What I Wore: Transition

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wardrobe oxygen in grey jeans and an olive utility jacketjacket | tee | jeans | boots | scarf | earrings | bag

wardrobe oxygen in a dia and co utility jacketJacket: Came in one of my Dia&Co boxes (similar) | Tee: J. Crew Factory (XL) | Jeans: Gap (no longer available, similar; plus size option) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Bag: ALLSAINTS | Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane | Bracelet: Had forever (similar look for less) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Scarf: Hermès (similar)

Wardrobe Oxygen, over 40 size 14 blogger in a weekend look for fall wardrobe oxygen over 40 fashion blogIt's still summer, but before we know it the temps will be dropping and fall will arrive. I find my closet is already in transition; jeans paired with short-sleeved tops, this jacket often thrown over a tee or tank and jeans. This has been a surprisingly mild summer and I've been glad I didn't pack away all my toppers.  This jacket is a great one; I've never been a utility jacket kind of person.  I did the utility jacket/dressy skirt look many moons ago but since then each time I try it, it feels weird and clunky on me.

wardrobe oxygen in a weekend lookThis is one reason I like Dia&Co, I got this jacket and was thinking oh heck no when I saw it, but I tried it on and liked how it's a soft drapey fabric, I can cinch the waist, it's made to have rolled sleeves… it's a good throw on as I run out the door kind of jacket and when paired with a scarf, it makes an old tee shirt and jeans look polished.

wardrobe oxygen in asos wide width ankle bootWhen looking through ASOS' wide with shoe collection I saw these booties and couldn't resist. I've wanted a low, casual boot with some hardware on it I can beat up and the price of these was perfect. I've tried them with shorts but even with my fake tan, my legs are still too pasty to wear black ankle boots. This is the first time I've worn them outside the bedroom but I know come fall and winter they'll get a lot of wear.

wardrobe oxygen hermes hermesmatic scarf resultI know you all have been waiting to see how the scarf turned out! Vanna White is here to show you the result. As I mentioned in this post about Hermès Hermèsmatic, I chose the red/pink dip dye color.

wardrobe oxygen hermes scarf It softened all the colors, changing the bright gold to more of a coral-tinted shade. The scarf itself is a bit softer, more like sandwashed silk. I like it, it's not so gold, and not so dressy. It's a much better look for my personal style and wardrobe and believe now it will get a lot more wear.

Before…hermes mosaique au 24 scarf in magenta

…and After!

wardrobe oxygen hermes scarf after hermesmaticAs I shared on Facebook, I wore it to work this past Tuesday as a belt, and the day prior I wore it like I did in this post, but with my black Loveappealla jumpsuit.  I love how it looks with denim, and want to pair it with more warm colors like pink, red, orange, and berry this fall!


  1. Glamagrrl
    August 19, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Oh, I wish I’d known about Hermesmatic! I have had an hermes scarf in my closet for ages. I never wear it because it is a bright orangey red equestrian print, and just so not me. I will have to be on the lookout for the dye service in the future. Yours looks great!

  2. Kris
    August 19, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Can you tell us how you use a scarf as a belt? Is there any trick to how you roll it up?

  3. Lee4
    August 18, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Love the way your scarf turned out–beautiful!

  4. crtfly
    August 18, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I know this sounds like a contradiction. The scarf is still bright but more subtle. It suits you better. They did a good job.


  5. Kathryn Braun Fenner
    August 18, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    That jacket is another surprisingly flattering topper. It seems to come down to a nice drapey fabric, huh?

  6. August 18, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I really love the “after” colors…softer and more contemporary somehow. And I’m still crushing on that b&w ginham dress…it’s so fabulous!!!

  7. Patricia
    August 18, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Now it just works. So glad you’re pleased. I agree, this was a much better choice.

  8. August 18, 2017 / 8:13 am

    My BFF bought one of the scarves from the pop-up and loves it overdyed. I love how the color changed on yours. It’s definitely softer but a better color story than the gold was!

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