HOW TO COMBAT NEGATIVITY

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityI am naturally a glass-half-full kind of gal. My husband tells me that I live in a tra-la-la-la-la world, and I am fine with that. I see the good in people and hardly ever see the bad. I assume that everyone is going to do the right thing, and will treat everyone fairly. Some of you will say this is naive, and I actually agree with you. But, I prefer to be occasionally disappointed, instead of looking at the negatives all the time.50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityWith all that being said, how do you combat negativity when it comes your way? Do you know someone in your life who is a “Debbie Downer?” (Sorry if your name is Debbie, no harm intended) Are YOU that person?50 Is Not Old | Combat Negativity

I never intended for this blog to talk about issues or even be an inspirational type of service. It is supposed to be a lookbook with links to the clothing items. However, I find myself getting something on my mind, and this is a perfect outlet for me. Sorry if you are caught in the crossfire.50 Is Not Old | Combat Negativity

I had a comment on the blog a while back, that was harsh. And this one commenter on Pinterest left a comment that said I looked 60. If that wasn’t enough, they went back and said, “no 70.” One blogger I know almost quit blogging because of the mean comments that people were leaving. Thankfully she stuck it out, and is doing great now.50 Is Not Old | Combat Negativity

I know that my outfits are not all winners, and I know that I might should have worn a different pair of shoes or carried a different purse. IΒ have never taken a fashion course and I am not an expert in anything fashion related. I simply get dressed in the morning and take a picture before I head out the door.50 Is Not Old | Combat Negativity

I hope you enjoy my outfits and can tolerate my ramblings. I have grown to love the blog, and all you gurls who participate. I feel like I now know some of you 😘50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityHave you caught on to me being sneaky? I throw in an outfit that most of you will not like, because of the extremely distressed jeans, while doing a post on negativity. Hahaha Now you will feel bad it you don’t say something nice.Β 50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityThis is my laid back, take it easy, go shopping on a rainy Saturday kind of look. I bought this silky t-shirt a couple of years ago. I don’t own a lot of t-shirts, well not many that you would wear out in public. I have a lot that are my sleeping shirts and cleaning (who am I kidding, I don’t clean) shirts.

Graphic T-Shirt:Β SimilarΒ | SimilarΒ | Plus50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityThis distressed jeans are on the extreme side. I only wear these on Saturdays when I am running around town. They are soft and comfortable, but I know how most people feel about these jeans. The last time I wore these jeans, I styled them with my monogrammed sneakers. This time, I have on a pair of Chanel espadrilles that were a hand-me-down gift.

Distressed jeans:Β SimilarΒ | Levi’sΒ | Plus50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativitySince I was feeling a little sassy, I put on my leather cuff bracelet that says, G.R.I.T.S. That stand for Girls Raised In The South. How cute is that for this Tennessee gurl that is now living in a Virginia world?

Bracelet: Β Similar50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityMy gray satchel is by Aimee Kestenberg. I bought mine for next to nothing because it’s shoulder strap had a malfunction. I bought it thinking if it couldn’t be fixed, then I would just carry it by the short handles, and forget the shoulder straps. I took it back to work and gave it to Gerald (he can fix anything). Five minutes later he was back, purse fixed good as new. Sometimes it pays to work in a lumber company.πŸ› 50 Is Not Old | Combat NegativityIn case you were wondering about the harsh comment. I approved it, and then I smiled sweetly to myself and typed, “Thank you very much for your encouraging words.” So, how do you combat negativity? With kindness, and of course don’t forget to say, “Bless Your Heart.”

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  • Lynn
    May 18, 2016

    My mother used to say if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Negative people suck the life out of you, just ignore them as you can’t help them. You may not have done a fashion course,Tania but you have an innate fashion sense. It’s great that you cover different styles, and don’t wear a fashion ‘uniform’ like some bloggers. Keep up the good work. Ps I went to New York a couple of years ago from ?Australia.It was great and quite safe, so glad to see it up the top of your list

  • eurogilleysDebbie
    May 18, 2016

    Love your blog, distressed jeans are not for me (why would I buy a pair of jeans with holes in them) but whatever floats your boat. What I like most is color, why do women think when they are grandmothers they need to wear black, grey and navy all the time? I sporting a purple sweater with olive khakis today!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      I like purple and olive together. I wore a purple shirt and olive camouflage pants together. πŸ™‚

      • Leigh
        May 18, 2016

        Hi Tania.. I am new to your blog.. loving it too. Purple and green.. old saying.’ purple and green, never to be seen’.. I LOVE the two together. In fact it is throughout the dΓ©cor in my home..
        Negativity… hmmm. I try to remember.. just coz people say something doesn’t make it true. AND.. people that don’t have to face you have a lot of ‘courage’… those people would say hurtful things to anyone ‘out there’.. so don’t take it personally. The positive about that.. they’re not in your personal life.
        You always looks fab and fun to me… you have a fun, informative blog.. thank you!

    • patty marker
      May 18, 2016

      I love color as well and am wearing a khaki vest with orange in my post today. I can’t imagine giving up color as I age!

  • Tammy Jones
    May 18, 2016

    I love this outfit! Looks adorable on you! I’m new to your blog and I love absolutely everything about it!! Keep up the good work!!

  • Melissa
    May 18, 2016

    I am convienced you chose this outfit, just for me. :-). I have to say yah or nah, i love it. Even your dressed down look, is gggrrrreeeaaattt! Wow! Pretty cool at 56! I will live vicariously through you.

  • Amy Kennedy
    May 18, 2016

    Such a great post! I use to take negative comments and have a lens of compassion when considering the heart of the person who made them. But in the last 2 years, I have taken a few hard hits that shook even this Self Described PollyAnna. Yet I know it is so much better to simply forgive immediately… so choosing to take my feet back to that bumpy narrow path. By the way, I think you look fabulous in the distressed jeans! I’m shopping for some white ones this summer :). Have a great day!

  • Jackcynredesign
    May 18, 2016

    I know harsh words sting and stay with you for a long time – at least they do me, but I think those nasty people are unhappy with themselves and are looking for an outlet for their anger/jealousy. You always look so cute and have an interesting blog,.. Your response was great by the way!

