LET’S RECREATE AN OUTFIT FOR LESS MONEY

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an oversized ivory sweater with Spanx black perfect pants

Yay, it’s Friday! This has been a long week for me. My daughter has been getting me organized and on a schedule. It has not been easy, and I have resisted change the entire time. Change is hard, but sometimes it is necessary.

Nordstrom ivory sweater and black boots

Now wake up at 5 AM, and try to leave the house by 5:15 to 5:30 to head to the gym. Once I get back home, I make myself a cup of hot chai tea and relax for about 15 minutes. Then it’s time to hit the showers and get dressed for the day. This is a huge change for me since I’m used to not waking up at any special time. But, I’ve already noticed a change in my energy level, and I’m getting my work done much quicker each day. Don’t tell my daughter, but I think I’m liking this new Tania.

Some of you might remember seeing this outfit back in November. It was a gorgeous outfit that I considered dressy/casual, but the problem with the outfit was, it was quite expensive. So today, I’m going to show you how to recreate an outfit that is less expensive and still looks just as nice.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an oversized ivory sweater with a necklace from Isabell

I love this mock neck ribbed sweater for a couple of reasons. I like the longer tunic length which makes it great to wear with leggings, jeans, or pants. I like the neutral ivory/beige color because it will go with anything. The sweater is extremely soft and comfortable to wear, and it is 1/4 of the price of the sweater in the November post. The look is almost identical from a distance, just the pattern is different.

The jewelry that I’m wearing for this outfit is my geometric hoop earrings. This earring was one of the very first purchases I ever made from Kendra Scott, and I liked it so well that I bought it in silver and in gold. It is sold out on the Kendra Scott website, but I found it at another retailer. The multi-strand necklace is from Chloe and Isabel, who I think has gone out of business.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of an oversized ivory sweater with Spanx black perfect pants

Here is the photo that shows you the length of the tunic sweater. You can see it’s plenty long and would work great with leggings. I did a French tuck on one side to create interest and elongate my legs. I’m wearing a size medium in this tunic sweater, and even though it’s oversized, I like the way it fits.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an oversized ivory sweater with Spanx perfect pants in black

I wanted to stick with the casual/dressy look, so I added the skinny ankle pants in black to my outfit. These pants are a cross between leggings and dress pants, they are more like an everyday semi-dressy look. The pants might not be as dressy as some jobs require, but they look very nice for everyday dress pants. I ended up ordering a large, and the pants fit well, just a tad loose.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an ivory oversized sweater with Spanx black perfect pants

I added a pair of black pointy-toe ankle boots to my look. I wanted to wear pointy-toe shoes because I wanted to elongate my legs since I was wearing a tunic sweater. These boots have a chunky heel which is easier to walk in, but they are down to a size 10 and that’s all. So, I’ll see if I can find some similar options for you, especially in flats since I saw a lot of you asking for that in the comments.

Pearl Heart Earrings

 

Chico's necklace

 

Chandelier earrings

The winner of my Valentine’s Day giveaway will be announced tomorrow! If you’ve not entered the giveaway, be sure to go to this post and leave a comment on the item you love the best. Necklace, Pearl Earrings, or the Chandelier Earrings. Keep scrolling until you see the LEAVE A COMMENT BOX to leave a comment.

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beige and white sweater from Walmart a pearl necklace

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an oversized ivory sweater with skinny pants in black

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  1. Ann Parsons wrote:

    Love this outfit on you .Brown jacket looks great,with the orange sweater underneath, Your necklace is really nice! All your outfits are great on you !

    Posted 2.25.22 Reply
  2. Coburn wrote:

    Love this outfit, it is a classic! Thank you for recreating and helping us save money. This is a winner on every aspect!

    Posted 2.21.22 Reply
  3. Cathy wrote:

    Thanks so much Tania for your wisdom, encouragement and inspiration! I love all the jewelry, but the pearl earrings won my heart—-they are simply beautiful!

    Posted 2.18.22 Reply
  4. Tammy hughes wrote:

    Omgosh..those pearl heart earrings would be so versatile. A girl can never have too many pearls 🤍💛🤍💛

    Posted 2.18.22 Reply
  5. Kathy Sims wrote:

    The necklace. Love chicos jewelry

    Posted 2.18.22 Reply
  6. Sonya S wrote:

    I love the outfit. I have a work casual attire. I love the pearl earrings

    Posted 2.18.22 Reply
  7. Penny Jo wrote:

    I like the look of the white top and black bottoms. I got lost in this post – sorry – maybe too much covered for this brain. The chandelier earrings are my pick.

    Posted 2.18.22 Reply
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