New And Old!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. We, unfortunately, had to put our old dog, Laura, down this weekend after she had a seizure and could not stand up. This was not a surprise to us because she has been in deteriorating health for awhile. I’m sad she passed away but I feel much more grateful that she was able to have a peaceful death at home, surrounded by people who loved her, and that she had a full life not knowing pain or suffering. She knew she was loved every single day and that’s all you can ask for.

Here she is with Orangie, who gave himself the job of being her “seeing-eye” cat and accompanied her outside when it was dark so she would not get lost. Really!

Also, in more dog news, a week ago my eldest daughter brought home a rescue dog, Journey. Unlike Laura, Journey has not felt love every single day so we are glad to give it to her now. As my mom suggested, we have her middle name as Over. Let me say, I don’t recommend bringing home a young dog when you’re trying to sell your house (as you can see in the video below!) but gosh, she’s funny and such a cuddler!

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Ok, on to outfits! I took these photos last week when it snowed for three days straight. Today it’s raining so taking photos is not an option unless you want to see mud and other delights that have been frozen under the snow for the last two months!

This is the vest you’ve seen before (here) though I’m surprised I haven’t shown it more often on the blog because it’s soooo versatile. I intentionally bought it to add some color to my wardrobe and have found myself wearing it a lot. It’s available in many other colors like gray, brown and lion(?). Yep. I want a job coming up with color names!

I’m wearing my White House Black Market turtleneck from years ago which has held up really well. It’s a great knit fabric and gets worn pretty much all January and February. Also from WHBM are the skinny jeggings. Right now they’re only available in plus size.

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I’m loving the idea of adding the scarf tied to the handbag right now. You will be seeing that often (well, as often as I remember to do it, that is!). The pumpkin purse works great with primary colors in an outfit and since the bag has gold hardware I’m wearing a gold necklace and earrings.

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We are photographing in downtown Howell, Michigan. There is a cute alley behind all these historic buildings where I (and many others) often photograph. Usually the retail tenants hang those red lanterns and maybe a wreath or two, but this year they went all out and completely decorated it for Christmas. I hear the city is recognizing that this is a cute place people are drawn to and will be putting out tables and chairs to encourage this as a public space instead of a place for dumpsters, which is what it was before. Progress!

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Bringing Out My Inner Amelia Earhart!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I put on this outfit and immediately felt like Amelia Earhart. Why? Well, I think the sherpa jacket reminds me of an aviator’s jacket back in the day, even though the original aviation jackets were real leather (mine’s pleather), the interior of those aviator jackets were real sheepskin (mine’s fake) and they wore a dashing silk scarf (I think mine’s polyester). Ok, maybe I’m more of a fake Amelia Earhart but I still admire her adventurous spirit!

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I do feel like taking a bit of an adventure in this outfit though. I mean the boots! So, like everything this month, you’ve seen it all before. The boots come just above the knee which has been a nice change and if you’ve been waiting for them to go on sale they are now 15% off. I know, not a huge sale, but it’s 15% less than I paid for them!

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The jacket you’ve seen before and is one of those jackets that I can zip up over my ample bust and it doesn’t look like a potato sack! It’s also thin enough that I wear it indoors and it’s 20% off , same with the satchel, which might be an incentive for you to try your aviator style!

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I’m wearing my white jeans you’ve seen hundreds of times and a tunic that is about 4 years old. I had tried wearing this outfit with a shirt that ended where the jacket ended but with white jeans I like to keep the buns covered. Also, with big thighs and a wide midsection, I don’t think the jean fabric lays well in the crotch area so it’s good to have a longer top. I’ve actually found that with most of my jeans. It’s just a spot that gathers fabric and makes an outfit look rumpled so best to keep it covered!

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I’m working on my books I promised I would get through (though was easily talked into watching Godless on Netflix! Highly recommend for adventure and horses!) and I’m giving myself a deadline of February 15 to get through two of them. If you’d like to read along and then we can have a blog book club around the middle of February, I’m reading Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Fates and Furies and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. No pressure though. I just need to give myself deadlines or I’ll just drift!

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The hazards of being a model! Snow flakes tickle like crazy!

Ok, that’s it for this week. I’ll leave you with an Amelia Earhart quote “Adventure is worthwhile in itself”. I can second that! Have a great weekend ladies!

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You’ve Seen It All Before!

Hey everyone! I hear a lot of the US is getting snow today so here is a snowy picture in solidarity with the other areas getting the snow (like the south, even my husband down in Charlotte!). This was taken Monday but today is sunny and blue skies. Oh my gawd, why do I keep talking about the weather so much? Erg! You turn 50 and your main conversation topic is weather. Next thing you know I’m going to be talking about traffic. Help me!

