, so wear the cropped style or roll them up in a cuff. Instead, try to let your jeans skim the top of your boots. I bought this pair of raw hem jeans back in the spring from Old Navy, and they are no longer on the website.

Buffalo Plaid Cardigan with jeans and bootsI have several pairs of black ankle boots because they can be worn in so many different ways. Ankle boots look great with jeans, pants, and even skirts and dresses. This black pair by Marc Fisher is a pair that I call my “moto” boot. I love the “bad girl” attitude that these boots give off. I may not be a bad girl, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn once upon a time. Lol! Motorcycle jackets and boots are about attitude. They a cool, just ask the Fonz! So, if you decide to wear a moto jacket or a pair of boots like these, remember that you also have to have a Fonzie attitude. Aaaaay!

Buffalo Plaid Cardigan and black teeA BIG thank you goes out to Brenda Lynch for being a blog subscriber, and she will also receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Amazon!!! Be sure to subscribe to the daily reminder of a new post to be eligible for my random giveaways.

BTW, I know that some of you might be wondering which coat I ended up keeping, so here is your answer:leopard long coat Yep, I couldn’t pass up the two coats for the price of one deal since it was reversible. They are calling for snow later on today, so maybe I will be able to break it out and wear it again.


As I was compiling this Cyber Monday list, I was surprised that many of the sales were BIGGER today, than they were on Black Friday.  I hate trying to remember all of the stores that I like and then wondering what are there Cyber Monday sales. But, you don’t have to worry about that because I rounded them all up for you. Here is a list of all that I could think of, you just have to click on the link to go straight to the store of your choice.

American Eagle
● Select styles 40% off online and in-store + free shipping

Ann Taylor
● 50% off everything online and in-store with code CYBER

Banana Republic

Online: take $25 off every $150 you spend on items labeled TAKE $25 OFF
Extra 50% Off Clearance items labeled 50% off

Crate & Barrel 
● 20-30% off sitewide (furniture and select items excluded)

● 50% off everything + free shipping

Goodnight Macaroon 
●  30% off sitewide using the code “GIVING30”
●  40% off $250+ with code “GIVING40”
●  50% off $450+ with code “GIVING50”

●  50% off everything online and in-stores with code GAPCYBER
●  Extra 10% with code GOBIG


  • 30% off + Free Shipping

● 50% off your purchase online and in-store with code MONDAY

●  Extra 40%-80% off everything
●  FREE Shipping with code CYBER
●  Tuesday 11/26: extra 50% off all apparel

● 50% off your purchase + Free Shipping Code CYBER

EXTRA 20% OR 10% OFF Use promo code CYBER

●  Up to 50% off

Nordstrom Rack 
●  Extra 30% Off Clearance

Old Navy 
● 50% off EVERYTHING

Pottery Barn 
●  40% off all throws
●  40% off all stockings and tree skirts
● 30% off all dinnerware and entertaining

● Free Shipping

● Up to 50% off select items every day until 12/2

● Up to 50% off


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  1. Karen Daniel Reply

    Love the buffalo plaid options and am relating to the sister stories!

  2. Great links Tania and I love that leopard print coat! It was made for you! I have found that the older I get the less filter I have, and I am just fine with that! Your sister sounds like a hoot and isn’t it great to have someone who YOU can be completely “unfiltered” with?

    • Tania Reply

      Donna, she has never had a filter. She gets that from our mother. LOL!

  3. Brenda Lynch Reply

    I was so excited to get the email last night that I had won–cause you see I am not normally a lucky person. I love the blog and read everyday! I especially love the positive attitude and the wonderful clothes “ideas”. So glad I found you!! Thank you again–I will spend my Amazon money wisely!!

    • Tania Reply

      I just sent your Amazon gift card. Be looking for it in your email! Congratulations!!!

  4. Elizabeth T Reply

    Love the outfit! It is fabulous. Thanks for the links. But did I miss the title of the book?

  5. Oh my, this is such a cute outfit! If I could find that sweater, I would order it immediately! I’ve been looking for short black boots like yours but my feet are SO weird that a comfortable pair has been difficult to find. Headed to Denver tomorrow to see if I have better luck there.

    Gurrrllllll, I mentioned intermittent fasting to you EONS ago! Try it! Take baby steps if you need to. I absolutely love it! Listen to your sister! 😉

    • Tania Reply

      Dawn, I remember you talking about intermittent fasting ages ago. I have even tried a couple of different versions, but this one is extreme. I may have to adjust my eating window (only 5 hours!) but I am going to give it the old college try. Good luck in Denver!

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