Fresh Mix And Friday With Friends

Susan B of une femme d'un certain age wears a navy cardigan, camo print pants and espadrille sandals.

I’ve been feeling in a bit bored with my wardrobe lately. I’m chalking it up to change-of-season doldrums, and have been challenging myself to create some fresh mixes from my existing wardrobe. I wore this outfit to run some errands earlier in the week and was pleased with it. I felt I’d hit that sweet spot between making-an-effort and trying-too-hard.

Today I’m partnering with Tania Stephens of 50 Is Not Old for Friday With Friends. Read more below 👇

Casual Outfit With A Navy Cardigan

Sunglasses (similar) | Cardigan (c/o) | Cami | Top |
Necklace | Pants | Bag | Shoes

Plus options: Cardigan | Top | Pants

The navy cardigan (gifted) is from the Cabi spring collection. It’s mostly cotton, so it’s perfect to wear on cool spring mornings, but I don’t overheat in it as the day warms up. I’m usually wary of ribbed knits, finding they can be too clingy, but this one is substantial. I’m wearing the size Small.

I recently purchased the cami to use as a layering piece. Here I’ve layered it under a favorite v-neck shell, and like the effect. The soft, feminine tops balance out the masculine vibe of camo pants, I think. I hadn’t worn these pants in a while and had forgotten how much I like them.

Detail: Susan B. wears J.Crew camo cargo pants and Eileen Fisher espadrille sandals. More at une femme d'un certain age.

These espadrille wedge sandals are seriously comfortable. I wore them all day, didn’t even take them off when I got home.

Friday With Friends

One of the things I love most about blogging is the people I’ve met, either online or in person. I’ve found women in the blogging community to be so encouraging and supportive of each other.

Tania Stephens of 50 Is Not Old.

I was delighted when Tania Stephens of 50 Is Not Old invited me to participate in Friday With Friends, a weekly feature on her blog. You may be familiar with Tania’s blog; if not go take a look. She’s from Tennessee, began blogging in 2015, and writes with such honesty and a sense of humor! She’s not afraid to try new trends and mix it up. Thanks so much, Tania, and I hope we have a chance to meet in person sometime!

Happy Passover

Passover kugel recipe non-dairy

Passover starts tonight. Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for Passover Apple Kugel.

And Happy Easter to those celebrating!

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  1. karen
    April 19, 2019 / 3:46 am

    you may be feeling bored with your outfits, but it doesn’t show. this outfit is fab….just the right touch of trendy and classic, and perfect for early spring…and then later for summer with AC….
    Chag sameach to you and your family, and any other readers celebrating Passover, and Happy Easter to those celebrating that holiday.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:34 pm

      Thanks very much Karen, and chag sameach to you too!

  2. Lisa
    April 19, 2019 / 4:22 am

    Love the look! Glad Tania sent me your way.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:33 pm

      Hi Lisa, welcome and thank you!

  3. Robin
    April 19, 2019 / 5:13 am

    A zisn Pesach to you and your family as well

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks very much, Robin, and to you too!

  4. Kathleen
    April 19, 2019 / 5:30 am

    I love your hair in this picture! Is the cut a bob with layers? I’m searching for a new style and just haven’t found the right one. You look a,axing as always.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:33 pm

      Hi Kathleen, thanks! I’ve been growing it out from a shorter layered cut, and let it mostly air dry the day this was taken.

      • Cherry
        April 21, 2019 / 10:37 am

        Me too. Love your hair here. My fave!!

  5. Tracie
    April 19, 2019 / 6:22 am

    I LOVE your blog!! Just subscribed. Thanks for linking the plus options along with the regular! I can see you put a lot of work into this and I’m so happy to have found you.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:31 pm

      Hi Tracie, welcome and thank you!

  6. Nicki
    April 19, 2019 / 6:43 am

    I’m here for Fashion and Friends day from Tania and you now have a new subscriber. Love your style!

    • Nicki
      April 19, 2019 / 6:44 am

      Oops Friday with Friends lol

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:31 pm

      Hi Nicki, welcome and thanks so much!

  7. kristin greene
    April 19, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Love the challenge of finding new outfits with clothes in closet. I don’t have anything you are wearing so if I was to do challenge I would not be able to copy you. Makes it harder for me, but then it would truly be from my closet. Sometimes it’s easier for me to just get new clothes! I follow Tania and she sent me over, glad I came to check out your blog!!

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:31 pm

      Thanks kristin! I find that sometimes one new piece can help me make lots of new combos with what’s already in my closet, too.

    • April 21, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Kristin, just remember to give one article away (to charity shops, or to any friends or family that want them) for every new item bought. Or better, two! Happy springtime to all, as well as the Pascal holiday relative to your culture.

  8. Jen
    April 19, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I LOVE this outfit! So happy that you tried this cabi sweater. It;s so cute on you.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks very much, Jen!

  9. E
    April 19, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Good Morning.
    Silly question, is that cardigan as dark navy as it appears in your photos? Looks lighter on Cabi.


    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 10:21 am

      Hi E, that’s a hard question to answer as everyone’s monitors are different, but to me it’s a darker navy.

  10. Elizabeth
    April 19, 2019 / 8:46 am

    I love the necklace! Is it heavy? I find my neck aches after a full day with anything that weighs more than a feather, but I like the look of beads and chunky pieces.

