50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. I bet some of you think that I still don’t, and you are probably correct. Lol! But, one of the nagging questions for me was, “how do you ever grow an audience?” I could Google and YouTube a lot of questions about blogging in general, but I was still mystified how anyone in other parts of the country would be able to find a brand new little blogger from Virginia. I am sure that there are tons of ways to get “discovered” but I think that I owe a lot of thanks to a few bloggers who took the time to introduce me to their audience.50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40 So, I am in turn going to start paying it forward. I hope to introduce a blogger to you each Friday in a series that I am calling, Friday with Friends. Today is the inaugural start, and I am thrilled that a beautiful friend of mine from North Carolina is going to be joining me. Beverly and I  first talked months ago when she emailed me a blogging question. Since then we have become good friends, and I immediately thought of her when I came up with this series. I know you will love her blog if you haven’t already found it. The name of her blog is BandBblog.com which I am guessing is named after her and her husband who both have “B” names. You can call me Sherlock if you want to since I have fantastic deduction capabilities. Lol! BUT, don’t get in too big a rush to go and check her out, finish reading my blog first. Hahaha!50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40 I couldn’t wait to show you this new sweater that I just got in. This is beautiful, and even though you can’t see it, there is a small metallic thread that is in the material. I love the neckline because you can wear it off the shoulders (it was too cold show a true off the shoulder look) or it can be worn as a cowl neck. I love how soft and snuggly it is. I will warn you that it does run large, so you might want to size down one size. I am wearing a medium, and it fits perfectly. Here is the link to the Caslon top, and it does come in a light gray color also. 50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40As soon as I opened the package and saw the top, I knew that I would be wearing this with the Tessie earrings. I knew that the colors of the sweater and the earrings would go well together. I also wanted to add the Rochelle leopard print cuff bracelet because it is black and brown. And finally, I added the Kiana necklace with the beautiful champagne beads and gold chains. I LOVE this necklace!!! Remember that Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, so save your significant other the hassle and buy your own present. Tell them they don’t have to stress and you get something that you like. Lol! I am speaking from experience. Hahaha! Go HERE to shop and be sure to pick a party with my name in it.50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40 These jeans are a brand new purchase also, and I can tell that I am going to love them. If for no other reason, I had to have these jeans because of the name…Tanya. Lol! These jeans are by Reba, and I looked at them earlier, but I forgot to order them. That ended up working in my favor since I found them again and this time they were on clearance. I hesitated to order because I couldn’t return them if they didn’t fit, but I went ahead and took the chance. They fit PERFECT! I ordered my usual size, which is a 10, and I couldn’t be happier. Don’t you love the fringe at the hem and the metal rings that give these jeans personality plus? They are going FAST, so if you are interested in these, go HERE and go now!
50 IS NOT OLD | WE CAN ALL USE MORE FRIENDS | FASHION OVER 40 Don’t forget to go and check out Beverly over at BandBBlog, and make sure that you tell her that I sent you. I hope you will enjoy this new series, we could all use some new friends,

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  1. Stylish and snuggly is just what you want from a jumper and that is what you look. Does the jumper come in other colours? I am loving pale pink and ice blue just now. Popped over to your friend to take a peep and have signed up to her posts. You are lovely and thank you for sharing your wisdom. Without you I wouldn’t have reached where I am now. Love – Jill stylishatsixty x

    • Tania Reply

      Jill, I am not sure what a jumper is. The language barrier between the UK and the US. Lol! Thanks for checking out Beverly, she is a doll and I knew that you gurls would love her.

      • Nancy Scott Reply

        jumper and a sweater are the same thing. For us (US and Canada) a jumper is often a sleeveless dress that you wear a blouse under, but not in the UK.

  2. YES! YES! YES! I remember when you graciously shared your audience with me and I sooooo appreciated it and still do. A girl can never have to many friends, for sure! Thank you for all you do, sweet friend!!

    • Tania Reply

      I love you, my sweet West Virginia friend! I hope we can get together again real SOON!

  3. Friday with Friends is a great idea for all of us! I look forward to it!

  4. Cute jeans and that is a super price on them but I have found that I don’t dare order clothes that I can’t return. It seems like styles and brands fit me differently so can’t take the chance of having to return even at the great price. Love your idea of Friday with Friends as that is how I found you…through another blogger.

    • Tania Reply

      I am glad that you like the Friday with Friends idea. It was such a blessing to me when other bloggers linked to me and I want to be a blessing to others. Thanks so much for commenting, Sandy!

  5. I teared up reading this post!! Thank you so much for all you have done for me!! You are certainly a blessing and I just love you to death girl!! And that clutch??? I need that in my life lol!!! Thank you again for the shout out!! XOXO‼️‼️

  6. Good morning! When I click on the link to Beverly, I get the Plunder website. ? You look lovely today, as usual! 🙂

    • Tania Reply

      Alex, thanks for alerting me to that. The first link worked but not the one at the end. That was sneaky of me to take you to Plunder, wasn’t it? LOL!

  7. Beautiful sweater. Love the color. And that necklace is making me want to buy it. Gonna take a look at that one. Since you’re the only blog I read regularly I look forward to seeing what else is out there. If you like her I’m sure I will too. And what a good friend you are to help her out.

  8. Just checked out your friends blog and have to say I honestly enjoyed it. I even signed up. Thanks

  9. This outfit is perfection! Love the detailing on the jeans and animal print always catches my attention. Can’t wait to check out some new blogs you’ll be telling us about. I’m going over to BandB right now!

  10. What a cute look! Love the sweater and the jewellery is perfect! Very well put together as always! I will definitely check out the blogs you will be sharing with us. Great idea!

  11. Tania, I just read this post and wanted to let you know and two others are who inspired me to start my stylingonpurpose.com blog six months ago. I have enjoyed it immensely but it has been a steep learning curve and a massive amount of work. I am an 8th grade literature teacher so my daily blog has the be in my spare time. I am 50+ and that’s what I gear my site toward; affordable style for the modern woman. Thank you for your support of newbies in this field.

  12. I’m so happy that the cowl neck style is back in!! I’ve been waiting for years!!😂😂 It is a beautiful sweater and of course that 👛!!!😍😍

  13. Deborah L. McDonough Reply

    Tania, you look gorgeous in this cowl neck! I love your style and have learned so much about how to create my style by following your blog. By the way, you have helped me tremendously by answering my emails about my questions about starting my own blog and I appreciate you so much for taking the time to help me! Thank you for being you!

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