over50feeling40: Color and Courage
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May 13, 2015

Color and Courage


2015, so far, has been a year of change.  In January, I sensed my word for the year was COURAGE...and I have faced several challenges head on.  This outfit also represents some courage...because it is a bit more color than I usually wear.  In the past, I might have paired this coral blouse with a soft neutral.  But, the cobalt blue jacket seemed to represent the vibrant stand of going forward with courage I desire to make right now.  I will explain more all in due time!


Color can be made in a simple way just as this blouse and jacket on top of white pants accomplishes.  I really like the look and paired it with this FAUX GEM PENDANT NECKLACE, recently discovered at THE LIMITED.  The gold necklace underneath is from CHICOS.


My brown leather and gold Steve Madden Flats are from MARSHALLS.





Vince Camuto blouse and Peter Nygard jacket were purchased last year at DILLARDS.

White pants are also from CHICOS.

Do you ever dress to make a statement of how you are feeling?  I actually think we do this often...what do you think?





Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Linking up with TURNING HEADS LINK UP and FUN FASHION FRIDAY LINK UP

27 comments:

  1. The cobalt blue jacket looks stunning on you...I like it worn with white as you have here...I'm wearing a lot more colour than I use to...all due to change in my hair colour; it's fun I'm wearing colours I haven't worn for years! Enjoy the rest of your week, Pam :)

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    1. I am also wearing colors I haven't worn in years, Catherine! It is fun to mix things up a bit. Enjoy your week as well!

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  2. I love the cobalt with both the coral and the white. I can also see the coral top with the lighter neutral that you describe. (Nice to have options!) I do love that nail polish! You have beautiful nails! Karen

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    1. Thanks for being here as always, Karen. I am anxious to try the top with something lighter...even a white jacket and pant look. Thanks for the comment on my nails...so far they are strong and grow quickly! I love this color!

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  3. I think the cobalt and light coral work together beautifully. You look wonderful in that bold blue, really suits you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I do love this color of blue!

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  4. I loooove both colours - the blue is amazing on you! Looking forward to your big reveal about your next future step :)

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    1. Changes are huge in my life right now, Leanne, but I will discuss it later. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I love your word for the year Pam. Courage is the master of fear. Anything can be achieved from finding ways to anchor yourself in a mindset of courage - go you!

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    1. Over and over again this year, I have had to draw on that courage, Ali. It was the perfect word for 2015 ....and I know there is more to come.

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  6. Dear Pam, You look great from head to toe! I wear cobalt blue a lot with both black and white!
    Keep up the great work you are doing and are so passionate about!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Twombly: Late Paintings

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    1. Thanks Karena...you as well. I love this vibrant blue! I have seen it in many retailers also.

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  7. Pam this blue is a lovely color on you. A girl after my own heart with the perforated flats, and of course the jewelry is lovely! You are a vibrant women, and the color shows your personailtiy!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess! I saw some great styles on your link up...you are doing such a good job!

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  8. You look fabulous in that strong cobalt blue! Courage does seem to be the perfect word for you this year! Onward and upward in bright colors! xo

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  9. Such a stunning combination and outfit on you Pam. If courage is manifested by wearing such a gorgeous shade of blue, then you must do it more often.

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  10. Love the colour combination. Very flattering and Spring like.

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  11. Hi Pam, I love you in cobalt blue, especially with the amazing jewelry! You know I am on a jewelry tear these days, swing by my blog and you will see what I mean, ha. Also, you know I love nail polish so I LOVE that you are wearing a vivid OPI! I feel like you are a pretty courageous lady and I hope blue will be a power color for you. xx

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  12. I nearly always dress to express how I feel - but sometimes I dress to get to that place where I want to be, you know? Like I'll wear yellow if I want to feel sunny and happy (but am feeling more grey on the inside). Colour can really affect us in that way.

    You look stunning in your deep blue, Pam, just lovely. I hope you are doing okay - I'm sorry I haven't been around (life!). Sending you good vibes, my dear.

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  13. The blue is a standout, and looks fab all put together! Congrats on the Walmart ad, it looks like you ladies had a blast!

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  14. That outfit looks great on you :) I also have been changing up my wardrobe this year -- I was tired of wearing such dull clothes because I always bought my clothes in the petite departments which had a limited selection. Recently, so many stores were getting rid of their petites departments that it forced me to look for new, more stylish clothes in small sizes that I could actually wear without looking "juniorish". It has been liberating!

    I also love OPI nail polish!

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  15. I really like the blue. And I do think the way we dress reflects our mood. When I'm bored I like to come up with new outfits.

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  16. Love the "cajun shrimp" polish and that pretty cobalt blue blazer! Looking fab and yes, courageous too!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  17. Fabulous look! I love the vibrant colour, it really looks amazing on you dear Pam! Hugs xxxx

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  18. You definitely should wear bold colors more often! Looking great with the cobalt blue :) I always dress to make statements. Whether it's a statement of fierceness, fun or simply comfort ;-)

    Have a nice weekend!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  19. LOVE bold colors!! And I love the color of that stunning jacket! You look fantastic!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  20. I love the vivid blue jacket, especially with the pale coral blouse. Thanks for sharing this linkup with Katherine.

    Yael

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