Is It True Life Begins At Fifty

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Does life really begin at fifty?50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty Are you aware that life begins at fifty? Most of us are settled down, our children are raised (hopefully), and our careers are already on track. I know the age that is considered old keeps moving forward. I think that the age to be considered elderly is now 70 and above. However, depending on who you ask, that age varies. Have you ever noticed the words used to describe women after the age of 40?50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  1My husband is all the time giving me compliments that go something like this: ” You look great – for someone your age”.  My response is always the same, “Really, couldn’t you have just left off the your age part”? but what I really, and I mean REALLY hate is when I hear a man call his wife, my old lady. I could, and have, jumped all over them for that statement. I have even heard younger men, like in their 30’s, use that term. What??? 50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  If life begins at fifty, then why do people use these type terms to describe fifty and over women?  Frumpy, old woman, old-fashioned, doddering, vintage, old goat, matronly, hag, old maid or old dame, and bitch. These are a few words that are used to describe older women. These infuriate me, I think we should strive hard to change the way everyone, not only men, look at aging women. Vibrant, vivacious, fashionable, sexy, active, and stylish are a few words I want to hear more.50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  2Speaking of stylish, how do you like these boots?  Haha I think in TV land, they call that a segue. Anyway, I bought these last year at a little boutique in Acworth, GA called Glitzy Chicks. They do not have a website, which is a shame because they have a ton of stuff. But, here is their phone number, 770) 529-6620. If you call them, tell them they should check out my blog!  Hahaha  Jewelry, purses, clothing, shoes, and tons of accessories. And, of course they do monogramming. Here is how I wore the boots earlier. That is the same store where I purchased my monogrammed sneakers at this past fall. Here, Here, and Here is where I wore the sneakers. 50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  3I have on another one of the plaid shirts that my daughter left for me. It is by a brand called Passport. Here is a different one, but I think she left me this one too. It is unusual for her to leave me clothing, usually it is my clothing that leaves with her. Lol! The navy top was a thrift store find that I bought for 2.00. It is a Koret brand and the tags were still attached. I knew it would be a great staple piece. Here is a similar sweater.50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  4The purse is a Stella & Dot bag that I got last year from hosting a show. I love Stella & Dot, but some of their items are a little pricey. Hosting a show is a great way to get a few items, either free, or half priced.50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  5The necklaces are both from Stella & Dot, and I got them this year from hosting a show. The shorter gray quartz necklace, is called Legend. The three strand longer necklace is called Zuni layering necklace. I like the fact that you can undo each of the strands, making it more versatile. 50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  6It is just another snowy, cold day here in Virginia. I am surprised you can’t see my breath in the photos. I sure don’t linger when I am taking the pictures. Haha50 Is Not Old | Life Begins At Fifty  7So what are some of the not so flattery terms you have heard someone use to describe women?

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33 Responses
  • Stacia
    January 21, 2016

    Your outfits give me lots of ideas on things I can put together that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought to put together. So glad I found your blog.

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Glad you found me too, Stacia. Now your homework is to tell at least two friends about me. Lol!!! ????

  • Lynda
    January 21, 2016

    Love, love, LOVE your blog! So happy I found you! You mentioned in your last post that you live in VA. I live in NOVA. Stay warm and safe during our incoming snow storm! Also, I found it interesting that you mentioned a shop in Acworth, GA since I use to live there too!

  • Henrietta
    January 21, 2016

    Love your outfit – the color really flatters you. Also, I love your hairstyle. I have heard men refer to their wives as the “old woman”, or the “old ball and chain”, and I don’t like it either. I have told numerous ladies about your blog. Love it! Stay warm!

  • Melanie W.
    January 21, 2016

    Since I just got married a few months ago, the only thing I hear from my husband is “wife” now. lol. I sorta like it. But I have to admit….when he starts complaining of this pain or that pain I call him “Grandpa”…but he is quite a bit older than me lol. Maybe I should stop doing that!!!
    Cute outfit today!!! (I love thrift store finds!!!)

  • Sharon
    January 21, 2016

    Love the colors you are wearing today because navy and red are some of my favorites. Watch that 70 is “elderly” stuff. As I approach that, I am not going to dress, act or think “elderly.” Psalm 92 says that the “righteous will flourish in the courts of our God, they will bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green!” That doesn’t sound elderly to me. My husband is very complimentary and I really don’t hear men here using demeaning terms for their wives. We Northerners are tough so maybe the guys don’t mess with us. 🙂 Anyway, love the necklaces. Do you have any snow yet? My sister in Roanoke says she is expecting 3 feet of snow! It will be warmer and dry as a bone here. Hope you like sledding or skating. 🙂

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Wow! 3 feet of snow!!! I think they have lowered our totals to maybe 4-8 inches. I like snow, so I wouldn’t mind getting that amount. 3 feet might be a different story.❄️⛄️❄️

  • Donna
    January 21, 2016

    Cute outfit! Nice of your daughter to leave the shirt… Yeah, the closer I get to 70 (another year) the less I like the term “elderly”. The appellation I dislike is “the” wife…”The wife will be home”, “I have to ask the wife”, “The wife will call you about that”. I don’t call him “the husband”. He does call me the “old woman” but he was raised by wolves.

