50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDToday is the Ageless Style Linkup and the chosen theme was for a vintage item. I love vintage so this theme was right down my alley. Buying in thrift shops, yard sales, estate sales, and vintage fashion shows are all wonderful ways that you can have a little history in your wardrobe. Everyone today will be showcasing an item on its “second time around.” Mine is really on its second time around because these are the pictures I used in November 2015. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDI bought this jacket in Georgia when I attended a vintage fashion show in October 2015. This vintage lambswool jacket was not in the show, it was hanging on the rack for anyone to purchase. I had looked at it several times but no one had tried it on. Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer so I grabbed the jacket up and tried it on. I knew that I would wear it with jeans, I just had a picture in my mind. I walked down the hall to look in the mirror and while I was gone, two different ladies told my mother that if I didn’t take the jacket they wanted it. It is funny how they had all overlooked the jacket not seeing its potential. My daughter-in-law gets things from her sister all the time. The sister is getting rid of the items in a yard sale and my DIL buys them. The next time she wears the items her sister will want it back. “You didn’t want this, you were getting rid of it!” and then her sister will say, “But, now you showed me how to wear it, I want it back.” Isn’t that the way it sometimes is? We don’t see the “how” to wear something until we see it on someone or on a mannequin. ย 50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDThis was the label on the inside of the jacket. M J could stand for Mary Jane or Margaret Jones, but I have decided it stands for Margie and James, my two parents! This jacket was meant to be mine. Lol! Did you notice the mink pocket flaps? They are not real pockets but these flaps take the elegance level up a notch or two. I would love to know the history of this jacket. Did it go to parties or just to church? Was it owned by someone younger or someone old? How did the jacket come to be in a vintage fashion show?ย 50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDI promise you the next time I wear this jacket it will be more elegant. I would love to see the jacket all dressed up in finery. I could just see a mink pillbox hat with this. Guess what I am going to in search for when I go the vintage fashion show. Did you read this, Mom? If you have one you better set it back for me. Be sure you check out all the other ladies in the Ageless Style Linkup. I am anxious to see what they are wearing. But a couple things before I go. Did you enter into my giveaway? I celebrated my 18 blogaversary on Monday!!! To celebrate I am having a giveaway for a full size, $150.00 retail value, Lash Boost!!! To be entered in the drawing you will simply need to comment below your occupation. I work full time and was wondering what you ladies do. The winner will be announced on Saturday’s blog post.

The pictures above were from November 2015, 16 months ago. Am I crazy or do I look younger now? Holy crap, I looked bad!!! Why didn’t you gurls tell me I was looking like, I can’t even describe it. I can’t see exactly what has changed but dang, it has changed!50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDThis photo was from the same month. I had to go back and look to make sure it just wasn’t a bad batch of photos. The lashes are very noticeable, the eyes are very noticeable, and the overall complexion is overall noticeable. I am flabbergasted!50 IS NOT OLD | SECOND TIME AROUNDI am not saying that to toot my horn. I am just stating facts. I started using Rodan and Fields in late February or the first of March 2016 and I am thrilled with the results. I do feel like I am aging backwards. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย The Lash Boost bundle deal is only available until March 9th. The deal is for a 20% savings for the Lash Boost and any Regimen when purchased as a bundle. To receive another 10% off simply signup as a Preferred Customer. You will also receive FREE shipping and handling on any order that is over 80.00. There is a 19.95 enrollment fee but I will refund you that amount and also send you a free mini eye cream. If you would like to take the solution tool to see what regimen the suggest for you just click here.

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  1. I just retired from a 35 year career as a Transportation Officer. I guess now I am a housewife. Whatever You call it …. I LOVE it. Im new to your blog but I have really enjoyed it. Since Im retired I wanted to have a resource to call on to make sure I was on point with the things I wear. I love your style!!! Thank for sharing it with me.

  2. I am a first grade teacher. I have been with you almost your whole 18 months. You inspire me and make me laugh. I love your blog and look forward to reading it before going to work.
    –Paula from Texas —

  3. I am also from a small town, Moncks Corner, and I work for the local Telephone Company. I have worked there for 26 years!! I am Mgr over customer service. Oh yea we also provide internet, cable, security and home automation, landline phones are on the way out. I am also a outfitter for Initial Outfitters. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’
    Have a great day!

    • Frances, this Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots. As I was scrolling down I couldn’t help but notice you are from Moncks Corner – I live in Spartanburg – so the name jumped out at me. I am assuming there is only one, anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I enjoy readying your blog each morning and seeing your outfit of the day! I am a medical office specialist and work in a doctors office so I wear scrubs every day! I’m not able to be very fashionable with scrubs, but look forward to the weekend to do my own fashion thing! Thanks for all the fashion ideas! Have a great week!

  5. Good morning Tania,

    Love your blog. I am also a big fan of vintage, especially gowns! I am the SNAP And Policy, Procedures and Training Director for the Department of Social Services in my county, Whew that’s a title! Have a great day๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. Educational Diagnostician (I test children for learning disabilities) in Texas.
    Very noticeable differences in your photos…yeah for you!!

  7. I work full time with the state of South Carolina. I am a trainer and basically teach our new staff members how to do their jobs, provide updates and refresher courses to existing staff. Lots of travel within the state is involved.

  8. Unbelievable the difference in how you looked then, compared to now, Tania!!!!! Those lashes!!!! Love that jacket – it was meant to be your’s with your parents’ initials on the inside!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  9. I work for the electric company in my area of the state. The pictures don’t lie…there is a noticeable difference, your complexion is more vibrant – and the lashes – wow! You look fabulous dahling!

