50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40TODAY is the day! This is the day that we have been waiting for since November 1st and it has finally arrived. I am talking about Groundhogs day, of course. Woohoo! Today is the day we get to find out if we can put winter behind us or if we need to go out and start chopping wood. The big question of the day is, “will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?” 50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40This is just a BIG weekend all the way around. Besides today being Groundhog’s Day; Sunday is Superbowl Sunday. That is almost a holiday in a lot of households, and I am betting there is going to be a lot of partying going on. The Stephens household will NOT be one of the partying bunch since we are not huge sports fans. I love to watch football, but it is not something that I have to watch constantly. I will watch for a few minutes, get up and do something else, go back and watch, play on the computer, or a host of other activities but I think you get the idea. I don’t have a team that I am rooting for, so that makes it not as interesting. I hope there will be some good commercials this year. It is funny how the Superbowl is the only game where you run to watch the commercials instead of taking that time to go and fix yourself a drink. Lol! 50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40Gurl’s do you remember when I picked this robe/cardigan as a gift that I would love for Christmas? I wanted it sooo badly, but you know that I like to make sure that I get my monies worth from an item, and I was not sure that paying $109.00 for a robe was the best use of my money. The other day I was on Talbots, it is one of my favorite stores, and I noticed this robe pop up again. I was surprised that it was still available and I couldn’t help from going to look at it again. Oh my goodness, it is on sale and so cheap. I ordered immediately, and I just got this in a few days ago. It is so thick and heavy, and even though I am not showing you, it is lined on the inside! I know the sizes will sell out fast so hurry if you are interested. I bought a medium since I knew that I would wear it as a cardigan sometimes and I didn’t want it to be too big. The medium is perfect for both a robe and a cardigan. Good luck with getting your size. Here is the link. 50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40These cream hoop earrings are called the Esperanza. I love the gold and crystal accents that are on these. I don’t wear these as often, but I like them a lot. The Jane necklace is a necklace that has been in the Plunder catalog for years. The reason is that it is gorgeous and very popular. It has a large pearl with a lobster claw attached, but the pendant does not come with the necklace. Here are some different pendants that you can choose from, or you could add one of your own. 50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40I love my bright red pumps from Michael Kors that I bought at Christmas time. I found them on sale, and I grabbed them quickly. I always check the sales portion of all the websites I am ordering from before I hit the submit button. There might be one more item that I need and getting it on sale makes me happy. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching you might need a red shoe to go with your outfit. I would love to see this shoe with a pair of jeans, a white shirt, and a black jacket. I think that I will have to make that picture happen. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40Look at this cute button-down shirt. I have a question for all of you, is it a button-up or is it a button-down shirt? I know that technically they are both correct, but I was wondering which you call it? Either way, I love this shirt. It is a classic print and a classic style. The fit is slim, and it is true to size. There are two buttons on the cuff, and I can see me rolling these up in the spring for a casual look. I am between sizes when it comes to shirts but I ordered a medium, and it fits nicely. It did gap a little in the chest area, but a small piece of fashion tape fixed that issue. I think buying a large would be too big tough. Here is the link for this cute shirt. 50 IS NOT OLD | CLOTHING THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE | FASHION OVER 40I am thrilled that you ladies liked the Friday with Friends idea and that so many of you went and checked out Beverly at BandBBlog. She was ecstatic with the response.  She just kept saying over and over again how incredible my followers were!!! I, of course, already knew this. If you have a blog that you think the rest of the readers would like, send me a message so that I can contact them to see if they would like to link up together.

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  1. There is nothing better than a bargain and this looks a super cosy bargain. Red is my favourite colour but more so through the dull winter. Have a lovely week end – love – Jill x

  2. Susan C from O'town Reply

    So glad to know our family isn’t the ONLY one not partying on Super Bowl Sunday. Like you, we will have it on, but for me, the commercials are the best part-and maybe the half-time show. Have a great weekend!

  3. If the collar can be buttoned down then it’s a button down shirt. If there are no buttons to secure the collar tabs then it’s a button up shirt. That’s how my mom explained the difference to me. I love Super Bowl Sunday… all the food, and family is great. We are big football fans here and are hopeful to see our team there in a few years!!! Go Browns! Best….Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks!!!! I have always wondered but was too lazy to look it up. Haha!

  4. Cheryl Peffer Reply

    My husband used to be a big Steelers fan, years ago. And would watch the super bowls. Not anymore. We don’t even watch the commercials. Lol. No interest. So no party at our house either.
    Love the color red too.

    • Tania Reply

      I have always liked watching football and I SWEAR it has nothing to do with the tight pants. Lol!

  5. I love your outfit! You are the only fashion blogger I follow who loves color, especially red! I love it❤️Enjoy your Weekend!

  6. Mary Lu Belote Reply

    Thank you, Tania! I ordered the robe/cardigan…very excited!

  7. I would have never guessed this to be a robe…who knew!!! I love red on you. I could use that right now as our furnace is out this morning and the repairman is going to his daughters basketball game before coming to fix it. Good thing it has warmed up to 33 degrees outside 🙂

  8. This “robe” sure looks cute masquerading as a sweater! I am a so so football fan…sometimes I watch a whole game….sometimes I watch bits & peices or not at all. But, for years Super Bowl has been a great excuse for getting together with our friends to eat, drink and socialize. And watch a little football 😉

    • Tania Reply

      I could go for a good party but that would mean that I had to clean my house. Lol!

  9. Sue wife nana dog lover Reply

    Love your sweater / robe thank you for sharing the link! I’m in my early 60’s and have always been a “jeans / t-shirt” girl, I always assumed I would somehow just grow out of this phase! I have zero fashion sense!!! I do however really like your style and the way you put things together! I’m so glad to find your blog and slowly but surely am incorporating some style into my life!!!

    • Tania Reply

      I am so glad that you found my blog and I hope that I can help you in some way.

  10. Very pretty robe/cardigan and price is unbelievable. No one would ever know it was a robe. Now that’s what I call a tip. No Super Bowl for us. Actually enjoying Nashville this weekend and going to a concert! Just me and my husband for a change. But wouldn’t miss your blog. 😊

  11. Carole Prisk Reply

    Wow, that robe looks great as a cardigan, and I love how you styled it. I think it could go very classy/ elegant with a black tailored pant and black tunic underneath.

  12. Loved the bandb Blog! I hope you will feature Thompson Hill, as well.

    • Tania Reply

      I sure will feature, Susanne! I had her on once but she is such a doll that once is not enough. Lol!

  13. Love this outfit!! Yes-your followers are so nice and sweet!! I felt like I was hanging with a bunch of girlfriends!! I loved it!! Thanks everyone! And thank you Tania!!

  14. Thanks, Tania! I have been looking for a warm, long red sweater for ages. Just ordered this one! No mediums left, so I ordered my usual small. Here’s hoping!

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