HOW TO WEAR THE DISTRESSED LOOK WITHOUT SHOWING SKIN

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped t-shirt with a navy crochet cardigan, chewed hem jeans, and leopard print flats It is just another day here in the Stephens household. Like a lot of you, I am trying to use my time at home wisely, even though I was home a lot already. I have cooked waaaaay more than ever before. Thanks to everyone who commented about a recipe on my blog the other day. I am sure that I might have missed some who commented by messenger or on a different post. If I did, then re-send the recipe to me, and I’ll add it to the PDF that I created. You will find the PDF at the end of this post.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped t-shirt with a navy crochet cardigan, chewed hem jeans, and leopard flats Joe has been getting my office fixed up for me, and we are almost finished. I now need to find a desk, but they all look so cheap online, and the ones that don’t look cheap are crazy expensive. One side of my room is going to be for a desk and an area to take pictures. The other side of the room is going to be for exercise.

We had two treadmills, but my ankle has been bothering me ever since I fell in the parking lot at McDonald’s on my way to Tennessee. So, Joe bought me an elliptical machine and sold one of the treadmills. Today was the first day that I got to try the elliptical out. Oh my; I am in horrible shape! I was exhausted in just a few minutes. I was on the phone to my mother, Joe was standing there talking to me, and I was almost gasping for breath in just 5 minutes. Oh well, I guess we all have to start somewhere. But, tomorrow, I am going to try it again without talking to someone at the same time. Lol!
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped shirt with a navy crochet cardigan I am continuing with the t-shirt and jeans theme today. I love solid t-shirts because they are so versatile, but a striped tee is the next best thing. A striped tee is what I would consider a neutral; it can be worn with anything and any pattern as long as it is in the same color family. I found this navy striped tee the other day when I was ordering me a new white t-shirt for the summer months. (I like a new white tee every year) This tee is a fine knit tee, so it is more polished than most t-shirts. I am wearing a size medium, but I think that I would prefer a large so that I don’t have to worry about lumps and bumps showing. Here is the link to the shirt.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped t-shirt with a navy crochet cardigan and silver jewelry I love my geometric shaped earrings. They are the perfect length, and they have a modern style. These are the Easton Hoops in bright silver. Here is the link to the earrings. The bracelet that I am wearing is the Rue cuff. It is so dainty and cute, and I like that it can be adjusted after it slides on your arm. Here is the link to the cuff. The long silver necklace was a gift that I received from Rodan + Fields when I went to Nashville back in October. This was my first piece of Kendra Scott jewelry, and now I am hooked. I never thought that I would like this jewelry brand, but that is what happens when you make assumptions.




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped t-shirt with a navy cardigan, chewed hem jeans, and leopard print flats I am wearing the chewed hem jeans from Loft. These are a pair that I wore here, and here is a white pair that I wore earlier.  I showed you a distressed pair on yesterday’s post that had lots of holes. They were too distressed for a lot of you, but this pair might work for you instead. These only have mild distressing at the hem, so you get to be part of a trend, but not have skin showing.

I am wearing a size 10 in these jeans, and they fit great. They are snug because they have a lot of stretch to them. Here is the link to these crop skinny jeans.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped shirt with a navy cardigan, chewed hem jeans, and leopard print flats I added an open-weave navy cardigan to my outfit because I was chilly. The sun was shining for a change, but the wind was blowing, so I was cold. I am not sure how much warmth this type of sweater would be if it were cold, but for a tiny bit of coolness, it was fine. I’ve had this sweater for a while, so it isn’t available on the website any longer, but I found a couple that is similar.



The shoes that I have on are a pair from Old Navy that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I have found myself wearing them way more than I thought that I would. I like how easy they are to slip on, how stylish they are, how affordable they are, and how they spruce up any outfit. The size that I am wearing is my usual size 9, and here is the link to the shoes.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped tee with a navy crochet cardigan, chewed hem jeans, and leopard print flats Here is the link to the recipes that you ladies shared:
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  1. kristin greene wrote:

    i Love the idea of joining the trend of distressed jeans by having it in on the hem! Your office/workout room sounds great! You cracked me up that you were on the phone with Mom and talking to Joe! Tania thanks for sharing and I wish you well today when you get back on! I have been trying to stay active during this time of staying home/quarantine. It is good for my mind body and soul. I have a dog that loves her walks and jogs with me. She is better then any workout trainer as she Whines if I stop!

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kristin, talking to my mom and Joe at the same time is normal around here. lol! I need a dog like that. Mine whines too, but only for food. Haha!

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  2. Alison wrote:

    That Kendra Scott cuff is beautiful! I’m actually not a big fan of most of her pieces that I’ve seen all over blogland, but this one I love.

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I wasn’t a fan of the colored stone jewelry, but I am loving the metal pieces that I have gotten.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  3. Alicia Wilson wrote:

    Would you share what elliptical you got?

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Mine is a PreCor EFX576i. We bought it from a gym that was updating their equipment.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  4. Rebecca Zaklikowski wrote:

    Love your styles Tania!

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Rebecca!

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  5. Sandra wrote:

    Love this outfit! I actually wore a black stripe T shirt with my jeans yesterday. I’m in Mississippi & it gets HOT, but love the idea of open weave cardigan!!!

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It sounds like we might have been twinning. Lol!

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  6. Jeananne Hawking wrote:

    Tania- what is the name of the other line of jewelry you used to show in your posts? It was very affordable (I lost my job last Friday I work in hotels) so I’m looking for “very affordable” right now. Thanks!

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is Plunder Design jewelry. I am so sorry about your job, Jeananne. I am praying that this ends soon and we can all get back to our normal lives.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  7. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love the outfit. So disappointed the sweater is not available. I was curious as to why sometimes you put the brand in your blog and other times you don’t. (ie. I have to click on the link to find out who makes it).

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      There is no reason or rhyme to why I say sometimes and don’t others. I guess I think that the brand doesn’t really matter, it is more about if you like the item.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  8. Brenda S wrote:

    One of my dreams is to have my own quilting/reading room with a desk for my laptop. Right now our daughter and her 2 children live with us and there’s no extra rooms. 🙁 I still dream.

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Dreaming is the BEST thing in the world to do. If you have lost your ability to dream, then you never grow.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  9. Jacki wrote:

    Love the sweater. Really cute outfit. By the way, I ordered the razor from a few weeks ago and returned it. I obviously don’t know how to use one. I get so excited about items I see. I have to be careful not to order too much. I ordered 6 t shirts yesterday when I saw they were less than $10. I hope that turns out ok. LOL If one is good, 6 is better. Have a great day. I enjoy your posts.

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jacki, you sound like my mother. She orders and orders, and then she returns and returns. Lol! I tease her all the time about that. I am sure hope that the t-shirts work for you.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
      • Liane wrote:

        Me too. If I find something I buy it in every color!

        Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  10. Debby wrote:

    Ellipticals are hard. My husband’s cardiologist told him 15 minutes on the elliptical was equivalent to 30 minutes on the treadmill. So I do 15 minutes! I love a striped top too.

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Whew! I wish that I could do 15 minutes. It looks like 5 is the best that I can do right now. But…it is a start!

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  11. Eve wrote:

    I love stripe tees. I have a black and white with a little detail of leather on the shoulder and a white solid with lace sleeves. Another ivory with pearl buttons on sleeves. Just small details bit it moves them up a notch from ordinary. You have a holy sweater! LOL

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is great when we can shop from our closet!

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  12. Jena wrote:

    Thanks so much for the recipes, Tania–and everyone!!!!

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I hope that everyone enjoys the recipe.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  13. Liane wrote:

    Either my iPad is wonky or there are no comments.

    Anyway found a new thing to fill my day – take all my silver and silver colored jewelry and clean them with Tarnex.

    Actually I’m in a similar location situation as you. The California economy has been slowly dying in the more industrial areas. Most manufacturers have shut down. We had a cannery, a paper mill, a steel company and a DuPont plant. All shuttered. Then the retailers started to leave. Of the ones still in business in other areas we lost JC Penney, Sears, and lastly Macy’s. Then the grocery stores started to shut. The immigrant population blossomed though, but they have their own food preferences and ethnic markets. Which do come in handy for some hard to find exotic things like Fish Sauce and tamale wrappers LOL. BUT what this means is a 15 mile each way trip to get groceries. Means two things. Being organized and planning ahead.

    I’ve been trying to purge old clothes and I’ve fill loads of boxes and bags but they are rapidly taking up every spare space. This is not the time to purge.

    I’m so glad I found your blog. It’s been a great inspiration. I’ve been doing intermittent fasting too and while only losing 7 or so scale pounds the inches off are amazing. I’ve literally pulled off pants without unzipping. Was in 14W and now in an 8 or 10 — mostly 10. Bought a pair of Chico’s size one regular denim without much spandex and did not need to lay on the bed on my back to zip them. Thought you’d relate and giggle at that.

    Bravo for showing the muffin top! My DH who has one of his own called mine my spare tire. And my back fat love handles. Haha.

    Praying for our country and the world and for you and Joe and your family. 😍

    Posted 3.25.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Your iPad must be wonky. Lol! The comments are showing on my end. 🤷 Congratulations on losing weight. It is not an easy thing to do, especially in a time like now. I think a lot of us are stress eating, and the scales will show that before long.

      Posted 3.25.20 Reply
  14. David Simister wrote:

    Love your daily emailes. How do I find the PDF for the recipes? I can’t find it.

    Posted 3.26.20 Reply
  15. Dawn Peri wrote:

    I love your style, also, Tania!!!!!! Just wondering……..do you have a special fragrance that you wear?

    Posted 3.30.20 Reply
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