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    May 18, 2016

    You have got a great attitude! It s Unbelievable when people comment so negatively, it is just rude! I see myself as a positieve person…but I dont see the good in people right away, I think that Comes from life experience. I wish I was a bit more open to people! Have a great day!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

  • Stacia
    May 18, 2016

    My mother also told me that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. I think this is some of the best advice she’s ever given. It’s easy to get drawn into the negativity, especially if you work or hang out with negative people. The older I get, the more likely I am to speak my mind. However, I still try to choose my words carefully. I think some people hide behind the anonymity of the Internet to be rude because they think it’s funny. I think you have a positive, upbeat blog & it shows in the clothes you wear. I think I’m wearing fewer dark colored clothing items since I began reading your blog. I had a co-worker comment the other day that he liked the bright colors I’d been wearing. I was wearing a brightly colored printed skirt & a simple turquoise t shirt with Yellow Box flip flops. I think it’s great that you choose to be upbeat & positive. I can relate to your blog because you shop at some of the places I do. Most of my clothes come from Belk sale racks! Keep up the good work!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Thanks Stacia! It is so easy to let the hundreds of positive comments slip out of your head when ONE harsh comment comes along. Thanks for taking the time to comment😊

  • rbr272
    May 18, 2016

    The internet can be a platform for anonymous negativity and maliciousness at times. HOWEVER I feel the majority of us follow blogs because we think the blogger is interesting, on topic, fun and has a perspective we enjoy. I am glad you were able to spin the criticism and negativity in the direction you have. I enjoy your blog for the fashion tips which I really need, your sense of humor and your inspiration from your season of life. Blog on gurl!!!!!!!!!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      I do find people who leave negative comments interesting. I wonder about their daily life, do they act that way to their friends or is it because they are anonymous? 😳

      • Alyson
        May 21, 2016

        Do people like that even have friends? LOL!

        It’s sad that some folks are so mean.

        Don’t let anyone get you down, Tania!

        I love you (and Kayla, and your whole family, including your furry kiddos!) and I love your blog.

        I look forward to hearing from you first thing when I switch on the computer every morning.

        Now, don’t you go telling my husband (or my cat, Charlie!), but my first smile of the day is almost always because of something you’ve shared. πŸ˜€

        I love your style, and you always leave me feeling encouraged. You make me feel like I can achieve my goals and chase a dream or two, and you’ll never know just how much that means to me.

        Thank you!

  • Audrey
    May 18, 2016

    Ignore of those negative posts! We love reading you each day. You are the highpoint of my morning with coffee as I get motivated and out of bed. Your outfits inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and message resonates with me.

    There will always be negative people and I try to remember when I encounter them they may have something hard in their life they are dealing with I know nothing about. Of course, some are just mean to be mean but I still like to think the best of all. Just have to let their negativity roll off me, which is sometimes easier said than done.

    Have a wonderful day! May it be filled with positive and uplifting folks!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Thanks Audrey. I do wonder if something is bothering them in their life, maybe they had a bad day and my picture just sent them over the edge. HahaπŸ˜›

  • Michele
    May 18, 2016

    I’m like you; I’d rather err on the side of believing good vs always looking for bad. It always surprises me that people would write and say such hurtful things -why? Absolutely no need – if you don’t like something don’t comment at all. I love your blog and look forward to reading it. Really like your stories and talks. Sure we all have hits and misses but that’s what I like about your blog; never know what you’ll be wearing. As for looking 60 or 70 -really- think they need glasses. Like you said – bless their hearts! Keep on blogging, God has blessed you with this gift and in turn we get a blessing.

  • Susan Martin
    May 18, 2016

    You are putting yourself out there…the mean, cowardly person who wrote nasty things is not. You have an inner strength and joy that you are sharing. Please keep it up and remember that we look forward to you sharings- clothes and comments!!!

  • Diane
    May 18, 2016

    My minister says “be a fountain, not a drain,” I try to keep this in mind every day. Only an unhappy person would tear others down. Say a prayer for them and move on.

    • Sue
      May 18, 2016

      I love this!

    • Barb Greer Kappler
      May 18, 2016

      I llove that saying! Going to be my mantra for the next two years before I get to retire!

    • Sandy
      May 18, 2016

      I love that! I think I will use that!

    • grammygoodwill
      May 19, 2016

      Ooh, I hope I can remember that quote.

  • Wendy hoff
    May 18, 2016

    peor can be so rude. They are just unhappy with themselves. I love your responses. Kill them with kindness I say. I personally love your outfits and your blogs. They are fun and uplifting. In a world with so much negativity, you are a ray of sunshine. Hugs dear.

  • Barb
    May 18, 2016

    Thanks for the reminder to stay positive. Your posts are always an inspiration – and a wonderful way to start the day!

  • Mary
    May 18, 2016

    I’m glad you talk about issues as well as put yourself out there showing us how you like to dress. You inspire me on both of these levels which is one of the reasons I particularly like your blog.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Thanks Mary! Sometimes I wonder if you gurls would just rather I put up the picture and the links and keep my mouth shut. But where would the fun be in that?😜

      • marylcphillips
        May 18, 2016

        I definitely would not prefer you just put up pictures and links. YOU are what makes your fashion and point of view interesting.

  • Debbi
    May 18, 2016

    I agree with Michele….. If you don’t like something, don’t comment! Tania, have you ever heard the old saying “kill them with kindness”? Hahaha! By the way, I am the ” Debbi downer” you are talking about (no offense taken). πŸ™‚ I know I am but it’s a hard habit to break.:-( Love you and whatappreciate you!

    • Debbi
      May 18, 2016

      P.S. I meant to say “I appreciate you”

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      There is a difference between “keeping it real” and taking people down. My mother is one of the keep it real kind of girls. Do NOT ask her opinion if you don’t want to hear the answer. But, she does not go seek out opportunities to spread meanness. I am sure you fall into the keep it real categoryπŸ˜‰

  • connie R.
    May 18, 2016

    You inspire my fashion sense daily. Don’t let anyone stop you from being who you are and doing what you enjoy. Yes you wear some outfits that I myself am not brave enough to do at 60 but I still love to see them. You look great and very much your age if not younger. I always say that the devil will find some way to stir things up when all is well and this sounds like you didn’t let him. Enjoy doing your blog and don’t let anyone change you! Your friend.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Connie, it’s nice to hear from you. I don’t think I have seen you comment lately. Thanks for still following😘

  • Kendra
    May 18, 2016

    One of the things that I like most about your blog is that you dress to please yourself, and because you do, you look great! Don’t change that! Too many bloggers change their style to please others or to sell something, then after they take their picture they change their clothes. I also love your rambles!! They make me smile or laugh or shake my head, but especially they make me wish that you were my next door neighbor so we could visit for real. 😊

  • DIANNE LUCAS
    May 18, 2016

    Debi,

    I want you to know that i enjoy your “Ramblings” so much. I also love the clothes that you wear and you do not look as if you are in your 60’s or 70’s. There are always haters and maybe they were just having a bad day. I know i have a lot of those. i wish i could be the “Glass Half Full Gal” like you. You are beautiful and classy lady. Please keep up the blog.

  • Sandi
    May 18, 2016

    There are always ugly in the world. We just have to do as you said and hand them positive, encouraging comments! Grandma always said you catch more flies with honey than vinegar! Have a Blessed day!

  • Carla Parham
    May 18, 2016

    You have a great attitude. When I found you it was because of your hair, I started following you because of the outfits and we are almost the same age, but I continue to follow and enjoy your thoughts more than the outfits. I really enjoy starting out my day with your blog. Thank you for taking the time to do this blog daily and know that us gurls support you 100%.

