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Oct 30, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Shopping my Closet and Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Sweater weather is definitely here to stay for a while and I decided to style one of my favorite sweater purchases from last year in a different way. This was one I purchased from Target by Universal Threads. 

It was supposed to be another overcast/mostly cloudy day but somehow just at the time we finally got around to taking these pictures, there was not a single cloud in the sky.... at least not enough to make a difference. 

On this day I actually had planned on visiting the apple orchard once more, but then we discovered a lake and hiking trail so we spent some time here instead.


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Since this sweater is from last year I can no longer link to it, I'm sharing some of my current Target favorites below. You may also find this specific one on ThredUp or Poshmark. I think the quality is good for the price but do need to use a lint roller on the black part of the sweater (I have two cats). It washes well, I turn it inside out and wash in cold water/delicate cycle in the washing machine. Then lay flat to dry. 

Could really have used my sunglasses but left them at home...

Last year I shared a photo where I paired the sweater with blue jeans, but I'm trying to get out of my blue jean rut just a little bit and been wearing these black jeans a little more than usual. My jeans are a few years old but I'd love to get these slim straight jeans from Old Navy, of course they are sold out in Petite & Short so I won't be getting them. I really feel like there are never enough options for short people!!

These boots and saddle bag you've seen me wear/carry before several times on this blog if you've been following my outfit posts. Both are old, I did find a direct link to the exact boots on Amazon. They are by Earth Origin and I find them very comfortable and true to size. I'd love this saddle bag as a real leather version but it's expensive and I don't really need another bag. If you like this style, this one is much lower priced and has good reviews. 

Here is a photo from last year where I paired the sweater with with blue jeans. You can read this original post here if you're interested.

Love these beautiful fall colors on the trail/lake we discovered. Wish this beautiful season would last a little bit longer!

Below are some of my favorites from this year's Target sweaters. 
I'm a bit tempted by the animal print sweater (listed as charcoal gray) even though I'm not usually one to wear animal prints...



Friday Favorites:

On the last Friday of each month I like to share some of my favorite purchases of the month.

I have recently shared an outfit with this cardigan. I absolutely love it!

This product was recommended by my hair stylist a few years ago and it's what I've used on my naturally wavy hair (that can be a pain to style). I was happy to discover it at Ulta when I needed to re-order my foundation

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

I came across this at my local Marshall's store and remembered reading many positive things about it before. Honestly I was getting tired of all the facial creams that promise something but really feel like they are all just a mix of chemicals so I am now using this oil instead of any facial creams. I use it morning and night, and it works great under my foundation. It does have a slight rosehip smell to it, which some may not like so much, but I personally love it! It's not on the Marshall's site, but I did find the exact item at A few options are also available at Ulta, like this organic version

Rosehip Fruit Spread

Speaking of rosehips, a year or so ago found my absolute favorite Rosehip Spread at Walmart imported from Germany. It's only being sold in a package of 10, I'm on my last two jars and will need to re-order soon. My brother would mail this or bring when he visited from overseas and I was soooo excited when I found the exact brand at Walmart 😊. But it's online only. 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to stop by my blog!

I'm linking up with these wonderful blogs:

Saturday: Dare to Share

Sunday: Style Splash linkup // 
Sunday Showcase (first Sunday)

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 // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings

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 // 
 Welcome Wednesdays //  Classy Flamingos

Thursday: Fashion Files at Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom // Elegance and Mommyhood // High Latitude Style // A Labour of Life // Mummabstylish // Thirty Minus One // Mutton Style // 
Thursday Favorite Things //  Little Things Thursday // Traffic Jam Weekend @Being a Wordsmith

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the 4 M's said...

I love the colors in that sweater! I am the same this year with blue jeans trying to vary what I wear! Actually sweater weather for us today! The storm brought in some cool air!

Joanne said...

I really like that sweater! It's snowing here today so I'm pretty sure sweater weather is here to stay.

KimMalk said...

That's a cute color block sweater. I like it with both the black and blue jeans.

Jennifer said...

I really love your sweater!

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Mica said...

That is such a cute striped knit! :) I find that my different coloured denim helps with breaking away from the blue jeans rut too - my black jeans are definitely staples! I hope you can find the new pair you want and they restock! :)

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

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Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mireille. It's definitely a cozy sweater too! I don't know why it's so hard to switch from blue jeans to another color...

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Joanne!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Kim.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mica. The short and petite sizes do seem to sell out quicker than the others and not all brands make them for short people...Hemming them of course is an option but not really something I'm willing to do or have done LOL.

Lovely said...

I love your color block sweater. It looks great on you!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

It is such a cute and cozy sweater, Ellie! I really like it paired with your black jeans. It makes such a beautiful streamlined look with these gorgeous fall colors! Thanks for linking with me!

Shelbee said...

Lovely striped sweater, the colours are perfect for fall! Thanks for linking up!

Emma xxx

Linda said...

Yes, please style me. I do like your sweater.

Elizabeth Walker said...

What a lovely and cozy outfit! I like your sweater so much!
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