HOW TO KEEP LOOKING YOUR BEST

Friday, May 27, 2016

50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestBefore I give you tips on looking your best, I want to give you a tip on winning some Plunder jewelry. Today I am hosting a FaceBook giveaway!!! To enter, you must 1. Like my FaceBook page. 2. Leave a comment on the FaceBook giveaway page about what your favorite thing is about 50 Is Not Old. (fashion, hair, stories, giveaways, faith inspiration, etc) and finally, 3. SHARE the FaceBook post. That’s it. Next Wednesday on my blog post I will announce the winner. Start picking out your Plunder items you would want.

Let’s face it ladies, we are all aging. I don’t care if you’re twenty and reading this, you are still aging. There are days when I feel like I still look good, and then there are days when I feel like I look like I got ran over by a Mack truck. Lol! So, here are a few tips on how to keep looking your best.
50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your Best

FASHION

You should have known I would talk about fashion first thing. Fashion is what you see when you look in the mirror. It is what other people see when you go to work, the bank, or just running into Wal-Mart. PLEASE tell me you don’t wear your pajama’s to Wal-Mart. Haha  If you “feel” like you look good, then it shows in your face, and in the way you carry yourself. Confidence is a wonderful fashion statement. If you are putting on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, then add some bling with your jewelry. Or, another way to dress up jeans and a t-shirt would be heels, or a pretty scarf, or even a jacket. It is not a lot more trouble to feel “put together.” It usually only means adding one extra item to your outfit.

DIET

I am not talking about that four letter word, the one that means to cut back on your intake of calories. I am talking about the food you put in your mouth. How many of you have ever heard, “You are what you eat?” I don’t know about you, but I am not much into thinking I look like a pig or a cow. Of course, looking like an apple or an orange is not better. Lol! Maybe the saying refers to the vitamins and mineral that we eat. I “know” that eating junk not only makes me gain weight, it makes me feel bad. Sugar is bad for your skin, adds unwanted pounds, and causes all kind of health issues. Drinking your sugar intake is not a good choice either. How about instead, we opt for water to drink, and go ahead and eat that apple. Your skin will thank you for it.

SKIN CARE

While we are on the subject of skincare, let’s talk. How many of you take good care of your skin? Do you take your makeup off nightly? Do you regularly use sunscreen? Do you have a really good moisturizer that you put on twice a day? Well, me neither. I thank the good Lord that I have been blessed with somewhat good skin, because I have never done anything to help preserve it. In the spirit of “confession is good for your soul,” I confess now that I am guilt of not taking off my makeup. I am guilty of laying in the sun and even suntan beds. I have no idea why I don’t look worse than I do.

It’s not that I haven’t tried to get in the habit of washing my face every night. Even in my teen years, I had a best friend who washed her faced constantly. She was fanatical about her cleaning regime, but she had horrible acne. I, on the other hand, hardly ever had a break-out. I think in my mind, I associated her lack of oils on her face for the breakouts. I know, that makes no sense. After I became an adult, I stopped laying in the sun without sunscreen, but then I started laying in a tanning bed. After all, those were supposed to be alright for your skin. I should have known better! I have purchased the entire line of facial routine from BeautiControl and from Mary Kay. The problem was, after I used the products for about three weeks, I would stop. I did not see any changes in my skin.

Fast forward to three months ago. I had been wanting to try Rodan and Fields for some time. I had seen great reviews from some of my friends on FaceBook, and I even saw where Jo-Lynne Shane had signed up to be a consultant. Still, I hesitated. I knew from my past record what would happen. I would buy everything and then just stop using the product. Finally, looking in the mirror one day at the age spots on my face, I decided to give it a try. I can live with age spots on my legs, on my arms, and on my chest, but I HATED them on my face. So I bought the REVERSE regimen. It was not cheap at $179.00, but I thought that I was worth it. Lol!

The regimen is supposed to last for at least two months, you use a very small amount of product. However, mine has lasted right at three months, I did miss a night or two. Here’s the thing, one of my age spots is completely GONE. Two more are really light, and you don’t even notice them, even without my makeup. I couldn’t believe that it worked. I also got to noticing that the furrow between my eyes was not as noticeable, and the lines on each side of my lips was also better. I usually use concealer in that area to lighten the spot, so that it doesn’t show the deep shadows, but I haven’t had to do that lately. I was going to buy another round of the product, but there were a couple other products that I wanted to try. I did the math, and decided to sign up as a consultant. I am not going to try to sell the products on FaceBook, or really any way at all. I just signed up to be able to get the products at cost. Yes, there is a discount. I’m not even trying to talk you gurls into buying anything, I am just excited at MY results and wanted to share them with you.

BUT, if you want to try one of the regimen’s, either RERVERSE, REDEFINE, UNBLEMISH, OR SOOTHE, order from me and I will gift you a 20.00 gift card just for trying. You can look at their entire line here. If you like what you see and would like to sign up yourself as a consultant, you can do that here. AND, I will gift you a $50.00 gift card if you sign up under me. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestThis outfit is what I am talking about when I said taking something simple, and upping your game with accessories. I have taken a simple navy top, a pair of white linen pants, and turned that look into spectacular, just by adding a scarf. In this post, I showed you how to turn a scarf into a vest. I folded the scarf in the very same way, but instead of putting my arms through the opening, I kept the two openings together and stuck my head through. I love the sophisticated drape of the scarf.

Scarf: Polka Dots | Stripes | Sopia Stripe50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestThis is the very same outfit, but I chose a necklace instead. This is still a pretty dressy look, but the necklace gives it a more casual vibe. The necklace and bracelet are new. I just got it in the mail yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to wear them. It is Capri three-row convertible necklace  and the capri statement cuff by Chloe & Isabel. Wouldn’t you know my luck; today I opened my email and see that Chloe & Isabel is having a Memorial Day sale through this weekend. Buy two items, and get a third item of equal or lesser value, for FREE! If you have ever wondered about trying out this line of jewelry, now is the time. Be sure to type Tania Stephens (me) in the Find A Merchandiser slot.
50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestHere is an up-close pic of the necklace and cuff. I think this set has become my new favorite C&I item. This also gives you a better idea of the top. It is a soft rayon material that has two layers. The bottom layer feels like a t-shirt with the top polka dot layer being a sheer netting. Because it is form fitting (without being too tight) I got several compliments saying it looked like I had lost weight. No, I haven’t. That is what a form fitting top will do for you.

Navy Top: Lace Detail | Peplum style | Cold Shoulder Plus50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestThis pair of linen pants was one that I bought last year at Old Navy. I wore these constantly last year. I wore them to work, and I also wore them as a bathing suit coverup when we went to the beach. I liked them so much, I bought a couple more pairs this year. I decided to throw in a little color in the outfit with the yellow espadrilles and purse. The yellow espadrilles are an old pair by Michael Kors, and the yellow purse is one that the girls at work bought me for my birthday two years ago.

White Linen Pants: Old Navy | Old Navy Plus

Yellow Espadrilles: Style & Co | Franco Sparto | Anne Klein

Yellow Purse: Polo | Dooney & Bourke50 Is Not Old | Tips For Looking Your BestI know this was a really L O N G post, I hope you made it all the way to the end. Lol! Don’t forget to go to my FaceBook page to enter the Plunder $30.00 giveaway.

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43 Responses
  • Nadine
    May 27, 2016

    Love the Outfit , Your hair always oils amazing….look forward to every post🌸🌼

  • Robin
    May 27, 2016

    Great post about eating healthy, feeling healthy and looking healthy. I too am at the point where I want to try R&F, but it does seem expensive. Their product Proactive worked great for my teens. I live at the beach in VA. It was 90 degrees here today….how long do you wear a 3/4 length sleeve or light sweater into the summer? Thanks I read you & your daughter daily 😀

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      If you have any questions about R&F, just let me know. If you want to try a more inexpensive product to try them out, I suggest the eye cream or the lip serum. If you like the results from those, then you might want to try a whole regime. I can wear 3/4 sleeves and sweaters because I freeze. Plus, we were still having a cool spell when I wore this on Monday. Thanks for following!😀

  • Nadine
    May 27, 2016

    Sorry Always looks…crazy auto correct

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      😆

  • Lynn
    May 27, 2016

    This is a great post. What you haven’t mentioned is good grooming. It’s so obvious, but often I see women, whose hair needs a wash or a comb, nails are bitten and chewed, no makeup, dirty shoes, unironed clothing etc. these things also make a big difference and cost little

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      You are so right Lynn. I take for granted that everyone has good grooming skills. I guess I just figured that if they cared enough to look at my blog, then they cared enough to take care of themselves. You should never assume. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  • Alison
    May 27, 2016

    Love today’s post. Such an interesting read! I appreciate your honesty regarding skin products. I’ll definitely check out Rodan and Fields products. I agree with above post, good grooming is extremely important, especially in our age group. Scarves are amazing, aren’t they? And they are so inexpensive 😍

  • nancy
    May 27, 2016

    Great post as Always. Fancy Friday linkup party is on! Are you joining me?
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      Why, yes I am! Thanks for the reminder! Haha I need to start making a daily list of ladies to join. That way I won’t forget.

  • Karen Wood
    May 27, 2016

    Love the outfit. Love your posts everyday. They are the first thing I look at in the morning and I love that you are from Grundy as my husband’s family is from that area. Just one of my favorite things about your posts.

  • Lisa
    May 27, 2016

    I love the navy top! I’m assuming it’s not available since you listed similar items. Really enjoy your blog!

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      I couldn’t find it online. I purchased mine at Ross. If you have one of those, you might try to see if they still have one.

  • hinesley7
    May 27, 2016

    Navy, white and yellow. So awesome.So Tania! Beautiful. I will be stealing.

  • Mary Ann
    May 27, 2016

    Love the navy and white and the pop of color. Great outfit for anyone. I also would like to add that every woman should dress from the inside out. That means, go ahead and wear a pretty pair of panties and matching bra, while no one sees that, it will make you feel so pretty and that will be seen on the outside.

