over50feeling40: Lafayette 148 New York: A Fall 2014 Celebration with Women We Love and A $1000 Shopping Spree Giveaway!!
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Sep 7, 2014

Lafayette 148 New York: A Fall 2014 Celebration with Women We Love and A $1000 Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

I am so honored to welcome a new collaboration to this blog with the fabulous Lafayette 148 New York!  This fall they are introducing their new line with a celebration of women called WOMEN WE LOVE.  That is all women…all sizes…all nationalities…all ages…and all occupations.  You will find a microcosm of all the amazing women they celebrate HERE (WOMEN WE LOVE).
Since I began blogging, over50feeling40 has become a celebration of women… and I am excited to join Lafayette 148 New York with this new campaign and, of course, to show you the amazing clothes in the Fall 2014 collection.

When I look at quality, investment pieces, I am really looking at three main areas:
1.       Fit – Do the clothes fit me well, and are they a fit for my lifestyle?
2.       Fabrics – Do the materials feel luxurious?
3.       Fun – Are they different from other pieces I have owned or seen? Do they send a message of strength, visibility and creativity?

LAFAYETTE 148 New York answers all of these questions with great design and quality construction.  I feel more confident in these clothes than any I have worn in a long time.  Soft cashmere, luxurious silks, buttery leathers, stretch suede, and top-quality knits were some of the stand out fabrics for me.  They truly are fabulous….you will not want to take them off once our colder weather arrives! The fall collection is perfect for my personal style… tailored pieces with a kick!  I love the camel suede leggings with the suede on the front and a slate gray knit on the back.  Each selection includes exquisite detailing right down to buttons and trims.  This collection tells a story of confident women who love to be visible and joyful.   I so respect Lafayette for a fall catalog featuring stories of real women ….just like us, ladies…and I applaud them for the model-selection decision!
The campaign got me to thinking about all of the wonderful women I have met in my four years of blogging from bloggers to readers to retail…all of you are the Women I Love!  So, in your honor, Lafayette is hosting a giveaway…the largest prize in the history of this blog.
Someone is going to win a $1000 Gift Card from Lafayette 148 New York to spend HERE on their website!!  Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions and the winner will be announced on Monday, September 15…tell all of the Women You Love, to register…it will be so exciting to see who wins!

Also, I found out after the post originally went live, the contest is only open to those in the U.S.   I am sorry that I did not know this at contest beginning.




Have a joyful beginning to your week!

Note:  I would like to thank NEIMAN MARCUS AT LA CANTERA for their assistance with this photo shoot.  The wonderful ladies who work in the Lafayette boutique area are the best.   San Antonio, here is where you can see these gorgeous clothes. 
Also, thanks goes to ALLISON RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY, click the name for her info! 
Contest disclaimers below.

Today, I am joining in with the bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY! and MONDAY MINGLE and MONDAY BLOOM! where you will see amazing inspiration. 

Last, but not least, Join us for
This week Fashion Flash is hosted by Kari FAB OVER FORTY...look for great reading HERE.  Here is a little about Kari from her website....
Fab Over Forty creator Kari Solyntjes had a dream. Well, an obsession really.That is: to give women – particularly 40+ women, practical but fabulous insights into maintaining their beauty without feeling like surgery or injectables were the only options.So in February 2008, she launched Fab Over Forty – in which she turns her high-wattage make-up mirror on the latest beauty, hair care and skincare tips, products and issues.

CONTEST Disclaimers:
Only valid on lafayette148ny.com and not valid at the Soho Concept store or any other retailer that carries Lafayette 148.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or exchanged for cash value. Cannot be applied to previously purchased items, and cannot be used towards shipping and handling charges, or taxes.


This Contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who on the date of entry are at least 18 years of age and physically located in the United States. Employees of Lafayette 148 New York (‘’The Promoter’’), or their affiliated companies, their immediate families or anyone professionally associated with this Contest and their immediate families are ineligible. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
The Contest will be open from September 7 through September 14.

Disclaimer from Blogger:  I was compensated for this post, but the words and opinions are mine.  Compensation was made in merchandise. 

107 comments:

  1. I love Lafayette 148 - their clothing lasts a lifetime. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look wonderful! xox

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  2. What fabulous clothes dear Pam! You always look so immaculate, I love your style! Hugs xxx

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  3. Thanks for all the hard work you do on your blog!

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  4. Thanks for all the hard work you do on your blog!

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  5. I had never heard of this company but I love these outfits!! They suit you so well. The outfit with the grey trousers and the tunic length jacket AND THAT PURSE!!! is so you that I think you should wear that everyday! Their style is very much what I am looking for. I will check out their catalogue.

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  6. You look terrific Pam! Thanks to you and Lafayette 148 for the wonderful giveaway!

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  7. I love the splendor texture cortina jacket! Beautiful!

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  8. I love the splendor texture cortina jacket! Beautiful!

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  9. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!! So many beautiful new things for the Fall! My favorite item is the Metro Shearling Shawl Collar Jacket! Just beautiful!!

