Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Cold Shoulder

The cold shoulder once meant ignoring someone. If you wear these cold shoulder tops from Covered Perfectly you will not be ignored!




I feel uncomfortable wearing just a tank top in warm weather. The solution for me has been to wear these tops on very warm days. They are as cool as a tank top without showing the whole arm. 





This cold shoulder top in violet is from Covered Perfectly.



Below is the animal print version as I wore it last year. It is the perfect look for fall days when the temperature is still high.




For a limited time, Fifty, not Frumpy followers can get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several great styles to choose from and the discount will apply on up to two items, after that, you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special!


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

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Saturday Fun

As we often do on Saturdays in the summer, we drove over to Asheville to spend the day. 




I wore a light blue sequined front top and a long silver necklace both from Chico's earlier this year. Those are my favorite white pants from Fabrizio Gianni. The sandals are by Rampage via Belk. The bag is by Cole Haan via T.J. Maxx.





We had fun window shopping and people watching at the Grove Arcade. Later in the day we visited a museum exhibit and a couple of art galleries.






The dog watching is always fun too. This boxer was prancing around wearing sunglasses as if that was perfectly normal.









This flower garden on the street is always so lush and pretty!






We highly recommend the bread pudding at Chestnut!






Look who we ran into in Pack Square! My beautiful high school friend Susan and her handsome French husband C.A. were also in town for the day.






We took the long way home via the Blue Ridge Parkway where we saw a black bear foraging for food near the roadway as well as this amazing sunset over the mountains.





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


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Saturday, August 8, 2015

An Elegant Dinner

My favorite evenings include getting dressed up to share an elegant dinner and fine wine, with wonderful friends.





As yet another rainstorm was looming, we prepared to drive over to Banner Elk, North Carolina to spend a lovely evening with our dearest friends at our favorite restaurant, Artisanal






I couldn't wait to show you this stunning asymmetrical front jacket from MyFairLady! It is by IC Collection and it is perfect for summer. It also comes in white so I had a difficult time deciding! I love the sculptural quality and texture of this mesh jacket.





The tank is also from MyFairLady and it's reversible! You can wear it as a scoop neck or a V-Neck.




The Traveler's pants are from Chico's. The bag is by Ivanka Trump via Saks Off 5th. The suede shoes are by Sam Edelman via Nordstrom.






I will be in L.A. during the first week of September so you know I am going to have Uber drop me off at MyFairLady as soon as possible. There are so many unique things there that I am excited to add to my basics.

I hope you had a fabulous Friday evening as well! 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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Friday, August 7, 2015

Strictly Casual

If you stop by to visit me on my day off or join me on the walking path in my neighborhood, this is what you might find me wearing.









The hoodie is from J.Jill and it is the perfect summer weight layer for those of us who are always too cold in air conditioned spaces.





Add a tank top, cropped jeans and slip-on canvas shoes and you have my favorite look for lounging at home. This is also the type of look I wear while going for a walk around the four lakes in my neighborhood during the early morning.





J.Jill has been my favorite source for comfortable casual clothing for several years. I have many tops and jackets from them in coral, red, raspberry, and similar colors. I gravitate to these colors because they go with every pair of pants I own which equates to easy casual looks I never have to think about.


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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Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Weekly Q&A Segment

This is the first of a new segment suggested by a reader named Shannon. She sent me a picture of the shoes below asking for help on what to wear them with. 


Above is my first suggestion for her. She wears a lot of black and only pants and jeans, no dresses or skirts. She also wants to add more color to her wardrobe.

Later I learned she wears a size 14 and has a large bust so she felt the fitted jacket might not be a good match with her figure. My next suggestion includes a little more dressy burgundy blouse with black pants and a tan bag.


Another option would be to wear them with softer toned neutrals. A long necklace creates a flattering V-Neckline.


Yet another option would be to wear them with a flirty royal blue jacket and white loose flowing blouse with an orange handbag.


Perhaps my personal favorite way to wear animal print shoes is with worn jeans and a white shirt, an elegant bag, and chunky jewelry.


Animal print is considered a neutral so you can wear it (in small doses) with almost anything. I limit myself to one item per look.

You may send your style questions to me at Susan@FiftynotFrumpy.com. Yours could be used in the next Q&A.

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Beautiful Day!

When the weather is beautiful and the sky is crystal clear, I get an overwhelming desire to head for the mountains.


On Saturday afternoon, we took a drive on Blue Ridge Parkway where we stopped at the Moses Cone Manor for some photos. It was 67 degrees there! 





This handsome fellow was enjoying his lunch so much he didn't care how close I got to him!


This red lightweight button front tunic worn as a jacket and a casual tank from J.Jill was just the right thing to wear for a ride through the mountains in a convertible.



Don't you just love well-placed pockets in tunics and jackets?


Sandals by Guess via Belk. 
Pants by Fabrizio Gianni. The necklace is old from Chico's. 

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

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fashion Show for Monkee's Part II

It was an honor to be asked to model for the new Monkee's of Johnson City yesterday. The audience included beautiful ladies of all ages! I am happy to share these inspiring photos with you.


























This colorful lunch was served as we modeled all the new fabulous styles.


I hope to see you at the Grand Opening of Monkee's In Johnson City!


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

Fashion Show for Monkees!

We are so excited to have a fabulous new store here in Johnson City! Monkees will celebrate their grand opening on the 15th of August. Yesterday we got a preview of the wonderful things to come in a fashion show at the Blackthorn Club.



My beautiful friend Krista Wharton is the owner of Monkee's of Johnson City.




The guests will be arriving soon!





In the dressing room, we are all getting excited for the show to begin!







Krista has chosen a wide variety of clothing and accessories for the store so that there is something for women of all ages and style preferences.


It's showtime!





























Informal modeling is so much fun since we can interact with the people in the audience as we are showing the clothing.



















































We had such a great time presenting some of the excellent lines you will find at the new Monkee's Store

There were also beautiful and inspiring ladies in attendance so you will get to see some of them in the next post. 

To be continued!