50 IS NOT OLD | Let's Take A Trip DownWell, the whining is not over. I am still down for the count. The neck is a constant pain, but at least the throat is not sore. Remember there is always a bright side somewhere, sometimes it is just hidden really well. I have two new prescriptions that I am trying now, but until they take effect, I am just miserable. Prayers are appreciated. Today’s post will be a recap of previous posts. Maybe you might have missed them, so bare with me for the next few days, and enjoy a trip down memory lane.50 IS NOT OLD | TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANEBlanket Wrap


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I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane. I chose these posts all for different reasons. Some of them maybe have been the outfit, and some of them were the posts themselves. You need to look at each and decided for yourself which it was.

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  1. Ann in NYC says:

    I’m a new reader and I love your blog! I really like reading your Sunday posts (sorry I can’t choose just one). I find them so inspiring and they are a wonderful way to start the week.

  2. Sue S (MN) says:

    I love that fringe scarf and gray tunic top in the last picture. The post had a different top though. Do you have any info on those items? Love your blog, I found you through JoLynne Shane and have found your humor infectious and love to see your style. Congrats on the anniversary!

    1. That was a different top. I will have to look back to see when I wore that. It was probably in November or December. I know the top was super soft, and that it came from the little boutique I buy from, called Classy Closet. I don’t know the brand though, sorry.

  3. I love, love, love the blanket wrap! It has a Burberry vibe that is rich in style but doesn’t break the bank. The booties are the phenombomb, the fringe is precious and looks adorable with the blanket fringe. I also love the width of the belt, it’s the perfect scale for the blanket. You look young, fresh and stylish! I plan on putting this outfit into my fall rotation.


  4. So sorry your’re not better yet. Hang in there. Loved the trip down memory lane, still looks fresh and new! Prayers coming your way.

  5. Loved your post about how much jewelry is too much!! As a new reader of your blog, I am quickly falling in love with both your style and Plunder jewelry. Feel better soon.

  6. Nancy Gough says:

    I have been following you for the past 6 months and the how to apply makeup post made my day I followed your application and the next day at work everyone was telling me that 1 was styling it.I. am going to be 61 at the end of this month and you have brought out the best in me. Nancy in Ohio

    1. Nancy, that makes me very happy. It was hard putting my face out there with no makeup on. My husband could not believe I did that. Haha

  7. Oh honey, my heart goes out to you! You must be hurting. Definitely said a prayer for relief and healing quick!
    Love the look back. Still stylish looking for this coming season. I’m going to have to get some red booties. They sure make a simple outfit look special! Get better soon.

  8. Life in the Fast! I follow Classy Closet on FB haven’t purchased anything yet, LOVE that sweater! Your make up video fantastic!

  9. Hey, Tania, sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery! 4/29/16: Blue, White & Floral is my favorite entry, because it’s just an adorably fun spring outfit and you give a view from both sides, which I know you don’t like to do! But I just kind of randomly picked this one, since I like the vast majority of your outfits! I’m also partial to the entries in which you’ve talked about friendship, and when you tell us a little more about your real life in Grundy. I work at home, but I try to tell myself not to schlep around all day — I have to get gussied up like Tania! I’m the flooded girl in Florida, still laughing about my concern for your trip. ;0) Have a great day & I sure hope that neck feels better asap.

    1. Oh, Beth. I have told that story to several people.? I hope you have everything cleaned up by now.

  10. Peggy McGowan says:

    I’m sorry you are not feeling well 🙁 Take it as a blessing and use the time to rest and reflect 🙂
    I have got to thank you . I have lost weight, 50lbs+ , and I really had forgotten how to dress cute and for my 50 something age . I love seeing your outfits and I love the fact that you are not afraid to put your self out there – good for you !! ALL of your outfits are super cute and creative , so it is hard to pick a favorite but if I had to I would pick pink and yellow . I don’t know if you ever noticed but pink makes your skin look awesome and it just glows when you have it by your face . Check it out and you’ll see what I mean . I appreciate your blog and I like your attitude ! Keep on keepin on gurl !!

  11. Melesa Garrison says:

    I’m so sorry you are going through this. I’ve never had this problem, but I had “Frozen shoulder” which is horrible! I went to a chiropractor a couple of times and she wanted me to go to a physical therapist, but luckily my step son is a Dr. in sports therapy and gave me exercises to do. I couldn’t move like before for about 7 months. They say it last up to 2 yrs for some people. I hope you are feeling 100% in no time!

  12. Praying for recovery. I’m so sorry you’re still not well. Take care.

  13. So sorry about your neck! Hope the meds work. I’ll join others in giving you free medical advice. Have you considered acupuncture? Haven’t tried it myself, but know several others who have, and they’re very pleased with the results.

