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...this morning, even as I type this post for tomorrow, fall is in the air.
Fall used to be my favorite season. Now it is my second favorite, and that's still something.
I will miss summer, but I will also love transitioning into my fall clothing. So today, I want to tell you something you already know, deep down: a neutral goes with a neutral, goes with a neutral. Here is a list of the neutral colors that have made it into my capsule wardrobe (and yes! I've gone to a capsule wardrobe - more about that in another Wear Your Praise Wednesday post...along with pictures of my beautiful closet - which I used to hate, and now want to live in...)
white or cream
That's it. Any combination of those neutrals (or any other neutral palette, such as navy, khaki, red, and cream), you can pile them on this fall, as many as you like even in one outfit, and you won't go wrong. Even if you combine neutral patterns. And that, girlfriends, is also another post for another day. If you ever wanted to dabble in combining patterns...as in, on your body....we, the over 40 crowd, can do it if we stick to neutral patterns. (Think black and white stripes with a leopard print jacket or shoe).
Here, I've gone with those Wal-Mart bermudas in black, and I shifted my artisan belt buckle off to the side on purpose. Because it interests me. And because I love the two rhinestone rivets, with the word "fly" stamped beside them. I've combined the shorts and belt with a new Old Navy long sleeve boyfriend T. (And oh my dear sweet goodness...run, don't walk, run to Old Navy and get you some. Boyfriend T-shirts, not boyfriends. Mmmmm-kay?)
Comfy, baggy, cozy sweetness that you can do the "half tuck" with. Or the "mullet tuck". (Business in the front, party in the back...)
The point is, combine your neutrals - throw on black on black on brown on black without worrying about matching. Throw on your black with brown shoes and a brown belt...and if your big hair bothers you...
Put on a neutral hat. Not blue. Not green. Not red (though some say red is a neutral).
Then, take it right back off...
...because sister...the taller the hair, the closer to God.
Here, I've piled on yet another neutral layer. This olive colored vest from Target was on sale at my store, and I felt like I stole it, it was so cheap.
I can't find it on the website anymore, so I went to Amazon, and found almost the exact same thing here - and I chose the most inexpensive one. You're welcome. (This site is not monetized. My links are purely hard work and a courtesy. I do not (yet) get anything at all, if you click and buy something.)
One reason why this vest is my favorite layer (I wear it with daggum near everything) is that it has pockets for my iphone.
I used to be so old-school. Now I am a technology snob. "Dear Santa, I want it all."
"I like big hair, and I cannot lie."
Girl, I say rock the big hair, and rock the big whate'r else your momma gave ya. Because beauty is not about size or age or any such thing.
You know it is. And if you don't know it, I will make it one of my life's goals to convince you.
If you want to keep your complexes, you better bail on me now, because #wearyourpraise
is a thing.
It is taking off, friends, and I am driving the bus. My way or the highway - so start feeling beautiful in middle age, or I will stop this bus and fuss.
Belt (my design)
Necklace (my design - this is a different design, but same length)