50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40I am all the time telling stories about Joe and some of the funny things that he does. But, I am afraid that the tables have turned, and he is insisting that I tell a story on myself. Lol! I told him to get his own blog if he wanted a story told, but that didn’t seem to go over very well. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40It is all his fault; anyway, he gives me way too much to do. He recently switched to a different hanger for his airplane because the airport in Grundy in closing down. When he got his new hanger, he had to switch the electric into his name. This was about three or four months ago, and I had forgotten all about this. Yesterday he was all in a tizzy wanting to know if I had seen an electric bill on the hanger come through. I told him that I hadn’t seen the bill, and that sent him into a panic. “They are going to turn off my electricity off in my hanger” was what he kept saying over and over again. Then he called the lumber company to see if he had sent the bill there, instead of sending it to the house. They hadn’t seen the bill either. I told him that we could call the power company and check on the bill if we had the meter number. This went on all day long until he finally got the power company on the phone and had them search the account by the meter number. It turns out the bill had been mailed to the house, and it turns out that “I” had written a check last month and paid the bill. LOL! It turns out that he had been in a tizzy for no reason. Hahaha! I looked in my checkbook and said, “was the amount 52.87?” Oh well, he should pay his own bills. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40This outfit is all old items, except for my shoes. I can’t even begin to tell you how old this top is, or where I bought the top. I only know that I liked the soft muted colors, the pretty medallion print, and how it had a unique neckline that gave it even more visual interest. This is one of those posts where I want you to take this as an inspiration, not as a “buy this” now. I just went to check the tag and see where the top was from, and it is from Talbots. Talbots is having a great sale; I just bought several things last night.


50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40I am not wearing a lot of jewelry with today’s look. The Dallin gold hoop earrings are my go-to when I am in a hurry. They go with anything, and they are a perfect size. The Anadia features a druzy cream bar on a silver chain. My bracelets are a part of the Rachel set that features four bracelets.
50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40My Tory Burch flats are the one new item in my outfit. I bought these with my 1,000 Nordstrom shopping spree that I earned from Rodan + Fields. They are super comfortable, and I was surprised at how good they looked with the gray jeans. Here is the link to the shoes.
50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40These are a pair of my favorite jeans. I love the faded distressed looking gray color. This pair of jeans fit like a glove, and I bought them at Old Navy.

50 IS NOT OLD | AN INSPIRATION OUTFIT | FASHION OVER 40Do you and your husband have a “song” that is special to you? Mine and Joe’s song is Forever and Ever Amen by Randy Travis. We were having an argument when this song came on, and then we immediately realized how silly we had been. In the song, it talks about growing old together and sitting on the porch in a rocking chair. When the time comes for me to sit and rock the day away, I want to make sure that I don’t have many regrets to haunt me. There are things that I already regret, but I am now trying to live my life in such a way, that regrets are not going to be on my mind. You are capable of so much more, don’t hold yourself back! Blogging has been an adventure and something that I could have easily not done since I didn’t know a thing about the process. Running my own skincare business was something that I would have never thought about doing a few years ago, but I am so glad that I jumped in with both feet. When I am old and gray (or older and grayer), I can know that those decisions will not be regretted. Come out of the shadows, surprise yourself, and live your life to the fullest.

BTW, I wanted to thank all of you for all of the comments yesterday. You outdid yourself! I couldn’t reply to all of them since I had to work at the lumber company, but I did read every one of them! Now, let’s do it again today. Lol!

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36 Comments

  1. I love this outfit on you, Tania. Great inspiration. I bought those same ON jeans last year at your recommendation, so “thank you”. You had paired them with a Nordstrom gray twist hem sweater. So cute. Bought ‘em both and love that combo. Yesterday’s dress was adorable on you and I picked up that ON pink sweater on sale last month too. LOL. Pairing with blue/white stripes is a combo I hadn’t considered. See – you come in so handy with all your ideas. I will admit to not loving the long vest, Boho not my thing but it did look cute on you. I’ve been on the run lately so haven’t had time to comment. I enjoy you and your blog.

    • Haha, Tanya! Great story! Funny you mention Talbot’s great sale. I just placed an order that includes “several” cute tops for really good prices! I can’t wait to get my order! Thank you so much for always inspiring us!!

    • Tania Reply

      I am glad that you liked the ON jeans. They are truly a favorite, mostly because of the color.