Anyway, onto clothing. You’ve seen it all before but look how cute everything looks together! I love these boots. They are a definite fashionista addition to my wardrobe and can make even a mediocre outfit look like high fashion! If you have wide calves like me (17″) and slim ankles these will fit well. They also have them in black suede and black leather.

The dress (now only $56!) is the pretty blue one you’ve seen before several times (like here). It’s sooo easy to wear and I’m actually wearing a size 14 where usually I wear a size 16. It has stretch in the fabric and I love the pretty lace at the hem. There is also one with a v-neck available for 1/2 off and in red, green and black!

Yes, it’s the sweater I bought in September and knew I would wear a lot (as you have seen!). I have the same one in black and gray but once I had this color I knew it would be my go-to sweater. White House Black Market starts selling these in the fall, and they always have black, but they introduce a new color in the fall. We’ll see what next year’s favorite sweater color will be!

I’ve added my blue clutch and tried both a dark blue velvet scarf and necklace with this outfit. I prefer the scarf for a more edgy look but the necklace makes  this a very office-appropriate outfit.

Good luck to all of you who are newbies to snow. It’s pretty to look at, but quite the opposite to drive in (see? I’m starting to talk about traffic! Ugh!). See you all on Friday!

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I’m Appreciating This Season For What It Is!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. We are definitely in the winter hibernation phase of the year here in Michigan. When I was younger, I used to mope and gripe about being stuck inside or trapped at home because of the frigid temps and bad roads. As I’ve gotten older (and wiser maybe?) I’ve realized that I need to accept that the cold and gray are here for several months of the year and I need to find activities that make me happy during those months rather than just complaining and wishing it was warmer!

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How have I done that? I think of the cold, dark days of winter as time for introspection and self-improvement and time to do the activities you don’t seem to have time for the rest of the year. It’s a good time to learn a new skill or just take up the hobbies you already have. It’s also the perfect time to read books.

I used to read a ton of books but not so much lately. Now I read lots of articles online and can while away an evening reading news articles and a wide variety of blogs. As I stated last week, 2018 was going to be the year where I “stop waiting”. So, I’m going to stop waiting for the perfect moment to pick up a book and read because I truly miss it.  I bought three books to get me started:  Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born to Run, a humorous memoir called Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir and Fates and Furies. (I’m also trying out this Amazon affiliates thing! Be patient with me as I figure it out!)

I am reading today. No matter what. I’ve declared it here publicly so there is no backing out! In fact, I will let you know what I think of those books in an upcoming post. If you’d like to read along that could be pretty fun!? We could have a lively comment discussion then. Seriously, let me know what you think about that idea because it just came to me as I was writing this.

You can see it’s snowing when we took these photos and how awful the roads and sidewalks look!

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Ok, back to the main reason you stop by here — clothing! As you know, I’m doing a “no spend January” so you are seeing clothing items you’ve seen before just styled differently. This vest you saw before over a dress (here). This vest won the search for a new black sweater vest even though it has no pockets. I think I’m going to try to add some since my daughter and I just bought a sewing machine and are itching to try it — like I said, it’s a great time of year for hobbies!

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You’ve seen the cobalt sweater many times and I’m wearing my skinny jeggings (plus size here) that I love wearing under tall boots. Plus, the blue is so dark it’s almost black and is easy to style. The scarf is from Patricia Nash from last year, the necklace is a low cost bit of bling and of course my pumpkin purse that is such a ray of sunshine!

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And let me say a special thank you to reader Téa who suggested I try tying a scarf to my purse to add some color and pattern. I’ve seen it on so many other bloggers but never made the connection to try it myself. It is a great way to add instant style to an outfit. Just make sure you tie it short so it doesn’t drag in the snow like I did!

Ok, that’s it for this Monday. Have a great week!

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Adding Glamour To Casual Friday!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! This sweater vest has been so fun to wear! It reminds me of women from the 40’s and 50’s wearing a fur stole with their tailored dresses and little pill box hats. I bought this vest to add some glamour to my wardrobe and find myself stroking the fur because it’s so soft. Stroking your collar like a pet probably kills the idea of glamour! Oh well! I can’t help it!

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Anyway, you’ve seen me wear it before (like here and here) but I wanted to try to wear it with the fur collar but casually. I’ve seen a lot of faux fur vests this fall and winter where the fur is longer and more shaggy (like here) and I am not drawn to them. I think they’re a quick trend that adds bulk and reminds me of wearing a muppet. This vest gives me the faux fur but it’s done in a more classic way so I’m betting it will not go out of style before I’ve petted it to death! And it’s 50% off now!

