50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40Yesterday was a”git r done” kind of day. I made me a list of things that I wanted to get accomplished, and who knew that doing that helps? Lol! I got a lot of pleasure out of checking off each task when it was completed. Plus, it kept me on track and focused which is hard. When I was writing the other day about all of the travelings that I have coming up, I started thinking about appointments that I might already have scheduled. Sure enough, there was a hair appointment and an endocrinologist appointment that needed to be rescheduled because I wouldn’t be in town. Then, I remembered that I had put in my last contact, so I needed to make an eye doctor appointment. Am I the only one who waits to the last minute to do things like this?
50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40 The local eye doctor didn’t have any appointments for over a month, so I called the neighboring county and got an appointment for that afternoon. I got a comprehensive examination and left there seeing spots. Lol! They dilated my eyes, took measurements, photos, checked me for cataracts, basically ran me through the mill. I decided to try monovision contacts this time. That is where they have one contact for seeing in the distance and one contact for seeing up close. I have been warned that this might take some getting used to before my brain retrains itself to automatically adjusts. The phrase about teaching an old dog new tricks keeps running through my mind, and I am wondering if my brain is “teachable.” I guess we will find out, but if you see me walking around in circles, please point me in the right direction. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40How is this for a feel-good outfit? This cardigan from Ann Taylor is one of my favorites; I love the bright color. A cardigan is such an easy way to add some interest to any outfit. You can add a pop of color as I did with this outfit. Or, you can add a print when wearing a solid color, or a solid grounding color when wearing prints. Even the way that you choose to button the cardigan can make a difference in the way an outfit looks. Before you head out the door, look at yourself in the mirror with the cardigan left unbuttoned, and then try it with the top button fastened, or just the bottom buttons fastened. Then, you can decide the look you like best and head out the door.

50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40These hot pink lip earrings were a gift from my Energizer Bunny Friend. They are cute and playful, and nothing like what I would normally choose to purchase. I like that they make me step outside that comfort zone that I have circled around me. I would never have thought about earrings as being a way to grow my comfort zone, but I bet that some of you know what I am talking about.

50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40The Coach black pumps are a go-to for me when I want to have a dressy look. I can wear pumps with jeans, dresses, or even shorts. If you have an issue with wearing heels that are this high, then start with a wedge or even a kitten heel, they will give you the same look that you are looking for.
50 IS NOT OLD | ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO BLACK AND WHITE | FASHION OVER 40These modern look gingham ankle pants are so cute, you will have to have these. These are sleek and fit great since they have just a hint of spandex added to them. They are high waisted (I am still trying to adjust to this latest trend) and they will look great with even a simple black or white top. This is one of those types of pants that can be flirty and playful or dressed up to be dressier. They will certainly garner the attention when you walk in the room, so practice getting used to people staring at you. Want to guess how much they are, try under 25.00. Go here for the link.

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  1. Great outfit! I love gingham and that pink is gorgeous without. We don t know about R+Fin the Netherlands. I will visit your Facebook page to find out about it.

    • Tania Reply

      Nancy, I love gingham too! You may not have R+F in the Netherlands yet, but I bet you will before long. We are going global rapidly!

      • Very eye-catching outfit and it looks great! Love the bright pink. I wouldn’t think to buy the earrings myself either but they are cute and work with the outfit. I’m a plan ahead kind of person and a list maker. Or try to be.

  2. Bright and cheerful colours are just what we are needing today here in the NW of the UK. The wind blowing a gale and rain hitting the windows makes it a day to stay cosy indoors. I for one will not be going anywhere today. Jill x

    • Tania Reply

      Jill, I am not sure all the bright colors can help your dreary day. Stay inside and venture out another day.

    • Rosemary Study Reply

      Love the outfit my style 😀where do I find the adorable pants?

      • Tania Reply

        Click on the link. It should take you right to the store.

  3. That colour makes me happy and I would wear it with almost everything. I like how you styled it here. The earrings are fun!

  4. I have been looking for a pair of gingham pants, so I will try these. Love the earrings!

    • Tania Reply

      Janis, these are fabulous! I like the cut and fit, give them a shot.

  5. you look great as usual and I am comforted that I am not the only one that waits to make appts to the last minute!

    • Tania Reply

      Mary, you know that I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gurl! Lol!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Linda! The bright color really pops off of the white background.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Kim! I had never tried New Day before, but I love this pair of pants.

  6. Your outfit is really cute! I had monovision contacts several years ago and loved them. I got used to them pretty quick. Loved them so much that I had lasiks done about 10 years ago and did it in monovision. Have had excellent luck!

  7. pekeapooyou Reply

    Very cute outfit! I have a pair of B&W gingham pants that I wear with a bright red-orange summer weight sweater with the same effect. Now if it would only warm up enough here in Vermont to be able to wear it!

  8. I have a similar pair of pants and never thought of adding a bright color, thank you for the suggestion! Sadly this regimen did absolutely nothing for my dark spots and sun damage. I wanted it to work so badly but it did not.

    • Tania Reply

      I wish it would have worked for you also. Of course, R+F has a huge array of other products that might work for you. There are some dark spots that aren’t “sun damage” and no product can lighten those.

  9. I have a similar outfit on today! Solid navy slacks and a striped navy and white tank with my hot pink cardigan.
    Got raves when I walked in my office
    I LOVE color!!

  10. Jayne Finkbohner Reply

    Tania, I absolutely love your whole outfit!! I looked all over last year for black and white check pants and just couldn’t fine a pair I thought looked great. I went on your link and ordered this pair immediately. Can’t wait to pick them up after work tonight! Praying they look half as good on me as they do on you!
    Good luck with monovision. I loved monovision so much I had surgery done for eye correction, like lasik so that I didn’t need contacts anymore and they did it as mono knowing my brain was programmed to make it work. I absolutely love this.
    Hope your day goes well!

  11. Patrice Parker Reply

    I had mono vision contacts and loved them, No more reading glasses. Later I had laser correction on my eyes and they did that in mono vision also. Best thing I ever did.

  12. Girl, once you get used to the monovision contacts you will like them. It took me about 3 weeks to get used to it, but now I can go to dinner and read the menu without having to fish my readers out of my purse. Love the bright colors with the black and white. Makes an easy transition into spring. Costco had some checked pull on pants very similar to this style, the pattern was a smaller check but I don’t know if they still have them. Great looking pants though, and inexpensive!

  13. Vicki Bailey Reply

    I love your outfit. The pink cardigan is so cute. I went to Ann Taylor and found two different colors of pink. Do you know if this is true fuchsia or topical pink?

    • Tania Reply

      Vicki, I don’t know what the color of mine is because it was purchased over a year ago.

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