50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40You are looking at one tired pony. I am finally home again back in Virginia and I was thrilled to sleep in my own bed. It might take me a couple of days to adjust back into a routine though. Not only have I been on the road which threw my routine off but the time changed also and that always messes with me. I thought the extra hour of sleep would help me with my trip back home but I yawned the entire time that I was writing this post last night. Lol! 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40It is easier to adjust to the time change in the fall than it is in the spring when we lose an hour of sleep. I think the part about the changing of time in the fall that always bothered me the most was the fact that it gets dark so early. There were times when I would get off work at 5:30 or 6:00 and it was already dark. I just don’t want to go or do anything once it gets dark. Dang, that last statement sure sounded like an old person. Lol! The younger generation could care less is it is dark outside, but as we age that is more of a concern. Am I the only way who feels this way or do any of you feel like that too?50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40 I needed a punch of color to brighten my day. Color makes me feel happy and I use it a lot if it is dark and gloomy outside. I know a lot of people think that bright pink is a summer color but I think that you can wear it all year long. In fact, I think that you SHOULD wear colors all year long. Pink goes great with black and I wanted to show all of you ladies who love wearing your black clothing how easy it is to add some color to the look. My cardigan is an old one and I am surprised at how good it looks since I wear it so much.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40If a little color is good then a lot of color is GREAT! Lol! I thought that I might try a little pattern matching with a bright and colorful scarf for an accessory instead of wearing a necklace or jewelry. I only added the small Channing black drop tassel earrings. With this much color, I didn’t think that jewelry would be able to be seen.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40 My handbag is old too. You might notice that I own a lot of clothing and that is because I keep my items for years. Clothing cost money and I want to make sure that I get my monies worth out of the item. Even when I am finished with an item (usually because I have outgrown it) I will give it away to someone who can get even more wear out of it. A nice black handbag should be in everyone’s wardrobe. If you only own a black and a brown purse then you can make that work all year long. I like a little more variety in my handbags though and I actually have several new ones that I will be showing you very soon. You won’t want to miss these so be sure to check out the blog daily.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40This cute black and white check sleeveless top is new. I bought this the other day off of the clearance rack at Walmart for $5.00!!! I don’t buy clothing from Walmart very often except for pajamas. I hardly ever see anything that catches my eye but as I was walking past the rack I spotted this top and it was my size. I broke into a rendition of, “Oh Happy Day” when I saw the price. Lol! When you find items at that price you don’t have to make them last forever to get your value from them. I have already worn it once so I feel like every time after this will just be an added bonus. I found one at Old Navy that is checked and then these two below that are similar.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS ALL YEAR LONG | FASHION OVER 40Rodan and Fields have just announced two Holiday specials for a limited time. I was thrilled that they picked some of my favorite products and ones that I know that you will love! The Super Serum set includes the  Active Hydration Serum and the Intensive Renewing Serum and it is fantastic for ALL skin types. It doesn’t matter if you are acne prone or have sensitive skin, these products will work for you. The cold and dry winter weather takes a toll on our skin and these two products are just what the doctor ordered. The best part is, when purchased as a Holiday Special they are at a 15% savings. Plus, you will also receive an additional 10% off and free shipping when purchased as a Preferred Customer!The second Holiday Special is the Ultimate Renewal Set and it consists of the Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream and the Redefine Lip Renewing Serum. If you want to make someone very, very happy, then put one of these products in their stocking! The savings is the same for this bundle as the Serum bundle above. 

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  1. Looking cute today in your top. I do love a bargain. If I feel i am paying slightly more for an item than i would like to I justify it by working out how often I wear it and then think yes, worth every penny lol

  2. Trying to be positive this morning but I agree it’s not fun leaving work at 6 and it is already dark.You scored on the top. Love the black and white top. It has some style compared to just a blouse. One thing that I noticed about your clothing is that you can wear most of it year round. I have been thinking about this when I am shopping now. Thank you for posting.

  3. Very cute top on you! I am one of those that wears black all the time.

    I am definitely one of those that does not like to go out if it is dark. Add rain to that, and I am definitely not wanting to leave the house!🤣

  4. Love the outfit and your blog. I was on a trip this weekend and was so flattered when a friend of mine told me I looked like I was on “50 is not old.” Thanks for all your tips.

  5. Once I adjust, I kind of enjoy the “early dark.” I feel if it’s dark out I have permission to hibernate and take a rest from the world for a bit. Like the plants, it’s good to go dormant for a time to rest and refuel for the next growing season.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking with it (as I’m curled up on the sofa in my cozies at 5:00 in the afternoons!).



  6. I love the Walmart top! I buy my pj’s there too! You look great and glad you are back home safe!

  7. BTW, I love the first bag you picked out! Vince Camuto is my favorite! I may order this!

  8. I saw that top at Walmart; did the material soften up after it was washed. I didn’t get it because the material felt a tad stiffer then I like. I am definitely one that does not like to be out after dark OR leave to go someplace in the dark and my hubby will 100% vouch for that statement. He always kids me when he wants to go out and tells me that he’ll have me home by dark and that’s even in the summer. So this time of year he tells me that I won’t melt if I’m out past dark. I really hate how the older I get the more content I am to be home in the evenings. I like afternoon “dates” !

  9. Cheryl peffer Reply

    Black, white and bright pink my go to color combo. I wore a bright pink tee under a long black cardigan with black check ankle pants and patent ballet flats to a shower last Feb. I loved that outfit. I really hate these time changes. It really messes with my old system. Takes me two weeks to adjust. Lol

  10. Love this bright and happy outfit! I never understand why so many women adopt the dark colors in winter. The pretty colors you are sharing today make me feel much happier and prettier. 🙂

  11. GOOD morning! Cute outfit! Love b&w checks! Beautiful addition of color!

  12. You look terrific! Love this look! Bright & cheerful. I saw a similar top somewhere but I was tired & wouldn’t try it on so it’s still there. Sure do like this one though. I only shop for an hour or so & then I’m DONE. (Getting older is NOT fun!)

    I can be out later if I know the roads but I hate driving somewhere unfamiliar when it’s dark.

    Happy time change. (I wish they’d just stop it!)

  13. Your outfit is darling! You look like a million bucks. I love that you found that for $5!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

  14. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    ThaT is a lovely outfit and I love the colors! Great job looking cheery while being tired! I too hate the time change because its dark so early!

  15. Love that cute little top…..guess I’ll have to pay better attention when I’m in Walmart. Ha!

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