  14. Just sent up a prayer for you – feel better soon!!!

  15. I also love Simple and Casual! Very inspiring to make each day fun. Feel better soon!

  16. I love the blanket wrap. What an awesome way to change it up with the belted front. I have a similar wrap and will be trying this idea. I look forward to your blog every day. Thank you for sharing your style tips with all of us and being so transparent. You truly have a gift and are such an inspiration to many.

  17. I could never pick one favorite! I love all of your posts and look forward to reading them each day! I’m not a huge fan of tje plunder jewelry but I think your style and sass is fabulous! Keep up the great work!

  18. Tips For Taking A Good Picture, I read this and then signed up for your blog. I always take a horrible picture and avoid cameras. This has helped, it really works.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  19. Loved seeing these. Makes me want to look forward to cool weather. Feel better soon!

  20. I’m so sorry you’re still hurting, just take care of you! I love the trip down memory lane, I started following you late September early October. I love each post…but 2 are standouts for me, the Plaid & Simple & Casual. Better add a 3rd…I really need help with picture taking. Praying the meds and rest will heal your neck quickly.

  21. Joyce mullenix says:

    I loved all of the outfits but my favorite was probably Simple and Casual with the pop of color in those boots. I just recently found your blog and look forward to reading it each day before my work day begins. Hope you start feeling better soon. Praying for you!

  22. Patti Rose says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I enjoyed seeing this older posts. Makes me so ready for cooler weather.

  23. Judith Sago says:

    Hi Tania, Sorry to hear you are still not well. Take the time you need to rest up. I am fairly new to your site but am enjoying all the different outfits you put together. I really like the shawl at the top of this page. Thanks

  24. Carol Ann says:

    Get well soon Tania.??.
    It’s hard for me to pick a favorite post but I’m going to go with A
    Mani and Pedi Day. That’s when I really started to notice myself saying “I could see myself wearing that” time and time again when I’d see your posts on Pinterest. Following that is when I binged read all the other posts in your archives and signed up for your emails.

  25. donnanonnasgramma says:

    Glad to hear you got some help and hoping the meds do help you to feel better. As a newbie I’m still working my way through all your old posts and am having so much fun! Thanks for being here!

  26. Lanita Anderson says:

    Since I am a newcomer to the blog, I not only enjoyed the “trip down memory lane” and the different outfits, I took the opportunity to peruse some of your other blog posts and loved them! I think my favorite was “What to Wear for Valentine’s Day”. I liked this post because you showed the outfit three different ways – the dress, and then the dress with two different jackets – and how to change it up a bit. I would love to see you do more posts like this….to give us an outfit and then ways to accent it, change it, spice it up a bit! I am SO enjoying your blog, especially as we are getting ready to transition to fall!

  27. I hope you are feeling much better soon Tania!! I love the blanket wrap with the belt, so classy and stylish! I am looking forward to your fall looks!

  28. Prayers that you feel better soon. Loved the trip down memory lane!! Love your blog, there is always something that makes me smile when I’m reading it every morning.

  29. I am very fond of the poncho in the first photo. I’ve always wanted one and I think you’ve convinced me to purchase one this fall!

    Here’s hoping you are feeling better soon! Sending a hug and a prayer.

  30. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  31. Mandy Baker says:

    Agree with the others! Picking 1 not easy! I’m picking 3 topics. I really like how to take a good picture. I take terrible pictures and such good advise. I also really like your poncho series. A poncho is something I feel like I could not pull off, but after seeing your series on ponchos, I think I could do it! Also, like when you put denim outfits together. I have a jean jacket and a lot of your posts have inspired me to wear it. Love so many of your outfits! Take care of yourself and hope you are feeling better soon!

  32. Anita Bacon says:

    I love Simple and Casual!

  33. Glenda Braun says:

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  34. I hope you feel better very soon. Take care of yourself. I lifted you up in prayer.

  35. Sorry that you’re down, Tania – asking our Father for a speedy recovery. I found your blog in January and was really drawn to it in February when you posted that your Sunday school class was doing War Room lessons, but oh, how I appreciate “Tips for Taking a Good Picture”!

  36. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I had not seen the one on how to take a good picture. Great tips. Hope you feel better soon.

  37. I think my favorite (for today) is the gray sweater with the black cowl-neck draped scarf. But that was also the text I needed/wanted to read ‘how to take a better picture’, which I hoped would help me get over being so darned camera shy. Glad you went to see a doctor and have some Rx to try. Rest easy – it’ll get better, kiddo !

  38. Great inspiration to start planning my Fall outfits! So sad it takes so long for it to reach FL! Feel better SOON!

  39. Lorene coffey says:

    I like your scotch tape Christmas leggings post,I want a pair

  40. Wendy Hoff says:

    ‘Starting a blog is easy’ is my favorite!!!!! I am keeping it in case I finally actually start the blog I have been thinking about. Love all your blogs though!!!! Your ideas are fresh, inspirational and real!!! I sure hope you feel better soon!!!

