50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40Okay, this feels weird. Just for fun, I decided to see if I could take pictures that weren’t on my porch. When you use a camera on a tripod and use the timer you have to focus the camera before you start the timer. The problem is that you have to have something in the picture so that the camera can focus. So, I chose this tree to stand in front of. I focus on the tree, set the timer, and then run and get in the picture. Lol! It is almost comical to watch the whole process.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40 I planted this Birch tree several years ago when it was just a sapling. It is hard to imagine that it has grown into such a large tree already. I have always been intrigued by the peeling bark on these trees and I found a store going out of business that had all of their trees on sale for half price. I can’t pass up a good sale even if it is on trees. Lol! It is a good thing that I didn’t find the store until they were almost sold out or we would now live in the woods. Hahaha! Joe was not as amused and fussed about having to mow around the tree. Ask me if I cared!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40 When I went to work today, the first thing my son said to me was, “mom, why do you have on a hankie?” I had to correct him and say that this was NOT a hankie, it was a bandana. Poor boy just doesn’t know his scarf prints. Lol! I bought this top back a while ago from Cato Fashions and I am just now getting around to wearing it. Cato has lots of Red, White, and Blue right now for the upcoming Fourth of July but, this top is sold out. I did find the very same print in a Plus size dress though, so go here to see that. Also, here is another way that I have styled a bandana print in the past.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40I went with all pearl and fringe jewelry with this look. These are not your grandmother’s pearls but a more updated, trendy version instead. Let me start with the Torilyn bracelet that is in the picture before this one. It is a 7 strand pearl and gold magnetic bracelet that is adjustable from 8-8.8″ by taking out an extra link that is removable. The Chantilly necklace is like a grape cluster of teardrop shaped pearls. I love the longer length of this necklace, it is 30.5″ to 33.5″ and it hits in the perfect spot for me. I started to put on a pair of pearl earrings but decided that I had on enough pearls so I went with the gold and cream fringe Nikki earrings instead. I really like the hammered pattern on the gold. If you are interested in any items from Plunder just go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40This pair of shoes must be one of my husband’s favorites because he always compliments me every time that I wear them. Even after 30 years of marriage, I will still beam every time he gives me a compliment. On the other hand, these have never been a pair that I really loved but I won’t get rid of them because he likes them. Are any of you like that? I have had these for a very long time and they had held up nicely. Probably because I don’t wear them very often. Lol! The brand of this shoe is Nine & Co.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40White is the color of choice for summer. It looks so crisp and clean and it really goes well with my french tip pedicure. Lol! I am a firm believer that everyone needs a pair of white pants, crops, ankle pants, or shorts for summer. If you are really brave and bold then you will have one of all of those! This is a pair by Lisette full-length pants c/o the Purple Poppy. This is my favorite pair of white pants for a couple of reasons. They are nice and thick which means that you don’t see through them is one thing. The other thing is that they have a tummy control panel also. I am not saying why that is important to me. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40You all know that I put something about Rodan + Fields here at the end of my posts. I saw this picture today and I thought, “Yep, that pretty much sums it up!” I kid you not when I say that ten years from now you will be wondering what in the world you were thinking if you don’t jump on board with me now! I am not sure why you would ever be scared to take a chance on the doctors! They are already proven, they have already created TWO Billion dollar companies. The real question is, “why would THEY be taking a chance on you?” Message me, please. Not for my sake, but for your sake and what this company can do for you. fiftyisnotold@gmail.com50 IS NOT OLD | HOW MANY WHITE PAIR OF PANTS DO YOU NEED | FASHION OVER 40

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  1. A girl can never have too many pairs of white trousers they go with everything. I am looking for a unusual pair in a heavy white linen. Saw a lady wearing a pair work loose sides and tulip effect bottom. Should have asked her were she bought them but missed the opportunity 🙄

  2. Love that top!! That color looks so good on you. I think your lovely tree in the background really showcases the top. I love white pants and I remembered you said in a previous blog how you wear white pants all the time, so I took your advice and I now own 9 pair of them! They go with everything!! Happy Friday!!

  3. Love the top! Just saw a cute headband that was a bandana print… your hair has really grown it would look nice with this outfit!!!!! Best…Kathy

  4. Your right, a gal can’t have too many white pants! But the key is to find a pair that fits right, that’s why I have so many in my closet…lol….. Finally found my favorite with JJill and that’s what I’m sticking with! Cute top, I buy the tops like that but then end up wearing them on my shoulders….I feel uncomfortable in them unless they have a thin strap connected to them…..can’t seem to get into the bare shoulder look. Have a great weekend!

  5. I have 3 pairs of white shorts, 1 pair of white capris and 2 pairs of white pants. I wear white all year long. Love it. I am also trying to incorporate more red into my wardrobe. I love it but for some reason, I don’t wear it a whole lot. I love red and white together!

  6. Cute top and those pants are a nice fit! You look great, red looks great on you!

  7. Great outfit! You look marvelous, dahling. 😊 I love the R + F / Apple quote!

  8. This is such a breath of fresh air! The different scene, and you look beautiful! I love a red bandana and I love white pants!

  9. Love that top! I will probably have to make it since it is no longer available. It would look great with black pants but is perfect with white for summer.

  10. Several years ago I had a bandana top that I just LOVED! This is so cute….and NO, having too many white pants is not a thing! Happy Father’s Day to Joe and to your sons. Strong fathers raise strong children. Dads ARE important! XOXO

  11. Love Love Love the outdoor pics!! So much better! Thank you for taking the advice. Also looks so natural and you did an awesome job with using the tripod. Keep it going👍
    All the best,

  12. The answer to your question is one. I seem to spill everything when I wear white. Not sure why that is….hehehe
    Love the top. You look fab. Tell Joe the bigger the tree gets the less grass he will have to mow.

  13. Thanks for including the comments from Joe and your son! I can just hear them saying these things – and I laughed to myself because I can relate so well!! My husband has complained about me ‘planting things’ he has to mow around since Day 1. He wanted to cut down an ornamental tree for years because he had to mow around it. NO WAY, said I! LOL Cute outfit.

  14. Jayne Finkbohner Reply

    Awesome outfit. Looks so fresh and fun!! So bummed too is sold out!!

  15. I love this outfit..you look amazing! I immediately clicked on the link for the pants after I read how they’re thick,but I was disappointed by the price (can’t afford that 🙁 LOL). Is there another brand of white pant that you can recommend that are comparable?

  16. kim granzella, Napa, California Reply


    Love love love love this outfit. It is so refreshing and I love the jewelry as well. I have the same bracelet from Plunder and just love it!

    This red and white are awesome. Love it Love it! And thanks for the up beat and inspiring daily blog for all of us over 50 women that need to be reminded that we are still Alive and can look great over 50! Yay!



  17. When my grandma passed away we went over to clean out her house and found that she had 67 pairs of white pants!!!!!!! She was a seamstress and made much of her huge wardrobe but that many white pants was sure something to see.

    Oh how I miss my sweet Grammy! She was the best.

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