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Showing posts with label after 50 style. Show all posts

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Beat The Heat!

Dressing for hot weather can be a real challenge!



I don't care for sundresses because they show my legs and never flatter my shape. I am much more comfortable in a soft, breezy oversize top with slim white pants with a smooth wide waistband. Dressing for comfort has to include personality as well as the weather.




Let's face it; I am going to be hot no matter what I am wearing when it is ninety-eight degrees. My comfort level has to do with how covered I am more so than the temperature. I would not be at all comfortable in a skimpy dress with small straps.



A typical summer workday look for me includes a soft flowing tunic by Clara Sunwoo from ShopMyFairLady.com. The fabric isn't clingy or hot, and it always drapes beautifully, so the Clara Sunwoo tops are a favorite summer look for me. The long tassel necklace is from French Kande.





The white pants are by Renaur from Purple Poppy. The putty color sandals are old by Kenneth Cole Reaction.




Prints are normally not for me. If I wear a print, it is usually an abstract geo print in subtle colors such as this one. Again, personality has to come into play as you get dressed. I feel silly in prints most of the time. Ruffles and bling are also details that do not reflect my personality.

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

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Casual Look

We went out for bagels and ran a few errands on Sunday so a comfortable casual look was perfect for the day.




The knit blazer is old from Chico's, as are the jeans and the tank and the necklace. Basic pieces in neutral solids can serve you well for many years and in a variety of combinations. I invest in the best quality I can afford and only buy what I love. This ensures that I can always reach in my closet and pull out three pieces that will go together and look nice either alone or combined with other pieces.





The flat shoes are by Born via Dillard's a couple of years ago.




Even when I am dressing in casual comfortable looks I still want to be presentable and polished.



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cold Shoulder Top

I recently joined Mr. Mickey after the workday for a glass of wine in the courtyard of our favorite local restaurant, Gourmet & Company.




The cold shoulder tunic is part of the Knit Kit collection at Chico's.




The white ankle jeans are old from Chico's.




The shoes are by Bar III via Macy's.






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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Warm Weather Jackets

Isn't it great when you find a jacket that is so whisper lightweight you can wear it even on the hottest day and still keep those jiggly bits covered?










When the weather gets warm I often wear a nice tank top with jeans and a cardigan or jacket in a lightweight fabric.




On this evening out to dinner with friends, I wore dark wash jeans by Fabrizio Gianni. I really like them because they don't lose their shape in a couple of hours. I wore them with a short white denim jacket earlier in the day. I was shopping in a shoe store in the afternoon when women came up to me and asked me what company they were from four times.



The tank top is by Nikibiki. I bought it at my friend's boutique in Kingsport, TN. If you are local you might want to stop by there since she has lots of great items as well as a SPA and hair salon. You can also visit her website at The Charlemont.





The necklace and the jacket are from Chico's earlier this year. You might be able to find both of them on the sale racks now.




The shoes are by Steve Madden.





Thank you for your love and support and 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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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Junior League Fashion Show

The Junior League of Johnson City collaborated with Belk to raise money for their charitable endeavor to support children's services and to encourage literacy. During the past two years, they have raised more than $35,000 to better the community.


Announcing the MC for the evening.



Amy Lynn, whom you met when I modeled for Chico's on her TV show a few months ago was the MC for the evening.
















I modeled a Jones of New York jacket over white jeggings with Michael Kors shoes and a Michael Kors bag.







Mr. Mickey was the biggest hit of the evening! He modeled a look from Tommy Bahama.




Walking in the finale. 







Posing with some of the models after the show for the many photographers. That's Miss Johnson City to my right and Miss Historic Jonesborough to my left. All of the ladies were such a pleasure to work with.

A big thank you goes out to Mr. Mickey's daughter Regina, who was our photographer for the evening.

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, January 25, 2015

Details Make The Difference

Layering can keep you warm and add some pizzazz to your basic pieces, but subtle small details can make the difference between fabulous and frumpy.



