Athletic Shoes & Leggings Are Not Just for Youngins

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Athletic Shoes & Leggings Are Not Just for Youngins

Quote of the day: “Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become?” Anthony Robbins

Another good quote for all of us, I think! Have you defined who you are, by your outward appearance? Not that I think we should judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s only human nature to evaluate anything by how it looks. That’s why marketing is so important for merchandise, right?  So just think of yourself as a precious commodity, and clothe yourself that way!

On our quest to style our athletic shoes, we are now showing them with leggings. I found out after publishing an article in Sixty + Me about leggings (here) that most women love them beyond belief!! It was shocking to me, I have to admit, since I had only started wearing them once I started blogging. But that goes to show how much I don’t know, ha ha! However, I’m sure everyone wears jeans, so feel free to check out how we gave some pizzazz to the jeans & sneakers, here.

But just because you’re wearing leggings and sneakers, doesn’t mean you have to look like you came straight from the gym, unless you are coming from the gym!  Let’s welcome two of my readers, Jude, & Karen, below, who are joining along in this athletic shoe theme!!

Jude (blogette): So if you are coming from the gym, or yoga studio, why not have some fun athletic shoes like, Jude!!

The converse sneakers come in so many  different fun colors and prints! Like bright orange ones, here or metallic gold, here or even a print, here!

Karen (blogette): Karen said her sister suggested wearing the hat, and I like how it adds a little punch to her outfit!!

I have to admit, that if this shirt is a workout shirt, then I might be more motivated to work out!! The color and fit is so perfect!!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I was trying to come up with a way to showcase how you could go straight from the gym to run an errand and still look put together. One of my ideas was to have a fun vest in the car at all times, that you could quickly throw on as the focal point.

Ever since these long vests came on the market, I’ve been a huge fan! In fact, the three of us did a blog series about long vests here, here & here!

And don’t you think this would be an easy item to throw on that could make any workout wear look better? Of course yours wouldn’t have to be so bright like this one. But if you do like color there are so many different types in many different colors. Like a subdued one here, or print one here, or bright one here!

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Of course I got carried away and had to add in a scarf and earrings to my outfit, so there went the idea of adding only one piece to make your workout wear street smart- LOL!

But would it be bad to carry a scarf in your car all the time too? The only thing about this idea is then I wouldn’t have those particular items to style for other days. Yet if I were realistic, I would realize I have many other items that would work!!

Seriously though, scarves can be an easy addition to any outfit for many reasons. Need some color up by your face?  There’s a scarf for that! Too much print on your shirt for your comfort? There’s a scarf for that. Too much skin showing in your v-neck shirt? There’s even a scarf for that!

Style & Fashion made for the Older Women

And I know, I’ve addressed the arm warmers many times in the past, and here I am wearing them again. They may seem like a winter item, but I feel like they work even better in the transitional seasons.

In the winter you probably layer because it is really cold. But I know, for me, the spring days will start off cool, and then get much warmer by midday. So the arm warmers are that extra layers without taking something off over your head! I even reworked the DIY Arm Warmers post, here recently, so I wouldn’t mind if you checked it out and gave me your thoughts!

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These are my LuLaRoe leggings that I purchased this winter. I’m sure most of you have heard about this company by now.

I realize that many older women would not consider print leggings as part of their outfit. Sure, maybe for pilates class or the gym, but not for running errands. And I’m still on the fence about them. I really did love wearing them under my skirt, here.

But if I’m rational about it, what’s the huge difference between print pants and print leggings, right? So have a gander at some fun, print leggings here and here. And if we think about the fact that you could wear them for your fitness class and for everyday, then you’re being versatile with your clothing!

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Leggings: LuLaRoe (similar here)~~Vest: The Limited (similar here)~~Top: LuLaRoe (similar here)~~Shoes: Guess (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Arm Warmers: DIYed (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s outfit with her leggings & sneakers, she chose her bedazzled tunic that she bought in Vegas when we were on our Christmas holiday together.

She wore this tunic during our white jean series here. So now you can compare the same tunic with dark leggings, and white jeans. Do you have a preference?

