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Nov 8, 2019

Fashion Over Forty: Black Vest and Turquoise Turtleneck

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Hello and happy Friday! I so enjoyed the warmths of last week's turtleneck sweater that I decided to get out the other turtleneck sweater I own for today's fashion post. It definitely has gotten colder now that we had our first snow (which luckily is all melted now!!!) and it is November after all.

Everything I am wearing in today's post is old, most of you probably have similar items in your own closets as well. But I will add links to similar items for those of you interested. 

I was never a big fan of vests, but following fashion blogs over the years I've come to realize just how practical they can be, especially when I go shopping and don't want the bulk of a coat. So I decided it was time to add one to my closet. That was about two years ago, I now own two vests.

This black vest I picked up from Old Navy last year, but the identical vest is available this year as well (also available in plus sizes). Besides black it also comes in several other colors. I purchased the black because it goes with pretty much any color. This vest is a lighter weight, check out this Frost Free Puffer Vest for a warmer style.

                   >>>>Sale Alert: 30% Off Everything at Old Navy (ends 11/11)

The turquoise turtleneck I am wearing is another hand me down from my sister. It's by Esprit purchased in Germany probably several years ago and therefore I have no direct link. But I did find this beautiful mix stitch sweater at Nordstrom, and I also really love this lantern sleeve sweater. Both come in several beautiful colors. You might also like this cashmere sweater which is  more of a traditional classic style without the trendy sleeves. While searching for similar sweaters to link, I also came across this beautiful Snowflake Fair Isle SweaterRemember, with Nordstrom you do have free shipping and free return shipping, plus their return window is very generous.  

My jeans are J Crew skinny jeans a few years old so I have no link. If you're looking for a pair of skinny jeans, do check out these Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans from Old Navy. If you prefer premium denim , these Paige Ankle Skinny Jeans are currently 25% off and I've good things about them!

For jewelry I'm wearing a gold leaf necklace I purchased from Loft a couple of months ago. It's no longer available. Otherwise I'm wearing my small diamond studs which are what I am wearing pretty much every day. My prescription glasses frames are by Coach purchased at my local eye care clinic. 

My Moto inspired boots are old. I bought them at Bergners years before they went out of business. This pair from Macys looks similar and is marked down to under $40. Otherwise I really like these fur lined boots  but they are higher priced, and these leather moto boots look great as well. 

I wanted to bring a neutral besides black to this outfit so I carried a camel colored handbag. This bag was another Goodwill bag find and I can't find any similar style of bags online. I also have no idea who the maker is (there is no logo) but I really loved it and couldn't pass it up for less than $6. 

The picture below was taken by my dear daughter while we took these blog pictures. I loved the way this close up photo turned out with the bokeh in the background and wanted to share :-) 

Below are snippets of items I mentioned above. Each picture is click-able and will lead you to the shop for more info. Remember, most of these are affiliate links meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, as always at no cost to you. 




1. Mixed Stitch Turtleneck Sweater (runs large, order 1 size down)
3. Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater (runs large, order 1 size down)


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Jennifer said...

I love the colour of your top!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks beautiful on you!

The Glossychic said...

you look beautiful
The Glossychic
Wonder Cottage

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you!!

the 4 M's said...

Love the turtleneck color. I have one of the old navy vests and hoping to get another one this week if the price is right: their sales vary so much!

Mode und Lifestyleblog Tinaspinkfriday said...

Liebe Elke, Danke für Deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog :)
Ich finde der türkisblaue Rollkragenpullover steht Dir wunderbar. Und diese Westen sind wirklich sehr praktisch. Ich denke ich kann Dir den Kommentar in deutsch schreiben?!
Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende, Tina

Joanne said...

I love the color of your sweater. I was eyeballing some vests the other day but I'm just not convinced I'd like the bulk of them on me.

Ellibelle said...

Dankeschoen liebe Tina! Freut mich dass du hier vorbeigeschaut hast! Natuerlich kannst du auf Deutsch schreiben so bleiben meine Deutschkenntnisse frisch :-)
Dir auch ein schoenen Wochenende!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mireille. Waiting for the right price is always a good idea.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much! Some vests do add bulk, mostly the thick puffer vests. Lightweight vests don't usually add extra bulk but still add a layer of warmth.

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! I'm a huge vest fan, and I probably own more vests than I can count.

Mica said...

That turquoise turtleneck is such a beautiful colour on you and the vest looks like such a good layering piece with it! :) Crazy to think of you having snow when it's so hot here - so much like summer, and so many bushfires already sadly.

Hope that you are having a great weekend! We went for our annual family Christmas photo with Santa yesterday, with two kids and a dog it didn't quite go as planned, ha!

Away From Blue

Shelbee on the Edge said...

This sky blue color is so beautiful on you! And I absolutely adore your motorcycle boots! So cool. I am not a huge fan of vests either but they are super practical and add an interesting element to outfits. Great styling, Ellibelle! Thanks for linking up with me.


Mery Loves Fashion said...

You look super gorgeous on that blue sweater dear! And you bag and your boots are so stylish, they were perfect to complete the look! Wish you a happy Sunday darling!

Cats in the City

jeanne christine said...

Love how the sweater fits you!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Cute outfit! I love those moto booties! I used to have some Paige jeans and they are great! I love Old Navy as well for skinny jeans.
Have a great day!
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

A warm and stylish look for Fall! Lovely turquoise. In Europe we call vests "gilets" and a vest is worn under clothes to keep us warm! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

Nahid Akhter said...

Really great article. Glad to read the article. Thank you.

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