THIS OR THAT – WHICH OUTFIT DO YOU LIKE THE BEST

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a striped cardigan and ankle boots

Since everyone seems to enjoy the Hit of Miss blog posts so much, I thought you might also like a new segment called This or That. I’ll show you two outfits, and then you can say which outfit you like best and why. I did this type of post on Instagram the other day, and they seemed to love it.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a striped cardigan and ankle boots from Nordstrom

I try to pay attention to what you like and enjoy to make your time here on my blog fun and entertaining, as well as informative. How To articles are informative, and the Hit or Miss and This or That will be more fun and entertaining. I’ll be interested to see if you like this type of post or if it needs to stay only on Instagram. I know which outfit I prefer, so it will be fun to see who has the same taste as me.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a striped cardigan

I wear the same pair of skinny jeans and jewelry with both outfits. I’m also wearing a v-neck t-shirt in both looks but in different colors. Both outfits are casual, but they give off different vibes. So, let’s get started with the first look.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt with a striped cardigan

A basic white v-neck t-shirt is my base piece. I usually try to buy a new white t-shirt every year since I wear them so much. They will inevitably get dingy or pilly, and since they are affordable, I like a new one or two each year. If possible, a v-neck is my go-to choice, but a scoop neck is a close second. I don’t like my t-shirts to fit too tight, so I always size up and order a large.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a striped cardigan and boots

I’m a huge fan of cardigans and dusters! They hide a lot of flaws (aka belly bulges) and help create a waistline. Your eye assumes where your waist ends, and it guesses WRONG. Lol! Thanks to a cardigan, the mind thinks my waist is way smaller than it is.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing skinny jeans with a striped cardigan and ankle boots

This ribbed duster is super soft and very cozy. The stripes all lineup, and the pocket is even all lined up. I know that is a feature that many of you demand when it comes to your clothing. I’m wearing a medium which fits great. I was afraid that it would be too big, but I like how this fits. The length is 43″ long, so it might be too long for my petite ladies out there. If you want the cardigan but not the horizontal stripes, it is available in blue, green, and gray.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a pair of ankle boots

I bought these suede chunky heel ankle boots early this fall. I’ve worn these boots to death since the neutral color goes with everything. Most people purchase boots in fall to wear them until spring, so the inventory is very picked over at this time of the year, and retailers probably won’t be restocking. There are a few sizes available in this boot, and I’ll link to similar ones. These run TTS.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy t-shirt and skinny jeans with a multi-colored striped cardigan and cowboy boots

Now, let’s move on to the next look. This outfit also features a striped cardigan and boots, but the overall look is entirely different. This outfit looks more western, not just because of the boots, and the first outfit looks more casual/everyday.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy t-shirt and a multi-colored striped cardigan

Lol! I am sitting here laughing at this photo. I steamed all of the clothing before taking pictures, and I forgot that the steamer leaked water on this navy v-neck t-shirt. You can see two wet spots on the tee that didn’t get completely dried. Haha! I get a lot of messages from ladies asking me for referrals on t-shirts. I usually send them all to J.Crew Factory since I think their tees are nice, not too thick, and not too thin, and the price is appropriate for the quality. I’m wearing a large, and I like the relaxed/vintage fit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy t-shirt and a multi-colored striped cardigan by L.L. Bean

Let’s talk about this gorgeous cardigan. My daughter walked through the room and backed up to get a second look at this cardigan. The website called this a Fairisle pattern, but I thought it had a Southwestern vibe. Either way, I love the colors, and the quality is outstanding. It is heavy without feeling bulky and overwhelming.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing skinny jeans with a multi-colored striped cardigan and cowboy boots

Here is a behind-the-scenes look of the cardigan so that you can see the length and a better look at the pattern. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing skinny jeans with and cowboy boots

Wearing skinny jeans feels so strange after wearing relaxed and loose-fitting jeans. This pair is one that I bought last year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This was the first time I had ever bought this brand, and I wanted to try them while they were on sale, especially since they were pretty expensive. I am wearing my usual size, and they run true to size. Here are more options that are more affordable.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing cowboy boots

These Junk Gyspy Cowboy Boots are a pair that I bought this fall, and I still love them. I don’t wear them a lot on the blog, but I wear them in private. I love the solid color of these boots with the contrasting stitching. These run true to size, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a striped duster and ankle boots

Now, it is time for you to decide, THIS – the casual/everyday look, or THAT – the Southwestern look. Be sure to let me know “why” you like one over the other.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy t-shirt and skinny jeans with a multi-colored striped cardigan and cowboy boots by Lane

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  1. Suzan50 wrote:

    I love the green duster. Being 4’11”, I’m always looking for clothing which makes me look taller. I think the duster creates a longer line on you. And I prefer the colors. And the boots! I live in the northwest where there are lot of cowgirls and cowboys. In the 90’s I wore a pair of red suede cowboy boots and loved’em. I love the white in your hair. It shines and looks healthy. TFS.

    Posted 2.23.22 Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    Cowgirl outfit for me! Hard to choose, since I love the colors in both outfits and would wear both of them. . You look great in both of them! I also would probably be lazy about tucking my jeans in those wonderful western boots and just as often I would wear them under bootcuts.

    Posted 2.23.22 Reply
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