Since tunics are the perfect addition to leggings, I thought I’d show you some other fun ones. This one would be perfect for the summer time! And for those of you who like their print tops, this one is lovely! Of course, I couldn’t leave out anyone, so here’s a solid colored one for the warm weather!

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Since the tunic has a lot of rhinestone beads at the top portion of it, she pulled out her rhinestone jewelry too!

Now there’s another old fashioned rule for you! Don’t wear rhinestones before 6pm! Anyone else remember that one? Well for those of you who like their sparkles all day and every day, boy do I have some fun items! A gorgeous necklace is something that will never go out of style, here. Or chokers are definitely a modern item right now! Then there are the longer necklaces, that will add that vertical dimension that most of us crave!

As for the other accessories, check out these two bracelets for bling, here & here. And then for your ears, you could go long, here! Or if you prefer short, here!

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And I’ll let you in on a little secret. These leggings are Nancy’s work out ones! But they are more lightweight than her other ones, and really look just as good!

So does it matter if your leggings are yoga pants or “real” leggings? Is there really a difference? I feel like the only real aspect to care about is how they feel when you’re moving. You don’t want them too thin that you can see through them, and you want them to have enough give so you can stretch how you need to! So go ahead and wear your workout leggings around. These are nice because they cover your belly! Or these could be fun with a black tunic!

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Here’s a great view of all of the bling on the back of Nancy’s shirt too. I know most of us really concentrate about how we look from the front, but there are just as many people that see us from behind, right?

I have to just show you some of the fun shirts out there that have an interesting view from the back! Here’s one fun example or here’s another one! Now you may say to me, how do I keep my bra from showing? And that could be a concern. Then you get this one instead!!

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Leggings: Paradox (similar here)~~Tunic: Vocal (similar here)~~Shoes: Cole Haan (here I found them on sale for you!)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now we have all heard that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, right? So here is where I get my love of accessories! Not only did my mom make her scarf, but she has a gadget to add to the scarf!! Check out the video below to see a different way to tie an infinity scarf!

I could see how there would be two different camps about infinity scarves. There could be those people that love them because they don’t have to figure them out! And then there could be those women that think they are too boring! Do you fall into one of these categories?

Either way, there are certainly some pretty designs for these scarves. Of course, there are colorful print ones like this, neutral printed ones here, and solid colored ones here!

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Now my mom’s leggings aren’t quite as tight as what most people think leggings should be. The only reason for that is because she bought them bigger so they wouldn’t be as tight.

For those of you that don’t love the idea of clothing so tight to your rear, then this could be the easy way around it! Just because you normally take a medium size, why not order the large for a little more room? No other person in this world will know what size your leggings are, right?

And if you’re interested in trying out some leggings for the summer months, I put together some options at the bottom of the post!! Tell me your favorites!!

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I do love the bright color shirt that we added under this tunic. I know my mom usually gravitates towards a black shirt with it, but the pink looks better nearer her skin, I think!

Most of us aren’t ones that would make our own t-shirt. Even if I could, I’m not sure I’d spend the time for this item. I mean, look…I can buy one here or here for under $10

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The tunic is a creation of my mother’s doing!! Of course, where else would you find a tunic that has sewing paraphernalia all over it?

I will be honest and say, it’s not my favorite piece of hers. Only because of the material that was used to make it. It’s a burlap material, and because of this it’s very stiff. You don’t notice it as much when she’s standing up, but when she sits, the material bunches up!

But that doesn’t mean I can’t find a fun tunic that wouldn’t bunch up for you! Like this one is under $10 or this one has embroidery!

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Now here’s my mom in a video showing how she styled her infinity scarf! Cheer her on by giving it a thumbs up on You Tube!!

Pants: Way (similar here)~~Tunic: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shirt Under: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Mossimo (similar here)~~Scarf: Mom made it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (here)

Leggings and sneakers can be dressed up to look great on any age, don’t you think? Or as I like to say, add in bling, color & accessories and you can’t go wrong!