When we attended church with my family recently I wanted to wear a dress but it was too cold to wear my one winter weight dress with mesh sleeves alone. I added this silver chain link necklace from Stein Mart to tie in with a silver Traveler's cardigan from Chico's. The dress is also from Chico's. 




The sleeves are the most interesting feature of this dress. The ruching at the waistline makes the hemline a little less than perfectly smooth. When I added the sweater I covered the sleeves and the ruching. Adding the sweater took the dress down a few notches and made it less stylish. This is not a look I will repeat. A better more polished look would have been to wear a slim fitting skirt with a sharper hemline and slim fitting top in the same color with the silver cardigan. Limited time forced me to just go with this look.



When I added a top coat and bag the look was saved. Coat from the Loft. Calvin Klein bag from T.J.Maxx.





This is another gray and black layering look that worked much better than the dress example above. The pants are straight and narrow, but they are not leggings. The top is in a similar fabric as the pants but loose fitting. The cardigan has crystal sleeve details and it is long enough to cover the bottom. If I were petite (less than 5' 4") I would opt for a shorter cardigan. The slimmer leg pant keeps the loose fitting shape of the cardigan from making me look heavier.

Notice how showing my ankles and pushing up the sleeves a bit lifts the eye and makes me look a little taller and a little thinner. When it isn't freezing cold outside I always do this.



Here is another version of silver and gray layering with black. The longer length of this cardigan would not be good for a petite woman since so little of my legs are showing. The goal for a petite woman is to show as much leg length as possible. A jacket or sweater should end just below the waistline so that only the lower half of the bottom might be showing. Great fitting tailored pants are very important for the petite woman. A wide leg pant with a boxy jacket can make any of us look heavier and shorter.

Your choice of a base color may be brown or navy or even burgundy, but you can see from these examples how effective it can be to use the various tones of the same color to layer.



Details extend to how you tie your scarf. If you are petite a smaller scarf in a solid color or with a smaller print can be wrapped simply around your neck so that isn't too long. A bulky scarf tied once at the neck with long ends hanging freely adds bulk to give you an overall barrel shape.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this wonderful 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, January 4, 2015

A Warm Day!

On winter Saturdays we often go out to lunch and then run a few errands.




The early afternoon was very pleasant with temperatures in the mid-sixties. 




It was great to shed the coat and heavy clothes if only for a few hours.




 The long gray fringe cardigan is from Saks off 5th from their own label. The white tunic blouse is from Express. The coated ponte leggings only look like leather. They are from Saks 5th Avenue. The long gray and silver necklace is from Chico's. The gray Calvin Klein Saffiano leather bag is from T.J.Maxx.




The warm weather allowed me to wear these Ivanka Trump shoes from Saks Off 5th.




The wide smooth silver-tone cuff is from Chico's.




I always pair leggings with a long tunic or jacket which totally covers my bottom. If it comes to my knees... even better!







 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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Friday, January 2, 2015

Antelope Booties

My family rescheduled our Christmas brunch because of our illnesses. This year we enjoyed a New Year's Day brunch at the beautiful lakeside home of my cousin.




Are you familiar with Antelope Shoes? The company recently sent me their 706 Ankle Booties to try and I must tell you they are perfection!




I wore them for the first time today with leggings, a red tunic blouse and black fringe edge jacket.





The booties were very comfortable and I received lots of compliments. The heel height is just right. Even my Mom thought so!





The leather is soft and the soles have a small lug detail which makes them great for walking on icy sidewalks.







This is "cousin" Barkley. He loves to give kisses and rarely ever sits still for more than a minute.




This is "cousin" Dreamy resting on her throne. She loves attention from everyone except for Barkley.




The natural light during east Tennessee winters is often gray and not very flattering, thus all the kitchen shots you have seen recently.




 If you are searching for the highest quality, comfortable and timeless style shoes, I highly recommend you give Antelope Shoes a visit. This post is sponsored by Antelope Shoes



 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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