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ELEVATING A CASUAL OUTFIT TO LOOK POLISHED

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes

I’ve mentioned several times that I’m finally getting to take a vacation in a couple of days, but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned where we are going. We are flying to Belize on Saturday and will be gone until the 25th. I am so excited to finally get some time to relax by the pool or play in the ocean, but all of that comes at a cost. I’m not talking financially; I’m talking about planning, scheduling blog posts, and getting plenty of photos taken before leaving.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes14

The funny thing about our trip was; that it was a trip that my daughter and her friend were going on. Joe and I found out about her trip, and we decided to tag along also. My daughter and her friend plan on doing a lot of island hopping, snorkeling, swimming with sharks, seeing the Mayan Ruins, looking at the Blue Hole, etc., and Joe and I intend to do none of that. Lol! We just want to relax and enjoy the warmth and scenery. The place we are staying says they have Wi-Fi, but I’m worried it won’t work or be strong enough for me to post. Soooo, if there are days when you don’t hear from me, be assured that I’m pulling my hair out instead of relaxing, but I’ll be back shortly. If any of you have visited Belize, especially San Pedro, where I will be staying, be sure to give me some tips or “must-dos.”

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes10

The other day when I did a post with some J.Jill clothing, I mentioned that the clothing on the website could look blah. I’m sure that the company doesn’t intend for that to happen, but when you look at the website and then at this shirt, you will see what I mean. This Relaxed Shirred Top is a gorgeous print, and the material is a very soft rayon. The shirt has a casual feel, but it looks polished and put together. I’m wearing a small since this top runs large, and it fits great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes6

Here is the look from the back. You can see how long the shirt is and that it covers my bottom.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes12

I kept my accessories casual to match the overall look of this outfit. My straw earrings are part of a 4-pack that I bought to go on my vacation. I don’t want to wear expensive earrings in the pool or ocean, so I always grab some expendable and inexpensive options. The Stretch Woven Belt is also part of a 4-pack. This is the lightest color, and there is a black, khaki, and multi-colored belt. My necklace is the Adeline Link Necklace, and my bracelet is a David Yurman Cable Loop Bracelet. Those may go on the trip with me, but they won’t be worn to the pool or the beach. Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes

I wanted to carry a yellow handbag to bring out the yellow in the shirt. I could have carried my Coach Lane Handbag, but that was too dressy for the look I wanted. So, I grabbed this Yellow Striped Handbag instead, and it kept the outfit looking casual. This handbag is lined and has a drawstring closure to secure your items. It is a great medium size, and it is inexpensive and not a large investment.

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I’ve worn the white version of these Liverpool Crop Straight-Leg Jeans before, and I loved them so much that I also ordered this pair. I love the color, the fit, and the slight distressing of these jeans. These have a relaxed fit, and they are comfortable to wear. I’m wearing a size 8, and they fit great!

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These canvas textile wedge espadrille sandals are perfect for spring and summer. I love the jute espadrille soles, and the natural hemp color is a great neutral that will go with everything. These sandals run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes9

I am thrilled to have my daughter back in Virginia. She might not stay long, but I’m going to enjoy it while she is here. I am 5’6″ tall, and she makes me look like a munchkin. Lol! She is 5’11” and 3/4″ tall; she always has to include the 3/4″ because she wanted to be 6′ tall so badly. Can you tell that she is artistic? She had been painting when I asked her to come and take a photo with me. If you are interested in her biking shorts and Hoka sneakers, I’ll give you those links also. She wears an XL in the shorts, I have them also, and I wear a L.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a floral shirt from JJill with jeans and wedge shoes18

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