50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESI did something today that I have never done before. How many of you have had an appointment with the telephone, tv, or internet provider? Then you can feel my pain. Last Friday the internet provider we have decided to do a software update and it knocked out the internet in the whole county. The internet didn’t come back online until about 1:00 pm on Saturday. However, mine didn’t come back online at all and after talking to their support they determined that I needed a new router.50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESWe bought a new router, which didn’t work either. Then, we took that one back because they told me it wasn’t compatible and we bought another one. You have probably guessed that it didn’t work either. Finally, they scheduled a technician to come to the house on Thursday between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00. First off, don’t they know that some people actually work for a living? I was on the phone to Texas about a computer issue at work when I noticed it was 12:00 so I quickly told them I had to go. I got to the turnoff to my house and the technician was pulling out. I followed him and then got right beside him and blew the horn. I motioned for him to pull over and he nodded so I pulled off, but he kept going. Lol! He didn’t know that a blogger was not going to let it go that easily. I turned around and started back in pursuit but he had a big lead on my now. It took me about a mile to catch back up with him and I went through the motions again. This time he understood and pulled off. I asked him why he didn’t turn around the first time and he said he thought I was just waving at him, that people do that all the time. WHAT!!! No buddy, I wasn’t being friendly, I just want my stinking internet fixed. BTW, it still isn’t fixed and they can’t give me a timeframe for when it will be back working. But, chasing down a stranger and pulling them over was a first for me. Lol!!!50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESI’ll tell you about the dress later in the post but now I am going to talk about my jewelry. My crimson earrings would have been great for watching the Alabama football game the other night and even more perfect for the upcoming championship game on Monday night. Unfortunately, you don’t have time to get them delivered in time for the ballgame. I thought my Ennis bracelet was PERFECT for this dress. The colors in the dress and the bracelet are almost identical! The bracelet is a hinged cuff bracelet so it is very easy to get on and off. The necklace that I have on was a special that was available during Christmas. Be sure to always check the specials tab because they add things to it all the time. I was thrilled to see that some of you took advantage of my special that I am running this month. Purchase 75.00 from Plunder jewelry (excluding shipping and tax) and I will send you an extra piece of jewelry. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens to place an order and be sure to pick a party with my name on it.50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESI wasn’t about to show my pasty white legs to everyone. Plus, dang it has been cold here lately so I bought me a pair of navy tights to wear with my dresses. Tights might not add a lot of heat but they are better than nothing. Lol! I decided to wear my merlot colored suede ankle booties. These boots have become one of my favorites this fall. I had them last year but I never wore them but this year I just keep wearing them. Maybe that is why I hold on to my clothing so much, I never know when my tastes are going to change.

50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESThis dress is very unusual. It is soooo thick that you could wear this in the coldest climates. The neckline is actually a scarf/muff that can be slid off and then you are left with a round neckline. I was cold so I added the scarf. The high-low style is super cute but you are also left with the underside that shows. You would think that designers would put a lining in the dresses to keep this from happening. I truly love the colors of the dress, it is perfect for fall. This was a dress from Eva Trends and I wore this back in October of 2016. 50 IS NOT OLD | TIGHTS AND ANKLE BOOTIESI loved all the comments on yesterday’s post that you made to your 12-year old self. I think a lot of them probably are still great for our 40, 50, 60, or 70-year-old selves. If you haven’t seen that post, then you need to check it out.

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  1. So jewelry for wearing while watching the Dawgs coming tomorrow? 🙂 lolol

    • Tania Reply

      Haha! Debbie, I am pulling for the Dawgs in this one. My brother-in-law is a HUGE Georgia fan since he graduated from there.

  2. I chased a man who ran into my car and left the scene while we were waiting for the police. Dangerous but effective. I totally relate to the anger that takes over in these frustrating situations. I gave up talking to the internet “people”…my husband has that job now. We bought two routers last tear and only when we bought the 3rd one from the provider did our service work. Go figure. You look lovely today. Adore the colors of your dress!!!!Best…Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      I had to call my cell service provider and go to the unlimited plan on data because that is the only way that I can access the internet. I am making my phone a hotspot so that I can work. Their “update” is costing me a ton!

  3. I love your style and your blog! I only discovered the blog this week and signed up for your emails on Tuesday. I’ve been watching all of your videos too. Love your honesty and humility!

    • Tania Reply

      WELCOME! I am so glad to hear that you found the blog and are loving it!

  4. Cristina Downey Reply

    Nothing says aggravation like cable issues. Luckily. Great colors today, will wait until we have a heat wave of maybe high 20’s and will wear some, lol

    • Tania Reply

      I feel your pain, Cristina. I love snow but I hate cold weather. Lol!

  5. At 63 I’ve just started wearing tights with long tunics and the only thing I can say is “tights, where have you been all my life?” Love wearing them, especially when they are really opaque and cover the blinding whiteness of my legs, which rarely ever see sunshine. There is something freeing about wearing tights. Ever seen little girls in dresses and tights and how they seem to continue to play with wild abandonment, a lot like they are wearing pants instead of a dress? That’s the feeling they give me when I wear them! But of course I’m not crawling around on the floor showing my rear end, but I’m sure you get the picture. They are truly fun to wear. I love your pop of color with the booties, which brings out the same color in your dress. Cute, cute, cute! I’ve been looking for navy tights to add to my sock drawer, but have been having a difficult time finding that color. Guess I will have to resort to finding and buying them online.I look forward to your emails in my inbox everyday so I can see what you have on. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

    • Tania Reply

      Judith, that is such a fun description! I can see the little girls playing in my mind. Lol!

