Showing posts with label Fashion Over 50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion Over 50. Show all posts

January 6, 2017

Fashion | Black Maxi Sweater

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 Awww this is my first fashion post of the New Year. I'm featuring this Black Maxi Length Sweater that I've own for quite sometime. I love how it's very form fitting and made out of knit.... which makes it quite warm.  I paired it with an off the shoulder waist line top and a pair of charcoal leggings... both pieces are from my closet. The snakeskin boots are made of the faux leather which is fine by me, they're very comfortable and I've had them for quite sometime also. The jewelry is also quite old, the necklace is a choker style and full of stones of various color and sizes. The bracelet is a circle of large rhinestones in a dark tan color...not sure what this color is called but it's so beautiful and vintage looking and I love this style.

December 28, 2016

Sewing | Victorian Lace Fabric Haul

 Today I made my first ever Fabric Video Haul which you can watch below featuring these beautiful fabrics that I picked up from the Los Angeles Fashion District this weekend. I'm in love with all these beautiful fabrics and my goal is to make a victorian vintage skirt like the one shown in the photos below.

December 25, 2016

Fashion | Victorian Gothic Hi-Low Maxi Skirt

I love the Victorian "gone with the wind" gothic flair skirts.  I've had my skirt for quite sometime and I also have it in a wine color. I believe I purchased them from a small boutique store in Los Angeles that has since gone out of business. I fell in love with these adorable Sam Edelman Winnie Boots when I spotted them at DSW Shoe Warehouse, I got them for $99 in the color black suede. My pink suede jacket is very lightweight and perfect to wear over a sleeveless top as I have done.  Even though it was cool in LA... around 65 degrees out, the sun was still shining so wearing a sleeveless top was perfect underneath this jacket.

December 16, 2016

Fashion | Just a Casual Day Out

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 Nothing special, this is how I dress on a daily basis.... leggings, a blouse, flats and a shawl to keep warm up top. It's never below 60 here in Los Angeles and when you're in menopause all you need up top is a shawl in case the wind blows.... ha ha.  I'm so sorry about all my east coast, mid-west and southern friends, I know it's cold but just think of how beautiful the snow falling is this time of the year.  I'll never have a snowy white background in my photos and I really envy all of the ladies that I follow when I see those beautiful snowy backgrounds on their photos.

December 4, 2016

Fashion | Trench Coat Dress

I've had this trench coat for about 5yrs and it's from Bebe. This is the second time that I wore this trench coat as a dress, it's a very light pink color and I pared it with a wide beige belt, a beige shawl, beige purse and some pink flats.  It looks great with a pair of heels or flats as I've worn them with in this post. My camera is 5yrs old and my settings are very limited so the colors just won't show as vibrant as I want them to.  I have a Canon T3i and I hear they're up to a T6 or T8 by now. I actually have a new one on my Xmas wish list but I'm not sure I want to splurge right now. We have an upcoming ski trip planned in January during the MLK that I need to prepare for now.

November 27, 2016

Fashion | Reds & Browns + Video

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It rained today so I wasn't going to go out of the house at all and take photos unless it stopped. By 3pm it stopped so pieced together this outfit and headed out with my Canon t3i to see if I could get some in before the night fell.  It was still pretty cloudy out so I had to crank up the ISO to 6000... it's probably why my sort of burgundy hair looks kind of red. Nothing exciting to report about this outfit, the crocheted knit topper came from Macy's maybe 5yrs ago... the brown top was from bought probably around the same time and the skirt.... well I collect maxi skirts so I have probably two dozen of them!

November 20, 2016

Fashion | Fall Into Patchwork + Video

Over 50 Fashion #patchwork , miu miu boots
I'm so glad that I didn't give this little patchwork set to goodwill! Ladies.... you know how we are, if it goes out of style and you think you're never going to wear it again... think again!  I've had this set for 15yrs, they're by a company called Miu Miu.  I bought it at a little boutique in New York when I was on a layover... I used to be a flight attendant for 20yrs but i'm retired now.  

November 13, 2016

Fashion | Taupe and Olive Green Stirups

 One of my favorite pants to wear in the fall/winter are my stirups from the '80s.  I have several colors and I absolutely love them. The fabric is sort of like a shiny cotton that's somewhat stretchable.  I think back in the 80's stir-ups didn't have that much lycra in them and weren't that stretchable.  I have gained weight where I couldn't fit them but never gave them away to goodwill, I knew one day that I would get back down and be able to squeeze into them again.

November 6, 2016

Fashion | Purple & Grey


Fashion | Purple & Grey
Being retired... it's hard not to get up and put on a pair of leggings...... leggings are my life right now and I have plenty of them. I have to separate them from gym wear to casual wear because leggings meant to be worn in the gym has quite a bit of lycra for the stretch and pull. Even if I don't make it to the gym, I can turn my gym leggings into something a little fashionable by throwing on a pair of boots and a great top and go run errands.  Living in CA it's quite the norm to wear legging everyday.

