50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40It has been stifling hot this past week and even the humidity was out of control. When it gets this hot and sticky the last thing that I want to do is put on pants. Wearing a dress is the best solution, it is even better than wearing shorts.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40 I recently received this 100% cotton dress, courtesy of Purple Poppy, and I wore it the other day when we were taking the grandchildren to have their pictures taken. I wanted something that would be cool and comfortable but I still wanted to look good. There is no reason that you shouldn’t have clothing that can be all of these things. 50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40The dress is by Madison Matthews and is a pretty blue with a white stripe. However, the beautiful white embroidery is what makes this dress stand out. The embroidery is nice and thick and it just feels like quality. I wish that you could feel this embroidery to see what I am talking about. In this picture, it looks like a print on the dress but it is not.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40 I liked that the dress isn’t snug but it is still flattering. I am wearing a size large but I honestly think that I could have sized down and gotten the medium instead. It is hand wash so it shouldn’t shrink. The length is also perfect especially if you were like me and running around trying to keep up with some wild grandchildren. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40 Joe loved this look and just kept giving me compliments and I really think that you will like it also. Purple Poppy is one of my favorite stores because her clothing is great for any age group. Everything that I have received from them has been fantastic quality and are items that I will wear over and over again. Be sure to check out this dress and any order over $100.00 will receive FREE shipping.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESSING TO BE COOL, COMFORTABLE, AND CASUAL | FASHION OVER 40 This dress is wild children approved! Lol!


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  1. This dress is so lovely and looks great on you. A really pretty blue. You are right about dresses they can be so cool to wear on the heat especially cotton or linen.

    • Tania Reply

      This dress is so cool and comfortable and still so stylish. PERFECT!

  2. Cheryl peffer Reply

    So right about dresses. Just started wearing them again after years of not. Wore one to my nephews outdoor wedding two weeks ago. I don’t think anything could have helped in 96 degree PA. weather. Lol. This past Sat. I went to a niece’s wedding again an outdoor wedding. But wore capris.. Not as comfy!! Dress,tee and capris all Isaac M. It’s too hot for me. I love this dress in today’s blog. You can’t go wrong with cotton. Cute as can be grandchildren.

    • Tania Reply

      A dress is so much more comfortable when it is hot. Nothing is sticking and clinging to you and it just feels cooler.

  3. Love Madison Matthews! They have a store on Church St in Charleston SC.

    • Tania Reply

      This was my first item from them but now I am hooked.

  4. Cute dress and I SO agree that they are cooler and more comfortable then shorts or capris. I love wearing this type of dress when I meet up with my friends for a girls day out. I do find them a little harder to wear when around the grandkids since I’m bending over and on the floor quite a bit.

  5. Cute, cute dress! I too, love to wear comfortable dresses when it’s hot outside. It’s supposed get 106 degrees today….😮 Grandchildren are beautiful!

  6. Marilyn S. Reply

    Oh my -I love that dress and immediately knew it was just perfect when I saw you in it with the grand kids a few weeks back. And Tania are you now a model for Purple Poppy ???? We’re not gonna lose you to the big Runway are we ??!!

    • Tania Reply

      😂 🤣 🤪 I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Lol!

  7. Love the entire outfit earings, dress and sandals. I’m with you on the dress thing when it gets hot like it has. So much more comfortable than shorts or god forbid pants.

  8. Just ordered this dress, I live in Oklahoma so I’m always looking for cool and stylish clothes! Thank you so much!

  9. Jayne Finkbohner Reply

    Love this dress on you!! Adorable grandchildren as well!!

  10. I want to order this dress but not sure if I should get a M or a L – I’m 5’6 tall, about 145 lbs. Tania, what do you think based on what you ordered?

    • Tania Reply

      I would guess a medium, Sue. I am the same height as you and a little heavier so I think the medium will work out perfect for you.


    Love the dress, love the blog..my first visit! Tried to order the dress all day and kept getting a processing error . Called the number on the Purple Poppy site and it’s voice mailbox is full and not accepting any messages…something tells me that this dress is not meant to grace my closet. So disappointed!

    • Tania Reply

      Margaret, that is horrible. But, don’t let that discourage you. This dress is super cute so just try again tomorrow. Be like Annie, Tomorrow, tomorrow is only a day away! Lol!

  12. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    Isn’t it the best to get a cute, comfy dress and then have our man keep complimenting us in it!! Love your beautiful grands!

  13. kim granzella Reply

    Your picture with the littles is adorable. They are all adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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