Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Whew, it’s been a busy few days. This whirlwind visit from my daughter was the best! We celebrated Thanksgiving early, introduced my grandson to the magic world of vegetables and shopped…several times. She needed tops and the selection in Canada is just not as wide as it is here.

It was cloudy and overcast when I took her to the airport yesterday. After several days in the high 70’s, the cooler weather was a welcome change. I hate to complain, but I am tired of the nice weather. I’m ready to wear sweaters and boots!Style blog for women over 50

I pulled on the Bobeau fleece that I found at the Nordstrom anniversary sale last summer. My daughter spotted it and thought it looked like me. It’s a pretty soft purple and cozy but not too warm for days in the low 60’s.

Munro Taylor Bootie

It may be hard to see in this photo, but my booties and tank top are black, my pants are navy. I love navy shoes but it can be hard to find navy’s with the same undertone, so I usually wear black or brown shoes.

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My daughter found some beautiful tops on sale, not always at the store we were in. Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s were all having sales over the long weekend. With a little internet searching, she found what she wanted at the lowest price… then gave her business to Nordstrom! Did you know that Nordstrom price matches? If another store has an item for less, they will match it! That’s smart and saves a lot of running around.

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Don’t let my smile fool you. I cried as I drove away from the airport and wished again, that she lived closer.

On the way home I stopped for shopping therapy Dressing Room Diaries which I’ll have tomorrow.

Do you wear navy and black together?

Have a great day and thanks for reading.






  1. Susan
    November 16, 2016 / 10:57 am

    Love navy and black together and your fleece is perfect. I saw a lot of navy and black in Paris when I was there two years ago–will study the street fashion again next year!

  2. Pauline
    November 16, 2016 / 11:57 am

    No I don’t seem to be able to do navy & black, my Granddaughter is the same,but my daughter says she often does.

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      It may be cause of their base tones or your skin tone

  3. Linda
    November 16, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I also find matching navy blues to be almost impossible. I don’t even try anymore. Black shoes with navy blue are just perfect!

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Exactly how I feel about it!!

  4. Jen D.
    November 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I do wear navy and black together if you’re including a dark wash blue jean. I recently bought some black ponte pants, thinking all of my black tops would pair well, only to find that they look much better with the denim. I did find some clothes in my wardrobe that would go nicely with them – whew!! My closet used to be filled with almost all blue tops…lol. I do have about 4 or 5 navy blue tops, but I’m not sure if any of them are right with my black ponte pants.

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      I would try them together and see. Wear black shoes to tie the look together.

  5. November 16, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I do wear navy and black but I want a pair of booties just like yours. After having extensive foot surgery a couple years ago I find that open toes are my best bet. But, open-toe booties are difficult to find. I feel your pain – our kids and grandkids don’t live close either.

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      It’s really hard to have them far away!

  6. Carol LaRochelle
    November 16, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I think if the navy is a “black” or deep navy, black shoes look fine, but not if it is a brighter or nautical navy. What do,you think?
    Also, may I ask if those are the Munro open-toe shoes?
    Thank you,
    Carol LaRochelle

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Light or nautical navy would have a totally different effect. I can’t say I have used black with those blues. Metallic or white might be better. Yes, These are the Munro open toe shoes. I love them. They are here http://bit.ly/2eYuePD

  7. November 16, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    This is just too funny. Many years ago, I had an argument w/Mme Mère about wearing navy and black together. She was adamantly opposed to it and I was adamantly for it, because YSL did it so beautifully. “What does he know,” she quipped. “He was born in Algeria. They put all sorts of things together that don’t go together.”

    Not even “le roi de la mode” (the king of fashion) could convince her that it works.

    Cheers, M-T

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      That’s a hilarious story! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Barb
    November 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I find myself wearing cordovan shoes with navy more and more often. I, too, have given up on finding navy shoes that match my pants!

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      I love Cordovan with navy…so chic!

  9. Paula Moreshead
    November 16, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Your comment at the end about seeing your daughter and grandson leave truly resonates with me. Having to say goodbye to my grandsons is one of the hardest things I have to do. You did a great job of smiling in the picture!

    An appreciative reader,

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      It is painful, Paula. xox

  10. November 16, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Love that fleece jacket…it would be cozy and yet it looks so much dressier than the basic ones…I do not wear navy at all…I really am married to black!

    • Jennifer
      November 16, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      And you wear it beautifully. I was married to black until just recently…we shall see hoe long it lasts:)

  11. November 18, 2016 / 9:16 am

    The jacket is so cute on you. Love it. And don’t you just love visits with grown daughters? Except, yes, that bittersweet trip to the airport when they leave…..sigh.

    • Jennifer
      November 18, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      I actually cried this time.

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