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TRY-ON HAUL WITH PATTERNS AND PRINTS

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a ruffled plaid shirt with Alabaster ankle pants

Wow! You guys really had some great ideas on yesterday’s Hit or Miss post. One day, I might try to restyle the outfit using the most suggested comments. I think that would be fun, but I would need to have the suggestions in my closet. I almost picked both of today’s looks for the Hit or Miss feature. Nearly every outfit can be included in that post.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a ruffled plaid shirt with Alabaster ankle pants and an LV bag

I’m trying to feature a try-on haul on Thursdays, so I finally decided to show these two outfits as a try-on haul instead. Both of these outfits are from Chico’s. I love Chico’s clothing, but figuring out the sizing can be an issue if you’ve never shopped there before. To give you a sizing reference, I’ll give you my stats to help you figure out the best size for yourself.

I’m 5’6″ tall, weigh approx. 150 lbs., and I usually wear a size 8-10 in pants, a 10-12 in dresses, an M-L in tops, and a 9 in shoes. I am in-between sizes right now, so it is harder to know which size will fit me. Sometimes I will order both sizes and send back the one that doesn’t work.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a ruffled plaid shirt with a LV clutch

I was shocked at this ruffled plaid blouse. Plaid isn’t a pattern that I love, so I didn’t respect to like the blouse. However, once I put the shirt on, I was thrilled at how nice it looked. It might be the ruffles that help the shirt to look feminine, or it could be the lighter stripes in the shirt. Either way, I thought this shirt was a HIT. This is an excellent example of trying things you don’t think you will like. You might be surprised like I was. Lol! I am wearing a size 1 in the top, and it fits great.

I loved how my Neverfull MM Monogram Canvas Pochette Wristlet Pouch looked with the top. This pouch was part of the Neverfull that I bought years ago. It was a reward for hitting a goal I had set for myself. That reminds me, I need to set myself a new goal. I am a reward-driven person, and I will work hard to achieve goals.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a ruffled plaid shirt with Alabaster ankle pants and wedge shoes

Here is the view of the length of the plaid shirt. I have it half tucked in the front, but you can see the length in this photo.

I added oversize pearl stud earrings to this look. The pearl studs go with the feminine look of the top. I’m also wearing an 18 kt. Gold vermeil cross necklace that I wear daily. The long string of pearls is an old necklace that is no longer available.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a ruffled plaid shirt with Alabaster ankle pants from Chicos

I thought the So Slimming Brigitte pants looked great with this top, and they fit great. They have Hidden Fit technology that shapes your style for a figure-trimming fit. These pants come in many colors, and I’m wearing Alabaster today. I always size up when I wear white pants to ensure they are too tight, so I am wearing a size 1. I think they are a little loose, but I meant for them to be that way.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top and a printed ankle pants with pom poms

This navy and white outfit is perfect for spring. I love wearing navy and white, and I think it is a classic and elegant color combination. This color combination looks crisp and clean, and I find it seems professional also.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top

This navy flutter sleeved top is 100% linen. It is soft and lightweight, and it is also feminine-looking. The flutter sleeve appeals to me much more than the poof or puff sleeve. The linen material will be great for summer also since linen is cooling, The top comes in several colors, and the jade color is gorgeous. You can see my beige bra through the material because a bright ring light is shining on it, but it looks fine in standard lighting. I’m wearing a size 1, and it fits great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top and a ankle pants with pom poms

I like the length of the flutter sleeve top. It isn’t as long as a tunic top, so I don’t mind wearing it untucked.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top and a blue and gold necklace

I thought the long nautical necklace was cute, and everyone must have also since it is already sold out. My AVI large gold hoop earrings are my favorite ones that I wear all of the time. The cross necklace is the one that I linked to above.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing printed ankle pants with pom poms

These printed slim crops will be a hit for some and a miss for others. I like printed pants, but the fringe pom-poms are a detail about which I’m on the fence. I think they are super cute and add a lot to the pants, but I’m not sure they are something that I love. I’m wearing a size 1 in the pants, and since they are a slim cut, they fit me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top and a printed ankle pants with pom poms and neutral heels

I also added a pair of beige suede heels. These pumps were from JCrew Factory, and I’ve had these heel pumps for a while. I love these heels since they go with everything. I’ll try to find similar shoes that don’t have a high heels.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a navy flutter sleeve top and a printed ankle pants with pom poms from Chicos

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