50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40WOW! We had horrible winds march through our area yesterday! I sure was glad that Joe wasn’t out trying to fly in that weather. Lol! My windchimes sure sounded beautiful, but my umbrellas on my patio didn’t fare very well. They weren’t open, (I am not that crazy) but the wind still managed to get underneath them and open them up partially. One of them is now laying on my fence, and it looks like it was turned inside out. The other one is now bent in half. My son and daughter-in-law were afraid that the one was going to fly over the fence, so they came running to try and move it somewhere. Her car sits on the other side of the fence, and they wanted to make sure that they didn’t end up on one of those insurance commercials that shows a car with an umbrella through the windshield. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40 Before the winds kicked up, Joe and I sat on the couch and watched TV. That NEVER happens at our house. Usually, the television is never turned on unless Emersyn is visiting. She was over, but she was doing watercolors in the kitchen, and Joe and I were the ones watching the television. The finals of the Masters was on, and we wanted to see if Tiger Woods could pull it out and win after a long, long drought. I am talking golf in case you have no idea who or what we were watching. Tiger Woods last major championship win was in 2008, so it had been eleven very long years since he had gotten to go to the winner’s circle. I was tickled that Joe and I watched him win. It was wonderful seeing all of the emotions that he was feeling, and the fact that his mother was there to celebrate with him was the cherry on top!
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40This cute black and white striped top just came in while I was in Mexico. I couldn’t wait to put it on the blog for all of you to see. I love the flutter sleeve, and the material which is rayon, feels so silky. You know that I have been in a black and white craze lately, so when I saw this top on Target’s website, I ordered it in immediately. I also ordered a bunch of other things that didn’t fit, so I sent all of them back and reordered them again. That is one of the downfalls of ordering online, but when you live in the boondocks, you do what you have to do. This top is by A New Day, one of my favorite brands at Target, and I am wearing a large. I have n idea why I ordered mediums on the rest of the items. I must have been feeling thinner that day. Lol! Here is the link to the top, but I am afraid that it will be almost sold out by the time that you see this post. If your size is already sold out, then maybe you can find it at your local store.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40Today, I am choosing to BELIEVE. I love mantra jewelry, and this necklace is one of my favorites. I bought this years ago on the square in Marietta Georgia. The charm is by a company called Monarch Inspirations. I used to be able to find some of their items on Amazon, but I didn’t see any on there today. I also like Alex and Ani for mantra jewelry, and Etsy is another great place to find unique items.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40I love my Michael Kors white loafers. This is becoming one of my favorite shoe brands. Every pair that I have from Michael Kors is comfortable and great quality. I am constantly on the lookout for cute flats that can be comfortable and stylish. This pair does both with ease!


50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR BLACK AND WHITE WITH COLOR | FASHION OVER 40Just because I am wearing black and white, does not mean that I ONLY have to wear black or white. Today, I am pairing my black and white top with a pair of Old Navy jeans in a light purple color. I don’t love this pairing, but I don’t hate the pairing either. I know that I am going to regret this…but what do you think of the purple and black and white being worn together? Lol!

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27 Comments

    • Tania Reply

      I bet that you loved the pants, Nicki, if purple is your favorite.

  1. Marcia Albrecht Reply

    I watched the Masters, too….I don’t usually watch golf…it’s kinda like watching paint dry but wow, this one was actually exciting with so many contenders. I felt terrible fur Molinari when it all fell apart for him in just 2 holes but it was amazing to see Tiger win finally.

    Although I like lavender, I’m not feeling this outfit today. Maybe because the purple is too light…it looks washed out. I think a more vibrant color would be better….I love hot pink/fuchsia with black and white. The top is cute.

  2. I love the Black & White with the purple! It looks great on you too.😊

  3. Enjoyed the color with black and white. I needed to see since I’m one who wears lots of black\white. Also, Sundays post was enjoyed and shared with my sister!

    • Tania Reply

      Normally, I wear a bright color with black and white. But, today I decided to try a pastel instead. I am glad that you liked it.

  4. I love this color combination! You look darling, as usual. Those ‘winds’ came through Oklahoma on Saturday and I tell you what….some were 50 mph and pretty steady at 40 mph!! Sorry to hear about your umbrella’s! We too watched the Master’s Golf Tournament and were thrilled Tiger won!! Very emotional and so happy for him. Can’t believe how much his kids have grown up.

    • Tania Reply

      Sondra, I cried for Tiger. It was very emotional!

  5. Sheila McGuire Reply

    Hi Tania! I love the purple pants with the black and white top! It looks great together! 😊

  6. Love the black & white with the purple! I am going to wear that soon. 🙂

  7. I’ve seen this look and have to say it depends on the “color” used with the black & white. I like this outfit. The lavender pants give it a Springtime feel. It’s a little daring for me but I think I’ll give it a try with similar items I have. I’m also going to have to try some Michael Kors shoes. Love the purses but haven’t tried any shoes yet.

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, I was like you…I loved the purses but I had never tried the shoes. My EBF got me to try them because she swore they were comfortable. Now I am hooked!

  8. Connie Johnson Reply

    I love this outfit and those purple jeans are to die for. Purple is my favorite color. Have a wonderful Monday.

  9. I guess someone has to be the first, and I’m only commenting because you asked! It may be because I’m Type A with a touch of OCD but I don’t like the look. Separately I love the top and pants, but together I don’t. Please don’t boot me from the group!!!

    • Tania Reply

      Lol! You aren’t booted from the group, Sue, but you have used your once a year disagreement comment. Lol!

  10. Hi Tania, We have the same wind/umbrella problem here in Arizona and have lost quite a few until I started laying them down (still in the holder) at the first sign of a windy day. A photo came up on FB from 3 years ago of an umbrella standing straight up in its holder in the Pool! We had to heat the pool up to both go in and lug the darned thing out!
    I like MK shoes too, especially the one with a chunky heel with a strap around the ankle and one across the toes. The salesgirl at a MK store said she wears them all day, which I put down to the fact that she was in her 20s, but I was surprised that she was right about them! I have white and black and am thinking about the luggage color.

  11. I am glad someone else said it first, I don’t love this combination either. I don’t think it is hideous or anything, but it isn’t something I would choose. I see from the comments I am in the minority, so I’m glad others found it more pleasing and were inspired! Top is super cute!

  12. I usually love all your outfits however this does NOTHING for you. I think it’s the flutter sleeves The purple pants are cute though. Just my opinion : )

  13. This is a fun look – an out of the box. The lines of the top are flattering and the lilac pants are springy. Fun, Fun!

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