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This is the first time this winter I’ve shown these boots. They’re several years old but I still love how soft they are and they’re holding up really well. If you are a size 7 or 9 here they are at about 1/3 what I paid for them. They’re also available in black here.

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The jeans you’ve seen before several times (like here) and I find I’m wearing them often because they have these really deep pockets. You know I have a thing for pockets!

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I’m finishing off this outfit with this pretty pink satchel. This bag was not a big outlay of money but I know I need to add more color to my handbag collection so I’m going to be mixing up investment bags that will last for a long time with less expensive bags that I realize may only last a year or two.

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Where are we taking these pictures? This is the Cranbrook Art Museum in suburban Detroit. It was fifty seven degrees yesterday when we took these and they have beautiful gardens so we did a bit of walking. Since then we’ve added about two inches of snow and have dipped down to twenty two degrees. Sigh. Michigan.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Warm vs. Flattering? I’ll Take Warm Any Day!

Hey everyone! So, I’m doing a “no spend January” where I’m not buying anything new. Yeah, not that fun but reality. Instead, I’ll be showing you items you’ve probably already seen in different combinations and discussing how I’m mixing things up and how you can have many outfits with a few core items. If you want a further explanation on how to make your wardrobe earn it’s keep read my post on What Exactly Is A Capsule Wardrobe.

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First off let me say I wish I had switched up this black handbag for the tan and black one you’ve seen here. It looks a little too heavy (like a bowling ball) with this outfit. I was trying to work with the black stripes of the dress but the all black handbag looks out of place, especially since I have all these jewel tones happening and then the neutral tan. The black just doesn’t add anything to this outfit. I admit — I’m still learning!

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I’ve shown my Over The Knee (OTK) boots before but always with pants. I wanted to show them with a dress that maybe is too short for comfort. I love this dress because it’s made of bamboo so it’s really soft but it’s a little too short for a dress and too long as a tunic. My OTK boots give me coverage and warmth and I feel comfortable wearing this dress. Now, I get that these boots aren’t flattering. They do make my legs look stumpier and thicker and wrinkly (kind of like a tree trunk! but I love trees!). I think they would be more flattering if they were a darker color. Plus, I think the look of OTK boots is still a new one (at least for us middle-aged women!) so our first reaction is “bleh”.

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However, they are warm and snug as all get out. Last week here in Michigan it was gross cold (like -20 fahrenheit) and I wore these boots all over. Fine, I have wrinkly legs but I have warm, wrinkly legs! Now, you do get a peek of thigh when your leg is bent so keep that in mind. I wore my thick black tights but tights the same color as the boots would have been less noticeable.

When we took these pictures it was a cold windy day in Charlotte (I know! Isn’t it supposed to be hot in the south?) and I wanted to be warm since we were walking around downtown (or Uptown as it’s known) and taking our daughters to the Levine Museum of the New South (which was super cool, educational and exactly what we were looking for to learn more about the area).

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I’m also trying to mix up my colors and try new combinations. I could have easily worn my black sweater that is exactly like this burgundy one (the purse would have looked better then) but I wanted to push myself. Being matchy-matchy makes an outfit look outdated and now with these tan boots (my first brownish boots I might add), I’m trying to explore different color combinations. Since these boots were inexpensive and I didn’t know if I would like them or wear them, I picked a color I never wear. Now that I have them, I want to push myself to come up with outfits that work with them. I’ve said before I get bored easily so these tan boots are an interesting challenge!

On Monday the email program that sends out the post to all of you lovely subscribers was not working. Hopefully you received your email eventually, though I know a few did not. I’m looking at different email programs to use instead so hopefully this won’t happen again. If you missed Monday’s post featuring my favorite looks from 2017 you can read it here.

We are expecting temperatures in the fifties tomorrow so I’ll be trying to get some outfit photos. Hopefully it won’t be windy! Wish me luck!

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My Favorite Looks From 2017 (oh, and some philosophizing)!

Hey everyone! Wow! Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I love watching that award show because there are so many stars and each category has someone you recognize (make-up artist? producer? editing? — important jobs but boring to watch). Plus my daughters and I love picking out our favorite gowns and we decide which ones we like and don’t like and why. It’s kind of a silly tradition but we look forward to it every year.

