Guest Host Darlene & Fancy Friday

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Hello, everyone! My name is Darlene. I’m thrilled to be hosting today on Nancy’s Fashion Style! When she asked for guest hosts, I jumped at the chance. Who doesn’t love Nancy, right? While dealing with a serious lung disease, she still manages to travel (except during COVID!), work out, bike, and share her amazing fashion sense on this page!

I love Nancy’s sense of humor. She has a crazy dry wit and seems to talk to us through her posts. And I don’t know anybody who is having as much fun blogging as she!!

We first “met” when Nancy was setting up a collaboration called “Match Made in Seven.” We had lots of fun with that and the challenging themes each of us determined for our monthly posts.

Meet my guest host Darlene

As for me, I’ve been blogging at AquamarinaStyle for almost 5 years. Wow, time has flown! I started my blog right after my formal retirement as an Assistant Superintendent of a local school district. After just two weeks, I was going crazy not being busy! The blog was a way for me to not let myself get bogged down with style.

I continue to work with school leaders as a coach and consultant, and between blogging and that work, I keep pretty busy. Just the way I like it! Lol!

I’ve always loved putting pieces together to make new outfits, and this is a fabulous creative outlet for me! I get LOTS of inspiration from all of you!

I’ve met many lovely ladies through blogging, like all of you, and Nancy. Here’s to a few relaxing weeks off for Nancy!

Now, let’s get to it. Here is my outfit for this Fancy Friday.

Plaid Waterfall Cardigan Look by guest host Darlene

Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan

When we think of fall style, what comes to mind? My guess is plaid. Probably flannel. Possibly muted colors. The plaid waterfall cardigan I’m sharing today checks all the boxes.

Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan guest post

Now, there is some comment that the waterfall cardigan is “out” for 2021. Since I’m not a person who really cares about that, I picked it up for a fresh fall look. I love the mix of colors in the plaid–the deep pinkish-purple tones with the black. Something new and different, at least for me.

Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan guest host

Do you have one or two of these style cardigans in your closet? If you’re looking for a new way to style them, add a belt. Imogene of Inside Out Style shows a few clever ways to add a belt in her video clip.


Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan guest hostThis particular cardigan is very lightweight which is great for early fall or wearing in the house in the cooler weather. For me, I can wear it for much of the fall and winter here along the coast in Southern California.

Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan guest host

You could easily style it with a black turtleneck for both a warm and sophisticated look.

Fresh Fall Look in a Plaid Waterfall Cardigan guest host

Plaid Waterfall Topper | Boyfriend Jeans | Kitten Heel Pumps

While I’ve styled it casually here, I added kitten heel pumps for a little umph. I love heels with jeans outfits but prefer a shorter heel with a casual look. For colder weather, I would wear my wedge booties.

You can see just how easily this waterfall cardigan could change up for a professional or work environment just by switching out the jeans for trousers or a skirt. I love it when pieces can do double duty!

Thanks for spending a little time with me today here on Nancy’s Fashion Style. I can’t wait to see all of your looks for fall!

Thank you very much for guest hosting dear Darlene! I hope you all will visit her blog AquamarinaStyle

I would love it if you would share your outfits with #nancysfashionstyle and tag @nancysstyle! Thanks!

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My favorite of last week is: No favorite because of my holiday

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  1. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    I am so happy to see Darlene guest hosting – I adore her! So glad you are able to take some time off and enjoy yourself Nancy!

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Hey, right back at’cha, my friend!! It’s fun to be here!

      xx Darlene

  2. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    What a great idea to wear a black look with gray leggings for a summer-to-fall transitional look. You look stunning!

  3. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    I love the purple and black plaid waterfall cardigan. And Iā€™m not a huge fan of plaid. LOL! I never pay attention to trends either. I like what I like!


    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, Michelle. You probably like it as the colors are more subtle, then, right? Trends come and go but we definitely do “like what we like!” Thanks, Michelle.

      xx Darlene

  4. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Oh I am in love with this cardigan in plaid! A great piece for autmn.

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks so much, Tina! What is it about autumn and plaid? We all love plaid at this time of year, right? Lol!

      xx Darlene

  5. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    That cardigan is great! I love the color very much – and is styled so nice.

    Thank you for hosting this party for us and wish you a great weekend!

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, SInziana! I love your Coffee Time blog! Great images. It’s so nice to “meet” new people in this space.

      xx Darlene

  6. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Happy Friday, Nancy šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for hosting.

