Monday, September 7, 2015

Fashion Over Fifty: Pretty Tank, Distressed Denim, and NEW SHOES!

 Happy Labor Day everyone!   I hope everyone had a great three day weekend!  When this post goes live,  I will probably be starting to pack up and head home from a romantic get-a-away with my husband.  We decided to try camping, in a tent, all by ourselves!  He even surprised me and bought a sleeping bag that sleeps two!  We've been tent camping before, but never alone, and never for three full nights.  I will let you know how it went on Wednesday's Travel Post.

In the mean time, this post was written and scheduled to post before I left.  My yard is full of Golden Rod right now and I thought it would make a great scenic backdrop for some fashion photos.  I will miss not having a yard of color to take my picture in once the flowers have faded.  It makes taking nice photos so much easier!

Everything in today's outfit is old except the shoes.  I got new shoes!  Yeah!  I love new shoes!  Especially when I get a great deal on them;  but more on that later.  For now, let's focus on the top and jeans.

I bought the top last year from J.C. Penney and showed it you HERE with white capris.  This time, I paired the top with distressed boyfriend jeans from Stitch Fix.  Remember when I stated in that post that I didn't want to buy distressed denim anymore because the little holes grow into big holes way too fast?  Well, I've worn these jeans quite a few times this summer, but I have been very careful with them (rarely washing them and not wearing them just around the house) and the knee hole only got a little bit bigger.  I guess that's the trick to distressed denim:  treat it like a very fragile item! :)

Even though rips and tears all over jeans are extremely popular, for me, I just like a small amount of distressing so I want to keep the hole as small as possible for as long as possible.

My new shoes I got at J.C.P for only a few dollars because I bought them on clearance for $12.69 and then I had a $10.00 off coupon!

The heels are very tall, but they are wedges so I can walk in comfort with them.  I only fell off my shoe once, and it was at home, so no one saw me.  LOL!  My husband however did and was worried I sprained my ankle, since it's quite a fall from that height!  But I was fine.

I was taller than my husband when I wore these shoes, but he didn't mind.  He really liked them (other than the safety issue :) ).  A lady at our church joked "You grew since I last saw you".  I just laughed and showed her the height of my heel.  I sure felt tall and skinny when I had them on.  And I loved how they instantly dressed up a casual outfit.

I carried an old metallic cross body bag I picked up on vacation a couple of years ago.  For jewelry I wore a simple multi-strand silver bracelet.  I didn't wear a necklace because I thought there was already a lot going on with the top.  I could have worn earrings, but when you have hair that always covers your ear lobes, it never makes much sense to bother with earrings.

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Such a pretty outfit. Especially love the top. And you really got an amazing deal on those shoes! Love their $10 coupons, and especially that you can pretty much use it on anything.

  2. Blue jeans and tie dyed t-shirts and I'm set for any occasion! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Hope you enjoyed your camping trip! Your yard is so beautiful. Loving the top with your wedges.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Love your outfit (especially the shoes)! And love your garden- so beautiful!

  5. I hope y'all enjoy your camping trip! You are much braver than me doing tent camping - can't wait to read all about it. :) Super cute look and I loved your comment about treating distressed jeans like a fragile item - too funny! Amazing deal on your wedges - I love JCP's coupons.

  6. Yay for new shoes! Shoes are definitely my favorite thing to buy so I totally understand the excitement of purhcasing a great pair especially at a bargain!

  7. I love JC Penny's $10 off coupons (although I missed using the last one) but it makes for a treat shopping. I love that you got shoes with the coupon, these are beautes.
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  8. So very pretty, I love the jeans!

    Andrea @ #realmomstyle

  9. Cute jeans, I love a great pair of distressed jeans! Thanks for linking up!


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