October 30, 2016

Fashion | Browns and Neutrals

 I must say that I really like this shawl because it's so lightweight. It's made from very thin yawn and i'm not sure what the correct name for it is but I was inspired by the neutral colors. I must admit that the pants were wide leg pants and I made them into skinny legs. It's quite easy to turn wide leg pants into skinny leg pants and all you need is a sewing machine.  I have a really great video on YouTube demo's how to achieve this effect and I will link the video below at the very bottom.

October 23, 2016

Fashion | Fall Inspired | Video Vlog

Fall Inspired #fashionover50
I was cleaning out a large bin full of boots in my attic and these were at the very bottom stuffed in a pillow case. I had so many old pairs of boots that I ended up donating 12 pairs to the Salvation Army. This only cleared out about half of my collection.  I have so many boots that I would love to feature and showcase with different outfits that my head is spinning. The story behind these boots are simple.... I just don't know when or where I bought them. I'm assuming that they're over 20yrs old because they're over-the-knee suede cowboy boots and you just don't see anything like them anymore.  I save almost everything... in moderation but If they're good quality and I know they won't go out of style... up in the attic they go in storage bins.

October 9, 2016

Fashion | Red Sheer Maxi Dress

Fashion | Red Sheer Maxi Dress
I purchased several great finds on Amazon in the last few weeks! If you follow my blog then you'll know that I try and find items on Amazon similar to those worn by the younger fashionista's that I admire.  This dress is made to be worn or layered over several pieces. It can we worn with shorts, a skirt, jeans or even leggings as how I wore them.  This gave me the light coverage I needed over my tank top keeping my arms from being exposed while I was out and about in some very cool air conditioned areas. 

October 1, 2016

Fashion | My Favorite Jeans for Curvy Girls | Video

I don't wear jeans that much but when I do it's a pair from my favorite brand PZI Jeans. I have jeans from this brand dating back to 2007. Before I retired I was introduced to this brand by another Flight Attendant that had curves like mine. We could only wear black jeans through the airports and they couldn't be low rise or hip huggers... yep we had a dress code. This really limited our selections because back then everything was low rise and that didn't suit the figures of the more curvier girls like me. This brand specializes in jeans that flatter curvier women without showing that top butt fat...you know what i'm talking about! 

September 17, 2016

Fashion | Pin Striped Jumpsuit | Three Different Looks | Video

 Pin Striped Jumpsuit
I put together three different outfits with this cute jumpsuit that I found from Mystylemode, a trendy online boutique that I discovered. Their prices are very reasonable for the type of fabrics they carry and this trendy little jumpsuit cost $41.00, I ordered mine in a size medium because i'm 5'7"and I weigh 135 in case you're wondering!

September 10, 2016

Fashion | Right to Bare Arms

I've had this tropical strapless halter top for quite sometime. I purchased it from JC Penny's and never worn it. I'm top heavy so I have to be very careful not to over accentuate in that area and halter tops have a tendency of doing just that. The skirt I've had for awhile also, I think I have about 5 black maxi skirts that I rotate through and I really like this one because it has a bit of a flair at the bottom.

August 25, 2016

Fashion ~ What I Wore to Chemotherapy

It's hard to explain but I love feeling confident in every way possible and that also applies to my daily life struggles. I like looking put together even when I know i'm going to be sitting in a chair for 3 hours having my chemotherapy treatment.  Today was my 3rd treatment and the first time I let my husband sit with me while having it. I told him that I was going to fall asleep 30 mins after the infusion started and if he wanted to leave and come back in a few hours I was okay with it... but to my surprise he stayed working on his laptop. He bought something to drink and snack on but he told me he did take a little nap!

August 21, 2016

Fashion ~ Boho Sheer Floral Maxi Button Down Dress

I was searching for sheer maxi dresses on the internet because I wanted another option to pair with leggings instead of always wearing longer blouses or sweaters.  While searching, I was not loving the prices of some of the really cute ones..... so I went to my trusted Amazon site and searched for sheer maxi dresses and so many cute ones popped up I could hardly choose.  I bought three from different sellers all in a size large. These were sellers from China and we all know clothes from China automatically run small so you have to go up two or three sizes.  I wear a small or size 4 to 6 so I ordered a large and it fits perfectly.  There's elastic in the waist and lots of room for jeans or heavier leggings.

August 5, 2016

Fashion ~What I Wore to BlogHer'16 Conference in Los Angeles

D&G Denim Pencil Skirt
Many of us have already been to a Blogging Conference during our time as a Blogger and i'm no exception. This year the BlogHer conference was held in Los Angeles, my home town so I knew I had to attend. This was my first conference and as expected, it was a blast!  I had such a good time and enjoyed meeting and networking with so many people.

July 25, 2016

Fashion ~ Rompers and Gladiators

Normally I don't wear black in the summer but I just couldn't pass up this cute little Romper that I purchased from Target at the beginning of summer.  The gladiator sandals I purchased from Amazon and decided to bling them up myself because they were so plain. You can find the links to the exact same gladiators and links to similar rompers on Amazon below.

July 18, 2016

Fashion ~ Pink and White

  
My pink shawl must be over 100yrs old! I have them in a few colors tucked away in a dresser drawer outside in my garage.  I love wearing them to church to cover my arms since my church always has the air conditioner on and it tends to get cold.  Anywho.... you might see these again because I have them in turquoise, gold, red, black and navy!