over50feeling40: Coco Chanel…Elegance for Every Age
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Aug 1, 2012

Coco Chanel…Elegance for Every Age

Today I am joining in with Jill and Adrienne as they pay a special tribute to Coco Chanel.  I have never owned anything authentic Chanel…not even the perfume.  But, I have been fascinated with her life and designs for years.  She is the queen of elegance and style…though a little hard on men!
Lee Classic Fit Slimming Jean at KOHLS
Ann Taylor Sequined T
Jones of New York Jacket from Marshalls
I love so many of her quotes.   Things like:
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
Premiere Jewelry
She gave us the courage to wear pearls with denim and to feminize  menswear!  She taught us not to merely walk into a room, but OWN THE ROOM!
Shoes: Dana Buchman at Kohls
Maybe someday, I will splurge big time and buy an original Chanel.  But, until that day, I will honor her with inspiration looks.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, everyone!


  1. This is such a refined and timeless look, Pam - I think you've captured the Chanel aesthetic just right, down to the two-tone flats. Love the touch of pearls!

  2. You look stunning and very Coco. How I enjoy opening your post every day. It is always uplifting, entertaining and so supportive of les femmes d'un certain age.

  3. You look smashing, Pam...Classy and Fabulous!!! Great look on you.

  4. LOVE the jacket. Coco Chanel was truly one of a kind. Have you seen the movie Coco Before Chanel? It was really good. I didn't know she had such a hard life. She was an orphan. Talk about a rags to riches story!! xo

  5. You look "fabulous, Dahling!!!"....all laughing aside, you look marvelous in this outfit....I would wear this over and over. You make me realize that now is not the time to give up on trying to look good....even if I do it just to make me feel better when I look in the mirror....many thanks!!!

  6. Wonderful! Chanel is a true classic, and most of us can wear something of hers and feel terrific. (And Ann Taylor has amazing sales in the summer - I recently nabbed a fantastic fitted button down $68 blouse - exquisite - for $8!)

  7. Elegant and stylish - those are the two words that come to mind immediately. That jacket is so versatile. What a great addition to your wardrobe.
    Thank you so much for participating. I always look forward to seeing what you'll wear in our How I Wear My posts. I am very excited about next month's theme - second hand treasure! I know you will have something fantastic to show. The hard part for you and for me is decided which item or outfit to select!
    xo, A

  8. You look stunning...Coco would be proud!
    I'm your newest follower!
    --Lee Ann

  9. So elegant, as always :) I love the quotes! She is a constant source of inspiration.

  10. Fabulously elegant post, Pam....I love the first quote from Ms. Chanel...so true ;-)

  11. Gorgeous jacket!! Pam, you're elegant & classy...Coco would approve!
    I love her quotes!!

  12. Hi Pam, you look so good in that jacket, I just love it. Thank you for joining us this month, this has been one of my favorite 'How I Wear My' posts. And I love the Chanel quotes! XO, Jill

  13. Pam, You look great! Love it all!

  14. Thanks for the inspiration! You rock.

  15. Very Chanel inspired! =)


  16. I'm lame and don't know much about her, but I love those quotes, and you look STUNNING in that outfit!

  17. Awesome outfit and I can tell your walking is really paying off! Hugs to you!

  18. Such a great classic outfit! The jacket is oh-so-Chanel! What a fun challenge.

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  19. I love Chanel's enduring and classic style too! The tweed suits are my favorite, and once I tried on on. It was fantastic, but unfortunately nit that flattering forn$2,500 used. I passed. Maybe one day I'll go for it.

  20. You look lovely. Very classy! And I love that first Chanel quote, haven't heard that one before.


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