Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Top Five Items 2015

Do you have items in your closet that you wish you could wear every day?

My top five elements of style for 2015 include the pieces I wear most often and feel most comfortable in.

The Perfect Tops

There are some tops that I do wear almost every day. The tops I get from Covered Perfectly are great to layer over, or to wear alone since they are long enough to wear with leggings. I love the face-flattering neckline of the Simple Comfort top. 

Wash then hang to dry. (Never put in the dryer!) Buy a size larger if you would like a more loose fit. They are perfect for travel since they take up no space. Just hang them up. The wrinkles will fall right out!
Covered Perfectly is a small, woman-owned company. All the products are made in the USA (even the fabric). All the models featured on the Covered Perfectly website are over 40 (in my case, way over 40!).

Fifty, not Frumpy followers can get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. Only one discount can be applied per order. There are several styles to choose from and the discount will apply on up to two items, after that, you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special!


The Perfect Jeans

I reach for a pair of jeans almost every morning. They can be very casual or they can be worn out to dinner with a nice jacket and heels. A great fitting pair of dark wash jeans that keep their great fit all day are golden for me. (Who likes pulling up your pants all day?)

These smooth fit ankle jeans from J.Jill have all the qualities I look for. There aren't a lot of design details that make them memorable and the length is perfect for me.


Dressed for the Event

When I need to step away from the jeans to get dressed for a special evening, I know Clara Sunwoo tops will serve me well. I got this one and these Mesmerize pants from

The confidence of knowing you look your best in something that is comfortable and easy to wear can not be underestimated.


Double Duty Items

Another of my all time favorite items also came from This I.C. Collection shirt reminds me of a Ralph Lauren advertisement. I love the elegance of the brown faux suede. This rich neutral color goes with every pair of pants I own and it also works well with my coloring. I love that it can be worn as a shirt alone or layered as a jacket. Any item that can be worn several ways gets extra points with me.


The Third Piece

A jacket, cardigan, vest, ruana, poncho, or bold scarf can take a ho-hum really boring look to fabulous.

White linen biker style jacket from Stein Mart.

Faux leather trimmed jacket from Stein Mart.

Silk shawl by Tina Gleave at the Silk Squirrel. 

Ruana from Foxcroft.

Chico's vest over a Covered Perfectly Snow Leopard print top.

Faux leather jacket from Stein Mart.

Waterfall cardigan from Body Language by Connie

Cable knit poncho from Foxcroft.

Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Jodie's Touch of Style said...

These are perfect items, but I also say the shoes make the outfit!! Especially as we get older, having modern footwear can make you look either frumpy or 10 years younger! You have a great shoe collection Susan! jodie said...

Forget the clothes ;) WHAT a figure you've got !!! Great look - I love everything. Regards - Margot

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

All of your looks are keepers... and those Foxcroft pieces are awesome! You always inspire us to look our best, Susan.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Lovely on every level. As another commenter said: the shoes make each outfit!

Andrea said...

Your outfits are always spot on! Nothing I would change! And as others have said, those shoes.....

Unknown said...

I have enjoyed seeing all of your outfits this year.

Darlene said...

I agree u have the coolest shoes!!!

Darlene said...

You have the coolest shoes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous outfits! Would not change any of them...