  2. Good morning and a very good outcome to the story Tania, well played.
    Outfit is adorable love the color, comfy shoes, is an everyday outfit with style
    Have a Blessed Day🥰💖

  3. Love your outfit AND your new shoes!! Sometimes my husband and I argue over the pettiest things and afterward we realize what a waste of time it was! Life is too short to worry about the small stuff. Made me stop and and think how I would handle something really major if it ever happened to us. I’m getting too old to let the little things in life bother me!!

  4. Lori Denise Fletcher Reply

    “You’re my inspiration” by Chicago is “our” song. It was played and sung at our wedding almost 35 years ago. We also like Dolly Parton’s song, “Rocking Chairs”. Have a great day!!!

    • Tania Reply

      I will have to listen to the Dolly Parton song. I can’t recall what it sounds like.

  5. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is our song…..we met in our late 30’s, dated with kids and felt like we needed to cherish every moment. My Mom laughed at our wedding when this was our first dance song, we were not the “typical” bride and groom. We went to Disney a few years back, rode the Aerosmith coaster and as we were leaving they played our song….we danced our way out and got some applause….great memory! Thank you for giving me a reason to look back……❤️

    • Tania Reply

      I love that song. I usually cry every time that I hear it. Lol!

    • Cheryl Peffer Reply

      That’s why we have separate everything. For years we have had separate bank accounts etc. People laugh at how we do this. But it works for us. Together it did not. True, not for all. We’ve been married for 49 yrs. Happy as ever.

  6. ‘Shameless’ by Garth Brooks is our song. 27 years of marriage and counting!

    • Tania Reply

      YES!!! I didn’t know anyone else loved that song. I think that Billy Joel either wrote the song or sung it first.

  7. you look so relaxed and comfortable! put together doesn’t have to be stuffy!

    • Christine Irvine Reply

      That’s a cute outfit and looks good on you.
      I like your hair too.
      Christine
      New Hampshire

  8. Love that necklace. It would go perfect with my outfit today. I have to get my jewelry organized so I can figure out what I have. What lipstick are you wearing. Love the color it adds.

    • Tania Reply

      I hardly ever know what lipstick I have on. I know that it was by MAC but I don’t remember the shade.

  9. Kristine Thompson Reply

    Love the look, ??? What lipstick do you have on??? Great color.

  10. Good Morning! Love your story and love the outfit. But, I do have a question. How are you blessed with such beautiful eyelashes? Do you use a growth serum? Have a great day!

    • Tania Reply

      B|J, you must be new to the blog because I talk about my eyelashes and how I never had any until I started using Lash Boost by Rodan + Fields. I’ll message you to see if you are interested in trying it, I am a consultant.

  11. This is a great outfit. I hadn’t thought of grey jeans, but I think I might look for some now! 🙂

  12. Great story! Love Talbots, great to find in consignment shops since they are made well!

  13. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait was our wedding song 24 years ago. It’s from the movie “Pure Country” starring George Strait. It you havent seen it, it’s a great love story♡
    Very cute outfit today, I love the entire look!

  14. Love this top. Wish it was still available. I tend to like boarder tops. I love these earrings and the July posse earrings but they seem so big yet they look great on you. Loving your hair this lighter shade. Our song is Etta James At Last because it took so long for my husband to commit.

  15. Love the outfit, totally like something I wear, so great inspiration. May need to try those gray jeans too! For our song, I would say it would have to be Jon Secada Just Another Day. Was popular in ’92 and we loved it. He played it on the stereo when we got engaged. 🙂 Thanks for the memory!

  16. Girl, I CANNOT believe you only got two comments on that adorable outfit 2 days ago, and I am So sorry that I was one of those that didn’t reply,!! It’s only because I’ve been SO busy helping my honey build me some barn wood book shelves this week and didn’t have time to get on line But I absolutely love that long kimono look w the crop jeans and print tank! I would love to have that outfit and have been looking for something like that! I also loved the striped dress and pink sweater! So classy and fun too! Loads of adorable outfits this week and I’m sorry I missed them. Also I’ve had a hard week as a friend of mine, a fire fighter was severely burned in an explosion here 6 wks ago passed away Sunday and our town has been devastated by this tragedy.

  17. i love it when you shop your closet. this is a winner for sure. you look very nice and well put together. this outfit doesn’t look old or out dated at all. just goes to show you can find a new outfit i what you already have

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