Silver is the New Blonde

Mimosas and Sundays

Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Jewelry, ShoesJan CorrellComment

Hi Friends,

As you may have noticed, I took a vacation.  It was much needed, am very rested and heart is full after spending time with our children and grands.  Excited to be back!

We took a quick trip to Asheville this weekend and had a great time.  We love the downtown area, Biltmore Village, and all the fabulous breweries.  The West Elm outlet is fun too, if you love a great deal like I do!  The Grand Bohemian Hotel is one of our favorite places to stay.  I highly recommend you check it out!  

These fun pictures were taken while enjoying mimosas at the Grand Bohemian. I can literally have a mimosa any day of the week, but Sundays seem fitting... celebrating the week behind, the week ahead and the little bit of weekend left!  

This cute tee is from Target by Zoe + Liv.  My adorable black wrap skirt (frayed at the bottom) is by Cloth & Stone purchased at Anthropology (in the sale room.) Similar here.  These black suede espadrilles are Sam Edelman (one of my favorite brands.) My necklace is Roberto Coin (a gift from Mr. Silver), earrings are vintage Kendra Scott, and the matching clear bangle is FTJB (from the jewelry box).  

I hope everyone has a fantastic week ahead and that you get the chance to celebrate even life's little moments with a mimosa.  Here is a toast to the week ahead, "cheers lovelies!" 

As always, thank you for reading!

XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear is...

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Hi Friends, 

Hope your weekend was great!  Ours was busy with an Easter Egg hunt for one grand and getting ready for our Texas kids and grands, arriving later this week. The best part is that we will be spending next week, all together; six adults and 4 grands, under the age of 4, in a small beach cottage. Looking forward to lots of belly laughs and time on the beach!!  Mr. Silver and I can't wait.  

To finish the subject line, the most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. Today, my look is all about powering through, and in this case, it was Monday. This was photographed before a big business meeting.  My goal was to look great and exude confidence!  I loved the touch of pink peaking through; blouse from from the closet (FTC) but similar on the gallery. This black and white, tweed jacket is very light weight and is from the closet (FTC).  I have linked an Ann Taylor option, very similar, in the gallery. The black pants are Chico's So Slimming, always a favorite and the jewelry, also from Chico's, is on sale.  These classic black pumps offer the perfect heel!  I also wanted to mention, my favorite pink lipstick, Captive by MAC.  

What do you do to get ready for a big event or meeting?  I think pink can be powerful...do you?

As always, thanks for reading!  

Until next time,

X0

she was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on strongly, despite the fear.  atticus

Monday, Monday, Mondaze... c'est la vie

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Hi Friends,  

Hope your weekend was great!  We spent another weekend at the beach, spring cleaning, but still managed to have some fun!!

Here we are at Monday again and like my t-shirt says, c'est la vie.  I found this cute shirt for spring at Nordstrom Rack.  The sweater is from Chico's and was part of last falls collection, but in my opinion, can be worn fall, winter or spring.  The olive green pants are from J. Crew and are such a great fit.  My black suede bag (can you tell I like fringe) is FTC; Ralph Lauren but check out similar in the gallery.  And these great, hoop earrings are from the sale rack at Chico's.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I will leave you with a quote I fell in love with over the weekend.  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. --James Keller"

Lift someone up, help another and take the time for even a quick smile in passing. 

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As always, thanks for reading,

xo

 

 

LBD... all about the fringe

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Hi Friends,

Hope everyone had a great week.  Thankful for FriYay!  I have two upcoming events that will require a LBD, little black dress.  I love uniqueLBD’s and have several.  So before going shopping, I went thru my closet to see if I had one or two I could use.  So boring, right!  Well friends, I found one! The LBD I chose for the first event is anything but boring.  In fact, I forgot how much fun it is and remembered trying it on and twirling in the dressing room.  As you can see it is all about the fringe.  The brand is Kensie and I bought it last year and put it in my closet.  I only paid $24 for this dress, so knew it would come in handy in the future.  I have linked some similar fringe dresses in the gallery.  My Pour La Victoireblack pumps (possibly seen in an earlier post), are super comfortable for as high as they are and have great lines.  The animal print clutch was purchased in Charlotte last week at a fun boutique, CLTCH in Plaza Midwood.  I have posted some similar purses, also in the gallery.

