Wednesday, January 11, 2017

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERHello, everyone! It is hump day, the middle of the week and only a couple more days until the weekend. Are you one of those people who really look forward to the weekend or is it just another day of the week to you? I like the weekends because I can play on the internet. Since I started blogging, I don’t have as much time to “play” on Pinterest, FaceBook, or to even look at other blogs. So on Saturday and Sunday, I will do a little surfing and just sit back and veg. That reminds me of the movie Pretty Woman. 
50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERYou can see from the picture that it was a little windy here. It grabbed my dress and was blowing my hair everywhere. I should have tried to get a Marilyn Monroe type picture. Now, that would have been funny! White legs shining worse than they already are. This is one of the things I hate about the winter months, pasty white skin. I know I could still use my faux tanning lotion in the winter but it seems like such a waste of time. I am usually in leggings or pants and my legs don’t show. Today I put on a pair of leggings with this outfit and I just wasn’t liking the look, so put your sunglasses on and keep reading. 50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERWhoops, it looks like I forgot earrings. I am terrible about that. I have a friend who won’t leave home without hers on, but I forget quite often. Let’s talk about this shirt first. It is a light gray and white cheek button-up shirt from Old Navy. I liked it because the colors were so soft. I wore this shirt last year and I had a small mishap. Read the post and see what I did. Lol! One of these shirts is 25.00 and one is 725.00! Guess which one is which. I love doing this, it amuses me 🙂

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERMy necklaces almost get lost in the pattern of the dress. It is quite a busy pattern. The short necklace is the Tabitha (can also be worn long) and I have added a “T” pendant called Jody. The longer gray necklace is c/o Kay & Star. They are a wonderful mother and daughter company who sell their jewelry on Etsy. I love buying from small companies who really appreciate your business. Be sure to check out their Etsy store.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERMy bracelets are two Alexi and Ani and one Plunder. The one with the vintage style keys and a tassel is called Candace. It is not one I have worn before on the blog (I think) because it has colors that are more spring-like. The yellow and mint green keys and the pale pink tassel will look great later in the year.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERThese are tow of my bangles that I wear ALL the time. I picked out the ones that had the purple colors to wear. The Bobby and the Odette.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERI have worn these boots and worn these boots since I got them c/o White Mountain Shoes. They are super comfortable, go on easily, and I just love this soft gray color. I am really into soft gray evidently. These are genuine suede and the supplier calls the color stone. I like soft gray better. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERNow for this super cute swing dress. It is a LuLaRoe dress and I think this one is the Carly. I love, love, love the print and the colors in this dress. I wanted to wear the bright color to brighten my mood but it was short sleeve. Instead of wearing a long sleeve white button down or a turtleneck, I thought I would do some pattern mixing. I confess that pattern mixing is not really my cup of tea, but what the heck. Right? The gray in the shirt, plus the check pattern of the shirt, go with the colors and pattern in the dress. I ended up liking the final result. I probably would have liked a white shirt better but every once in a while you need to shake things up just a bit. I do not sell LuLaRoe so feel free to comment your website if you do. 50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR SHORT SLEEVES IN THE WINTERVeggie time is over and it is time to get back to work. In case you forgot, here is the quote from Pretty Woman:

Vivian: Let’s watch old movies all night… we’ll just veg out in front of the TV.

Edward Lewis: Veg out?

Vivian: Yeah. Be still like vegetables. Lay like broccoli.

Edward Lewis: Look, I’ll tell ya what. I’ll be back. We’ll do broccoli tomorrow.

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  • Caroline
    January 11, 2017

    In answer to your question, it all depends on whether you are having a hot flush/flash or not! It’s good to see some colour on this dull day, you look really lovely.

    • Tania
      January 11, 2017

      Those hot flashes are just great, aren’t they??? Hahaha! I have been frozen all my life and I thought they would be wonderful, NOT!

      • Crystel
        January 12, 2017

        HRT BuBye hot flashes. Works for me. Cute outfit btw.

  • Theresa
    January 11, 2017

    Cute! I’ve been stalking a Carly dress, so I may just have to get one. Especially since I have the inspiration to layer it with a button down! Have a great day!

    • Tania
      January 11, 2017

      They are really cute and forgiving. Lol!

  • Bernie McIntyre
    January 11, 2017

    👏👏 even with the hot flashes 😆 would love to be able to mix patterns just not confident enough but I’ll get there with a little help from you blog Tania have a good day 😁

  • Jo
    January 11, 2017

    Love the colors! Since I’m kinda new to your blog forgive me if you’ve already done this but I’d love a peek in your closet/closets! I’m all about organizing and would love to see how you keep your closet organized. Something to think about on a veg out day. Have a blessed day!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    January 11, 2017

    Tania, I love the pattern mixing and the colors! This dress is so pretty! Well done, my friend. Well done. I just watched Pretty Woman last night. I forgot how awesome that movie is!


