Thursday, March 24, 2016

Warm Weather Game

As the temperatures climb into the eighties during most afternoons, I am starting to wear more tunics.

One of my all-time favorite looks for warm weather is a long, swingy lightweight tunic. By adding a long necklace, I am breaking up the expanse of my middle visually with the deep V created by the necklace. The subtle print of this tunic also moves the eye over that area without stopping on my trouble spots. When wearing a print, always be mindful where the blocks of color and pattern land on your body. The wrong placement can actually draw the eye to a problem area.

The necklace is by French Kande. The fabulous subtle geometric print cold shoulder tunic is by Clara Sunwoo via ShopmyFairLady. The white pull on pants are by Tribal via Body Language by Connie.

I almost always wear a statement bracelet or watch and sometimes even layer on three different pieces on the same wrist with a three-quarter length sleeve. This fantastic bracelet is from French Kande.

The ring is just a bit of fun bling I picked up at some forgotten place in my travels. The clutch is old from T.J.Maxx. The sunglasses are by Michael Kors. The shoes are old favorites by Calvin Klein.

I took my camera with me on one of my walks this week so that I could share some of the beauty of springtime in my neighborhood with you.

I hope that you are enjoying the tummy hiding tips I am sharing with you on the blog this week. There will be a few more tips tomorrow, but honestly, if you study my all looks you will notice that I always try to downplay that area of my body.

Facebook has some real issues this week. Administrators have been unable to log on to any of our pages to post updates or answer questions for the past two days. I apologize for that. I will do so as soon as I can log on to the Fifty, not Frumpy page.

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

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Created in collaboration with French Kande, ShopMyFairLady, and BodyLanguageByConnie
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Anonymous said...

Good morning Susan. I have trouble picking the right prints for tops. Seems like sometimes the prints I pick look a bit "frumpy" if you know what I mean. I would appreciate any suggestions. Love the photos of your area. I really miss the mountain views.

Kristien62 said...

I am soooo looking forward to our trip through the South in two weeks. It looks absolutely gorgeous! And your outfit is, too. I am so glad you are wearing white pants. I deliberated about whether it would be too early to bring them with me and now--problem solved! What a change it will be from he dark, rainy/snowy weather we have.

Anonymous said...

Love the French Kande bracelet. You make me want to go out and buy some white pants!

Unknown said...

Love the outfit. Jealous of your neighbourhood. As you know, I live in a neighbourhood of bungalows that surround a pond too. Our trees are bare, the ice just left the pond (leaving behind two shivering ducks who are trying to "do the dirty" in freezing rain) and there's another dusting of snow on the ground.

Looking at you being all sunny and windblown surrounded by spring was, shall we say, a test of my ability to be generously happy for someone else. :D

Happy Easter Susan!


Susan said...

Patti Rose, always balance a full flowing top with a slim fitting pant. The opposite is also true. If you are wearing a full skirt wear a slim fitting top. Have a great weekend!

Dimples said...

I also have the same problem with my tummy and appreciate any tips!!!

KC said...

I enjoyed all your lovely photos, Susan! Love your style and ideas!

Unknown said...

Love this outfit on you! The colors are so flattering. :) Thanks for sharing the Spring pictures, too. So pretty.

Lady of Style said...

This is one of my favourite looks, Susan (and I love them all!!). The shoulderline of this top is so flattering and the overall look just perfect for spring! And oh how I love the neighbourhood you are living.

I have the same FB issues since yesterday - so annoying and of course there is no FB helpdesk to take care and answer any problems... :-(

Happy Easter from Germany to you and Mr Mickey!
Annette | Lady of Style

Gayle said...

I have loved this tips! Oh, how beautiful it is where you live. I am in the lovely but gray pacific northwest and so the blue skies are wonderful. Have a blessed Easter!

Unknown said...

Gayle, I live in the PNW, too. Drive on over to the Tri-Cities. We'll share our sunshine and blue skies with you. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the top. Its pattern and colors are beautiful. Curious about sizing. What size are you wearing in the top?

Susan said...

Clara Sunwoo sizes are generous. I am wearing a size medium but have also worn a size small in some of their items.

Joanne said...

Lovely fresh spring pictures!