    Carla from NC

  • Debs Voorhees
    May 18, 2016

    Tania, i think you’re great! It’s funny with the jeans, they aren’t to everyone’s taste. I love the shirt! And, i love finding bargains like your purse then fixing them. Bingo! I tend to comment a lot on things i’m interested in and as i can’t help myself in offering up my Crone Years Wisdom, i often meet with detractors. I usually scurry back and remove the offending bit, but i believe that practice is ending today. Take it on the chin with a smile and a twinkle with a prayer they will be blessed with a better mother in the next life! Hah! Thanks, Tania, you are a lovely beginning to my day. Wearing my new Pixies today! Bless you!
    debs xxx

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      YAY!!! I am so glad the pixie’s worked for you. Bertha (on the petite side) wears them a lot. Sometimes they just look like regular pants on her, but that works too.

  • Lynn
    May 18, 2016

    I read your blog every morning. You are an inspiration. Love your style and most importantly your devotion to God.
    Keep up the fashion with the added spiritual blogs.
    Hoping when you told them “Bless Your Heart” they know the true meaning. Tee hee

  • Glenda
    May 18, 2016

    I am new to your blog and look forward to it everyday…..you are a bright spot in my day, I love fashion and your outfits are all interesting, I get ideas
    from them, your personality really comes through in your writings as well…I am a glass half full, a bit naive too and wouldn’t want to change…and whoever said you look older needs an eye check, you look way younger than 50πŸ˜ƒ…keep on being yourself, you are a person who would be a good friend if we lived near each otherπŸ˜ƒ

  • Juli Cadie
    May 18, 2016

    I love this outfit and at 61 believe that you are never too old to be trendy and dress in what makes you comfortable and feel good:)

  • kathy bogan
    May 18, 2016

    When the mean and ugly come out, consider the source. They are usually jealeous. You are a beautiful, Godly lady. I enjoy your blog and look forward to it each and everyday.

  • Mary Ann
    May 18, 2016

    Unfortunately, when you are on a public site like this you have to have a thick skin. Not everyone is going to like everything, however, there is no excuse for rude and crude comments. Hit the HIDE button on those. I think you look great today, but I would not wear torn jeans. I just can’t get into them. Maybe that is my age, when I was a kid torn clothes meant poor kids. Now that’s how you make a negative comment, without making it an insult. I love your blog because most of the time your clothes are real, for real women, with real bodies. Thanks for that.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      That is what I think also May Ann. I have no problem with someone saying they don’t like the pants, shirt, color etc. That is an opinion and I understand. I think it goes to the mean side when they say things about your body or basically say that you dressy trashy.

  • Susan B.
    May 18, 2016

    I have no idea what that person is thinking…..you look fabulous! I, myself, am a firm believer in you are the age you feel πŸ™‚ I love your style and your blog! Thank you for all the great tips!

  • Debbie Rowe
    May 18, 2016

    Please don’t be discouraged by a few negative comments. As you can tell by the overwhelmingly positive comments here we all love your blog! I can honestly say that you have made me try to adjust my thinking to a more “glass half full”. And my name is Debbie!!

  • Kathy
    May 18, 2016

    I love your blog and look forward to it each morning, who doesn’t like starting the day off with a little chuckle or at the very least a smile! πŸ™‚ While personally I can’t do distressed jeans, you rock the look!!

  • Lori
    May 18, 2016

    You look fabulous! Totaly me!

  • Sharon Neff
    May 18, 2016

    My pastor husband says “Hurt people, hurt people.” I’m optimistic like you and I try to remember that. I started following you just a few weeks ago and I love your blog!! I’m a Tennessee gurl who has lived in Mississippi for over 40 years. Your style is similar to mine and I’ve really enjoyed your outfits…I must get to Old Navy and get some of those cute Pixie Pants next time I’m in the city (we live in the country). Thanks for you blog and attitude!!

    • grammygoodwill
      May 19, 2016

      Another good quote from a pastor. I need to write them in my scripture journal for today.

  • isabella
    May 18, 2016

    I love the distressed jeans, no reason that you and I can’t wear them, they look great.
    I don’t like the “you are too old for” talk
    I watch way too much Q and love seeing all the things you buy at the outlet, too fun

  • Barb
    May 18, 2016

    I love your blog and esp all the stories that come with it! I live mostly in T shirts, so i love when you show cute tee shirts like this one, and how to dress it up a little.

  • Marysue
    May 18, 2016

    I enjoy all of your posts and even if a particular outfit is not my style I appreciate your look! Agree with the other comments that leaving a negative statement is about that person, not you. Makes me think of how people forget there is a real person on the other end of their device! Cute tshirt btw!

  • Mandy
    May 18, 2016

    You look great! Love this outfit! Looking good!

  • Crystal
    May 18, 2016

    All I can is that person must need glasses because you don’t look like you are anywhere near the age of 60 let alone 70. I love your posts, I look forward to them every day. You have inspired me to try and up my game while getting ready in the morning. I have worn jewelry that has been tucked away for years. Keep that pretty smile on that pretty face and think about the positive posts you receive on a daily basis. Have a great day Tania!

  • Yvonne
    May 18, 2016

    You have a great blog, a great sense of humour and a great attitude! I read it every morning with my cup of coffee. I’m one of your silent followers as I haven’t mastered typing on the tiny keypad of my tablet, but I’m at my computer now and can comment.

    Your style sense is wonderful – I love how you mix colours and patterns. And thank you for showing us more reasonably priced outfits that most of us could afford. Your blog is a breath of fresh air.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      That made me smile Yvonne. I have long nails, and so typing on the small devices is a challenge for me too.😜 Thanks for following, if it is mostly silent. Haha

  • Stacey
    May 18, 2016

    Tania, I adore your blog for the outfits and the ramblings. I’m a positive thinking person too. It’s not that hard to turn hard things in life around to a positive spin if you try and that’s how I prefer to look at hurdles in life.

    I think your outfits are perfect! You are showing real clothes for real people and your prices are affordable. Jeans and a cute tshirt is haute couture in my book. πŸ™‚

  • Debbie
    May 18, 2016

    There will always be some people who just can’t play nice. Ignore them and keep doing what you do. I love your ramblings and cute outfits. It starts the morning off on a fun way! The distressed jeans aren’t for me but look fine on you. Love the top! From another Debbie who hopefully isn’t a downerπŸ˜€

  • Mandy
    May 18, 2016

    LOVE this outfit!!! Those jeans are fantastic! I’m 63 years old and I think this is my favorite look on you!

  • Carri
    May 18, 2016

    Haha! I saw where you were going with this story. Would I wear these jeans? Probably not. But, you like them & they look cute on you. I have only been following you for a couple of months, but I have already learned a lot! I have worked in a medical practice for the past 22 years. Until 2 years ago, we always wore scrubs, but office policy changed and we now wear street clothes. I had no clothes to wear! I didn’t know how to dress! I had only worn jeans and t-shirts on the weekends. I have tried to put outfits together, and I haven’t done too badly, but I definitely need help. Especially when it comes to accessories. Thank you for your blog and your FB posts! I look forward to my “lesson” every day! And, BTW, how do you find the time to do this every day? I can barely drag my butt home at the end of the day and park myself in front of the TV for a couple of hours. You must be Super Woman! πŸ˜€

  • Brenda
    May 18, 2016

    I have been following your blog for awhile and never commented, however today i felt compelled to say that you are absolutely adorable!!! Love the look today but more importantly, love the positive attitude!!! Keep smiling and living by that “glass half full” attitude.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Thanks Brenda. I don’t usually let people get me down. I think the fact that it has been raining for a week straight is the problem. I am going to get up, take my shower, and go pick out a bright any sunny outfitπŸ˜€!!

