50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYHappy Labor Day!!! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves today. Joe and I will be traveling back to Virginia today so there will not be a cookout in our future. Panama City Beach was beautiful and the weather turned out to be great. It only rained on Friday and even then it was short lived. I think today marks the end of summer and that means it is time for pumpkin lattes and football games. I love the heat of summer but I enjoy the crispness of fall. 50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYI do enjoy fall and all the festivities that happen at this time of year. I love attending fall festivals and drinking apple cider. I enjoy the fall decorations and I love seeing all the cute kiddos with their Halloween costumes. My oldest grandchild was born on October 30th so the birthday party for her and her two brothers (born around the same time) are costume parties. I have always loved Halloween parties and dressing up. One of my kid’s favorite parties they ever had was a Halloween party where I made a haunted house. I even had homemade gravestones every where in the yard. All the children in the neighborhood had a blast.50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYI am wearing a Carly dress from LuLaRoe. This is the style of LuLaRoe that I prefer only because it hides all of my lumps and bumps. The only thing that would make it better is if it had a scoop neckline. I prefer a scoop neckline to make my neck appear longer and my chins not appear at all. Lol! This dress is an A-line or swing style dress with a high-low hem. The black and white print is something that you can add a pop of color to or just wear it plain like I did today. I think the next time I wear this that I will wear it with bright red jewelry and shoes.

50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYI love pearl jewelry! It is simple and elegant. I like that it can be worn with jeans or with a little black dress for a fancy occasion. The short necklace that I have on today is the Rosemary. It is made in a bib style with several different floral elements made from seed pearls. The matching bracelet is the Lucinda. I wear this bracelet a lot because it is perfect for almost any occasion I like all the different floral patterns. It is 9″ and it is adjustable. The silver Wanda bracelet is lots and lots of tiny balls that dangle. It is on an elastic cord for easy on and off. This type bracelet is perfect for those who have arthritis and have a hard time fastening bracelets.50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYThe long Pearl necklace is the Noah. This is a lanyard necklace and it is 40″ long. It has a silver lobster claw for attaching your favorite pendant. I attached the 2017 Plunder Anthem pendant. The Lion on the front of the pendant is the Plunder mascot and on the other side of the Pendant (sorry I didn’t get a good picture of that) it says “Beautiful Girl You Can Do Hard Things.” Plunder’s pendants are extremely nice. They are hand soldered and are nice and heavy. This one also has pink glitter glass accents on the other side.50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYI have a classic pair of black pumps from Coach. This style of shoe can be worn with anything, including jeans, and is a great wardrobe staple. I had been searching for a new pair of black pumps since my old pair was worn out and this pair was PERFECT!

50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYBTW, I figured out what was wrong with my camera, sort of. My photos used to be so crisp and clear but here lately everything is fuzzy except in the middle of the picture. I have been trying to use different settings but nothing seems to work. I did some research and found out that the focus point was in the wrong area. BUT, here is the problem. In order to move the focus point you have to have the camera settings in something besides “auto” which is fine but for some reason, my camera won’t let me snap a picture unless it is in auto mode. I need to send it off and have it worked on but here is the problem, I don’t have another camera. I have ordered a new camera because I have figured out that I need a backup camera and it will be in this week. I did a lot of research and I decided on the Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II. It is consistently ranked in the top picks from camera experts, it is portable and easy to use, it produces great pictures, and it is at a price point that I can afford. Since I am not a professional photographer, but I want good quality images, I did not want to spend 3000.00 for a camera. Until the new camera arrives, I am not sure exactly what I am going to do for a couple of posts but I am sure I will figure it out. 50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A SWING STYLE DAYI have gotten several emails recently concerning what it means when you become a Preferred Customer (PC) of my Rodan + Fields business. Almost everyone understands that they will receive 10% off the retail price and FREE shipping for any order that is placed over 80.00 but they don’t understand the “auto-ship.” I am going to try to clarify that for you today. First off, this is not a true auto-ship. I have signed up for auto-ship items before and it means that they will ship me the same product every month or whenever the time frame is set. That is not what this is!!! This is really an auto-replenish program. Most of the Rodan + Fields products are considered to be a 60-day use. When you sign up as a PC you are then enrolled in a 60-day auto-replenish program but here is the difference. At the beginning of every month, I send out an email to ALL of my PC’s who have a scheduled shipment. I will tell them when their shipment is scheduled and I also give them a detailed instruction on how to change the products if they want to try something new and also how to delay their shipment by 30 days or even 60 days. I never want anyone to get more product than they want or need. If you still have concerns then shoot me an email and we will set up a phone call. To make sure that you get the best price available to you then the first thing you need to do is go here and become a PC. As an extra bonus for today, everyone who places an order as a new or existing PC you will receive a FREE Mineral Peptides with SPF 20 powder from me, a $30.00 value. All you need to do is email me with the color (light, medium or dark) that you would like to receive and I will get that on order for you.

