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Not Feeling Blue

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Happy Tuesday, ladies. A reader mentioned that she’s solved her color dilemma by buying everything in just two colors and combining them. Have you ever considered doing that? If I did, I’m pretty sure blue would be one of them. Today’s ootd is anchored by an elongated denim jacket that I wore over the weekend.

over 50 fashion blogger jennifer connolly wearing long denim jacket with striped shirt
WEARING –  ELONGATED DENIM JACKET c/o  –  STRIPED SHIRT  –  SLIM ANKLE PANTS  –  BALLET FLATS  –  SIMILAR FAUX PEARL EARRINGSSUNGLASSES  –  LIPSTICK IN “JOY”

My friends at Chico’s sent me this elongated denim jacket which I’m loving and find super useful. They’d sent me a similar one last year that I loved to bits, but it was one size too large so I ended up donating it. The minute it left my closet, I missed it so I’m thrilled to have a replacement that fits.

woman sitting on rocky coast
LAST MARCH…the cuffs are folded twice

I wear a lot of long sweaters and tunic length tops so this elongated denim jacket gives perfect coverage and I find myself reaching for it often. I wore it twice, just last week! It only comes in a regular length which is fine for me. I’m wearing a 0 (4/6) in Chico’s sizing.

elongated denim jacket with blue pants and striped shirt

Nothing beats the freshness of a blue and white stripe for me. I bought this AYR shirt last year and have worn it a lot. I mostly pair it with denim or white jeans so I was thrilled to find these Brigitte pants in the same blue. Then as luck, would have it, I discovered the pants match my Margaux ballet flats.

woman wearing elongated denim jacket with striped shirt
WEARING –  ELONGATED DENIM JACKET c/o  –  STRIPED SHIRT  –  SLIM ANKLE PANTS  –  BALLET FLATS  –  SIMILAR FAUX PEARL EARRINGSSUNGLASSES  –  LIPSTICK IN “JOY”

These pants come in 11 colors, sized in regular, petite, and tall. I’m wearing the Indy blue in regular and just turned the hem under one hem length. Since they just pull on, there’s nothing in front to leave a lump showing through a sweater or top. I went down a size in these to a 0 (4-S) in Chico’s sizing.

woman walking downstairs

My striped shirt comes in 9 colors and runs generously. I’m wearing a small, which has plenty of room because of its oversized fit. It’s a blend of cotton and nylon with 3% spandex for ease, so you could easily size down and still be comfy. The reviews on this shirt were so good I had to try it and I’m glad I did.

striped shirt
BACK YOKE OF SHIRT

I took this photo in a dark room so the color is off, but you can see how beautifully this is made. I love this kind of quality when a brand takes the time to ensure the stripes line up in a seam. I have my eye on another one for this summer…now to choose a color.

BTW- A reader asked why I always wear the same sunglasses. It’s because they’re filled with my prescription. I wasn’t finding a frame I liked at the optometrist, so I ordered these and had my RX put in them. I may try contacts again this year, but my ocular rosacea really complains so I haven’t had too much luck with them.

What two colors could you wear every day?

MORE BLUE ON MY RADAR


Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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