Funny story, while taking these pictures in front of a large building, a security guard, asked us to leave the premises. Seemed very silly! HA!  However, I was standing on top of a large block of granite.  Mr. Silver negotiated for more time and was allowed 5 more shots.  We have not been run off a property in many years. 

Do you have a favorite LBD?  Would love to hear about it!!!

Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading. XO

 

 

 

Spring Forward... gratefully!!

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Hi Friends, 

Happy Monday! On the first day of spring and a beautiful day in the Carolinas, I finally found the perfect time to use this wall for a shot on my blog. #gratitudegardenstories by Caroline Simas in Ft. Mill, SC.  It is so inspiring!! 

Today, I am very grateful for many things: Mr. Silver, our kids, grandchildren, family, friends, furry friends, our faith, and health! I am also grateful for you, my friends and the ability to share this blog!

I decided on a simple outfit in contrast to this beautiful wall.   I am wearing a long white Effortless Cotton No Iron shirt by Chico's, simple black leggings, Hollywood Waist by Chico's, a long strand of Carolee pearls, and pumps ftc (from the closet).  

I hope you enjoy the wall as much as I do! Here is a link to the time-lapse video of the creation.  If you ever find yourself in Ft. Mill, make sure to visit the wall on the side of Crossings on Main.  It's a great little shop!

This spring, I hope we can all plant some seeds and spread some love!  Lord knows the world needs more of it!

As always, thanks for reading! xo

May the Road Rise up to Meet You or...

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There is no luck except where there is discipline. Irish Saying

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Hi Friends,

Hope everyone had a great week.  I thought I would kick it off with an Irish saying or two in honor of my Irish friends! Aren't we all Irish on St. Patrick's Day?!

Leading with a green theme, this stylish bomber jacket is from Target's Who What Wear Collection.  It is sold out on-line but available in your local stores.  It is a great addition to your spring wardrobe and on sale as well! These green pants (a perfect color match), FTC (from the closet) are vintage Talbots. These black earrings are called Corey by Kendra Scott.  I bought these using my birthday coupon! Don't forget to sign up on her website as she is pretty generous with discounts and coupons. 

Have a Happy St. Patty's Day and a great weekend!  In closing, I will leave you with one more quote.  Although, I don't think Bob Marley is Irish... but I could be wrong!  

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. Bob Marley

As always, thank you for reading!  XO

 

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Mad for Plaid

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Happy Monday Friends,

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I sure did... but worked hard at our beach cottage getting it ready for spring.   Yesterday, we also attended a St. Patty's day parade and festivities which was a blast!  I have never seen so many plaid kilts!  

Speaking of plaid... I found this Burberry bag early this year, it was one of the last ones at Nordstrom and it was the deal of the year!  It has since sold out everywhere...so sorry but no links!  I previously mentioned the River Rose boutique in Texas.  While there recently, I found this cute (Burberry Style) plaid shirt for $36.00. Shown with my new favorite black pants from Chico's... the So Slimming Brigitte.  I highly recommend them.  

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Some fashionista's may think that you can't pair plaids! Since my bag only had a bit of plaid, I felt it was a subtle enough to go nicely together.  And with as much plaid as I saw yesterday, you can never have enough!  

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Enjoy your week!!

As always, thanks for reading!!  XO

 

 

 

Silver Linings

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Hi friends,

As we all know... things do not always go our way. Life has its challenges.  But  every cloud, does have a silver lining.  Last week, I got some news.  Something that I worked hard for, did not happen.  It was not meant to be... at this time. And wouldn't you know, it was a cloudy, gloomy day... no sun in sight.  

