Well, here we are! Day 26 of 26 Days of Fall Outfits! We made it!!! I’ve got to say, this has been so much fun. I mean, how many women get to play dress-up and call it a job!?! LOL!!
I’ve learned through this series that there are a LOT of women my age who are looking for practical outfit ideas and fashion advice for their daily lives. I’ve also learned that splitting my time between so many topics was wearing me down and stealing the joy that I used to get from blogging, so I plan to focus primarily on the fashion and beauty topics for a while. I’ll still post an occasional recipe and share our family travel adventures, and of course my Coffee Talk posts are a permanent fixture, but I think having a more narrow focus is helping me be more efficient with my time, and it seems to be resonating with many of you.
I feel like my 26th outfit should be something truly fantastic, worthy of much fanfare. Ha! I should have saved that mustard sweater and leopard scarf, huh?? I actually have several outfits in my queue, so I went through them this morning to decide which one to post today, and this won. I’m not sure that it’s worthy of fanfare, but I do like it a lot.
This is the roll tab sleeve tunic from Day 11. It’s such a versatile piece. I got it on the #NSale back in August, but full price is $48, which is still pretty good. For those asking about sizing, this tunic runs pretty true to size. This is a medium, and it fits perfectly through the shoulders and back. I couldn’t wear a size smaller.
If you recall, I wore the tunic first with grey coated jeans, wedge boots, and silver accessories.
This time I wore it with my favorite Hue leggings, black riding boots, and gold accessories. I wore this outfit to church one Sunday a few weeks ago.
Because the tunic is so low-cut, I wore a black tank underneath. I actually like how it looks with the black peeking out, and it was nice not having to worry about giving anyone a show when I bent over. Ha!
I like this top with a layered necklace — something shorter to fill the neckline and something longer to break up the expanse of burgundy. Longer tops tend to look best with a long necklace.
This Aria Pendant Necklace is a great choice. Layered necklaces are great because they take the guesswork out of putting several necklaces together. I’m all for taking the guesswork out of fashion! LOL!! The nice thing about this necklace is, you can wear the short chain alone or leave as is for a long, layered, cohesive look, so you can get a lot of wear out of it. It’s a great piece to have in your arsenal if you don’t have anything like it.
Since the necklace has a lot going on, I just wore studs for earrings. Then I added a gold cuff bracelet and my two-tone chain link watch. The black quilted clutch was a freebie with a Rebecca Minkoff purchase, but this (budget) and this (splurge) are similar.
When I wore this tunic with the jeans, I did the front-tuck, but for leggings, I left it hanging, of course. If you struggle with styling leggings, this post on How to Wear Leggings is always popular. Feel free to peruse. I plan to update with current product links when I get a spare second.
I can’t recommend the Hue ‘Ultra’ Wide Waistband Leggings highly enough. They have a nice wide band around the waist that helps smooth out anything that might need smoothing out.
In case you don’t know, Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns (no minimum purchase) so you can’t go wrong by trying these. I find that they run true to size. Mine are size Medium.
If you want a thicker, more pant-like legging, the Solution Ponte Leggings at White House Black Market are fabulous. Similar to the Hue leggings, these have a wide band, but they go a step farther. These actually have a shapewear band at the tummy AND inner panel down the leg’s outer seam. These are fabulous leggings for women needing a bit more coverage.
These, again, are the Hue leggings. I didn’t have my Solution Ponte Leggings yet when I wore this.
And finally, the boots. I could have worn my higher heeled wedge boots with this, but I chose to take it down notch (both literally AND figuratively, haha!) with my riding boots. Either one would work, but I wanted to keep this look different from the one back on on Day 11. These were sent to me last year from Naturalizer, and they are discontinued, but these are similar. These are also nice, and a little less expensive. These are cute and well under $100, if you don’t care about having leather. And these are a major splurge, if you’re looking to invest. You can’t go wrong with Tory!
So here’s the entire outfit from head to toe, once again.
Outfit Details: Lush ‘Perfect’ Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic in Tawny Port | Hue Wide Waistband Leggings | Black Riding Boots (similar) | Aria Pendant Necklace | gold cuff bracelet (similar) | black quilted clutch (similar here and here)
If you’re sad to see this series coming to an end, never fear! I have more fall outfit ideas in my queue, and I plan to do a series of “How to Wear” posts in October so we can discuss various trends and how to style them in a way that is practical and age appropriate. I’m open to ideas and suggestions for that, so lay ’em on me! You can always leave a comment, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plus, Cyndi and I are already talking about a 25 Days of Winter Outfits series. We’ll be sharing more info on that when it gets closer.
Thank you guys SO much for tuning in and for all of your kind comments throughout this series. It’s been so much fun.
If you want a recap, you can see all of my 26 Days of Fall Outfits here.