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  10. I love Lafayette 148! My personal favorites are the Farrah and Lucinda coats. Thank you for your blog and the giveaway.

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  11. My absolutely favorite brand! Great giveaway and fantastic blog!!

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  12. I am intrigued by the two-tone pants - I bet they are comfy too.

    Popped by from VM.

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2014/09/back-to-skeool.html

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  13. What beautiful clothes! I have never had the means to spend that much on clothing but these are beautiful and look great on you! I think my favorite is the Mystique Coating Wilma Coat. That would truly be an investment piece! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  14. Love how you look in these beautiful outfits. I would dearly love to win as I have wanted to own a piece of Lafayette 148 for years. Thank you for hosting!

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  15. Pam, you look marvelous. So stylish especially in that came outfit. Your face glows

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  16. Thank you for visiting my friend, yes I 'm thrilled to be back to blogging...amazing what some R&R will do for mind and soul. WOW!!! what a fabulous giveaway you are hosting with Lafayette 148 ... I'm swooning over those camel suede leggings with the suede on the front and a slate gray knit on the back - perfect for autumn (my fav season). You look fabulous in your picks...hugs, Celia M. (HHL)

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  17. Hi is the contest international?

    Some great photos of you and wonderful outfits.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yes...I believe it is. The gift card is used to shop on their website!

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    2. I would LOVE this dress

      http://www.lafayette148ny.com/women-new-arrivals/aquatic-watercolor-cotton-josette-dress.html

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  18. What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win!

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  19. Pam, you're managing to look younger and better dressed with every post! How exciting to be working with such a class act as Lafayette 148!

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  20. Would love to win this. Just recently found your blog and enjoy reading it.

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  21. Great! I'd love to be entered.

    Thanks for popping by!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  22. You look so classy & chic in these outfits! Great styling & thanks for stopping by:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  23. You look fabulous and thanks for the contest. Love Lafayette 148!

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  24. Love their line. You look great in those pants!

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  25. I've been a fan of Lafayette 148 for many years. Their quality and fit is outstanding. Bravo Pam!!

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  26. You look fantastic in these photos Pam! I love the monochromatic look on you-so luxe. The selections are gorgeous from this brand. That leather jacket had me at first sight. I appreciate the timeless style with a modern edge. Congrats on a wonderful giveaway! I'll be sure to share.
    Have a wonderful week!
    xx

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  27. Wow, this is a fantastic giveaway! I've aspired to Lafayette 148 clothing but have never been quite able to afford it. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  28. The clothes you are wearing are fabulous! Love the styles and the website has so much to choose from. I love the dresses especially. The outfits you feature above are very flattering on you. Karen

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  29. Thanks so much for telling me about this company. I love the look of all their pieces. So rich looking and the details are very elegant. Fingers crossed!

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  30. You look great in those outfits. Lafayette 148 is new to me - would be so much fun to win!

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  31. What a fabulous giveaway and their collection is really great!
    According to their website they don't ship internationally, so I am hesitant to enter...

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  32. Very exciting contest! Love your outfits! :)

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  33. You look fabulous Pam. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  34. How could I choose one as my favorite? I love the Carol dress in petite.

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  35. Congrats! That's such an amazing collaboration. You look great in the clothing.

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  36. http://www.lafayette148ny.com/women-new-arrivals/crystalized-glass-silk-lucy-top.html
    gracias for the giveaway

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  37. I like that leopard jacket I see, and Pam, you have the best smile! Love the pic with the leather pockets and neutral sweater you look great. Thank you for the giveaway, will check out their line!
    jess xo
    from the link up

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  38. I have to have those leggings. I must have them. And that photo of you up top is the most beautiful I've seen of you, and you are a beautiful woman! That's a keeper to use often!
    Carol

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  39. I love the two toned double faced coat!

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  40. I'm new to your blog Pam! Where have I been? You look fabulous! What a generous giveaway! Thank you for letting me know about it.

    Your new Canadian reader and neighbour in the north!

    ♥ carmen

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  41. what beautiful clothes and what an amazing giveaway!

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  42. Love Lafayette148 and especially the Lucinda coat!

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  43. What a fun giveaway. I love the details of their clothing. You look stunning in your photos!

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  44. Thank you for sharing Lafayette 148! I will take a look at their website. You look fab!

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  45. I love the camel coat with the detachable fur collar! Very elegant and classic clothing!

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  46. Love the Sleek Merino Shearling Wing Collar Coat but even the 1K raffle price can cover the price of this gem! This line of clothing is fabulous though - quality through and through! Love the outfits you modeled for us Pam!

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  47. Thank you so much! I am headed to their website.... You look wonderful by the way!

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  48. They have a lot of lovely things. But I am drawn to the FINE GAUGE MERINO CHARMEUSE BACK LONG CARDIGAN in black. . You look lovely my friend. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity xo

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  49. Found your blog from Une Femme. Love your style.

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  50. I love this line, but rarely indulge because it's a bit pricey. Would love to win this!

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  51. Love the Aquatic Watercolor Keline blouse! Just my kind of thing. Beautiful clothes and a great giveaway.

