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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!

May 29, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Dressing for Summer Errands Over 50


Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.

It may be the unofficial start to summer this weekend, but it sure seems official here.  You can smell the fresh cut grass, see tourists tubing down the river, walk the grocery surrounded by carts full of outdoor eating supplies, and enjoy the aromas of chlorine and suntan lotion.  But, of course, I left out...the humidity and heat.

We have not experienced humidity like this in a few years, since we were mostly dry and in a serious drought...but rain and moisture has arrived with that old feel of thick air and a belief it is hotter than the temp gauge is registering.  

I have told you before,  I like to look nice when running errands...even in over 90 heat!  I rarely wear shorts any longer...I am just not confident in them.  But, if I do put them on, it is home only.  These METRO CROPPED DENIM LEGGINGS FROM SOFT SURROUNDINGS are perfect for summer...look nice, flattering, and are not heavy at all.
Both tops are CHICO'S purchases from a couple of years ago.  Very lightweight...yet looks nice.  I believe sales people...grocery checkers...all give better service when I take the time to look my best even under the heated circumstances.  Also, if I run into a familiar face...which I often do...I am not ready to crawl behind the counter and hide.  Lightweight kimonos and tops are all around and there is really no excuse for heat to hold you back from a fresh look when out and about.
This fun necklace is by local jewelry designer SUSAN BUTLER, and features her glass blown beads.  Please join me this Wednesday for a very special post featuring Susan and her talents.  You will not want to miss what she has to share with you.  Look for more designs like this one HERE ON HER WEBSITE.

Now, let's go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing to run her errands!  I hope all of you are enjoying a holiday weekend with family, friends. or both!


Happy Celebrations!

Linking up with VISIBLE MONDAY
Here are ideas from the current Chico's Memorial Day Sale which are perfect for wearing in summer heat!





May 28, 2016

Would You Wear It?


It has been awhile since I asked the question...this is when I post a look found locally on a mannequin and ask you what you think.

But it really means more if you explain your answer as to why or why not you liked this style.  

So, I ask you...WOULD YOU WEAR IT?

Have a relaxing, fun Saturday!

May 26, 2016

Work Wear for Women Over 50: More Inspiration from Entertainment


It's been quite a week in my career reinvention...a week of cheese trays, champagne toasts, french toast, and coffees.  I enjoy the networking...as long as I can control my eating...and I really enjoy watching what other women wear. 


 
I always get ideas watching women around me...it is one of my favorite sources for inspiration.
I could've taken many many pictures, but shared only a few here.  For one of the functions, I wore an IC COLLECTION print jacket I purchased on sale at DILLARDS.  It's a brand I really like.

It is definitely a challenge to dress professional every day...but I am finding so much inspiration and ideas around me.

  Where did you discover inspiration this week?


Happy Friday, all!