Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence

Fall is finally here!  I am so excited to wear different clothing and have new fun.  When I began the blog ten years ago, it was clear most of you wanted to discuss fashion more than anything.  So I became a student of the industry…reading many books and even taking an online course in fashion merchandising.  There were alot of terms I did not know at that time, so I believe some of you may be in the same position. Today’s fall trend is called “mixed media.”

Mixed media garments are ones which mix different textures, materials, and details in one piece.  Textures are found visually or in the feel of fabric. 

I purchased this mixed media jacket this past summer on sale at CHICO’S and I really like it.  However, I do want share with you a couple of things I learned when first styling it…

Overall, remember LESS IS MORE.
Mixed media has so much going on, it would be easy to over accessorize.  So just let the statement garment speak alone.
Also, one of the fabrics here  is a faux leather…and, it really does not look good with the same on the bottom in a skirt or pant…too much of a good thing! 

However, I love it with this skirt and then with black denim for a fun time out.  Sure it is a trend, but one that stays around and works really well…it is also a fun trend.

Now, this week’s collaboration with JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is so much fun.  I want you to go to her SITE and see what she is modeling for a fall trend.  But, on either of our blogs you can join in if you are another blogger.  Just link in and show us how you are hitting your style sweet spot lately…we would love to see!

And I am linking our link up with VISIBLE MONDAYVISIBLE MONDAYDEFINED STYLE LINKSHOE AND TELLTURNING HEADS LINK UP

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Then have a wonderful week!!

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