But, last night’s show was so different. As I’m sure you heard, almost everyone wore black to show solidarity for a movement called Time’s Up that thinks women and men should be treated equally and be able to do their job in a professional manner. I didn’t know why they chose the name “Time’s Up” because, as a brand designer, I thought it missed the mark of their mission. Then I learned it’s a phrase used in the entertainment industry that refers to the time when an actress is no longer considered for roles because she starts to look too old. So, her “time is up” for working as an actor. This is often when they’re in their thirties. Can you imagine, just when you’re hitting your stride in a career, you’re all of a sudden deemed “too old” because of a completely natural, inevitable, unavoidable biological process? Frustrating.

The other shift I saw with this Time’s Up movement was moving this #MeToo conversation into the next phase. It started with bringing to light all the really awful sexual harassment and assault stories and now moving it towards real solutions and concrete advances. I love that these women grabbed the reins of this conversation we’re having about previously accepted societal norms and took it away from just focussing on the victims and perpetrators and the salacious stories and moving it towards pay-equity, legal defense and accountability. Conversation leading towards action.

The fashion blogger in me also noticed that the women were more covered up with their outfits this year. Not everyone, but it seemed like more women said “I don’t want to be uncomfortable in this dress all night that shows more skin than I would like and that I have trouble walking in and can’t sit down in and I can’t eat in”. Maybe I’m wrong, but I was continually surprised by the pants and high necklines and long sleeves. It used to be only the women over 50 who wore long sleeves (or Diane Keaton) but I saw it on even the young women. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but it felt like a shift in clothing that put the spotlight on the person and not on the body. That the women didn’t want the gaze to be on their body (and gown) but wanted the focus to be on their words. So much of the appeal of these award shows have been the dresses in the past (remember when they had #askhermore so the actresses would be asked real questions and not just the “who are you wearing?”) but that was always so shallow. I’m looking forward to the Academy Awards to see if this is a trend or if I’m connecting dots that aren’t there. We’ll see.

You didn’t know I was an amateur philosopher did you?

I had meant to make this post about reflection on the last year and plans for the new year and hadn’t planned on talking about an awards show! Funny how my mind has a mind of her own!

So, anyway…

2017 was such a raggedy year. We moved (well, sort of). We sold our house (well, not yet actually, but it’s ready to be sold). We bought a new house (that is true). My husband got a new job in a new state (that’s true). My eldest worked out of state for 6 months and my youngest was in France for 4 months. I bounced between all of that and held down the fort and went where I was needed most at that moment. I was the support system that allowed them to have these new experiences.

I, however, did a lot of waiting. Waiting to hear, waiting to sell, waiting to buy, waiting for daughters to return, waiting for husband to return, waiting for opportunities. When I was waiting it felt like wasted time. I’m happy my family had new experiences but I’m a little bit tired of waiting. I don’t do new years resolutions but I’m charging myself with not wasting time this year. I’m not sure how that’s going to go down but I’m going to use that as a guide.

My best friend has encouraged me to do more writing in 2018. I do love writing and I have a philosophical side where I like to think big thoughts and glean insights and spot trends and shifts so I’d like to be able to feed that side of my psyche this year. I’m not sure how that will come about but I know that I am giving myself permission to pursue that. I mentioned this fall that I would like this blog to be a confidence site and not just a fashion site so perhaps it will get philosophical here. I love fashion and the confidence it can bring but there is so much more inside of my head than that! #askmemore!

Ok, gosh, getting back to my original intention of this post! My round-up of my favorite seasonal outfits of 2017!

And the winners are……………

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Winter – So easy and comfortable. The peplum ribbed sweater makes this outfit. The peplum part of the sweater (the kinda “skirt” of the shirt) starts right at the bust rather than at the waist. The ribbed knit weighs the fabric down so it’s not swishy. Plus, I love black booties with black tights. See the original post here.

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Spring – The color of the jacket is such a soft, pretty blue and with those notches cut out in the popped-up collar makes this fresh. Keeping everything else black, and even a black turtleneck, means nothing distracted the eye from the little details of the blazer. I also liked this post because it reminded me that I write this blog as if I was talking to a girlfriend. See the original post here.

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Summer – These were my danger pants! They made me feel like taking some risks and made me feel glamorous. The top was super-forgiving, flattering and still cool enough to wear in the heat. The pants are still available here. You can read the original post here.

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Fall – Ahhhhh, the little black dress. Perfect for so many occassions and seasons and easy to dress up and dress down. This dress will be worn until it’s falling apart at the seams! This dress is on sale now for only $42! I’m wearing size 3 or the 16-18 size. You can see the other way I wore this scarf with this dress here.

