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

Jun 26, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Fashion for Women 50+ When Out and About


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.

Jennifer and I are leading very different lifestyles under this 2016 summer sun.  She is enjoying life on the road with her husband and a trailer, experiencing retirement at its best.  I am working hard in my career reinvention as a full time member of a magazine staff, attending women's events around the city and interviewing exciting female movers and shakers.  So, we decided to pick a fun outfit which depicts what we wear when out and about in our new lives.
Chico's fits my lifestyle perfectly.  They have more professional looks if I need it (as I have SHOWN HERE) and if I desire to sport more of a trend, then they have many styles like this wonderful top.  I have been gushing with admiration for these BRIGETTE SO SLIMMING PANTS...








Amazing fit and comfort.  My new favorite pant....and I was told it would be...and I agree 100%!  Also, I am in and out of the car and office most of the work day...the pants do not wrinkle and still look nice at the end of a long day. 














I have not participated in the fringe trend this year until now.  I was drawn to this TARRIN FRINGE PONCHO for several reasons:

1. It is current
2. It has the same appearance as sleeveless yet covers what I want covered.
3. I can wear it across seasons.
4. I feel confident and fun wearing it!

Note:  This is a poncho with open sides, so a tank top is necessary underneath, but it the look can be changed slightly with different colors of tank, since they may be seen from the sides.




















The necklace is vintage Chico's.  I have kept the majority of my Chico's jewelry over the years...all the pieces make the statements I want to say...and I return to them again and again.  I have another Chico's necklace which is more modern, I will wear with this top the next time I go out! You can see the necklace in the Shop the Post widget above.



I am out and about experiencing life in a new way and never leave the house without checking to make sure my outfit of choice sends the messages I am strong, savvy, creative, youthful and confident.  Chico's helps me communicate!

Meeting new people and learning about our community also keeps me youthful and joyful, so it is fun to be out and about these days.

Now, let's go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing as a tourist these days!

 What is your out and about life this summer and what does your favorite fashion look like?  Please share with us!

Last thought...comfortable shoes are a must when out and about.  I love the ROCKPORT TOTAL MOTION TECHNOLOGY.  So, comfy and these shoes look perfect...stylish flats for my new life. 


Linking up with VISIBLE MONDAY...SHOE AND TELL LINK UP...TURNING HEADS STYLE LINK UP


Enjoy the last week to 06-16!



Disclaimer:  This post is a partnership with Chico's and items were provided.  The words and opinions are my own.






23 comments:

  1. Out and about for me is several different things. For work, I typically am in a dress in the summer. They are easy to style and cool in our always humid weather. Outside of work, if I'm out running around, it's summer casual, usually light wash jeans and a white tee, or a sundress. I absolutely love summer!

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    1. Sounds like you have your out and about wear down, Karen! Thanks for stopping by and sharing...

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  2. Love the fringe 0 - a lovely touch to your classic look, Pam! Great shoes too. xo

    Patti

    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. I love the understated fringe style...still there and fun, but not as evident as other designs. Thanks for stopping by Patti...see you later for Visible Monday!

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  3. Black and gold, one of my favourite combinations. Like yellow or red with black. Great how the beautiful necklace bookends the shoes.
    Greetje

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    1. Black and gold is alson one of my favorites, Greetji. Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  4. Nice look, Pam! The fringed sleeves are really fun.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I love this garment...it's fun!

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  5. Fabulous look for your professional life, Pam. Those pants are the best, and look terrific on you! Chico's does have style for every woman's taste. I need those shoes!!!

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    1. Love these shoes, Jennifer and they are so comfy! You were right about the pants...they are the best! Happy travels!

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  6. Great look, Pam! I love that you incorporated a trend - fringe - in a way that works for you! I also have necklaces from Chico's from way back... :-)

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It is worth it to me to hang onto jewelry...I wear them over and over and love to go back and discover a piece I haven't worn in a while. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Fun post! And any weather geeks among us will *love* the crepuscular rays in the top picture too!

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    1. I know those rays are pretty...but didn't know the name! Thanks Paula!

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  8. I haven't "fringed" yet, too, but it looks terrific on you. Plus I love that necklace. Love love love.

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  9. Have I told you lately that I am IMELDA Marcos?
    I am. I need those gold and black shoes.

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  10. I love how the shoes and necklace tie it all together Pam - you certainly look stylish - and if you don't get wrinkles in your outfit that is an added bonus!

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  11. I love that look Pamela. I haven't gone for the fringe either, but this one I think I could do.

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  12. Amazing look, Pam! Nice pics <3

    - Bianca

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  13. Pam, the all black look with the fringed poncho is so chic and flattering. But your shoes are what have me swooning! These are so fabulous! They are so glamourous yet practical. I just adore them!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  14. Super cute shoes Pam, and love the fringe on you!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  15. Very pretty Pam, love your metallic flats! Happy 4th :-)
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. Pam,
    Congratulations on landing your new opportunity with the publishing company. This is a fabulous and chic outfit. Black is always stunning and the flats are a perfect elegant match.

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