    Chag sameach!

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, I don’t find this one heavy. The wires between the stones lighten it up a bit.

  11. Cheryl Owens
    April 19, 2019 / 9:38 am

    Love the cardigan….I’m a sucker for them. But, unfortunately, in Georgia we have about one week to wear them between seasons….then it gets HOT!!!!!!
    Followed the link to Tania’s blog and liked what I saw and read. She has a new follower, thanks to you.
    A very blessed and happy Passover to you and yours, Susan. Thank you for all the good advice and great ideas this year.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks very much, Cheryl!

  12. Berenice Wolpin
    April 19, 2019 / 10:04 am

    This is a GREAT look on you, Susan. The balance of soft layers and the structured pants, the interesting bag (I love the whimsy of it, although it feels a bit fussy for me) the necklace and your softly ruffled hair are just perfect. You hit the nail on the ‘not trying too hard’ look! A zissen Pesach to you.

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Berenice!

  13. Linda B
    April 19, 2019 / 12:06 pm

    Happy Passover to you too!

    Passover always makes me think of where I grew up–in LA. So many seder memories. . . This morning I got up and made my great-aunt Rose’s Viennese chocolate-almond torte that she used to bring every year to my house for Passover. I am loving this dose of nostalgia!

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:36 pm

      Oh that sounds wonderful! Chag sameach!

  14. Kathleen Lazzara
    April 19, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    Love the outfit and love your hair!

    • Susan B
      April 19, 2019 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you!

  15. Eva G Cox
    April 19, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Girl, you are ROCKING those camo pants! It is an absolutely perfect outfit. I agree with a previous post, you may be bored with your wardrobe, but it doesn’t show!!

  16. Debi
    April 20, 2019 / 6:07 am

    I so enjoy your Blog, and love this look! A few months ago I purchased the camouflage pants and been pondering how to put an outfit together to wear, so thank you for this ensemble! Question: The sandals, what color are they? The bronze leather or the gold? I could not tell.

    • Susan B
      April 20, 2019 / 6:32 am

      Hi Debi, thanks very much. They’re the “gold starry” color. They’re a little lighter than they look in the photo.

  17. Jill
    April 20, 2019 / 10:45 am

    I love the camo/navy combination. This outfit and the one from the other day have such a fun and (what I imagine to be) California vibe! Thank you for sharing and I’m rooting for the long pixie!

  18. mudra
    April 20, 2019 / 2:23 pm

    I came to see you via Tania’s link. Nice blog! I will be back for more! I love how I see you in comfortable shoes! And read your post on shoes!

    • Susan B
      April 20, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      Hi mudra welcome and thank you!

  19. Elaine Robinson
    April 20, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Did you find your Mephisto sandals from last year in a Mephisto store or at a department store? I bought the same pair in the US and want to buy another pair in Paris when we go in two weeks. I know one store on Rue Cler. I love the comfort of these shoes.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Susan B
      April 20, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      Hi Elaine, I actually purchased that pair in a Mephisto store in Lyon. There’s also a store on rue de Sevres in Paris. Enjoy!!

      • Elaine
        April 21, 2019 / 9:24 am

        Thanks. It is good to know that the European Mephisto stores carry this shoe. Sometimes we have completely different things in our stores. I have my eye on the blush suede pair. $254.95 here versus 109 euros.

  20. Kathy Forina
    April 21, 2019 / 5:11 am

    I really like your necklace and lost the link of the company where you bought it. Can you share that again? Happy Easter!

    • Susan B
      April 21, 2019 / 8:49 am

      Thanks, Elaine!

  21. April 22, 2019 / 9:43 am

    Love your new do! So flattering! How comfy (and how high?) are the Eileen Fisher sandals. I have been very tempted to purchase but don’t want to break my ankle in the process!!

    • Susan B
      April 22, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      Hi Cindy thanks! I find these are low to wear comfortably, and feel stable on most surfaces. Not sure I’d wear them on cobblestones or very rough terrain, as I tend to have wobbly ankles.

  22. Lisa
    April 23, 2019 / 10:13 am

    I love the camo pants with navy. I wear mine with the Scapa jacket and a light chambray shirt from JCrew. I wear my all white New Balance sneakers for shoes.

  23. Lisa B
    April 23, 2019 / 10:17 am

    Susan, So sorry for the repeat comment. I kept receiving a notification that my comment wouldn’t be published so I resent.
    Lisa B

    • Susan B
      April 23, 2019 / 10:20 am

      No worries, I’ll delete the duplicate! 🙂

  24. Jul
    April 26, 2019 / 2:47 am

    Hello, first time on your site (definetly not the last). Love everything. I Found you when i was searching for outfits for a cruise to Italy/Greece this September 2919. Read some of your older posts- great info. What recommendations could you give me for 5 days in Venice – 11 days Mediterranean cruise and then 4 days in Rome. I doubt a carry on would work for this length of stay but as I read in your posts don’t want to bring too much. Thank you so much.

  25. April 26, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    I must have felt your inspiration. I found some camo jeans and a long black cardigan at my local Belk department store. The cardigan is quite long; however it is a close fitting knit so think it may work. Thanks.

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