This lifestyle blog celebrates the second fifty years. We may be over fifty, but we are fighting frumpy all the way.
I love this outfit!! I have been looking for shoes like that for what seems like forever!
Hi Lugene! Now you know where to find them. I hope you love them when they arrive!
Just been introduced to your blog via a Facebook friend. What lovely ideas for us ladies 'of a certain age' I'll be 67 this year & I'm a slim 5'10''. Ican wear lots of current clothes but there's a fine line between up to date/fashionable & 'mutton dressed as lamb' - I'll be following closely ;) Thank you
Who would have guessed!? I've recently begun following this blog, am also over 50, and ALSO a slim 5'10"!! Where do you ladies buy your long inseam pants and shoes longer than size 9?Love your blog, Susan!
TOO FUNNY - I just found this blog yesterday and I also will be 67 this year - am a bit shorter than the prior two ladies at 5'8, but wear a 10-12 and 9 1/2 shoes. My hair is a platinum white and although I don't want to try to look or dress young again, I sure don't want to look old and frumpy . . . love these classy fashion ideas !
Okay I'm just hooking up with ya&ll so please tell me how to get those shoes, I love them. Thanks Cheryl
Thanks Cheryl! You can find more animal print shoes on my Polyvore page. The pair you like have now sold out.
Thank you so much for this website! I am inspired to dress beautifully again! I love your tips for dressing at this age and my husband has noticed as well. Please continue to provide ideas and much needed encouragement. Bravo!!!
Love your style and the fact that you share where to find the articles of clothing.
Have just discovered your blog & facebook this week and I'm addicted. My Pinterest is completely flooded! I am 51, 5'7" and weigh WAY too much. I was a slim fashion merchandising major in college and have always loved dressing in my own style. As the years (and pounds) have grown, I have pretty much given up caring about how I dress. I have a few things that I rotate in my closet, but for the most part I haven't really made an effort. Most of what is available to plus size is either frumpy or it's so "stylish" that I wouldn't be seen out in it. I don't care if they make it in my size or not, some things just shouldn't be worn by someone my size.But . . . since discovering your blog, I am re-energized about losing some weight and really caring about how I look in these empty nest years I'm facing.Thank you for giving me back a passion that I lost 100 lbs ago.
Your blog is just great. You really understand what works for women over 50. Plus I like your spirited approach.
How about some work looks for Monday to Friday? Love your style!
Hi Susan, I follow your pins on Pinterest and just feel compelled to say that even though I'm ("just") 32 I adore your polyvore outfit ideas. Nothing beats a classic sense of style! You look fabulous.
Susan I love your blog site .... can I buy these items in Canada? or have them shipped here....I HOPE SO -)
Susan, I started following your site about a year ago and I have to say it is wonderful. You have opened up so many doors to "Over 50" fashion for me and I can not thank you enough. I feel confident in my appearance again, as I was falling into an attitude of not being attractive anymore. I can not thank you enough for making me feel like a woman again. Thank you and I will keep in touch.
Susan, I just found your blog this weekend and I've been devouring it! I am 54 years old and am mistaken for a 40 something year old quite often, but I was beginning to have a terrible time putting together outfits that I felt comfortable in. You have truly inspired me to go out and seek some "essential pieces!" You're are an amazingly beautiful woman!
Susan, I just found your blog and Pinterest board this weekend and have devoured both! You are an amazingly classy and stylish lady. Thanks so much for your posts!
You have such great personal style!
Hi Susan. I've just found your blog and wanted to say how gorgeous you are, and how much I admire you. I am 53 and have tried the whole silver haired thing but my family rebelled horrendously, so I'm back to bottle blonde and five weekly trips to the hairdresser. I moderate that by not having a high maintenance cut, and have cultivated a love affair with beautiful hair accessories. To my delight, I am not known at my daughters school and dance studio as 'the pretty lady who always wears a flower in her hair'. You can't argue with that! Love your blog and look forward to following voraciously...xxx
I love this outfit. It's perfect and one I would wear again and again.
