cashmere sweater and velvet pants

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, my Fabulously Chic Over 50 family/tribe!  I hope your holidays overflowed with much joy and happiness. I took a few glorious weeks to step away from the blog to soak up every moment of time with my family, since my empty nest was temporarily full once again ~ BLISS!

In my absence, a VIP member of Team FCO50 was working hard each and every day. He wasn’t cheap, it cost me bags of jerky treats and oodles of belly rubs, but Bubba successfully held down the fort. Check him out, multi tasking like a big dog!

dog working on computer

cashmere sweater and velvet pants

Welcome 2017!  I do love the new year because it really does feel like a fresh beginning, a blank art canvas prepped and ready for us to pick up the paint brush, dip it into our goals and dreams and begin painting our futures.  How cool is that, my friends?

cashmere sweater and velvet pants

Let’s talk fashion and saving $$$ shall we?  I love a classic look that is wearable year after year and a cozy cashmere sweater is like layering your body in a soft hug!  A good cashmere sweater will stand the test of time, and the cold too boot!

cashmere sweater and velvet pants

I paired the cashmere with a pair of velvet pants from Ann Taylor, because cashmere and velvet go together like peanut butter and jelly or caviar and champagne, take your pick!

Cashmere sweater, watch and scarf

Keeping this look simple, with minimal accessories creates a casual sophisticated style.

I layered an Infinity Scarf (you know the ones that are all one piece) in shades of black, gray and cream over my blush colored cashmere sweater.  Added a fun and very affordable watch by Dainty Wrist Jewelry in rose gold and a gorgeous bag by Rebecca Minkoff to finish the look.

Rebecca Minkoff Handbag & boots

Speaking of boots, aren’t these little numbers by the talented Vince Camuto fantabulous?  They are comfy and quite stylish too!

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cashmere sweater and velvet pants

Here’s the good and bad news. Everything in this post is on sale ~ HURRAY! Bad news… they’re selling out fast!

Cashmere Sweater by Philosophy, sold out
Similar Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater Nordstrom Rack

Similar Cashmere Sweater Nordstrom Rack

Similar Cashmere Sweater Turtleneck Nordstrom Rack

Velvet Pants

Velvet Pants by Ann Taylor

Inc International Concepts Velvet Flare-Leg Pants Macy’s


I’m obsessed with these leather boots by Vince Camuto. Vince Camuto Boots Macy’s


Since I’m Cuban and Irish, I’ll leave you with an Irish blessing for the New Year:

“In the new Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in need”.

Wishing you all a very happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by, we truly appreciate your comments and follows.  If you have questions or something you’d like us to investigate or review in the fashion or beauty department, just leave a comment (below).


XO, Jone’t 

Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50
Jonet Wooten is a 56 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.
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