50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40How many of you have sung a song for years only to find out that the words you had been singing were completely wrong? Lol!!! I heard someone singing the Bon Jovi song, “Living on a Prayer” once and they said, “it doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not” instead of “it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.” I just kept looking at them trying to decide if they were just being funny and being silly. But, no, they really thought those were the lyrics. Why did this come to my mind?50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40I was sitting at the kitchen table which is very normal for me because that is where my laptop sits most of the time. I had fixed supper and Joe came over and sat down to eat. He looked over at me and said, “Madagascar and coffee.” Once again, I just looked at him for the longest time trying to decide if he was being funny. What the heck was he thinking? I opened up my cardigan and showed him my t-shirt that I had on and said, “Do you mean Mascara and Coffee?” Then he stared at me for a long time like “I” was the one being funny. He said, “well, that makes no sense. What do mascara and coffee have to do with each other?” Really? Really? Like I am going to be wearing a t-shirt that says, “Madagascar and coffee!!!!” Men, you gotta love them!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40Okay, gurls, do you remember when I wore this outfit the other day? If not, then you can check out that post here. I mentioned at that time that I was doing a before and after of the same clothing. This relaxed and comfortable version is the after. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40This is what I wore to church the other Sunday. When I came home I wanted to take off my skirt, shoes, etc., and when I converted the outfit to an everyday Sunday afternoon outfit I decided to show you gurls what I was doing. I wore my open front cardigan for two reasons. One, I have on a sleeveless tank top and I don’t think that would have an appropriate look for the church. Lol! And, two, it is either cold as blue blazes in the church or hotter than hates in there. Haha. I wanted to be prepared for the cold but I guess I would have just had to sweat it out if it had been hot.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40I added quite a bit of jewelry to this look but you can always scale back if you don’t like as much. People would think that I was sick if I didn’t wear a lot. Haha! I am starting at the top and moving down. My Esme earrings are 1″ studs with mini pearls and rhinestones. They match all of the other pearl jewelry without being the “exact” same pattern. The shorter necklace is the Anna Marie necklace and the longer necklace is the Lizzy.  The Lizzy comes with an attached cream/yellow material tassel but I took it off. The tassel was just too large and distracting but now that it is off I wear this necklace all the time. The bracelet that matched the Anna Marie necklace is sold out but the Lucinda bracelet is still available and it is adjustable up to 9 inches. I want to remind you that the Plunder special is almost over. Join my Plunder team this month and Plunder will gift you TWELVE extra pieces of jewelry!!! It is only 99.00 to join so be sure to check it out. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and at the bottom of the page (in the right-hand column) hit the Become A Stylist tab. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40This skirt!!! Oh my goodness, this is a favorite of mine! I received this skirt from Purple Poppy, one of my favorite stores, back last year. I have worn it on several occasions. I love the boho feel to this Tempo Paris skirt and it reminds me of something that I would wear on the beach. I may have to take this with me when we go to Cancun. I saw a white and a taupe version on her site but I didn’t see this exact one available. It might be there, I just didn’t have time to search the entire site.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO GO FROM DRESSY TO CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40What I “wanted” to wear and what I “wore” was two completely different things, Lol! I wanted to wear a cute pair of taupe high heel shoes but since the day that I wore this it was snowing and yucky outside I did the smart thing and wore this gray boots. The taupe heels were waaaaay cuter! These are H by Halston and they are a knee boot.

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  1. Love your outfit today, especially the skirt. Your husband Joe, however, makes me laugh every time you mention him. Madagascar and coffee – ok!

  2. Christine E. Falk Reply

    Hi Tania! I love your outfit with the skirt and bag! Your jewelry goes so well with all of it. I pinned the first photo to my Pinterest board entitled “My style.” Every time you talk about your Joe is reminds me of my Joe. My husband also teases me and has a dry sense of humor. They would probably get along really well! Haha! Have a wonderful week!!

  3. Love that boho look and the colour combo!

    Dear Joe! That mistake is called mondogreen.