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  • Hannah Adkins

    I totally agree, leggings aren’t just for young people! You girls rock the atheliesure flawlessly!
    Thanks for linking up with us on the Wearable Wednesday link up Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Hannah!!
      🙂

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie your post has been chosen as most popular at the Sweet Inspiration Link Party! Congratulations!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How exciting, Mary!!!
      Thanks for letting me know—is it that time already???
      XOXO

      • Mary Kalpos

        It starts 11 am Eastern Standard Time.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • Peachy

    I’m not into leggings but I pretty much live in my yoga pants. Don’t do much yoga though. #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m not even sure there is a difference between yoga pants & leggings (unless you consider the flare of the legs)….I’m sure you are doing yoga daily—you stretch to pick up your food, you stretch to get the remote…LOL!!!
      Thanks for stopping by Peachy!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Jodie, It took me some time before I would venture into tights but now I love them and wear them all the time but always with longer tops.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You sound like me Bernadette. I remember when my step mom was talking about them, and I’m sure I just rolled my eyes thinking “is she crazy?”. So now I guess I have to call myself crazy!! LOL
      🙂

  • Yes, I think they an be worn. If worn correctly ad stylishly. You have all done a great job here.
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • I think you can wear almost anything at any age, but the things you put with them will depend on your size, shape, age and the look you want to achieve. And you need to feel comfortable and confident. Everyone looks lovely 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You really hit the nail on the head!! That’s exactly what I was trying to say!! Thanks!! 🙂

  • Carol Cameleon

    I love plain leggings with a funky and/or bright tunic. It’s what I tend to live in! Love those patterned leggings, though I need some plain tops first. #lovinlifelinky

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carol!!
      I wasn’t very excited about print leggings at first—but after my first pair, I was hooked!!
      🙂

  • Michelle Leslie

    Oooooo I love my leggings and I never work out 😉 Great styling tips as always Jodie and I loved your mom’s video

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That made me laugh Michelle!! I haven’t been working out much lately, but maybe people will think I do if I wear my leggings a lot? Ha ha!!

  • Sarah Stockley

    I agree leggings can be worn by any age group – they are so versatile and can be dressed up or worn casually. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for your thoughts Sarah!!
      It’s nice to know I’m not the only one that thinks this way!!
      🙂

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Leggings and sneakers have been my uniform these last three weeks as I am addicted to my fitbit and earning activity points on my Weight Watcher app, lol.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, that’s the perfect reason to wear these items, Tracey!!!

  • Melissa

    Leggings regardless what your age is!! My mom thinks leggings are only for girls in their twenties, I’ll definitely have to show her this post since she doesn’t believe me lol. I love how you incorporated a pair of leggings more on the loose fit side.
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And I can see why your mom probably thinks that, Melissa. Especially when you normally see them on the young girls!!
      If us older women start wearing them more and looking fantastic—it could change a lot of women’s minds (I hope!!)
      Definitely introduce your mom to my blog—I’d love it if she’d follow us and give us some input too!!
      XOXO

  • kristin mccarthy

    Leggings for everyone! My mom probably has one hundred pair!
    #fanfriday

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love hearing that Kristin!! Your mom should read my blog!! 🙂

  • “Leggings” is my middle name, Jodie – I wear them year round styled many ways, and use them as PJ bottoms once they get a tad ragged – but most of mine are black (no surprise there, right?)

    I just hit a clearance sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought 5 more pairs (2 fleece-lined) for about $25 plus tax (RUN, don’t walk to your own BBB to see if they have them too – that is an AMAZING price!). Since I will, no doubt, still be wearing leggings when I’m 90+, I probably should have bought them out!!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Girl!!! You crack me up more than you know!!
      I’m assuming you used your BBB coupon too??? 🙂

  • Very fond of a printed legging. My favourite ones are Gorman Pantone blue with fun polkadots!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kimba!! Because really—who doesn’t like polka dots???
      🙂

  • I love leggings, they are so comfy and even more so now where you can so many different styles – the world is your oyster X #brilliantblogposts

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great way to look at life!! The world is our oyster!!!
      Thanks for chiming in!!!
      🙂

  • Love how your styled the leggings!!! ALl the outfits look so comfy!!!! I have a few pair of leggings.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s amazing how every aged woman loves her leggings, Stephanie!!
      Thanks so much for chiming in!!

