over50feeling40: Winter Fashion….For Me, Time Is Running Out!
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Jan 20, 2012

Winter Fashion….For Me, Time Is Running Out!

I am well aware that time is running out for us here in South Texas to enjoy our winter clothes. In fact, the forecast for Saturday is into the lower 80s!! I have written before of my love affair with fall and winter clothing. I think it's mostly due to the fact that we have warm weather for so long where I live and, after all, variety is the spice of life! I get bored with the warm weather dressing!  By September...it has become old, old, old.

Red Cardigan: $1.99 at Goodwill
Cream Colored Blouse and Bracelet: Kohls
Denim Skirt and Tights: Lane Bryant
Boots: Ross
Perry Ellis Scarf: Marshalls

We know that things will warm up in January and also during our rodeo in February, we will experience one or two really cold days! That’s about it! Therefore, you will most likely see me look for ways to enjoy my boots, tights, sweaters and wool jackets as much as possible on the blog before the opportunities fade until next October. Today, I realized that I had not yet worn this wool scarf…so I fashioned an outfit around it. The scarf is just too warm for spring and summer.

Are there items in your closet you would like to wear longer this year??

 Time is also running out on the Shabby Apple Skirt Giveaway…make sure you have your name entered!! Just click HERE.  Also, make sure you tell your friends about this...easy way to start off spring with a really cute skirt...they might not forgive you, if you don't include them!!


Happy weekend, everyone!! 


  1. With the wind chill, we are having below zero temps. We have the problem in reverse, ie. we get sick of our Fall/Winter clothes and long for Spring and Summer, both which are shorter seasons here. Anyway, I am ready to put the boots away already!

  2. I have a couple of wooly sweaters and skirts that I save for the coldest days of January. Some of them came out this past week.

    I have no regret over the snow items that have stayed in my closet this year!

  3. Hi Pam!
    After living so long in Montreal's winter weather, i would not mind sunshine all year around. Winter never seems to go away here!
    I would like to wear my combat boots all year around!
    Have a good weekend!

    Ariane xxxxxx

  4. Pam, I am with you. I am wearing boots nearly every day, even though today's high will be about 75! And the warm-weather clothing does get a *lot* of use : > You look fabulous!

  5. Well, I would looove to win that pretty skirt, but I don't live in Texas anymore, and I know ShabbyApple doesn't send to Indonesia! SIgh...

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, Ms. Pam. I hope you'll visit again soon!

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  6. I feel the same way - although we don't get as warm as you do.
    I have a beautiful Zara coat that I try to wear often and a sheepskin jacket my husband bought me several years ago in Wyoming. I rarely wear it because it seldom gets cold enough around here.

    Have a great weekend! xoxo, A

  7. This winter has been WEIRD here in Maryland. one week it's 50-60 degrees, the next its 20 degrees. I really haven't been utilizing all of my sweaters at all and I LOVE Fall/winter dressing!
    Love the outfit-especially the scarf!

  8. Beautiful colors you're wearing today!
    Same challenges here in Phoenix - usually in the 70s with a few dips into the 50s, but mostly way too warm for woolens.

  9. What a gorgeous look! The colors are beautiful and the look is very modern and cheerful. I hope I can go through my blog and maybe we can become followers. =)
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Try living in the North of England and you will soon long for warm DRY weather. Our Springs are beautiful, Summers short, Autumns can be spectacular but Winters seem long, cold and very wet.

  11. I think I might have to move there after all. 80 sounds wonderful. I love the heat.

    That color is dynamic on you. Beautiful.


  12. winter will still be around for quite a bit here
    it is freezing and raining as i type
    i do remember the days of living in houston though, you were lucky to wear a long sleeve shirt in the winter time lol

  13. Pam, the issue that I'm having here is the spastic weather! One minute it's REALLY cold and the next day it's mid 60s! I miss all of my heels....I tend to gravitate to boots in the winter and I'm ready to break out my heels! You look absolutely RADIANT!!!! I love how you styled yourself around the favored scarf! Happy weekend to you! ~Serene

  14. Ha ha--I'm on the opposite of the weather spectrum--I get sick of boots, layers, long underwear, hats, gloves, etc! Looking forward to wearing my summer dresses. Migrating to fl for a month to do so!

  15. I may complain about the snow and cold, but when would I love winter coats. So I understand what you're talking about. The scarf is gorgeous on you!

  16. Beautiful colors in this look. I have so many sweaters...and I have yet to scratch the surface of wearing them all this winter.

  17. I love that burnt orange on you,dear Pam.
    We have very similar weather. We are still waiting for winter, apart from two rainy days.

  18. Same here in Greece. 8 months a year the weather is from mild to blazing hot.I love layering and that's only possible during fall and winter.I love this bright warm colors and as always I admire your bangles!

  19. It's so funny how we love what we can't have! I'm dreaming of sundresses (it's snowing buckets here!)


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