  • Jan Harper
    May 18, 2016

    Girl, you just keep on doing it like you do. Unfortunately there are negative people in this world who we come across everyday. I used to be so sensitive if someone said something negative to me, now I just smile and say a prayer for them! Love your outfits and your posts!

  • Debbie
    May 18, 2016

    I “hang out” with your blog when I first sit down at the computer every morning. I love it! You inspire me to put things together in different ways and I love your look! I guess anytime you become a public person, you open yourself up. Thank you for hanging in there!

  • Bobbi Jones
    May 18, 2016

    I follow a few other bloggers but you hit my style perfectly! Love it! You look fabulous so keep on keepin’ on! You make my morning brighter! <3

  • Kelly Blair
    May 18, 2016

    Hello, Your outfit looks great and comphy, love the distressed jeans. For the record, you do not look 60 or 70; sounds like they were having a bad day. I am also a glass is half full kind of gal, I was called out on a scrapbooking site several years ago as be a Pollyanna. I had no idea what that was or even meant, so I had to google it. I guess if that was the worst name I am ever called I’m good to go πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely day!
    ~blessings,
    Kelly

  • Susan
    May 18, 2016

    I agree with everyone else. I look forward to seeing your smiling face each day. I have learned that people who make negative comments are usually just negative people. Or rude people. Either way, just don’t pay any attention to them! You are inspiring so many people to believe in themselves and look good!

  • Kathy Terry
    May 18, 2016

    I’m about to turn 60…bizarre…and still feel 30…I don’t plan on dressing any differently than I always have. I dress for my personality and body type. I guess I don’t look 60, but what does 60 look like? I guess me soon. Yikes…in Southern California…where youth and beauty and the Kardashians are revered.

    I love your spirit and your style! I hope you can purge the toxic negative comments out of your mind…but I know how hard it is to do that.

    You are wonderful.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      That is exactly how I feel. I know I am 56, but I still think of myself in my 30’s. I can’t for the life of me figure out how I have a son that is going to be 36 this year. Lol!

      • Mary S
        May 18, 2016

        I just turned 59, but (usually) I still feel like I’m no more than 30, either. Why shouldn’t we? Keep doing you, Tania!

  • kathypuetz
    May 18, 2016

    I don’t always love your outfits but they give me ideas I wouldn’t thought of and I love reading what you have to say. We don’t have to love everything, but we can give the nasty to ourselves. If they don’t like the blog move on. I admire what you do

  • Ruth Hamel
    May 18, 2016

    You crack me up with those jeans and this post. πŸ˜„ You wear them with confidence so keep it up. My husband would look at me like I was out of my pea-pickin’ mind if I wore those, but on you they work. Keep on, girl! My closet is all the better with your inspiration.

  • Kathryn
    May 18, 2016

    I’m so glad you did not let the comment of that negative person discourage you from blogging. I may never have found you and that would have been a tremendous loss for me. In my search for a site that would help me dress in a more mature (but not frumpy) way I found you and what a treasure its been. I just love your amazing sense of fashion but your blog is so much more. You have inspired and encouraged me on so many levels. Probably most importantly my walk with the Lord. Who would have thought a fashion site would have challenged me to reevaluate my relationship with God πŸ™‚ Keep on blogging Tania!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Thank you Kathryn! That means a lot to me. Big tears just welled up in my eyes. I am such a crybaby. πŸ˜‚

  • Julie from Michigan
    May 18, 2016

    So glad that you can respond to negativity in a positive way! I am a very sensitive person, and take everything to heart. My feelers get bent easily!(The Lord is working with me on this!!!) I worked for many years with the public, and one coping strategy in my training was “QTIP”…..quit taking it personally. That was not always easy to do, and although I ended up leaving my job because of health reasons, I found I could not let the daily rudeness and mean spirited people steal my joy,any more. I felt like I failed by not being able to let it roll off my back, but my women’s Bible study group assured me otherwise.I have been at home now for 3 years, and so much happier. It was definitely time to retire! Have a great day!πŸ™‚

  • Talia
    May 18, 2016

    I think you look great! You seem to have a natural ability to put together great outfits. And as far as the naysayers – whatever! I always think, “I don’t mind and you don’t matter!” I am so glad you didn’t let someones negativity stop you from blogging. I’ve derived a lot of inspiration from you. Wishing you a happy day!
    ps: I am always called Polyanna – I take it as a compliment!

  • Gayla
    May 18, 2016

    Remember the saying “that which does not kill us makes us stronger.” I have heard it several times throughout my life. People who are negative love company. Their hope is others will join in and say negative things as well and by getting others to follow they will feel better about themselves. Almost as if they have accomplished something by getting the negativity out of others. Ignoring that negative behavior will shut them down most times..not always.
    There is another saying as well…the best rise to the top. And that is just what you did. You rose above it. Stay strong…stay true…stay you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      I hadn’t thought about that Gayla. They are probably reading this, tickled pink with themselves, that I let it get to me. How silly of me. Lol!

    • marylcphillips
      May 18, 2016

      Yes, my cousin (a Catholic priest) always says, “Cream always rises to the top”. Isn’t that the truth! And Tania you are on the top of my favorite bloggers list

  • Tara Anne Dyer
    May 18, 2016

    My friends and I follow your blog every morning at work. (Don’t tell my boss) I get on and they gather around and say “What’s she wearing? What did she say?” We enjoy your photos and especially like your wise words showing a positive attitude and kind heart… I am 60 and I have found that most folks full of negativity and harsh words are suffering from something… God is always the answer… Loving one another is why we are put here in the first place. Carry on Tania… we love you !!!

  • Donna
    May 18, 2016

    I am 65 and love fun outfits. I have never followed a blog before, but I really enjoy your pictures and comments. Keep up the good work!

  • Vickie
    May 18, 2016

    We have a saying here in Texas for people like that ~ God love ’em! HaHa – I so enjoy you every day!

  • Barb Greer Kappler
    May 18, 2016

    I think I am a Debbie Downer, but never would criticize people’s appearance! Used to be the half full person, but with age the people around me had brought me down to their level! I have a new mantra to try now due to your blog – Be a fountain, not a drain!

  • Abby
    May 18, 2016

    That tee is so fun! I love the fun statement πŸ™‚

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Diane
    May 18, 2016

    I look forward to your blog every morning ! So glad that you have not allowed those negative comments to stop you from you being you .. Words to live by 😊 love the outfit today .. It’s so fun . Thank you once again for inspiring me to enjoy the ride !