  • Chloe

    Hi, I love wearing leggings long and short. I stick to black and blue I need to find some jazzy ones now #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for chiming in Chloe!!
      🙂

  • Mother Daughter

    It is funny that we both wrote about leggings. lol I am not a big fan though I own lots, since I sell Lularoe. lol I do wear them around the house though and out if I find something to wear with them that will cover my bum.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so me, too, Victoria!!
      They definitely get more wear around the house than anyplace else!!

  • Laura

    I like leggings as long as certain parts are covered. They are great with a wide range of things! It’s great that you all have pretty pink and purple tones on today! You all compliment each other!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How funny you noticed that Laura!! Because it wasn’t until I was putting our photos together that I realized that. I always makes me wonder if it’s a subconscious thing or just the fact of the clothes we have in our closets!!
      🙂

      • Laura

        I do the same thing when laying out my daughter’s clothes! I realize when we get dressed that we are wearing similar colors or items! It’s so funny!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’m so glad it’s not just me!!! 🙂

  • I’m in the “leggings are not pants” camp too! I only wear them to exercise in and wouldn’t go out in them. I stood behind a biggish girl in leggings the other day – unfortunately they were slightly see-through and I could clearly see much more than I bargained for. Definitely important to cover down to around mid-thigh in my opinion (just as you’ve done) #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s always amazing to me how well the leggings posts do on the blog! Yet they are still not my favorites—I always feel so naked when I go out in public in them.
      Maybe because we see the inappropriate ones??
      Thanks for chiming in Lyndall!!
      🙂

  • I love leggings but not as pants. I do want to get some of the printed ones as I love them. As long as I wear a sweater or top that is as long as a dress I’ll wear them as they are so comfortable. And you all look great in them even as pants. I just can’t do it! #seniorsalon

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hear you Molly!! I was just saying to my husband last night that it’s so amazing how well my leggings posts do on the blog, but I still am not the hugest fan of leggings. I get that they are comfy—but they just seem so casual…..
      🙂

  • Min Write of the Middle

    This time Nancy’s outfit is my favourite! She looks fantastic! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Nancy will love to hear you say that, Min!
      In fact this tunic is her favorite lately, and she just pulled it out for another post!!
      🙂

  • I always stick with the “leggings aren’t pants” motto – I’ll wear them around the house, I’ll exercise /walk in them – but anywhere else they are only worn if I have a top that covers down to mid thigh. I’ve seen too many “large” ladies with bulges on display that I could have done without witnessing – I noticed all your outfits covered the important bits 🙂
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe it’s our age that makes us feel this way, Leanne? (not that you’re aged….LOL). But I was just commenting to my husband last night that it always amazes me that these leggings posts do so well on the blog, yet it’s still not my favorite item. I still feel like I’m in my pjs when I leave the house in them!!
      🙂

  • Leggings – yes, you’re talking my language! As for the arm warmers, though – I’ve never come across them before… #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You have to try the arm warmers, Jo!! They are amazing!!

  • I love leggings! I do go for solid colors when wearing leggings and make sure to wear a long t shirt or tunic if I’m going out in public!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally agree Ruth!!
      🙂

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Gotta love leggings and tennis shoes! I bought a black pair of corduroy leggings (Vera Wang) and I LOVE them. It has still been cold in my house, where I work, so I practically live in them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oooohhh…corduroy leggings sound fabulous, Terri!!
      I’m always bundled up in our house too–sometimes I go outside just to warm up, LOL!
      🙂

  • Y’all are adorable in this post! Love all of you in leggings.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!! 🙂

  • You all styled this so well! A longer top is key for me when going out in public in leggings.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Me too!!
      🙂

  • AModernMomBlog

    I definitely agree that leggings are for all ages. You guys look great! I think my favorite leggings are the polka dot ones on Jodie

    Happy Wednesday
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carly!!

  • The little scarf gadget your mom used is so cool!! Great new way to tie a scarf.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Brooke—my mom is kinda the queen of gadgets—for clothing or the kitchen! LOL!