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  1. Glad to hear the weather was great and y’all had fun. Cute, comfy and stylish look. Bring on Autumn 🐿🍂🍁. It has been a gorgeous weekend where I live in NC and definitely can feel the crispness in the air. Be safe coming home. ~Lisa~

    • Tania Reply

      I have been feeling the “crispness” in the air also. It is a beautiful day for a drive home.

  2. Love this dress on you! Glad you and Joe enjoyed your trip. I too look forward to every Season but especially Fall! NOT a fan of real cold weather although I enjoy LOOKING at snow. Lol. Ever since you changed the settings on your camera, for some odd reason I can’t post your pictures to Pinterest. Just keeps telling me there was an ‘error,’ Don’t know why there would be a connection to that but that’s when it started and I don’t have that problem with anyone else. Glad you’re getting a new camera. Maybe that will fix MY problem too! Hahaha Have a great Labor Day!

    • Tania Reply

      Sondra, it sounds like we could be twins. I love fall and I love snow but I hate cold! I hope that things get better with the new camera.

  3. Libby Sims Lancaster Reply

    Happy 2 year anniversary! Your blog and my morning coffee start my day…every day!

  4. Cute dress and sorry to hear your camera issues. Hope the new one will make your blog experience easier! But your photos look pretty great to me!

  5. Happy 2 year anniversary Tania! I enjoy reading your blog everyday. You are always such an inspiration. Love this dress and jewelry 😊 Have a safe trip home .

  6. I’m totally with you in loving swing style dresses. They are very flattering. Old Navy has some nice ones too.

  7. I love this dress ! Its so cute and comfort looking. Two years congrats ! I found your blog when you did a collaboration with cyndi and Jolynne. So glad I did !
    Have a wonderful holiday !

    • Tania Reply

      I was thrilled when Cyndi and JoLynne let me collaborate with them. They were my blog hero’s and I couldn’t believe they let me join them. I need to see if they are up for that again soon.

  8. Lori Fletcher Reply

    I have not been a fan of Lularoe. I am not crazy about the prints and the quality of the fabric but you made this look really cute. Maybe I’ll check them out sometime. I went summer sale shopping and got some really cute things and great deals. Maybe we will get enough warm weather here in Michigan before I have to switch to cold weather dressing.

    • Tania Reply

      Lori, I have not been a huge fan either. I really made purchases to support friends who were selling or having parties. Congrats on the sales purchases, that is the way to go!!!

  9. Good morning! 🌞

    Happy Labor Day! So glad you and your Sweetie-Pie had a lovely time in PCB! 🌴🎸Hope you have Happy and Safe travels home to Virginia!

    I love your dress! I love the neckline! Makes you look like a kiddo! Very youthful, fun, but also, elegant with your gorgeous pumps. Pumps dress everything up, don’t they?

    Hope you have a beautiful day! ❤️

    • Tania Reply

      Yes, pumps dress up everything. I love wearing them with a pair of jeans too.

  10. You look great in the Carly. One of my faves – I have five and could
    Keep buying with all the cute prints!! Glad the weather cooperated and you enjoyed your trip. Looking forward to your fall fashions. Fall is my fave time of year.

    • Tania Reply

      Diana, the weather ended up being good the entire time except for Friday night.

  11. You mentioned that you would like to take weekend trips in the future. Susanafter60.com posted today that she stayed at a resort in Boone, NC… Redtail Mountain, I believe. The pictures are beautiful! I’m not sure if that is within driving distance for you; if not, it would give Joe an excuse to rev up the plane. 😀

    • Tania Reply

      Nancy, Boone is a gorgeous part of the country. Joe’s sister went to school there many years ago. It has been forever since I have been there, we might just have to take a long weekend trip.

  12. Have you tried the swing dresses from Old Navy, they generally have scoop neck lines and are so forgiving and comfortable

    • Tania Reply

      Linda, I love the swing dresses from Old Navy! I have several of them.

  13. Carly is my fave too!! I love LuLaRoe! I have A TON of it! You look comfy and fabulous!!

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