Sweater Weather Includes Booties and Sweaters
Quote of the day: “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” William James
Since it’s the first Tuesday of the month and what I’d consider sweater weather, the ageless style group is coming to you full of sweaters and bootie styles. Let me just tell you how funny Paula is when she announced this theme. This is what she emailed us: “I’m keeping with a fall vibe, so let’s get cozy (my favorite thing to be 😍) in … Booties and Sweaters . Bottoms optional 😳 …. I mean, wear whatever you like on the bottom, or maybe you’ll choose a sweater dress… but do please cover the “other bootie”. 😘 😂”
This is exactly the kind of woman I love to hang around. Because all I would be doing the entire time is laughing. Maybe I’m attracted to this personality because I’m usually so serious? And I realize that I need some more fun and games in my life?
Anyways, we started out matching the sweater to the booties in our last post. So this post for the three of us is all about the sweater and booties not matching each other.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: When I think of sweater weather, I think about pulling out my knitted creations to show off.
It’s funny because I don’t think of the sweaters that I knitted as being very stylish. Maybe that’s because they aren’t usually something you see at any of the stores, or on any blogger around. But then again, that’s why I started knitting in the first place. To have something original and unique.
Since I was trying to make sure we didn’t match our sweaters to our booties, I pulled out my purple booties and grey sweater. And then added in a purple top to tie it all together.
I also wanted to showcase my new tassel earrings from Happiness Boutique. If you look close at some of the photos of our Seattle meetup, you can see I’ve already worn these a lot! This website has a bunch of great items, and you can get 10% off anything along with free shipping with the code jtouchofstyle.
Even though they are more of a burgundy, and my top is a purple color, I thought they still went with the trim of the sweater. Besides, I guess I don’t have any purple earrings in my collection. So that’s my rationale for wearing these.
So let me tell you about this sweater.
This is a linen stitch for this cardigan so it doesn’t look like your normal knitting sweater. In fact, I put together 3 different yarns for this because I wanted to create something a little more colorful than just grey. I had picked up this furry trim in Albuquerque when we were there many years ago for a knitting event.
Because of the trim, I figured I didn’t need a necklace or any other accessory at my neck. I did grab my yellow purse because I thought it added a pop of color, and because it was a crossbody version.
My jeans are these coated jeans that I have 3 different pairs in my closet. Once I found this kind of jeans, I was hooked because they don’t accumulate the pet hair that seems to be all over my house. (Does that mean I’m a terrible house keeper? Probably….)
The jeans look a little like leather because of the shine, but they aren’t. Seriously, if you have any pets in your home, I’d recommend trying these.
Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Cardigan: I knitted it (similar here)~~Top: Lilac-thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Crown Vintage (similar here)~~Earrings: Happiness Boutique c/o (here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s sweater weather outfit, we tried to match her boots to her jeans and her top but not her sweater.
You might recognize this sweater from our orange and black post that we put together for Halloween. It’s such a fabulous bright color that is so eye catching when matched with the darker hues we usually wear during the colder months.
The shirt that Nancy is wearing is the top she received from Covered Perfectly this spring. It’s become one of Nancy’s favorite tops because the color always looks so nice on her, and it has the band at the bottom of it. Even though it has the bell sleeves, they are soft enough that the cardigan goes over them just fine.
And then this top is the perfect canvas for a fabulous statement necklace. The nicest thing is you don’t have to spend a lot on necklaces to have an interesting selection. There are many stores that carry neat ones like this one or this one. Or you can always sign up for Rocksbox , get your first month free with the code JTouchofstylexoxo and have a couple different ones sent to you throughout the month.
Now I’ve shown quite a few unusual colors for our ankle boots in this post.
With my purple ones above, and my mom’s red ones below, and now Nancy’s light blue ones, these are all certainly colors that may not be considered basic selections. Nancy and I picked these out 2 years ago while shopping because I thought they’d be perfect with all of her jeans.
The funny thing is that now that we’ve been blogging, she doesn’t end up wearing her jeans quite as often as before. Well, let’s just say I don’t see her in them as much. But the light blue booties are a fun color to play around with in her outfits.
But even if the ankle boots aren’t a basic color, I think the jeans are.
Grey jeans, are certainly a versatile item that goes with everything. Do you have a pair?
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom is covering her booty with a sweater dress and ankle boots.
She is wearing hose with this outfit on this day, and when it gets colder, I’m sure she’ll be breaking out the tights also. If we were trying to match the sweater to her boots, we could have chosen navy boots. But I think pulling the red out of the print in the dress, adds a nice contrast to the look.
The fair isle detail is such a great way to add some interest to the dress without having to wear a necklace. That being said, my mom is an accessory junkie, and so we added in a small scarf to the mix.
Red ankle boots are having their day right now.
I’ve been seeing boots like these on tons of bloggers lately. Now you can tell that my mom’s are an older version because of the heel. But she’s certainly gotten her money’s worth out of them because she found these while she was thrifting. There really are some hot red boots that any aged woman could wear with lower heels. For instance, if you like patent leather then you’ll love these. Or if you like the darker red boots, then this pair would be nice.
This is a perfect example of how we should be open to shopping at new stores, at any age. Because my mom bought this dress at Charming Charlie. You may not think of getting clothes there, but there are certainly some inexpensive pieces that could work for you.
She’s actually worn this dress quite a few times on the blog. The last time the dress made an appearance was when we were showcasing my mom’s OTK boots with it. These dresses are a great way to dress up in the winter but not sacrifice style or warmth. If you don’t have one then let me introduce you to a black one or a grey one.
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And since it’s sweater weather, I found some more knitted love for you. Keep in mind, these are a great deal, because it would cost me a lot more to knit one for you. Just the yarn alone is usually over $100.