If you are looking for the Ageless Style Link Up I regret to inform you that the ladies in the group decided to call it quits. I was not part of that decision and I was extremely disappointed the ladies did not want to do it anymore. I feel way too many link ups are ending and the reasons for them ending just make no sense at all to me. I was so excited to join the group, and I think I only participated in three challenges, and suddenly after years, they want to fold. It made me wonder "Was it me?". Oh well. I'd start my own link up but I always struggled with the link up codes. I just don't have the technical skills. But if there is any other over-40 fashion link up group that's wants a new blogger....I'm free!
I will be honest, ever since Covid, my fashion days came to an end. Because everything seems to be cancelled, other than grocery shopping and hiking, I mostly seem to be wearing activewear. I have not purchased one new piece of clothing in six months other than a $25.00 dress for a wedding and lots of face masks/neck gaiters. Since our activities are so limited now, my husband and I have been doing a lot of outdoor activities. I did have to buy new activewear when we had a sudden cold spell hit Wisconsin and got dumped with a record breaking six inches of snow. Due to this unexpected cold, I had to find activewear to keep me toasty warm while hiking. I tried Under Armour Cold Gear and just loved it! I hope to do an active wear fashion post soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to show you an outfit I wore to the Wisconsin Dells and a Dells Boat Tour the next day.
The evening before our boat ride it was a gorgeous, sunny, warm 65 degrees. We walked around the downtown Dells area and took these beautiful pictures as the sun set. It was so romantic.
I always check the weather and it was supposed to be warm all weekend, so I only brought this one outfit plus my active wear. Well, to our surprise (and everyone else's in the Dells area) the next day the temperatures never got out of the 40's so I was very ill-prepared for a Dells Boat tour.
On the sunny, warm day before the boat tour I was able to just wear a rust tee with a camel cardigan. The bottoms are jean leggings from Stitch Fix, and I wore camel booties on my feet. The camel infinity scarf is actually a neck gaiter to meet Covid restrictions. I am not one of those people who is terrified of getting Covid. I believe in the sovereignty of God and what will happen will happen. I trust Him for my protection and if He chooses to allow me to get the disease, I trust that is His will. For me, the neck gaiters work the best. I can wear it as a scarf around my neck, and they are easy peasy to pull up when I need to enter a building. So I have collected a lot of them, and when Covid ends, I can still use them as infinity scarves.
This is one of my favorite cardigans. I love thin knits that don't add a lot of bulk to my frame. The color works with so many of my outfits and I like the length.
As I said earlier, everything in this outfit is old as I'm not buying new clothes during Covid but I will link to something similar at the end of the post.
Because the next morning was so cold, I had to amend my outfit slightly. What I really needed was a parka, but unfortunately I didn't bring one. So to stay a little warmer I put my black activewear jacket on underneath my cardigan. It's so thin, it fit without looking bulky. Thankfully, I did have the foresight to bring a blanket scarf so I threw that over my shoulders. Scarves are such great additions when traveling. Always bring a scarf when you travel...they can be lifesavers if the weather changes suddenly, and they take up such little space in your luggage. In this picture, I left the scarf untied, but the wind from the boat kept blowing it off, so I eventually tied it in a knot in front as you will see in the next picture.
I'm still loving my brown hobo bag that was a present from my son. It's so big and roomy and the brown color is so fashionable right now.
Here is what the scarf looked like from the back. Yea, I know, you're probably all wondering what I'm looking at. But you'll have to wait till my next travel post to find out!
Rust Tee Shirt (old, TJMaxx, similar HERE), Beige Cardigan (old, TJMaxx, similar HERE), Jeggings (old, Stitch Fix, similar HERE), Beige Booties (old, DSW, similar HERE), Blanket Scarf (old, similar HERE), and Brown Cognac Bag (exact one still available HERE).
Have A Great Day! Amy
Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!
This is such a beautiful area, we got to chance to take this boat ride a few times. Once we visited in October and I remember how my dad was saying back then how it was too cold when we were on the boat, and this definitely reminds me of that time.ReplyDelete
It's a great outfit for the ride, the scarf definitely helps a little bit. I'm sorry to hear Ageless Style decided to call it quits. I enjoyed seeing what everyone was putting together. I'm familiar with linky tools and have an account for my monthly card challenge but not sure I'd have the confidence for a style challenge...
