Fashion and Beauty

Who Says I Can’t Wear OTK Boots?

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A day of shopping at the mall was centered around looking for shoes.  As I have written on my blog before, my shoes have to be comfortable and my feet have to be happy and pretty.  HA.  I have somewhat gotten addicted to the Over The Knee (OTK) boots.  Somewhat meaning I love the way they look but have struggled with whether or not they were for me being a woman over 50.  OTK boots have been around for a very long time but until this year I have never really even given them a second thought.  Because of Instagram, I am paying more attention this year.   Continue reading

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Treat Yourself to the Dry Bar

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I had the pleasure of an invitation to The Dry Bar in Charleston, SC on Kings Street recently.  I had never really thought much about these types of places as I felt they were more for the younger girls.  When I received this invite, I accepted because I felt this was my chance to go and get a first hand preview of the experience.  I was so glad I went and had a great time. It was more than I expected.

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Lace is in the house!

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As a girly girl, I am happy to report the new fall trends are lace and more lace.  I can even add that bell sleeves which you will see in stores are trending this season also.  What I love about lace is it is timeless.  It always makes me feel pretty.  The dark jewel tones are so pretty and I feel the fashion designers finally created a fashion trend for women who love being women and showing off our feminine side.

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Baby Steps to Distressed Jeans

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If you look at the picture of me above, I am standing proud in my distressed jeans.  If you are laughing at me, I am laughing at myself too.  I love fashion so much – now more than ever, but distressed jeans will take baby steps for me.  I can tell you that I have looked at them in the store before and thought,  “Why would I buy a jean that looks torn to pieces?” I just can’t justify spending good money on something that has holes in it, but this seems to be the style for Fall.  These jeans are from http://www.WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com.  I purchased them two years ago.  I love these “boyfriend” style jeans because they are so soft and fit like a glove.  The jeans at WHBM always fit me well and wash up nicely.  Two years ago was about the time distressed jeans started appearing in the stores as a fashion trend.

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Hair Care Tips for Women Over 50

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In the middle of my morning ritual of getting dressed, it occurred to me I needed to blog today about hair care for women over 50 or really any age.  I can tell you I never thought I would need to change my hair care routine as I have gotten older but I did.  About a year ago, I started noticing how dry and brittle my hair had become.  It was getting harder and harder to style.  I am naturally blonde by birth but I do get high lights to keep my gray covered.  The one good thing about being naturally blonde is your gray hair is not as noticeable to anyone else – except yourself.

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Here’s to you Mom!

There is not a day that goes by I do not think about my Mother.  She died at the young age of 58.  I think about how I am getting closer and closer to this age and understanding more now, she was not old!  She was a fashion icon, and I never knew this growing up.  I never paid attention much to what she wore.  I remember when I started working for a company my Mother had worked at when I first got married.  I would walk through the plant and the older men would walk up to me and tell me how much I looked like my Mother.  They would say, “Your mother was a beautiful woman.  When she walked through the plant, we would stop and watch her, and we do that now with you.” I always thought that was a sweet compliment.  At the time, I never really understood.  Yes, she was pretty, but  I just knew her as my Mom.

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High Heels Over 50

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I have been wearing high heels since I was 4 years old.  You may wonder how this can be.  Well, I got my first pair from Santa Claus.  They were pink plastic with the pink fuzzy feathers flowing on the top strap.  I wore then until they cracked to pieces and I have loved high heels since.  Being 5′ 2″, I have never cared much for flats.  I own several pair because there are times when you need a good pair of flats for certain outfits so I have them.  I just find myself not wearing them much.  I would rather put on a nice pair of heels.  I do notice as I get older it is harder to wear heels.  Your body changes and so do your feet.  I had plantar fasciitis about two years ago and had never had it before.  I was in total pain and could barely walk.  I had several friends tell me what it was because they had experienced it also.  It was extremely painful and worrisome because I feared I may never be able to wear high heels again.  It was caused from walking on a concrete floor.  I was working part-time at a retail store and the constant banging of my feet on the floor from back and forth walking had injured them.  They hurt so bad!

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