Having just discovered this site, I cannot say how excited I am. As a 50 something woman I have been confused about how I should be dressing - not wanting to look old and frumpy but not wanting to try and look 25 either. I LOVE the outfits and have begun to cull my own wardrobe incorporating some of the combinations from the photos. I realise that I have lots of great clothes and didn't know how to put them together before. Thank you so much for helping me feel stylish, attractive and excited again.Carole-Ann
I admit to being a shopper but not a "wearer". Since finding your blog I''ve been inspired to actually use some of my purchases. I now switch out my handbags to coordinate outfits...it makes a difference in how put together you feel. Thanks for the inspiration!
Any ideas on wearing striped pants. I just bought a pair that look awesome. The stripe is not that wide. Just wondering on age appropriateness... Or does that matter.. Lol
Striped pants can be appropriate at any age. They should fit well (not too tight). You should wear them with a longer top in a neutral color. Keep your look very simple when you wear any pattern. Even though the younger women do pattern mixing, on us it tends to make us look like we just don't care.
I just found you this week and you have inspired me to dress better and make healthier food choices. I have tons of clothes, shoes, and bags and never seem to have the right thing to wear. I'm already using some of your suggestions to put together outfits. THANK YOU!
I have a question~ is "boyfriend" a style or is it a brand? I see it referenced frequently and always wondered. Thank you.Kathryn
Love your outfits. A program I've been "following" encourages women to be their best through 4 different energy types. Carol Tuttle says every woman is beautiful and can look good at any age. Have you heard of her program "Dressing Your Truth"?
Hi Susan. I really love your site, style and you sharing your and Mr. Mickey's adventures with us. You are truly an inspiration.Two things:Do you always wear heels or carry along a pair of flats?And I would also like to see your ideas on more casual outfits, that stil look en trend and put together.
I normally do not carry an extra pair of flats because most of my shoes are comfortable at least for a few hours. The least comfortable ones only get worn out to dinner. I don't dress casually very often because of my busy professional life. When Mr. Mickey and I go out I dress appropriate for the occasion so keep watching. There will be a few casual looks showing up.
Mutton dressed as lamb lol. - so cute! Haha. I never heard that one
your blog is greatreally love it :)
just found this site and I must say is brilliantthank you susanI have lost over 2stone this year and need to change my frumpy stateyou are beautiful and your outfits are tooI have got into the don't care nobody looks at me modeI hope to get myself out of it with your inspirationthan you susan xkarenx
Hello, just found your blog yesterday. Your story is similar to mine. I am in the middle of my weight loss journey and goal weight is 140 lbs (Almost there). I am somewhat fashion challenged so this will be very beneficial to me. I live in an area where shopping is very minimal without driving an hour or more and I do most of it on line. I have no idea where to find clothing appropriate for my age - almost 57 - and have it look good on me. I am assuming this will take some time to find brands that fit my body shape. I am enjoying looking at the outfits and discovering just what is "my style". And discovering brand names that I had no idea existed, and the pricing of the clothing seems reasonable. I will venture to say that my husband won't be so happy because I will have to replace most of my wardrobe, but I will feel like a new woman (actually already doing that). Thanks so much for the inspiration.
I love this outfit. I'm 50 next year and finding it so hard to find the right clothes. These are lovely.
I am too am flummoxed by what to purchase. Because I am a healthy weight of 125-30 lbs at 5'5'', many clothes fit me that I know are intended for the younger woman, even the teeny bopper. Lord help me. My style guide has been, "just because you can doesn't mean you should, which is helpful, but it leaves a LOT of room for mistakes. Because I work form home and have a dog that needs his off leash trail and beach romps, to avoid wearing sneakers, jeans and sweatshirts all day, I'd have to change my clothes multiple times per day. I am interested in the casual wardrobe. And every time I do dress up I remind myself I need more than my one pair of strappy heels, and my one pair of black pumps with the patent leather shiny toe. I am already excited about this website. THANK YOU. You know you've finally embraced your age when you've googled, "fashion over fifty"!
I literally have almost that exact outfit!
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