50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40I am as relaxed as a spaghetti noodle. Wow! I can’t believe how good it feels not to have to do anything. Joe and I have no agenda except to visit every airport within 50 miles. Lol! Every time we leave the condo to go riding around we seem to happen to pass by an airport that he needs to run inside and visit. Good grief, there seem to be a lot of airports around here! I don’t mind because I like looking around at different parts of the country and wondering what the people who live there are like.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40 It has fascinated me since I was a young child to think about all of the people who live in an area that I am traveling through. I will start to make up stories about their lives and where they work. I wonder if they have children or pets and I look for signs like toys outside. Please tell me that I am not the only person who does this. Anyway, today I am looking forward to having lunch with a lady that I have met through the blog. She happens to be in this area as well, so we are meeting for lunch and getting to know each other better. How cool is that??? It is funny because when you are friends on facebook, you see them and snippets of their lives. You end up feeling like you know the person even though you have never met. Kind of like me looking in the windows of the houses that I pass by and wondering about their lives. Facebook is just a more in-depth version; it allows a longer look inside. Anyway, I hope to get a good picture of us to put on the blog Monday so that you can meet her too.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40 Can you believe that I am wearing black on black? If you live in an area of the country that has colder temperatures, then you need to have several turtleneck tops. I have a black turtleneck, a cream one, a light gray one, and a burgundy one. Those will pretty much cover all of the different needs that I will have. I have a navy mock-turtleneck, but it is a sweater and is short-sleeved. So, I have been watching the winter sales trying to find one that I like. A turtleneck is great for layering and can be worn by itself also. The turtleneck is a very versatile clothing item.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40This is how I make a black on black outfit fit my personality. I added a beautiful leopard print scarf that I bought in the fall. I love this huge oversized scarf, and it makes a statement. It now says, “Tania approved outfit!” Lol! I even laughed at myself as I was typing that. Lol! But tell me, doesn’t this look like something that I would wear?
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40There is not much need to add a lot of jewelry, but I did add the Tessie earrings which are a favorite of mine. I love the tassels, and I even bought this for my DIL for Christmas because she admired them. I might have misplaced the gift for her, but I am sure that it will show up before long. Lol! I also added the leopard print cuff called the Rochelle. This is a 7.25 cuff, and it is not adjustable. To look at the Plunder jewelry or to place an order click here and pick a party with my name in the dropdown menu. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40When it is cold outside, you want a down filled or puffer vest to keep the heat in your core area. I needed the heat, but I also want to look stylish. I think that adding the scarf to the vest achieved my goal. I bought my puffer vest at Old Navy but I have seen where they have had them on sale, and they are completely sold out online. You might find one at your local store or choose one of these instead.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40I slipped on a pair of frayed hem jeans and a pair of wedge heeled black ankle boots and headed out the door. I was warm, comfortable, and plenty stylish just in case I ran into someone I knew. Isn’t it funny how we want to be dressed to the nines if we meet someone we know, but we don’t give a flip to go out if we know that no one will recognize us? Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO MAKE A PUFFER VEST STYLISH | FASHION OVER 40Saturday is national Tell A Friend About 50 Is Not Old day. I hope that you celebrate this day and tell everyone you meet to check it out. Lol! I hear that tomorrow is Pin a 50 Is Not Old post to Pinterest day! Wow! Who knew??? Hahahaha!

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  1. If Joe is looking at all the airports in the area beware – Joe may start looking at homes in the area. Have a lovely break.
    Jill x

    • Tania Reply

      He is trying to find the best airport that we can fly to the next time we come. He wants to fly and I want to drive. Lol!

    • I can relate to having a curiosity about how other people live, what they do for a living, how they spend their time. At night, I enjoyed as a child riding in our car, driving through the neighborhood, I could catch a glimpse through the lit open window and see a family having dinner or how they furnished their home, at least from what I could see from the street in front of the window. I love Air B&B’s for this reason! My hubs and I have talked about a nomadic lifestyle, when our youngest goes to college! The idea of apartment jumping to different cities to experience the lifestyle sounds fun for a while. He has so many offices across the country-he could work and I could explore-even in Virginia! Thank you Tania for posting these great looks and sources. I have been steadily updating my tired wardrobe from your inspiration!

