Showing posts with label over 60 style blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label over 60 style blogger. Show all posts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Khaki and White

When the day calls for dressing in a casual summer look, I am at a bit of a loss. Dressing for dinner or a special event is much easier for me.


Without a jacket, I feel underdressed, but when the temperatures exceed ninety degrees, I am forced to look for a suitable alternative.

Considering the casual nature of this look, I am wearing minimal makeup and a simple watch with one small ring. Too many accessories and bold makeup would seem out of place.


I have always loved the classic summer color combination of white with khaki, but khaki pants have always been a challenge for me to get right. The secret to my success with these is not too tight with a straight leg and not too close to the color of my skin.

The whisper lightweight white tunic is old from J.Jill. The lightweight khaki pull-on wide waistband pants are so comfortable on hot days. They are by Lior Paris from ShopMyFairLady.com.

The sandals are old by Born Shoes. I appreciate that they are the same color as my pants to help my legs look longer.

Caution!

You will rarely see me carry a crossbody bag. The reason is that when worn, as shown above, a lot of unwanted attention is directed right to the girls. That strap pulled between your breasts by the weight of a bag hanging at your side or slightly behind you is like a beacon saying "Look how big my chest is!".

I bought this little crossbody bag to wear on very casual days when I just need keys, cards, and a lip balm and I want to keep my hands free. I am always careful to make sure it rests on the front of my hip so that the strap is not pulled tight. This bag is from White House|Black Market.



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, August 16, 2016

Cool Little Number

Dressing for this hot weather is a challenge for me. We don't normally have temperatures in the 90's for more than a few days. This summer has been very different.


Thankfully, I bought a few pairs of Clara Sunwoo palazzo pants from ShopMyFairLady.com earlier this year. They have gotten a lot of wear this summer. These are the coolest and most comfortable pants I own. I always go down in size because they do run large. These are extra-small.


This Covered Perfectly top with a square neckline is the right proportion to wear with palazzo pants. I have tried many other tops with them but this one is cool and comfortable and slimming all at the same time. I am wearing a size medium.



The necklace is from French Kande. The cutout cuff is from my company. The sunglasses are very old from T.J.Maxx. The sandals are from DSW earlier this year, a similar pair here. The bag is old from Express.




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

All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.
I no longer accept products in exchange for reviews.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Come What May

If my ferns get much bigger, the UPS driver won't be able to find my door!


We decided to drive over to Asheville, NC for a late lunch/early dinner yesterday.



We shared a vegan Reuben and the hummus trio appetizer at The Laughing Seed. We love to eat there!



Mr. Mickey is always snapping photos.



As we walked out onto Wall Street, people were running by in white dresses. Lots of them! You never know what might be going on in the town of Asheville. We know to expect anything!



We learned from one of the runners that this was a wedding party beer scavenger hunt game. Running through downtown Asheville in ninety-degree heat in a white dress searching for clues as to where the beer is? This couple has some really good friends!







For an afternoon in Asheville, I wore an old black Portofino blouse from Express a couple of summers ago. The white pants are from White House|Black Market. I learned years ago to buy my white pants very early in the season because they sell out fast. The bag is old by BCBG via T.J.Maxx. The Sam Edelman sandals are from earlier this year. The earrings are old from Chico's. The sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana.


We celebrate every little milestone of life, so happy ten years and five months of being my date, Mr. Mickey!

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

All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.
I no longer accept products in exchange for reviews.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dinner and the Symphony

A favorite date night is to have dinner at the best restaurant in town, Gourmet and Company and then attend a performance of the Johnson City Symphony.





I wore a Covered Perfectly long sleeve tunic because I love this neckline so much. It looks fabulous layered with anything else in my closet. (The black tunic is sold out at the moment but there are more on the way!) I paired it with Ivanka Trump slacks from last year and a Peter Nygard jacket I recently got online from Dillard's end of the season sale. The studs and faux leather trim had me at "Hello"!




The reptile embossed bag is from last season by Ivanka Trump via Saks Off 5th. The simple black pumps are Saks Fifth Avenue made in Italy, via Saks Off 5th.




Tomorrow on the blog I will be delving into the little details of an outfit and how they can help you look your best. See you then!


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