  10. Former teacher, now looking for a new career. On the 20th of this month, I will try my hand at being (pause while I try to remember the official job title -insert jeopardy music here- extended version, please…) an Application Processing Specialist. Truthfully, I had to look it up. Gurl, I hope I win because we know I need that Lash Boost!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Housewife and a small business owner in Arizona. I have a cabin/reservation business located in the beautiful White Mountains.

  12. Love your blog! I am happily retired and busy doing volunteer work that I love. Also, I really like your vintage jacket with jeans, I don’t think it needs to be dressed up.

  13. Service dispatcher for a maintenance company, primarily working in restaurants in Michigan. Love your blog! You’ve helped me be more daring in my style.

  14. I’m a happily retired Boeing Human Resources Generalist.

    I love your vintage jacket. It looks great on you! I love your style…..classy, sassy and fun!

  15. Long time reader. First time to post. I read your blog every morning. I am retired now after working 30 years in the business part of an orthodontist office. Love how you wear such bright colors.

  16. I am a retired teacher and I work hard at retirement๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a vintage mouton coat (50’s version) that I inherited from my mom. She always looked beautiful in it. I have maybe worn it once but couldn’t part with it because of the fond memories it brought me. You have inspired me to get it out and give it a try. Love the look with jeans. I too am a vintage lover๐Ÿ’“

  17. Hey pretty lady! I absolutely love that very unique jacket! GOOD FIND! I thought it surely wasn’t real until you described it. I’ve never seen a real one like that but it’s outstanding! And yes, you do look younger now! As you know, I’m an Administrative Assistant at New Mexico Military Institute! But only for two more months!!

  18. I’ve been retired six years from a credit union where I was a loan officer and anything else that was needed. Love your vintage!

  19. I am a buyer! Love your style! I have been following you almost the entire 18 months! I pin your outfits all the time!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  20. I must say you do look younger. I love your blog and your style. I work as a Quality Control Auditor for a Title Insurance Company in St. Louis, Missouri.

  21. Gorgeous jacket, Tania! I enjoyed seeing how you have styled it here and will be looking forward to seeing it dressed up. A pillbox hat sounds perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Looking good Tania! That jacket over a lace dress or silk blouse and trousers with heels would be your dress up look! I’m a life reinsurance underwriter, been at it for 35 years and still enjoying it. Fashion is my passion though, a lighthearted change to serious business.

  23. Escrow Officer for a title company. I agree with you about your pictures, you look younger and happier than you did in 2015. I love following your blog, I’m one of those people who need to see an outfit on a person or mannequin!

  24. I am a caretaker for an 83 year old lady. I love it!! I was in the commercial real estate field for over 30 years. This is definitely more fun and rewarding!!

  25. That’s a great jacket! And you are so right, often we don’t see the full potential of items in our closet… You have styled it perfectly, and I’m sure the other ladies kicked themselves for not picking it up sooner…

    I’m a college instructor.

  26. Mechanical and Industrial Buyer. I love that jacket. Reminds me of a suit my grandmother had when I was a little girl.

  27. Was a Tax Consultant, now “medically retired”, I had back surgery in July and I am working on rebuilding ME (literally) !! LOL Love the coat, Tania!! The first thought when I saw the picture, “girl is styling Fur, you go girl!!” LOL Sorry I couldn’t resist!!

  28. Material Management Supervisor. (I work in the Storeroom in a major hospital in New York. New York Presbyterian Hospital

  29. Tania, I don’t work anymore. I’m 61 and retired a year and a half ago. Now I babysit my two granddaughters two days a week.

  30. Dental hygienist; I hang my head all day and my jowls are starting to show it!!!! I love your cheetah coat, too.

  31. Hey girl, hey! Looking fabulous in fur! And you ARE aging backward! Can’t wait to start my Lash Boost too!
    I work as a customer service representative.

  32. I work at a Medical spa doing permanent cosmetics and all kinds of fun stuff to keep us looking young and beautiful!! You look great BTW!! #agelessmedical

  33. I work part-time in my youngest daughter’s law office and babysit my cute grandson a couple of days a week for my older daughter. Both jobs I really enjoy. Your blog gives me lots of ideas on how to style clothes I already have in my closet. Love your color combinations!

  34. Hi
    I have enjoyed your blog for over a year now. You do look wonderful!!! I work for a Pastor of a Lutheran Church.

  35. I am a stay at home mother/housewife but first of all I am a child of GOD!
    What a difference in your appearance! You look awesome! You have lost weight. Your body has shrunk and your lashes have gotten longer! And not to forget that beautiful complexion! So tell me, what is your success to loosing weight and looking fabulous ?! LOVE YOUR STYLE

  36. I’m an obituary condolence guestbook screener. (Yes, this position does exit!) I make sure no ‘surprise’ relatives show up in entries, or that someone disputes obit facts, or criticizes anyone. I also preview posted photos, and proofread notices for errors…

  37. I am a very boring auditor counting down to retirement. Love to wear bright c clothes to counter a dull job.

  38. Retired Certified Dental Assistant with the Texas Depart. Of Criminal Justice for 25 years and now a small business owner. Love the jacket with the jeans! I live vintage things. You do look wonderful!

  39. I am recently retired and looking after two of my grandchildren who are in high school away from home. For many years I worked in office administration and as a teaching assistant. Before that my late husband and I had a ranch. I have followed your blog almost from the beginning but this is the first time I’ve commented. I live in British Columbia, Canada so we are a long distance apart! I enjoy your blog and how REAL you are:)

  40. I’m actually on my 2nd career…so does that count as a second time around? I was a stay-home mom for 16 years, and now I’m in my 12th year as a language and reading specialist at an elementary school. I feel incredibly blessed to have gotten to do both. Now grandbaby #1 is due in May!

  41. Michelle

    Retired Account Representative from the area utility company. It is so fun reading your blog and seeing how you put outfits together!