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A NEW HAIRSTYLE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL ALIVE

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, white cropped pants, and espadrilles

I am always encouraging everyone to try new things, get out of their comfort zone, and not get in a rut. But, I found myself in a rut, and I decided that I needed a change. Knowing you need a change, and knowing what to change, are two completely different things. Finally, I decided that the change was going to be my hairstyle…

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is standing on a sun porch wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, white cropped pants, and espadrilles

I’ve been wearing my hair a medium length for a long time, and I feel like it is weighing me down. So, this weekend, I told Joe that I was ready to wack it all off. The last time that I cut it short, I was pregnant with my daughter and hormonal. It was not a good choice, and the results were horrible. Joe threatened me with bodily harm if I ever did that again. Lol!

Going short with my hair is not easy for me since I have thick and coarse hair. I can end up looking like a puff ball, and that isn’t the look that I am going for. So, I showed Joe a few styles, and he said that I might want to consider something that was a little longer. Then he said, “but, I know you and you’re going to do whatever you want.”

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is standing in a screened in porch wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, white cropped pants, and espadrilles

Monday afternoon, I went to the hairstylist and showed her my choice. I told her to leave it a little longer than the photo, but after looking at the finished cut, I said, “let’s go shorter.” Once she was done cutting, I started dreading seeing Joe’s reaction. Of course, he was standing outside as I pulled up, and immediately came over to my vehicle. I got out, turned around, and he started smiling. “I LOVE it!” I sure never expected that reaction from him. Sooo, are you ready to see my new haircut?

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing her new short haircut

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing her short haircut with silver earrings

It sure is SHORT!!!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, and white cropped pants

I saw this outfit online, and I loved the color combination. I don’t think that I’ve ever paired the dusty rose and taupe together before, but I definitely will again. This long v-neck duster has a relaxed fit (aka it runs big) and I am wearing a medium. However, I feel like the duster is too big on me, so a small one might have been the better choice.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing the back of a rose duster, white cropped pants, and espadrilles

I do like the length and the dramatic style of the duster. It is long-sleeved but light enough to be worn all spring.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing a taupe shell with a dusty rose cardigan

The taupe ribbed mock neck shell is a gorgeous color. I’ve never been a fan of this color for me, but pairing it with the dusty rose is brilliant. The shell fits very nicely and doesn’t show every bump that I have. It is a good weight and it feels very luxurious when you are wearing it. I ordered a size large because I was afraid that it would be too tight. The only con that I have with the shell is that it shows my arm cleavage, but since I wouldn’t wear it without a cardigan or jacket, that isn’t a deal-breaker for me.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, and showing her rose quartz necklace from Kendra Scott

I thought that my Rose Quartz necklace from Kendra Scott matched this outfit perfectly! According to energymuse.com, “Rose Quartz is a powerful crystal for anyone seeking to bring more love into their life. The Rose Quartz crystal properties connect to the heart chakra, the center of love. By opening and healing your heart center, the Rose Quartz crystal healing properties guide you to deepen relationships and embrace kindness, compassion, tenderness, and love toward yourself and those around you.”

I also added my Rylan earrings, and the gold vermeil chain and cross pendant that I wear daily.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pair of white cropped pants and espadrilles

I really, really like these double strap espadrilles. They are very comfortable even though they have a 3 1/2 wedge heel. They come in two colors, but I chose the neutral color since it would go with almost anything. This is a pair that you will want to check out, especially since they are so reasonably priced. I am wearing my usual size 9, and they fit me perfectly!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is opening up a rose duster to show a taupe shell, white cropped pants, and espadrilles

Oh, how I wish that these jeans were still in stock for all of you. I love this cropped white pair of jeans, and I love the distressed hemline. I’ll link to them just in case they restock them. But, I’ll also see if I can find some similar ones for you.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a rose duster, a taupe shell, and showing her bluetooth clicker

Since I don’t have a photographer in Abingdon yet, this is how I have been taking my photos. I set my cellphone on a tripod, and then I connect this Bluetooth wireless clicker to my phone. This is actually a great thing for everyone to have. Think of how cool it would be to take on vacation, for photos with friends, at dinners, holidays, etc. For years, I was never in our family photos because I was behind the camera. No more!!! This makes it easy and fun!

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  1. Martha wrote:

    Hai cut so flattering!

    Posted 5.10.21 Reply
  2. Judy wrote:

    I am 5’4″, would this duster be too long for me?

    Posted 5.9.21 Reply
  3. Terrie wrote:

    Love your new hair style

    Posted 5.8.21 Reply
  4. Shelia wrote:

    Love the new do! I want to see what it looks like in back! Get Joe to take a pic for us!

    Posted 5.7.21 Reply
  5. Charlcy Green wrote:

    I kept thinking your hair looked the same! Then I saw you in the flowered top and could tell you’d cut it. I’m w Joe! I love it! Very cute & summery! Cute outfit too! So is the name of your town where new house is? Abingdon??

    Posted 5.6.21 Reply
  6. Janet H wrote:

    The short cut looks good on you! I like the flowered print top you are wearing in the picture also. What a great idea to have a wireless clicker. I think I am going to have to get one myself.

    Posted 5.6.21 Reply
  7. Jackie wrote:

    Luv the new do

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  8. Chris wrote:

    Love your hair! I always think shorter hair really perk us up, every time I try to grow mine longer I feel it drags me down!!

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  9. Melanie wrote:

    Love your hair!… and the espadrilles!

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  10. Marion wrote:

    I love your hair. Lucky you to have thick hair. I’m new to your site. I’m a lot older than you but I get fun clothing ideas from your blog.

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  11. Anita wrote:

    This outfit is so cute! Anita

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  12. Gayle M Davis wrote:

    Love your new hair cut but would love to see it in the back.

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  13. Rebecca Deurlein wrote:

    Gurl, let me start by saying you are ROCKING that hair! What a fantastic look. Second, glad to be following your blog. You are a ray of sunshine.

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
  14. Kim🌷 wrote:

    Is the green top something you have styled before?it’s really cute!
    Love the new cut too!😊

    Posted 5.5.21 Reply
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