50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERSummer is here finally in full force. We went through a small cool spurt last week but it looks like most of the cool weather is behind us now. I am finding that I love writing my blog while I am out sitting on my patio. I love listening to the birds chirping, I don’t mind hearing the cars driving past on the road, and I love feeling the sun beating down on me. What I don’t love is when the train decides to go past. I live within 100 foot of the railroad track so to say it is loud would be an understatement. I run into the house when that happens. Lol50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERWe just bought a new fire pit for the patio and I am officially in love!!! I love a fire! I try to keep a fire going in the winter in the fireplace and in the summer I liked one in the firepit on the patio. The problem was that I smelled like smoke. My hair, because of it coarse nature, would grab the smoke smell and refuse to let go of it. It would take about three shampoos before the smell was gone. I ordered in a propane fire pit and had it put together last Monday. I have sat outside every night since then, even one night when I had to have a jacket on. Haha! No More Smoke Smell!!! I don’t know how long this tank of propane will last but I don’t care, I LOVE my firepit!

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERIf you are wondering how to keep cool in the summer, this top is the answer. The off the shoulder style is cool, cute, and just a tad on the sexy side. I just bought this really cute off the shoulder top the other day at Cato Fashions. Of course, it doesn’t exist on their website any longer. I just don’t understand how fast they take things off the website since I JUST bought it. Anyway, I am a sucker for pale pink and this top jumped off the racks and into my hands. The elastic around the shoulders was really comfortable and helped the top to stay put and in place. All off the shoulder tops will move when you raise your arms but this one stayed in place reasonably well.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERI had to choose my new Flamingo Pendant to wear with this top. I bought the pendant and added it to my Tabitha necklace which can be worn long or short like this. The Flamingo Pendant has a picture of the flamingo on one side and a saying on the other side that says, “Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons.” Lol! You can’t see my earrings very well but they are the Salmon Round Earrings, very lightweight and made of a very thin metal.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERI have on the Valerie pearl dangle bracelet on the left and a trio of bling bracelets on the right. The Broedrick, the Ezra, and the Kayson in order from top to bottom. The Valerie is stretchy and the bling bracelets are magnetic. I love my Plunder jewelry, I have been hooked for over a year and I don’t see any reason that will change. If you are interested in purchasing anything, please make sure you are shopping in my party. The one I have open at this time is tania12.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERThese pants came from Cato too but it was last year when I bought them. I like colorful items, I just can’t help it. Because I buy so much color I usually have something tucked away in my closet that will match. If I hadn’t had this top I could have still worn these crop pants with navy, white, gray, etc. Don’t think you have to buy the entire outfit off of a mannequin in order to match, just take the item you want to wear and start holding it up to things in your closet.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERThese are my tried and true old faithful shoes in the summer. They are by Aerosoles and I absolutely LOVE them. The have a cushioned bottom which makes them extremely comfortable plus these are a wedge heel. One of my favorite details of this pair is that the strap around the back uses velcro to close. I hate fiddling with those little latches. When you go to their site look under the “sandals” tab. I found so many I liked that I couldn’t choose.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERLook who decided to join me for my photo shoot. Joe and I hadn’t had  any photos in a while together so I was thrilled when he came outside. Of course, with Joe, you never know what kind of photo you are going to get. These are the only ones I could use. Lol! He is rotten but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Haha!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMERI think Joe liked my off the shoulder top. Lol! He was doing his best Barnabas Collins impression here.

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  1. Bernie McIntyre Reply

    Beautiful Tania pink really suits you, and Joe matches too !😉

  2. Gorgeous top Tania….Adorable pics of you and Joe. Tell Joe I said he looked frisky. It was the shirt that was “tad on the sexy side” LOL!!! ~Lisa~

  3. You guys are so cute and well matched. The off the shoulder suits you and the outfit pops! Rhonda

  4. Too cute! The outfit and the couple and Dark Shadows…lol! I loved that show and dating myself but I’m talking the original one!