  6. Holly Whitt Reply

    Yep, I have! Some years ago my children and I were at a football game. After the game, as we were walking to our car , a teenager decided to show off in his car and just came within inches of hitting my 10 year old son. I was so angry I chased him on foot yelling at him to stop ( like a crazed Momma Bear) until I got the make and model of his car. ( In retrospect, the license number would have been better!!) As it happens , when got back to my children , someone came up to me and said they knew the boy and gave me his parents names. When I got home I promptly called them. They were upset and told me not to worry, he would be grounded as well as having no car for awhile!! Needless to say, my children were mortified! But as any mother knows ….don’t mess with my babies!!!! Lol

    • Tania Reply

      I am so glad that you were able to find out who the foolish boy was and I hope his parents followed through on their promise. Mama Bears are not to be messed with. Lol!

  7. So the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw this outfit was “why isn’t she wearing this every week?” So, so shut the front door kind of cute!!

  8. Beckie Beiro Reply

    The dress is adorable! I’m not a tights girl, so I would wear it leggings. I totally get it on WiFi and cable service, every update seems to cause more problems. Good luck on getting it working ASAP

  9. Teresa Spivey Reply

    I love your look. I am short, so not sure how that would look on me, but love the colors, pattern, really everything about it. Why tights instead of leggings? I haven’t ventured into the leggings or tights yet. I love the look, just want to lose the extra pounds I packed on during recent treatments so I feel more confident wearing them.

    • Tania Reply

      Teresa, the reason I chose the tights instead of a pair of leggings is that they have feet in them. With a pair of leggings, I would need to wear a pair of socks or a higher boot and I wanted to wear these without any white leg showing.

  10. Okay. let me give some advice on the new router……make sure he syncs all of your devices to it. Our tech guy did our cell phones, my tablet, my husband’s laptop, and his e-reader. We should have had him do our wireless printer but didn’t think about it. We ended up having to pay a guy to hook us up. Don’t let him back on the road until you have tested everything. It turns out our wireless printer wasn’t searching for the new wi-fy number but had to be done manually.

    • Tania Reply

      That is how we figured out it wasn’t working correctly. I told him I wanted to connect to my laptop. It shows a STRONG signal but then you can’t bring anything up OR it works great for a couple minutes and then goes back out.

  11. So the cable guy says people “wave” at him all the time? What if all those “wavers” are also really trying to chase him down, but they’re just not sticking with it like you did????!!!!!!

  12. That’s such a funny story and I have a similar one. My internet was out from December 30th until January 4th. My husband was so agitated. We were directed to the local provider’s store on December 30th to exchange our modem but when we arrived (in the freezing snow) there was a sign on the door that said they were closed until the 2nd. Then, we were advised to purchase a modem — so we did and $150 later we attempted to install and activate — wouldn’t work. Although I didn’t chase down any actual people associated with our internet provider, I DID chase down a few folks on the phone. I was more assertive than I’d ever been with these poor folks manning the phones over the holiday weekend. Isn’t it crazy how an internet outage effects our lives???? Good luck on getting yours back SOON!!!!

    • Tania Reply

      Terrie, I can’t imagine what we would do without internet! I am working off of a hotspot on my phone and I am thankful that I am able to do that.

  13. Love the outfit! I would like to offer a little suggestion. It is frustrating when you show us gorgeous outfits we can not purchase. I appreciate you being so budget friendly. I have been looking for someone who realizes most of us live on a budget. Not trying to be negative you do a great job, but if I can not purchase the items it is disappointing. the only one I was able to purchase was the black sweater from Target and the Leopard pants from Old Navy. Love both items. Have a great day!

    • Tania Reply

      Patti, I get it. I would prefer to always have something to link to but it is just impossible. Even when I buy things in the store by the time I get them on the blog they are sometimes not even available on the website. That is one of the biggest reasons that I signed up to do the Trunk Club. When I get items from there they are available on the Nordstrom site. I don’t keep things that are too expensive so most people could be able to afford them as well.

  14. Charlcy Green Reply

    Yes I agree, having to deal w/internet or tv providers is very frustrating! I CANNOT believe they haven’t fixed yours yet! DO they NOT KNOW that is your livlihood?! Cute colorful outfit tho! Hey, can you tell me how to find one of those necklaces in silver that has the clasp so I can attach the faith pendants I’ve bought on Plunder? I have 3 and nothing to wear them with because they don’t come w/a clasp!

  15. Carol Cook Reply

    Your blog has been such a blessing to me. I can’t thank you enough. Seven years ago I came out of a marriage that left me completely devastated emotionally. I hadn’t looked in the mirror for two years. I can just now talk about it. The idea of pampering myself, getting pretty new outfits (as opposed to practical clothes) just was not in my head. I see someone like you who has joy and is clearly happy and I realize you are helping me come out of that shell. I’ve been ordering things online and trying new styles and my friends/family are actually noticing. This gives me such confidence. I just received my first order from Plunder, based on one of your blogs (Abigail necklace plus other things). It is such a positive recovery experience and you are part of that. I thought you’d like to know.

    Love the merlot-colored booties, btw. Thank you for sharing your life and please continue! 2018 is going to be a great year!

    • Tania Reply

      Carol, you have no idea how much this means to me. I am sorry that you have been suffering. I know how something so devastating can feel like you have been kicked in the gut. I am soooo happy that you are now realizing that you are worthy and that you deserve happiness. I know that clothing is just a small thing but it can do a world of good for our confidence levels. I am honored and humbled to have had a small part in your recovery. 2018 is going to be a great year!!!

  16. If you were wearing this look and I was the technician, i definitely would not have pulled out, sexy llok

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