50 IS NOT OLD | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40Well, I am in the “trying to keep my head above water” survival mode right now. Lol! It sure didn’t take long for that to happen since I went back to work. My table/desk is a mess and I didn’t even make my bed this morning. A guess a disclaimer would be that I have been known to not make my bed until I am getting ready to get back in it, but normally I do straighten it up of the mornings. I didn’t have to stay all day at work yesterday since I had a scheduled call already for 4:00 pm, so I hightailed it out of there a little early. Even though I have been setting my alarm clock I have not been able to make myself get out of bed early. I am not a morning person!!! I will not be getting a worm any time soon. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40When I went to the convention last week I was privileged to get to hear Mel Robbins speak. Mel Robbins is the author of the 5 Second Rule, which is an incredible book that talks about how she was able to turn her life around by applying this simple rule. She said that she needed to get out of bed and she envisioned herself like a rocket so she counted backward from 5. Just like a lunch of a rocket ship, she counted 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and then she got up. SHe was amazed at how easy that little trick worked so she kept incorporating it into her everyday life. Anytime she knew that she “needed” to do something but she didn’t “want” to do it, she would count backward from 5 and then she found herself going ahead with the activity. She talks about how the brain works and why counting backward helps you to do this tasks but I forget all of the specifics. It is a book worth reading though. Now, I just need to actually apply it to my mornings. Lol! I’ll let you know if it worked for me because I am going to try it tomorrow morning.50 IS NOT OLD | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40 Let me start off by saying that I love this print on this top. I love the deep colors which are perfect for fall and I love a paisley print, it is one of my favorites. BUT, I am not loving the top as a whole. I decided to take some pictures of the top like it would be if I was wearing it somewhere. Taking a picture gives you a completely different perspective than if you just look in the mirror. You should try it sometime, you will see what I mean. Anyway, once I took the pictures and downloaded them, I was leaning toward taking the top back. Help me out here, what do you think? This came from a local boutique and it is by Karen Kane, so it is a nice top. I just can’t help but think that I can find something that I would like better. Why would I settle for something that I don’t love? I guess I know what I am going to do. Here are some paisley tops that I do really like.

50 IS NOT OLD | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40I don’t have on any jewelry except for the Ciara earrings! These long teardrop gold filigree earrings have become a go-to for me this year. They go with almost anything and they make quite a statement. I ordered a bunch more jewelry from Plunder and paid to have it shipped 2-day service so that I can get it in time to video it for Friday’s post. Don’t forget about this month’s giveaway since this is the last week to take advantage of it. I have been celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary by offering a free piece of jewelry with every 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) for 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 | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40 My tan skinny pants are also Karen Kane. I love this color for fall. It is a butterscotch color. That just made me hungry. Lol! I couldn’t find these pants on their website but I did find some that were very similar for you. I already have a couple pair of pants in this color but one is a corduroy and one is a chino style. This one has the spandex material in it so it is more like a legging style. Yes, I need them all. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | WHO NEEDS A WORM ANYWAY | FASHION OVER 40These platform sandals are from Marc Fisher. They have been a pair that I have worn a lot since I bought them a couple of years ago. I liked the gold rings which is a unique detail that helps them to stand out. But, it is the neutral color that I love. This shoe is like the earrings above, they just go with almost anything. You need to have a good neutral pair of shoes that you can wear with a dress, shorts, pants, suits, jeans, etc.

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  1. Elizabeth Bienvenu Reply

    I like the pattern and the colors but not a fan of the way the top “cut out” looks

    • Karen from Como Reply

      I agree with Elizabeth. Find something else you like better.

  2. I think your top looks great. The autumn colours are fabulous. Do you think it is because it is a cold shoulder style that you are not too keen on it ? It does look lovely but maybe the strap going over the shoulder is a bit too minimal for the time of year. Any way the top has a thumbs up from me x

    • I agree. The horizontal piece of fabric looks a little odd. This piece makes the top too busy.

    • Agreeing with Cheryl (and you); the colors and print are great but something about that neckline/shoulder area seems off. The width of the sleeves and body area of the top aren’t in balance with all the cut out details. Thanks for being the blogger who lets us see the ‘misses’ as well as the ‘hits’ !

  3. Love the colors of the top. The colors are great on you. I can see why you are unsure about keeeping it though – the cold shoulder, the spaghetti straps and the funky strap across the upper chest are a bit much all together. A different style blouse with the same colors would be better.

  4. Try the top with a burgundy skinny pant maybe or whatever the color is going down the front. A darker pant maybe? White pants?

    If you do not love it, you will not reach for it.😊. At least I do not.

    You are always beautiful.😊

  5. There are certain details of your top that I like. The neckline is interesting and I think it’s adorable, as well as the shoulder cut outs and pretty detail print. However, the actual length is off on you, and probably most women that aren’t 6’ tall or taller. It borders as a mini dress so any type of pant other than a legging only adds bulk and weight to your figure. The sleeves don’t help with the whole look as they tend to add volumn as well. I would consider a jean type Capri legging with flats or a legging with some knee boots.

  6. Laurie Hannus Reply

    I’m not a fan of the top either. The cut outs and cold shoulders are too much. The colors are beautiful though. You can also see your “pit boobs” which is a bad sign (that’s the arm skin that hangs out when sleeveless is cut to loose 😮,) love the pants and shoes!! And of course your beautiful smile!

  7. Not a fan of this top. The cutouts throw my off. If it had solid sleeves it would be a winner for me. I do like the pants. I agree with you…why settle?! Best…Kathy

  8. Love the print of the top, but I am not a fan of the cutout!. When I first saw the photo i thought it was a dress! I like the color of them, just not with the top. I think a darker color would look better. Bottom line you look great despite my opinion!!
    This time of year with the weather changing it’s a killer when the alarm goes off and it’s still dark out! I usually pop right up, but find myself moaning about having to get up!!😂😂 The minute I’m up, I automatically make my bed and move on. Have a great day!!!