  • Coco
    May 18, 2016

    That shirt…I love it! It’s so stinkin’ cut! Also, those shoes are adorable. Keep doing what you love. Sure, negative comments are hurtful, but there’s obviously something wrong with an individual who feels the need to say mean or derogatory statements. The Internet allows for people to hide behind a computer screen. My mantra: “Kill ’em with kindness!” Hang in there and continue to see the love, joy, and rainbows in everyone! Take care!

  • Suzy
    May 18, 2016

    I love the outfit…..it is hip and young and fun and I would wear it in a hot minute! (I am almost 52 by the way) – love your blog – the outfits and your stories….don’t change a thing! I just don’t understand negative people – I guess they just didn’t have enough love and encouragement growing up – bless their hearts! Have a great day!!

  • connie
    May 18, 2016

    I am also new to the blog. Your are absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you simply put things together. I’m thinking… hey, I can do that too. Perfect!

  • Sharon
    May 18, 2016

    I think you look “Young and Fab!!! Keep doing you!!!

  • Becky
    May 18, 2016

    You keep doing what you are doing!! Love is bigger than hate — and I love this blog!!!!!!! You are an absolute blast to follow every day- and God is using you to inspire many of us! Have a blessed day πŸ™‚

  • Anne
    May 18, 2016

    Tania-I want to tell you that I love your blog and it’s the first thing I look at in the morning, I have gained a little weight during menopause and was in a really depressed and frumpy state-but you and your outfits kicked me out of it!! Thank you for your ministry here! Also please delete the negative comments, why let others see them and be discouraged?.. Well I have “rambled” too long but wanted to let you know that we love your stories!!

  • Dawn
    May 18, 2016

    It’s too bad that people have to be nasty. I guess it makes them feel better. I guess, when you put yourself out there for people you have to expect some of them to be unpleasant. I am sorry though. Yours is the first blog I have ever followed, little own shared with other people. I do not love every outfit you wear for myself, but I enjoy that you always make the effort and I have enjoyed learning something about your life. My question is, if the person didn’t like your post why not just stop looking instead of taking the time to be hateful, but that logic would never work in a discussion with that particular person or someone like them. As a matter of fact, I could easily be hateful towards that person, but I’ll try to be better and just say that I am sorry their life is so empty that the most fun they can have is going around leaving unpleasant messages on peoples bolgs. On a totally different note, I very much like your outfit today and would wear it. I might like my pants a little less distressed, but that’s the only change I would make. I lOVE the shoes. So have a wonderful day and don’t let the Debbie Downers get you down.

  • Donna
    May 18, 2016

    I enjoy your blog but more importantly I enjoy you! You are my kind of girl! You keep up the great work.We have a lot in common. There are a lot of unhappy, negative people out there. Don’t let them bring you down.

  • Donna Nance
    May 18, 2016

    Too bad some people aren’t as tolerant and sweet as we are! ha! I wouldn’t dream of telling a person, stranger or friend, how bad or old they look. You know there is such a thing as reverse snobbery. Judging by all of your outfits I have pinned and in turn repinned, I would say you have a very good following. Adult life is kinda like high school all over again…there will always be the mean girls.

  • Jamie from Kentucky
    May 18, 2016

    Hey girl… Haters will be haters, you ( PLEASE ) keep on doing what you do , which is inspire and encourage. Being 50 or so in 2016 is new territory and we have to make things up as we go with just one true guide, God! I appreciate that you show us a wide range of options for styles. You style work, play, formal, sassy, conservative and Sunday best. Thank you.
    “Clothe yourselves with COMPASSION , KINDNESS , HUMILITY , GENTLENESS & PATIENCE….. ( Colassians3:12)

  • Susan Stancliff
    May 18, 2016

    I am so sorry you have to endure the rudeness. I love your blog and so very happy I found it. Your clothes are fabulous just like you! I also am so happy you shop at most of the stores I do. I bought my Marc Jacobs sandals at Amazon just because I fell in love with them on your blog! Keep up the good work Tania. You are a beautiful light in so many womens morning. Thank you for being you and sharing with us every day!

  • Jan
    May 18, 2016

    I enjoy your blog and totally relate to the remarks from your hubby–he sounds like my husband! I’m actually in my 60’s now, but my mind feels much younger & you inspire me to strive to live a younger attitude. Keep blogging! You make the day more fun.

  • Sandy Butler
    May 18, 2016

    I love your blog. I may not like all the styles because I am so conservative but you dress to please yourself which is so uplifting. You own the outfit no matter what it is and that makes it look terrific. I worry too much about what others think.

  • Tria
    May 18, 2016

    Tania, I love your blog! You are my go-to-gurl for inspiration on those days I just can’t get my creative juices together to make an outfit! I love everything you put together! And,…there will always be negative people in life. I am reminded of Nehemiah and building the wall around Jerusalem. The two guys who came to mock and ridicule Nehemiah didn’t get too far! Neither will negative ninnies who voice their criticism. Forgive them and pray for them! Don’t look for the approval of men, look to God for His approval. That’s the only opinion that matters!

  • Lorene
    May 18, 2016

    I always think you look cute ,in fact I get alit of inspiration from your style ,like the scotch tape leggings ,I really want those ,I have the top and a pair of red boots and black ones ,so I could do something similar ,and no you don’t look 60 or 70 .i think you look fantastic ,people are just mean sometimes ,usually from jealousy

  • Betty
    May 18, 2016

    To say such a remark to anyone is asinine. Sorry, but to me it’ s cruel and insipid. Some days I look older due to illness. What was the intention of such a comment?didnt like a particular outfit? – I could never blog. I would take things to heart. Letting it go is not a strong trait I have (but I wish I did!). Tania, happy birthday belatedly. Unable to get on line earlier. You’re a ray of sunshine & a blessing. And your casual looks are my personal faves. ON pixie pants are on their way to meπŸ‘–πŸ˜„

  • Sue W.
    May 18, 2016

    In the words of my daughter, you do you, boo boo. It’s taken me so long to get to the point where I put emphasis on what makes ME happy. After a lifetime of doing what makes others happy, I think I’ve earned that right. Do the outfits you put together put a smile on YOUR face? Do you like what YOU see when you look in the mirror? That’s all that matters. Turn a deaf ear (or close your eyes) to the negativity of others. That negativity really is their own personal insecurities coming out. I love coming to your blog, so keep up the fantastic work!

  • Indiananne
    May 18, 2016

    Cute outfit. Really like the shoulder bag and T-shirt. I’m personally not a torn jean person, but if they were frayed on the bottom I’d still wear them. I check each day to see your outfit and some I like and some not so much, but so is life. My view is a glass half-full too!

  • Sallie
    May 18, 2016

    You can tell by the 99.9% of your comments, that you’re on the right track! Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s appreciated. I’m in my late 60’s and recently was in Palm Springs. I bought a pair of distressed cropped jeans at Chicos and they can’t be wrong! I love wearing them and don’t feel that I’m too old. If I went out in public in a pair of short shorts and a halter top….then somebody, please throw a towel over my head LOL! Haters need their own blog where they can just insult each other. I prefer encouragement and funny stories. See you tomorrow at coffee time.

