Hello! For this week's Fashion Over Fifty post I have a spring outfit to show you thanks to the beautiful state of Tennessee! These pictures were taken on the gorgeous estate of one of our former presidents: Andrew Jackson. Tennessee's flowering trees are all in bloom, as well as their spring bulbs: what a great backdrop for taking fashion photos!
I love a feminine look, but I'm way too old to look 'girly', so I like to break it up by mixing in a little edge with my 'girly' clothing items. One way to do this is by mixing in rougher fabrics like denim with softer florals and pastel colors. In the outfit below, I have a pastel floral shirt and a pink flowing gauze scarf with a more rugged denim jacket and pinstripe skinny jeans. The trendy shoes with multiple straps really ties the whole outfit together.PayLess on a day they were having a huge 'Comfort Shoe Sale'. I haven't purchased a pair of shoes at PayLess for years, I normally buy all my shoes at Famous Footwear or a major department store like Macy's or Younkers. But that day, I bought four pairs of shoes because I found so many cute shoes, and they were all less than $20.00 a pair! I love these shoes because the straps are made of elastic, so they stretch to fit your foot making them very comfortable to wear. And I always love any shoe with a wedge heel, because it gives me that lift that I like, but I can still walk in them.
When the temperatures rose in the afternoon, I removed my denim jacket. My pullover floral shirt is from The Gap. I had actually saw a dress with this pattern on it on-line and went into the store to buy it. But when I tried it on, I felt it looked horrible on me because it was so big and baggy it looked like I was wearing a bed sheet. I tried on a size small, but I just felt it did not flatter my figure at all. I then lamented to the salesperson that it was such a shame, because I really loved the pattern, and he suggested I try the shirt on in a size extra small. So I did, and it worked! I didn't get the dress then, but I got the pattern I loved on a shirt instead!
My pinstripe jeans are from a.n.a and you probably remember me wearing them in THIS post. See, I do wear my clothes more than once!