50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40Happy St. Patrick’s Day Eve! Lol! I bet when you first started reading that sentence, you thought that I was off a day. I guess that I sort of am, but since my Sunday post doesn’t contain fashion, I thought that I would remind you today. I would hate to be responsible for you getting pinched tomorrow. Lol! The color for St. Patrick’s Day is green, not black and blue. Haha! 50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40Yesterday was spent celebrating Joe’s birthday. We stayed up late the night before, and it was after midnight when we finally went to bed. I told Joe Happy Birthday before we went to sleep, and then he asked me why we didn’t celebrate our birthday’s. He wanted to know if he was the reason or if it was because we had gotten older. The truth is, it is probably a mixture of both things. Joe has never been one to remember dates, buy cute little gifts, or want a celebration for anything. I don’t know if that was the way he was raised or if it is a Joe thing. I have come to realize that he will buy what and when he wants something, and he doesn’t need a special day telling him that it is alright. Also, he will buy me anything that I ask for. He doesn’t pick up on clues or hints, so if I want something for my birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, etc., then I either buy it for myself, or I say precisely what I want. I don’t look for there to ever be a “surprise” party in either of our future. I would probably pass out from a heart attack, and he would probably hit someone thinking that he was being attacked. Lol! It doesn’t look like we are the “party animal” type. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40I wore this blazer in February when I was showing you a way to wear green. I styled it with a pale printed top and a pair of white pants, (Go here to see) and today, I am wearing it with a solid top. It seems like a small change, but the looks are so very different. The post earlier was light and airy, and the post today is vibrant. This shows you how your own personal style can shine through even if you wear the same item as someone else.

50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40This is a one-of-a-kind jewelry set. I bought this at the last vintage fashion show that I attended in Atlanta. I loved the bright, vibrant colors, but I had no idea what I would wear them with. When I brought out the green blazer with the dark teal shirt, my first thought was to find a scarf with these colors to tie the look together. I glanced over at my jewelry hanging on the wall, and this caught my eye. I couldn’t believe that the greens were almost identical. How many of you remember wearing 3-strand necklaces like this?
50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40I added my own bracelets to the look since the jewelry set didn’t have any. The dark green bracelet was a special purchase, and it is no longer available, but the light green Hilton and the Aurora Borealis Flynn are both still available. This shows you that you can mix and match vintage jewelry with new jewelry. You don’t have to do one or the other.
50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40The platform wedge shoe is a style that you will see a lot of this year. This year must be about bringing back the seventies since we have the platform shoes and the flared jeans hitting the stores. These shoes are some that I have had for at least a year; they are by Marc Fisher.

50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40I still love this flared leg jean by Leith. I am getting more accustomed to the high waist style, and every time I put these jeans on, I love them more. I actually have a similar style in my shopping cart right now because I feel like I am going to need another pair this summer. This pair fits great, and the price is under 70.00. It sounds like they were just made for the “seventies” era. Lol! Here is the link.
50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY EVE | FASHION OVER 40Can you see that I had on an additional bracelet that I decided I didn’t like and I took it off? It is laying on the step behind me. Lol!

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  1. Roxanne Smith Reply

    I love the necklaces/pin combination! Can you tell ( or show ) us how you store your jewelry “on the wall” ? Also, more info on the antique jewelry show? Do you know if it travels? Thanks~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Tania Reply

      The fashion show is one that my mom and her friend do together. They don’t travel, other than to the Atlanta area, where my sister lives.

  2. Tania. Have you talked about R&F self tanner. I would like to hear your thoughts on it. Also, does it make existing brown spots darker when applied?

    • Tania Reply

      Robin, any tanner will make the dark spots darker. The rest of your skin gets darker also, so it evens out. Dark spots actually are rough, even though you might not be able to feel the difference, so they can “grab” the tanner and make they appear darker.

  3. You and Joe sound a lot like hubs and me. We don’t wait until a birthday or holiday to buy something. Love the combo of green and teal. I’m jealous that you can wear cutes shoes. We still have snow on the ground. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can drag out my shoes

  4. I have several 3-strand necklaces…love them, especially pearls. I think they are very classy.
    Loved the “sample” similar wedges you included..especially the ones from L’Artiste.

  5. Margaret Shipley Reply

    Love love love the color combination! What nail polish are you wearing? I love that too!

    • Tania Reply

      My nail salon doesn’t have the name of the color on the bottle, so I have no idea.

  6. Charlcy L Green Reply

    You look fabulous today & I LOVE that jacket w/the big flower on it! Did it come w/the jacket? those necklaces & bracelets match perfectly like you bought them together, and the shoes are adorable! Thanks for the links to the other 3 pair too – SO cute! How funny that you stayed up so late the NIGHT BEFORE Joe’s birthday instead of celebrating on the day. Men are so funny about not liking attention on their birthdays! Glad that you don’t care either if he makes a fuss of you on yours! Happy St. Paddy’s Day Eve to you!

  7. Hey Tania, I love this look of mixing different greens together; it adds dimension and interest to an outfit, and your jewelry couldn’t be any more perfect! Please tell Joe I wish him a happy belated birthday!!! You two are a hoot, I’ll tell ya! I laughed out loud when you said if someone gave ya’ll a surprise b’day party, you’d pass out and he’d hit someone. LOL!!!! You’re right about not celebrating with a party or buying gifts when you get older because when you need something, you just go get it any time during the year. I think everyone gets like that and leaves the parties and gifts for the children. It truly is the thought that counts anyway. You two have a great weekend!!!

  8. I LOVE my birthday & usually celebrate for at least a month! I do fun things with different friends.

  9. Julia Purtill Reply

    Thank you for celebrating St Patrick’s with the wearing of the green! My father used to say Top o the morning to ya and the rest of the day to me self! Haha! I hear you about spouses not picking up on clues. I shop all the time so I don’t expect fashion from my family. I do love flowers though! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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