    Google ‘new yorkerondogreen’ and you should see a picture of Jimmy Hendrix with an article about song lyrics. 😊

  4. I have a Joe too. And he sounds just like your Joe. Love your outfit, especially the skirt.

  5. Jeni Underwood Reply

    Posted on Facebook, I said for me it’s 60 is not old! Love to see what you come up with.

  6. I understand sleeveless top +cardigan = warm and church appropriate!! Nice skirt! Feminine and keeps the legs warm! I saved on Pinterest in closet candy! Love it Best… Kathy

  7. Madagascar and coffee, still laughing! Have a great day, you look great as always!

  8. Debbie Dawson Reply

    Hi Tonia! I posted this lovely outfit on pinterest on my “Styles I love” board! Love this skirt!

  9. Love that skirt and it’s fun when you can go from dressy to casual and have two different looks. I pinned to my Pinterest Clothes board. Sometime can you do a post on how you do your hair please. It is always so cute.

  10. You are so refreshingly funny and brighten my mornings with your wit. Love love love your outfits today!!!! I shared on Facebook and will try on Pinterest. Not sure how that works. Hope I win!!!

  11. Love this outfit, especially the skirt! Love your blog, never skip a day looking at it.

  12. Teresa Spivey Reply

    Love the outfit. Good idea, dressy to casual. You make it seem so easy!!

  13. Love the outfit Tanya. Your song lyrics made me chuckle. Years ago The Marshall Tucker Band sang a song called “Heard it in a love song.” Well when the song would come on the radio I would belt it out thinking the words were “Early Indian Love Song” instead of “Heard it in a love song”. Until one day my sweet husband asked me why I was singing the song with those words. Yep….one of those moments in life….we laugh about
    It to this day….

  14. Mary Katherine Graetz Reply

    Nosy question, but do you wear contacts or are your eyes that gorgeous shade of lavender

  15. Charlcy Green Reply

    Oooh, thanks for always making us laugh! I love this outfit and that beautiful seed pearl jewelry make it so gorgeous! I should get that t-shirt because you can’t pay me to step out of the house w/o my mascara & if I don’t have my coffee first thing, I’m not very happy either! You are SO beautiful, my friend!

  16. I REALLY WISH you would post cloths we can purchase. Maybe sell your own line. Or like a line you recomend like R & F or plunder.
    You never know.


    • Remember that song More Than a Woman by The Bee Gees? When I was a girl, I thought they were saying, baldheaded woman. Always wondered why they would write such words lol.

  17. Jill Stanwick Reply

    Lots of songs where I don’t really know the lyrics. Cute comfy outfit.

  18. Love the outfit – both skirt and pants. And the funny about the T-shirt!

  19. Love Bon Jovi, been to several concerts! Pinned today’s look to my Pinterest likes board.

  20. I too love your outfit today. Pinned it as well to my board entitled 50 Plus. Your outfits continue to inspire….

  21. This outfit makes you look like Stevie Nicks. This outfit looks teddy bear comfortable yet nice enough to wear out in public, good enough even for church which is saying something. Tell the Purple Poppy that I said they need you as a model.

  22. I can’t remember for sure but I think Frankie Vallie sang a song in the ’70s that I thought had the title ” My Eyes of Georgia”. NOPE! Instead it was “My Eyes Adored You.” Duh!

  23. carrie wallace Reply

    Since you commented on people thinking they are saying the right thing and actually they have it wrong brought the following to mind and I just had to share it. One day after church a small boy in our congregation was outside running around making airplane motions with his Buzz Lightyear Figurine. His dad was watching him and as I passed by on my way to the car, the dad and said :” for the longest time I didn’t know he was saying “To Infinity and Beyond” I thought he was saying “I plan to marry a Blonde!” Have a great day Tania.

  24. Oh yes, there are many songs that for years I sang the wrong words… then all the sudden one day you realize what they are actually singing. L❤VE this skirt. Definitely take on your trip to Cancun. Shared on FB.

  25. For YEARS my friend thought Van Halen was singing, “Had ’em All” instead of “Panama”!! We still tease her about it every time we hear it. Cute outfit.

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