Some fall fashion (in my 50’s) —
Which makes me simultaneously so excited (I love clothes!) and super uncomfortable. Read on…
Funny story: Many years ago, I was a new blogger trying to find my voice and my niche. I shared pictures of my kids, some recipes, and occasional lifestyle (including fashion) posts. I followed a lot of other bloggers who I learned from and admired. The only thing is, most of the women I followed were a good 10-15 years younger than me. One of the girls I followed (and was a personal friend of) did a lot of style posts, but as she started having kids she wrote about how she would be transitioning to other topics more. I’ll never forget one day when she wrote something like, “I mean, I don’t want to be 40 and still posting fashion shots…”
Gulp. (I was about 43 then.)
Of course she did not mean that to be rude in any way, she was just being honest and at that time, this 20-something year old thought 40 was soooo old!
Well, here I am, all of 51 and I still love clothes and fashion and though I haven’t done a style post in a long time, I thought I’d have fun with one. I got a few new items for my fall travels and am still wearing them all the time here in Hawaii, so I thought I’d share. 😉 I have a feeling even my old blogging friend would approve. Because by now she must be getting close to 40 and realizing how young that really is. (haha.)
So here goes. And…I’ll add…Even if only a handful of you enjoy this sort of thing, I’d be more than happy to do a style-post every season. I personally enjoy seeing what other women are wearing, so why not inspire one another!?
MY FALL STYLE:
Things are mostly casual on our North Shore, but I still have fun with date nights or just feeling good in my errand-running (ie Costco) attire. As you’ll see, I mix a few fun – quality items with a lot of Target, surf-store finds, (usually on sale) and some old stuff that just keeps on giving.
One big-ish deal: I am finally getting comfortable with high waist pants!! 😲 And when I say “comfortable” I mean, I’m getting used to how they look on me (at a muscular almost- 5′ 4″, I honestly thought I could’t pull it off) but also — Dang they are actually really comfortable!!
So here are three outfits with as many purchase details as I can link to…
First…The cozy casual…
This is a Free People top that I found at Nordstroms (though can’t find it on their website) and I know I’ll wear a ton, especially on the mainland. I love the layered look (it’s all one shirt!) and the thumb openings. **I found a better price for this on Amazon here. I paired the top with leggings from Target (Colzie brand-similar to these.) and these boots which are my only purchase ever from H&M. I bought them during a cool, rainy season here last winter and have been shocked at how much I’ve worn them. (I can only find them in brown online.) SO comfortable and so easy to slip on without any buckles.
Next: My favorite fall fancy pants.
I found these pants at one of my favorite local surf shops. They are the Camille Rowe line by RVCA and I could live in them. They are a light, stretch corduroy, and seriously some of my most comfy pants ever. (I mentioned in my email to subscribers a few weeks ago that I am tempted to order this whole suit in the same line for special events. – Some of my email friends were not so sure…haha.)
I know a tank top isn’t practical in most places in the fall, but while I was on the mainland I wore these pants with a long-sleeve black shirt and boots (from first outfit, above) as well. A sweater over a tank also works.
I love the bird print on these pants…
Finally, the jeans I live in…
I swore I’d never wear jeans like these, but here I am, wearing them about every other day. They are Billabong, high waste, stretch. Seriously so much fun.
I still don’t think this style is the most flattering on me, but I’m kind of to the point that I don’t care. They feel so good on and I have fun in them.
With them I am wearing an older Roxy top (from the days Luke surfed for Quiksilver. 😉– that means it’s been a few years!) and also older shoes from Target.
I also wear these jeans with my favorite tennis shoes. They are Goldengoose but there’s no way I’d spend $500 on tennis shoes! — I got them on a crazy Instagram sale for $70! Best deal ever.
This red and white stripe shirt, by the way, is Treasure and Bond, from Nordstroms. Dave thinks I look like a sailor in this jean/stripe shirt combo, but whatever Dave.
I was actually dreaming of Christmastime when I got it. (In September 😉)
That’s it for now. I have a few other pieces that I did not squeeze into this photo shoot but might just post on IG over time. Keep in mind, I spend most of my time at home in sweatpants, but I could do a whole post on favorite sweats too, so feedback is appreciated! ❤️
Love you all and thank you for letting me still love (and share!) clothes, even here in my middle age season of life. 😉
GIVEAWAY!? (now closed!! :))
I’m giving away a $50 Free People gift card to one kind commenter!! Leave a comment below answering any of these questions:
1. Do you love clothes? What is your favorite brand or shop or style to shop from?
2. Has your style changed over time?
3. If you could live in one type of clothes (jeans, sweats, PJ’s… etc) every day, what would it be?
4. Do you enjoy style posts? What else would you like to see?
Note: If you tell me you shared this post on social media or emailed THIS POST to a friend, I’ll give you double entries!
I’ll choose a winner next week Friday, (November 12th) and email you directly.
(I’ll also post the winner’s name here in the post!)
Congratulations to Renee B. for being drawn as the winner!! (yay for a fellow “fashionable 50-something” winning! That was fun!) I’m reaching out via email to you directly!