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  52. Oh Pam … You are speaking my language with this one! I am very familiar with the luxury and quality of this line! The simple minimal lines of their pieces are always a wonderful backdrop for my love of accessories … which is why Lafayette 148 New York … is usually one of my first stops in Neiman Marcus! Their look book filled with gorgeous luxury pieces … has my heart racing!

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  53. Pam I can see how luxe and quality this line is and would love to have some new fall pieces! Gorgeous!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  54. You look stunning in the outfits. I love the combination of grey and camel.

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  55. I adore the gray cashmere a-line dress, so soft and flattering!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  56. I just ADORE the cozy flannel long cowl neck! I'd wear it with boots as a dress! It's gorgeous!! Hugs! Serene

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  57. I love the two-toned double faced liliana coat!

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  58. The gray cashmere a-line skirt or any of the tissue weight leathers topped with the fur-trimmed cashmere scarf.

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  59. I love these clothes! I am an A-line girl, too!

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  60. Oh what a great cooperation, so happy for you to have this opportunity. You are so pretty in all of those ensemble but my favourite is the greay one :-)

    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  61. I would love either the Zephyr dress and jacket, or the italina punto snap front jacket and velvet lambskin modern slim skirt

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  62. My favorite from the fall collection is the Fine Gauge Merino Charmeuse Back Long Cardigan in Rock. I live in styles like these all during cooler weather. Thanks for the draw.

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  63. wow, that SLEEK MERINO SHEARLING WING COLLAR COAT stole my heart immediately. i love plush.

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  64. It is all about the detail! Just lovely!

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  65. Wow! What gorgeous clothes! I love your pants with the two colors - gray and taupe. How exciting! Crossing my fingers.
    xo, A

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  66. You look MAH-VELOUS... fabuloso... and sprinkled with gorgeous!!

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  67. I love the PLUS-SIZE CASHMERE MULTI CABLE TURTLENECK - http://www.lafayette148ny.com/plus-size-new-arrivals/plus-size-cashmere-multi-cable-turtleneck.html

    (reminds me of a fave sweater I had as a kid!)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  68. Gorgeous clothes, and I love what you shared about your style. Those are perfect criteria!

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  69. Ah you look amazing, loving Lafayette 148's latest pieces! The Camden Bay Amanda Jacket is beautiful.

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  70. Pam, you look gorgeous! Those styles really become you.

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  71. Very classy Pam. You look gorgeous in this line and it meets your criteria perfectly.

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  72. Beautiful and classic clothes!

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  73. What a lovely collection! Thank you, Pam.

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  74. I love the Dynamic Wool Britt Blouse. I'm trying to add more red to my fall wardrobe. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. OMG! Love the ITALIAN PUNTO MILANO SUEDE PANEL JACKET. Thanks for the opportunity to win and your blog.

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  76. I had never heard of this brand name, but loved the classic style. The Carol dress, for instance, would always be in style, although I would have to wear it with a jacket or sweater.

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  77. Pam, you look lovely, thanks for the opportunity to win Lafayette 148 pieces.

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  78. i would get the AQUATIC WATERCOLOR COTTON JOSETTE DRESS first of all

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  79. oh my goodness, what an absolutely wonderful giveaway, thank you for hosting Pam and thank you to Lafayette 148 NY for their generosity! i am loving all of their coats..such amazing beauty! but also this skirt: LOFTY CREPE KAYLIN SKIRT is so so pretty!!XXX

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  80. I would go for the cashmere bateau neck sweater--how lovely!

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  81. You look AMAZING!! The clothes are fabulous too! :-)
    Darlene Fadem
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

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  82. Oh, this would be a fabulous win!!!

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  83. Great giveaway! Enjoy your blog Pam.

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  84. Looking for a new coat, and DIAPHANOUS COATING FARRAH COAT is lovely!

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  85. Loving the tan outfit that Pam is wearing (the one with the two tone pants!). Would love to win!
    Deb

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  86. you are looking quite fabulous these days Pam!
    Brett

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  87. Fabulous clothes-thank you for an amazing giveaway :)

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  88. Love the Aquatic Watercolor dress. I also like the Suiting Katherine Jacket. Beautiful clothing.

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  89. Beautiful clothes and an exciting give away!

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  90. Adore you in that gray and camel outfit, I hope you got it because it is fabulous on you!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  91. In love with the AQUATIC WATERCOLOR COTTON JOSETTE DRESS - it's calling my name :D

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  92. I am smitten with the TWO-TONE DOUBLE-FACED REVERSIBLE LUCINDA COAT. Adore! new to your blog btw

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  93. I hope I entered correctly, Rafflecopter never makes it easy to tell. What a wonderful giveaway, Pam, and a great opportunity for you AND your readers. Wow! XO, Jill

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  94. I'm not familiar with the company, but the clothes look beautiful!

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  95. There is a little problem with the Rafflecopter...I will accept your entry in an email to me at over50feeling40@gmail.com...please send today. I will enter them myself and a winner will be selected tonight. So sorry for any confusion!

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  96. It's amazing the friendships that have formed from blogging!

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!