check pants and burgundy sweater

don’t you just love fall? the only downside is the days are shorter, and the mornings’ pitch black. but the leaves are turning brilliant shades of orange, yellow, and burgundy, and there are pumpkins everywhere, including my coffee. but the best part is college football is going strong. since i live in Georgia bulldog country, i pay attention to the SEC. it’s kinda like watching pro ball except for it’s better. the stakes are high, and the local fans love their teams. to make things more interesting, there are all sorts of rivalries that go back years and years. this week the tension is thick as Georgia squares off against longtime rival Alabama. and while some of us may be wearing black and red this Saturday to cheer our favorite team on, i just might be seen in check pants and burgundy sweater ‘cuz it’s so darn cute! in the end, all i can say is GO DAWGS!

so what’s your favorite part of fall? is it the cooler temperatures? apple crisp? or decorating for Halloween? i love all three, but i have to admit nothing compares to fall fashion. between sweater weather, adding a third layer to my outfit, or slipping into a comfy pair of loafers, there are so many ways to put together a casual yet chic ootd.

check pants and burgundy sweater

today’s ootd is pure fall. it starts with the rich color scheme found in the opens in a new windowcheck pants from opens in a new windowJ.Crew and opens in a new windowburgundy sweater that i scored this year at the opens in a new windowNordstrom Anniversary sale. add a pair of loafers (old opens in a new windowsimilar here) for old school charm and comfort, and i’m good to go lounging around the house, or if i’m headed out the door, i’ll grab my opens in a new windowCoach handbag that’s already sold out at opens in a new windowMacy’s. not to worry, it’s still available on the Coach website.

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corduroy blazer

today, i’ll share a style secret about blazers. y’all know i love me a good blazer (yes, english teachers, this sentence is a colloquial expression not grammatically correct), and i add them to my outfits any chance i get. but a favorite style tip is to size up one size now and again. then the blazer turns into a coat that fits over any chunky sweater i throw its way. most of my blazers fit over silk or cotton blouses with ease and slim fit sweaters. but it’s next to impossible to incorporate blazers and cable knit sweaters or a long tunic sweater.

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today, we’re sharing a mini-fashion flash from YouTube. it’s a sneak peek of outfits that will make a future appearance on the blog. happy Wednesday, ladies, time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.



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  1. Edith (Edie) Brown wrote:

    Once again Beth you rock it. I’m in Penn State country – the Nittany Lions.
    Thank you for inspiring us daily to step up our game in what to wear.
    Love following you.

    Posted 10.14.20
  2. Julie wrote:

    Hi Beth,

    In the fall, I love apple crisp and made it for my book club this week.

    Because I was on a shoestring budget when I was in college, I lusted after preppy outfits like your perfect football game outfit today. Probably explains why I still love the look 6 decades later. Ha!


    Posted 10.14.20
  3. Gloria wrote:

    I just love this whole outfit. The colors are rich, the palid pants are fab, the shoes are super cute and it just screams “Fall” college town. Looking good, Professor Fashionista!!

    Posted 10.14.20
  4. Go Gators!

    Posted 10.14.20
  5. Sangita M wrote:

    Love the fall colors in your ootd. Thanks for the sizing up tip, makes perfect sense.

    Posted 10.14.20
  6. MaryLynne wrote:

    Hi Beth
    Fall is my favorite season also but it is too short. Those pretty leaves don’t stay on the trees long enough. It’s not the best color palate for me as I am a winter but I wear those colors anyway in the fall putting colors like burgundy near my face. I have a similar outfit in my closet with the pants and jacket fabrics reversed. I think I’ll wear it for a zoom meeting today. Covid is on the rise in Michigan so I haven’t gone anywhere for over a week. Love love Apple or pumpkin anything but must be careful or I won’t be able to wear that outfit. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!!

    Posted 10.14.20
  7. Janet Reading wrote:

    HI Beth and happy Fall! Yes to apple crisp! It has been my Fall go-to dessert since my three grown sons were little guys—and continues to be a hit and I just made one yesterday. As for today’s outfit, I love the sweater and pants, but am not a fan of the corduroy blazer. I get the size-up idea for use over heavier sweaters, but to me this just looks baggy and schlumpy and not up to your usual tailored look. I’d prefer a vest over the sweater for the added layer, but that’s just my opinion. Keep up the good work encouraging your readers to up to their fashion game! It’s always a pleasure to read your blog.

    Posted 10.14.20
  8. Gladys O Collazo wrote:

    Beautiful outfits in this video.
    What brand and store is the short (Peter pan collar?), dark (navy blue?) jacket you wear in this compilation of outfits?

    Posted 10.14.20
  9. Gloria wrote:

    I am new to your site but enjoying it very much.

    Posted 10.14.20
  10. suzi wrote:

    Is your hair short again or are these photos from the past? Love the burgundy outfit, so fall looking and great for football weather. Roll Tide Roll!

    Posted 10.14.20
  11. Very classy sweater and fall slacks! Love the colors! You look quite preppy! Enjoy the football games. Loved going to games as a younger woman screaming for my team! Lots of friends around…those were the days!

    Posted 10.14.20
  12. Hi love the short style clip, except, possibly my tablet but can’t tall if little jackets are cloth, leather, wool or cord as they are dark and can’t see fabric. Your site has given me the kick in the pants that I need especially at this time so that we get up, get dressed and get out there safely, there are no regulations about what we wear with the mask……so brighten up the day by putting together a great outfit, we all have one waiting to be worn tp the cafe for friendship and coffee – yes???

    Posted 10.15.20
  13. Sandra wrote:

    Thanks to you, as of this afternoon I now have a pair of checked trousers! When I saw this look with the burgundy sweater and brown loafers I just fell in love with it. The last time I wore checked trousers I was 12 years old (think big green plaid check dungarees – I thought I was the bees knees!) and since then I’ve always shied away from anything other than plain dark colors. But I LOVE my new checked trousers…thanks for your inspiration, Beth! xx

    Posted 10.25.20

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