over50feeling40: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: New Beginnings for Women Over 50
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

May 1, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: New Beginnings for Women 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.




Why does change after age fifty make such an immense impact on us?  Change is happening throughout life.  Yet, when life becomes big change after big change after big change, then, we have big choices to make about how we will navigate it all.   We can choose to sink into despair or choose to enjoy life one day at a time…understanding life is short and goes by all too quickly.  I choose the latter.  This week is another new beginning for me and the most significant one since I left teaching last spring.  The picture above was taken last summer when I decided to plunge into self-employment…but I was still open to all opportunities.

Tuesday, I will write in greater detail about what this new turn in my career represents for me.  Today, I look to these new beginnings with great anticipation.  Confidence is always important for a new job, but, perhaps, even more so when beginning a new job after age 62!   I am more confident of my abilities than ever before, and very confident of how I look as I begin them.  Well, of course, I was sick with the flu for the last two weeks and that does not help…but I will rise Monday morning, put on a power outfit, and head out to see what this new beginning holds.  Attitude is key for confidence.
The wonderful people at TAHARI ASL desired to celebrate this momentous occasion with me, so they sent A POWER SUIT for days when I need to be professional-ready.  Nothing says print publishing to me like black, white and red!  I really prefer a wardrobe of separates since they provide inspiration to mix things up a bit.  



Fit, of course, is critical.  I hope you can see the lines on the back of this jacket…such a flattering cut and fit. Also, the jacket is shorter and the zippers on the front once again take the eye line to a flattering place.
A suit like this will be for Chamber of Commerce luncheons or when I go to interview someone in a corporate setting.








I have a special place in my heart for this brand.  Right after I turned fifty and went through a makeover, I was searching for clothes to help me feel amazing in the body I currently possessed!  I first discovered TAHARI ASL at MARSHALL'S and purchased several of their professional pieces.  I am happy to begin another new chapter with them. 
Confidence is key this week...I need to look and feel my best.  This is a great start!  Please join with me on this new path of career reinvention and believe...all things are possible.


Now, let's go see about my blogging partner, who is also on a journey of new beginnings...JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE!

Walk with Confidence!

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post, but the words are my own. 




62 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you, Pam. More change, more new beginnings - these keep us in a vibrant state. I know you'll bring all your considerable talents and joy to your new work! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti...that is very kind. I am really looking forward to this!

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  2. The suit is perfect and the red shoes are a great way to express your personal style. Best of luck Pam!

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  3. Thanks Karen! This is a great suit and I will use the separates for different styles often. This job will have many opportunities for professional to very creative fun clothing.

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  4. I love Tahari! Their pieces are classically beautiful. I always feel confident in their clothes. You look fabulous Pam!! I agree about red shoes too :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer...love the statement a red shoe makes!

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  5. You've got this!
    Wishing you all the best. You are such an insiration.

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    1. Thank you so much! It has been a fun journey so far!

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  6. I can't wait to read the next instalment on your journey! I love your attitude and positive spin; you're going to knock em dead. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much...I will write more in depth on Tuesday in my weekly column for Midlife Boulevard.

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  7. Looking very smart, confident, and ready for your new career opportunity in this great skirt suit, Pam. The red shoes add just the right touch of professional pizazz.

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  8. How exciting for you Pam and inspirational to all 50+ women. Looking forward to following your journey. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty

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    1. Thanks so much Sue! It is a huge step for me and I am so excited to see where it leads.

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  9. Hi Pam!! What an inspiring post! I'm a full time teacher still, and turned 50 last year. It was a big milestone for me, and it's been interesting to see my reactions to it. I'm aware I'm sometimes sinking into the 'I'm getting old' mentality, and I have to give myself a bit of a talking to and perk up! How exciting that you've left teaching and are beginning something new. I'd be beside myself! I love teaching, but I've been doing it for 28 years or so..... which is a long time. Plus, it's getting more and more demanding. I'm sometimes just really, really tired. I hope your new career turn is all you hope it to be. And yay for red shoes. I have a pair too! Can't wear them to work though, they're a bit too fancy for all the walking I do as a primary school teacher. Found you on Blog Share Learn! Linda. :)

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    1. Hi Linda...thanks for joining in and commenting. I taught for right at 18 years. My private school did not have a retirement plan so the decision to leave was a bit easier as I left nothing behind. I miss the high school kids I worked with, but not the way education is today. I did not go to college to be a teacher, but to be a journalist...so today is huge for me. I hope you will stick around to see where it goes. Thanks for the encouragement! Keep your eyes open...there may be an opportunity right in front of you!

