over50feeling40: Military Trends Celebrations! Veteran's Day Celebrations! and Links a la Mode Celebration!
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Nov 10, 2011

Military Trends Celebrations! Veteran's Day Celebrations! and Links a la Mode Celebration!

Military Suit: Lane Bryant
Scarf: Stein Mart
Boots: Ross
Tights: Kohls
Red Cami: Chicos

I live in Military City! San Antonio, Texas has been called military city for years…perhaps, even since Santa Ana’s army marched against the Alamo. At any rate, we have deep love and respect for the United States Military. I work with military wives, National Guardsmen, and students who are used to going long periods of time with a parent overseas.

Bracelet: Langford Market

Yesterday, a new survey revealed that San Antonio placed fifth on a list of the best places for retired military personnel to start a second career. The list, commissioned by USAA and Military.com and conducted by Sperling’s Best Places, includes (reported by the San Antonio Express News):

1. Oklahoma City

2. Norfolk, VA

3. Richmond, VA

4. Austin, TX

5. San Antonio, TX

6. Madison, WIS

7. Philadelphia

8. Raleigh, N.C.

9. Omaha, Nebraska

10. Manchester, N.H.

So, on this Veteran’s Day, I salute the military and my home town!! Thank you for your service. You will never know how much you are esteemed and appreciated.

Have a beautiful November weekend everyone!

Shorter Days of Winter

Edited by: Collette Osuna of Statements in Fashion

With shorter days of winter on their way, many of us will spend countless hours wrapped in a warm comfy robe, our hands nestled around a cup of hot cocoa, and stalking our favorite blogs and fashion sites. What could be better than online window shopping and thoughts of Santa’s arrival in our heads?

This weeks links showcase some awesome blog posts I’d love to read on a cold winter night.

Take some time to read about Eco friendly designers, tips for pursuing a career in fashion, jewelry tricks, DIY’s, fab bloggers over forty, and more.

Have a great weekend & stay warm!



Newly Arrived at Shopbop: Herve Leger, Nanette Lepore, Dion Lee, Twenty8Twelve, LeSportsac, Soft Joie, Gorjana, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sonia Rykiel, Robert Rodriguez, Tory Burch, Ugg, & Halston Heritage.


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So, happy to be in Links a la Mode this week!!


  1. I see Madison is #6.........just had to toot my own horn. :-) You are welcoming sweater weather and I am putting it off as long as I can. ;-)
    We had some snow yesterday but it's gone now!!!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. My middle son is a submariner stationed in Seattle. My oldest is out of the Navy and currently a full time student.
    Trust me they can use all of the support they can get!

  3. Great look, Pam. Love your sassy salute!

  4. Love military style jackets. I have 2 at the moment!! xo

  5. i like your sense of style chic and simple at the same time.


  6. I didn't know there was such a strong military presence in S.A.! cool!
    Happy Veterans Day to all who serve and all who loved ones of those who serve!

  7. Yay Oklahoma City!! We moved here from Dallas 22 years ago. Love it!!

  8. I didn't know that! What an interesting post. You look terrific in your military inspired outfit too. Big Hugs xo

  9. The boots are chic and so are you. Congratulations on your inclusion in the IFB Roundup!

  10. Hi Pam,

    Thank you again for your lovely comments on my blog! so pleased i am on the Citizen Rosebud's list! you do not know this but i was a military wife for 10 years! Great respect for the military and veterans!

    Looking forward to read and see more of you.

    Ariane xxxxx

  11. Hey there! Thanks for visiting and linking up with me on the perfect line. Returning the favor and following you via GFC :)


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