over50feeling40: August 2013
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Aug 29, 2013

Friday Fashion News & Inspiration!!

H & M has a fun new website many of you will really enjoy!  It's not for us curvy girls, but if you are sizes 12 and under, you will find trendy, affordable fashion.
Now, for all sizes, TALBOT'S latest catalog of fall fashions has some wonderful looks!  I found several classic, chic, beautiful pieces I would love to own!
There are lots of sales this weekend if you are game for some shopping, ladies!!!


Finally I leave you with these inspirational words from Audrey Hepburn:

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

Have a fabulous Friday everyone!!

Aug 28, 2013

One Purse...Enough Said!

Sometimes a purse just says it all.

I can spend hours styling an outfit

Attempting great creativity and style

Looking for a way to be chic and confident...

Then I discover

Sometimes a purse just says it all!

Now, go enjoy the beautiful bloggers of  KATIE'S 


Thursday Favorite Things

And have a fabulous Thursday!

and remember to enter to win a

pair of Coldwater Creek jeans


Purse provided by Victoria Boscoe

Aug 27, 2013

What Do You Do When You Like An Idea??

When I was out shopping last weekend, I saw this outfit in a store window and really liked the look. I have a file in my computer where I store pictures of looks I like just for inspiration and to help when I am pulling items from my closet!
I also have a file where I stick pages I rip from magazines of styles I like...then when my mind draws a blank I have something to flip through which is targeted just for me!!
Does anyone else have a special way to keep ideas for your own styling??  Please share if you do!

And have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!

(Make sure you enter to win a free pair of jeans from Coldwater Creek HERE)

Aug 26, 2013

My Life With A Trainer - Chapter 2

Today you will find me over at Generation Fabulous with an update on my life with trainer, BZ!  Just click HERE and join in the conversation!
I confess in the post why I have not been on the scales in the last six weeks.

 Also, remember to enter to win a pair of jeans from Coldwater Creek HERE.

Then have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Aug 25, 2013

Coldwater Creek: Lots of Denim Fun + A Giveaway! & Savings!!

As I read through blog after blog, it seems women continue to agree finding a great fit in a jean is difficult.  My friend, Karen, and I can testify COLDWATER CREEK makes jean shopping a lot easier!

In fact, the only difficulty which exists here is making jean decisions...with the great details and fit they have this fall at the Creek...you just want them all!

What I appreciate is the large selection of sizes and variety!  If you like colors...they  have them...if  you like skinny or bootcut...they have them...stretch and non-stretch...they have them...shimmer and shine...YES!

And the fit is fabulous!

Now, you can have TWO ways to get your own pair of Coldwater Creek jeans.  First, leave me a comment below with your email that you would like to be entered to win a jean of your choice. On September 5, I will draw a winner from readers in the U.S.  Second, all of you can have a special $25 discount off of any jeans you order up until August 31, just click HERE for offer FALLB679!


Enter the contest....

Then, go visit the beautiful bloggers of

Happy Monday, everyone!!
·      PROMOTION is valid on your full price jean purchase through 8/31/13. One offer per transaction, exclusive of tax and shipping. Not valid on previous purchases. May not be combined with any other Offer Code or discount. In the event of a return or exchange, the amount refunded will equal the actual merchandise purchase price paid. No cash value.
·         Upon participating in this giveaway, please note the following disclaimer: Each prize will be shipped to the Winner’s home address within thirty (30) days after the close of the Giveaway Period.  A Prize may not be transferred or redeemed for cash (except to the extent required by applicable law) and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except substitutions made by Coldwater Creek, who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.

A pair of jeans was provided to Pam and Karen for participating in this promotion.

Aug 24, 2013

Shopping Therapy....Always Works!!

My friend, Karen, and I headed out for a morning of shopping!!  DA, you are right...I feel better!
We spent the majority of our time at COLDWATER CREEK...looking at the immense denim selection!  Everything is 40-50% off this weekend!
Come back Sunday evening to see what we found! There will be savings for you and a Giveaway!!  So much fun...and I am feeling much, much better!!
Happy Sunday, all!

Aug 22, 2013

Friday Flash!

I am not going to sugar coat this...after fourteen years of teaching, this has been the most difficult first week of school I have ever had!  So it helps me, to look at this picture I took on my recent journey to GOODWILL and remember that no matter how stressful, each day is a gift...and they go by all too quickly!

I also thought it would be fun to share a couple of pictures I have taken lately but not used yet on the blog!

I hope all of you have a fabulous Friday...I for one am so happy to see the end of this week...and I have a fun outing on Saturday that I will share with you later!


Aug 21, 2013

Spiegel...Not Your Mother's Catalog!!

I distinctly remember Spiegel Catalogs from when I was a small girl.  This mail order catalog which began in the late 1800s was where I first fell in love with women wearing beautiful clothes!

I cut them out and made paper dolls who lived in neighborhoods drawn on butcher paper...anyone else do that?

But, in looking over today's Spiegel, I am drawn to the beautiful, affordable fashion which keeps this catalog right on trend and stylish!  You might not realize it, but Spiegel was the first catalog to bring European trends to America and send buyers to Paris fashion week.  
I discovered so many gorgeous looks as I visited the website and I really was amazed at the prices and variety...all sizes and shapes covered!

I would like to encourage all of you to visit Spiegel HERE....and if you want to print out a few pages to play paper dolls ....that's OK too!

Items from the post:

Have a fun Thursday, and make sure you visit the bloggers of Katie's Favorite Things Blog hop...just click on the button below!!

Thursday Favorite Things

Aug 20, 2013

First Day of School: What I Wore!!

The school bell has rung and we are back at it!! Year to year there are new challenges and changes...never ceases to amaze me!!

The days of the one room school house are gone, and so are, thankfully, the days of spinster-type dressing for teachers!

Here is what I wore for the first day of school. I love this ponte-knit pencil skirt from Lane Bryant...great fit and comfortable.  I paired it with a JJill Knit Jacket, and Chico's Blouse.
Just check out the skirt and necklace at the links below:

Now, I think there already may be papers to grade!  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Aug 19, 2013

Everything Old is New Again!!

This gorgeous handbag from Victoria Bosco is on trend once again for Fall fashion....animal prints just stay on the fashion front, and a beautiful python clutch  gives a modern, chic way to participate in a trend.
Today at Generation Fabulous I discuss trends and classics...hope you will click HERE and join in the conversation!

Then check out the beautiful handbags HERE by Victoria Bosco!

Have an amazing Tuesday all!!

Aug 18, 2013

Goodwill: Keeping My Jeans Fun!!

I am not certain if I meant the car...shopping at GOODWILL...or ME!  But, we are oldies and goodies!!  (This is my son-in-law's car which he fondly calls Deloris)

I have confessed before I love my dark denim trouser jeans and would wear them day after day if I could.

With Goodwill, I almost could make that happen and have a different jean look every day.  On my recent treasure hunt there, I found the new Chico's snake patterned vest I am wearing in the top pictures (tags still on) and the brown travelers tank...both were in Julia's Attic (Highway 281 and Bitters location).  If you are like me, and you prefer the old knit of Chico's Travelers to the new knit, then Goodwill is the place to look.

I also like Coldwater Creek for denim.  This orange knit top and the blue blouse below are both from there.  I found this Karen Kane subdued check jacket which I really, really like and know I will wear often...love the longer length!

Goodwill has me in a great place to begin a new school year teaching in fabulous style!!

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