I let it get me down, allowed some self doubt and a bit of sadness... for about 45 minutes.  The good news... at 50 plus, I have experienced  disappointments before and know how to bounce back.  Good things, including experience, come with age!  Plus, I have great people to support me and tell me to keep going, keep pushing, that what I am doing is the right thing and that it will happen and if not, they know I will find another way!  

That  my friends, is the Silver Lining.  We all have them... the positives in every situation. In this case, it's to have those that love and support you, alongside you, when you need them most!

I have not found another way ... YET, but those of you that truly know me, know I will. This is a goal, I will achieve.  

More good news is, the sun came out that day and it did shine brightly!  My "Silver Lining" (family and friends) helped me to ignite my resolve,  continue on the path, and to keep pushing for what is important and what I am working toward.  

These pics were taken in Texas during my recent visit but this top, made in Italy, was purchased at one of my favorite shops in Ft. Mill, SC... Crossings on Main!  Funny that this top is silver and also, has a "silver lining."  The jeans are William Rast... fun and stylish, with a frayed cuff.  These  Sam Edelman black booties  can be worn with any outfit and have the perfect heel.  A simple look, with a bit of flair!

 

Hope you can see my determination and resolve as well as the sun shining through.  

As always, thanks for reading!  

Bell Sleeves and the River

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Hi Friends,

Mr Silver and I had a wonderful trip to Texas to visit the grands.  It was a blast and those babies are getting so big... too fast!  The weather was great,  food was fantastic and had a blast shopping too!  My daughter and I always visit the same boutiques.  But this visit, we took in some shops in the Pearl District (including Hotel Emma) as well as a few shops at La Cantera in San Antonio.

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In the small town where she lives, there is a boutique called River Rose.  The owner does a great job buying fun, affordable clothes.  I always find gifts for both my girls (daugher and DIL) at the boutique and found myself this cute bell sleeve dress  this visit and in olive green.  Thankfully, my height did not make this too short.  Since I travel light (OK, everyone that knows me well... knows that is a fib... I travel heavy) my daughter lent me some items for this post.  OK...not just a couple but 3 items!  HA!  It was so much fun styling this simple dress.  First, she lent me her vintage turquoise squash blossom, her very well-loved Charlie 1 Horse Lucchese boots, and a brand new numbered, Jennifer Haley bag (you have to check out her work.)  I paired this all with my own accessories as well as these Tory Burch Cat Eye Sunglasses.  

This outfit was fun and a bit different than my typical East Coast style but  with my daughters help, I loved the look.  

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These photo's were taken over the Gaudalupe River near New Braunfels, TX.  If you have not visited the area, I highly suggest it.  North of San Antonio, New Braunfels offers so much to do, including tubing on either the Comal or the Guadalupe River. However, I feel it offers so much more,  including two of my 3 precious grandsons!!  If you get the chance, visit this quaint little town.

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As always, thank you for reading, 

XO

 

 

 

 

 

Ode to Winter

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Hi Friends,

I have truly been off the grid for over a week now... maybe not actually the grid... just the blog! Between travel for work and pleasure and just taking some down time... it's been nice!  But I missed you and I'm baaaaaccckk, better than ever.  Seriously can't wait for you to see some of my upcoming posts, shot on location in Texas.  So stay tuned!

Even though it has been a relatively warm winter, I am done with the cold. So here I am, walking into the weekend and saying goodbye to winter!  

I am wearing a Vineyard Vines, navy and white striped cotton scarf, a Talbot's puffer vest in navy, purchased recently at the Red Hanger sale, Chico's jeans from last season, my faithful Cognac Frye boots and for a pop of color, kelly green leather gloves.  Yes, if you live in the North, you may borrow them for St. Patty's day.  I hopefully won't need them!  

Ready for my ode

here it goes

old man winter 

you feel like a splinter

no more sweaters or coats for that matter

it's time for shorts, sandals too

I want bright colors... pinks, yellows and blues

Bring on spring, sooner than later

goodbye winter, see you later alligator!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I hope wherever you are it is a beautiful weekend.

