50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A TWEAK HERE AND THERE | FASHION OVER 40Hi, everyone. I wanted to show you my newest headshots that I had taken for the blog. Occasionally I will get asked for a professional headshot and I really didn’t have one. The main reason is that I don’t do well when other people take my pictures. It is awkward and I hate having a fake smile. In other words, I just feel foolish. Do any of you know how that feels? 50 IS NOT OLD | JUST A TWEAK HERE AND THERE | FASHION OVER 40The 1st picture was one that Joe took for me when I was doing the QVC post and they needed a headshot. We draped a sheet on my front porch and he took the pictures with his phone. Do you think that is what they meant when they asked for a professional headshot? LOL!!! Anyway, I figured that it could use some sprucing up so I sent it to my brother-in-law the professional photographer and he ran it through his software. This was the results. 😮 Holy Cow!!! No wonder those models in the magazines always look so good. I am showing you this for that very reason. I was happy with my first photo. I thought it was great and then I saw the second photo and suddenly the first one didn’t look so good after all. Just remember, there are two versions of ourselves. The one we are and the one that is in our minds and on photoshop.

August 6th means that the Nordstrom sale is over. That means that you only have today and tomorrow to take advantage of the big anniversary sale that they have going on. I spent all day going through all 33 pages of the Anniversary Sale and I have picked out some items for you.

I know that is a lot to throw at you at once. There are so many items to look at and choose from and the prices are incredible. I sure hope that you save a ton of money as you shop till you drop. Lol!

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  1. Nordstrom have a great sale. I never know what size to go for with size conversion so when visit In a country which has a shop like to pop in. Wish we has a shop here in the UK

    • I recently started following you and just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog. You see I have lost 50 lbs with 30 to go and seems I don’t know how to dress myself anymore. One reason is I hated to shop because I didn’t like how I looked in Anything. My work scrubs took me everywhere . I would just show up to most places straight from work and just used my job as an excuse for not being dressed for the occasion. I’ve even worn my black scrubs to a funeral 🙄. I did wear black after all 🤪
      I love everything you wear. Love that you give me options as to get as close to the look you are modeling .
      Hoping to be at goal by Christmas are the new year. I have looked at some of your past posts and wishing the clothes were in my closet.
      You are beautiful .
      Thank you for your style.
      I am now a forever fan!!!

      • Tania Reply

        WELCOME, Sherry!!! Congratulations on the weight loss, that is an ever-present struggle for me. Good luck in reaching your goal and in getting a brand new wardrobe for Christmas!!!

  2. Sondra Koons Reply

    Holy Cow!! I liked the first head shot of you but the last one…….BEAUTIFUL! It’s still you Tania, no matter how much touching up was done to the photo. Your personality shines through and it’s ALL YOU!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Sondra. It shows what is possible with photoshop.

  3. You look so great in ALL of the pics! But thanks for reminding us what a bit of “touching up” accomplishes. (And I’m with you on photos…I hate having my picture taken!)

  4. Meredith Russell Reply

    Your headshots are great! So beautiful and your hair is perfection!

  5. Cristina Downey Reply

    My husband is a photographer and is all about angles and lighting and yes, go with #3, you look beautiful and a little touching up never killed anyone! Have you seen the professional shots of QVC hosts? Not a one that has not been retouched and doesn’t take away from their looks in my opinion. If you set a beautiful table wouldn’t you iron the tablecloth and napkins so they look their best?😉

    • Tania Reply

      I love that quote, Cristina! Lol! And, no, I wouldn’t set a beautiful table with a wrinkled tablecloth. lol!!!

  6. I’ve been reading your blog for 2 years now and you seem to be aging backwards. You look younger and prettier than ever even without the photo touch up.

    • Tania Reply

      I loved the original photo UNTIL I saw the retouched one. Lol!!! Joe said that he wanted the retouched version and I said that I was working on it. Lol!

  7. We always want to look out best don’t we? When I first saw this photo a little while back i thought to myself what a great picture, she looks so good. The retouched photo just enhances your beauty. In a nutshell, they are both wonderful photos!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Carol. Joe said it was all due to his skill as a photographer. Lol!

  8. Oh, my gosh! Is photo #3 the same as #1 only with your torso? It’s my fave! BUT, you know what? It would be incredibly hard to take a bad picture of you! You’re SO stinkin’ CUTE!

    Hope you and yours have a glorious Saturday! Hope your weather has cooled down! 😁👋🏻

  9. Gloria Randle Reply

    My best pic was the one for my driver’s license. I guess I probably know how you feel! That is a great head shot.

  10. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    Wow, you look fantastic whether in Joe’s shot or thru you bro-in-laws perfect software! I love your hair! And that beautiful top looks fabulous on you!

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