Loving Life after 50

OOTD Making a Statement

It is that time of year when you never know when that unexpected invitation will come to go for drinks, you just remember that you have a Christmas Lunch/event or the significant other mentions he made plans for after work… now don’t get me wrong those things can happen anytime of year ( except a Christmas lunch of course or maybe in July that can happen)  but this time of year everyone likes to sparkle just a little bit more.
I love finding work outfits that can go with relatively ease from day to night.  ( I should mention in my office it is an anything goes atmosphere , the full range from Jeans to suits and everything in between so that does make it easier to dress up or down for whatever the event calls for.

Today because they topic on the trend spin link up is ” STATEMENT JEWELLERY” it seemed only fitting that I wanted to wear seasonal inspired statement jewellery. So for today’s switch up outfit,  Black sweater dress (more like a long sweater than a dress) purchased at Ricki’s 2 seasons ago for 9 bucks, my go to J Crew leggings ( that may bag a little at the knees accasionally but its the first pair I ever found that stay up perfectly, dontcha hate that always hiking up your leggings look and feel) Boots were Giant Tiger again 3 or 4 seasons ago and on sale for yep 10.00.  Jewellery:  Necklace is Mark for Avon, Bracelet and ring are Le Chateau as were the dangly earrings I have in my purse to switch to.  Stud Earrings were just received from Stella and Dot on sale 26.00 and I love them. ( Participated in my first Stella and Dot Trunk party last week)

This sweater/dress is perfect as the colour is when you can wear as a hood, wear opn to display statement jewellery or drape modestly for work.  ( Sock bun is the perfect go to style to take me from work to play.)


  • Hi Linda! I think this outfit is great, I love the addition of the boots, big sparkly necklace (my favorite kind) and the blue nails. Thanks for following my blog and I am your newest follower too! It's nice to meet you!

  • Thanks Jill and thanks for following( I do so love getting followers)

  • This is a great work to cocktails outfit! You can't go wrong with black, and I love the stud details on the boots! And your jewels are perfection! Thanks for linking up!

  • So glad to have you joining us on the Holiday Style Linkup! Love your FUN turquoise nails as an accent to an all-black ensemble. Great choice!

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  • Love that necklace… want it!
    Thanks for linking up lady!

  • I love your boots! And your jewelry is fabulous!! Thanks so much for linking up.


  • You went ALL OUT with the bling…SO festive! Looks great with the black. Stopping by from the Trend Spin linkup!