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      You can always throw him back to the wolves, Donna! Haha

  • Evie
    January 21, 2016

    I agree with Sharon! I have never heard a gentleman speak that way about his wife. Yikes! If my husband called me any of those names, I’d sock him in the nose which wouldn’t be very ladylike. 🙂

    And by the way, my children are not all grown yet. My youngest is 12 and I am over 50. Just call me a late bloomer. She is a joy although I am looking forward to the teen years with trepidation. 🙂

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      A lot of women are choosing to have their children at later ages. Sometimes, it is not a chose, it just happens. Haha I told my husband when I hit 30, that was all she wrote. I had my last child when I was 29. My daughter is 28 and has not even begun to think about marriage or children.

  • Kim
    January 21, 2016

    These colors look fabulous on you and I love the bling!

    HOW about 50 and FABULOUS!! 🙂

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Sounds good to me Kim!????

  • Tammy
    January 21, 2016

    I am so glad I found you. I am 57 with a 15 year old daughter. Most of the kids in her class have grandmothers my age. I try not to dress like the grandmothers, however I font want to dress like I’m 18 either. Your style is just what I’ve been looking for. Over the weekend I went back to all of your older posts and I love all of your clothes. Have enjoyed all of your posts and your sense of humor is refreshing. Keep up the good work.????

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Thanks Tammy! That is exactly how I feel. I want to look nice, updated, and not frumpy or old. I can’t do much with the face, but I can dress the body in any style I choose.

  • Betty
    January 21, 2016

    Tania, I just love those boots! I’d love to have a pair of “non-expensive” low-heeled boots to just knock around in! Yours look great! ( putting this on my need to have list). Got a thing for your necklaces too! Ha! – Derogatory name-calling for lovely ladies? How about “grannie” by some young whipper snapper not remotely related by blood (or marriage?!). Never happened to me to my face, but should it – well, that’d be fightin’ words! lol

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      When I hear grannie, I think of the Beverly Hillbillies, not ME!

  • Kimberly
    January 21, 2016

    Another great outfit!! Are you wearing corduroy pants or denim? I can’t tell from the photos. The reason I ask is that I have trouble keeping corduroy from getting smashed and crinkled no matter how carefully I hang them. Once the fabric gets that way, it won’t go back to it’s original form. Ironing from the underside doesn’t help either. How do you properly store corduroy? Maybe I’m not supposed to use hangers?

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      They are corduroy. I’ve never noticed them getting smashed, and I hang them on hangers. I’ll have to pay more attention in the future.

  • Tania
    January 21, 2016

    I just changed to look of the web page. What do you think?

  • Pam A.
    January 21, 2016

    Your makeup looks flawless! The shade of lipstick is perfect for you, makes your eyes pop! Please keep blogging!

  • Cindy
    January 21, 2016

    Love the sweater and the plaid shirt! I am more 60ish but love following your blog! Age is truly a state of mind. Having retired last June, my husband and I just returned from a 4 week trip across country to see our daughters in California for Christmas. I found inspiration for quite a few outfits to take on my trip from your blog. Thanks and keep up the great style!

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Cindy, that sounds like a fun trip! I am so glad I was an inspiration????

  • Debbie
    January 21, 2016

    When you say here is a similar top or sweater or whatever I can’t find it, just saying lol love your outfits though!!!’

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Debbie, you can click on the word “here” and it should take you to the link. The word that has the link tied to it, is supposed to be in blue.

  • Jules
    January 21, 2016

    Tania- just popped in and I see the blog updates are done- FANTASTIC!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look of the blog! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Tania
      January 21, 2016

      Thanks Jules! I will tell my sister. She has been helping me all day????

  • SC McGee
    January 24, 2016

    I’m loving the new layout!

    • Tania
      January 24, 2016

      Thanks so much, Susan! I hope it functions well for everyone. If you see any issues, please let me know.

  • valerie hansen
    January 25, 2016

    Your outfit is adorable and I totally agree, since I turned 50 last year, almost 51 here soon! Love your plaid shirt and that alligator bag is cool..love it!

    Best to you!
    VAlerie
    Fashion And travel

    • Tania
      January 25, 2016

      Welcome Valerie! Who would have thought that turning 50 would be so fun:)

  • Jill
    April 9, 2016

    A coworker called his wife “the warden”, and I told him if my husband called me that, I would be calling him “the jerk”

    • Tania
      April 9, 2016

      Hahahaha Too Funny!!!😜

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