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

Jul 13, 2015

Walking, Shopping, Living Life

She entered our store slowly and needed to sit awhile in the big comfy chair by the front door.  The heat dripped down her face which bore a little makeup and signs of much wisdom.

Beautifully dressed, she wore a bright summer top embellished with a little bling and soft cotton pants.  There was no need to waste time with cruising our store, she held the SOFT SURROUNDINGS catalog in her hand and knew exactly what she wanted...the entire outfit pictured at the top of this page.  We needed to go to the dressing room to size the popular NEWPORT BEACH PANT and once that was done we could order each piece to be sent to the home she shared with daughters.

It was not until placing the order we learned, she was 96!! So this is my new goal...to dress well, to be smiling, to be walking without a walker, and to be out shopping at the age of 96.

I can live with that!  

Enjoy your the remainder of your day! 


  1. That is awesome. I want to be like that when I'm 96 as well!

  2. Wow. Those are moments we never forget.

  3. Wow....inspiration at it's best

  4. Kudos to you!! I think if I do make it to that age, I still may need the walker. LOL!
    I actually see quite a lot of 90+ women who are still living on there own and getting around just fine but maybe had a fall and are in need for a bit of Rehab. But then I see a lot more 50 year olds who are falling apart!!


  5. I too, want to be active and well-dressed into my 90's! I realize a lot of it is luck, but for the parts that I CAN influence, I intend to take care of myself and sure try to make this happen!

  6. What an inspiring tale! I am doing everything I can right now to make that happen. It means having a whole other lifetime to reinvent.

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  7. I love this story! And I think your goal is attainable. Hopefully we will all still be blogging about our adventures!

  8. I am so grateful for your blog and the reminders of my life in San Antonio! I lived there for 21 years, had 3 awesome sons there and go back frequently to see my family. I may be almost 49 but your blog shows me life and myself matters. Thank you


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