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HOW TO DRESS FOR A LUNCHEON

50 Is Not Old | LuncheonDo you ever have to attend luncheons? I envision ladies attending tea’s in the 1950’s, all dressed in their finest. I would have loved to have been apart of that generation. I love all the fancy little dresses, the gloves, and the hats. I could just picture me attending little luncheons and tea’s, even though I have NEVER heard my mom mention any of those things. She was probably too young, she would have still been in school in the 50’s, but I never heard my grandmother mention anything like that either. 

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WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO BE ELEGANT

50 Is Not Old | Cashmere WrapThere are a lot of reasons that I like going to a woman’s club convention, but I am going to tell you one of my favorites. I get to dress up. Pure and simple, I like getting to dress up. Not dress up like going to work or church, but dress up like I am going out on a date. That is not something Joe and I do often, and when we do, Grundy does not offer a lot of dressing up opportunities.

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WHITE ON WHITE

50 Is Not Old | White On WhiteSo what is the first thing you see when you look at this photo? It is the beautiful tile mural? Is it my layered necklaces? Is it my cool shoes? Or, are you like me, and the first thing you see is the keys that I have forgot to take off my purse? I have told you before, how I use a carabiner to keep up with my keys. I would like to say this is the first time that I have forgotten to take my keys off my purse before a photo shoot, but you gurls know better. Haha

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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

50 Is Not Old | Women Helping WomenWomen helping women. I have been at a woman’s club convention this past few days, and the central theme that surrounds me, is “Women helping Women.” It is so wonderful to be surrounded by 200 women who are all rooting for you, who are all willing to lend a helping hand, and who are all dedicated to serving their communities. It is wonderful to see women encouraging other women to step outside their comfort zone and take on leadership responsibilities. I have heard many comments throughout the convention, (yes I was eavesdropping) about how nice someone looks, how nice their hair style was, how their report was outstanding, how beautiful their singing voice was, or how organized and efficient someone was. You should have seen, the recipient of those comments, eyes light up.

Our words can make a profound and lasting impression on someone. Our actions, toward someone who is struggling, can be the turning point in their lives. Too often women are guilty of petty squabbles. We often let jealously, or spite, get in our way of reaching out to someone.

This next week, lets make a difference to someone. Try telling someone how important they are to you, and that you are so glad to call them your friend. Give compliments freely, and give out words of encouragement.

I will leave you with these words by Maya Angelou:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Have a blessed Sunday.

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GRUNDY BLUE AND GOLD

50 Is Not Old | Grundy Blue and GoldI am now experiencing a fashion bloggers nightmare, where to take pictures while traveling. I am still fairly new to the whole blogging thing, and I am not comfortable dragging my tripod out into public to take my picture. I had thought I would slip outside, maybe around the corner of the building, and take some pictures and no one would be the wiser. Unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated for that to happen. Not only is the temperature in the 50’s, it has been pouring rain since I arrived. Well just great!!! That was sarcasm in case you missed it. Lol!

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KIMONO WITH FRINGE

50 IS NOT OLD | KIMONO WITH FRINGEGood morning everyone from the wonderful city of Williamsburg, Virginia. I got to do a little exploring last night, and it was so nice to see all the old architecture and cobblestoned streets. I even went to a WalMart, looking for wrapping paper, and it’s building was in the colonial style. It was really different and very nice. I wish I had taken a picture for all of you.

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THE SECOND GO AROUND – AN OUTFIT DO-OVER

50 Is Not Old | Outfit Do-OverI have finally arrived in Williamsburg after a 7 hour trip. It was beautiful scenery driving here, and the company was fun. I can’t believe how cold it has gotten though, they are even calling for possible snow on Saturday at home. After I left the house this morning and had picked up Ginger, I swung back by the house to go pick up a coat. I hadn’t even packed one because it had been so warm yesterday. That is how Virginia weather is, it can have a 30 degree or more swing in one day’s time.

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WHAT IS A FRAZZLE AND WHY IS IT WORN OUT

50 Is Not Old | What is a FrazzleA saying I use all the time is, “I am worn to a frazzle.” I have really been saying that this week. I am still recovering from having company for several days, a fashion show on Saturday, and party Saturday night. And now I am preparing to leave very early Wednesday morning and not return home till late Sunday night.

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MOTHER’S DAY FLORAL AND AGELESS STYLE LINK-UP

50 Is Not Old | Mothers Day Floral Ageless Style Link-upToday is a first for me. I am going to be a Co-Host for a 40+ Link-up with eight other gorgeous ladies. We will be linking-up on the first Tuesday of every month. Today’s theme is Mother’s Day. This is a perfect theme for me today, since my mother just visited with me for a few days. She drove in from Tennessee, with her friend Donna, to put on a vintage fashion show for our woman’s club as a fundraiser event.

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ALL THINGS PURPLE

50 IS Not Old | All Things PurpleToday I am dressing in purple as a very small tribute to Prince. In the 80’s I loved to sing and dance to his music. I was working in an accounting office with another girl my age, and we thought Prince was wonderful. Party like it’s 1999 was one of our favorite songs, followed by Little Red Corvette and Delirious. When the movie Purple Rain came out, we of course had to attend. I don’t really remember a lot about the movie, I think I just went to listen to the music. Purple Rain soon became a favorite, along with When Doves Cry.

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