50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEI was preaching yesterday on my Facebook not to enter the “comfort zone” and here I am all comfortable and cozy. I bet all of us have something we fall back on when we are needing a little comfort. If I am feeling sick then I want homemade vegetable soup. If I am feeling stressed then I want a long shower or even a soak in the tub. And when I am feeling rushed I want to listen to some soothing music. 50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEThe comfort zone is that place we have where we are in no danger. There is peace and harmony and no surprises. Everything in our comfort zone is predictable so there is no stress involved. Does that sound heavenly or boring to you? Truthfully, I like a little of both. I would like to think that I am bold and adventurous but the truth is that I am not. I tend to live my life in the “safe” zone. I will not be jumping out of airplanes, I don’t see me ever swimming with sharks, and I’ll leave the mountain climbing to the goats. However, I have found that as I am getting older that there are a few things I am willing to step outside my comfort zone for. I think it has something to do with not caring as much what people might think. I was worried what people would say when I started this blog so I didn’t tell anyone for months, BUT, I still did it. I HATE talking in front of people, it makes me a nervous wreck. BUT, I have volunteered to lead a meeting of R+F women next month where I will have to talk in front of a lot of women. WHY? Because, if nothing changes then nothing changes. I don’t “want” to be the quiet country mouse who is always missing out on everything. I may not be the best at what I try but at least I am going to try. Who knows what I will do in my sixties!!! Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEOne of my comfort zone outfits to wear is a sweatshirt and jeans. Can I see a show of hands of those who will agree with me? When I am feeling blah or if I am in a big hurry and I don’t have time to try on several different things then I will fall back on a sweatshirt and jeans. It is easy and it is fast, plus I don’t have to put a lot of thought into the process. Thankfully, I know this about myself so I have been trying to buy cute or stylish sweatshirts. This sweatshirt is adorable with the attached blue and white striped cuffs and bows. This was in my very first Trunk Club shipment and it is by Halogen. It is no longer on the website so I found some cute and stylish sweatshirts for you that would be perfect for being cozy and fashionable at the same time.


50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEI just about lost my Bree necklace this past weekend when little Miss Emersyn came to visit. She spotted my necklace and said, “hey, my last name starts with an S” and then she wanted to put it on. Since it is a dainty necklace it looked cute on her and wasn’t too big or long. She wore it for a while and then told me to take it off and once it was off I put it out of her sight. Lol! I think that I will order her and Matti B one the next time I place an order. I attached a Valentine pendant (no longer available) to the Silvie silver chain. This is a basic silver chain with a lobster claw attached. You can attach any charm, pendant, or even use it as a lanyard and attach your badge. My earrings are the Anyssa and they are a sweet little knot design. The bracelet I have on has Blessed stamped on it and it is called the Lydia. I love this bracelet but I want to forewarn you, it is not easy to put on by yourself. Emersyn had to help me hold the chain so that I could get it to close. You definitely will need some help or one of the bracelet holder things that can help you.

50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEMy hips hurt me every so often if I wear a lot of high heels so I will go through spurts of wearing flats to keep that from happening. This is one of my go-to flats. It is a super cute little leopard print ballet slipper by Isaac Mizrahi that I got last year I think. Little slippers like this are really handy to slip on and head out the door. No tugging, buckling, or zipping is required to put them on. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEIt was time to give my skinny jeans a break. These bootcut jeans are by Vigoss and I purchase them at Maurices. I like the brand Vigoss and their jeans are fantastic. They are heavy duty and wash up well. I don’t notice a lot of shrinking even when I dry them in the dryer. Yes, I am someone who actually dries their clothes in the dryer instead of hanging them around the house. 50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONEAll good things must come to an end! The AMP MD launch specials that are 20% off the retail pricing is ending February 15th. The price that is listed when you go to the website already has the 20% taken off. However, if you are a Preferred Customer, or become a PC then you will receive another 10% off and free shipping. AND, since I have my own little special running, if you make a purchase as a PC then you will also receive a FREE Essential product from me. Go to www.tstephens5.myrandf.com and look under the featured tab for this special. 50 IS NOT OLD | MY COMFORT ZONESome of you might not know what becoming a PC means. When you become a PC you get 10% off plus free shipping on all orders that are 80.00 or more. You pay a one time fee of 19.95 but you should save money even with your first order. You are then enrolled in an auto-replenishment program where every 60-days you get the opportunity to either place the same order, edit the order to change to a different product or delay the order for 30 or 60 days. I will send you an email at the beginning of the month you are scheduled to alert you to the upcoming order. PLUS, I will give you the instructions on how to edit or delay your cart. Then, 5 days before you are scheduled, R+F will send you an email also alerting you of the shipment. There is no reason for you to order products you don’t need.

