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HOW TO WEAR PLAID WITHOUT LOOKING LARGER

How many of you find yourself doing things over and over again but going nowhere? If you are super organized, use a planner like it was intended to be used, and are always on time, then…I’m not sure that we can be friends. Lol! Actually, I am always on time; also, that is one good habit that I have. If you are the organized planner type, you need to come and live with me for about a month. I promise you, one of us would change, but it probably wouldn’t be me. 😝

I actually have several openings here at the Stephens household. If you would like to put in your application, I have the following openings. Cook, cleaner, personal assistant, personal trainer, IT person, decorator, hand-me-give-me girl, and social media guru. Pay is negotiable, but one of the perks of the job will be getting to listen to my dog, Lucy bark non-stop, and listening to Joe talk about golf and airplanes.

I have been crushing on this caramel color all fall long! This is not normally a color that I gravitate toward, but I can’t get enough this year. When I find something that I like, then I tend it buy it in several colors. That has happened with this cap-sleeved v neck sweater. I already own this sweater in a couple of other colors that they came out with early this fall, and I recently bought a blue one as well as this ginger-colored one. I love the style of this sweater, and I think that it is very flattering. The slight cap sleeve looks great when you wear it alone, and since it is almost sleeveless, it goes great under a blazer or cardigan. I am wearing a large since the sweater is fitted, and I think that this size fits me nicely.

The jewelry that I am wearing is all from Kendra Scott. I’ll give you all of the links from head to toe.

KAIA earrings // Elisa Engraveable Pendant // Gold Vermeil Chain and cross pendant // Ryder Multi-Chain Necklace // Maggie Filigree Bangle //

These pants might have you thinking that you’ve seen this post before. Click here to see the post that I am talking about. Even though the outfit is similar, all of the pieces in today’s look are new, except for the ankle boots. These tailored plaid ankle pants are super cute and chic. I think they look professional and dressy, and I especially love the button detail on the bottom of the hem. You know how I love unique details!!! I am wearing a size 10 in these pants, and they seem to fit true to size to me.

These pants would look great with pumps, heels, or even flats. But, today, I wanted to show you how you could wear higher shaft boots with cropped pants. These Sam Edelman Suede Ankle boots are gorgeous in person, and they have a buckle on them that adds a unique detail to make them stand out. I love the caramel color of these boots, and I am constantly reaching for them to wear with my outfits. They run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9 in these. These are on clearance for under $80.00, the caramel is almost sold out, but the black has plenty of stock.

The long cardigan is an old one that I’ve had forever. This is a cashmere cardigan that I bought on clearance, so I didn’t pay very much for it. But, since it is a classic style and color, I can wear it for years and years to come. I found several that look almost identical, and one of them is also cashmere and under $80.00.

Did you see in yesterday’s post that I mentioned that Walmart was starting the 1st of three Black Friday Deals? The deals that launched yesterday are good through the 8th, and they are online only. I picked my top fashion picks, and I even threw in a couple of things for Joe.

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  1. Nancy wrote:

    I also love that deep caramel shade! I purchase a cardigan in that shade from QVC this year. I could go look at the tag to see the designer, but I have a cat on my lap. This color looks stunning with black, gray, dark burgundy, and denim. I wear a white collared blouse with my caramel cardigan for my usual preppy style. Thanks, Tania!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      That made me laugh, Nancy. I know how cats can be when they don’t want to be disturbed.

      Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  2. Judith S. Gibson wrote:

    I have ordered a few of the items that you have shown since I discovered your website. I wondered if you ever consider the style that takes into consideration your complexion color like Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. I know you are blond and wear a lot of black in your photos. I was classed as a Spring a long time ago and was told that I shouldn’t wear black. Do you disagree with these assumptions. I have yellow in my skin tone. I had light brown hair, but had been dyeing it blond. Since I now have an immune disease that affects my skin, I am having to let my hair go natural to gray. Ugh. My skin is very red especially on my face from the disease. Do you have any suggestions on colors for me. Lately I just try the clothes on & then decide.

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ve never had my colors done, I just choose what I like. However, if black doesn’t work with your skin tone, then try navy or even charcoal or gray.

      Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  3. Ruth wrote:

    Tania, I can’t imagine having to answer each and every one of your comments on a daily basis. There are days when you get so many it would take you hours. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for adding enjoyment to my day!

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      There are days when it is too much for me, especially when you factor in all of the ones that I also get on Emails, Facebook, Instagram, and Instagram Stories.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  4. Kathleen McDermott wrote:

    I posted recently about linking to your prior Walmart post and buying 6 or 7 items, and thanking you for the time you put into this excellent blog. No reply from you, though there were only a handful of comments to that post, and never have had a reply to my former infrequent comments. Confirmed to me that you don’t care if I use your link, or just go to site independently, or if I comment.

