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Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Apr 27, 2017

Fashion over 50: Love My Pencil Skirts



Warmer weather is here to stay in South Texas, so this over 50 fashion lover is ready to mix things up a bit.  One way is to take some of the tunics I have worn with pants and now wear them with my pencil skirts.




I am a huge fan of pencil skirts.

I own knit pencil skirts in black, gray, red, olive, and denim. Most of them are from JJill.

I find them to flatter any size of woman and to be very comfortable and easy.


And my legs stay cool!  Yes, I need some self tanner, but I will wear the pencil skirts often to work this summer.


One of my favorite summer necklaces and I made it!  I found the green coral in a garage sale a few years ago for fifty centers.  I added a sea shell from one of our Texas beaches...we had been there for a family vacation.  So with my husbands drill...I made a necklace.  Pretty good for fifty cents.
Another fun Marshalls Surprise!  My Kate Spade purse was a discovery a couple of years ago!  

In need of pencil skirts?  Just look here and see what you think...they really are magic with how they will flatter a look!





Keep Smiling!


Apr 26, 2017

Clorox 2 Celebrates Spring with Vibrant Color & A Giveaway

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Life at the Lutrell home has been busy so far this spring!  Of course, we planted flowers in the backyard...
And we have been celebrating San Antonio's traditional Fiesta wearing our most colorful clothing to outdoor events.
Add these to playing with grandchildren and you get many opportunities for a stained spring wardrobe!
I have been a fan of CLOROX 2 STAIN REMOVER AND COLOR BOOSTER for years now...so I know it gets rid of stains and keeps colors bright! Recently, Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster helped me with this top.  I got a ketchup stain on it at one of the Fiesta events. Thank goodness, the blouse was saved.



All I had to do was pre-treat the stain, and then add it to my regular wash.  I always add CLOROX 2 STAIN REMOVER & COLOR BOOSTER to boost the color on the garments and so they stay bright for longer.   By pre-treating the stain, I make sure it gets it out and it works in my high efficiency washer with ease.   
I confess I have had to save this blouse more than once...it attracts stains.  Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster removes four times more stains than detergent alone and also handles blueberry, mustard, coffee and gravy.



I also pre-treated my gardening clothes which were covered in dirt after a morning of potting plants. You can go HERE to learn more tips for caring for your spring clothing.
Now, here is my next spring challenge.  I am going to fly to see these two...my precious grandsons and DIRT is their middle name.  They love to dig in it, make mud of it, and roll in it.  But, I know all will be well...because I got their mom her own bottle of Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster.   Hopefully, it will not be empty when I get there.  Spring is more fun with products we can trust to save our favorite garments!

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Apr 25, 2017

Classy and Chic Fashion Over 50 Inspiration...In A Surprising Place

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of mothers who teach children to look their best when they leave the house.  This young lady's mother must have done it right.  She works in my office and always looks so chic and stylish at her 23 years of age!  Her wardrobe says she is strong and intelligent...exactly right since she began her own business last year and is doing very well with it.


Britney has inspired me before, but I really love this outfit the most.  Her beautiful, knit tie-in-the-front olive pants are gorgeous.  She found them at express.

I love the simple styling with the knit tank, jacket and tan wedges.  The relaxed jacket has a curved hemline with pockets.




It is rare that one so young inspires what I want to wear, but I would love to put together something similar.  So now I am in search for similar pants...at a store which fits my size!




Where have your gained inspiration lately?