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Spring Transition Outfit + President’s Weekend Sales

Greetings and salutations! Who’s happy it’s Friday, and even better, that it’s a 4-day weekend??? There are a ton of great sales going on in honor of President’s Day weekend so I’ve got a roundup of my favorites at the end of today’s post.

This is an outfit I wore earlier in the week — on Valentine’s Day, to be exact! This sweater is from LOFT, and it’s on sale this weekend. In fact, LOFT has 40% off all new arrivals (excluding Lou & Grey) and an additional 50% off sale styles with code HAPPY. And remember, they carry plus sizes now! (See all my LOFT Favorites!)

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

I immediately loved this sweater the first time I saw it. I typically steer clear of prints, but I thought this one was really fun, and I also love the button detail on the sleeves.

The fit is really nice; it sits close to the body without being clingy, and it’s a nice mid-weight cotton knit that’s perfect for this transition season.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

My initial inclination was to pair this sweater with blue jeans or even grey, but I ended up wearing it with black jeans instead, and I really like the contrast of the red and white against the black. Either works, though.

It will also be nice with dark wash jeans for a refined look and with lighter washed jeans for a more casual vibe.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

Also, let’s discuss this bag. I’ve been in the market for a classic black tote, and I’ve been looking at a ton of them. The leather on this one is really soft and luxe, and I like that it’s unlined, although I don’t love all the seams inside. It’s also rather heavy, but the rounded straps are comfortable on the shoulder, and it’s a great size for everyday.

A couple others I had my eye on are this structured leather tote by Cuyana (I’ve heard great things) and the signet tote from J.Crew (I’m also crushing on the Soft Blossom color for spring AND it’s 30% off!) So many great bags… so little time… ha!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

We’ve been having some milder weather this week so I took the opportunity to wear my favorite mules. I wore these all over the mall on Wednesday, and I was very comfortable. Love these things.

I’m seriously thinking of adding the pink suede pair to my spring wardrobe… and I’m still thinking about the white ones. I wouldn’t do both white and pink, and the white are on sale… so maybe those! Actually, the white would work with this outfit.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

I kept my accessories simple — oversized pearl earrings and my trusty silver link bracelet. There’s really nothing too special about this outfit. I mean, it’s a sweater, jeans, flats, and a tote, but I love the color combination, and this sweater really pops against the black.

I added my black leather jacket when I went to the mall later that day… I actually meant to take a couple of shots with the jacket and forgot. Ooops! A classic trench would also look really sharp with this outfit for a more refined vibe.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT striped button cuff sweater, LOFT Modern Skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mika Mules, Boktier Perry Leather Tote. Fashion For Women Over 40. #fashion #winterstyle

LOFT striped button cuff sweater // AG jeans (option // Rebecca Minkoff Mika mules // Boktier Perry leather tote (option/option/option) // pearl earrings // silver link bracelet (option)

President’s Day Sales

There are a ton of great sales going on this weekend! Here are some of my favorites:

Ann Taylor // 40% off full price styles + extra 50% off sale styles with code GETMORE

Bloomingdale’s // Save 20-50% off regular priced items and 60-75% already reduced items

J.Crew // 30% off with code SOGOOD (includes that great Signet Tote!)

Kate Spade // Extra 30% off sale styles (including my favorite Mylie Hobo)

LOFT // 40% off purchase using code HAPPY + extra 50% off sale styles. (see all my LOFT Favorites)

Nordstrom // Up to 40% off sale items

Stella & Dot // Up to 50% off sale items

White House Black Market // BOGO 50% off tops and sweaters

Also, if you’re looking to build a casual capsule wardrobe, my friend Alison of the GYPO Style Challenges just launched her Closet Staples Casual Capsule Wardrobe Builder — a year-round capsule wardrobe of stylish and versatile casual clothes including a closet staples shopping list of 43 pieces covering all four seasons. It also includes 64 days of mix and match outfit ideas created from pieces on the list.

The price of the capsule is $39, and it’s perfect for the woman rebuilding her wardrobe or anyone who wants to refresh her classic closet basics and create mix and match outfits from them. I know a lot of people who have done her style challenges and really enjoy them.

Fashion Friday


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24 thoughts on “Spring Transition Outfit + President’s Weekend Sales

  1. This is such a cute sweater! I browsed the LOFT sale yesterday and they have so many cute pieces. I just wish their shipping weren’t so expensive! It definitely keeps me from placing an order many times, so maybe that’s a good thing fr my budget.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  2. Can you tell me if the Kate Spade neutral purse featured in your Faves is the Cobble Hill mylie or Jackson street mylie? I think there are links to both on various posts. Also, does it fit comfortably as a shoulder bag? I’m thinking of buying it today! Thx!!!

  3. Such a cute sweater, Jo-Lynne!  Perfectly styled, too.  I bet it would be adorable with a leather jacket or a trench!  Enjoy the long weekend!  In Upstate NY, the kids have the entire week off from school…but my kids will be spending the week in PA with their grandma and I am having a nice long kid-free vacation at home. 

    Shelbee 
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com 

  4. Good Morning and so sorry for that panic attack last night with the Loft website. I knew the sale would be all weekend but thought the free shipping over $75 was just yesterday 🤔anyways I purchased my 3 sweaters this morning and all is well. I also wanted to be sure you got credit and that I stayed linked to Loft from you post. I didn’t get this cute sweater (I have way too many stripped tops) but I loved it on you during your FB live and the whole time I wanted you to stand up so I could see how you styled it. Lol. I was thinking jeans but then, what shoes? But you answered all those questions here on todays post. You are incredible! Thanks so much for all you do! 

  5. LOVE everything about that sweater and the way you styled this outfit.  Enjoy the long weekend with the family.

  6. I waited so long to buy mules, but you, Cyndi, Sheaffer and Allison were all sporting them so I finally bought some mushroom colored ones from Sole Society. I’ve been wearing them with nearly all my outfits! They are way more versatile and comfortable than I would have thought. You’ve got me looking at those blush ones from Rebecca Minkoff as well! Happy Friday!

  7. Very cute sweater! I love the details on the sleeve. It might be short though as I’m 5’8”. What do you think? 
    Did you do something different with your hair? 

  8. I was heartsick that I drug my feet and missed the last big sale you posted on the Kate Spade Mylie bag. I’ve been checking their site a few times a week ever since and noticed yesterday that they had 30% off. Woo hoo! I bought it before I could give it a second thought and it’s already on its way to me. Thanks for always keeping us posted on the best stuff at the best prices!

  9. Wow I suppose it is almost presidents day. Living overseas, I feel like I always forget when the American holidays are happening. For me here in Spain, it’ll just be another normal week. I love that sweater and those shoes look like they would go with everything.

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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