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kathleen, I apologize if I made you feel that I don’t care. I am so sorry that I didn’t see your earlier comment and reply to you. You are right, there are times when I get busy, have already commented earlier back to others and don’t go back in to see if there are additional comments and days when I don’t feel great and don’t comment back at all.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  5. Lorie wrote:

    Looking good as always! Love the caramel colour with your skin tone.

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love the caramel color also. But, I’ve never loved it before, so this is a first.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  6. Sherry Jackson wrote:

    I just can not do that ankle length pant….takes me back to “high water” pants of my leggy youth !!!

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! Sherry, I had the same issue when ankle pants first became a “thang.” I’ve always had long legs, so high-water pants were an issue in my youth too.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  7. Shelley wrote:

    Love, love you !! You look fabulous in that outfit!!

    Thanks also for the laugh about the “job perks” Ha ha!! I have a Maltese dog that barks for no reason during the day!! And my husband working from home!! It’s a zoo here sometimes!!

    We love and appreciate you-your style and humor help me get thru the day!! I look forward to reading your post every day!!❤️❤️

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ve had some people here updating my bathrooms, and my dog will bark crazily every time they go in or out the door. I am slowly going insane!

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  8. Janet wrote:

    Hi Tania, I’m a newer follower and I really love your post. Its the first thing I do every day…coffee with Tania! I have bought several of your recommendations and love them all! I know what you do takes a lot of time and I thank you for it!! Have a wonderful week!

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, so much, Janet!!! I welcome you and I hope that you feel welcomed here.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  9. Debbie wrote:

    I recently discovered your site and I love it. Thank you for helping us “style challenged” people. I really like your outfits and the links.

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      We all have our challenges, Debbie. Mine is with shoes. I have the hardest time picking out shoes to wear with an outfit.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  10. Patti wrote:

    The caramel color looks beautiful on you!

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Patti!

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  11. Mary wrote:

    Tania, you just make that job sound soo appealing. LOL I could help with cooking and organizing for sure.

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      If you only lived closer….

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Kathleen McDermott wrote:

      Thank you for your response, Tania. I have followed your blog religiously for years and you are one of only a few bloggers that I follow because you are a true style/fashion star for “mature” ladies. (I’m 67, but follow you despite your youth 😊.) I will continue to follow you, not only because you are so talented and joyful, but because you are, indeed, the real deal, which makes me even happier than your blog.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        My youth!!! LOL! That has me rolling on the floor laughing. I never thought that I would be called a “youth” in my 60s. Hahaha! I appreciate you following, and grace when I fall short.

        Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  12. ragain1 wrote:

    Hi Tania, love your outfit today, just wish I could pull off that color. My skin tone has too much red to look good in the caramel. I’m up way too early, had a mishap and torn the skin on my arm late yesterday. Need to get to the doctor early for a tetanus shot and probable stitches. Ugh! BTW, I’d be your organizer and personal assistant, if you’d arrange how we can do this East coast to West coast! Lol! I’m accident prone,
    so don’t forget workers comp! Love your blog, Instagram and pin you always in Pinterest! Keep making me laugh and continue helping me with my wardrobe and style! You are so appreciated.

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Rhonda, you need to let me know how your arm is doing. I would love to hire you, but I’m afraid that I don’t have workman’s comp insurance. Lol!

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
  13. jen wrote:

    Hi – I love your blog but if you ask for comments, like yesterday, I think you need to acknowledge them when people take the time to reply – just in the same way you wanted to be acknowledged! You don’t need to necessarily answer each comment, although that would be good if you want to actually talk to us lol, but a “Hi Gurls, thank you so much for your posts, I read each one and it means a lot to me” in your next days blog would be appreciated. If our comments mean so much to you, as you said, surely they deserve an acknowledgement as well? especially when you have asked people to take the time to post. Still loving your clothes!, Thanks Jen

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Well, Jen, it is funny that you should post this. Last night I answered a lot of comments, but I ended up going to bed before I answered them all. I actually got up early so that I could respond to everyone that I missed the day before.

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Bonnie wrote:

      The ones that bug me are when a blogger ends her post with a question, say, “do you like to shop at Loft” (maybe something from Loft was featured that day), and lots of people will comment, “yes, I love Loft,” “no, their clothes don’t fit my lifestyle,” etc., and the blogger responds to not a single comment. DON’T ASK A QUESTION IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO ENGAGE WHEN PEOPLE ANSWER!

      Tania, I think you do a good job of responding. You do not need to respond to every comment . . . don’t put that pressure on yourself.

      Posted 11.6.20 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        I do try to answer as many as possible, but there are days when it is just not possible.

        Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  14. Mary Lou wrote:

    I’ll take the job of personal assistant and decorator as I excel at both of those. The commute to Virginia would be a long way from Ohio. Lol!
    I love the Carmel sweater too!

    Posted 11.5.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Well, since the commute would be too long, how about you just move here instead? Lol!

      Posted 11.5.20 Reply
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