Friday, October 9, 2015

Fashion Over Fifty: Mixing Stripes with Leopard

I have Lauren to thank for this Friday's Fashion Post.  I was inspired by her Mixing Stripes and Leopard for Fall post.  I loved her outfit so much I decided to try it myself using similar pieces from my own closet.  That is the main reason I follow fashion blogs and do fashion posts myself:  to inspire and encourage myself and other women to try new fashion ideas.  I never would have thought of mixing stripes with a leopard print before I saw it on Lauren's post.  The mix of the two different prints work because the stripe print is softer than the leopard print.

Everything in my outfit today is old except for the shoes.  The grey striped shirt is from Express and I've shown it to you before HERE paired with a solid grey scarf (see, mixing prints is generally not my first thought.  I had a print in the shirt, so I paired it with a solid…that's my usual go-to-formula).

I usually wear a necklace under my scarves in case I get hot and take the scarf off.  I never want to be under-accessorized.  Here I'm wearing the same simple butterfly necklace I showed you on Monday's Fashion Post.

And these are my new suede booties!  Oh, how I love these shoes!  They are so cute!  I got them from J.C. Penney.  They are available in this tan color and in black.  I chose this color because I already have plenty of black booties!

The unique wedge shape makes your feet look smaller (a must, as I wear a size 9), and are more comfortable for walking than a heeled bootie.  However, on the day I wore these shoes I was walking A LOT, and my feet were really hurting at the end of the day.  But, that could be just me.  Usually if I know I'll be walking a lot I wear flats because I do tend to get sore feet.

My bag is also from JCP and is super old.  My bracelet I picked up last fall on my vacation out west.

We found beautiful fall foliage to take pictures, but unfortunately the sun was not cooperating.  It was starting to set, so it was very strong.  I tried my best to edit the photos with various filters, but there wasn't much I could do.  I wanted to share the pictures with you anyway, because I thought the fall sun and fall leaves were just too pretty!

My Olive Green jacket I bought years ago at Dress Barn.  It's not a store I usually shop, but every now and then I find something.  This was one of those items.  I absolutely love it because it's thin so it is the perfect outer layer to wear when the temperature is a bit chilly, but not chilly enough to warrant wearing a real jacket.  It is also a shorter length and more form fitting, making it suitable to wear as a blazer, and not just as outer wear.  I've shown this jacket to you two years ago in THIS POST.

 The distressed Boyfriend jeans are from Stitch Fix.  And speaking of distressed boyfriend jeans, have you seen the video on Facebook that shows you how to keep the holes in your jeans from getting too big?  I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going too!  So happy there is a solution to keep my distressed denim just the way I like it!

I just love all the fall colors!  We were a couple of hours north of where we live when we took these pictures.  We are going to take fall drives for the next two weekends, and possibly even a fall hike in one of our State Parks, just to enjoy all this beauty before it's gone!

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Stripes and leopard is always a great combo!


  2. I always love stripes and leopard together! This is such a cute relaxed look!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Great look, love the jacket (I have one similar) and I think I need to get a leopard print scarf.

  4. Great look! Love the stripes and leopard! And those desert boots!!


  5. I have been pushing back on pulling out my autumn attire, but am looking forward to wearing my animal print scarves again. #HighStyleLinkUp

  6. The stripes and leopard look great together and those look just like my TOMS booties I just got!


  7. This is the style i really like Amy, you look so good!!
    Have a nice weekend, Ageeth

  8. I love the grey booties! They will be so versatile this fall/winter!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  9. I really like your style! I'm in love with the booties and scarf! Thanks for linking up at Favorite Fashion Friday!

  10. I have always loved little wedge oxford booties. Your taupe pair is perfect. The little leopard scarf adds something fun to this cute casual outfit, also. =)

  11. A perfect fall outfit! I love stripes and leopard together.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  12. Love this look, Amy! Stripes and leopard are so fun together, and the addition of your olive jacket suits this perfectly. Oh, your new wedge booties are soooo cute!!!! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  13. Love this outfit. It says "effortlessly chic" to me. A city casual but elegant look. Well styled.


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