I do hope you'll still continue sharing fashion posts.
Thanks Ellie. I was sad to see it end too. The lead person had to drop out due to a busy schedule and it seemed everyone else just fell like dominoes. I will continue doing fashion posts, but due to Covid I don't go out as much nor do I buy new clothes so I can't do two fashion posts a week like I use to, but I will at least do one fashion post a month.Delete
So sorry the ageless style link up ended. I'm pretty impressed you've bought so little; I feel like I'm ordering new stuff all the time! You have a really cute outfit here. Our weather has been all over the place making it a bit tricky to know what to wear from one day to the next. We got snow on Friday and I was thinking that I really needed to look into warmer hiking gear as I don't want the cold weather to keep us cooped up inside.ReplyDelete
Me too. I know the sales have been hard to resist, but everything I'm tempted to buy something I ask myself "Where would I wear that?" and I can never come up with anything so I see how pointless it is to buy anything so I don't. If you need cold weather hiking gear, I really recommend Under Armor Cold Gear!Delete
I am sorry the link up ended! I actually have bought way to many clothes these past months but I will at least say that I also donated quite a few. You look so pretty for a fall outfit in this camel outfit! I love the idea of a neck gaiter and might have to try one! Good thing you had that extra jacket and blanket scarf! Good to always have something extra in the car!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry the link up ended too. Yes, so many women say they have kept shopping through the pandemic. I think it depends where you live and how locked down your state is. I went to Indiana this past summer and it was like a different world. You would never know there was a pandemic with the exception of the masks.Delete
I love that you are using gaiters as a scarf Amy!! I've still been shopping...too much for sure because of all of the sales!!ReplyDelete
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Jodie one of the hardest parts of the pandemic for me was obliging the mask mandate. I have tried so many different masks looking for anything that would work for me, and the neck gaiters I found to be the easiest, most comfortable, and convenient. Yes, the sales have been incredible and so hard to resist, but I have been successful!Delete
Looks like such a lovely day out. You look great.. love the blanket scarf as well.ReplyDelete
It was a beautiful day. Thank you!Delete
Amy, I am loving this easy fall outfit! The colors are so pretty and you have styled it perfectly. I always get excited when blanket scarf weather arrives! I had been wondering what happened to the Ageless Style Link Up. That's a bummer. But I just shared this post with the Stylish Monday group and we would like to invite you to join us each month! We are a group of over 40 bloggers and we post the second Monday of each month with a a style theme and a link up. I can't find your email to send you the details! Let me know what you think!ReplyDelete
thank you! Oh Shelbee, that would be awesome! I'd love to join your group. My email is listed on my contact page. If you look in the far right column, under the heading "Pages" it says contact/follow and you can find my email there.Delete
Great idea with the neck gaiter and wearing it as a scarf while not using it! I love your rust colored top and cardigan combination!ReplyDelete
thanks so much Laura!Delete
Amy, this casual look is super cute and looks totally pulled together. The plaid scarf over top is such a great touch! A side note: it couldn't possible be you as you are so darn nice!! Thanks for linking up with Ada and me this week.ReplyDelete
Awww, thanks Darlene! You are too sweet!Delete
What a nice colour combo with the rust tee and neutral cardi! :) I hardly shopped during Iso - stuck at home all day I didn't buy a lot, but I've since bought a couple of pieces here and there...haha. Still way under budget for this year though, I guess that's because I haven't been looking at new clothes in shops and online shopping is mostly essentials!ReplyDelete
It's a shame the linkup ended but they can be hard work to run - I know I wish I could spend a little more time with my linkup, but I do what I can :)
Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)
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Thanks Mica. I guess I really don't understand when bloggers say link ups are a lot of work. I managed one time to get a working code and it only took a few minutes, so I don't know what they mean by that.Delete
HI AMy! I love the plaid scarf and what a beautiful area. Over the summer it was warm enough here to eat outside and we did go to lunch . Now, with winter, I dont know what it'll hold. Your cardi with the jean leggings are lovely on you!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking