50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40Do any of you have a daughter? Let me just go ahead and say a prayer for you right now if she is anything at all like mine. Lol! She is nothing like me when it comes to adventure. I have gotten braver as I get older but she is brave NOW! She headed off to Juneau Alaska without knowing a single person and arrived without a car. She was picked up from the airport by the University and taken to housing. That was a long time ago, I think it was 2009. Every year I just keep hoping that this will be the year when she decides to come back in the lower 48.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40 This summer has been even more of an adventure than normal with her. First, she took a job working in the field. She is a Marine Biologist and is now working on a fish wheel on the Taku river at the Taku Glacier. No cell phone service, only accessible by a float plane, and hardly any wifi. If all that wasn’t enough, she tells me now that there is a brown bear in camp. 😱 Guess what? The stinking bear is not afraid of them. It came on the cabin porch with all of them inside and they shouted and made lots of noise. It just looked at them. Someone finally shot in the air and it left but it keeps coming back. My daughter is tough as nails but her momma isn’t. This is a little more than I am comfortable with. Then, just to keep me on my toes, she tells me today that she has applied for a job in Dutch Harbor as the Fisheries Biologist. Have you ever watched the television show, “World’s Deadliest Catch?” That is filmed in Dutch Harbor and she would be testing their catch. If you ever read one day that I have had a heart attack, at least you will know the reason. That girl is going to be the death of me yet!!!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40 Today is day 3 of my plain t-shirt outfit challenge. I bet when you look at this outfit the last thing you think of is that I have on a t-shirt. That is the point! You are wearing the same clothing item but wearing it differently each time. Today it is used as a layering piece since we have a cardigan sweater over the top of it. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that because of the way the sleeves were made that it was easy to wear under a jacket or sweater. As you can see, there are no sleeve lines showing on the sweater sleeve. The only way that this could even be better is if the t-shirt was sleeveless. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40I added some of my favorite turquoise and pink Plunder pieces. I don’t think that I have worn the Kami necklace before on the blog. I get confused since I have so much jewelry what I have worn and what I haven’t. Rough problem to have, huh? Lol! I liked this necklace way better than I thought that I would. I knew that I would like the turquoise beaded chain (it reminds me of some of my rosaries) and I knew that I would like the cross. But, I was not sold on the carved pink rose and I worried that it would be too fru fru for me. The large statement earrings are from a past Plunder Posse but the Ingrid earrings are available. They are a seafoam color and they “look” like they would be quite a bit larger. I really don’t know because I haven’t ordered them yet. The last piece of jewelry that I have on is the Kensie bracelet. It is a multi-strand leather bracelet that has colored stones and a gold magnetic closure. I just ordered a lot of new jewelry so hopefully, I will have a lot of new stuff to show you soon. It is getting that time of the year when Plunder is getting ready to discontinue a lot of pieces to make room for the new fall and winter collection. If you would like a list of the retiring pieces then just let me know and I will email you the list. If you wish to make a purchase then go to www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and pick a party in my name. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40When I first saw this skirt I immediately thought of Paris. Mind you, I have never been to Paris but this is what I imagine the streets to look like. If you live in that are or have visited there be sure to let me know if this is what it looks like. I refer to this skirt as my Paris skirt all the time. Original isn’t it? Lol! I can’t tell you how old this skirt is because I actually bought it at a yard sale. YES, you read that correctly. I bought this skirt and a cute pink one at the same time probably 4 or 5 years ago.


50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR A T-SHIRT WITH A SKIRT | FASHION OVER 40I do love a cardigan! This one is one that I have had for a while and it is a perfect color or spring and summer. But, when you pair this cardigan with brown it will look great in the fall also. This one was from Old Navy, I am sure to check out the latest cardigans every time I go there shopping, and the 3/4 length sleeve is a flattering style. The 3/4 length sleeve will actually make you look thinner. Don’t worry if you only have a long sleeve cardigan because you can push them up for the very same effect.

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20 Comments

  1. Firstly I wish your daughter luck with her job. Secondly what a great job you have done as a mum to ensure she has the confidence to leave home and chase her dreams. I know how you feel as my daughter works 300 miles away from me which in the USA is not very far but here in the UK feels like the other side of the world lol.
    Love the skirt and yes you can find streets like that in Paris. Jill x

  2. Be very proud that you raised a daughter with such self confidence and independence that she felt comfortable moving across the country to such a remote place such as Juneau. My husband and I just came back in June from our second trip to Alaska. I have to say I know why she continues to stay in Juneau. It is beautiful and the people are wonderful!
    So happy I ran across your blog a couple of weeks ago. You always put together the best pieces! You are an inspiration to my new way of putting my clothes together. Thank you for the time you put into your blog.

  3. Am loving this series Tania. Are the cardigan sleeves loose so that the t-shirt sleeves do not show through??
    Also wanted to let you know a problem I’m having with R and F lash boost…my lashes are now brushing up against the lenses of my sunglasses…lol. I may have to invest in an eyelash curler…WHAT???? 😉

  4. Your daughter sounds VERY adventurous and she is pursuing her dreams!👏 I worry about my daughter too living miles away. Yes!! Paris does look like your skirt-vibrant!I remember thinking all the buildings were beige colored when first arriving into the middle of the city, but once you set foot on the ground it changes into a feast for the eyes and ears and all the senses!!

  5. Sally Bauman Reply

    I have a daughter like that! Not quite adventurous as yours, but she is heading off to Italy for 3 weeks by herself! I wont be relaxed until she is home on Canadian soil! I wish I had her gumption! Cute skirt and love the cardigan! 🙂

  6. Victoria Elliott Reply

    Wow, I know you are proud. How exciting she is living her dreams! Great job! I love cardigans. I wear them all the time at the office.

    • Tania Reply

      I am proud of her. She scares me to death, but I am proud!

  7. congrats on such a fearless daughter – it takes a great mom to raise a confident lady. Love your outfit and it’s fun to see you always dressed so nice. I thought you were retired? I no longer work and if I did a blog it would be a thousand ways to wear a t-shirt and jeans ok sometimes it’s leggings.

    • Tania Reply

      Lol! Julie, I may be retired but I still need to get dressed, go to the post office a lot, go to the store, etc. You might as well look nice when you go.

  8. It’s great that you have daughter who is not afraid to do what she dreams of doing. You & Joe raised a daughter with confidence and who is self assured. Great assets. I wish I’d been more like that at her age. Cute skirt and can’t believe you found at yard sale. Looks brand new.

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, she is very independent and knows her own mind. I love yard sales!!

  9. I love this outfit, Tania! And you look beautiful in these colors. What a great idea, to do a t-shirt challenge. Love it.

  10. I grew up in France and my first reaction about your skirt was that it reminded me of France. Love your daughter’s sense of adventure!

  11. My amazing daughter was voted ‘most independent student’ in 5th grade — and she has never looked back. She turned 50 yesterday and is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. I am so proud of all her accomplishments.

  12. Thank you so much for talking about your daughter. I have 3 girls, all very different then me. My middle daughter is 21 and has moved to China, she tell she me stories of her life and I am in awe of her and what she is able to deal with. All I want is for her to come home. Be proud your daughter is so confident and brave, it is how they should all be raised. Strong, confident, beautiful women.

  13. I would love to get a list of Plunder.’s retiring pieces. And I signed up for your giveaway!

  14. I really like this series you’re doing and I love this outfit today. You look beautiful! I let my girls soar (but pray a lot for them). 🙂

  15. Diane Hartford-Schulert Reply

    Wowza! I’m sure my daughter will be up for any adventure once she is of age! Ha ha ha,…I will be left behind taking care of her many cats,

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