Guest Blogger: Jennifer Connolly

By on June 18, 2016, in Soft Surroundings

As the blogger behind  A Well Styled Life Jennifer Connolly is inspiring women to live confidently at any age and be true to themselves. What a better partner than one who lives and inspires our #LiveSoft motto everyday! You can take a look at her other work at her blog:

Women Over 50 in Black and White: Style Sweet Spot

Is there ever a time when wearing black and white is inappropriate? I don’t think so. Unless you count a themed party when you’re told to wear another color. Even then, I might wear black, because I refuse to wear an unflattering color. Black and white is classic and timeless.

Style has the power to transform your confidence. Working from the outside in, women can boost their confidence by hitting their Style Sweet Spot. Pam Lutrell and I began this new series, Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, to help and inspire those women who are struggling with their appearance. Each week we choose a scenario from our daily lives to show why, what and how we dress to reach our style sweet spot. Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you are sending the message you want people to see.

Last week Pam and I showed how we dress for Brunch and I shared the power of asymmetry in fashion for the woman over 50. This week we’re showing how we dress in black and white.

Style Tip- Over-sized, boxy woven shirts, tend to enlarge the look of your torso.

This top is also asymmetrical. Notice the diagonal seam on the front, where the stripes intersect. Even though the shirt is loose and flowing, that seam draws an imaginary line at my waist. This makes it appear more fitted, feminine and flattering. This shirt doesn’t look boxy because of the angle of stripes and seaming detail.


I love the Standout Shirt’s high-low hem. It’s a very soft cotton/viscose and flows nicely. It’ll feel cool and comfortable when the weather heats up. Its side panels drape, to give it a feeling of movement. It’s technically black and white, but the overall effect is softer because of the stripe.


This shirt looks great coming and going. Sometimes we forget, that how we look from the back, matters too.

Style Tip- The back of your outfit is often the last impression you leave. Make sure you like it.

Here’s my Soft Surroundings Metro Leggings again. They’re called leggings but are really a pull-on style jean. They have tons of stretch, a wide waistband and no front zipper or snap to bulge at my waist.


Many thanks to Jennifer Connolly for sharing her Well Styled Life with all of our fans. #LiveSoft

  • Pamela Lutrell

    Jennifer is so chic, classy, and beautiful. I have been her fan for a long, long time and love how she encourages and educates women with her training. She is very inspirational and such a great choice for Soft Surroundings to feature!

  • Rosemary Davis

    I’m am so happy to see Jennifer featured here on Soft Spoken. I have been a fan of “A Well Styled Life” for quite a while. I always enjoy her posts and hearing her take on life and style. A very classy lady indeed. Great choice!

  • Katherines Corner

    Jennifer has a wonderful style. She shares style tips and outfits on her blog and for those of us a certain age it can be very helpful, Thank you for highlighting Jennifer.

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