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Dec 15, 2016

Fashion Over 50: Never Say Never

After seven  years of fashion blogging for women over 50, I have learned to never say never. Of course, I have personal preferences and there are a few things I say no to (still not going to wear jeans with rips in them!)but, I have also learned to be open.  Sometimes after trying on a garment and assessing it according to my own guidelines...I say yes when in the past I might have discounted it.

Such is the case with this trench coat.  At one time, I was a POLYESTER snob. Refused to wear it and looked down my nose at it.  But, when I found this trench a couple of years ago on a Clearance Rack at KOHL'S.  I was drawn to it...the brand is JENNIFER LOPEZ.  I can wear J-Lo clothes with the best of them!! Right?

The coat is 100% Polyester and I really love it.  I get tons of compliments on it also.  It is lightweight and just looks great on.  It is also machine washable.  For our milder weather in South Texas, I get a lot of wear out of it.  I am glad I was open to it...of course, the 50% off price helped to lure me in.  But it fit well and communicated the message of strength and confidence I was looking for!

The necklace is Italian and I purchased it at my new favorite local boutique, ANDIE & BARBARA.

The shoes are the ultra comfortable and stylish TOTAL MOTION SNAKE BALLET FLATS!  These are on sale right now...just click HERE!

I am on deadline with two magazines this week and this is a perfect comfort style for me as we push through.

How do you feel about polyester?  Are you open to wearing it?  This is my favorite garment in my closet that is 100%. 


My husband went back to college at age 58 and graduates this weekend with his MBA!! We have his graduation, a wedding, and a huge company party all this weekend, so it is busy.  But I hope to share some looks I am wearing with you later in the day on Sunday.
See you then and have a wonderful weekend!!

Stay Warm!!

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  1. Congratulations to your husband on completing his MBA! That is a ton of work. MY SIL finished his when he was in his late 30's and it has paid off. And congratulations to you, Pam, for your reinvention and success!

  2. Your husband deserves a lot of love, and a special celebration. I have an MBA, and I can personally vouch that it's a TON of hard work. Take him out someplace wonderful, and celebrate what you BOTH have accomplished. (he couldn't have done it without you, you know...)

    You have a great shopping eye, to spot that trench. The way that the buttons are placed - in two narrow columns, rather than in wide rows marching down your body - makes all the difference. Double-breasted CAN be slimming and flattering!

    hugs, and one for your husband too!

  3. I like what you did with your hair in these photos, Pam. The soft curls around your face are very flattering.

    Congrats to your husband! Enjoy your busy weekend. I look forward to seeing what you're wearing.

  4. Such a great look with that necklace as accent. Love the shoes too. Congrats to your husband -- you obviously are both life-long learners.

  5. Hahaha!! My husband is like you, to this day, nothing but cotton or silk or cashmere or wool is allowed to touch his skin. And these days, because of my SLE, I've had to do the same, for the most part. There are days when I can do polyester and I DO!! :) GRIN

  6. I once said I'd never wear skinny jeans. So yeah, there's that. LOL. And a big congrats to your husband! You two are such go-getters ... love that!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy


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