Mixing Old And New!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a good week! I am preparing for my youngest daughter’s return next Wednesday which then is the start of a busy few weeks for me. After she returns, I’ll have someone else who can take care of the farm which frees me up to go down to North Carolina. I will be driving the truck and horse trailer to pick up my eldest daughter’s horse and will be bringing him back to Michigan. While I’m down there we will also be closing on our new house and yes, I’ll finally get to see it in person! I hope it’s as nice as I’ve seen on this computer! In between all of that, my husband and I are taking the weekend to explore Asheville, NC which is supposed to be pretty cool and I’m looking forward to taking lots of pictures and reporting back to you all. Oh, and then I’m hosting Thanksgiving back in Michigan with my extended family. Let’s just say I’m enjoying the calm before the storm this week!

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On to clothing! In the past, I’ve bought items that could only be worn one way or with only one top or bottom and those items rarely got worn. Even if they were cheap to buy, the cost-per-wear was actually high. When I buy something now I make sure it works in at least three different outfits before it’s brought home!

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You’ve seen all of this before in different combinations. The sweater I own in black, gray and burgundy. I also own a summer version in white. I love the length and the fabric and how flattering the collar falls.

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Without the scarf so you can see the top better

I’m wearing “The Fixer” top (if you have no idea what I’m talking about you can read about it here). I have underneath it a long sleeve cotton shirt that is very soft but getting a little worn looking. I popped “The Fixer” over it and now I’m still able to get the benefits of the cotton undershirt without looking faded! The undershirt is the same color as “The Fixer” so the lace is subtle. It’s also available in black too which is very pretty and would look quite dramatic with a contrasting colored shirt underneath.

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The jeans you’ve seen before. They are a break from my skinny jeans with a looser fit in the leg and are a soft white (vanilla actually) that works well with the fall colors. They have a curvy version as well. The runners are my new wool ones that I am still wearing sockless. They are so soft I intentionally take my socks off to feel the fabric. So far, they are holding up well to constant wear! Oh, and of course, the purse!

So, feel free to mix up your clothing items to get new combinations. It will extend your wardrobe like crazy! Also, if you’ve been to Asheville, NC I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!

I’m linking up with these stylish divas at Jodie’s Touch of Style!

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  1. Ooh, picking the horse up to bring back to Michigan sounds a little scary! Is anyone going with you?

    Can’t wait to hear how you like the new house once you’ve seen it in person!

    I try to do that “new items must go in at least 3 different outfits” thing, too, but then I always find it’s BEST with one particular thing so I never combine it anymore with the other things. Must. Try. Harder đŸ™‚


    1. Ha ha Bettye! It’s not scary hauling horses after you’ve done it awhile. It’s just a lot to check and double check before you go and easy does it while you’re driving and yes, my eldest will be with me when we have the guy in the trailer. When I have time I like to pull a lot of things out of my closet and mix and match to find surprising combinations. I actually find that kinda fun….. Oh, I’m pathetic!

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