50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHEROatmeal. That is the first thing I thought of, when I looked at this picture. One of my children, and I can’t remember which, used to call oatmeal, mitt meal. It is a shame that your memory starts to go as you get older. It never fails, that the things you would like to remember, you forget. And, of course the things you want to forget, you always remember.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERJoe was sitting here last week, and out of the clear blue, he says, “I can still remember my phone number when I lived in Cookeville. Do you remember it?” I took a stab at it, and had the general numbers, but it was in the wrong order. We both lived in Cookeville, TN before we got married. That has been over 30 years ago, and he can still remember his old telephone number.  Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERBack to my oatmeal outfit. This top was purchased last year at a street festival. There was a lady set up there that had started an online boutique, so she brought some of her inventory and sold it there. I wore this top last year (here), and I wore it over a long sleeve shirt. This time, I thought I would wear the short sleeve version, but it is a very thin top, so I have on a nude camisole underneath. The top is by Umgee, but I didn’t see anything similar online. These are the best I could do, sorry.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERI tried to style two different types of jewelry everyday, but it was too hard. I barely have time to find what I want to wear, much less look for two things. Haha What I will try to do, is mix in some different items. Like today, I have on my beautiful brown beaded tassel (c/o) from Kay & Star. Here is where I wore it last. I love this necklace, it is extra long and has an oversized tassel. Be sure to look over their items, they are unique and always very well made. Their prices are very affordable as well. Also, be sure to check out the little momma-to-be that is modeling some of the jewelry, her belly is just starting to be noticeable. Lol!

You have seen me wear these bangles a lot, I like having the huge stack. I didn’t order them all at once, only two or three per month, but I think I only like one more having them all. The problem is, I don’t know which one I still need. (Bobby, Frances, Halsey, Liza, Monica, Odette, Skye)

The shorter necklace I have on says, Rise and Shine. Since I am not really a morning person, it must mean something else for me. I am going with, Let Your Light Shine. Basically the same thing. Hahaha50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERThese Rocket Dog loafers are made to look like they are 10 years old. When I bought them, they looked just like this, raggedy and worn looking. These just slip on, and you’re out the door, a very easy pair to wear. I like the canvas material, and this color is perfect with almost anything.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHEREverybody needs at least one pair of black pants. I have probably 3 or 4, because you have to have a skinny pair, an ankle pair, one that is a dress pair, and one that doesn’t fit anymore but I refuse to part with it. lol! These are by Old Navy, big surprise, and they have just enough stretch it them to make them comfortable.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERThis top is made a little strange. It has batwing sleeves, but since the sleeves are short, it just makes me look like a linebacker when I put my hands on my hips. Joe better not mess with me today, I think I could take him. Haha50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR BLACK AND BROWN TOGETHERWell gurls, it’s been fun today. I hope this post actually posts when it is scheduled. I have been having issues with them not posting like they are supposed to. Be sure to check out all the ladies who will be joining me today on Wednesday’s Wardrobe Link-Up.

I forgot to tell you how to order Plunder from me. I am offering all of you some savings if you are in the market for some new Plunder jewelry. I am going to be offering 10% off any order that totals 50.00 or more. I wish there was a way for this to happen at checkout, and maybe there will be a way when the new software comes out. Until then, here is what I will do. Place your order (go to www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens), email me with you order number, and I will send you the 10%, either by Paypal or by check.

I wanted to remind everyone, that the Rodan and Fields Redefine AMP It Up special will end on the 30th. This is a wonderful deal, with over 600.00 in products for only 297.00. If you read the post regarding Rodan and Fields on Monday, then you know I am loving the AMP roller that I just got last week. You also know that Rodan and Fields is running a special on the Redefine and AMP It Up, with a FREE box of Acute Care. But, here is another incentive to try Rodan and Fields, from ME. Anyone who signs up between now and 09-30-16 as a Preferred Customer and purchases either the Redefine AMP It Up Special or the Reverse AMP It Up Special, then “I” will give to you for FREE your choice of either the ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer, OR the REDEFINE Eye Cloths. To look at the Rodan and Fields website through me, go to:

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AND, here is one more deal for you, then I will shut up. If you sign up as a Rodan and Fields consultant with one of the product packages, (395.00, 695.00, or 995.00) I will send you a 50.00 Amazon gift card. You would receive TWO full regimens, plus 50.00 from me. Of course, if you have no wrinkles and have perfectly smooth skin, then you won’t need any of these products. Email me if you would like more details: fiftyisnotold.com

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    • Tania Reply

      Thanks Rena. I am so glad you are linking up with me today!