As always, thank you for reading.

XO

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The Fierce 50 Campaign

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A big thank you to our illustrator! @bethbriggsillustration

A big thank you to our illustrator! @bethbriggsillustration

Today, Feb 19th, is a special day in the blogging world. It marks the launch of the first annual Fierce 50 Campaign bringing together 50 female bloggers over the age of 50 in a celebration of mid-life on the 50th day of the year! While I don't usually talk about age on my blog, I am honored to be selected as a member of the group and this campaign.  

Inspired at the Edge by a True Gem

I’m honored and humbled to introduce to you my fellow Fashion Blogger Elaine Davis @squarepearls on IG and creator of Square Pearls.  I am happy to say that I now call Elaine my friend and fellow ‘Fierce Sister’.  Elaine lives and works in New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world. 

Let me just tell you…. you will NEVER find Elaine Davis in the women’s coordinate department and if you do… she will be there challenging other women in mid-life that they can do better!  Elaine, with her youthful glow and “true southern charm” (yes, this girlfriend is a true Southerner at heart) knows how to have fun, be authentic, be in control and embrace life in her 50’s.   She is the mother of two grown adults and she has an extreme love of fashion.  From the first time we spoke, I felt that Elaine had a sense of calmness about her, knew that family was very important and had a deep sense of caring for others. 

One can equate a pearl to a life, as they are one of nature’s great miracles.   A living organism produces a pearl and is considered the world’s finest and most original gem.   A pearl, just like a life has to survive the many perils over their growth period before harvesting.  In the case of Elaine she too has experienced perils; ups and downs, the loss of parents, siblings and a divorce. Life’s many challenges present obstacles but like the classic pearl, Elaine has chosen optimism, hope, perseverance, determination and joy as she designed her balanced life.  The end result is when everything has gone well, a beauty is revealed — in the case of Elaine, the result is a classic, timeless and edgy square pearl!

We all need a tribe for connection, inspiration, and growth as we continue to learn from other in this second phase of our lives.  I want this fierce woman as my friend, ally and confidante and you will too! 

Elaine and I were lucky enough to meet face to face this weekend when she traveled to South Carolina.  It was a blast to meet her!  Cheers to my Fierce Friend, Elaine. Be sure to check out her blog Square Pearls.  

If you have enjoyed reading this blog post and learning more about The Fierce 50 Campaign, please visit this page to see an archive where you will find each of the women that are participating in The Fierce 50 along with their blog posts.  (Journalist Hanna Storm is one of them!) If you or someone you know is interested in either joining or supporting the movement, please contact info@catherinegraceo.com for more information. We have lots more planned for this year and beyond so, stay tuned everyone.

Be sure to also check out this article in Thrive Global about the movement. 

As always, thank you for reading, cheers!

 

 

 

 

Valentine Style

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Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.

- Henry David Thoreau

 

Hi Friends, 

First and foremost, Happy Valentines Day!  I hope today brings you much happiness, joy, and love!  

As I celebrate today with Mr. Silver and our love of over 40 years... I remind myself that nothing worth having comes easy.  As high school sweethearts, we grew up together.  Through highs and lows, great times and sad times we never let our love grow apart!  Love is a lifetime of compromise, commitment, and trust!  

This post features three different Valentines outfits that are my style!  The first is a simple Kensie white blouse, Baublebar earrings, Red Theory pants (FTC) a Michael Kors Leather Jacket (FTC) and Circa Joan and David T-strap shoes (also FTC).    

 

Next is a red Karen Kane dress that is so simple and lovely, it will be a wardrobe staple for years to come, and it even has pockets! The Pour La Victoire black pumps were a find at Belk and make me feel so tall!!  My bracelet is vintage Kendra Scott and the clutch is Sondra Roberts from Nordstrom, now on sale.