  • Lori
    May 27, 2016

    Love this outfit!!

  • Karen
    May 27, 2016

    Love your blog. What color is your nail polish?

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      It is black.

  • LISA
    May 27, 2016

    Hi Tania,

    I love this look. Very sleek and stylish. May I ask your sizes? I hesitate because we ladies don’t ask age, weight or sizes, so please excuse me if this is rude. Our Ross here never has anything, but I continually hear others rave about their stores.

    Have a great weekend,
    Lisa

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      Don’t worry Lisa, I tell my size all the time. I wear a size 10 in pants and will usually pick a large in a top. I am 5’6″ tall, and I will weigh between 150-160 at any given time. I how this helps😉

  • Lori Johnson
    May 27, 2016

    The first thing I LOVE about your blog is the name! I turned 50 in January & hey…..50 IS NOT OLD!!!!! IT’S JUST A NUMBER 😉 You are beautiful & I LOVE reading your blog

  • Stacey
    May 27, 2016

    Love this outfit on you!! You gave such good advice today. At 52, I’m also trying to be much more conscientious about diet, exercise, and skincare. It’s a shame that when we are younger we don’t think any issues will ever pop up but they do….sneaky little skin spots that have to be removed remind you to use that sunscreen. Off to your Facebook page now. 🙂

  • Jo-Lynne Shane
    May 27, 2016

    Another Rodan & Fields convert! WOOT! 🙂 Love these colors together too. You look lovely.

  • Nora
    May 27, 2016

    Love all the outfits!!! love your style!!!

  • Lori
    May 27, 2016

    Tania, I’m interested in ordering some Rodan and Fields. Can I email you directly?? BTW, I really liked your post and such pretty colors!

  • Wanda B
    May 27, 2016

    Love the scarf! Pulls it all together! I am like you and sometimes fall into bed without washing my face,but my daughter is a RF rep and got me started on their products! Been using for about 6 months and can really tell the difference! People think I’m 10 years younger than my 67 years! Love starting my day with your blog!

  • Kathe
    May 27, 2016

    Gorgeous outfits in navy! Thanks for disclosing your size too, you have such a great way of making me feel good about being over 50! You’re right, age is an attitude, and I’m pledging to keep mine young!

  • Pamela Barnes
    May 27, 2016

    I so enjoy your style! I love your daily posts. Keep them coming!!

  • Lynn
    May 27, 2016

    I love this outfit, especially with the scarf! Such a great accessory. When I was younger I rarely missed a night removing my makeup but now I have to admit I am not nearly as good at it. My daughter was horrified that I didn’t remove my makeup regularly because I had drilled it into her that she MUST do that every night!! LOL I need to be better at it. I have used the same skin care line since 1981 and I love it! I am 65 and really enjoy your blog 🙂

  • grammygoodwill
    May 27, 2016

    I absolutely love this outfit! That scarf just makes it. As I scrolled, I was surprised – in a good way – by the pops of color with your purse and shoes. I always enjoy your outfits, but this will be a favorite of mine.

  • nancy
    May 27, 2016

    Thank you for linking up with Fancy Friday!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

  • Joanne
    May 27, 2016

    This is one of the prettiest outfits you have worn. Love it! And…you do look thin!!

    • Tania
      May 27, 2016

      Thanks Joanne!

  • Sandy Fawn Warzin
    May 27, 2016

    Thank you for your Blog. I look forward to your tips every day. I also like the fact that you give us info on where to purchase. You look great and you remind me to up my game.

  • Crystal
    May 27, 2016

    I love, love, love this outfit. Navy and white such a classic look. The scarf is beautiful. Have a great weekend and a safe weekend Tania.

  • Teresa
    May 27, 2016

    Hi Tania, I’m stopping by as another “Between the LInes” blogger! I love your outfits! I think the scarf is my favorite. Teresa

  • Empy
    May 28, 2016

    I’m new to your blog, but I love it, I look forward to you fashion, and your motivational suggestion.

  • Deb Mussmann
    May 28, 2016

    I look forward to your blog first thing every morning. It makes my day. I enjoy see the clothes. It makes me aware of what I should be wearing. I also love your fun personality.

  • Margaret Martin
    May 30, 2016

    I don’t know exactly when I started following you, but I really love your style. I have wanted to try R + F but the cost always held me back. My age spots on my face are bothering me so much lately. Can you tell me more about the Reverse regimen? Should I email you?

    • Tania
      May 30, 2016

      I bought the Reverse regimen and it comes in a 4 part series. Step 1 is a exfoliating scrub, Step 2 is a toner, Step 3 is retinol and vitamin c, and then step 4 is a spf 50 sunscreen. They start you on a limited basis for week 1, increase it in week 2, and week 3, to get you to using the product on week 4 every morning and every night. I honestly didn’t think it would work, but it did. I became a distributor just so I can get my product at cost. If you have any other questions, just email me.

  • Joi
    June 3, 2016

    I just started reading your blog. I can tell right away I am going to love it!

  • Rory
    February 15, 2017

    2-17 This is your BEST outfit!

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