Friday, December 6, 2013

Fashion Over Fifty: The Sweater Dress

Hello!  This week's Fashion Over Fifty post is all about the sweater dress.  I love sweater dresses!  They are so warm and comfy, yet dressy at the same time. However,   I don't really wear my sweater dresses as a dress, but I wear them more like long tunics.  I usually wear them with tights, leggings, or skinny jeans for modesty reasons.

Now Charming Charlies is normally considered an accessory store, but did you know they also sell clothing?  I've only purchased jewelry and scarves from them before, but this visit I only purchased clothes, like this sweater dress .  It has a cream base with a black Aztec print.  I wore the dress with black leggings from Express that zip at the ankle and a black scarf.

 I really must get myself to the make up store as soon as I have some free time, because I've noticed in all my photographs that the skin on my face is darker than the skin on my neck.  Do you know why?  I bought the make up during the summer when my skin was darker.  Now that my skin has lightened a bit,  my foundation isn't the right color.  I'm just so busy  with work, I  can't get over to the mall.  Ugh!  Anyway, this close up shows my earrings that I wore with this outfit.  It's a silver and black drop earring.
 The only other jewelry I wore was this sparkly silver and black bangle from Charming Charlies.

 My shoes are simple black textured flats with a black bow on top.  They are from Express.

 For outwear, I wore this fur trim grey wool coat from J.C.Penney.  I hate winter, not only because of the cold, but because of how huge I look due to all the layers of clothing I have to wear to keep warm.  Every spring when I shed the layers of clothing I've worn all winter, someone inevitably asks me 'Did you lose weight?' and I always reply 'No, this is just what I look like under four layers of clothes.'.  Lol!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Oh love this style, superb !

  2. Really cute outfit and I love those shoes!

  3. I just love sweater dresses - so comfy, yet chic! Great look. Thanks for linking up.


  4. You look beautiful Amy!! Love the fashion and you look stunning in the sweater dress. I wear leggings and etc. with that style now as well.
    hugs, Chris

  5. Love the pattern on your sweater, such a warm and cozy look!

  6. This is a great dress! I've been to a Charming Charlie store once, and loved it. Too bad there isn't one within 2.5 hours of me =(
    This Ever Evolving Life

  7. Loving the sweater dress and love, love the bracelet!

  8. I really love this sweater dress, beautiful pattern! Not sure which way I prefer, I am sort of leaning towards the first post with the flats, but it really looks pretty both ways.
    Have fun hiking, and be sure to post photos!


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