Won’t you take me to Funky Town? Why is it that my photos always seem to remind me of songs? As soon as I saw this pose of me wearing this year’s wide-leg jeans trend, I started singing Funky Town. Lol! That is a far cry from the Rolling Stones music that I was singing on Saturday. Music and fashion might not go hand in hand, but certain styles go along with the music. The disco era had some wild clothing, Madonna had her pointy bra, the 80s had those oversized blazers, Grunge was just grungy, and now you have Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
Quick change of topics…do you remember Jeff Foxworthy and his comic bit about how to tell if you are a redneck? I had to laugh at a couple of those jokes because they hit too close to home. “If you’ve ever cut your grass and found a car,” and “if people keep coming to your house thinking that you’re having a yard sale” are two that had me rolling. Well, this weekend, Joe and I came up with our own game.
Even though my blog’s name is 50 is not old; we were laughing at how “old” we were acting. I craved an ice cream cone, so we went to the DQ and grabbed 2 chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. We drove back to the house, and when he parked his truck, neither of us moved. We sat there in his truck, enjoying our ice cream. He was oohing and ahhing about how good it was and said, “this is sad that this is the highlight of our day.” Lol!!! So, you might be officially old if sitting in your truck eating an ice cream cone is the highlight of your day! Hahahahaha
It really doesn’t matter what genre of music you like, just enjoy yourself and have a good time. If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen my dancing 🤦♀️ on my feed. I am NOT a dancer; that would be my sister, who never lets me forget that SHE is a good dancer. Lol! If you are not on Instagram and are intimidated by the app, here is a tutorial that will make you feel more comfortable. Make sure that I am the first person that you follow!!!
WHAT TO WEAR WITH WIDE LEG JEANS
The rule of thumb is wide on the bottom, tight on the top. Basically, that means that when you have a flowy skirt, wide-leg jeans, or palazzo pants, you should wear a top that is fitted instead of flowy. A bodysuit is a perfect top, but I haven’t been that brave just yet, so I’ll stick to form-fitting tops instead.
This open stitch puff sleeve sweater is a beautiful shade of blue and the perfect kind of top to wear with wide-leg jeans. The sweater’s unique details make this a standout and one that will get you lots of compliments. I feel like the sweater runs small, and I will send this one back because it is too small for me. I am wearing a medium, but if I eat a grape, you will see it. So, a large would have been the better size for me. Use my experience so that you don’t make the same mistake.
Here is a better look at the open stitching, and it is really a pretty detail! The multi-strand blue necklace that I am wearing is an old one from Chico’s. I love Chico’s jewelry because it is always of great quality, and they have amazing statement jewelry. I’ll link to some similar necklaces that would look great with the sweater.
My quartz earrings are no longer online since they were a one-time purchase. But, my gold vermeil chain and cross are available. However, my Beckett link bracelet and Rebecca white howlite bracelet are available.
As I said, the top fits me to a tee, but I would rather have a little breathing room, so I think that I need to size up 1 size. Even when I size up in this top, it will still be form-fitting and great for wearing with my wide-leg jeans.
These jeans will fall into two categories. I LOVE them, or I HATE them. I guess there isn’t going to be a lot of middle ground with these wide-leg jeans. I’ve tried several different brands trying to find a pair of wide-leg jeans that I like, and these are the ones! This pair is by NYDJ, and I love this brand because they know how to fit a woman’s body. NYDJ stands for Not Your Daughters Jeans, so these are made with us in mind instead of 20-year-olds.
I love the fit of these jeans and how they hug me in the hips and thighs and then are wider in the legs. Joe has not been a fan of the other jeans I’ve tried, but he gave these a thumbs up. That was shocking since I didn’t think that he would ever like stovepipe-looking jeans. I did have to size down in these jeans, so I am wearing a size 8, and I love the way they look and fit. The small amount of fraying at the hem is just icing on the cake!!!
I was going to the store, so I knew that I would be doing a fair amount of walking. My Tory Burch ballet flats were called into action; however, I would wear a pair of platform shoes at first. There are times when we dress for style, and then there are times when we dress for comfort. Comfort won out this time. Lol! I’ll link to a few other ballet flats for you, including a pair that I just got from Walmart that is very nice. The widget shows the shoes from Walmart as being sold out, but don’t pay it any attention. Always click if you like something because those widgets get it wrong all of the time.
If I am wearing my Tory Burch ballet flats, I also need to carry my Tory Burch tote. I do love this tote, way more than I thought that I would. I love the contrast of the canvas against the beautiful leather, and it has turned out to be a great size for me. It is large enough to hold a 7″ tablet, but if you want a larger tote, you can grab that here. The large version is only $30.00 more, but it is a lot bigger. I wanted a smaller version since all of my handbags are so huge already.
You might have noticed the watermark on some of my photos. I’ve had so many people steal my photos and create spam accounts that I thought I would experiment with a logo on my photos. Most people said that they didn’t even notice the watermark, and one reader suggested putting the watermark over the lantern instead of on the right side.
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