  2. What a cute casual look and yes, that scarf makes it! I agree about turtlenecks but since I have a short neck and my face is starting to get closer to it these days 😵, I find I’m sticking to cowlnecks instead.

    Glad you are having this fun time together. Traditonal jobs certainly don’t give us this kind of flexibility.

    • Tania Reply

      My figure is not that goo, Kym. I just try to hide my flaws with my clothing.

  3. Love the outfit! Can you post again the info on your condo? I like North Myrtle Beach better than Myrtle Beach and we are planning our Sisters’ Week in October.

    • Tania Reply

      Marcia, we have a condo at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Ours is a 3 bedroom, 3 baths, and I love it because it is on the 1st floor. I am not a fan of heights. Lol!

  4. Looking great!!😍Love the black on black with the leopard scarf , it just pops out at you!!😊
    Hope you enjoyed your lunch with your new friend! Can’t wait to see the photo!

    • Tania Reply

      Yay! You like the scarf! Yes, I can’t wait to meet up with Cindy!

  5. Love black on black it looks so stylish. Do you still do a weekly news letter? I received it for awhile n then it stopped. So dissappointed

    • Tania Reply

      Sorry, Susan. I was having so much trouble with the email provider (people were signed up but never getting the email) that I just stopped doing them. It didn’t seem worth the extra effort if they weren’t getting delivered.

  6. Too cute Tania -and yes that outfit is so you. Now did you have the R&F logo embroidered on the vest ? At first I thought it may have been in your swag bag but then read it was from ON. Like another reader I haven’t gotten a weekly newsletter lately either -have you stopped those or do I need to re subscribe ? Enjoy the beach.

    • Tania Reply

      I local guy did the embroidering. I love getting things like this as gifts! No, I quit doing the newsletter because the email provider wasn’t delivering all of the emails. It was such a pain because the newsletter was a lot of work and then it wasn’t being delivered.

  7. Barbara Tague Reply

    Hi Tania,
    I’m a brand-new follower and blog reader so just getting to know you but I wanted you to know that I was very attracted to the fashion that you wear and I have a whole Pinterest page devoted to all of your clothing! My goal is to lose more weight and get to where I can wear the nice clothes that you wear I’m almost there have lost 15 lbs! Wow that was a lot of rhyming words haha! My husband’s name is Joe as well so we have that in common. I do believe you are younger than me as the fifty is not old title. I am 61 as of August but do not feel even close to that. maybe I’m too old for your website but love the clothing and love reading your blogs you have a personality and wit that is endearing to read. Have a wonderful day, I just wanted to introduce myself, I’m Barbara and I live in Maryland.

    • Tania Reply

      It is so nice to meet you, Barbara! I am not much younger than you, I will be 59 in May!

  8. Charlcy Green Reply

    I love that outfit! So chic, Tania! And how neat that you get to meet a blog friend! Tell me how you find so many fitted skinny jean styles that fit you perfectly? Mine always either bag in the crotch, waist or they are too long to wear w heels or boots?

  9. My hubby and I took our daughter to North Myrtle every summer until she grew up. Have you shopped the outlet stores? You look so pretty in everything you model. I admire your perseverance to create the lifestyle you desire. You motivate me to take a few extra minutes to flat iron my hair or put earrings in my ears!! Thank you for being there for us. Your honesty is refreshing and I look forward to each post.

  10. I like the black on black with the scarf making it all pop! Black on black can be very stunning!

  11. Heather Van Ryn Reply

    I love this outfit. I wear a lot of black on black. I basically wear mostly black. I too, use leopard scarves to add interest. You are one stylish woman!

  12. Melesa Garrison Reply

    Girl, I couldn’t believe what you were saying, but YES, when I see old dilapidated houses, going down the road, I wonder what size family lived there and what kind of life they had. All the thoughts come to my head. Lol
    My poor husband has to listen to me gabbing about it, and he’ll say “I don’t know, maybe” blah, blah, blah…just humoring me! Lol 😂

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