50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40It was so pretty over the weekend. The sun was shining and it “looked” warm outside. The temperatures were in the 30’s so looking warm was all it was. I must be getting in the Spring Cleaning frame of mind because I spent the entire day on Saturday working. When I say that this is not normal, I am not exaggerating. I think this was all spurred on by my desire to fix me a studio where I can take pictures and get off of my front porch. Here is what I have in mind…….50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40I would love to be able to go “on location” to take photos but that just isn’t realistic for me. One, I have a job that I have to be at so I can’t go off daily to take pictures. I would have to take several outfits and change into them and then take pictures all at once. Nope, wouldn’t work because I tweak an outfit several times before I take a picture. What I think will look good and what actually does is usually different things. Lol! Second, because I use a timer and a tripod it makes it harder to focus on a spot without me being blurry once I get in the picture. Anyway, I have decided to make a small studio in a room of the house that we don’t use….the exercise room. Hahaha! I need to order in some backdrops, some lighting, and some accessories. I am excited at the possibility but I am worried about the execution. I am not great at follow through. 😟50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40I wish you could see this top in person. The stripes are silver metallic threads so they have a small touch of sparkle as you move. I love this, talk about a unique detail!!! The ruched sleeves are really cool also because they have the large bell and a small dainty tie on them. The top is 95% cotton so it will be cool enough to wear as the days get warmer but the sleeves are perfect for right now. This was a top that was in my latest shipment from the Trunk Club. I told you that I loved a lot of the items in this months shipment!!!  If you are interested in how you can get gorgeous items sent to your house then check them out by going here. This comes in several colors and I ended up exchanging this for a light blue version. I love classic black and white together but I look better in blues.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40When I wear classic black and white I tend to pick out pearls for my accessories. Pearls are a classic also but this jewelry set is also trendy. The Rosemary necklace is such a statement piece of jewelry. The different floral designs using seed pearls are beautiful. The matching Lorelei earrings have a 2.25″ drop and the same floral design as the necklace.50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40Black pumps!!! I really don’t need to say much more than that. These are classic and you can wear them with almost anything. If you do not already own a pair then I highly suggest that you go shopping. I will link a few pairs but you can always go to a store near you and try them on. Buy a “good” pair since they are classic and won’t go out of style you will be able to wear them for years. This pair is by Coach. I think this is my first pair of Coach shoes and I love them.

50 IS NOT OLD | CAN YOU WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY | FASHION OVER 40I know a lot of people are still stuck on the don’t wear white after Labor Day and not before Memorial Day but did you know why this was ever a rule? The reason is all about snobbery. It was a way that the women with “old” money could distinguish between them and the “new” money people. It didn’t matter how much money you had, you had to dress by “their” standards or they would simply look down their noses at you. So, there was nothing practical about the rule, nothing really fashion orientated about the rule, it was just a way to distinguish the social classes. WHAT??? So, throw that old antiquated rule out the window and feel free to break out those white pants. If anyone mentions the “rule” to you then you can inform them how they are WRONG in their thinking. This is 2018, not the 1890’s.


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  1. Love this entire outfit! You look good in black, also, I just think it is out of your comfort zone since you usually wear color. Have a great week, Tania.

    • Tania Reply

      Debbie, I do like most colors and I actually like black but I don’t like wearing it all the time.

  2. I think you look beautiful in black, and all of the other darker, jewel tone colors you wear. I was looking at your Instagram yesterday and really love the pics of you in the darker colors and more fitted clothes. Your beautiful eyes pop against the darker colors. You have a beautiful shape…don’t hide it.😊

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Gina! I do like black and dark colors, also. I just love how the brighter colors make me feel.

  3. Lezlie Davis Reply

    I love your front porch! It’s part of what makes your blog so charming!

    • Tania Reply

      Aww, thanks, Lezlie. It will still be around but there are times that I would like to take pictures either really early or really late and I can’t because of the light. This will help to open up a new possibility for me.

  4. I love the classic black and white too! And you style the white pants well “off season”. I just can’t do it here in Ohio yet. It’s 32 degrees this morning!
    Enjoy your day and I! I’m looking forward to when you have your studio! I love your front porch and the wrought iron cross.

    • Tania Reply

      Laurie, the porch won’t go away for good and it will probably be around for a long time before I ever get my “studio” up and running.

  5. Love love love this outfit! Spot on! I think you will follow through with the studio…it’s about your business and that is important to you,. You are very good at follow through…you started a blog, you change up outfits based on what your audience wanted and on Sundays you focus on God. My friend you will do it! Best…Kathy

  6. I wear white pants on a weekly basis. Others do not agree with my choice, and now I can enlighten them. : ) Thanks for that bit of insight! Looking forward to seeing the new studio. I love designing a new room!

    • Tania Reply

      Mary Lou, I love that you are going to enlighten them!!!