  9. Snake oil?? You have to love how the guys can put a masculine spin on anything.
    I like the top…. on you! I know I would be uncomfortable in it, however, you have advised us to step outside the box and try new things. I would have to start be trying it first in a dressing room 🙂

  10. The colors in the top are gorgeous, but x-nay on keeping it..just too much going on. 😊 You can do better..I have faith..lol

  11. Love the print as well, neckline and shoulder details are just too much. i would be reaching for these colors in fall so a cardigan would just be covering it anyway. You look great as usual, good luck facing another day back at work!

  12. I absolutely agree with you about the top. The colors and print are great. The style not so much. As soon as I saw your photo I thought it was not a good look for you! Take it back!

  13. The colors are great, the style is too overwhelming on you. The cut outs and it’s too long and full. You’re too cute for this top! Just sayin’!

  14. I say take the top back, if u don’t love it, you won’t wear it that much. Spend ur money on what u really like! I am guilty of loving the colors and then trying to make the style work when it really doesn’t.


    Hi Tanya, I think the top is beautiful but it looks more like a dress than a top. Maybe with shorts it would look nicer. Return it or keep it is up to you. However if you are not in love with it, I would return it.

  16. Drema Hicks Reply

    Love the colors of the paisley print and the jeans! However, I’m not a fan of the style. But, that’s me. If you’re not loving it, my suggestion is return it for a style you do love. I just did the same with a Michael Kors bag… loved the color and the style, but it was just a “bit too small”. So, thankfully it worked out I was able to return it for the same color and similar style but slightly bigger. I’m a HAPPY camper! 🤗

  17. I agree with you, you can find another top. I’m looking for a post from a few weeks ago where you wore some reversible reptile pants from QVC. I love the necklace. How can I find passed post in an organized way?
    I would also like to see a post about the proper under garment.
    Thanks for the work you do.

  18. Cheryl peffer Reply

    Try as I may. I just can’t get on the cold shoulder band wagon. Other than that I love the blouse.

  19. Sherry Jackson Reply

    Oh Tania, we are so much alike !! I am not a morning person either. I make my bed in the same manner as you…pull up the covers (most days) & make it before we get into it at night!! I will try the rocket approach tomorrow also . Paisley is my FAV ! This top just looks to big on you, not a fan despite the colors & pattern.

  20. Daria armstrong Reply

    Tania, your a beautiful women. I love the pattern too but I think it’s too busy on the top with the pattern. But if you like it, thats all that matters. You’re the one wearing it and if you’re comfortable in it, go for it!!!!💗

  21. I agree with you about the top. The deep colors make you think “fall,” but it’s too bare (in my opinion) at the top for fall. I’m not a fan of all the off-the-shoulder, cold shoulder, etc. tops anyway. I think you can do better.

  22. I’m not a fan of the cold shoulder look, off the shoulder I do like. Your back at the family business??? I thought you retired to pursue your other interests……

  23. I love the colors in the top and that it’s a tunic. It looks great on you and like the outfit as a whole. I don’t care for the top portion of the top, I think the way it’s made is too much. I say it goes back. If you don’t love it, you won’t wear it.

  24. I like the colors in the top. However I don’t like the style at all. It looks like they couldn’t make up their mind how to cut it & just threw it all together. It would look better in my opinion with full sleeves. I always associate paisley prints with more of a fall or winter look which means cooler weather. Which means sleeves. I would also probably wear a darker color of pants like a dark tan or rust. I agree with a lot of people. If you have any doubts follow your instinct or it will probably just hang in your closet. I speak from experience. lol

  25. The top has a lovely print and colors and it looks good on you. However, if you don’t love it don’t get it because you won’t wear it much in my opinion. I personally just can’t get into the “cold shoulder” thing. You have my favorite shoes on today.

  26. I love the print and Fall colors in the top. Don’t know if you’re at all in to alterations but if the cold shoulders were a little higher I think it would make all the difference! The issue is they look like they are falling off your arms. If they were going straight across from the neckline it would be perfect. Looks great w your skin tone 👍🏻

  27. I thought this was a Cato top at first glance, not a fan of the cut out. I must have missed why you are back to work. I always enjoy your blogs!

  28. I love that top! But, not so much with tan pants—I think a dark color might be better—burgundy, black/navy, whichever is in the print….LOVE your hair, too!

  29. Two things: I like but don’t love the top and the other is that when I wore these color pants a while ago my son-in-law thought I didn’t have any on! Yikes! =0

  30. I do not care for this top. The straps are too skinny, too much arm pit is showing and the band across the front is just not attractive. Love the fit of the pants but I agree with Junkeyandjewels…than color looks too much like a skin tone.

  31. Dana Buckingham Reply

    I love the print of this top, but don’t like the cutouts either. But then I’m not a fan of the cold shoulder style. These sleeves are so low that I would constantly feel like they were falling off and I would be pulling them up. Ha!

  32. I really like the top & the colors are great. Just not for this time of year.

    You look really good in it though.

  33. I like the colors of the top but not the style. I also think the proportion is off but I love your hair, earrings and shoes!

  34. Sarah Newton Reply

    I think the cutout top draws your down–makes me think of “droopy”.

  35. Not a big fan of the top. I like the print but not the open sleeves. Seems too long on you too. I do love your hair and makeup.

  36. Love your hair and makeup. The length of the top is all wrong. When in doubt, take it back. There are too many cute tops to be had out there to keep one that doesn’t work.

    • I think the top is cute but it looks like it is too large for you. Maybe a size smaller would be better. Good luck! I Love your blog.

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