Tag Archives: #womenover50

Tis the Season to be Jolly…

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Recently I toured my local Pier One Imports store (www.pier1.com) for holiday decorating ideas and got quiet a few good ones.  I decided to use the pictures I took on my Instagram and to write my blog about simple decorating ideas for the holidays to bring beauty to your home should your home be “on the market” for sale during the holiday season; but this morning as I was collecting my thoughts about what I had planned to say, I went back to where I was last Christmas.  I decided to share my real life experience along with some decorating ideas.  What better way to get to know me – Right?  So here goes…  Continue reading

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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

Having Millennial Age Children

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Well, it has happened.  The precious smiling faces of my children above have finally made me feel old and ready to be kicked to the curb.  Now I know you may be thinking “What?” and maybe I am exaggerating some – but some days I don’t think I am.  Recently, I had the “pleasure” (said sarcastically) of having the flu.  Both of my children were too busy with their own lives to even stop by to bring soup or anything else.  My son, who has turned into a workaholic, didn’t even call.  My daughter, who is almost as bad about her job, called and asked once how was I feeling and all other calls were about her job.

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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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Move it or Lose it

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Yesterday marked the end of Summer.  I am actually sad to see it go.  I am a Summer girl and love being outdoors and enjoying the beauty of life.  I didn’t always feel this way, but I do now.  I find myself more alive when I am outside doing something – anything.  It feels freeing! I chose to mark my Labor Day with a walk on the Ravenal Bridge – aka the Cooper River Bridge.  The name Cooper River was the name of the old bridge before it was torn down and a new one was built maybe 10 years or so ago and named after Authur Ravenal Bridge.  I will let you do the research on who he was.

As I walked the bridge, I am always reminded how important it is to do some form of exercise.  I am an off the wagon on the wagon exerciser.  I start out and get really into it and then all of a sudden I stop.  I never actually know why.  It just happens.  One of my goals is to stay committed to my exercise routine.  I need to learn to be as committed to myself as I am to others!  The one thing I do know is if you don’t move it – you will lose it.  This scares me as I notice my body changing with age and becoming more stiff – especially in the mornings.  It is important to keep moving so you can keep moving.  When I am exercising, I can actually tell a difference in the flexibility of my body such as the ability to stand on one foot and keep my balance.  There is a lady in my community who walks everyday.  I always see her walking down the side walk dressed in her exercise clothes.  She appears to be older than me.  She walks everyday without fail.  I admire her for just getting up and getting out to do her daily walk.  Exercise is so important to our entire system – mind – body – and spirit.  It can be a huge stress reliever and a great way to get your quiet time.

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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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