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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Favorite Looks for 2015

Looking back over the blog posts for 2015, some looks stood out as my style and comfort favorites.



































Out On The Town



Fifty, not Frumpy Anniversary!



 What Do You Eat?



Trip to the Beach



Eat Smart Even On Thanksgiving!



Spirits of the Season



The Comfort Zone


As I edit my wardrobe and shop less, my style has evolved into one that is comfortable and easy.  A combination of mostly solid neutral color pieces that fit both my body and my personality make up a wardrobe that serves me well. Unique accessories add the finishing touch that makes each look my own.

I hope that these examples have helped you to create your own wardrobe of easy comfortable looks. More importantly, I hope that my tips for healthy eating have encouraged you to make better food choices. Fashion is a fun way to express yourself, but a strong and healthy body is priceless.



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


Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

Represented by Talent Trek Agency in Knoxville TN.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

White Jacket on Black Friday

Do you go shopping on Black Friday? Wild horses could not drag me to a store on this day! I am not a fan of crowds or shopping so I stayed home and cleaned my house and went for a walk because it was a warm sunny day here in east Tennessee.




I did ride along with Mr. Mickey at the end of the day as he ran a few errands such as going by the Mercedes dealership to pick up a part.




After completing my chores, I slipped into an average daily look for me. That is an old jacket from Express, the V-neck tee is from T.J. Maxx last year, worn with old boyfriend jeans from Chico's. The fringe suede shoes are by Steve Madden via Macy's. The bag is by Zac Posen via Saks Off 5th.





I do wear white pants, jackets, and blouses all year long on sunny days. That old no white after Labor Day rule has been laid to rest.



My hair looks a lot more controlled here because I used a new product by Moroccanoil. It smooths and conditions as it defines your curls. I haven't gotten used to using it yet. I forgot to fluff my hair after it dried so this look is too controlled for me. I do like a bit more of a messy look. I will get the hang of it.

For those of you who have asked me for tips on posing for photos, I will share my top ones. I don't always have these in my mind while we are shooting, but they do make me look my best when I follow them.

1. Stand up straight and tall.
2. Don't shoot in the full sun. Move both the photographer and you to a shady spot. To avoid the fish eye effect, have the photographer stand a few feet away from you. Mr. Mickey was almost too close in the first three photos, making my legs look shorter.
3. Turn your body away from the camera while you turn your face toward the camera and place your feet at different angles.
4. Lift your chin and smile an easy small relaxed smile. A big fake smile always looks like a big fake smile.
5. Look into the lens or slightly away from the camera.
6. Relax your hands and tilt your shoulders back slightly.
7. Practice looking confident and comfortable in front of the camera. It will always show in your pictures. Confidence is the greatest accessory!


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



Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

Represented by Talent Trek Agency in Knoxville TN.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Suede Trench Coat


A trench coat is one of those pieces that always feels stylish and elegant. Create one from supple faux suede in taupe and I am absolutely smitten!





I wore this fabulous trench by IC Collection from My Fair Lady to brunch on Sunday. Everyone, even my fashion-challenged Dad, complimented me on my coat.






I enjoy the mixing of textures in subtle colors. For example, I am wearing a long layered crepe tunic in black over faux leather front leggings and a crystal bead and gold chain necklace all from Chico's. The faux suede of the coat relates to the suede and animal print touches on the shoes which are old from Nordstrom. The woven front black leather clutch from Saks Off 5th shows well against the faux leather of the leggings and contrasts nicely with the suede of the coat.






The roll-tab sleeves are perfect for this time of year when the weather is just barely cool enough to need a coat. The hems are not finished, making the coat a bit more edgy, but this also gives it a smooth hemline.






The epaulets and a back overlay are other lovely details that make this coat special.





We had brunch at the Blackthorn Club which is always beautifully decorated with abundant flowers for each season.






There are so many fabulous pieces at My Fair Lady! I had a very difficult time choosing what to buy when I was there earlier this month. Thankfully, their website is easy to shop from. Jon and Julie, the owners, and their very professional staff are extremely patient and helpful.


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


Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.


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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!



Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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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!

Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.

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