  1. I can still remember my grandparents phonenumber from when I was a Kid! I used to call them often. Great accesories! Thank you for hosting!

    • Tania Reply

      Now that you mention that Nancy, I can still remember both of my grandparents phone number too! 💕

    • Tania Reply

      I wouldn’t say it is one of my favorites, but I like it. Lol!

    • Tania Reply

      I think I like the black and brown combination so much, because of Beckley and Lucy Lu, my Yorkies. 😀

  2. I also say I look like a linebacker a lot! not necessarily because of batwing sleeves but because of how I am built! my arms and shoulders are bigger than my husbands and that’s not anything for me to brag about because it’s not all muscle if you know what I mean! I love this outfit! it is simple, because it doesn’t have a whole lot going on but your accessories make it!!! and once again I am in love with your hair!! have a great day Tania

    • Tania Reply

      I have seen your photos, Amy, and you never look like a linebacker. Lol! The hair has under gone a slight change since this photo, I just haven’t put it on the blog yet.

  3. Sally Bauman Reply

    I remember my first phone number as a child and a couple since then…like the oatmeal & black together….what happened to your left hand nails??? Looks like it hurt!

  4. robjodiefilogomo Reply

    I don’t mind black & brown together, but I’d probably have to insert a little color somewhere—I know it’s an addiction and I should try to tame it down somehow…

  5. Melesa Garrison Reply

    I remember my phone # growing up and my best friend’s phone # was only one # off. Mine was 235- 8095 and hers was 235-8096. I can say bc neither of us have that # and no area code, How cool is that? You look cute as a button today, as usual. Have a Blessed Day!

    • Tania Reply

      That’s funny. Our phone number at work is one number off from the health department. We get some crazy calls. 😆

  6. I can remember my phone numbers from way back. Just don’t ask me about anyone’s current phone number, as I have no clue thanks to cell phones.

    Very cute look and I like the layered necklaces! Rocket Dog has some of the cutest and comfy shoes. I like the worn effect they give to a lot of their styles.

  7. Oh my Gosh!!! I Love the black and brown combo 🙂 And so many of your outfits/jewelry! I may need to get another job in order to duplicate them. 🙂 Thanks for encouraging us and giving us women over 50 so many great ideas. .

  8. I have been viewing your other fashion bloggers too, but I have to say I love you the best, Tania! Your style perfectly suits me & you have the most wonderful way of putting great things together that I’d never think of! And I LOVE your hair today!

  9. You look absolutely adorable!!! All the way from your amazing cut and color, to those comfy looking cute shoes.
    Hope you have a great day 🙂

  10. Great outfit… Always look forward to seeing what you’re going to wear next! And my answer is YES, you can absolutely wear brown and black together… as long as it’s obvious you wore the two colors together on purpose! 😉

    Thanks for hosting your link up every week!

  11. I never thought brown and black worked together until a very fashionable friend wore black cowboy boots with a black skirt and a cream sweater… wow! She was beautiful.

    My grandmother’s main phone number hasn’t changed since the early 1940s, when the prefix was “Cypress.” Dad lives in her house now, and the number is the same.

  12. I don’t think this looks like breakfast chow at all, Tania!! In fact, I’d probably have skipped the Black and gone with varying shades of beige, brown, and nude.


  13. I am not a brown person but I do like your look. I think I will copy you. I think the long necklace makes the look. I am a “young ” 66 year old and I really enjoy your style. I can’t wear hills anymore but do wear wedges with a small wedge. You keep posting and I will keep copying.

  14. I need you to come to my house and pick out all my outfits and accessories every day, please… oh, and if you wouldn’t mind doing the makeup too? Thank you…. your style is amazing!!!!

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