Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic, ankle jeans, and brown ankle boots

Are you busy getting ready for Thanksgiving? It is interesting to me the different traditions that people have from different parts of the country. On my Instagram Stories, I asked whether you call it stuffing or dressing, and the answers were interesting. I have always called it dressing, but that is because I don’t stuff it in the Turkey.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic, ankle jeans, carrying a Tory Burch tote and brown ankle boots

My family is all coming in tonight, so I’m trying to fix a few dishes ahead of time. I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen when I could be spending it with the family instead. Keeping it simple is the key, and I keep telling myself that it doesn’t need to be fancy. Thanksgiving is a meal, being thankful is an attitude.

I am going to share a few of my recipes with you, so if you are interested in my Sweet Potato Crunch, Homemade yeast rolls, or Southern Comfort Cake. Most of these recipes have been given to me by family and friends, and those are the best kind. I don’t leave out any “ingredient” like others have been known to do. Lol! I want the dish to taste as good when you make it as it does when I do. If you like the recipes, be sure to let me know. I’ve been thinking about making this an added addition to my fashion posts.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic, ankle jeans, ankle boots

This might be my Black Friday Shopping outfit since it is super cute. But, since I probably will be doing all of that online, it will probably be a cozy loungewear outfit instead. All of the Black Friday Sales have started so early this year that I don’t think the excitement of Black Friday is still a thing. Plus, retailers have been having so many sales it seems like Black Friday is just another sale. What do you think, or have you ever thought about it at all? I just updated one Black Friday Sale, and I’ll update a couple more today.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic with a multi-strand necklace

This mock-neck animal print tunic is adorable. The jaguar print is striking, and a little different from the normal leopard print you usually see people wearing. I like the tummy hiding flowy top, and it is especially a great feature during the holidays when we all tend to gain a few pounds. I am wearing a size 1 which is an 8/10, and it fits me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the length of a jaguar print tunic

Here is the view from the side so you can see the length of the tunic. It would be great to wear with faux-leather leggings or any black leggings.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a mock-neck jaguar print tunic and showing her goldtone necklace

You don’t have to add jewelry to this top since it makes a big statement by itself. But, I love wearing jewelry and sometimes feel weird when I don’t have some on. So, I added this multi-layer necklace that takes the guesswork out of layering for me. Chico’s jewelry doesn’t stick around for long, so this piece is already sold out. I found a couple of more necklaces that will also do the same thing for you, so I’ll link them below.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic and carrying a Tory Burch handbag

I was heading out the door, so I grabbed my Tory Burch McGraw handbag that is crammed full. If I could get the kitchen sink in here too, I would. Lol! One reason that I like carrying a large handbag is so that I have everything I need with me.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic, girlfriend ankle jeans, brown ankle boots

The Girlfriend So Slimming jeans have lots of details that make them special. You can barely see the studs that are around the front pockets, and there is a faux-snakeskin trim at the pocket and hem. The trim detail makes these jeans perfect for fall, and the hem also un-zips for higher boots. I am wearing my usual size 1 in these jeans, and they fit great.

These ankle boots are soooo cute! You can see the snake print metallic sheen on the heel of these boots, and it looks great with this outfit. The color will be fabulous for fall, and I can see myself wearing these a lot this year. They are a faux-suede material, and they run true to size. If you are between sizes, I would size up a 1/2 size to make sure that they fit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a jaguar print tunic, ankle jeans, carrying a Tory Burch bag, and brown ankle boots

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  1. Judy wrote:

    I want to know about your hairstyle! Please do a post about it.

    Posted 11.27.21 Reply
  2. Deanna wrote:

    I love your outfit today! You look so skinny and mentioned you’ve lost some weight. Waiting to hear how you did that. Always looking for good weight loss tips. Well, after I make that Southern Comfort Cake I’ll really need some weight loss tips. Looking forward to more of your tried and true recipes. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Posted 11.24.21 Reply
  3. Janis wrote:

    Love the recipes!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  4. pat wrote:

    I wish I could print the yeast roll recipe

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Pat, do a copy and paste. Copy the recipe an then paste it to a word or PDF document.

      Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  5. Janet Rector Bryant wrote:

    Nice outfit!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  6. Yes, please add wonderful recipes to your fashion post! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day. Despite the challenges we are living with these days, we have much to be thankful for every day.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  7. Susan Haggerty wrote:

    Your sweet potato crunch is very close to my sweet potato casserole. My recipe call for rum! The topping is the same. I’ll have to send you my recipe. Definitely trying your Southern Comfort Cake! Love the animal print top on you! I want one!! 😂

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  8. Karen Ziegler wrote:

    Hi…..the print top looks great on you ! It would go with so many pants.
    My chef husband says stuffing is cooked in the bird and dressing is cooked and served on the side. 🤓

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  9. Nancy wrote:

    Tunic is so cute! I love the look/fit of it.
    I see you shared some recipes. Did you ever share the quiche recipe that some of us requested when you posted the brunch ideas? I missed it if you posted it, but would still love to have it if you haven’t posted.
    Have a wonderful TG with your family Tania.
    p.s. We call it stuffing, even though we never “stuff” the stuffing in the turkey! Dressing is salad dressing to us! Lol!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  10. Casey wrote:

