turtlenecks and blue jeans

november in georgia can be a rollercoaster ride when it comes to temps. one day the low is in the 30s or 40s, with highs in the 50s or 60s. the very next day, the temps can soar into the 70s or 80s with lows in the 60s. you never know quite what to expect. the midwest saw these exact fluctuations come spring or fall so i’m no stranger to ‘what to wear’ when the weather changes. this week we’re in for near-perfect temperatures with sunny skies and highs of 61 or 62—time for turtlenecks and blue jeans.

even in the summer months, i’m known to sport a sweater or two. sleeveless turtlenecks are a favorite, as are cotton or linen crewnecks and cardigans. i guess you’d say i’m a sweater kind of girl. or better yet, a turtleneck kind of girl. anyone remember the famous turtleneck line from Somethings Gotta Give? “what’s with the turtlenecks?” he asked. “i like them. i’ve always liked them. i guess i’m just a turtleneck kind of gal.” now that was a great movie. one of my favorites. and i quite agree with erica barry on the subject of sweaters.

turtlenecks and blue jeans

turtlenecks and blue jeans

turtlenecks and blue jeans

y’all know i love cashmere sweaters. it’s the perfect choice for a cold winter day. but i also like to have lighter weight sweaters on hand. this mixed media turtleneck from Ann Taylor (btw AT is having a flash sale 11.17 on cashmere – 25% off) is one such sweater. notice the sweater is cleverly constructed with a shell underneath for a layered look that’s built-in. and what’s better than turtlenecks and blue jeans (old, similar here), especially this time of year? that’s right – nuthin’. the shoes are from Frances Valentine, my new favorite brand. love the mini-block heel with red lizard-embossed leather. it’s the perfect daytime shoe with a ladylike flair. this ootd is simplistic in nature, so i added gold hoops, a gold bangle (old, similar here), and a snazzy handbag before i stepped out the door.

turtlenecks and blue jeans

turtlenecks and blue jeans

 

 

similar denim | sweater | shoes | earrings | similar bangle | handbag

similar denim | sweater | shoes | earrings | similar bangle | handbag

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Kay wrote:

    Please do a feature on wearing (or not) wearing stockings, sheer stockings, tights, from nude to black to colors. I am a 60-something and am comfortable not wearing them in the summer when my legs are tan, but come fall/winter I’m not sure what is appropriate. For example, can I wear black tights with leopard pumps?

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
    • Robyn wrote:

      Hi, I’m not Beth but I’ve wondering when we stopped wearing hose. Until the last 10 years or so wearing hose in colder months was just what was done. At one time hosiery was considered a luxury. Here’s the thing, at 61 if I want to wear hose I’ll wear them. If the color is flattering I think hose look very elegant. I always wear black hose sheer and opaque. My goal for dressings is function first then form. Even if it means swimming against the mainstream.

      Posted 11.19.20 Reply
  2. Laura wrote:

    LOVE, LOVE the shoes…and the whole outfit!!

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
  3. Pam Snow wrote:

    Beth, your hair cut looks really good on you. It’s the perfect cut for you. I wish I could find a hair style that I like that looked as good on me as yours.. really nice!

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
  4. Lisa wrote:

    I love turtlenecks but unfortunately have a shortish neck now compromised by a falling jawline! I’ve gone the v neck sweater route with a longish scarf for warmth. You look great in the photos. Would love to be able to wear that look.

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
  5. Lisa wrote:

    So classic. You look fantastic.

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
  6. Dear Beth,
    That look is fabulous, the dark top the jeans and those fab red shoes.xxx

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  7. anne mosell wrote:

    what type of shirt are you wearing under the sweater? is it too warm? thanks

    Posted 11.19.20 Reply
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