  7. Love love love this outfit! Spot on! You will follow through with the studio my friend. This is your business and you are very focused on success. Besides when it is done you will be so happy! You are very responsive to your target audience and you want to expand the blog. This will make a big difference. So go do it…I have faith in you! Best…kathy

  8. I love the front porch, but a studio will be nice for some change (just throw us a porch pic every so often too). As for R&F, I’m most intrigued by …….Lash Boost!

    Thank you for starting off my day with fashion and fun!

    • Tania Reply

      You are in for a great surprise! Rodan + Fields is FREE to any new PC that purchases a regimen!!!

  9. I believe you will follow through on the studio. You started the blog and have been very successful in growing your business plus you are always responsive to your target audience. You will be so happy when it’s done! I have faith in you my friend! Oh I love love love this outfit!!!! Best…Kathy

  10. Really cute outfit, I think with spring coming I would have gone for a lighter color as well. I always think I have too much black when I am shopping because it is my go to color, and try to pick something else.

    • Tania Reply

      I looked in my closet the other day to see what color I had the most of and it was blue! I am not surprised since it goes well with my eyes.

  11. Pat Arkenberg Coll Reply

    I love the incentive page because I previously was unsure of R&F specials. Thanks. Is there a home button to go back to the days post?

    • Tania Reply

      Pat, I am glad that you are liking the incentives page. To go back to home all you have to do is hit the 50 Is Not Old at the top of the page or close out the tab that just opened.

  12. Liked your personal. Style better before trunk club.you were unique. Now you still look great but too much like other bloggers who also shop at Nordstrom!

    • Tania Reply

      Hahaha, Kim. As a blogger, it is a tightrope we walk. If I style from older clothing them someone will comment that they want to be able to buy the clothing and prefer me to style newer clothing. The same holds true when I shop at local boutiques and I can’t find the exact item. I try to shop from all of the different arenas the best that I can. Trunk Club makes it easier for me since I am at least 2 hours away from any shopping mall.

  13. I love the top. what a cute outfit. What is the color and brand of your nail polish?

    • Tania Reply

      I am not sure what it is, Cindee. All I know is that it is a hologram and changes colors when I move.

  14. Jennifer Shelton Reply

    I absolutely LOVE everything about this outfit!! Jewelry too!! You always look stunning in everything that you wear! I would Love to raid your closet, I would be in Heaven!! Love your blog too!! You just make my day!! Your blog is the first thing I read of a morning it always inspires me and makes me feel good the rest of the day!! Thank you!! You ROCK!!

    • Tania Reply

      Jennifer, you are way too sweet!!! This comment makes my day 🙂

  15. Love love love the outfit. Spot on! I have faith in you my friend….you will complete the studio. You were driven to start a blog, grow your business and you are very attuned to your target audience. When you are finished imagin the pleasure you will take in your hard work! Best… Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      I am glad that you have faith in me! Lol! I need someone to keep pushing me or I might drop the ball.

  16. You look great in the white pants. I enjoy seeing navy and white together. I am not a fan of the new style of “fluffy” sleeves tops even though they are feminine.

  17. Kristine Thompson Reply

    Love this top. What size are you wearing???
    Just might have to give trunk club a try.

  18. Tania – I really liked the incentive page. So much to choose from!

  19. Hi. It was drilled into my head from young age that you never wear white before Memorial Day & after Labor Day so it’s still hard for me to do. However, I’ve never known exactly why. Thanks for that tidbit of info. I’m going to tell my Mom. I’ve been wanting some white jeans but was going to wait until ” it was appropriate ” but now I think I’ll try some a little early this year.

  20. Sandy Smith Reply

    I’ve already been wearing white jeans. Especially when the weather is so nice here in the south. I am most interested in your comments about the AMP roller. I’ve seen a difference in my skin texture from using it them following with the Active Hydration Serum. I really like those 2 products. Probably my favs!

  21. I believe it depends on which part of the country you live in. I live in Texas. I have always started wearing white pants and sandals after Easter. Then it is spring to me, but I never wear them after Labor Day. Somehow that is wrong.

  22. Cute outfit but no white pants here. Small town of 500 and you “just don’t do it”…LOL. Plus, we have had a blizzard the last two days and schools and some businesses have been closed. I can’t tell you how much I want spring and warm temps to arrive. Tania, what brand of jeans do you have on…they look cute and I like that length? I love that you have a vision for a studio and will be excited when you are using it. I regret not having any hobbies as my days are long this time of year.

  23. I agree that I think white pants before Memorial Day has more to do with the part of the county you live in than your anything else these days. No one does it when there is snow on the ground thru March and April and you have to have your snow boots on and shovel in hand where I live. Same goes for white shoes and open toed shoes. Too cold and too summery looking for we northerners. I would be curious what your daughter in Alaska says she sees there.

  24. Lillian McRaven Reply

    I wear white when I want to. I don’t need a calendar to tell me when!!

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