over50feeling40: HIT YOUR STYLE SWEET SPOT: Dress for Eating Outside over 50
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Apr 24, 2016

HIT YOUR STYLE SWEET SPOT: Dress for Eating Outside over 50


Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.

It's that time of year...when we enjoy hitting the patios of home or restaurants to breath in the fresh air and listen to the birds sing.



Unfortunately, in South Texas, the crowds might be lower this year as all the news is discussing the ZIKA VIRUS and West Nile virus. 

So, let's begin our dress with a DEET FREE INSECT RELLANTor even AVON'S SKIN SO SOFT BUG REPELLANT















There are all natural ways to tackle the problem with mosquitoes...and of course, controlling the issue at our own homes.












Now, you can see why I have mosquitoes on the mind.  We have had a lot of rain!  It was ironic the day scheduled for these pictures including bulging thunderstorms.

In Texas, when we eat out, we want to be cool....that is our first consideration.  The outfit above is one I would wear for dinner in my own backyard.  A soft linen STELLA CARAKASI, and SOFT SURROUNDINGS CROP DENIM LEGGINGS denim crop pants.  





To eat out at a local spot, I might be reaching for a pretty skirt, kimono, or cotton pants.  There are many ways to be cool and look your best.  I am not confident in shorts...but, I know, many of you are...so pick a cool, cotton option ...but never opt for mom shorts and a tee!

On Wednesday, I will give you some special information about this post!  Now, let's go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing!





Plan some evenings outside and have fun!


Linking up to VISIBLE MONDAY



38 comments:

  1. I have those Soft Surroundings denim leggings & love them. The fit is fabulous & they just look dressier than jeans.

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    1. They are great...more of a pant than a legging! Thanks for your comment.

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  2. I love them as well! I have them in two colors...for casual fun, they are perfect and come in all sizes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great advice for enjoying the outdoors, Pam. Sandy and I love to sit outside in the evenings and sip a wine. Comfortable dressing is key! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by Patti...sending outside in the evening with wine sounds so nice.

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  4. Thunderstorms are fun, just not when you're scheduled for taking pictures! You look perfect in cropped pants. You're so lucky to be tall. I love that Stella top:). Happy Sunday!

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    1. I hope I keep my height! More appreciative of it now that I have osteoporosis!

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  5. Your tops are all lovely but I adore the kimono... Such sleek lines. And again that necklace. You have such cool, modern necklaces. I would love this one. Oh wel throw in the kimono as well haha.
    Greetje

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    1. The kimono is my favorite. I really like kimonos in warm weather...such fun toppers. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Beautiful outfits. Stellar advice.

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    1. Thank you so much...and thanks for your comments!

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  7. The print kimono is the most flattering. Really pretty!

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    1. I love a fun kimono! Thanks for the kind words.

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  8. The print kimono is the most flattering. Really pretty!

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  9. Great outfit options! Sorry it rained when you were scheduled to take the photos! Nice umbrella! And beautiful smile!

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  10. Pam I am heading to Soft Surroundings this week for a pair of the cropped pants, they look great on you!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Make sure you get a snug fit...they do have some give and stretch in them. But, I cannot say enough good things about all of the Metro Leggings.

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    1. Thanks Susan! I wear them often in the summer.

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  12. I love your blog posts even more now because in addition to thinking: I bet I could rock that too I need to check that out!!! I hear you in my head while I read them :-)

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    1. You are so much fun, Carla! Thanks as always!

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  13. You always have fantastic advice. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Always good to hear. you are so welcome...

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  14. Love the kimono. Most of all, I love your spirit and encouragement that we all look and be our best! Thanks!

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    1. It is important to look and feel our best...LIFE IS SHORT. Enjoy each moment. Thanks for the encouragement Roxanne

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  15. I love the black, red, and white dress. I think it will look beautiful on you! The mosquitoes haven't been too bad in my area, yet, but I'm sure they are coming.

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    1. That is so kind Rena. I think we are freaked more about mosquitoes down here where we are closer to South America.

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  16. What a great post! You look beautiful in each outfit. I'm with Carla--I can hear your voice in my head too:)! We are heading to San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend and if you or any of your readers have recommendations on a great place for outdoor dining, I'd love to hear! We will be staying on the River Walk, but we'll have a car, so driving to a great place isn't a problem. Thanks!

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    1. There are so many great places on the Riverwalk...it just depends are what type of food you want. Casa Rio is the best for Mexican...Landry's for Seafood. Downtown...La Margarita is fun...for an amazing steak dinner, Bohanians is my favorite. Delicious food! Have fun...SA is a great tourist spot.

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  17. Pam, I love your colorful top and kimono, very spring like. I also just got a colorful umbrella due to spring showers and blogging and love sitting outside. You look ready for the season
    Xxjess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I am not complaining about rain...we have been in a drought for so long. Plus we get to pull out the fun umbrellas! Thanks for stopping by Jess.

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  18. I love the Metro Leggings. How is the fit for you? On the Soft Surroundings website, they appear tight, but not on you. I've shied away from buying them because I don't want them too tight and my thighs tend to be heavy. Your thoughts?

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    1. The Metro Leggings fit me more like a pant than a legging. I am a size 16 and I wear the XL fit. You want them to be tight when you buy them because they have stretch and will give a little. If you are near a location, I recommend you try on at least two sizes to see what the best fit is for you. I love them. Comfy and stylish.

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  19. Love these outfits! They would be wonderful to have in my closet. :)

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    1. Thanks Penny. Kimonos are perfect for summer and I hope give you inspiration for your summer wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by.

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