  41. Hoping the meds start working quickly – it stinks not feeling well?. Those were some nice choices for memory lane. The story about strangest pet made me chuckle. Really like “simple & casual” as well as “life in the fast lane”. Definitely in my closet. Be well and have a blessed day.

  42. Sorry to hear you are in pain. Have you ever considered going to a chiropractor?

  43. Marianne McDaniel says:

    I love the blanket wrap at the top of this post! I see those in the store and think, I can’t wear that! But you have convinced me I can!!!

  44. I really am enjoying your posts that you consider old since I only began following you this aummer. These are new to me:) Love the blanket wrap ready for fall as today the humidity might actually kill me! Thanks for all your posts and feel better soon!

  45. Connie R. says:

    So sorry to hear you are still feeling bad. I pray that the medicine will kick in soon. I love all your post but my favorite ones are when you wear your vintage jewelry. Love to see how you style it and yes the blanket wrap is so striking on you! Just looking at you says I am confident. Rest and get better. Sometimes we are slowed down for a reason so take this time for yourself. I’ll still be here when you recover.

  46. Love your style, feel it’s a style I can relate to easily.

  47. The blanket wrap, WOW! This look is amazing!! I would have never thought to belt it. SO cute!!

  48. Feel better soon, love! You have a lot of laying on of hands in spirit today! xxx debs

  49. Jackie D. says:

    Plans sometimes get cancelled-recently turned 50 and I love your style and outlook.

  50. Love all of your old posts! I can’t believe it’s been a year! Hope you feel better soon! Saying prayers for healing!

  51. Prayers sent for your speedy recovery x

  52. Please take the time to focus on yourself and I hope you are feeling better before too long. In the meantime it is a great opportunity to catch up on or revisit past posts. I haven’t been with you the whole year so I’m having fun seeing what I missed. Take care!

  53. Good Morning Tania…..I have thoroughly enjoyed walking down memory lane. I needed the post about how to pose for a picture 🙂 I honestly feel your pain. Over a year ago I had a pinched nerve in my neck and in my back. I was in excruciating pain. I do not lay around much however during this time, I had no choice in between working and taking care of my children. I had never been to a chiropractor in my life until then. I went regularly for approximately 6 weeks and it helped me so much. Please don’t feel guilty if you cannot do your normal routine, etc. The main thing is “to listen to YOUR body”… you know it best. I am praying for you. Also, by the way, thank you so much for my gift. ~Lisa~?

  54. Oh Tania hope you feel better real soon – get some rest!!! Oh and of course I will advocate vitamin c.

    Today I posted about a styling event in Zurich – I was able to invite the guests and it was super interesting watching another stylist at work:

    Have a wonderful relaxing day.

    xx Yvonne

  55. Not fair to have to pick one blog- I love them all! Each one is different and I take something away from each one! This is my submission for the gift card! Feel better soon!

  56. Becky Buice Among the Treasures says:

    I like all of the posts, but will pick Life in the Fast Lane because you inspired me to change my whole wardrobe! I found you through a Pinterest search. I wanted a different style aesthetic, but not look like I had bought clothes at Forever 21. I pinned over 100 pins of any fashion pin I liked. When I went back through my pins, I realized that most of the pins featuring pants, and especially jeans had ‘tighter legs’. That was it! The jeans and pants I have are wider legs and since I wear very loose tops, there was no definition or shape-just a big rectangle. While my size (and my preferences) will never allow me to wear many things you small ladies can, I did rework my closet. (My charge cards,Belk and Clark, b.o.c shoes and Salvation Army thank you). I have compliments more often and asked daily if I’ve lost weight. Nope; you can just see me and not a mass of loose clothing. Carry on and Thanks for the Inspiration!

  57. I am sorry to her you still don’t feel well, Tania. Prayers for healing are on it’s way right now!

    Take care of yourself.

  58. Doreen Bednarski says:

    I’m sorry to hear you still are not feeling well. Time to focus on taking care of yourself and resting. I am lifting you up in prayer for healing and the ability to let your mind be free of all other responsibility. I will believe tomorrow will be a much better day for you. I remember each of these outfits which inspired me to be creative with my wardrobe.

  59. Dear Tania, I am sorry for you and your aching neck – hope it will be good soon!
    I am excited about your shoes on the first picture – they are awesome!
    Btw. may I have a suggestion? Do you think it would be possible to create a link-up not only through your blog, but also via Instagram? I am sure not all your readers have fashion blogs (like me, haha), but maybe like to share their outfits on other social media. What do you think?
    Have a nice day and greetings from Switzerland! xo

  60. Hard to choose, BUT if I had to pick one, it would be the Simple and Casual. Love the elegant simplicity of it all. (Who would have thought jeans and a white shirt could make such a ‘statement’!) Love the funky red boots, love the red wellies as well! Love the Stella and Dot bag (it’s my own personal favourite bag.) This outfit I could probably ‘do’ myself!!

  61. Great outfits! I ne er seen these before because I did not ,,know,, you then. The first is absolutely stunning!