over50feeling40: Autumn Fashions: Really Neutral After All
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Oct 6, 2013

Autumn Fashions: Really Neutral After All

In San Antonio, we awoke to temperatures in the 50s and low humidity...glorious!!  So, my family decided we wanted a screened-in porch for lunch dining!

CLEAR SPRINGS  provided the porch and delicious food for seven to enjoy!
As much color as is associated with autumn fashions, the season is really the best time to combine neutrals. Cooler weather is a perfect reason to mix the darker neutrals into seasonal styles.
I wore black, brown, deep green, and topped it with a peacock scarf!  I love combining blacks, browns and grays!
I discovered yesterday at the Goodwill seminar there are still some who cannot envision black and brown together...try it...I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!
Also, at Clear Springs, I think you will be surprised at the fish entrees...all delectable!
If I wore this to work, I would nix the floppy sweater and top it with a tailored jacket for better fit...but today was more relaxed!  Also, we ran into local blogger TORI enjoying the autumn dining as well!!

Black Leggings from Coldwater Creek (owned over a year)
Michael Kors black sweater from Ross (owned over a year)
Brown Pointed Toe Flats from Old Navy (owned over a year)
Peacock Scarf from Marshalls (owned over a year)

THE CLASSIC V NECK SWEATER FROM LANE BRYANT (recently purchased with rewards check!)

Hope all of you have a joyful Monday!! Now, hopefully you will visit the ladies from VISIBLE MONDAY!!  and MONDAY MINGLE!!

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  1. Hi Pam. What a lovely scarf you wear! Love the whole outfit. It looks elegant and chic. The food looks delicious.
    Have a lovely week.

  2. Oh My ! don't you look lovely!
    Nice chic casual look
    Love the place you went for lunch

    Ariane xo

  3. I agree that black, browns and greys work well together! Love the peacock scarf!

  4. Nice color in the scarf Pam. Good to see you out and about having a fun time. Enjoyed your posts about the the Goodwill. Looks like a fine selection of goodies!

    blue hue wonderland

  5. Wonderful Autumn look, Pam! Love the peacock scarf. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  6. I love the fact that we now wear brown and black together!

  7. Not only do you look beautiful in that outfit, the fact that the majority of the pieces are over a year old makes you pretty smart, too (pun intended)!


  8. I am so jealous of your cool weather. It's been hot around here this week.
    I love that peacock scarf on you. And that salmon looks delicious!

  9. Dinner looks delish. Nice outfit too.

  10. Hi Pam, the scarf looks fabulous with your neutrals. I'd love to have a screened porch!

  11. You looked fantastic as always! So great to see you! I think we need to have a fashionable mom and daughter dinner sometime with you, your daughter and me and my mommy!

    1. Great idea, Tori! Jess and I would love that!!

  12. Black and brown, just as black and navy, are my friends. Your color combinations are lovely, and the peacock scarf adds the perfect amount of color for a cool day in your beautiful city.

  13. Comfortable and chic! Love the scarf.
    This spot looks so cozy!!

  14. Lovely scarf and great color combo. Also, thanks for sharing the info you gathered at the Goodwill seminar.

  15. I love a good slouchy sweater/scarf combo!

  16. Hi Pam, your scarf is absolutelly gorgeou, i love tha pattern :)



  17. Remember the day when nice girls didn't wear purple and red together. I love that color combination and I love black/brown combinations. Add a little Orange and I am happy. So just color me whatever color you want.

  18. such a cute, cozy fall look Pam!
    hope your cool temps stick around for a few days

  19. I love this post and I just found your blog and it's really cute and well written. Your pics in San Antonio and I can't wait to visit again, it was my favorite city in Texas and I loved the River Walk. You captured some beautiful moments.



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