Florida’s winter wind blew in our newest blonde! Meet Lauren, a 19 year old beauty adding a new dimension to This Blonde’s Shopping Bag. Yes, I am old enough to be Lauren’s mother, in fact, I’ve known her practically her whole life. That’s where the fun comes in, right? Women in their 40’s and beyond want to be stylish and fashionable without looking like we’re trying to dress like our teenage daughters. What better way to showcase how we can wear the same trends than to shed some light on a younger perspective and be photographed side by side! We chose to dress for cold weather on the one day Florida actually had some cold weather! We are calling it our one day of winter, where our high is 53,no worries, next week it will be back in the 80’s. Enjoy the photos and meet me below for the details on how you can shop for what we’re wearing.
You can shop Lauren’s look here:
Basketweave Sweater • LOFT • $59.50
INC International Concepts Pull-On Ponte Skinny Pants, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts • $23.99
INC International Concepts Seamed Pull-On Ponte Skinny Pants • INC International Concepts • $23.99
INC International Concepts Faux-Suede Leggings, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts • $27.50–39.99
Ellison Faux Fur Vest • $68
naked zebra Brown Faux Shearling Vest • Naked Zebra • $23.30
Kikit Faux Shearling Vest • $29.97 <br
Steve Madden Women’s Haydun Block-Heel Boots • Steve Madden • $149
Here are some links for pieces similar to what I am wearing. Most of my pieces are old so I linked similar items. I was so excited to see that my over the knee boots are on MAJOR sale at Target! Because our winter has been so mild I haven’t worn them much but I love them and they are surprisingly comfortable!
Classic Plaid Flannel Shirt for Women • Old Navy • $22
Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Plaid Shirt • Tommy Hilfiger • $19.99–32.89
Women’s dv Marilyn Over the Knee Fashion Boots • $19.99
Women’s Marled Striped Open Cardigan – Knox Rose • $29.99
Women’s Chenille Waterfall Cardigan – Merona • $14.98
Women’s Billabong ‘Stripes Over You’ Cardigan • Billabong • $64.95
Women’s O’Neill Riku Knit Cardigan • O’Neill • $69.50
Women’s Bobeau Duster Cardigan • Bobeau • $31.20
Women’s Sun & Shadow Fringe Knit Blanket Cardigan • Sun & Shadow • $42.49
Women’s J.o.a. Oversize Cardigan • J.o.a. • $48.98
Merona Women’s Open Layering Cocoon Cardigan – Merona • Merona • $22.99
Merona Women’s Fedora with Braided Band Rust – Merona • Merona • $24.99
Merona Women’s Fedora Hat Grey – Merona • Merona • $19.99
Merona Women’s Felight Fedora Hat Gray – Merona • Merona • $19.99
I think adding a fresh, new perspective will be fun, don’t you? I am hoping we can eventually get all three blondes photographed together to give you the best experience when it comes to imagining yourself in the latest trends regardless of age or size. It doesn’t get too cold to often here in sunny Florida so dressing for cold weather was fun . Lauren and I joked that we both planned to wear approximately 4 different outfits today just so we could wear our favorite winter clothes. That’s the way it has to be around here or you might miss your chance, it will be in the mid to high 70’s by Wednesday.
Next weekend I am planning to do a major closet purge. I cannot wait! I’ve been reading lots of articles on how to determine what’s worth keeping and more importantly how to part with pieces. Don’t worry I’ll be sure to document the whole process, it will be Epic!
So wearing fun hats and cold weather clothes was on the menu for today and that’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today! What are you wearing this week? I’d love to know! Today we are linking up with Patti for Visible Monday, check it out here!