over50feeling40: Adventurous, Visible Color!
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May 6, 2012

Adventurous, Visible Color!

“I wanted to dress more creatively,” she said.  “If you want people to follow you on an adventure, a black suit’s not going to cut it.”  - Umber Ahmad

This quote jumped off the pages of "O" Magazine's May issue.  The feature is titled, “New Life, New Look” and introduces us to five women who have been through recent personal makeovers.  Ahmad has gone from the dark suits of Wall Street, to the fun of children’s programming and opening a bakery....and,  I love her quote!!

Now, I am not anti-black in any wardrobe, but color gives us all a joyful way to mix things up!  I do not believe that there is any profession any longer where a ban on color is the rule….if you are surrounded by dark suits, maybe it is time to be more visible, and shake things up a bit!!
Spring and Summer give us all great excuses to shine bright.  If you would like more ideas, just go to visit the ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY!!  and MONDAY MINGLE!!….also, “O” Magazine’s theme this month is HOW TO GET BETTER WITH AGE….you might want to pick up a copy of this as well!! 

This dress was featured on the cover of a recent Lane Bryant catalog, but
just hit the racks in SA last Friday.  I just happened to be in the store looking for
a couple of special event dresses, because the sale was a BOGO sale.  The minute
they put it out, three were immediately sold.  I felt bad that I wasn't one of the many who called
the store for days looking for the dress...but I do love it for summer and I am happy to have it!
The jacket is also Lane Bryant!!  The bracelet and shoes are Stein Mart!
Anyone up for an adventure??



  1. Pam--the colors in this dress are gorgeous and it looks so wonderful on you. Admiring the bracelet as well.

  2. I love this dress on you! It has such great colors in it. Who would think all those different colors would look so fantastic together? Is the dress sleeveless?

  3. Pam you look so vibrant and beautiful! Wishing you a fabulous and Visible week!

  4. Fabulous, Pam! Love your new dress, and that bracelet is *just* what I have been looking for for summer. Also, I must pick up a copy of "O"!

  5. Gorgeous outfit and I have to go shopping for that bracelet. Love it, so exotic.

  6. I saw that issue and didn't pick it up. I might have to rethink that. Your dress is great and the bracelet is totally in my zone; I LOVE IT!!

  7. I like these dress on you, you look very gorgeous!

    Kim, USA

  8. LOVE the dress!! I was actually looking for a vibrant maxi this weekend with no success.
    And, I'm loving your bracelet, too!
    Have a super week Pam!

  9. Your dress is so vibrant and festive! I'd love to see what the top looks like without the sweater.

  10. That cuff is so fantastic! =)


  11. I'm up for an adventure!! I use to wear a ton of black and brown until I had a life changing illness and as the treatments came to a close I started craving more color in my life. I think it was a sign of personal soul transformation for sure.

  12. Wooow you look amazing <3

    Wanna follow each other? Regards!


  13. POW!!! Gulp! That's is thee most divine dress on you! It's vibrating positive energy. I liked the colour in the top photo but it wasn't until I hit the next one that my jaw dropped. The black looks good with it too, a great grounding.

  14. you look fabulous! And very visible! I like that multi color dress, you look beautiful in it. The black knitted jacket completes the outfit. I like this laid back relaxed chic style. Great styling.


  15. I think you look great with colours. In fact I would loose the black cardigan as well and replace with a colourful one!

  16. You look sooooooooooooo gorgeous in colour, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Beautiful, my dearest, Pam

  17. Like always, you present the most dashing of colors with a SMILE that could light up Chicago.

    HAPPY MONDAY PAM and I hope that NEXT Monday, you will join my Paris Link Party. You would be fun to have! Anita

  18. I am definitely up for the challenge, thanks to your gorgeous inspiration! When shopping, I am still drawn to the muted tones as if they were magnetized. But gradually, with baby steps, I am incorporating a few brights. It's worth it!

  19. Color is the base of my wardrobe right now maybe because my life is not so adventurous.That's a great very visible outfit.Thanks for the sweet comment.

  20. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the stripes. Just wow!

  21. What a great maxi dress! The colours, the stripes, and the cardigan it looks great! And just like you said...a black suit isn't going to cut it!

  22. Beautiful and happy mix of colors--well done!

  23. Pam
    this seems out of the box for you a little bit and I AM LOVING IT!!!
    hope to see you style this all kinds of ways over the summer
    what a fabulous maxi and that quote is fabulous!

  24. You were right to jump on that beautiful dress. It's one of my favorite looks on you.

    Love the black suit quote. I'll have to try it out on the lawyers I work for and with...lol. Law-related work environments can be a little limiting style-wise :D

  25. You look so pretty. I'm loving everything striped these days! Hope your Monday went well. xo

  26. Pam!! that dress is awesome on you.. I love it, especially since you usually wear more fitted style clothing, I agree with Debby, you look PRETTY!!! xoxo J

  27. You are in the midst of a swirl of beauty. Way to pop off the screen!

  28. Hi Pam

    Looking lovely these days! Love all that color
    Sorry i did not comment sooner

    Take care

    Ariane xxxxx


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