What I Wore-Fashion Over 40

Happy Wednesday friends! Well if you’re counting, it’s 8 days until Christmas. Yikes! I still have quite a bit to do. But I’m one of those people who work better under pressure.

This past week, I wore several outfits that I have shared before. I wore my vest and scarf again!


Herringbone Vest-Stitch Fix//Red plaid scarf-Target//Chambray shirt-Old Navy//Jeans-LOFT//Brown boots-Rack Room Shoes

I wore this poncho with my tall black boots pictured below.


Poncho sweater-Marshall’s (similar)//Skinny jeans-Banana Republic//Black heels-Rack Room Shoes

I did some Christmas shopping and I don’t like to drag around a coat so I wore this checkered open cardigan with my fringe scarf from Target. Perfect for a cold day! (The wind is blowing and my hair is a little wild in these pictures.)

stitch fix sweater

sweater with scarf and black boots

Open Cardigan-Stitch Fix//Fringe scarf-Target//Burgundy cords-Kut From The Kloth//Boots-Rack Room Shoes

Do you still have some Christmas shopping left to do or are you all done?

Beauty For the Heart~~I had to share this video with you all today. Natalie Hodson is a Healthy Living blogger. She shares recipes and workouts (you do have to pay a monthly fee to get her best recipes and workouts.)

I’ve been thinking lately about the New Year and what I’ll be doing on this blog. I’m so thankful to have my blog and even more thankful that I can now work full time as a blogger. But I’ll be honest, I sometimes wonder how long I can do this?

I’m not getting any younger and does anyone want to look at pictures of an old woman?? I have lots of imperfections and the wrinkles are coming faster and faster. I’m not complaining, I’m just being honest.

This video reminds me that none of us have perfect skin, bodies, hair etc.

We’re not trying to look like we’re teenagers around here. We’re trying to grow old gracefully and more importantly we’re trying to grow in love and self-control, in kindness and gentleness, in goodness and patience, in joy and peace.


Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

Thank you so much for joining me here at Walking in Grace & Beauty. I hope you leave here knowing you are ENOUGH and you are loved by God and he made you uniquely YOU!

Have a blessed day!

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Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Gone are the days that I get to purchase toys for my children. These days I get Christmas lists emailed to me and the gifts aren’t as fun to buy but at least I know they’ll like them.

I will say, both of our children are single and money is tight (Cory is paying back law school and Courtney is a single Mom)  so they appreciate anything we buy them!

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Here are some Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children:

My son Cory is the fashion guru of the family. I know you thought it was me but I like to think I taught him everything he knows! Cory’s an attorney and a stylish one at that.

His favorite places to shop online are Hautelook.com, Nordstrom.comGilt.com, and JackThreads.com

These are some gifts Cory would like. I’m not sure about the French press but if you have a young man who loves coffee, it would make a great gift.

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children


Watch-Macy’s//Jogger pants-Macy’s (I ordered Cory these) //American Crew fiber for hair-Target//Skin care-Art of Shaving//French press coffee-Target

Courtney is also fashion conscious, and she is an amazing decorator. Her home is so cute! She has so much of her Nana (my Mom) in her. She loves TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Target.

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Boyfriend watch-Macy’s/Plaid scarf-Target//No7 foundation-Target//Fitbit-Target//Beauty blender-Sephora

Courtney and Cory have always been very close. They’re 15 months a part (Courtney is the oldest) and I’m proud of both of them. I’m excited to see what God has planned for their future.

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Do you have any great gift ideas for young adult children?

Beauty For the Heart~~One of the things my children will tell you is I still encourage them in their relationship with the Lord. I say this all the time but If I don’t encourage my kids to walk with the Lord, who will?

Scripture says, “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”

It doesn’t say stop after they turn 18 or 21 years old. Continue to share Christ and encourage your children no matter what their age!

Have a blessed day!


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