50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERI have had several of you say things like, “you are so entertaining” or “you are so funny” or even “you are so real.” Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I am going to give you a spoiler alert and go ahead and tell you to put the coffee down before you read much further. I do not want to be responsible for getting your phone, tablet, or computer coffee soaked. 50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERI was running late for work (big surprise) and I hurriedly picked out my shoes and ran outside to take my pictures. The dogs always go outside with me to do their morning business. After we came inside I gave Beckley his shot and then they each got a treat. I started to go out the door when I noticed that Beckley (yes I can tell which dog it was) had left me a little treat of his own. I grabbed 2 new puppy pads and went to clean up the mess. I grabbed the Clorox wipes and paper towels and straddled the puppy pad to pick up his treat since it did not hit the pad. Apparently, the soles of my feet might have been wet from the grass when I was outside and my foot started sliding.  I was trying to keep from falling but since I was straddling the puppy pad there was no way that I could right myself. Down I went in the most unflattering splits you have ever seen………right into Beckley’s treat. I was even later for work after I had to go and change clothes. When I got to work and told Joe what had happened he was so sympathetic and wanted to make sure that I wasn’t hurt. NOT!!! He was completely doubled over laughing. It is a dang good thing that Beckley is sick or I might have had a few choice words for that dog!50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERWas that real enough for you? lol! Here is another example of wearing a summer top in the fall. This is a tank top but I am still able to get more wear out of it by simply adding a cardigan to the outfit. This stripped yellow and white top looks completely different because I added the dark-colored cardigan and jeans. If I had paired it with white pants you would have immediately thought spring and summer. Here is where I wore it in August.


50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERI am wearing the Berkley (short one) necklace and the Victoria earrings. Both of these pieces feature seafoam green crystals and the necklace also adds amber crystals. I don’t have it on but there is also a matching bracelet called the Hilton. Instead of wearing the Hilton I added the Chloe which has a little darker colored beads. The long necklace I have on is the Bernie. I love this necklace but I will warn you that it clinks together as you walk. Sometimes I think I sound like Bessie the cow walking with this. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERHere is a good look at the jeans that never made it to my work. Lol! This is a pair of bootcut Vigoss jeans in a dark wash. I love the white stitching on the jeans, it really makes them noticeable. It is hard to miss these jeans because of that. My Isaac Mizrahi navy ballet flats are what I decided to wear. I normally like to wear high heels but I know that not everyone can wear high heels so I try to throw in some flats occasionally. I do like these flats but they do not have very much padding inside them. They would not be good to walk very long distances in them.

50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERHow do you like the dark teal cable-knit cardigan that I have on? This was c/o Chadwick’s of Boston last year and they still have it in limited sizes and colors on their website. This is a heavy-weight sweater and will keep you nice and warm. Here is where I wore it last year. 50 IS NOT OLD | A REAL AND HONEST BLOGGERToday is the last day of November and tomorrow starts the last month of the year. I am amazed at how fast this year has passed, it seems like only yesterday that I was making resolutions and now it is time to start thinking about that again. Some of the resolutions have held and some are a distant memory. I hope that 2017 was a good year for you and that 2018 holds many blessings to come. Goodness, I must be in a nostalgic mood.

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  1. Cristina Downey Reply

    Hilarious 😂😂😂 sorry Tania but that is something I would have done for sure so not laughing at you but with you! Love the outfit! Have a great day!

  2. Laurie Hannus Reply

    Ohhhh so glad you weren’t hurt but that’s a hilarious story!! Never a dull moment! Love this outfit and the Berkeley necklace is a new purchase for me! I love how you are wearing it!!

  3. Oh the things we do for our fur babies! Glad you are OK and so glad you shared!😂 Love the teal sweater!

    • Tania Reply

      I HAD to share. Gosh, it was just too funny not to share. Lol!

  4. Mary Mepham Reply

    this outfit is lively and fun, too bad for the jeans emergency! I hope you were able to find another pair (ha!) Super cute today.

  5. Katherine Yvonne Weimer Reply

    Your story is hilarious! I bought this top after seeing it on your posts earlier in the year. Thanks for giving me a new look. I live in south Louisiana where we have summer in winter. I have a lighter weight blue sweater in that same color which will work perfectly!

    • Tania Reply

      I imagine it would be warmer in the winter for you. The lightweight shirts would work great for you.

  6. Well, GF, are you sore this morning? Hope NOT!! As usual, you look darling, VERY young!

    Your tips on wearing Summer weight clothes under cardigans or kimonos has caused a stir among my group. A WHOLE bunch of us ladies are getting together, tonight, for the Joyful beginning of The Advent Season and YOU and YOUR BLOG are my date! The dress code is Christmas Casual! What do you think of a BRIGHT red top, skinny, black jeans and tiger pumps? Of course, don’t forget my Christmas themed jewelry from Lunch at The Ritz—SO

    Our Deacon is coming to be with Terry while I’m away. My sweet hubby is getting better each and every day! 👼🏻🙏🏻

    Wish YOU were HERE!! I ❤️ You! Hope you have a wonderful, non-slip day! 💋💋

    • Tania Reply

      No, I wasn’t sore, thank goodness. And, I think that outfit sounds amazing and HOT!!!

  7. Kandy Donnelly Reply

    Tania,you are a breath of fresh air and I read your blog daily. A question though, when looking at sweater from last post, it looks a different color. One looks teal but this one looks more blue. Is it different sweaters? (I went to order it but they don’t have the teal color anymore but loved your color combo with the jeans and yellow top).