Last but not least, is a Karen Kane cropped top in red lace with bell sleeves, black wide leg pants from Chico's, Kendra Scott earrings and black pumps (FTC)

As always, thank you so much for reading and being a part of my journey!!

xoxo

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale... in honor of Spring

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"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes." Frank Lloyd Wright

Hi Friends,

I love the hope of a new day and the hope of a new year.  Cheers!   Not only is it the weekend but it also happens to be my birthday.  Number 59 to be exact!  My family coordinated a big surprise... my daughter and 6 month-old grandson, who live in Texas flew in and truly, surprised me.  Best gift ever, to have my family together including our newest addition!

Since Puxatauney Phil messed up our spring, I am planning ahead.  Kale (Pantone 18-0107) is a big color this spring and these pants from Chico's, are a perfect color match and on big time sale!  My jewelry is also from Chico's, and definitely a steal.  With the chill in the air, I pulled this oversized sweater from my closet.  Purchased 5 years ago, this classic from Garnet Hill continues to deliver style and warmth every time.  Watch for it again next fall as it comes in 5 or more colors.

I hope your weekend is great.  I know mine will fly by!

Until next time,

Brrr... need (Faux) Fur

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Hi Friends,

I had a fantastic week and hope you did too!  Have to share my special news!  My fourth grandchild was born and it is a healthy, baby girl.  This is our first girl, in addition to 3 awesome little grandsons.  She, weighed in at 9 lbs. 2 oz. and was born Feb 1.  Momma and baby are doing great...  very thankful!!

It has turned cold again so back to my warmer clothes.  I have been challenged finding high quality black boots due to skinny calfs.  Ladies, if you have them, you know that they can be as troublesome as wide calfs can be.  I had bought a new pair of Frye's and had to return them as they did not fit well.  These Elliott Lucca's found at Lord and Taylor are very fitted and work perfectly.  They are a bit taller but not over the knee.  I worry that trend will go out as fast as I it did when I bought my last pair of over the knee boots!  Best part...they are on sale.  This brown fur vest is OOTC and is from Talbots, last year.  I have posted similar vests... also on sale!  Grab one now for next fall.  The best part is this classic, animal print skirt from Harold's. Purchased over 10 years ago and I still get compliments on it, when worn!  

Who else loves to pair brown and black together?

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and that you take time for yourself, since we are all pulled in so many directions.  

As always, thank you for reading!  Until next time,

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Annie Oakley and the Coat

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Hi Friends, 

When I was young, my sister and I channeled Annie Oakley in various ways.  Playing with cousins on their farm, riding horses and shooting guns with our Dad and brother, we tried our best to be "Annie Oakley's" in our own minds.  I did not know much about her and the incredible woman she was until I researched her for this post.  Wow...she was a modern woman; strong, smart, talented, giving and even supported women's rights back in the 1900's.  

Now to the coat!  I found this coat while at the Round Top Antique Fair in TX.  If you have not been, I would highly suggest it. Such a blast and ridiculous finds!! My coat is vintage Double D Ranchwear.  It is a military jacket with beading and suede fringe.  I saw it hanging on a rack and kept going back to it as I thought it was a work of art.  All I had to do was put it on and I swear to the dear lord, I felt like Annie Oakley all over again!  My daughter, who was with me and knows me very well...said, "get it!" And the rest is history!  I have only worn it on a few times, but it is a piece of clothing I love and will never part with!  Someday, my daughter, grand-daughter and hopefully great-grand.... will wear this coat and enjoy it as much as I have.  Follow the gallery for links to the rest.  

Let me know if you have a find that is special!  I look forward to your comments.

As always thanks for reading,

Jan

ps.  If you like this coat as much as I do... there is one on ebay!  

 

 

 

 

Checking in...

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Hi Friends,

No, I was not contemplating hopping on the next train through, though the thought did cross my mind, after reading about this US cross country train tripwhich sounds like a blast.  

This casual look is fun as I don't wear a lot of bright colors.  When I found this bright pink vest, I thought you might enjoy it too! It is a bargain!! Quilted vests are such an easy wardrobe accessory in the south, when the day starts and ends on a chilly note, but the rest of the day is warm.  As you may have gathered by now, I love checks and plaids and could not pass up this William Rast Navy/White Buffalo Check shirt. These jean/leggings are Calvin Klein in dark navy, and a good value too.   The booties are FtC (From the Closet), and are Sam Edelman.  Who agrees that fringe is fun??