    • Tania Reply

      Joe said he would watch Dark Shadows when he was young but I don’t remember the show.

  5. Tami Lewis Reply

    Good Morning Tania, I have been following your blog for almost a year and truly enjoy it! Somedays I will skim thru and just look at the pictures, other days I read every detail. Although I’ve never commented on any, you have a great fashion style that I love. These pictures with Joe are adorable! Have a fabulous day, hope all of your new computer glitches have been worked out. Thank you for your blog!

    • Tania Reply

      Tami, thanks for taking the time to comment. I know we all have busy lifestyles and I appreciate your taking the time to follow my blog.

  6. Kim Martin Reply

    I can never wait to see what you are wearing each day, I love your style!!

  7. robjodiefilogomo Reply

    I am surprised at how many women don’t like the OTS trend—because it’s so pretty!
    I always wonder what necklace to wear with it, so I’m glad to see you wore long ones with yours!!
    Isn’t it the best thing when you find your soul mate?? XOXO

  8. Paula Nelson Reply

    The pics of you and Joe are presh!!
    I love Cato and love seeing you style things from there. We have a Cato in the next town -My town only has a blinking light!
    Paula from Texas

  9. I have to say I just love your blog. I can relate to everything you talk about! Including the fires and smoke smell! Haha!! I will turn 50 in September and I definitely don’t want to look or dress old. You are adorable and I love your outfits! They always give me and idea of new outfits I should try. Thanks for taking the time to blog. I love it!

  10. Dawn Faber Reply

    Love the outfit, but love the pics of you and Joe more! Love the Love 🙂

  11. cindy cole Reply

    Love the cool outfit..Very light and summery. Tania, Who takes your photos for your blog? This is really cute of you and Joe.

  12. Love the outfit… and I love going to cato, .what adorable pictures.

  13. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS “”””””””AWOWZA”””””””””!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. You guys are so cute ! So glad Joe joined you. Tell him he needs to behave in front of the camera! Cute outfit !

  15. Jeanne Epley Reply

    Very “Cool” and pretty outfit! This is a great picture of you two, you look so radiant. That is what “love” does right!! Great blog!!

  16. Melesa Garrison Reply

    Hope all the computer nightmares are over…You look so cute in this top and Joe thinks so too 😉 Little cutie pies!

  17. I love the pics of you and your husband. Sweet!!! I have not heard about Barnabas Collins since junior high school! LOL.

  18. Susan Doll Reply

    You look great in this outfit,can’t wait what you are going to wear every day,now that I can afford more clothes,very happy I found your post for us older ladies,have the blue lace dress from Chadwicks,Love it

  19. Katalin Gerstenberger Reply

    I have been following your blog for months now. Love how well you choose colors! It truly inspires me to be more adventurous! You also have a great sense of humor. Luv your blogs!

  20. I want to know about what you wore for a bra. I like the look, but need help. I am large busted so a bra is necessary.

    • Tania Reply

      Kathy, I have been looking at doing a post on undergarments. I have had several ladies ask about that.

  21. Charlcy Green Reply

    Oh my gosh, I love that top! I have to run get one! And the flamingos (pigeon) necklace is great too! Plus of course I really love the pics with your handsome husband in them! You guys make the cutest couple and I love that you are so in love!! You are so blessed, Tania!! Thanks for another great blog that I look forward to everyday! Enjoy that firepit!

    • Tania Reply

      The flamingo necklace is too cute. I enjoy putting Joe on the blog although I am not sure how he feels about it. Lol!

  22. You two are too cute!! Love the outfit. I haven’t quite decided if I am ready to bare shoulders yet. I may start with a “cold shoulder” top first. Thanks! Love your blog!

  23. Being 60 something and still dressing trendy, I’m wandering what bra you wear under the OTS tops! Cute outfit, cute husband, and wonderful blog! Thank you!

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