Showing posts with label style after 50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label style after 50. Show all posts

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Look Back

2014 was a very good year for those of us who prefer uncomplicated casual style. Below are some of my favorite looks from the past year.

A jacket with jeans seems to be my uniform.

Goofing around on my birthday getaway weekend in Virginia.

Thank you for all your kind comments and good wishes. Mr. Mickey and I are both feeling much better each day. 
We look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you in 2015!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wear It Wednesday, Get Dressed

On a recent weekend getaway, we stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel as we normally do when we go to Knoxville.

This is a really lovely and rather pricey hotel with a very professional staff. The rooms and public spaces are decorated very nicely.

On Sunday morning we dressed to go down to the hotel restaurant to have tea and enjoy the breakfast buffet which includes a large variety of fresh fruits.

When we walked in, the host asked if we were going to church. A bit puzzled, we said no, just to breakfast. As I looked around the packed restaurant there was at least one person at each table wearing a ball cap... while eating. We quickly realized that some people were still in pajama bottoms with a sweat shirt thrown on for a top. One woman didn't even have on shoes, just dirty white socks! 

Men walked in before their female partners and just sat down whether she was seated or not. What happened to manners and getting dressed before going out in public? I am sad to see that people don't seem to know or care that you should get dressed in actual clothes before going out in public especially if you are going out to eat in a nice restaurant. 

You may say that it is more important to be comfortable in your jeans and tee. Keep in mind that is what I am wearing here... jeans and a tee.

The dark rinse jeggings are from Chico's. I wore them with a black long sleeve tee from Kohl's. The vintage St. John Country jacket was given to me by my dear friend Mitzi. The calf hair d'Orsay animal print shoes are by Sam Edelman via Nordstrom.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bloody Marys on the Terrace

How do you get women to join their men at a car show for four hours on a Saturday afternoon? The answer: Hold it at the country club so that the gals can sit on the terrace in the shade and drink Bloody Marys. 

Before the car show we stopped by the Johnson City Farmer's Market where you can find many local artists as well as farmers displaying their wares for sale. I am buying a hand blown glass paperweight as a gift for my parents from James Lang an extremely talented glass artist.

After the car show was over we shopped for a while in the nearby town of Kingsport where there are many antique stores and other small shops and restaurants.

My clothes and necklace are from Chico's. The shoes are from Rack Room Shoes. The hat was purchased in Louisville, Kentucky several years ago.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wear It Wednesday - Size Matters!

One of the most important elements of every outfit is one that is mostly hidden or invisible if it fits correctly. Never underestimate the importance of a bra that supports and fits well.

There was a threat of rain today and it was a cool morning so I wore jeans, a tank top and very light weight jacket. The tassel necklace and clothing are from Chico's and the shoes are from T.J.Maxx.

Now lets talk about how things can go wrong with this outfit. Fit is very important and it starts with the foundation. If the bra is too small it will be very uncomfortable all day, not to mention there will be unattractive spillage and pulling in all the wrong places. If I remove my jacket in the afternoon, do I really want this to be what people see? I think not!

Note that I am not nearly as thin as you thought I was. 
I dress to conceal and draw attention away from those jiggly bits and the muffin tops.

This bra is too small in the band and a cup size too small so I would never wear it at my current weight. As much or as little as five pounds gained or lost can mean a different bra size. If you haven't been fitted for a bra in a few years, I highly recommend it. Wearing the correct size makes a huge difference in your comfort and also how your clothes look. You will actually look thinner in the correct size.

While we are on the subject of bras, I can't think of one reason to ever buy a white bra. No matter what color you wear it with, it is going to show through your clothes. I have two colors: nude for almost daily wear and black to wear with darker colors.

Bras and panties should hug you, not cut into you. I never want to have VPL (visible panty lines) any more than I want a bra that takes center stage.

Now lets take a look at the correct size bra with a white tank top.

I am wearing Vanity Fair Beautiful Benefits Full Figure (Style #76-380).


Oh that's much better! Now you know why I almost always wear that third piece. 

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saturday Afternoon

Readers often ask me what I wear on a casual day when I am just staying home or running out for errands.

On this windy rainy day I wore red slim leg pants with an animal print sheer tunic from Chico's and a nude foundation tank from Carlisle. Even though the tank is technically a foundation item it is so pretty it can be seen peeking out from beneath a sheer blouse. The Kenneth Cole Reaction sandals in gold are from T.J.Maxx.

The old Post Office and Custom House located in Bristol, Tennessee is one of my favorite local buildings. It was constructed in the Beaux Arts style of architecture and opened in 1901. It is now a private office belonging friends Joe and Cindy Gregory, who began restoring it to it's full glory in 1999.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shopping in Asheville

Blue skies on a winter Saturday afternoon often means a trip across the mountain to Asheville, North Carolina for Mr. Mickey and I.

We took a break from shopping in the Grove Arcade to visit Carmel's. One of our favorite treats is their homemade pimento cheese appetizer, a house-made blend of cheeses with jalapenos served with garlic crostini.

Later in the day a cup of hot chocolate was just the thing to take away the chill.

It's always fun to visit the Screendoor to look through an eclectic mix of treasures, junque and books.

No trip to the Biltmore Village is ever complete until we stop by Chico's for a peek at the sale rack. The necklace, long sleeve tee, vest and pants I am wearing today are all old from Chico's. The coat is also old from Geiger. The short boots are Ralph Lauren via T.J.Maxx last year. The black Tignanello handbag is old from SteinMart.

I hope your shopping trips have been successful! 
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Upon the Mountain

Today we took a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to one of our favorite villages, Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Our visits to Blowing Rock almost always end with Mr. Mickey and I enjoying a scoop of Kilwin's ice cream while sitting on a bench in the park across the street. Today I shared a bench with a scarecrow! 

This is the door of a stone church in the village.

For some people, Sunday afternoon is a time to watch football. Shopping is a sport isn't it? Unfortunately, all of my shopping lately has been at Lowe's. 

Here's a peek at my new home. 
We stopped there on our way out of town.

I will be moving my furniture in soon, but for now there is still more work to be done.

Today I am wearing a dark purple sweater from Chico's with a lighter violet tunic from Covered Perfectly. This is my version of a sweater set. I don't care for those short clingy ones that you often find in stores. The necklace and brown ponte pants are also from Chico's. I now have my favorite Louise et Cie shoes in brown leather, black suede and animal print. They are so comfortable! You will find them only at Nordstrom. The bag is old.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you had a lovely weekend as well!

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