Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rebel Style

In an interview, I was recently asked which era my look was influenced by. I had not thought about it in those terms but, the most influential period for me was the rebel rockers of the 80's. I hated the florals, plaids, and oranges of the 70's. The 60's looked way too dirty for me (Woodstock and hippies in Haight-Ashbury).




If you blend the rebel rocker of the 80's with the minimalism of the 90's you can see the influence in my most comfortable looks. In fact, this jacket is called the Bowie Jacket. It's from Saks Off 5th. The tank is by Peck and Peck from Stein Mart. The caper color pants are from Fabrizio Gianni.




Mr. Mickey gave me my first French Kande necklace for Christmas! I have long admired this line and have thought carefully about which pieces I want to buy. There are several necklaces and bracelets that I would love to own. This one is perfect!






Chanel No 5 Parfum was also one of my gifts from Mr. Mickey.






The cognac and black bag is by Samoe Style from Finely House Couture in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. While this style and color combination is on backorder, they have many other styles that you might also like. I love these bags because the straps are easily adjusted with a click mechanism on the side that allows them to be worn in three different lengths.






I give my nails some time off from regular polish for a few weeks every winter and use a nail treatment by OPI instead of color between pedicures in the winter months. On this beautiful sunny day, I wore cutout booties from a couple of years ago by Louise et Cie via Nordstrom. Our temps were in the 70's yesterday so we saw people in tank tops and shorts!






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


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7 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The fit of this jacket is perfect, Susan and I love the handbag...you show us why wearing white is always acceptable. I do not know what era influences me...I would not want to try and figure it out! Have a wonderful day!

Priscilla Jacko said...

Love the pants, I just bought some very similar ones from Eddie Bauer, I had already thought about pairing with animal print shoes, but not white jacket!! I wish this weather would stabilize! I am one of those who enjoys cooler weather, to wear sweaters tall boots, jackets and coats etc, the necklace is beautiful, but then we know Mr Mickey has fine taste and a great eye :)

A Dash of Midlife said...

I love this outfit, very chic.

ci said...

Love the bag! Yeah, Mickey did good!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the reminder about giving my nails a break from the polish!

Kristina Lawson said...

I'm a new follower of your blog, but the name caught my eye as I'm a fast approaching 50 year old. I love that your style is age appropriate and so chic! Love, love, love that French Kande necklace. Can't wait to check out their website.

Monette said...

I just bought a Samoe Style classic shopper bag yesterday at a small boutique in Utica IL and was browsing the internet looking to know more about the brand. That's how I found your nice blog, and your photos with the black & cinnamon version make me want to get one in that classic color combo! :) From far away the bags have the look of real leather.

The adjustable strap is unique to them, but being faux leather I could not believe the prices they are selling for, quite honestly--anywhere from $100, to $250 on one website!