After all my deep dive into color last year, I’m still drawn to the simplicity of black and white. Yes, the contrast is not the most flattering for my coloring, but I invariably feel chic in this combo so it’ll always have a place in my wardrobe. Today’s outfit is as comfy as it is classic which is really important to me these days. It’s also part of Chico’s biggest sale of the year with up to 70% off which makes them an amazing value.


I now own several of these Coolmax turtlenecks and find them the perfect way to stay cozy. The fabric is soft enough to not feel like it’s strangling me and they’re a great backdrop for so many other things. Plus, at $29, you can’t beat the price! I’m wearing a 1 (8-10).

These are the Juliet pants from Chico’s that fit like a dream! They simply pull on so there are no lumps or bumps to show under your sweater. I love the little slit at the bottom of the leg which helps them adjust to whatever shoe, boot, or slipper you wear them with.  fashion blogger jennifer connolly wearing herringbone pants and turtleneck from chicos

I’m wearing them with my trusty Birdies, which I seem to be wearing constantly! I reach for these so often it makes me wonder what I wore before I bought them. I have my eye on these leopard ones so I don’t wear these out.

For me, pearls of any variety add elegance to an outfit. South Sea, Akoya, Tahitian, Freshwater, cultured, or faux…pearls add a glow you can’t get from other “gems. I love the mixture of burnished gold-tones with this pearl, coin, and filigree charm necklace. When one bracelet will do, three adds more punch so that’s what I did.fashion blogger jennifer of a well styled life wearign chicos turtleneck and juliet pant

A black bag would have been expected so I pulled out this burgundy one that I use each winter. To help balance the black, I added a pop of red lipstick to brighten my face. 

Wearing flattering colors may be smart, but I’m not letting that prevent me from wearing the colors I love. The two are not always synonymous. Getting dressed needs to be fun and if we follow too many rules we miss out on the joy we can get from fashion. Expect to see me wearing plenty more black and white, warm and cool colors because if I learned anything about color last year… it was to not pigeonhole myself for the sake of looking my best. 



Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident, no matter what color it is:)


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  1. Doris
    January 15, 2021 / 2:01 am

    You convinced me to purchase the pants and I have a question regarding the laundering instructions. It recommends laying flat to dry. Is this what you do or will a clothes dryer be ok

    • Jennifer
      January 15, 2021 / 12:27 pm

      I hang them to dry with a skirt hanger and when dry, pop in the dryer for a few moments to remove wrinkles.

      • Doris
        January 15, 2021 / 1:14 pm

        Thank you for the tip

  2. cindy
    January 7, 2021 / 2:28 am

    I love this outfit on you. It is so classic and fun. I feel the same way about Birdies. I am coveting those leopard ones as well. What size are you wearing in that turtleneck? I think I need to give that one a try.

  3. Jan
    January 6, 2021 / 10:47 am

    I have found black & white houndstooth pants (or a skirt) to be as timeless & versatile as a plain white shirt. I’m especially partial to the black turtleneck, but also pair mine with red, royal blue, Kelly green & sunflower or canary yellows. I love how you style pieces so that you are wearing the clothes, not the other way around. Love your posts. And the pearls! Pearls are so calming!

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