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, Claire. Happy weekend!

      xx Darlene

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks so much, Lovely! It’s lovely to see you here!

      xx Darlene

  7. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Lovely to find new bloggers via your blog Nancy. Have a lovely weekend xx

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, Laurie. Nice to “meet” you!

      xx Darlene

  8. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    It’s lovely to learn more about you, Darlene! I LOVE the plaid waterfall cardigan, it’s very unusual. My best friend is OBSESSED with plaid and I reckon she would adore it!
    Have a lovely weekend, Darlene & Nancy.
    Suzy xx

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, Suzy! I love to find unusual pieces like this. Nice to “see” You here!

      xx Darlene

  9. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Love this casual chic look that Darlene is wearing! I need a cardigan like this for fall. So glad you got a guest host and hope you are enjoying your vacay. Thanks for the link up Nancy!

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, Kathrine! I always love to see what your wearing, chic lady!

      xx Darlene

  10. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    So fun to see Darlene today! I love the bold checks and this chic fall look! Enjoy your vacation Nancy!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  11. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Oh, what a fun guest post! I am loving Darlene’s plaid cardigan. The colors are so pretty and I definitely have a few cardigans in this style hiding in my sweater bins! I think I need to revisit them and try that Imogen belting trick. I hope you are having the best holiday ever, Nancy! I look forward to chatting when you return.


    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      I’d love to see you styling your waterfall cardigans with a belt, Shelbee! Great to see you here, my friend!

      xx Darlene

  12. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Enjoyed learning more about Darlene and loved the plaid cardigan. Perfect for transitioning to cooler weather!

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      It will be perfect for our fall weather here, Gail. Thanks for the lovely comment and happy to see you here, too!

      xx Darlene

  13. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    How lovely to find Darlene guest host today, love her style – thanks for sharing and hosting today. Jacqui x

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      I was so excited to get to host a post on Nancy’s wonderful blog! Thanks so much, Jacqui!

      xx Darlene

  14. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, hope you are enjoying your vacation and thanks for arranging this lovely guest post! Darlene, it is a pleasure to learn a little about you, and I love your transitional outfit! Hope your both have a great weekend!

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Hi Di! So lovely to meet you here, too! Thanks so much for the nice comment. I, too, hope Nancy is enjoying her break!

      xx Darlene

  15. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Lovely to meet Darlene. Enjoy your vacation.

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Same to you, Hilda! I enjoyed the post about your background so much!

      xx Darlene

  16. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Lovely to see Darlene here! Fabulous waterfall cardigan! It’s a style that never goes out of fashion, and plaid is always a winner for autumn/winter!

    Emma xxx

    • 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

      Hi Emma. I totally agree! I have a couple of these waterfall styles and still like to pull them out! Thanks.

      xx Darlene

  17. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Hello, and welcome, Darlene! You are doing a fine of job of “being Nancy” and thank you for hosting the link-party! I love the waterfall cardigan – weren’t those a huge thing back in the mid-to-late 00s? I think I had a few. I love your attitude of “don’t care” about trendy items, and like how you’ve styled this – the shoes are perfect and really elevate your look.

    Happy weekend and holiday to Nancy!

  18. 3rd September 2021 / 18:22

    Wow, that’s a lovely compliment about me “being Nancy.” One can try, right? Lol! I believe you are right about the age of this style–it’s definitely been around for a while, hasn’t it? Trends come and go but some things continue to work. So nice to “meet” you here, Sheila! Thanks.

    xx Darlene

  19. 4th September 2021 / 18:22

    I’m so happy to see Darlene on here! She has fabulous style! Love that cardigan on her!

  20. 4th September 2021 / 18:22

    It was lovely to meet Darlene as guest host . Great ideas for styling the free fall cardigan. Enjoy your well earned holiday Nancy.

  21. 4th September 2021 / 18:22

    Thank you for hosting! I love buffalo check! I must find me a cardigan like that!

  22. 4th September 2021 / 18:22

    Thank you for hosting, Darlene, and it is great to learn more about you! I love this waterfall cardigan too – the buffalo check print is perfect for fall!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  23. 5th September 2021 / 18:22

    This is such a fun casual outfit – the cardigan looks so cosy, and so nice for autumn!

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you had a great weekend šŸ™‚ We enjoyed the warmer weather which was good as it’s another cold spring day today!

  24. Joanne
    8th September 2021 / 18:22

    What a perfect fall cardigan!

  25. 12th September 2021 / 18:22

    While Nancy is enjoying vacay, it has been nice to meet some new folks. Hope she has had the best time. And could relax knowing her ‘blog home’ was well cared for by dear friends.

    I absolutely can relate to how you felt 2 weeks into retirement. I still feel very much at odds some days and I have been retired 7 years. Loved my job as a school librarian and miss interacting with the kids and having a daily routine.

    I would wear this look everyday!! Love kimonos or waterfall cardigans. They are my signature piece!! And the perfect wrap for El Paso most days. Have a tab open to check out those darling kitten heels. So feminine. You look head to toe terrific. Nice to meet you!

    • nancy
      14th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much dear Jess!

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