    • Tania Reply

      Kandy, it is a dark teal. I noticed that the teal is only available in the PLUS sizes right now.

  8. Lezlie Gravens Reply

    I cracked up at your funny dog story! Stuff like that always when we’re in a hurry!
    But I especially like how you remind us to repurpose our summer tops throughout the seasons. I will try and do more of the same! Thanks for your wit and wisdom! 😉

    • Tania Reply

      Lezlie, I am not sure how much wisdom I can impart. Lol! But, I can share plenty of humorous stories from my daily life. Maybe it is a “what not to do” instead of a “what not to wear” episode.

  9. Thanks for that entertaining sorry, so glad you didn’t get hurt. All of us have these stories from us rushing trying to multi task like super Mom. Thanks to your blog, I have kept my sleeveless shirts out for PA winter & use them in layering.

    • Tania Reply

      It never fails that when I am in a hurry I will do something stupid. Lol! I am glad that my suggestion has helped.

  10. Hi. I literally laughed out loud to myself when I read your story. Similar things have happened to me with my dog. And my husband would have laughed at me too. Very real. I’m a big cardigan wearer & like this one a lot. Too bad about those jeans they are one of my favorites you wear. Thanks for the laugh first thing this morning.

    • Tania Reply

      The jeans will be fine, Johnna. Lol! You will get to see them on the blog again. Hahaha

  11. Glad you and Beckley made it through! That’s a rough way to start the day, but it surely is funny. I absolutely love this outfit. And once again, I find myself realizing I would never, ever think to pair that yellow striped top with that teal sweater, but it looks fantastic. And especially the accessories make the outfit and pull it all together. Pinned it immediately.

  12. I laughed out loud when I read your blog this morning. Great way to start my day!

    I love your outfit. Yellow is my favorite color! The top, sweater and jeans look great together!

    Be careful today, no falling! HA

  13. Donna Nance Reply

    Been there, done that with cleaning up a mess right before going out the door. Joe should really try to contain himself and not snicker at your expense…been there and done that too…why do husbands get such a kick out of things like that? Love the blue sweater…perfect color for you. Too bad the navy flats don’t have more support…mine are shot and I’m looking for a new pair. Cute, tho…

    • Tania Reply

      I knew when I told Joe the story that he would laugh. I can’t imagine what the reaction would have been if HE had been the one who fell. Oh my goodness, he would have had a fit.

  14. Tania, I love the sweater! It’s great to see you a little more casual from time to time. That being said, you always look great. And, oh yes, Thank you for the story. I am always in need of a good laugh…it is definitely one that I can relate to. I will do anything for my fur baby, even if it meant while cleaning up behind her I fell in her poo! LOL!!!

    • Tania Reply

      I have been in a more casual mood lately. It is a good thing I love that little rat. Lol!

  15. Mary Ann Webster Reply

    To funny not to share. I get it though because i have a 17yr old dog in diapers.
    And some days when the diaper is not on i go sliding too.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Tania Reply

      That is not fun at all. Lol! I was just too stunned to do anything but laugh.

  16. Hahaha! Sounds like my life. When I was much younger i used to think with age and wisdom I would live an orderly and graceful life. Yeah, right! Too much watching June Cleaver I guess!

    You are inspiring me to change my outfit combinations these days. I have a tendency to say this always goes with that and I need to be more creative. Canada can be pretty cold so I pack away summer duds but will have another look.

    Btw, I will be reading your blog through the Christmas holidays. Looking forward to those stories!

    • Tania Reply

      Janet, I am glad that I have given you some possibilities for your summer wardrobe. My daughter will be coming in for a long visit. When she is here there are all kinds of stories to be told. Lol!

  17. I. Just. Can’t……that is hilarious!!! I hope you didn’t strain anything going into the splits! (or split your nice jeans either!)

    I love cardigans like that one, but I don’t wear them anymore. I feel like they add bulk that I do not need! But you look darling, as always! XOXO

    • Tania Reply

      I has been MANY years since I did the splits. Lol!

  18. Yep, been there done that myself! After the “incident” I laughed so hard at myself… but husband , I have never seen him laugh so hard as I told him the story. Don’t want to be boring 🙂

  19. Jennifer Shelton Reply

    Your blog always leaves me Smiling! 😄😁😆Today I was doubled over laughing because that sounds like something that would happen to me!!!!🤣🤣🤣😂

  20. Charlcy Green Reply

    Girlfriend I laughed so hard reading that only because that’s so close to my broken leg/foot story from last year that put me in a cast and crutches for 6 months!! I’d gone outside to let dogs out early one morning in my jammies and slippers when I noticed sprinkler system wasn’t working right so I went out into the grass to check it out. Apparently not only did I step in wet grass but also stepped in dog poo w/o knowing. When I came inside in my s!ippers and hit the wood floor I did the splits and twisted my right leg behind me at the wrong angle. Broke my ankle AND my leg and couldn’t get up! Had to crawl to my phone and call someone to drive me to ER! I’m sure it looked very funny but it sure didn’t feel like it! (See yours wasn’t so bad!)

    So is the Plunder Posse tomorrow?? Have a much better morning tomorrow! 💐🏡🌞

  21. Love your post!!! I look at it often! Have u ever tried Tieks ballet flats? I finally took the plunge and so happy I did. The most comfortable ever. I can walk all day in them and they come in the cutest colors! They are a bit pricey but so worth it! It’s the only shoes I wear now without tears!!

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