50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40What a day! With a statement like that, you never know if what comes next is going to be good or bad. In this case, it wasn’t good but it could have been worse. I am trying to see the silver lining in all situations and I have found that you might not be able to see the lining for a while. I recently had that happen a month or so ago when I had a situation happen that was somewhat hurtful and just totally out of the blue. I whined, pouted, vented, and maybe a little more than vent. However, now that I am looking over the whole situation and how it has played out, I see some amazing things that have happened that wouldn’t have otherwise. #rigged50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40My day was just minor little irritations and nothing major. I mixed up a lot of shipping labels and had to go to the post office in order to get everything straightened out. It could have cost me a lot of money if I hadn’t caught the error so I guess that something good did come out of it after all. Then, I stopped by work to pick up some deliveries that were left there for me and I stayed around to help reconcile the checkbook. That whole process is always a pain but today’s was outright painful. I am going to have to go back tomorrow to find the last little bit that we are off but the big, and I mean big, amount that we were off has been found. The bad thing is that we were not off in our favor but the good thing is that it could have been worse. My poor replacement had to go and tell Joe what the issue was and I think that she expected him to go through the roof. However, he took it all in stride which I am sure shocked the dickens out of her. Joe is one that will go berserk over a tiny detail but he never sweats the big stuff. So, I have learned that if I am going to mess up that it might as well be a BIG mess. 50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40The dress that I have on today is called a floral midi dress. However, I am calling it a slip dress. Doesn’t this remind you of a slip with the lace around the neckline and arms? I feel a little like Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke in this dress. I couldn’t say that if I have a 30 something blog. My audience would be saying, “who?” lol!!! Anyway, this dress was in my Trunk Club shipment but I did end up sending this one back. The were some pros that I liked about this dress but the cons overweighed them. The dress was just too large through the bust area or I am too small through the bust area one. Lol! I did like the pretty floral pattern but I will keep searching because this was not the one for me. However, that doesn’t mean that it is not the right dress for you. This would be very cute on some of you who are larger chested. The deep v-neck and the and the empire type waist would enhance your endowments. Here is the link to this dress.

50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40Dawna earrings are perfect for this style of dress. They just brush the top of your shoulders and look dainty just like the print on the dress. The Mary Ellen bracelet and the Morgan bracelet are what I chose for this look. I just wanted to pick something simple so that it wouldn’t take away from the look of the dress. The Quinn necklace has a tiny turquoise stone on a black cord. I wear this necklace a lot because of the length and how it fits perfectly in the void of the neckline. This month is my 3 year Blog anniversary! I can’t believe that it has been that long! I am celebrating by offering a free piece of jewelry with every 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) made this entire month! Go here and have fun shopping! Make sure that you pick a party with my name in it so that I can track the purchases. 50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40 I am loving these hot pink pumps from Charles David. I bought these a couple of months ago and I took them to Cancun with me. I am highly attracted to hot pink in my clothing and even in my shoes. I like wearing heels but I know a lot of you are not as comfortable in heels so you can feel free to pick the style that works best for you.

50 IS NOT OLD | FLORAL MIDI DRESS | FASHION OVER 40You never know how things can change on a dime. Here I was writing the blog, semi-complaining about my day, and then things flipped and my day just got better!  I just got 2 emails from Rodan + Fields that changed my whole day. One email was giving me access to an invitation-only SPARKLE LOUNGE where I will receive a Swarovski gift designed exclusively for Rodan + Fields. 

THEN, the second email came that told me that I would be walking  the stage Saturday morning and be recognized as a Leader in this business.  And, they are going to be depositing a HUGE chunk of change     in my account tomorrow so that my trip doesn’t cost me a thing!!! 🎉New Orleans, here I come!

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    • Tania Reply

      Susanne, you could pull this dress off. It would look cute with a shrug or a cardi.

  1. Congrats on your good news! Now you get to stress over what you will wear on stage! Lol…. Glad you sent this dress back, it did not fit you right! Anything with lace in the underarm area is never a good idea….HaHa!

    • Tania Reply

      Kathy, I agree with everything you just said. Lol! I am not too worried about what I am going to wear onstage since it is a quick walk across which will only take about 3 to 5 seconds. But, it is just the fact that I get to do it that counts.

  2. I’ve tried twice to sign up for your newsletter, and I’m still not getting it. Can you help?

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      Traci, I got you signed up for the weekly newsletter and you should get tomorrow’s edition! Thanks for signing up and I am sorry that you had issues.

  3. OMG…the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this dress was “dance hall girl” so yes, Miss Kitty! I love the color and the detail around the middle and the length but the top of it…even if it would have been tank top style would have made a big difference for me. Congrats on the honors you are receiving at convention and now are you stressing about the outfit you will be wearing 😉 Have fun at convention.

    • Tania Reply

      Sandy, we must think alike. Lol! I started to wear a little cardigan with this and that would have made all the difference in the look but I wanted you gurls to see what the dress looked like so I chose not to. If this was in my closet though, I would wear something over the straps to hide the fact that it was a little baggy on me and take away the dance hall effect. LOL!!!

      • LOL….so funny but I think you made the right decision to send back. A sweater would have covered up that pretty detail around the waist as I think that’s what was making this dress(and the color and pattern) look so cute!

  4. The dress is cute except for the lace on top. It does remind me of a slip, but it looks nice on you.
    Even though your day did not start off well, it sure ended great!!! That is so wonderful about the gift (can’t wait to see it) and congrats on the expenses paid trip!!

  5. I can’t believe you said that. My very first thought when I saw you in that dress was also Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke, haha!

  6. Congratulations on your achievment with Rodan and Fields and well done on winning a award.
    Shame about the dress not quite fitting I thought you looked lovely and handkerchief skirts always feel calamitous. But if it dosnt fit properly no use keeping.

  7. Thank you Tania for all your wonderful blogs and lovely photos.

    You always put a smile to my face and always think positive even when you are having a bad day. So happy for you when it turns out right. Congratulations! Well deserved for sure.

    I love the fashions you show everyday. We have very simular taste. Also your sense of humour with great stories. I look forward to your blog. Please keep them coming. I admire you and how you have built this blog and all your other businesses. You have worked hard with determination through it all.

    Cheers to you!

    Sheron Davis
    Ontario, Canada

  8. Thanks for the Miss Kitty reference, it made me laugh out loud! Beautiful dress!

  9. Congratulations! I tried to sign up for the weekly email but never received the confirmation email. Help! Thanks 🙂

  10. Charlcy L Green Reply

    OH WOW, that is incredible news, Tania! You just MOVING & SHAKING everywhere! I am proud to know you! The dress & heels are so cute, but yes, too big. No smaller sizes? Hope your day gets much better!

  11. WOW Tania, congratulations!!! Yes, now that you mentioned it, that dress reminds me of Miss Kitty too. lol Have a fun time in New Orleans, you deserve it!

  12. Carole Prisk Reply

    I totally thought “dance hall girl” when I saw this post before I read your Miss Kitty comment. There aren’t too many things that you can’t wear, but I agree this dress sort of swallowed you. Happy for your continued upward mobility with Rodan and Fields; you are an inspiration to any woman afraid to try something new because of her age. Your success is an outstanding achievement .

  13. I can remember my grandpa faithfully watching Gunsmoke 🙂 You brought back some fond memories for me.

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