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  10. Best of luck in your new job! That outfit looks fantastic on you and you're going to rock it!

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  11. As always Im cheering you on from AUSTIN. BUT you need nothing from me :-) that suit is just the icing on your pre-existing confidence cake :-)

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    1. Thanks Carla...it is reassuring to have a suit like this in the wardrobe when the more corporate meetings crop up! Have a great Austin day!

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  12. You look amazing in that power suit. Can't wait to hear all about your new transition--you are going to nail it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Beth Ann! I am going to give it my best!

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  13. Great suit, fabulous shoes, smart and confident woman--you've got success written all over you! Congratulations on this next chapter, Pam.

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    1. Thanks Roxanne! I like the idea of success written all over me...let's see where it goes!

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  14. I my gosh.... you finally get to do the thing you went to College for... that is huge!! I've subscribed to future posts, so hope to see how you go. :) I have my eyes open, so here's hoping! Linda. x

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  15. I can't wait to hear more! You are just leaping ahead - confidence is definitely the key. I've just changed jobs again - got headhunted and couldn't say 'no' so I'm feeling pretty chuffed right now too xx

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    1. I am excited for you Leanne! Can't wait to hear about your new path as well...very exciting!

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  16. Fabulous suit for an inspiring lady! Keep up the great work and congratulations on your partnership!

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  17. You look fabulous, Pam. Congratulations on your new venture. I'm sure you'll do great!

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    1. Thanks Corinne...I appreciate the encouragement!

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  18. You look fierce and fabulous. I love the red shoes. Many years ago when I was graduating from college and putting together my interview outfit, I bought a pair of red shoes which my mother thought was tacking but I ignored her influence because the shoes made me feel invincible. I hope that you too feel invincible today as you start on this new path in your life. Good luck.

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    http://finewhateverblog.com

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    1. I love this Rena! And yes...I do feel invincible!

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  19. You look very professional in that power suit! Good luck in your new job! :)

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  20. You look fabulous Pam. The red shoes are a wonderful addition!

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  21. Very nice look Pam! Very professional, yet feminine with the cut of the suit and more frilly blouse.
    Blessings to you on your new journey.
    Amie

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    1. Thank you Amie! The design of this suit is so flattering. I really like it...great pieces to have.

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  22. You look younger, happier and healthier with each passing month. Your choices are definitely working for you.
    Alexandra

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! Your opinion means a lot to me!!

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  23. Good attitude and great red shoes...top two tips!

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    1. Can't go wrong with either, Anna. Thanks for the comment.

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  24. New beginnings are exciting and so good for the soul! Tahari suit looks fabulous and LOVE the red shoes. A pair of red shoes were my trigger for self actualization as a 50+ woman (seriously))) not anything I anticipated but inspiration can come from anywhere – right? Wishing you all the best. Go forth and conquer! Cheers, Cheryl www.redshoezone.ca

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  25. New beginnings can happen at any stage of your life. I'm looking forward to mine whenever opportunity hits. ENJOY your new venture. Good Luck.

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    1. It sometimes hits when we least expect it! It will happen! Thanks so much.

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  26. I cannot wait to hear more about this fabulous opportunity! Congratulations! I'm sure that you will knock them dead!

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    1. I am going to share a little more on Tuesday, Rena.

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  27. Congratulations! I cannot wait to hear about this new opportunity. You look very powerful and the red shoes are perfect!

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  28. Wonderful suit, looks so good on you. I'm positive you look at least 10 years younger, you are just glowing. More new beginnings for you...

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    1. I will take 10 years younger! That works!

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  29. Good luck on your new adventure, Pam:)

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    1. Thanks Susan...to me, this is an adventure.

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  30. I have an interview this week with the City and am wearing a similar suit. I am over fifty ahem.. and my legs are over fifty. Should I wear stockings?

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    1. You know, I have gone both ways. I really prefer stockings and yesterday, on my first day at work, I wore the skirt with a sheer black hose. But as the weather heats up....I often go with some tinted lotion on my legs. Good luck...go in with confidence!

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  31. Well it will be 99 degrees! I will practice today with the lotion. Thank you. :)

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  32. Pam, your suit looks great, I love the red shoes and I NEED that mug! ( although my husband calls my girl shih tzu Princess and me the Queen! haaha
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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