IT IS PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE SEASON

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater with a pair plaid Ponte knit pants and taupe wedges

Wait, I think that is supposed to be sugar and spice and everything nice, not pumpkin spice. Lol! But, since it is sweater-wearing season, I’m going to go with pumpkin spice. I have always been more spice than sugar anyway, so adding a little pumpkin to the mix should be fun!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater, a pair plaid Ponte knit pants, and taupe wedges

My DIL and I went to grab some photos at this shopping plaza, but these are the only photos we got before the rains set in. Since taking pictures wasn’t an option, we decided to go shopping instead. Did you catch my Old Navy try-on haul? Every store that we went in, someone would stop and ask me about my pumpkin spice sweater!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater, a pair plaid Ponte knit pants, a Tory Burch handbag, and taupe wedges

It became a running joke with Kayla and me, wondering how many people would comment on this sweater. I found it especially funny when I went in the Loft Outlet, and the sales clerks asked about it. You’ll see why I thought that was funny below.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater in front of a shopping center

This adorable sweater is soft and comfortable, and it fits well. It is a decent quality for the price point, plus the Pumpkin Spice saying is so dang cute! The fabric is a cotton/polyester blend and perfect for those who can’t wear wool. The sweater hits me at hip level, so it is ideal for jeans and these Ponte pants, but not great for leggings unless you also wear a cardigan or jacket.

I’m wearing a medium, and I think it fits me well. I still have wiggle room, and the sleeves are plenty long enough. I’m kind of shocked that there are still sizes available in this sweater. I figured this would be one of those items that never hit the blog because it was all sold out.

BTW, the reason that I thought it was funny the Loft Outlet sales ladies asked me where I bought the sweater…it was from LOFT! Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a pair plaid Ponte knit pants and taupe wedges

Ponte knit pants are some of my favorite pants. I love the thick Ponte material and how it hugs you without compressing you. The Ponte knit material looks and feels luxurious, and it moves with you as you walk, sit, and play with your children. This plaid pattern spoke to me, and I think I have so many sweaters and tops that will go with it for fall. I am wearing a large, and they fit me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing taupe wedges and plaid pants

You’ve probably seen me wear these Franco Sarto taupe wedge heels before. I have to admit, I have a “thing” for nude shoes because I know I can wear them with anything. This is the first pair of wedge shoes that I have in this nude/taupe color, and I am obsessed with all of the ways you can wear these shoes. They look great with dresses, pants, jeans, or shorts, so they are very versatile. These run TTS, and I am wearing my usual size 9.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater with a pair of taupe wedges, and plaid Ponte knit pants

My accessories are neutral colored also. I added my Tory Burch McGraw tote!!! This color is fantastic, and the tote is the perfect size for me. The color of this bag is great for fall, but it can be carried all year round since it is a beautiful neutral. As a bonus, I had bought a felt liner for another handbag, and it fits this bag perfectly. So, all of my items are nice and organized, which makes them easy to find.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a Pumpkin Spice sweater with a pair of taupe wedges, a Tory Burch handbag, and plaid Ponte knit pants

Can you believe that I’ve been blogging for SIX YEARS?!?!?

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, in a gingham shirt and navy blazer with a Yorkie dog

So many things have changed since September 2015. My blog was just getting started in 2015.  I was trying to figure out what I was doing, Joe had no idea that I had a blog, and my darling Beckley was still alive. It has been SIX years since I started blogging, and I forgot to celebrate that milestone.

So, for this entire month, I will be having random giveaways to start the celebration. To be entered, you need to leave a comment, and you have to be an email subscriber, but that is super easy. If you are already a subscriber, then you are automatically entered. If you are not a subscriber, all you have to do is fill out the form below, and you will be entered; you will get a daily email from me alerting you of a new post, and some days you will get an extra email when there is a HUGE sale that I don’t want you to miss. My FIRST giveaway will be this Saturday, so that gives you plenty of time to enter!

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  1. Tempie wrote:

    Not only do I enjoy you fashion style,I look forward to your post because of the scripture quotes. So many times it is the exact inspiration I need at that moment.

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  2. Kathy wrote:

    love the spice outfit! I’m so tempted to order the whole thing! Thanks!

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  3. Sue H wrote:

    Hi Tanya – love what you’re wearing today. I think you have a great style sense: always polished but with a little fun! Congrats on your 6th anniversary.

    Posted 10.13.21 Reply
  4. Colleen Ann Freedman wrote:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Love the spice sweater!

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  5. Kelli Ferment wrote:

    I love your blog. I just found you and I have purchased way too many things you have suggested. Thanks for helping me step up my fashion game. Getting into the dating world after losing my husband 3 years ago and want to look good! Thanks for your help!

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  6. Angie wrote:

    Congratulations on 6 years. You are my”break time read”. I think I’ve followed you for more than 5 & of course, you’re my R+F girl!

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  7. Janet wrote:

    Congratulations! Much blessed future with the blog. I love that you share scriptures. Actually, that is what first attracted me to your blog. And, then I got a bonus by your outfit sharings and your apparent caring to put forth your best for the glory of our great God.

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  8. krista rogers wrote:

    Have you ever tried consuela bags? they have some that would look fab-u-lous with that outfit!!

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  9. Cheryl wrote:

    Congratulations on 6 years!

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  10. Arleen Huston wrote:

    I absolutely love your blog. I’m 60 years old and I love your style, from your makeup to your outfits and also your hair style. When I was 49 I was over weight. I went on ww and lost 53 lbs. I loved shopping and trying new outfits. It was so much more fun. I kept the weight off for about 3 years then menopause hit. Yikes! It started creeping back on. Things like my job changed and I wasn’t as active. Needless to say, I’m 60 and back to struggling to get this weight off. I get inspired reading your blog. Thank you for posting. I look forward to them.

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