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June 30, 2016

EMBROIDERED T-SHIRT - fashion at 50

If you follow me on instagram (which I invite you do) I shared how much I am loving the embroidery trend this season.  I think it adds such a fun playfulness to an ordinary t-shirt or anything else for that matter.  And this one from Loft that I'm wearing (same) has the added bonus of fringe ties in the front which is another favorite trend of mine.

navy chinos and embroidered t-shirt

I am always looking for ways to bump up my usual uniform of jeans and a t-shirt and details like

June 29, 2016


I've been talking about redoing our master bedroom for the longest time and finally dove in head first over the weekend.  It wasn't hard once I found the perfect drapery fabric.  The rest of the room just seemed to come together seamlessly after that.

master bedroom collage
I found my inspiration in of all places a gorgeous nursery makeover over at The White Buffalo Styling Company.  What got to me specifically was the gorgeous material she used on the draperies

June 28, 2016


At least it's dry heat...That's what we usually say around here when the weather hits near triple digits. But not yesterday, we had a whopping 35% humidity and trust me, that's a lot for us Southern California desert dwellers.

white linen top and coral ankle jeans

Thank goodness for 100% cotton tops on days like that.  I am especially fond of this cuffed dolman

June 27, 2016

GOING SLEEVELESS - fashion at 50

It is hot, hot, hot here in Southern California and higher temperatures mean sleeveless tops are in full play.  I know, I know, sleeveless is not always the best look for those of us over 50 but I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and trying on a few different styles to find ones that are a bit more forgiving of my...ahem..mature arms.

skinny jeans and sleeveless top

I found this pretty blue floral paisley blouse (similar) at Loft.  Even though the top is relatively

June 25, 2016

Saturday morning attitude check - let's chat

Good morning.  I'm sitting here in my favorite place to ponder, our annual garden.  This sweet spot is tucked in the rear of our backyard where there are a couple of new shade trees offering a respite from the afternoon heat.  It's the perfect place for planning and reflection.

pots filled with annuals

Our vacation was less than a week but it seems like I've been away for a long time (both from here

June 23, 2016

BBQ ready outfit - fashion at 50

Early Summer Wardrobe Challenge -Ten Items/Ten Outfits
Bonus Day 11 - Skinny Jeans and Patterned Short Sleeve Top

And you thought we were done with this series.  I know I said today would be the recap day but I noticed that I had one more outfit that I styled but didn't share so we are calling it Bonus Day 11.

peach top and blue cardigan

This time I paired my curvy skinny blue jeans (same) with the peach peplum top (similar) and blue

June 21, 2016

Adding a jean vest to shorts - fashion at 50

Early Summer Wardrobe Challenge -Ten Items/Ten Outfits
Day 10 - Skinny Jeans and Patterned Short Sleeve Top

We made it to day ten.  Thanks for sticking with me.  About half way through I started to realize that this is kind of like styling a capsule wardrobe which is something I didn't think I could ever do. The thought of being limited to so few things was not something I wanted to commit to, but I did it. 

Today I'm styling the shorts (same and on sale), the patterned short sleeve top (similar) (similar) and my denim vest (similar) (similar in plus).  I really like the way the vest adds a little something extra to the shorts.  

shorts, floral top and jean vest

This is not a combination I would normally put together because I normally think of shorts as super