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Oct 25, 2019

Fashion Over Forty: A Not So Ordinary Crewneck Sweater from Target

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Last Friday I talked about a few sweaters I ordered from Target, and showed you an outfit with the striped sweater. Today I'm sharing an outfit with the blush colored crewneck sweater I ordered.

I want to say I'm not usually a big fan of crewneck sweaters, but when I saw this one featured by a fashion blogger, I was immediately drawn to the color and details on the neck and the sleeves. I wasn't sure how I liked the high neck and wasn't able to try it on in the store as my small town Target store doesn't carry it. I decided to order it through their website and it arrived at my house within a few days. I am happy to say that I love it as much as I had hoped I would. The ribbed knit is so soft and even though the sleeves are wide at the bottom, I had no issues at all wearing it under a trench coat.

I paired the sweater with bootcut flare jeans by Nine West Vintage America. I've had them for a few years, so no direct link, but these Denizen by Levi Jeans look similar and they come in regular, short and long sizes! And these bootcut jeans by Wit and Wisdom come in regular and petite sizes. 

I added a black belt, dare I say this belt I've had for a looooooog time, from my teenage years in Germany to be exact LOL. Does anyone else keep things for this long? Around 25 years?? But if there is nothing wrong with it why get rid of it, right? 
Anyway, if you're looking to update your belt, currently almost every fashion blogger is wearing some sort of ring or double ring buckle belt, so they must be trending. Personally circle belt buckles aren't my style so I won't be adding a new belt to my closet.

I'm carrying the same handbag I carried in last week's fashion post. I love this bag as it easily converts to a crossbody bag which comes in so handy and are my favorite types of bags. Plus a black bag goes with pretty much everything. 

For jewelrly I wore a simple leaf necklace from Loft - unfortunately this one is no longer available, and I couldn't find one quite like it, but any  necklace would work. Target does have some pretty ones.  I really like this double layer necklace.

My aviator prescription sunglasses are by Vera Bradley. Non-prescription sunglasses with some pretty Vera Bradley patterns are available on Amazon. Of course you can't see the pattern I chose in these photos, which is probably a good thing, as they don't match my outfit, but these are my only prescription sunglasses and wearing them was a must on this sunny day. 

I'm wearing the same booties by Clark again as in last week's post. The only boots with heels I own and since bootcut jeans are best worn with a little bit of a heel (so they don't drag on the floor) I decided to wear them again. But since I've had them for a while I dont't have a link.

 I do like  these ankle boots by Miz Mooz (I've mentioned them before). And these vintage inspired booties look pretty amazing as well, but with a higher heel of 2.5". I've also heard great things about Vionic brand. You can view their ankle boots here. For a lower price option check out these ankle boots from Target. I personally have never purchased footwear from Target so I don't know how comfortable they are, but these do have good reviews and are priced under $40. 

I had my trench coat with me. This jacket was a hand-me-down from my dear sister, it's was purchased in Germany and I have no link to it. A trench coat is a classic jacket that never goes out of style. It no longer fit my sister and luckily it was a perfect fit for me! 

If you're interested in a trench coat, this trench coat from Old Navy looks nice and is rain repellent like mine. This trench coat from Banana Republic looks gorgeous but expensive. And I also like this trench coat from Nordstrom. The hood is so practical! Some of you more on trend than me might like this fun plaid pattern trench coat from TJMaxx. (Plaid is trending this fall!) But it's only available in Medium and Large.

I've stepped a little bit out of my comfort zone here and added a silk animal print scarf I've had for a long time and never worn it. It was picked up on clearance from Bergners departement store. I thought it added some interest to the otherwise plain and simple outfit and went well with the rusty blush colored sweater. Being made out of silk this scarf is very thin so not something that adds warmths on very cold days, but it was perfect on this day. This Leopard print scarf would be a great alternative and I'm sure also a little bit warmer than mine. 

A couple more pictures ... wish the sun wasn't this bright, but unfortunately we currently only have one day a week where we can take these pictures.

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My good "silk/satin" buy was the silk scarf, although I don't wear it often, I love having it in my wardrobe.
silk or satin collage


Jennifer said...

I really love the collar!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks fabulous! Loving it with your coat!!

the 4 M's said...

The sweater is really pretty with those details, I especially like the sleeves. The coat, I love it! I need to take pictures for Monday's post and the forecast is rain... Might have to get creative especially that the weekend is going to be busy!!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer! Me too!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Mireille. Rain in our forecast for tomorrow as well (I usually take pictures on Saturdays) hoping for better weather on Sunday.

Mica said...

That is such a cute knit,it's a nice colour on you and I like the detail with the sleeves and neckline! The leopard print scarf is a cute touch - I wear similar outfits to this with my trench and leopard scarves a lot through winter!

Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you!

Away From Blue

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mica. I too love that color and glad I reached for my leopard scarf to go with the look! Trying to take it easy this weekend as I've come down with some flu-like symptoms.

Amy Johnson said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sweater! Now I want one! You styled it beautifully too. And a ring/circle belt is on my Amazon wish list! Ha ha!

Ellibelle said...

It really is a beautiful sweater. I might wear in on Thanksgiving (it's always a casual day for us), and this one is casual with just that little "extra".

jeanne christine said...

Looking lovely! Love it when belts last a long time. Good quality!

Mery Loves Fashion said...

Your look is so effortlessly elegants! It's so beautiful!

Cats in the City

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Jeanne. This leather belt is definitely a great quality.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

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Laura B said...

I have a belt from high school I still wear! That is the beauty of classic items! Your new sweater is so pretty on you!

Ruth said...

I love a good trench coat. It's a classic piece that I wear all fall and spring long!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving that sweater on you, and of course that jacket <3

Green Fashionista

merel said...

This look is so cute on you :)

X Merel

Shelbee on the Edge said...

This sweater is adorable! I love all the fun little details and it looks great with the flared denim. I absolutely have items in my closet that are 25 years old or more. Those are the best things! Thanks for linking up.


busyandfab said...

I like the sweet colour and cute neckline of this sweater.

Federica Di Nardo said...

Flares are so cool!


Leelo said...

This sweater looks so cute! I like how you paired it with flared jeans!

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

That is such a cute sweater! Love the ruffled neckline and the sleeves!

Jill - Doused in Pink