  • Hi Jodie! I am having so much fun catching up with all my lovely blogger friend’s blogs! I love this post because I am a big fan of athleisure style! I think women look great in this style but it also helps me stay motivated to keep moving and exercise. You all look so cute in your outfits as usual! Now I have to get moving and head out for a run. Peace! Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you’re right Cheryl! This could be the best motivation to get out and walk or exercise!! At least you wouldn’t have the excuse that you don’t have the clothes for it, ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • Love how all these looks incorporate this casual trend. I love your leggings especially. The print is so fun and pretty. Every woman need a good pair of leggings.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      I do think the print leggings are now a little more daring!! Of course, I haven’t worn them many times yet—I need to be braver, ha ha!

  • Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻❤️❤️❤️

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carolina!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I want to encourage “mature” women who haven’t tried leggings to seriously consider them. I’m 65, and the outfit I chose for this post is typical of what I wear for Yoga and Zumba but also for my at home workouts. If I’m going to do errands following a workout I wear a longer sweater, short athletic design skirt (check Sam’s Club) or a tunic length top. If you own a dress that you think you can’t wear because it’s too short for you…try it with leggings!! I especially favor capri length leggings with skirts or dresses. Jodie’s post shows you the versatility of your sneakers but please consider the versatility of the legging. Don’t let someone elses notions of what constitutes age appropriate clothing stop you. YOU make your own fashion rules and COMFORT makes a worthy guideline.
    Jodie, Charlotte, and Nancy do us a service by encouraging us to think outside our self imposed limitations. They beautifully illustrate great styling options that truly can work for “every woman”. Go ahead and have fun, fashion should be about expressing YOU. Brain building, creative and very liberating!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      OMG, Jude!!
      You are such a treasure and here you are cheerleading the cause!!
      You really never cease to amaze me!
      I may just print this and put it by my computer when I’m feeling like no one is reading/following my blog—it’ll pull me out of a funk instantly!!
      XOXO

      • Judy Gramith

        You all deserve to be applauded for what you offer. Your blog uniquely provides three styling ideas ( and often more!) for the price of one. You are sincere, helpful, and loveable. I’m happy to toot a horn for you any time Jodie!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          You just made my day, Jude!! 🙂

  • You guys look so cute as always. Loving those leopard sneakers!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!! My mom certainly knows how to make a statement, right?

  • Nicole Mölders

    Your scarf is so chic

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nicole!!

  • Lesley Watson

    I LOVE leggings! I don’t really have the figure to wear them, but with a tunic or long sweater to hide the undesirable body parts I feel sleek and stylish. They are the most comfortable piece of clothing ever invented for women. I’ve chosen to ignore the blog advice that says women over 50 should NOT EVER wear leggings. Bah Humbug. Love this post Jodie & Co.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think ignoring half of what we hear is always good advice, LOL!
      Remember when eggs weren’t good for us? Or fat? We just need the gumption to counteract everything we read!!
      Thanks for the love Lesley!! In fact, I’m wearing some under a dress today in real life! They are so fabulous!!

  • Aww loved Charlottes video! It is a lovely way to wear the scarf!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! I was so happy that mom said she’s do the video—it’s more fun to have others join in instead of just hearing me drone on and on. LOL!

  • I love my leggings & sneakers on the weekends. It was so smart of you all to keep your tops long! I always try to pair my leggings with a tunic top

    http://michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And the funny thing is when you’re retired, it’s like every day is the weekend!! Now I tend to dress up more on Saturdays, just to switch it up!! 🙂

  • Loving all of these different looks! Such a comfy combo and of course everyone can wear it!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!

  • Denise Brown Swain

    OMG! Jodie! You hit the nail on the head. I appreciate this post so much. I struggled with this very topic for about two years. Finally! Last year, I found the right “look” and I have been rocking ever since. I value the time and courage on such a “sticky” and “tight” topic.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Denise for your input!!
      I think you’re exactly right that maybe at first it doesn’t feel right or we’re not pairing the pieces with the right items—-but once we get it, isn’t it the best???
      🙂

  • Queen of Rods

    I have to comment on your mother’s scarf videos. So cute. What a treasure she is 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Do you want her? (Ha ha—totally kidding—it’s what she used to say about me!!)
      I was very happy that she was up to doing this video (and a couple others that you’ll see next week)!! 🙂
      Thanks for the love, Janet!! I hope you are doing well!!! XOXO

