September 27, 2020

Take Your Casual Up A Notch

Take Your Casual Up A Notch

Take Your Casual Up A Notch

Casual dressing has taken on a whole new meaning these days because most of us are staying at home… all the time. For some, that means shorts, a tee, and flip flops and that’s all.

I know every woman’s idea of at-home casual varies but I’d like to put in a plug for taking things up a notch. I promise if you take the extra time to add simple earrings, pencil in your eyebrows, blow dry your hair and add a swipe of lipstick, you’ll feel better every time you catch your reflection in the mirror.

My outfit of the day isn’t too different than what I wore here. Today I’m showing how to take a casual outfit up a notch by simply swapping out your shoes and outer layer.

The addition of a flowy silk ruana feels pretty effortless. This would be a great casual look for dinner out…if we were going out, but I have to say, it feels pretty good to wear something silk and swishy anytime. I’d even love this ruana over a nightgown to feel that much more put together as I sit drinking my tea in the morning.

This day was so hot my hair went limp and flat (as usual) so I stuck it up with an imitation pearls hair clip. Several of you have asked me how I get my baby fine, poker-straight hair up and this is how.

I have very little hair so one small barrette will hold all of my hair. It’s not glamorous but it allows me to put a hat over it too.

over 50 fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing Chico's outfit

over 50 fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing Chico's outfit

My linen pants are creased from sitting down, which doesn’t bother me in the least. Life happens and linen wrinkles so I move on and think about other things.over 50 fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing striped linen pants and silk ruana

over 50 fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing striped linen pants and silk ruana

I love all forms of wraps but in the summer, I want something that will stay on my shoulders without fussing and that’s what a ruana does. This one has a pretty watercolor pattern with both warm and cool tones.

fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing Chico's ruana

fashion blogger Jennifer Connolly wearing Chico's ruana

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Yesterday’s post had a straw bag I could not find a link for so I hunted down a few that are similar for you.

It turns out to be an unusual shape to fine. This one came pretty close. This one is a lighter straw and less slouchy but really nice. And then I found this one which looks very close. This bag is in softer colors but has a similar feel.

Thanks for reading and if you liked this I would love for you to pin it to your Pinterest board.

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