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Aug 28, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Slim Boyfriend Jeans with a Royal Blue Top

It's been a while since I've done an outfit post. As I briefly mentioned on Wednesday, there was some sickness going around the house, it started with a cat that had to spent a night at the vets because he ate something that he shouldn't have. Then my husband got sick. As you can imagine, blogging really was the last things on my mind during that time and I only posted for my card design team commitments.

My husband was tested positive for the Coronavirus and had been home for about two weeks. He's recovered and back to work now. My daughter also got sick with the same symptoms but happy to say she's been feeling better too. As for me and my son, he hasn't had any symptoms and I have been dealing with a stuffy nose and ear, but not sure if it's connected. Only my husband got tested as the rest of us don't need to go anywhere at the moment and are just staying in quarantine as told by the health department.

But enough talk about illnesses, I am back today with an ultra casual outfit - my favorite for hanging around the house, but still perfect to run to the store or to get ice cream (once I'm out of quarantine.)

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These boyfriend jeans are by Denizen and a couple years old. They were a Kohl's clearance find, which aren't always my smartest purchases, but these jeans have become a favorite due to their comfort. Not 100% loving all the whiskering but you can't beat the comfort. 

If you've never tried Denizen by Levi's jeans, you can find them at Kohl's - this is  a similar pair. But I really want to purchase this pair from Old Navy (it's mid rise instead of my low rise) however my size in petite is not in stock. Honestly the last thing I need is another pair of it may be a good thing that it's out of stock!!

Shop Boyfriend Jeans:

Boyfriend Jeans (Old Navy - $34.99) 
Boyfriend Jeans (Kut from the Kloth - Nordstrom Rack - $29.97)
(going down 1 size is recommended for these jeans)
  Boyfriend Jeans (Denizen from Kohl's - $29.99)  
(PS: These are the prices as I type this, but depending on when you are reading this post they may be different)

This super comfy t shirt I've had in my closet for a few years from Old Navy. It's a size small and I could have used a XS, but this was before I did any clothes shopping online and just picked up what seems to fit at the store. How I hated clothes shopping back then!!

I couldn't quite find anything comparable to this blue striped t shirt, but really loving this nutmeg colored t shirt from Old Navy. I think it's a perfect color for late summer/early fall. 

Shop T Shirt Options:

Loose Linen-Blend Jersey Henley Top for WomenLoose Striped Pocket Easy Tee for Women
Linen Blend Henley Top (Old Navy - $18)
Loose Striped Pocket Tee (Old Navy - $16)
Strappy Cold Shoulder Top (Amazon - prices vary)

My espadrilles are by Grasshoppers purchased from DSW a couple of years ago. This is the current design which looks very similar. I do love these and they've been my go-to shoes for when I want to wear a closed- toe shoe in the warmer months. 

Espadrille Options:
Skylar II Espadrille Slip-OnGigi Wedge PumpRosela Espadrille Flat
Espadrille Slip-On's (Grasshoppers from DSW)
Wedge Slip-Ons (Grasshoppers from DSW)
Rosella Espadrille Flat (Journee from DSW - for a colorful option)

Friday Favorite Finds:

The last Friday of each month I also like to share some of my favorite finds. While I am still waiting on these to be delivered, I have high hopes for them!

Strappy Sandals - DSW currently $29.99
Kindal Sandal

DSW is having a Summer clearance sale and I also had a coupon. If you've been following my outfit posts, then you might remember me mentioning that I was looking for a pair of block heel thin strap sandals. I thought these were perfect and just what I had in mind.
PS: If you sign up for VIP at DSW (it's free), you get free shipping on anything, no matter the price of the purchase. 

By the way: Until 9/1 save 25% off almost everything with code: SAVE25

Floral Linen Top - Ann Taylor currently $14.99

Floral Linen Ruffle Neck Shell

This Linen ruffle top from Ann Taylor has recently been marked down and I've had my eyes on it for a while, after seeing it featured on another blog. It's currently still marked down to around $15. It didn't arrive yet but I have high hopes for it. I think it'll pair well with  these chambray pants  I purchased in spring from LOFT. (PS: The chambray pants are now marked down to $12 but they do run large and need to be sized down by one size.) 

Kelly and Katie Slip On Flats - DSW currently $44.99

Lithe Flat

When I ordered these shoes they were marked down to $14.99 with another 20% off of that, but it looks like the price went back up to 44.99. I thought this color would be fun for fall. 

As always, thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!

Saturday: Dare to Share

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Monday: Away From Blue // The Queen In Between (first Monday) // Claire Justine Creative Mondays // Glass of Glam // Mutton Style // Inspire Me Monday // Ageless Style Linkup (1st Monday) // Hello Monday // Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures

Tuesday: The Fashion Canvas // Shelbee On the Edge Spread the Kindness // I Do deClaire // Elegantly Dressed and Stylish // Myriad Musings // Jenerally Informed Happy Now Blog Link // Style Splash linkup // Tuesday with a Twist @Stonecottage Adventures // I Will Wear What I Like Linkup  // Randomosity - Good Random - Fun

Wednesday: What's Up Wednesday? (last wed. of month) // The Queen in Between Style Six // Straight A Style // Jersey Girl, Texan Heart // Fashion Frenzy at Seeking Sunshine and Rosy Outlook // Is This Mutton? Wow on Wednesday // Effortlessly Sophisticated // Wonderful Wednesday // 
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Thursday Favorite Things //  Little Things Thursday // Traffic Jam Weekend @Being a Wordsmith


  1. I am glad everyone is now feeling better! Take care of yourselves! That blue is a great color for you and the stripes make the color pop even more! I just received the 3 things I ordered from the Nsale: and I will say my fav is the strapless bra: why did I wait so many years before getting one!

    1. Thanks Mireille!
      I only had one item (a cardigan) on my wishlist this year from the NSale, but it sold out within the first few days when I wasn't eligible to shop it. Oh well...
      Glad you were able to get the things you wanted!

  2. So very sorry to hear about your family illnesses but glad to hear that some are recovering, hope they all will be back to perfect health very soon, Super photos. Take care Ellie.

    Kath x

  3. This is a fabulous look on you! Glad everyone is on the mend! Hope everyone else stays healthy now for a good long while.

  4. What a cute casual outfit. Love the jeans. Hope you're all feeling better soon.

  5. What a worry. I am glad your husband has recovered now.
    I love that t-shirt. You can't beat one that is comfy x

  6. I'm glad everyone in your house is feeling better and stays healthy! Those jeans are so cute on you! Love this casual look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Nice post, thanks for sharing your style on #chicandstylish Jacqui

  8. Glad your husband has recovered - I hope you all can get tested and feel safe to leave quarantine soon! :) This looks like a great casual outfit for when you're cleared to go out again!

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Away From Blue

  9. Ellie, this is a really cute outfit. I love this blue on you. I just found a similar striped top during my basement clean out and now I am inspired to style it! I am so sorry to read that you have all been unwell and that your husband tested positive. But I am glad that he is recovered and back to work and stuff. What a scary time! Thanks for linking up with me. Stay healthy, my friend!



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