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Jan 8, 2021

Fashion Over Forty: A Winter Weather Outfit With Gray Jeans, A Snowflake Fair Isle Sweater and Fur Trimmed Down Coat

Hello and welcome!

We recently received some snow and ice, and it was the perfect opportunity to wear my Fair Isle sweater I purchased in December of 2019. I did already wear this sweater a couple of times in December but it somehow feels more appropriate when there is actually some snow on the ground (we didn't have any snow in December). 

Everything I'm wearing in today's post I've styled before (minus the hat) so nothing is new and there won't be any direct links to anything. But there is always the option to look at resale shops as you may never know when or if they are available.  I'm also linking to similar options for those of you interested.

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! 

The sweater is by 1901 (a Nordstrom label) and purchased from Nordstrom in December of 2019. While I'm not a huge fan of turtleneck sweaters,  I fell in love with these colors and the sweater is super soft so I have no issues with this specific turtleneck sweater (and a few others I have in my closet, although it always takes me a few minutes to get used to them).

My down jacket/coat was a Goodwill find last year, by Eddie Bauer, in like new condition. I've shared an outfit with it before in this post where I also shared how I clean a down jacket. 

This coat has a red lining and while I do love how it looks with this particular sweater, I do need to be sure not to pair it with a clashing color.

Above is a look at the back of the coat. I did a little research ... this coat is the Eddie Bauer Yukon Classic which is a shorter lengths but it's perfect for my petite frame. Then there is the Eddie Bauer Yukon 2.0 (a little bit longer - you can see it here on Amazon but it's only in XS), and it's also available as a Parka (Eddie Bauer Yukon Classic Down Parka). Just thought I'd share the info, in case you may be looking at it on a resale site, so you know what to look for, should you be interested in this coat.

I've been reaching for gray jeans a little bit more often recently. These are a pair of AG jeans I found at a Gordmans' store a couple of years ago at a fantastic prize. They are actually a  "kid" size 16 and probably the reason why they were so inexpensive. I still had to trim them a little bit because they were too long :-) AG jeans are known for their excellent quality but they are usually way out of my personal budget. Some limited sizes are usually found at Nordstrom Rack for less than half the prize, and eBay is another place to look at. 

My boots are from St. John's Bay. Love the fur lining! These are no longer available (maybe at a second hand store - they run true to size or go up half a size if you're in between sizes), but there are several cute options currently reduced at Nordstrom, and  and DSW usually carries several lace up snow boots too. Of course as with everything else, Amazon has plenty to choose from too!

My gray knit hat is by Calvin Klein purchased at Marshall's last winter. It's soft and comfortable and I think gray is a perfect color!

As you can see, my touchscreen gloves do not do their job very well and I had to remove one to be able to use my phone. I've had these for a while and maybe I should be replacing them with a pair that actually works! But I think the problem may be that my finger are too short/ gloves too big!! 

I forgot to take off my coat for today's pictures for a better view of the sweater, but below is a photo from December 2019. I really wish I could link up to it, but there isn't even anything close to it this winter....

I wasn't able to find a similar turtleneck fair isle sweater, but did find a few pretty ones. When looking to purchase a fair isle sweater I'd suggest steer clear of purchasing one in Christmas colors or traditional Christmas motifs to get more wear out of it. 

LOFT Fair Isle Sweater (now an extra 60% off with code TREAT)
Bloomingdales Fair Isle Sweater

It was so pretty outside on this day with ice covered branches and fog in the distance, so of course I had to take some nature pictures too :-)

Red berries always look gorgeous when covered in ice!

These gorgeous pine needles and cones were worth taking off my gloves for too! 

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Jennifer said...

I really want to get a pair of grey jeans!

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the 4 M's said...

Gorgeous pictures! I am envious of that snow! I really love the colors of your fair isle sweater! Planning a thrifting trip with my mom week after next. Can't believe you thrifted your coat: great find.

Joanne said...

Love those nature photos! You look so cute and like that outfit was made for that weather.

Ellibelle said...

I love mine, although still reaching for blue jeans the most!

Ellibelle said...

Yes, I couldn't resist it even though I didn't really need it. But it was a steal for only $20!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, nature pictures are the best!

pilch92 said...

I really like your fair isle sweater. The coat was a greaqt find too.

Jayne said...

A lovely cozy outfit and gorgeous nature photos. We had quite a bit of snow here in the UK too.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. :)

Itzel Najar said...

so cool post!
thanks for sharing!
love the snow!!!

Mrs. L said...

Lovely winter outfit. And I love the sweater!
Have a splendid week!


Shelbee on the Edge said...

Ellie, you are so adorable! I love this cozy winter look on you. Your sweater and boots are fabulous! And what beautiful snowy landscape photos. Thanks for sharing and linking with me!


Michele Morin said...

Good to know about AG jeans! said...

Beautiful snowy photos! I love your sweater! Thanks for linking up!

Emma xxx

Mica said...

The snow looks so beautiful in all the photos, especially those ones at the end! This looks like a really cosy outfit too for the winter weather!

Hope that you are having a nice weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

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