  • Jennifer Balonek VanRy
    May 18, 2016

    Just found this blog and even though I’m not QUITE to 50 yet, I LOVE IT! Love this outfit, you are so cute! And I love that you are REAL. Keep on, girl!

  • Glenda Brain
    May 18, 2016

    A great post. I agree with you. My hubby always tells me I believe in fair is fair. Because I am kind and fair I believe other people should be too. True it doesn’t always happen but that I try to let it be their problem. Keep up the post and the fashions. Real “gurl” fashions

  • Mel W.
    May 18, 2016

    I’ll be 46 this year and love your blog! I find that most negative people are truly so unhappy with themselves that is spills over onto everyone else. As for unsavory comments on your blog, the anonymity of the internet allows people to comment without thinking and judge a person’s character based on clothing and hairstyle. I simply have never understood why hateful comments about another person would make anyone feel good about themselves. Keep showing all of us “over 40’s” how to stay current and cute and not turn into our grandmothers from the 1950’s! Your blog is uplifting everyday. Keep up the good work you have started here.

  • dawn
    May 18, 2016

    Negative Nellies will always be out there….and I like to think of them…as constant reminders of how much better my life really is…. Without them spewing their negativity all over the place, I’d might forget that life in great. When I cross their paths, I am thankful to not have to live in their toxic world.

    dawn in sac

  • Edit Jeremias
    May 18, 2016

    I love your blog and you inspire me. You can’t please everybody so just keep posting. I look forward to seeing your outfits and reading about your thoughts. Thanks!

  • Sara
    May 18, 2016

    Who WANTS a fashion “expert”? Not me. At 54, I use you as my inspiration as a positive image of how life can be at this age. We can still enjoy fashion, at any age! And if that person thinks you look 60+ then they are delusional. Period. End of story. I don’t expect to love every outfit. It’s a creative process, and so individualistic. Hey, if we liked everything in our closet we wouldn’t have a reason to shop! It’s a dynamic, trial and error kind of thing. You give a fresh, energetic, optimistic image and it reflects your positive approach to life. Listen to US, the real people out here. The ones you’d actually want to share a cup of coffee with. When I see you wear something that “isn’t me”, I think: Well, maybe I could try something new, trendy, and fun. Even if it’s not exactly what you’ve chosen. Last night I bought (clearance rack at Kohl’s) a pair of skinny jeans with a slight floral pattern that are really dark so the pattern isn’t apparent until you’re looking close. Cute and fun and youthful! So just be here for us. We’re ever grateful to have a “real” inspiration.

  • Phyllis
    May 18, 2016

    I have been following your blog for a short time and I thoroughly enjoy it. Your sense of humor and style are spot on. I love the way you ad color to your outfits. Keep being you!

  • Nancy
    May 18, 2016

    I absolutely adore your blog and look forward to reading it each day! Do not ever let any negative comment make you feel down. People who are negative and express it openly to hurt someone have issues that you cannot control. Just smile and say thank you! You are so real and down to earth. And your outfits rock!

  • Debbie
    May 18, 2016

    You are just a breath of fresh air! Don’t ever change! I love your style and sense of humor! Thanks for all you do!

  • Candace Long
    May 18, 2016

    Love your posts! I have my own business and occasionally run up against Negative Ninny and try to move on as well! I’m 62 and dress for me! Lots of 40 somethings love my style, and I love that! I know it’s been said if you “if you wore a style in a previous decade, you shouldn’t wear it again”! And to that I say, rules are made to be broken! I wear what you love and makes you happy, well within reason I suppose! That being said I still don’t have any distressed jeans, but I will. Love the shirt too and the front tuck. Keep on doing what you love! Make a difference in someone’s life, be beautiful, and be blessed!

  • Loryl
    May 18, 2016

    If the number of positive comments aren’t a testament to your style , flair and faith I don’t know what is!
    We all LOVE your blog. Someone was having a really bad day with that hurtful comment. I’ve always been a happy person but almost forgot that 3 years ago when we had a “energy vampire” at work. Now that I’m retired and out of there I’m back to my old self and feel great. Don’t let one bad apple spoil the butch is what my Mom would say!

  • Lisa in Fort Worth
    May 18, 2016

    I too have extremely distressed jeans and no one likes them but me! I love them, perfect just like yours for a Sat. running errands. Negative people are so insecure, they boost themselves up by putting others down. Life’s too short for that garbage! Thanks for your fun sense of style!

    Lisa in Fort Wroth

  • Anita
    May 18, 2016

    Love your style & spirit! Stay true to yourself…I am a southern girl too! Just ❀️ You – keep blogging…you are a bright spot in my day! xox

  • Pat
    May 18, 2016

    Wow lots of comments today. I am 62. I like to look nice but don’t put enough time into it. The fashion magazines are no help. Too many ads and not practical. Since following you I am trying to add more color. Also I think it is really important as a woman ages and is working to be able to look put together and capable. Thanks for your help and inspiration.

  • Brandye
    May 18, 2016

    HAHAHA I love your distressed jeans. Funny thing about them…I bought a pair in ’84 (’85?). They were by Guess and cost around $70-$80 (actual, not adjusted for inflation). I L-O-V-E-D them. My very fashionable mother absolutely did not. Good thing I lived in the sorority house. I had considered myself too old for them now…you know, “if you wore it when it was ‘in’ before, you are too old for it now.” YOU inspired me to purchase a pair!!!! Mine are not quite as distressed as yours, but still. Chip (my DH) asked me if I paid full price for them. (Isn’t he just hilarious? The answer is no.) They were actually $45. So CHEAPER than the Guess ones from the ’80s! I just wish they were the same size as my Guess ones.

    Yes, I’m a glass-half-full person too. Just Saturday night at dinner, a dear friend commented that I “live in a flowers and rainbow world.” Exactly what is wrong with that? Her name is Debbie! Seriously, I cannot make this stuff up. She is fabulous, though. She’s 63, looks and acts 43. Love her!

  • Tania
    May 18, 2016

    Hey Tania, it’s Tania!!! 😊
    70!! My asperella!! You look awesome Tania. You have a nice sense of style and a cute figure that looks great in just about any outfit, lucky gurl!!!
    Keep your positivity going and believing in people because I’m just like that too and I’m glad for people like us (mic drop here) πŸ˜‰

  • Carla
    May 18, 2016

    I can’t tell you enough how much I love your blog! I have followed several but you are my ultimate favorite because you keep things real. You aren’t just a blogger you feel like a real friend. I look forward to your blog every morning and you always make me smile. Meeting you and going shopping at all your fun outlets is high on my bucket list! Keep up the good work & send a “bless your heart” to any naysayers – there are many, many people that love you!!

  • patty marker
    May 18, 2016

    We are very much alike in that way Tania. My husband says I live in a bubble and I will admit that I mostly do. I know enough of what’s happening in the world to pray but not so much of the details that I get sucked down by it. I enjoy your blog as a fellow 50 something fashion blogger and for the way you share. Keep them coming!

