Fall is the beginning of a lot of fun activities and performances. This truly is my favorite time of the year starting now till New Year’s. You can honestly feel the excitement in the air. Although my kids are now grown, I coordinate times and we all meet to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. One of our favorite items besides pumpkins is the pumpkin syrup. Then they always have to twist my arm ha ha and I make them french toast for dinner that day:)
October and November bring all the fall concerts. My son has been playing guitar since he was 10 so I’ve always enjoyed dressing up to watch his performances. He is now performing with many talented individuals at his college and the concerts are thoroughly enjoyable. I like to feel cute and modest. My exact shirt has sold out but I love this one from JC Penney. Both the striped and sundrop are cute patterns. It’s available in tall so if you like your shirts a little longer to cover the tummy area it would be perfect. I did a front tuck with mine. Use code GOSTYLE for a 20% savings. Or 25% off $100 and over order. This one from Express is a great option too. I love the ruffle around the collar and the buttons. It comes in sizes xxs-xl and is 30% off.
I would also wear this to a meeting with one of my clients during a makeup consultation. I’ve always loved Mary Kay’s motto. Not just the fact that she always said to put faith first, family second and then to work very hard third but the example she left us by her fashion choices. She always said to look professional, feminine and modest. I feel this outfit follows that to a tee.
I added black control top pantyhose and black booties for a slimming appearance. Of course, this girl needs a little sparkle on her booties but solid black would work just as well. The ones I’m wearing are no longer available but these are cute and I also like these. Vera Wang boots are always comfortable and offer the extra little pizazz I love. These Dr. Scholl’s are super cute and with a padded footbed and both medium and wide widths available they look to be a perfect option also. The exact brand I’m wearing is Madden at Kohl’s. The ones available come with this cute wooden heel making them great if you’re looking for something you can dress up or dress down for a more casual look.
Red is one of my favorite colors so I added this lightweight red cardigan for a pop of color. Mine is sold out but I love this one from Kohl’s. The detail at the top is pretty and the vertical detail on the back would be slimming. I also like that it’s a bit brighter red. It’s an otherwise neutral outfit and although I love black and white it’s not the best near my face. I am a cool winter in my natural coloring so a bit of color brings out the pink in my complexion which is more flattering. Makeup tip-pinch your cheeks and see what your natural color is. That is the color blush you should be using:) Rosy Nude is my color.
Take your pointer and middle finger and place them right beside your nose looking in a mirror. That is where your blush should start along your natural cheek bones. Your natural cheek color will always make you appear more youthful. If you see young children running around playing without a care in the world they usually have a flushed glow to their cheeks. Freckles are also in right now. So while we love a perfect matte complexion, don’t cover up those youthful freckles too much.
My black leather wrap bracelet with small crystal details along with my simple silver hoops with a sparkly sheen were the perfect accents. I love Alison + Aubrey for jewelry but I’m going shopping today with my mom and am going to try to find some pretty options to share with you all next week.
You could also choose red heels to bookend your red cardigan and still achieve that slimming look. The straps across your foot should be small and if you can cross them in a way that makes an X it will slim your leg. A pointed toe will also help with this.
What kind of outfits do you all like to wear to your children or grandchildren’s recitals and school festivities? Mom, my daughter and I are headed to the pumpkin patch this Saturday. We are picking out pumpkins for them to make homemade pumpkin pie, yummy! I am their taste tester as this girl usually burns everything ha ha. It’s a good thing I married a cook:)
If anyone’s interested in following along we will put our pumpkin patch experience on our Insta stories. It’s always a fun adventure with us girls. A lot of laughter in our house. We are very glad you’re here with us and you are welcome to leave your email below to never miss a post. We’d love to have you join us.
P.S. On Fridays we’ve been linking up with Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. She’s very sweet and if you’re interested in joining her I know she’d love to have you:) https://www.nancysfashionstyle.com.