50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40I am telling you gurls, I am dragging my rear today. I traveled from my sisters in Georgia to North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, which just happened to also be Valentine’s Day. It was a six-hour drive, and other than having to travel through downtown Atlanta, the trip was fabulous. Joe made it to the beach about an hour and a half before me, so he checked into the room and went to the grocery store to get us a few things. The bad thing was since I had traveled all day long I still had to write my blog post. Did I mention that it was Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t seen my husband in almost a week? Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40 For any of you thinking about starting a blog, this is the first lesson that you need to know. Consistency is everything!!! No matter what type of schedule you choose to post, you have to be consistent with the posting. Since I post daily, I want to make sure that there is something posted on the blog every day…no matter what. There have been some days when I was too sick to post, but there was still a post of some kind. The post might simply say, “I am sick, and there is no post,” but at least there is a post that lets people know what is happening. Joe is very supportive, and he will be the one who makes sure that I do my work. He just sat across from me as I worked and chatted away. Valentine’s Day is just another day of the year. What is a romantic gesture in your 20’s might look different than the ones you see in your 50’s. I found his support and willingness to sit and chat with me while I worked after not seeing me in a week one of the most romantic things he could have done. WHO NEEDS FLOWERS? I’ll take support and love any day over dying flowers!!!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40 When I was at the horse show last weekend, it was cold, and I wanted to add a small amount of warmth. I found this vest in some of my daughter’s things, and I added it to the look. This is a very lightweight vest, but it is windproof, and that was exactly what I was needing. The wind blowing through your clothing can make you much colder than the surrounding air. This vest keeps the wind from penetrating my shirt, and it kept my core warm. Besides, I loved adding the navy look to the outfit! Lol!


50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40BC (also know as Buttercup or Bone Crusher, depending on who you ask) wanted to help me tell all of you about my necklace. This is the Larissa necklace, and it is 64″ long! It has wooden beads on a brown rope cord, and you can see that I am wearing it doubled. My daughter spied this necklace and admired it…so guess who is now the owner of this necklace? BTW, guess who is now the owner of this vest? LOL! I think that was a fair trade, especially since I probably paid for the vest anyway. Hahaha! 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40Even BC is styling a cute doggie coat. He matches me perfectly, and remember that your puppies can get cold too, especially one that is short haired like BC. Here is a link where you can find coats for all size dogs and of all different thickness levels depending on the amount of warmth that you might need. I am wearing a pair of pixie pants that I bought back in the fall from Old Navy. I love this color of taupe, and the material of these is almost like microfiber or suede. They are super comfortable, and I love the way that pixie pants fit. I will size up if they are the skinny stretch pixie and I buy my normal size if they are the chino variety. Once you figure out your size in each style, then it is easy to order online and have them shipped to you. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW A WINDPROOF VEST CAN KEEP YOU WARM | FASHION OVER 40

My daughter suffered from acne in her senior year of school, and the dermatologist put her on Accutane. She was miserable; her skin broke out way worse than it had ever been and she now carries a lot of the scars from the treatment. We were told for months to keep using the medicine, and it would eventually get better. It didn’t!!! Finally, after three months they took her off of the medication, but only because it was starting to affect her liver. 🤬This is what she had to say about this photo, “this is from when I would get laser treatments so my #acne scars would fill in. I got these scars from cystic acne as a teen. And yes, I still remember the pain, and I know EXACTLY how it feels, physically and mentally. They would cleanse, laser my entire cheeks (each zap each scar the size of a pen tip), put a thick goo on, then give me a frozen roller to cool my face…it would be swollen, sore to the touch, and feel like it was on fire for days. I would need about five treatments for results that would last a few years…this WAS my life!”

Do you have any idea how this makes me feel? As a parent, I was trying to do anything and everything in my power to help her get rid of acne, and instead, you see what happened.  That is why I was so thrilled to hear that Rodan + Fields just launched a new skincare line for teens and young adults suffering from acne. Please, I beg you, if you have a child, grandchild, nephew, etc., have them look at this new product before you ever let them suffer the way that my daughter did. This will be available for purchase on the 21st, and you can get on my pre-order list by messaging me. You have a 60-day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I sure wish this had been available for her back then….😏

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14 Comments

  1. First of all, DO NOT beat yourself up for what stupid doctor’s did to your daughter. YOU were only trying to get the best help for her. This is my beef with a LOT of doctor’s. Just because one medication works for one person, doen’t mean it works for EVERY other person. Your daughter is beautiful and I never would have known she had gone through all of that from the pic’s I’ve seen of her. Second, you are right again! Consistency is important when blogging. I follow a a couple of other blogger’s who are NOT consistent in posting. I think you’re only hurting yourself when you post MAYBE every other day or skip a day every week. They need to take your advice because they’ll never get a good following doing that. Lastly, and really, this should be first, I love your honesty, your down to earth personality and your style. You’re A #1 in my book, Tania!!! Oh, and I love all of your funny stories, even the ones you tell on yourself!!

    • Tania Reply

      Sondra, I hate hindsight. It usually arms us with additional information that we didn’t possess before, and then we question the judgment of our decisions. I have a lot of people reach out to me about blogging, how to get started and how to be found, etc. I always tell them that they can post any amount they want, but they have to stick with their choice. There are times when the choice is not convenient, but you still have to stick with it.

  2. Love your outfit-simple classic and understated! You look beautiful. I read your posts daily since you started the blog! You are genuine. The first post I read I looked at the pic and thought you looked like me. Not physically but like a woman I would know and relate too. You were not fake or trying to be younger. Don’t change! You have a been successful just bring you.
    Best…Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      Kathie, this is so sweet. I remember when I first started getting comments that said I was a “real” person. I was so confused because everyone is a real person, but now I understand what people were meaning. They meant that I wasn’t acting like something that I wasn’t. Who has time for that? Lol!

  3. The outfits you’ve worn in pictures this week are my style. Casual yet put together and I’ve loved them all. You’ve given me lots of ideas on how to put what I have together for a new look. Thanks. I agree with you about “dead flowers”. I was sick on Valentine’s Day and my sweet husband of almost 30 years went out at 1 in morning to get me medicine. If that’s not love and romantic I don’t know what is.

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, I had that you have been sick. But, you are right, gestures like that are what is true love.

  4. Jennifer Orth Reply

    I feel your pain in regards to your daughter. My daughter was on Accutane as well. After six months, and about $2000, her face did clear up, and for about a year her face was beautifully clear. However, the acne came back with a vengeance! I was not putting her back on Accutane. I researched alternative solutions, and found a combination that is clearing her up. Don’t beat yourself up. As a mother, we will do ANYTHING to help our children.

    • Tania Reply

      Oh my goodness, Jennifer. I hate that your daughter has gone through the Accutane mess also. Acne cannot be cured, only controlled, so it is a constant struggle. I hope what you are doing keeps working for her.

  5. I look forward to your posts everyday. You were the first person I followed and I stay because I relate to your style (love the colours), your life and you as a person! Keep doing what you are doing! ❤

  6. I love your attitude – so down to earth! 🙂 I agree with you about blogging and that consistency is key. Also, sincere comments go a long way.

    • Tania Reply

      What you see on the blog is truly what you get. People who have met me will comment, you are just like the person on the blog. Lol! Of course, I am. Hahaha

  7. I want that pup! Soooooooooo cute. I have one who looks very similar and he is a sweetheart. I need to look into a coat for him. Really enjoy your posts.

  8. You post every day and I look forward to reading it every day. Win! Win!

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