  • Judi Fortino
    May 18, 2016

    My new favorite saying is “Kindness is always an option!” I’m a glass half full gal too which means I find more happiness than if I were a glass half empty gal! There is so much negativity in the world that I made a promise to myself to not add more. Keeping kindness is always an option forefront in my mind has changed how I approach everything, everyday – while driving, while talking with someone who can be irritating, while listening to opinions I disagree with, while just living life! I do love your fashion (well the ripped jeans maybe not, but you look cute) but what keeps me reading your blog is your spirit, your faith & your love of life! Keep sharing that half full glass as it will always be replenished!

  • Robin Staley
    May 18, 2016

    I think you look very young not fifty. I love your hair cut so nice. Screw what people say!!!

  • Toni
    May 18, 2016

    I might not choose to wear every outfit you style, but I love reading what you are up to and about your life! These negative commenters need to try and do your job!! Keep doing what you are doing gurl! We love it and you!

  • Lisa C in Dallas
    May 18, 2016

    I think bloggers put themselves out there in ways that non-bloggers (me!) could never understand. With this publicity comes a sort of willingness to open yourself up to a type of criticism that the rest of us never experience. Having said that – rudeness is wrong. If you (as a blogger) write, “do you like these pants?” then obviously everyone’s not going to like them but then everyone doesn’t like red or blue or convertibles. As my mother says, “It’s not what you say but how you say it.” But if a commenter is just brutal about something – well, there’s no excuse for that and their comment should be approved but responded to as you – with grace and just a bit of “bless you”!

  • Gina D from McKinney
    May 18, 2016

    While everyone is free to speak their mind … everyone should keep in mind two things … 1) if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all and 2) do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. πŸ™‚

    I, personally, find your blog full of fun and honesty and inspiration. Don’t let anyone get you down.

    You are right in responding to harsh words with kindness. Sometimes people lash out because they themselves are going through something harsh and your kind words could be that one thing that gets them through it.

    God bless you!

  • Stacey
    May 18, 2016

    I love this! Don’t let the haters get you down you look marvelous!

  • Daphna
    May 18, 2016

    Ha ha you are right, I really don’t like this outfit very much, but I love your blog, your style most of the time, your humor and way of writing. Admiring you from across the ocean (I am in Europe). Keep writing and posting. Your posts bring a smile to my face every day, whether I like your outfits or not. Thank you!

  • Suzanne
    May 18, 2016

    I I always open your email at work. Ssshh don’t tell anyone. I can’t wait to see your outfit
    for the day! You have inspired me to be more adventurous in my everyday look. Not to adhere
    to so many rules and have a more positive fashion outlook which only inspires positive attitude in every day life.
    Good vibe for an old Cali (California) girl.

  • Jules
    May 18, 2016

    Luv u Tanya, and *&@%# the negative nellies! πŸ˜‰

  • Terri/HoustonLady
    May 18, 2016

    Hi Tania
    I look forward to reading your blog! My Mother also taught me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say then just don’t say anything at all! Thanks for all your fashion tips and inspiration 😊

  • Lana
    May 18, 2016

    I am fairly new to your blog and have enjoyed your different styles and comments, I may not always agree but I always enjoy a different view point….keep on blogging!

  • Sheree Ozier
    May 18, 2016

    Wow!!! It took me a minute to get down here so I could comment!!! Love you, and your outfits! Age….. Ha, you look Amazing!!! and BTW, I love being in a Tra La la world because we all Love each other there, and it’s fun and happy!!!
    The outfit today is really cute, I’m a stay at home G’Ma and always looking for cute casual ideas.
    You continue to inspire me!
    Thanks!

  • Joanie
    May 18, 2016

    I am slightly older than you, but not 60 yet. I LOVE your blog and enjoy reading it daily. Keep up the good work and keep dressing to inspire others.

  • Linda
    May 18, 2016

    I work in a high school and this past year was kicked off by a high energy, life loving guy who also happens to be our football coach. He reads inspirational, motivational books and he told us about “The Energy Bus”; it’s a great book about negativity being a life sucker. Since I’m the librarian I immediately ordered 5 copies and it’s been read by most of the faculty. I love looking at blogs and seeing what you gals are wearing. I kind of think it’s been a replacement for all the fashion mags I once read. Would I wear everything I see? No but I know fashion/ style is a personal preference. Keep posting and don’t let the negativity get to you. By the way, I picked up Draw the Circle 40 Day Prayer – thank you! – it was just what I needed!

  • Joanne Scantlevury
    May 18, 2016

    I,m fairly new to your blog, and now have my daughter and myself following your daughters as well. I love the fact that you look put together and stylish in every photo, and some things I wouldn’t wear, but I have borrowed many of your looks, and worked in in with what I have in my closet? Keep up the great work, and I look forward to reading your. Log every day.πŸ˜€

  • Cheryene
    May 18, 2016

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I’ve been following for about a month now and always look forward to your posts and what awesome outfit you’re wearing. Love your distressed denim and tee. Being an 80’s rocker I still wear distressed denim and tees even at 52 and probably always will. My mom still tells me she can patch them for me…HaHa!
    The person who left the negative comment must be going through some hard times or have a lot of pain in their life. I guess all we can do is wish them peace and happiness.

  • Mary
    May 18, 2016

    You are by far, my favorite blogger! (Not that that means anything) but, you are. You’ve helped me look at my closet in a whole new light. I love that you have “regular pieces” from “regular stores” and throw in a bit of thrift, whimsy, magic, style – your outfits are amazing, fun, & relatable. So are your stories. I appreciate everything you share. Copied you today, actually! Trying to send photo but not seeing the button 😜 (Denim dress with beige blazer) anyway…. Please keep doing what you do. You give lots of us great ideas & warm our hearts! sounds like someone is trying to fix them self by breaking others, which just doesn’t work.

    • Tania
      May 18, 2016

      Mary, you would be surprised how much this means. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort, and produces very little money. So believe me, the comments are what keeps me going😍

  • Karen S.
    May 18, 2016

    You look beautiful! I’m so glad that you blog!!! <3

  • Lynneferd
    May 18, 2016

    I enjoy your blog a lot! As someone else pointed out, you use color creatively. Your outfits are not boring. They get me thinking about what I could wear too. Do I wear shredded jeans? No, but I think they look cute on you! I also enjoy the humor and good feeling evident in your postings. So keep it up!!!

  • LISA
    May 18, 2016

    I started reading this, admiring your outfit, etc. then read about the comments. I was so infuriated that I had to reply at once and I usually never reply. Please ignore those – the first thing I notice is your smile. I have laughed at your commentary and enjoyed seeing what you wear – especially that it’s more from your closet and not another advertising blog. Please keep up the great work!

  • Kathy King
    May 18, 2016

    I like the laid back look. I don’t work, so I need comfy clothes options. I live in MIL’s house in the basement. It is chilly spring/fall, freezing in winter. It can even be chilly in summer. So I need to wear pants. But, the sweat pants are not always cute. Anytime your wear something comfy I pay attention to. The people who said you looked really old are probably 18 yrs old. They think all people are old. They will have a revelation when they are our age…lol

  • Janna
    May 18, 2016

    I love your blog and I think you are a beautiful and gracious woman. Thank you for inspiring women over 50. I believe in the power of combating negativity with a heavy dose of positivity! You go gurl!!!