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27 Comments

  1. Love, love, LOVE this outfit. Cute, comfortable, and simple..and yet stylish. A+ ♥️

  2. Another ‘Rule of 3rds’ or something like that, proportioned outfit. (2/3rd legs and 1/3 upper body, for the slimming long legged look), …looks great on you! Cute top and that cut in the jeans and length is my fave on you. Well put together, yet comfortable. That’s the best of combinations. The older I get, the more ‘comfort’ is most important, but at the same time, I fight the frump.

    • Tania Reply

      Aww, drats, Diana. I wish you hadn’t mentioned the rule of 3rd’s. I have an outfit in the queue that is styling that rule but done wrong. I have the legs 1/3 and the upper body 2/3. 😞 Maybe I’ll run it as a what not to do outfit. Lol!

  3. Love this outfit, especially the sweatshirt. The bootcut jeans are very figure flattering. I kept wondering why you had an S necklace. Duh! Last name.

    • Tania Reply

      Lol! I will buy my initial in my last name a lot so that my daughter and dil’s can borrow it. Now I am going to have to worry about Miss Em taking it also. Lol!

  4. LOVE your outfit! Totally in my comfort zone…except the shoes, but you are definitely rockin’ the whole outfit.

  5. Linda Bunger Reply

    Cute outfit! Love the adorable sweatshirt! You always look so classy and sassy! Enjoy reading your blog every morning.

  6. Cute cute cute!! I love simple and comfy too! You are always styling girl!! I like the details on your sweatshirt!! And those flats!!!❤. Didn’t think about Bree for my last name 😁

  7. Totally agree you need a nice outfit to relax in without looking like you surrendered. I just bought a black sweatshirt with floral silky sleeves in blue and white floral. Beautiful and comfortable! Thanks for sharing. Best… Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      That sounds like it is gorgeous. Comfortable and stylish!!!

  8. As I get older I appreciate my comfort zone too! You look so cute in this outfit. I have not worn my bootcut jeans in a long time but you have encouraged me to pull them out again.

  9. Cindy Casertano Reply

    I do believe you could put on a brown paper bag and after you accessorize that bag you would look like a millionaire dollars!!! I love this style. Since I retired and I don’t have to dress up everyday I tend to dress more on this level,but yet still look dressed lol… I’m only 4”11 so that makes it tougher with some scarves,but I try to go mini on your style lol. Love your blog.

    • Tania Reply

      Cindy, YOU are my new best friend!!! BTW, I have seen people make dresses out of brown paper bags but I don’t think that I’ll be putting one on the blog anytime soon. Lol!

  10. I am on board with this outfit today! Comfortable look but stylish.

  11. That is one good thing that comes with age, to no longer worry so much what other people think! Bravo to you for going outside of your comfort zone and speaking in front of people. That’s a tough one for me too! Love this casual look and the flats! The sweatshirt is adorable.

  12. L H Carter Reply

    The pose with your thumbs in your pocket was a good one. This is a youthful outfit. You look like a happy teenager. I like sweatshirts and jeans with something extra, so I like the gathered sleeves. Yet not the cuffs and bows. I think a narrow red or yellow piping on the cuff would have been zippier.

  13. I’m a big fan for the comfort zone too, Tania. Especially, when it is cold and dreary. You are right, we need to occasionally get outside that box and try new things. Love your cute outfit. It is definitely something I would turn to again and again. Have a great day. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  14. Cute outfit. I wouldn’t jump out of a plane either. If you want to “experience” that try indoor skydiving. Same thrill but you have a nice safety net to catch you. It is lots of fun.

  15. Cute outfit! The sleeves and the cuff on the sweatshirt are nice details that we don’t normally see. Love the leopard shoes! Have a great day 🙂

  16. Hi. Like the whole look. Shoes are my favorite part. The leopard print gives the outfit just that little something to keep it interesting and special. Been following you for over a year and went back and read first blogs. You are getting better with your writing and styling. You should be proud of getting “out of your comfort zone”. Well done.

  17. Cute outfit. With my child care I don’t dress up daily. Let’s face it don’t need spit up or glue on nice clothes. But I like how you dressed this up a bit. Gives me ideas, jewelry out though, with infants it’s not safe. I’m going to get me some leopard flats.

  18. Hi Tania, I love this sweatshirt! You look beautiful! I also have issues with my hips hurting. My Dr. told me to ice them for 20 minutes at a time. I love your flats, I have some cute ones, but every time I put them on, I end up not wearing them because, to me, they don’t look right on me. You’ve inspired me as you often do 😊

    • Charlcy Green Reply

      Cute, cute. I wore my Valentine pendant today too and loved it. Happy Friday eve.

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