Looking ahead:

I’ll be showing more of my new house and how I’m decorating it (it’s super fun!) and bopping between North Carolina and Michigan for the next 5-6 months. Coming up on the blog will be the 2nd birthday party in March where I will again ask you to join the party with outfit photos (I love seeing you!). I’m also doing a no-spend January so you’ll be seeing the same clothes, just styled in different ways, to keep our bank accounts happy! And, as always, I’ll be keeping things real here.

Have a great week everyone!

postscript: I feel like I jumped around to lots of topics here today, but I am starting to see a correlation here. I have a desire to keep this blog interesting, (not just for you all but for me too!) and branching out into other topics keeps my mind sharp and keeps our conversations smart, deep and meaningful. I hope you’ll continue to join me for the ride!

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2017 Bloopers!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, no matter what mix of holidays you celebrate, and are full of energy to start 2018! I took an internet break from news, social media and this blog and now am ready to get back at it! So, to start the year with a chuckle, I’m showing some (no, not all!) blooper photos that came from producing this blog in 2017.

If you’re a regular reader, you know I had to take a lot of pictures myself which meant most were taken at my house or a friend’s house. Because we both live on farms, my biggest amount of bloopers were from animal photo bombers!

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Excuse me. Can you just move a little? Keep going. Just a few more steps…
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I’m not sure about that purse
Where’s my treat? What are you doing here without my treat?
This looks like a good place to flop down
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Just walking by minding my own business…
Cats rule this place!
Things are getting out of control here!
If you can’t beat ’em…
Good thing they’re cute!
Is this my good side?
Everyone needs to take a turn!
Oh well! I’ll just take another sip of wine!
I think you have this camera set up wrong
You’re doing it wrong
Lady pet me!
Or I will go crazy!
Look how cute I am!
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I’m not sure about that clutch.

Let’s not forget the blogger’s real nemesis:  wind!

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Ooooh look! She’s like a Breck girl!
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Not so much like a Breck girl here!
I never even showed this outfit because I could not get a good photo!
Walking into the wind doesn’t help!

And just a couple of photos representing the many where I forgot to take my readers off!

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And I’ll leave you with an example of how wild this year has been!

Ok, that was fun! I hope you all can laugh at the bloopers in your life too! Have a great weekend!

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50% Off Those Adorable Pumps!

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that those pumps you’ve seen several times are now 50% off! They’re usually quite an investment but I know they are quality and expect to wear them for years. I get compliments on them all the time and they are such an easy way to up your style game.

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I’m writing the bloopers post now which is taking longer than expected (there are soooooo many!) but it will be out on Friday and I’m writing a “looking back and looking forward” post that will be out next Monday.

I’ve just returned to Michigan and am adjusting to winter and getting back into the swing of things here (another reason I’m behind on posting!). Keep warm everyone and I’ll see you Friday!

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Last Post Of The Year!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve shown a lot of dresses here this fall, for all sorts of occasions, but this one is my favorite for casual or semi-casual gatherings. You’ve seen it before without the vest but I really like how it looks with the vest too. It also went out of stock for awhile bit is back in stock in all sizes!

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If you recall from the first time I wore the dress I mentioned it’s actually a dark, dark blue. When I ordered it online I thought it was black. But, I persisted in wearing it the way I had planned with all black and I think it works just fine!

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This dress has really nice stretch and the weight of the fabric means it hangs well and doesn’t cling. It has really pretty sleeves which are on-trend but they’re not so big that they get in the way.

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Also, I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I was looking for a new long, black sweater vest. This is one of the finalists. I love the weight of it because it hangs straight down, even though it has a bit of a swingy cut to it. It’s one of my favorite fabric blends of rayon and nylon, so some stretch but skims without clinging. I only wished it had pockets!

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When I wear this dress I never realize how short it is. I always feel like it hits mid-knee but when I look at these pictures I see it’s a bit shorter. If you’re not crazy about showing your leg then this dress would look super cute with some leggings or some over the knee boots.

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I’ve paired it with my ever-faithful booties (similar here and here) and my “roll the dice” purse (no idea what I’m talking about? explained here).

And, if you’ve ever been curious about ordering a “one size fits all” split-back vest let me put your curiosity to rest!

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Nope, not going to work in the front!

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And yeah, definitely not going to work in the back! One size fits all? Puhleeeze!

Ok, that’s it for this week and this year! I’m taking next week off because of Christmas, New Year’s, relatives, friends and a trip back to Michigan. I’ll be posting the bloopers post at the start of the year. That is always a fun post to put together! I hope that whatever mixture of holidays you celebrate that you have some fun and some relaxation! Here’s to a well-dressed 2018!

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