  • Debbie
    May 18, 2016

    It seems I had to scroll forever just to comment, you have so many encouraging comments from your followers! Please keep your great attitude and your uplifting and great fashion blog! Reading your posts are very uplifting for me, from your humorous stories ( a few from your childhood which I related to, we are the same age and married same amount of years! ), and I love your clothing style and color combinations, and your Sunday posts of faith. Thank you Tania for all you do!

  • Renee
    May 18, 2016

    Great blog you have its always fun to read you are so easy and down to earth

  • Hilda
    May 19, 2016

    Keep on smiling Tania…..You can’t please everybody….πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž

  • Creal
    May 19, 2016

    Sometimes the only way people can feel good about themselves is to put others down. It’s sad and I feel sorry for them. If I’m ever feeling so bad about myself that I need to go online and post a negative comment to someone I’ve never even met, then just shoot me.

    Love the cute shoes. Perfect outfit for bee bopping around town!

  • Crystel
    May 19, 2016

    When I encounter negativity, my first thought is, they need God in their lives, and they need someone to pray for them. So I pray for them. This takes the dark cloud away that hangs over my head when people are mean. When people act poorly, they must have something bad going on in their lives. Try to remember this and show compassion for these people.

  • Gina Samia
    May 19, 2016

    I love your t-shirt, and this post! It seems that there is always someone out there that wants to say something hurtful. It is just as easy to just say nothing. I am guilty of speaking my mind, so anyone that knows me knows not to ask for my opinion if they don’t really want it. LOL I am also guilty of always wearing black, and it has nothing to do with my age, even though I am older . I try to “like” the same piece of clothing in a “color”, but a new, crisp black top or pants will always win out with me. I like color on others, and I will occasionally wear something other than black when I head out to the gym in the mornings. .I even have a pair of blue workout capri pants. Nonetheless, I think you have an amazing style and sense of fashion. You are beautiful and quite the fashionista. I hope you have a great day. πŸ™‚

  • grammygoodwill
    May 19, 2016

    I read this post after reading today’s post about your sister – which I loved, by the way. Then I wondered what on earth you were talking about. I read your blog every day so I skipped over here to see what the brouhaha was. Guess what? I’m one of your readers who skipped this one as soon as I saw the distressed jeans. Hehehe. As I read the post today, I immediately picked up on the irony of wearing something that some people (like me) wouldn’t like as you wrote about negativity. That made me giggle. As a big Pollyanna person, I just “shake it off”. (Now I have that in my head.)
    Funny story about distressed jeans: When my son (who is now almost 38) was in middle school, he came down dressed for school in a pair of jeans with a rip across the knees. He was so happy that had finally happened to them. I told him to take them off and he wouldn’t, so I leaned over and ripped the jeans the rest of the way. It was not my finest mommy moment. (I recently told him that was one of my big parenting regrets. Guess what? He didn’t even remember it.)
    Keep wearing what you like. We all enjoy seeing your outfits.

  • Teresa McMillan
    May 19, 2016

    I usually check your blog first thing in the morning but for some reason I missed this post. After reading today’s post I had to read these comments. I love to see your smiling face every morning! You give me inspiration to put bright colors together and not wear black, black and black. Yesterday I wore a white cotton shirt, olive cotton pants, a denim jacket and a multi layered red necklace and red shoes. Although the distressed jeans are not my thing, I enjoy seeing different looks. Keep up the good work!

  • Melanie
    May 19, 2016

    Tania! Love you and love your blog. I’m turning 50 in a week and found you earlier in the year because I was in a rut . Wearing black with jeans and sandals all the time and just didn’t know where to go from there! I love trendy but am nervous to try it! But following you has given me confidence to try new things and I’m loving it! Sonetimes I try something and would love your opinion! Haha! Your writing is fun to read and makes us feel like we are friends. Don’t change anything ! I look forward do reading your post everyday and can’t wait to see what you are wearing!! I too have become obsessed wth the pixie pants from old navy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • kayandstarcreations
    May 19, 2016

    i love your blog – I found it because of the fashion but I read it everyday (or other) because of your words and outlook on life. I love how you have fun and are so real. Keep it up – we all need positive people.

  • LIZLA EMERICK
    May 19, 2016

    I love your blog! I found you while looking for fashion for women over 40. I’m 51 and although I love a lot of the fashion trends today for younger women, I’m looking for fashion ideas for women that in their 40’s and 50’s. I’m a SAHM with young children. I’ve felt in a rut for years and your blog has inspired me. As we age our bodies change and instead of hiding in big baggy cloths, I want to learn how to accentuate the positives. Your fashion choices are so inspiring. I love your choices especially these jeans. You look so hip and still very classy! Thank you for being transparent and sharing your stories!

  • Lora
    May 19, 2016

    I’m brand new to your blog, just found it today. I am 53 years old, wife, mother, and grandmother; I love what you have on! I love the distressed jeans and tee! I’m a stay it home mom (still) with a 2nd grade son and 2nd grade granddaughter. I’m always looking for a fun, current and comfy outfit. Thanks for your blog…I’m now a follower!!

    • Tania
      May 20, 2016

      Thanks Lora! I am so glad you are a follower!!!

  • Joy
    May 20, 2016

    I enjoy your posts so much and love to see your colorful, cute outfits. It’s hard to understand why anyone would be mean and negative towards you. Keep up the good work!

  • Kim
    May 22, 2016

    Hi there I live in Canada and I have been following you for about a month now. I love your blog. I love seeing what you are wearing as I just turned 50 last summer and recently lost 80 pounds. You have been showing me how to put outfits together I would have never thought too. We do not have all the same stores here however I will be checking out a few of them when I go to the states again. Keep doing what your doing and do not worry about the negative people who are obviously unhappy. Your are beautiful and do not look 50!!! Keep up the fabulous blog!!!!

  • BPH
    May 23, 2016

    Hi, I’m new to your blog so I’m going back and reading thru a few old ones and saw this. It is unfortunate people are mean. I like one of the above comments about “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” I completely agree and my mother told me the same and I share that with my children. Your outfits are adorable. So keep blogging and enjoy it!! I am!! Thanks!!

  • Pam
    June 4, 2016

    While visiting my daughter at college, I noticed I didn’t quite look like the other moms. I arrived wearing ripped jeans, and t shirt. I instantly regretted my choice in outfits and hoped I didn’t embarrass my daughter. After talking to my husband and reading your blog, I’m feeling much secure. My daughter has always told me she loves my sense of fashion. I love your sense of style, texture and colors you select. Keep blogging and I’ll keep reading.

  • Melesa Garrison
    July 7, 2017

    I know this is an old post, but you look so cute and comfy. I love these jeans on you and who gives a rip (pun intended) what sour people think and spit out of their mouths? The sad thing is, I do ;-( Harsh words tend to stick to me, but I think with age, I’m getting better about just being me! You Go Gurl…I’m a southern Texan gurl that lives in an Oklahoma world πŸ™‚

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