Monday, November 6, 2017

Styling A Favorite Sweatshirt

An Oldie But A Goodie

We all have those favorite pieces in our closets that we return to time and again. These favorites bring the "aahhh" factor when we put them on. They are so comfortable and just easy to wear. Such is the sweatshirt I'm going to share with you today. But, first, let's begin with what I wore underneath. This v-neck blouse was a thrift find I discovered over the summer. Purple is "my" color and I love the ties on the three quarter length sleeves. The ties give this blouse that "something extra" that caused me to give the blouse a second glance at the thrift store. 

As it was a cooler day, I wore my all-time favorite purple sweatshirt over the blouse. This was the first time I had paired this sweatshirt with this particular blouse. I usually wear a t-shirt or turtleneck underneath. It was a great combo that allowed me to pull off the sweatshirt when it got too warm and still have a dressier piece underneath. 

I have had this sweatshirt a very long time and love the embroidered flower design on the shirt. What goes around comes around, right? Embroidered clothing is back in style again so I'm glad this shirt wasn't put in my giveaway piles over the years.  Since I cut out the tags long ago I can't be 100% certain, but I believe it was one of the first Jaclyn Smith pieces that K-Mart sold and when I bought it, it came with a pair of purple stirrup pants which I no longer own. Remember stirrup pants? They are actually coming back into style. I saw some stirrup leggings recently in the "No Nonsense" brand. I always loved stirrups because they tucked into boots so neatly and your pants didn't "blouse" at the knees. So, I may be buying some stirrups to see if they still feel comfortable like they did years ago.  

I realize I don't have links to share with you as this outfit is both thrifted and something that I've owned for years. I do have some new pieces I'll be sharing with you soon. But, for now, go look in your own closet and see what "oldies but goodies" you have that make you say "aahhh" when you wear them. Have fun shopping your closet!

Until Next Time,


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

That's my kind of sweatshirt - warm, pretty and feminine. You look lovely.

Karen said...

I love those older comfort pieces too Debbie! The things you have tried to give away at times but something always holds you back! I know the feeling you're talking about though, you just feel comfortable and good when you put those things on. I like the tie sleeves on your blouse, that's really very trendy right now and I wonder why someone gave that up? Really very cute and such a pretty color! And the embroidery on the sweatshirt also makes it current, although I don't think sweatshirts ever go out of style! It's hard to find a K Mart these days. I don't know of any other retailer that sells Jaclyn Smith clothing, maybe online? She has been very loyal to K Mart and the thing I like about her styles is they seem to be mostly classics.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hey Karen: K-Marts are definitely closing a lot these days. We have two in our area, but only one carries the better clothing. Check out this link:

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Carol. It's my kind of sweatshirt too! Have a great day.

Sharon said...

What a great match, Debbie! It seems like your newer shirt and your oldie but goodie sweatshirt are a matched pair. Embroidery really is popular right now. I have noticed that mbroidery modules for sewing machines are advertised so that people who sew a lot can do their own embroidery work.

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

That's a great sweater! Lovely color.

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

The embroidery is so pretty, Debbie!!
Thanks for linking up with the Ageless Style Party!!