Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater with a navy plaid coat with a fur collar, washed gray jeans, and black fur booties

Have y’all started taking down your Christmas decorations yet? I am almost willing to bet that the vast majority of you have already taken them down, packed them away, and redecorated your houses. So, all of you who fall into that category, will you come to my house and take down mine? I love Christmas lights, and every day I turn on the lights on my tree as I walk through the living room. It makes me sad to think about taking them down, but that is on my agenda this weekend. (Insert frowny face) I don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day, so what do you decorate with to fill the space left by all of the Christmas decorations?

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater, washed gray jeans, and black fur booties

Normally, I would leave my tree up until it is time to put out spring decorations. I don’t put up spring decor until late March, so that leaves several months of emptiness. Maybe I should take this time to do some spring cleaning, organize my drawers and cabinets, or clean out my closets??? Now I remember why I have left up my Christmas tree for years at a time; I don’t like the space that it leaves behind. So, gurls, what do you do once the tree is down?

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater with a plaid coat with a fur collar

I just opened the mail yesterday to find this gorgeous plaid parka. I was surprised when I opened the box because I had forgotten all about ordering the coat. I think that I ordered this in late November or early December, and it just now arrived. I know that deliveries have been wacky this year, but it is almost crazy. My sister’s family still hasn’t gotten their Christmas presents that I mailed to them on December 18th. I couldn’t wait to try on this parka and take photos, and since it was flurrying snow, I enjoyed the extra warmth. I thought that the coat’s photos turned out great, and I was so excited to show it to you so that you could grab it for yourself. Well, that’s not going to happen since it is now sold out. I almost chucked the entire blog post, but I decided to keep it instead and use it as a learning tool.

So, let’s say you saw me walking down the street wearing this parka, and you wanted to create the same look. You would either cross the street to ask me where the coat came from, or you would go to Google, Pinterest, or Instagram and start searching. That is what I also did so that I could find you some similar options. You can look for coats that are navy only, green only, or striped instead of plaid. I will do a post in the future, showing you how I took a photo as an inspiration and then recreated that look for myself. Would that be something that you are interested in seeing?

Those are very similar coats, but you could achieve a similar look by picking a navy parka and adding a plaid scarf. Check out these suggestions:

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater

I know that some of you are sick of seeing neutrals, and for this color-loving girl, I am starting to get tired of them also. However, there is a great reason for wearing neutrals… they go with anything. If you want to expand your wardrobe, you buy neutrals and spice up the look with accessories. Accessories like statement jewelry and scarves can take a blah top and draw away the attention. You probably wouldn’t even recall what the person was wearing, but you would remember the accessory. The accessories that I am wearing here are more for every day than for a statement. The Jack Multi-Strand necklace is on FINAL SALE, so it is at a great price. I have the necklace turned around backward to show the solid gold back instead of showing the crystals on the front. The Fallyn hoop earrings are also on sale, so this is your lucky day.

This turtleneck sweater is one that I’ve had for a while, so it is no longer on a website. Think of this post as a shop my closet post. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing an ivory turtleneck sweater, washed gray jeans, and black fur booties

Yay!!! Something is in stock and online. This is cause for a celebration! This washed gray color is a fantastic color for jeans, but it can be hard to find in stock. So, I was shocked to see these were still available for purchase and on sale too. This color has been a favorite of mine for a while, and I think it looks great when worn with a plain white t-shirt.

This pair is high-waisted and has a two-snap closure. I tried to get an up-close photo to show you the details. Most of the time, I will have a long shirt or sweater covering up these details, but some of you skinny-minnies might want to tuck in your shirt. I am wearing my usual size 10 in these jeans, and they fit me really well. These come in regular and petite, and the inseam is 32″ on the regular and 27 1/2 on the petite.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is leaning against the door in an ivory turtleneck sweater, washed gray jeans, and black fur booties

Take a deep breath, Tania. It’s all good. I ordered these cute fur-lined boots a couple of weeks ago and decided to show them off today. Yep, they are all sold out, EXCEPT for size 6 1/2. I was so excited to show these boots to you because I got a message from someone who was asking me about the UGG boots. She wanted to know if she was too old to wear the classic UGG boots that we all see all of the time. I immediately replied with a NO!!!! But, I understand what she means because you see younger women wearing them all of the time, not as many mature bloggers. So, as soon as I get finished typing this blog, I will order a couple of pairs and style them for you. I’ll hop back on and link them for you just in case you want to grab them so that you can style them with me.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater, gray jeans, and black fur booties

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Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a ivory turtleneck sweater with a navy plaid coat with a fur collar, gray jeans, and black fur booties

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  1. Cindy wrote:

    I made a “Winter decor after Christmas” Pinterest board last year, and have been adding to it this year: https://www.pinterest.com/croth2etsy/winter-decor-after-christmas/ I looked at your Pinterest feed and was surprised to find you didn’t have one, though I didn’t find a lot of these last year, so I started one.
    My husband is always in a rush to get the decorations all put away when the tree comes down, because he wants the storage bins all put back. My 21 yr. old son commented this year, why does it all have to go away? Snowmen and snowflakes are winter (which we don’t really get to feel here in CA). I made a storage box just for the things I want to keep out longer or use flat snowflakes etc., so I can store with my candles. And I kept the wreaths with white glitter and red ticking ribbon up in the house. They make me happy.

    Posted 1.16.21 Reply
  2. Molly wrote:

    Your question about how I/we decorate after Christmas? Well, I put away all the obvious Christmas decorations (stockings, Santas, etc) but I leave WINTER appropriate decorations out like twinkly lights (these I leave up year-round), pine cones, evergreen branches, snow balls and could include items like snow skis, sleds, etc…I want to feel cozy in the winter so I put out texture-rich pillows and lots of blankets, plaids included. Sort of a wintery cabin vibe. Clear as mud?

    Love your blog.

    Posted 1.12.21 Reply
  3. Diane S. wrote:

    Merry AFTER Christmas Tanya! I enjoy the space that’s left by our Christmas tree! Although this past summer we made a “conservatory” out in our garage for our teen–she didn’t like the name “teen hangout” so thus the dubbing “conservatory”–we put the tree out there this year! I also hung mini sparkle lights and our cast iron stove from our torn down ancient garage is in there–so I light candles in the stove and my husband and I love it! We drink our coffee there in the morning and the cat thinks we are crazy,….but we somewhat are! Anyway, the tree is still up in the garage because we are still enjoying the lights,….what’s the rush? There is NO RUSH according to me,…and when Mama’s happy, everybody’s happy!

    Posted 1.9.21 Reply
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