  • Patti hendrix
    January 11, 2017

    I love the Carley! I have 2 . Very cute outfit!! Have a great day!

  • beth b
    January 11, 2017

    I would never in million years have thought of pairing that dress with that blouse — but I absolutely LOVE it!! You are such an inspiration!! You look great!!

  • Sue James
    January 11, 2017

    Love, love, love LuLaRoe. Don’t sell it but shopping has become my “escape”. Nothing like sitting and shopping online for hours and hours (window shopping only…most of the time). Love the look and the pattern mx. I have to start doing more that.

  • Susan Stancliff
    January 11, 2017

    Very cute dress. I have heard so much about LulaRo but don’t know anyone who sells. Can it be ordered on line?

  • Kathe
    January 11, 2017

    i think you did great on the pattern mixing. The colors are gorgeous!

  • Charlcy Green
    January 11, 2017

    Tania, I love your bold choices style! You are one of those women who could ROCK ANY outfit! I love that grey check shirt on you in both posts! Too bad about the stain but glad you salvaged it. I love those grey boots & have been looking for some every since you first showed them.

  • Knella (@knella)
    January 11, 2017

    Being retired, I LOVE Mondays, now! Don’t care for the weekends; how things change when you’re not working! I like the saying, “Don’t wish your life away.” (I can’t wait for the weekend, summer, vacation, Christmas . . . I try to enjoy EVERY day!) 😁

  • Amy Christensen
    January 11, 2017

    What a cute combination, Tania. I love the colors and your boots are adorable! Thanks for sharing. – Amy

  • Deb
    January 11, 2017

    No offense intended, but I could not leave the house in that. Way too much going on there!

    • Kathy
      January 11, 2017

      I have to agree with Deb on this look….love the dress, shirt and boots, but not the combination. Sorry Tania! You usually get a thumbs up from me, but not today.

    • becky
      September 25, 2017

      That’s what I was thinking.. But everyone else is way better at pattern mixing than i am.. I can Pinterest lularoe pattern mixes and find all the pretty outfits. But I wouldn’t wear them. Too much out of my comfort zone

  • Laura Jordan
    January 11, 2017

    Tania, Last week SE Texas enjoyed (because they are so few!) temps in the 20s- 30s for a couple of days; today, I’m wearing shorts and short sleeves for comfort in the upper 70s. Yes, m’am – short sleeves have to work in some winters! You styled yours well!

  • nancy
    January 11, 2017

    I often wear short sleeves with a basic shirt with long sleeves under it. And then a cardigan over it! Yates, I also do have hot flashes!

  • Glenda Braun
    January 11, 2017

    I have always been a very hot natured person and thought it was only fair that I should have “cold” flashes !!!! NOT. Lol
    You always cheer me. Love the look and post.

  • Julie
    January 11, 2017

    You are also like another favorite movie of mine…..Life (Tania’s blog) is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Everyday you surprise me with your style. You pull this look off very well!

  • Kimberly Compston
    January 11, 2017

    I sell LuLaRoe! My name is Kimberly Compston. You can e-mail me at Or access online information through my facebook page–LuLaroe Kimmi Compston. I do online parties often =) if anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me.

  • Kim Kidd
    January 11, 2017

    Love your Carly and your pattern matching. My daughter and I sell LuLaRoe and would love to share our page. I love reading your blog posts.

  • FunkyForty
    January 11, 2017

    Loving this look and the colour!!!

    xx Yvonne

  • Janet
    January 11, 2017

    Tania – Love the colour, pattern, and soft gray, I so need colour for my mood! Solid darks now depress me although I could wear them before. I also need soft – I am close to dressing in cotton balls! The only thing is we need some kind of hose in Canada in the winter or we will die of frostbite in minus a billion degree weather, I’m envious (actually jealous) of your weather!

  • deb
    January 11, 2017

    Hi Tania………….I had to go through My Internet to get Your Post today…………My E-Mail is all messed up & until I get it straight, I will just have to go this route………Love Your Site & See Ya & talk with You soon…………Love the outfit!!

  • Julie
    January 11, 2017

    Love the collared blouse in the earlier post with black jeans! There are very few collared blouses out there right now but they are classic!

  • Kimberley
    January 11, 2017

    Love your blog! I get so much inspiration on how to style my wardrobe . Keep up the good work!

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