50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40Have you ever thought that you need a clone of yourself? I know in the cartoons and sci-fi movies that it never works out and there are usually problems but I sure would like to have two of me on some days. Some of the time it is not because I have so much work to do that I need two of me, instead, it is that I want to do two things at once that is fun. Lol! This is happening to me tonight.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40It is nothing major but I still want to do two things at once and there just isn’t a way to make that happen. We have a team training call that is ALWAYS scheduled for Wednesday night at 9:00 pm. There have been times when I have had to miss the call but this week I have to help with the call so I can’t miss it. At the very same time, there is going to be another call that I would like to listen to in order to get some information. I literally can’t do both so my priority is to the team. This was the way it was when Ashleigh and Joseph both had ballgames on the same night but in different cities. Joe would have to go with one and I would go with the other. I wonder if I can get him to listen to the other call and take notes. Lol!! You have no idea how FUNNY that really is. Hahahahahahahaha!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40This was a super cute top that I got in this month’s Trunk Club shipment but in the end, I decided not to keep it. It is a mix media type top which means that it had the white undershirt built into the top. My DIL is great at wearing shirts like this, she will take the kid’s summer clothing and add a turtleneck or button-down shirt under the top and it looks so cute. I forget about doing this or I feel like I have a big bump under the shirt from the buttons. A top like this with it built in takes the guesswork out of the equation and there are NO bumps. There might be one or two bumps but since those are from my fat rolls I don’t think that I can fix that easily. Anyway, even though this shirt was in a current shipment it must have already sold out but I found a few similar ones for you.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40Silver looks great against the dark navy but I admit that I like gold with navy also. The Sam earrings are one of the longest earrings that I have. They are 3.5″ long but I love the movement from the silver dangles. I think these are very nice! I wore my Bree necklace. Someone mentioned the other day when I wore this that they were confused about the “S.” Lol!!! It stands for my last name, Stephens. The Colleen necklace combines silver, gold, and pearls and then adds a long chain tassel for a fabulous look. The “S” is not attached to the disc so it has some movement when you walk. It is hard to see my bracelets which is just as well since they are both sold out at this time. Haha!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40I stinking love these pants. I already know that some of you are not going to be a fan of the fringed hem trend that is huge right now. This pair of jeans is more than I normally spend for jeans but I couldn’t help myself. I know that I will get a ton of wear from them this year so I decided to splurge on myself. These are thick so you don’t see any panties showing through. But while I am talking about panties, when you wear white pants you need to wear nude or beige panties. Some people make the mistake of wearing white but those will show up against your skin. The last pack I bought were some cheap ones by Jessica Simpson that had mesh backsides and no seams at all. Those are perfect for wearing with white pants or any tight pair of pants or leggings. This pair of jeans has a 27″ inseam and I am wearing a size 30. They are snug but I don’t know what size I would normally wear.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO LAYER WITH EASE | FASHION OVER 40I will tell you right now that I am not a fan of these shoes. If they didn’t have such a large platform then I would love them. I like the navy and the gold chain embedded in the espadrille sole but I just can’t stand the high platform. I must not have been a product of the 70’s. Lol!

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  1. Love the blue and white! It looks crisp and has a nautical vibe..add a red purse.. how perfect! Best…Kathy

  2. Love layered looks & this looks great on you….the white pants are totally worth a small splurge! Super cute!

  3. I just can’t bring myself to wear the fringed hem pants. I also don’t like mix media tops because of the maintenance. Probably a good move that you sent it back. The few that I have owned didn’t launder well. I would take them to the dry cleaners to keep the white crisp. You look great and I do love the shoes!

    • Tania Reply

      Sandy, it is funny how we are all different. I love the fringe hems and you don’t. I am on the fence about the tops but you don’t care for them. You love the shoes and I don’t. Lol!!!

  4. Angie Whitley Reply

    I love this outfit for spring! . This may sound weird, but I’d love to see a side view of those pants! Do they flare out a bit? I like the fringe hem and the length. I have a pair of the raw hem jeans and they’re really cute but the leg is straight then they flare right at the bottom and I’m not sure if I like that or not! maybe just something to get used to?

    • Tania Reply

      Angie, get used to the flare because it is coming hard and fast. I wasn’t a fan either but it is starting to grow on me. It will be everywhere this spring and summer.

  5. Love the blue and white but i always feel the layer look makes mme look chuncky. I understand the rolls too lol! Tania you need to add your handbags to your outfits thats what i look forward to. Have a grest dsy!

    • Tania Reply

      That is one of the good things about items that have the layering built in, there is no added bulk. I chuckled about the handbag because I had been getting some requests to style outfits without them. They thought they were distracting. Lol!!!

  6. I’m another one who dislikes (hates actually!) the too short , fringed pants. Don’t care if they are on trend I don’t think I’ll be wearing them.

  7. Teresa Spivey Reply

    I like the pants, not sure about the top. Not a fan of platform shoes, I am too clumsy to walk in them! I hope the drawing winner Teresa is ME! That would make my day!

    • Tania Reply

      Walking is my issue too. No, unfortunately, it was a Theresa with an “H” but I misspelled it in the post.

  8. I like the top, the pants, not so much. But, the put-together look looks great! BTW, have your husband tape the call, if it’s not too long…… 😉

  9. I can tell you live somewhere warm because of the bare feet! I’m a Michigander which is currently under several inches of snow though I am safely in North Carolina for the time! Lucky me! I love the ties on your sleeves. They are doing so many fun things with sleeves lately!


  10. Hi. Free People jeans are pricey but they are nice and last a long time. I’m not a fan of the fringed hem but if it they were hemmed I’d wear them. Nice look and you are making me want warm weather. It’s 36 with flurries here today. ☹️

  11. I have a pair of the white jeans like that, I absolutely love them. I purchased my pair from Talbots . I love the outfit!!!!

  12. Julia Purtill Reply

    I love the fringed hem white jeans -it gives them a casual look not so dressy. Not feeling the blousy sleeves- i carry my weight in the midsection and don’t need any extra poof there!

  13. Clean, crisp look. I love platform shoes. I get the height without all my weight on the balls of my feet. 🙂

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