over50feeling40: Wearable or Fashionable or Both!
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Nov 18, 2012

Wearable or Fashionable or Both!


Great sitcom material…such is my life!  You have to admit there is great humor in the fact a mild-mannered-high-school-teacher-mom-about-to-be-grandma in South Texas is a fashion/beauty blogger!  But, here is where I find myself…yes, still having a great time… 
The biggest drawback is when I am invited to blog about and attend fashion events…WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR? You can see from my day to day looks that I am best described as WEARABLE.  It takes a great deal more courage for this 59-year-old to cross over into wearable/more fashionable territory.  Courage is the operative word…I read so many blogs of fabulous women of a certain age who look amazing and are far more fashionable and courageous than I.  Somehow, I am still learning to marry the two…


The table symbolizes the fact that I would be courageous in this look…I am certain for some of you that a cape over a pencil skirt takes no courage…but this is a bit more out there for me.  However, I am sure I will wear this soon to a fashion event.    I feel great in it and fashionable …so off of the table I would go into the world!!  Actually, the table belongs to my daughter and son-in-law and I think I will save that story for later…it’s one that will make you go AHHHHH.
Scarf: Chicos
Cape: Stein Mart
Red Pencil: Lane Bryant
Spanx Tights: Nordstom
Liz Claiborne Booties: Marshalls

This afternoon I attended a BLOGGING 101 seminar with the some of the fashionable ladies from the San Antonio Fashion and Beauty Bloggers group.  It was fun to see them and share ideas.  The truly fashionable ones at the event were the models…some of which I pictured here…they were meeting with local stylist and blogger JENNA Hollerbach.  I wore jeans to this event…will save the red pencil for another day!
SAFFB Founder, Sarah Adams of LIVING GOLDIE

Let me know what you would wear as a blogger to a fashion event, and then visit the ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE and !CREATIVE MONDAY!!  Oh, yes, have an incredible Monday!

http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/2012/11/visible-monday-73-crisp-white-mans-shirt.html

http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com/2012/11/monday-mingle-rosie-popes-go-to-easy-look.html


24 comments:

  1. You look fantastic in that outfit, Pam! It's bold and stylish. Two thumbs up!!!

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  2. I love that you took a fashion leap, Pam! This is a terrific look, and the cape is *gorgeous*. Thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  3. We are both lined with red today...my coat your cape. And that's a fabulous cape too.
    Your hair always looks so pretty. I love the color and style.

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  4. I LOVE what you are wearing here. LOVE the red, and that cape!

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  5. Great outfit Pam! You have style .

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  6. You are so cute Pam! Great cape and with the red skirt it is fabulous dear Lady
    Knock them dead! You say that right?

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  7. So much fun to see your style evolve and get bold!

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  8. You look great in your red skirt & the fabulous black cape with the red lining just peeping out. A bold statement outfit suitable for any occasion. Love it.

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  9. The scarf with the skirt- awesome. That event looked like it would be fun!

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  10. I'm sure I've told you before but I love you in red. One can never go wrong with a pencil skirt. Your outfits always look classic, timeless with a mix of fun and that combination can take you anywhere! xo

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  11. I think you are so brave to march into a room of young fashion bloggers like that and declare your presence as valid. I admire you, not sure I could do it.

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  12. You are a fashion statement!
    Inside and out, you represent all of us who's struggling to balance our lives with womanhood. I love your courage and openness to share your struggles and triumphs.
    You look radiant in this visible outfit! You GO, Pam!

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  13. Wow! Love that cape and the red pencil together. Red really says confidence! Looks like a fun conference.

    I had an opportunity to attend a fashion show in Orange County in southern California a couple of weeks ago. My first thought was what the heck am I going to wear? I have nothing that would make me blend in with the glamour of the OC. I didn't go because it was such short notice. I am sure I could have come up with something to wear, but what I don't know!

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  14. I think you've found the perfect outfit for fashion events - it's full of confidence, and it's chic and stylish! The cape is very elegant, and you shouldn't be saving it for too long.

    If I was attending an event with lots of young fashion bloggers, I would have a hard time figuring out what to wear. It's almost impossible not to feel awkward when you're the only one old enough to be their parent. I would most likely try on several outfits, take photos and then choose.

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  15. I've worn some peculiar outfits indeed to fashion blogger events. It's a good time to bring out a dress printed with giant dollars, for instance!

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  16. You look gorgeous in your red & black and I'm sure you were equally as stunning at the even!

    I think I'd wear whatever made me happy and comfortable!

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  17. it's the perfect outfit for a fashion event. it is eye catching due to the red and the black, it is unique and your own very elegant style and finally it is wearable and gives you a good feeling! you look great!

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  18. Oh, I like the cape, and the whole red/black ensemble!

    I have no clue what I'd wear to such an event. I really do need to get better at advance planning, because I'd probably find myself, on the day, running around frantically unable to settle on anything.

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  19. You look VERY lovely. I love the colors!

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  20. Looking very sophisticated and pretty ... thought you were dancing on the table. Good for you.

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  21. This is such a fun outfit! But still very classy.

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  22. Great outfit Pam, love the red and black :)Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

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  23. Pam, you would look perfect in any outfit. Love the cape and your scarf.

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