When Our Sweater and Booties Match Each Other
Quote of the day: “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan
Now that fall is officially here and most of us have experienced the chill in the air, we tend to reach for our sweater and booties to keep warm. So I thought I’d see how we wear our cooler weather gear. Do you match the boots to the outfit?
This idea is really because of Paula in our Ageless Style Group, that you will be reading about tomorrow as will style our sweater and booties again, but with some other ideas!! I’d love to hear what you think.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: First let’s talk about my grey cardigan.
I went through a phase a couple of years ago when I was on a grey sweater kick. And this was one of the purchases. It may have been a phase, but it’s been a fabulous sweater that I have worn a ton. I think part of the love for me with this one, is the fact that it’s asymmetrical. You can see the back of it in one of the photos below.
I also have to showcase the purse and tunic that I’m wearing in these photos. They are from Drizzle and Shine, the eco boutique we visited in Seattle. The purse is one of those bucket bags design which I’ve seen on others, but didn’t have one for myself. But the real reason I had to buy it was the interesting design on the bottom of it. I have no idea why it’s like that. But it’s cool.
The other item I’m wearing from our Seattle trip, is this tunic.
You may look at my outfit and say, “what tunic?” The teal colored top you are seeing is actually a longer tunic, but I threw a skirt over top of it. I learned this trick from another blogger (and no, I can’t remember who). In fact the 3 of us showed this idea 2 years ago with a dress.
Layering your skirt like this is a great way to have more versatility in your closet. If you don’t have a top the color that you want, then check out your tunics selection. Or if your tunic is a little short for the day, then throw on a longer skirt.
You may think that I’m constantly buying new clothes. Okay….so I am, ha ha! But I also have a lot of items that have stood the test of time. Like both the sweater and booties. Like I said above, I’ve had the sweater for years. And the same with these booties. I know this because I used to wear them while I was working, and I’ve been retired over 4 years now.
Booties are quite the essential when you live in the colder regions, and these always look nice either with pants or dresses. That’s why I rounded up a bunch at the bottom of this post. Of course it’s good to have the basic colors, but there are fun ones available too.
By the way, the bracelet that I’m wearing, but didn’t get a closeup of, is one of my late Aunt Nancy’s bracelets. Ever since we styled her jewelry on the blog, I’ve been trying to remember to wear the sentimental pieces more.
Skirt: Ric Rac Designs (similar here)~~Cardigan: De Taille (similar here)~~Tunic: Threads 4 Thought (similar here)~~Boots: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s sweater and booties outfit, she’s showing the two with her business pants.
Amazingly, I didn’t even recommend this variety, but it looks like we are covering all the bases. I wore a skirt, my mom wore jeans, and now Nancy is showing the combination with dressier pants. You know that I couldn’t have planned that if I had tried, LOL.
I mean, let’s talk about how great ankle booties are for function. They keep you warm like a tall boot, but they fit under pants so much better. Of course with wider legged pants like these, it’s not always an issue. But it can be.
These booties are the pair that Jambu provided us earlier this fall. And do you know what Nancy told me just last week? That they are the most comfortable pair she owns. Now I know I was praising my Jambu shoes when I wrote that post, but it’s nice to hear others say the same thing. You are still able to get 10% off any full price purchase with the code JTouch17 until December 15.
Now let’s talk accessories.
These pom pom earrings earrings are from a company called Happiness Boutique as a gift to introduce you to their accessories. I’ve actually ordered accessories from the company in the past, and was extremely happy with their items and service. In fact, the necklace I wore last winter came from Happiness Boutique. And just to give you an idea of their customer service. When that necklace was first delivered it was broken. I sent them a photo and they replaced it easy as pie.
Nancy picked out these earrings herself, and has worn them a ton since we received them. In fact, if you look closely at our Seattle photos, you can see she was sporting them then. And Happiness Boutique will offer my readers 10% off any of their items over 19 euros with the code JTouchofstyle until December 6. FYI they have free shipping, and a rewards program if you are interested.
This burgundy cardigan has been a hard worker in Nancy’s closet. It seems like every fall the color burgundy makes a reappearance, and so it gets pulled out again and again. If you don’t have this color cardigan in your wardrobe, you might want to consider it. There are longer versions available, or the easy drape ones too.
Pants: Worthington (similar here)~~Cardigan: PBJ Sport (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here)~~Boots: Jambu c/o (here)~~Earrings: Happiness Boutique use code Jtouchofstyle for 10% off c/o (here)
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: One of the details that I didn’t realize until I put the photos together for this sweater and booties post is that we are all featuring different colors for our items.
I’m sure we all have black booties in our closets, along with black sweaters, but we all grabbed various colors for your viewing pleasure. So for my mom’s outfit, she started with her beige sweater and booties.
I want to point out that the shirt she is wearing under the cardigan doesn’t have the colors of the pants in it at all. Yet I think it goes nicely without being too matchy.
First let’s discuss these incredible jeans that my mom is wearing. She also just bought these at Drizzle and Shine, the eco boutique while we were in Seattle. Of course, let me point out that I found them and brought them to her in the dressing room. But especially since they fit her so perfectly, I was so glad she bought them, even though she doesn’t wear jeans a ton.
And they are bright. Maybe you have never thought that you needed bright colored jeans, but what a great way to add some life to the dreary winter days. Even if this color is a little too much for you, would you consider these or these?
There are so many details to talk about in these photos, so bear with me as I go on and on.
First let me give a shout out to Jude who made these earrings for my mom. Jude has been such an incredible person by reading and commenting on our blog for awhile now. She’s joined us with some outfits occasionally, and has even sent us gifts from time to time. We were so blessed to finally meet up with her when we all traveled to Seattle. That’s when she gave both Nancy and my mom some of these earrings that she had created.
Talking about creating things, so now I get to brag a little and tell you that I knitted this sweater for my mom many years ago. She bought the yarn when she was in Glasglow, Scotland, and brought it home for me to use to make a sweater for her.
You’ve seen these booties on my mom quite a few times. We showcased ankle booties a year ago when collaborating with Sheela & Eve, and these were the pair that my mom wore. I happen to think that a beige or lighter colored pair of booties can be a smart purchase. I know my mom doesn’t love wearing booties with skirts usually, but when I twist her arm, she’ll let me style these because they blend in with her coloring better.
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