    Great outfit! Thanks again for the inspiration!! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  11. Connie J wrote:

    What a cute and stylish outfit. It looks great on you. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family time.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  12. Kat Matlack wrote:

    Loved the top! And I’m with you, I feel a bit naked without some bling on!
    Love the recipes and would like to see more in the future.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  13. Diane wrote:

    Love this outfit!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  14. Anita Teinert wrote:

    I love the animal print top. It’s a little different from the usual patterns I’ve seen and it looks great with the pants. Chico’s is always on trend.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  15. Holly wrote:

    I would love for you to add recipes. That is a great idea!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  16. Melissa Hinkle wrote:

    Love those cute boots

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  17. Alicia T wrote:

    Such a cute top!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  18. Kelly Luker wrote:

    I like the recipe sharing idea. It’s always good to get someone’s favorite recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  19. MARLA campbell wrote:

    Love this outfit !

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  20. Mary Jo wrote:

    I will be doing my Black Friday shopping in loungewear from home, but your outfit is beautiful!! Thank you for the recipes also!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  21. Sherry Kyle wrote:

    I have a cranberry recipe that is a hit every year. Your sweet potato crunch recipe sounds delicious! Love your outfit. So cute! I can’t get away with a print like that so close to my face, but you look amazing. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  22. Victoria wrote:

    Ha! My mother and all my relatives from Tennessee call it dressing, but up here where we now live in PA we call it stuffing or sometimes filling. My mother grew up not far from you in Mountain City! Nice outfit-that top looks really soft and comfortable.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  23. Kim wrote:

    Love the recipes, can you use something other than southern comfort for the liquid? Could there possibly be a print button put on the recipe, so ads and other stuff are not included.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  24. Kathy Johnston wrote:

    Love the Jaguar tunic top! I cooked the Sweet Potato Crunch recipe for our Canadian Thanksgiving in October. I got the recipe from your blog last year. Everyone loved it so thank you!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  25. Kim wrote:

    Very cute outfit Tania! Just a little too pricey for my budget. Enjoy your family time.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  26. RORY wrote:

    PS from RORY I’m going to have to make that
    Southern Comfort cake!!!!!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  27. RORY wrote:

    Love that turtle neck on you. You are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  28. Angela Covarrubias wrote:

    This outfit is cute! I’m going to go grab those jeans.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  29. Lis wrote:

    I too love recipes that are from friends and family. They’re the best! But you are right, some, don’t want to give out their recipes and instead of kindly declining, they leave out a ingredient. Thank you for your,

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  30. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    Great outfit! The top and boots are perfect. We call it dressing.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  31. Holly Pickering wrote:

    Love the jaguar top! Super cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  32. Linda wrote:

    Great outfit from head to toe!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  33. Tina wrote:

    I enjoy reading your posts every day and would love it if you shared recipes too!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  34. Wendy wrote:

    Very cute outfit!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  35. Pam Baker wrote:

    You got me again gurl! Love that top and can’t wait to pick it up at my store!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  36. Becky wrote:

    Great fall outfit – the top is super cute!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  37. Joan wrote:

    Very cute outfit love the shirt!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  38. Susan Harper wrote:

    Love those jeans!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  39. Debra wrote:

    Your posts are so helpful and inspirational to me. I am always in anticipation of what will be next. Happy holiday to you & your family!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  40. Marcie W. wrote:

    Cute outfit. Love the detail on the ankle of the Jean’s. Looks good on you. I like the idea of adding recipes to a blog from time to time.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and enjoy your family.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  41. Karen wrote:

    I use to find so many deals on black Friday but not so much now. Also, it would be fun to know what you all have in your tote!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  42. Sue wrote:

    Love that top! I have not Black Friday shopped in years. Not worth the hassles. Online shopping really has eliminated the need.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  43. JEANELL wrote:

    Recipes are fun!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  44. Kim wrote:

    Love everything about this outfit!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  45. Cheryl Sampson wrote:

    Cute outfit. Thanks for the recipes. Great idea.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  46. Sharel wrote:

    The outfit today is adorable. You have become quite the Chico’s wearer, and I must say, you do an excellent job styling their pieces.

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  47. Sharon Johnson wrote:

    Please do a post on recipes! Especiallty , yummy and easy ones! lol

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  48. Lois H. wrote:

    So happy I found your blog/Instagram! Your clothing choices are perfect-chic and age appropriate without looking frumpy. I’ve found lots of options that I wouldn’t have if left to my own devices! Love the Scripture/prayer posts;like supporting a fellow believer. And yes…..please add recipes to your blog!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  49. Trish Wagoner wrote:

    I look forward each day to your posts! Love the recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  50. Karen wrote:

    Love the Jaguar print too!

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply
  51. Christine F wrote:

    Darling outfit Tania! The boots are perfect with the tunic

    Posted 11.23.21 Reply