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Feb 21, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Black, Gray and Denim with a Touch of Cognac

Happy Friday! It's almost time to put away those winter clothes and boots, but we're not quite there yet and today I'm sharing an outfit with some cognac colored fur lined hiker type boots I found at Target reduced to less than $12! I almost left them there  thinking they were too furry, but my daughter convinced me to get them. I know they are only $12 but I don't usually buy things just  because they are cheap (I've been there many year ago and that would contribute to too much clutter in my closet but not really add to a functional wardrobe which is what I aim to have.) But I am happy she conviced me to get them and wanted to wear them at least once before it's time to put away the winter boots.

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The sun was out in full force on this day which made it warm enough to leave the winter coat at home, but the sun made it difficult to get decent pictures. Luckily I found a few that were ok. Everything but the boots are old, and sadly these boots are no longer on the Target site so I can't link to them directly..

This knit sweater I purchased from LOFT about a year ago. I've seen it shown by another fashion blogger and it was one of those items I fell in love with. I definitely didn't need another gray sweater, but I love the details on the sleeves on this one and the relaxed fit. You can see a closeup of the sleeves below...I don't know, there is something about some of the 80's and 90's styles that I love  and this sweater is definitely reminding me of that time frame. 

There's nothing quite like this sweater currently available at LOFT, but LOFT always has some wonderful sweaters in store - some great spring styles were just added, always worth checking out! And if you like shopping sales and clearance, you can now (as I type this) take an EXTRA 40% off most sales items

I paired the sweater with one of my AG jeans I purchased from eBay (I bought them pre-owned but they have become my favorite pair, just wish the rise was higher) and my quilted vest from Old Navy. This vest is still available in very limited sizes from Old Navy, otherwise this one from Amazon looks like a good option. (More Amazon Options HERE)

My cognac colored saddle bag is old (by Nine West), this  this bag would be similar and comes in several fun colors.

Above is a closeup of the boots. Maybe a little too much fur but they do look cute! This was my first pair of boots/shoes ever purchased from a Target brand, and I was positively surprised that they were so comfortable. I've worn them for several hours on this day and my feet didn't hurt at all. While this specific pair of boots is no longer online, Target currently has many of their winter boots reduced. You can take a look HERE. Otherwise this pair is very similar, but expensive, which makes sense as those are made of real leather and shearling.  

To add some interest to the outfit I added a simple long necklace (this is part of a 4 layer necklace by Lucky Brand). This specific necklace is no longer available but there are some great options on Amazon.

Sweater LOFT (options) // Vest Old Navy (Amazon options) // AG Jeans from eBay (New Options HERE and HERE, some options at closeout prices HERE, and if you don't mind pre-owned you can find great deals on eBay) // Boots from Target by Universal Thread (sold out) Alternative Option ,More Options HERE // Saddle Bag Option // Necklace Options

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm going to see Clark Beckham today. (Does anyone remember him from American Idol - the runner up of season 14?) He's making an unscheduled surprise stop on his Light Year tour in a small town close to where I live. (How lucky am I???) I think it's safe to say that he's been my favorite from all the seasons considering I purchased every song he's ever released :)

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Jennifer said...

I love your bag!!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

the 4 M's said...

I love every single piece of this outfit! I am staying away from Target: too many cute things and boots at that price would be too tempting!

Amy Johnson said...

I so know what you mean by avoiding buying things "just cause their cheap" or on sale. That was a weakness of mine for many years. Now I always ask myself before I buy "I know it's a great deal, but do I really need it?" And the funny thing is, I've been wanting a pair of boots like this myself, but I asked myself "Do I really need it?" and I really didn't because I already own several pairs of boots. It's a hard thing to do because new things are fun. I love the boots though, and that sweater is so cute!

Makeup Muddle said...

I love those boots! They look so comfy and cosy, and just perfect for this time of year xo

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer! It's one of my favorites! Seems to go with everything!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mireille. I too don't shop there often, in fact I usually try to stay out of stores in general but sometimes my daughter "makes" me go and I always seem to find more stuff than she does :-)

Ellibelle said...

I think it's something we learn as we age, so there must be something true about the saying 'with age comes wisdom' LOL.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, they are so comfy!

Jess said...

Those boots are pretty darn cute. It's good that your daughter convinced you to get them! :)

Becky Goerend said...

This is such a classy and classic look! I love the color of your bag!

Claire Justine said...

I love your boots, they look very stylish and comfy :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope to see you on Wednesday or Friday for our next blog hops.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jess! I'm glad she did too :)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Becky!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Claire!

Lizzie said...

Those boots look so cozy!! Also really love your bag! I feel like it would go with anything!


Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Cute furry boots! A good bargain! It's a perfect outfit for the transition to spring. Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Lizzy. I think the bag goes with many things from my closet.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Gail. Always happy to link up!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Ellie, such a cute casual look! And those boots are so adorable. For under $12! I may have to visit Target this weekend to see if they have them available in my size. I need some cute hiking boots. Thanks for linking up with me and Monica!


Kellyann Rohr said...

I can hardly believe the deal you got on those boots! You'll wear them for years to come. Thanks for sharing this with us on the Style Six link up!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Elibelle!
Those boots are adorable! We have been getting things at Target via pickup, so we arent tempted by going in. BUT, I still go on the website and will order! The jeans look great and I love the addition of the long necklace, pretty!
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Mica said...

They are fun boots and it's great you can get some wear from them - they look like a cosy winter addition to your wardrobe! :) I like the detail on the sleeves of your knit too :)

Hope that you had a lovely weekend :)

Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.

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Shelbee on the Edge said...

You can never go wrong with a classic black and gray combination. And I am so loving your furry boots. I really do need to make my way to Target this week and see what’s there! Thanks for linking up.


mummabstylish said...

Works really well, thanks for sharing your style on #chicandstylish Jacqui x