Versatile Style by Tracey

Black & Blue with Stripes Two!

Posted on: January 10, 2014

The goal for today was to find an outfit that was casual to go out and celebrate a freind’s birthday, while layering to keep myself warm , as I don’t like being cold….Hence the reason I love boots for this season…

Debuting my newest boots….


I’ve has so much luck with my tan boots of this height for tucking in my skinny’s that I thought a darker color option was needed.   


It’s so nice to have hit my comfort zone and now not even think twice about wearing double stripes, one in black and one in navy… With touches of black in my boots and my hat, it brings them all together.

I am loving the new Navy moto and this striped scarf and keep finding new ways to wear them..


I love the chunky heels of these boots and that they are all rubber for comfort.  Much better than the lower booties/shooties I wore a lot last season…This is much more practical for my “Mom on the Go” lifestyle.

I just heard(in my head) the old line ” Lucy you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!”  as I had told my dear husband I was done buying boots for this season.  I know he likes the other more feminine version, but he finally warmed up to my tan ones, so there is some hope…

Dear Readers, do you ever find yourself replacing an item that you had for one season for something more practical and comfortable???  Is it shoes or some other category if you have done this??

Did I sufficeintly score in going casual as I always seem to over dress when going out with these friends and have nearly given up as I am just being me??

PS. I layered fleece lined leggings underneath my jeggings!


I am grateful that I found these boots for a bargain price!

I am grateful that my husband understands my fashion love and humors me.

I am grateful that the weather is getting warmer and for the ability to wear two layers of socks, I hate cold feet!

I am grateful that my husband was able to go out tonight on a weeknight, a perk to his promotion! 

I am grateful that we were able to spend time with our dear friend on his birthday!

I am grateful for this best friend of my husband’s , a bond that helps to ease the pain of his brother’s passing.


8 Responses to "Black & Blue with Stripes Two!"

Tracey….i have been following your blog and love the outfits you put together. You definitely did put a casual(yet dressy) outfit together here. I would love to find this same outfit. Where did you get your boots and jeans. I have not stepped out of my comfort zone yet to wear skinny jeans but I wonder if I would like them by putting this outfit together? Glad you could enjoy a “weeknight” out!

Thank you Sandy…I put a link to the boots from , you can click on the words, “darker color option” to see the link. As for these skinny’s they are actually jeggings by Diane Gilman via HSN… Diving into skinny’s is a big step and I congratulate you! I highly suggest going shopping and just trying a bunch on by different brands. They are not all created equal! Levi’s has great ones for women with curves my daughter recently discovered…

Thank you Tracey. Maybe I should try jeggings on again before ordering. The last time I tried them I just felt like they were not for a 55 year old because I felt my tush was too big…LOL. I will look at Levi’s to try on. Maybe I could still wear the boots with jeans over them if I decide the jeggings don’t work.

I think you pulled of casual without sacrificing style at all! Everything pulls together so well. Since following your blog, I have seen your style evolve and you show so much confidence! That scarf is really gorgeous!

Thank you, I feel like I am more confident about my style and getting the proportion thing right, which is so important for my height!

I love that all those old rules my grandmamma and mama used to quote are gone….black and navy don’t go together, white can be worn after labor day, blah, blah, blah!

This is a great casual outfit!

I think it’s a great look! Casual but lovely.

This jacket is just fabulous
I love the shades of blue all brought together

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