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Yes, they are not just for working out. Not only are leggings and cute tennis shoe stylish, but they are so so versatile! You all look cute as can be!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • Mireille

    Love the long vest idea! Will be on the lookout as I go thrifting this morning. Going to try to look for things I don’t usually buy like you all did last week 😊

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oooohhhh….have a fabulous time Mireille! I now have a couple of these long vests—but if you don’t find one, I’ve also converted a long blazer by removing the sleeves!!
      🙂

      • Mireille

        No long vest but scored a great grey peacoat winter coat (hopefully we will have a colder winter this year) and an awesome blue tunic among other things!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          How fabulous!! 🙂

  • I love the visiting ladies showing us their style too! It’s so nice to get different perspectives and different body types! I think you patterned leggings look great and I wouldn’t have even thought twice about them. I love how you put the vest over your workout outfit and it looks totally legit! Have a great Wednesday Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      I still have a hard time going out in public in my workout gear—it must be from all those years of watching What Not to Wear–LOL!!

  • Karen

    This is such a fun post! What a great idea about keeping a vest and a scarf in the car! Genius! I love your patterned leggings and always am drawn to the patterned ones when I see them! I love the new floral ones for spring. The versatility of scarves can’t be overstated, there is one for every need! I love how your mom has styled her infinity scarf and will have to watch the video! Your vest is a gorgeous color and looks great with your leggings and your skin tone. (I love pink!!) (Oh yes, the top I’m wearing is a workout top, an older one from an Orvis store. It also works with jeans though!) I like Nancy’s tunic with the dark leggings. It creates a nice, long line. It’s good with the white jeans, a little dressier, so it’s nice to be able to wear it different ways for completely different looks! And oh my! Rhinestones!!! Love them!!! (I remember that rule about 6 p.m.!) I have a rhinestone watch that was my grandmother’s, very old, and I wear it even though it doesn’t keep time!! Your mom’s creative outfit is just so much fun! I have seen that burlap in a fabric store and wondered what you’d do with it, but now I see. It would also be cute made into a bomber jacket I think. Cute, graphic design and lots of texture! Her sense of fun really comes through here. Her scarf and your scarf are beautiful! She made that? She’s really amazing! Jude has some great sneakers, doesn’t she? Those leggings she’s wearing are great for working out, yet you could easily run errands after the gym with what she has on! The t-shirt provides enough coverage to take you other places which is important when you are wearing leggings for things other than working out! I am still on the fence with the whole “athleisure” look that is so popular now, but seeing posts like this makes me think that I could dabble in the trend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think I’m more like you, Karen. When I first read about this athleisure trend, I was so against it. Like, aren’t we casual enough? But then I also don’t want to appear frumpy because I’m not willing to get with the times! It’s such a conundrum.
      We just watched the movie Hidden Figures–and I loved seeing all the dresses that women wore—even for everyday! I wonder why I yearn for that. Probably only because it’s different that what we experience now—whereas if I was living in that time, I’d probably want to be able to wear jeans—funny, huh?
      What a great idea to make a bomber jacket out of burlap—my mom might even have material left over for that? Wouldn’t that be cute??
      Thanks so much for joining in—I think it’s the best part of my day when other women want to be part of the blog!!
      XOXO

  • Great job in showing how versatile leggings can be, for all ages. You’ve done marvels with your zingy vest and scarf. And Nancy and Charlotte show that with a tunic or longer top, leggings can be dressy. I’ve never heard of LuLaRoe though Andrea also showed herself in a pair of their leggings. I guess they haven’t promoted themselves over here yet.
    Gail

    • Jodie Filogomo

      With all of the hoopla over LuLaRoe over here—maybe you should start the buzz over there, Gail!! It’s amazing to me how popular it’s gotten!!
      XOXO

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Wow Jodie, armwarmers! soo cool!! All of you looks fantastic in Leggings. Leggings with accessoires, and longer wider tunic, veste, etc. looks like streetstyle I think. With slimfit sportsshirt and sportschoes like on the way to the gym.
    I wish you a nice day, xo Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!
      I am amazed at how much I like my arm warmers–at first I thought they were a little silly!
      XOXO