I met Deborah and Cathy at the rewardStyle conference last January, and we all hit it off. I love what they’re doing on their blogs in the Fashion Over 40 space, and if you aren’t already following them, I know you’re going to love their style. Since ankle boots are one of the hottest fall trends this year, we thought it would be fun for us each to style a pair of ankle boots in our own way for your fall outfit inspiration.
If you’re visiting for the first time from one of their blogs, welcome! I’m a 44-year-old mom of three living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I’ve been blogging for 10 years, and while fashion was a part of my blog for most of that time, I’ve only been focusing on fashion full-time since last September. It’s been a fun year and quite a learning process! Since I’m a stay at home mom, I mostly share casual looks with occasional going-out styles for events and date nights.
These pants are the Sateen Five Pocket Leggings from LOFT. They come in three colors, and they’re incredibly soft and stretchy. I ordered my regular size 29, and I’d say they run fairly true to size, although they are the Marissa fit, and at LOFT, that means they’re designed for a more curvy figure. I find them to be a tad too snug in the waist for my comfort level, but they’ll probably stretch out with wear.
I normally cuff my skinnies when I wear ankle boots, but these pants fit snug right down through the ankle so I just let them settle into my boots. I’m not wearing socks or anything to hold them in place; they just stayed put.
These are the Vince Camuto Feina Booties from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last month. I find them very comfortable, and I like the light taupe color because it’s versatile and goes with so much, but unfortunately sizes are very limited. (They do have most sizes available in the black, though!) If you’re in the market for new booties, check out my post, Booties Under $150 for some affordable recommendations.
My Side Tie Poncho is also from LOFT. It is very thick and heavy and will be fabulous for when it’s cold and damp outside. Unfortunately for me, we photographed this look last weekend when it was 90 degrees with high humidity! I was sweltering, and my hair frizzed out the second we walked outside. Ahhh, the things I do for this blog! Ha!
It really is a great poncho, though. I love the ties under the arms. They’re a cute detail, plus they help keep the poncho in place so it doesn’t slide around. I also like that the turtleneck is relaxed enough to pull it down some as you see here. I can’t stand a tight turtleneck — it makes me feel like I’m suffocating, and I also don’t think it’s as flattering. When you can pull it down some as I’ve done here, it shows more of your neck and makes you look more slender. Who doesn’t want that!?!
The pendant I’m wearing is no longer available in this color, but this one would also be pretty with this outfit, and this one as well. Or any substantial pendant necklace that you have in your closet would work. Since the sweater is chunky, I recommend not going with anything too delicate, though. You want something that won’t get lost in the bulkiness of the sweater.
The bracelets I’m wearing are sold as a set, and I love how the colors compliment these loden green pants.
Finally, I’m wearing a long sleeve layering tee from White House Black Market. I have this tee in three colors. It’s perfect for layering under ponchos and short sleeve sweaters in the fall and winter.
Side Tie Poncho // Sateen Five Pocket Leggings // long sleeve layering tee // Vince Camuto Feina Booties (I also like these, and they’re 60% off!) // beaded cuffs // pendant (I also like this and this) // watch // sunnies
If this is your first time visiting, I hope you’ll stick around. Right now Cyndi and I are in the middle of our 26 Days of Fall Fashion style series, where we share a new outfit every day this month for your fall fashion inspiration!
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