This photo was taken in Pineville, NC and is a few steps down the tracks to a new brew pub.  A fun place to hang out after work with a couple craft beers!

Cheers to a great week ahead!

Thanks for reading,

Jan

PS.  The last picture indicates that I need to continue my Yoga practice as I had trouble staying on the rails...and yes... this was before the brew pub!  

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Every Wardrobe Needs a Little Leopard...

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Hi Friends,

Hope you had a great weekend and that if you are a "football person"... your NFL team won and is moving on!  It was a warm weekend here compared to the teens the week before...so I decided the post should fit accordingly.  The feature is this wonderful gift,  of a leopard scarf!  You will see this scarf in the future since it's a classic...  Sole Society from Nordstrom... not on sale...but a great price!  The shirt is from Cloth and Stone from Belk.  I have worn this top, with various outfits already and can't wait to wear it this spring, with white jeans. The pants are Oh So Slimming,  (literally) from Chico's!  An absolutely great deal and they offer a great fit!!   I love to pair classics with casuals... and a little bit of leopard gives it the edge!  The sales are great right now... don't miss out!!

Hope you have a great week!

Be your awesome self!!  Thanks for reading,

Jan

 

 

Classic Chevron Topper

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Hi Friends,

I feel you can never go wrong with black as the foundation for your outfit.  My winter staple is black pants and a black turtleneck and then I build around it.  You might think "boring"!  I have to disagree... if you have this awesome car coat/topper from Talbots in a classic gray and black chevron. They call it "herringbone", I call it Chevron!   I can't wait to wear this with jeans and dress it up or down.  Did I mention it is  a "fantastic deal!" I call this a #havetohave...for building your wardrobe.   Run to Talbots and grab one for the rest of this year (you will still need it)  and then thank me every time you wear it!  You don't really have to... but it would be nice to drop me an email or post a picture on facebook!

As always, thanks for following and reading,

Jan

 

Baby It's Cold...

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Hi Friends,

Another weekend on the books (which went too fast) and ours was spent, taking down Christmas decorations, and painting a dresser and shelf for our grand baby girl arriving later this month!

It was extremely cold for our area over the weekend and today. If you are familiar with snow and ice in the south, snow melts quickly and the ice hangs around and can be treacherous.  Since the temperatures are still in the teens, I have a constant chill.  Therefore, I broke out the wool and everything else warm in my closet.  

This pea coat is a J. Crew Majesty Pea Coat in navy, which also comes in Marigold and Grey.  The navy is SO but they bring back this classic every year.  The scarf is a BP Heritage Plaid Square Scarf from Nordstrom, but any warm scarf will do.  I love leather gloves and have a number of them in different colors...the red ones I am wearing can make any winter outfit pop!  

I hope it is nice and warm where you are and if not... that it warms up soon.  It  is predicted to be in the upper 60's here next weekend.  What a change!!  Have a great week!

As always, thanks for reading, 

Jan

A Casual NYE

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Hi Friends,

I hope your holidays were extra special!  We had so much fun and joy spending time with family and friends.  

Mr. Silver and I are having a quiet NYE at the beach with dinner scheduled at our favorite restaurant on the water tonight.  So my outfit reflects the casual day ahead.  The t-shirt is one of my favorite Christmas gifts, from my daughter and SIL, custom made from Thug Life Shirts!  It reads "my favorite people call me Nannie!" LOVE!!  My cardigan is vintage J Crew, in metallic silver, paired with my "holy" denim jeans and fun silver metallic Michael Kors shoes.  Check out the photos below for links!

I don't know how you felt about this crazy year of 2016, but I plan to take all the great memories into 2017 and leave the rest behind.  Cheers to 2017 being the best year ever!!

As always... thanks for reading!

Jan xx

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