Best looks of October, style tip and new LOTD

style blogger in fall outfit with red pea coat with matching tights and booties

Favorite outfits of October

I hope you all have a great Halloween party. Halloween means October is nearly over. We are heading straight forward into the holiday season. Unbelievable, right?

mature woman in a summer dress styled for fall with a cardigan and booties

over 50 years old fashion blogger wearing a summer dress styled for the first snow in October
eShakti printed fit-and-flare dress with Moda International cardigan knotted for shape, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tights, Manolo Blanik booties (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord

October’s best OOTM and posts

Well, let do the October recap first. The posts you visited the most were

Alaska wildlife in the driveway
ducks in the driveway Two ducks about the cross our street
Halloween Tourism in Alaskaover 50 years old style blogger in a Halloween Vampire costume Vampire Halloween dress in velvet with mesh accents at the hem, fishnet tights, and L.K. Bennett pumps (all own)
mature woman in a work outfit with dress, tights and booties
Back view of outfit with abstract print eShakti dress, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Moda International cardigan dyed red worn as top, GNW red tights, Manolo Blanik booties (all own)

The posts that received the most likes from you were

Fairbanks celebrates diversityFairbanks couple in dance clothing My dance partner and me posing after our Argentine Tango presentation. Photo by Janverne

Dancing in the rainNicole of High Latitude Style in a striped skirt with a sweater Striped skirt c/o eShakti with own Jeanne Pierre cotton sweater, Hermes collier dechien bangle and leather cuff, DIY statement belt, Anne Klein pumps, pantyhose and Anne Klein polka dot silk scarf

fall outerwear as it is needed in October in Alaska
LeatherCoatsEtc Excelled Collection pea coat over eShakti dress, GNW tights, teal silk scarf, Manolo Blanik booties, and Jaeger tote (all own)

I continued my series Ageless Style. The new issues were Natural in Makeup at Work/over 40, Ageless Looks with Mixing Prints/Pattern, Looking Ageless in Over-the-knee boots, and Getting Ageless Style on a Budget. Stay tuned or better get a subscription to my blog so you never miss a post.

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Alaskan October work outfit and outerwear

Now to the LOTD. I styled a summer dress for fall by “winterizing” it with a cardigan. Since the dress is sort of a fit-and-flare cut, the long cardigan wouldn’t work when worn open. However, its red matches the red in the abstract print. Thus, I made the combination work by knotting the cardi. Extra benefit: The knotted cardi gives the look more shape than an open cardigan would do. For a lean sleek look of the legs I added red tights and red booties.

When you are petite wear your tights and shoes in the same color to look taller than you actually are. #styletip #dress4yourshape Click To Tweet

Temperatures were still in the positive double digits. In other words, they were just slightly below the freezing point. Thus, a wool pea coat was sufficient for the commute to work. See, I am not even wearing gloves yet.

Photos: G. Kramm

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