50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40Sitting outside in the afternoons has become a favorite activity for me. I take my laptop out with me, light the citronella bug candles, and then work on the blog post for the next day. My wifi is barely strong enough to connect, but if it gets too weak, I make my cell phone a hotspot and connect with that. The temperatures in the afternoon are perfect for me, but not for Joe. He will sit outside with me for about ten minutes, and then he will head back into the house. I am not sure if the air conditioner is what draws him inside, or if it is the computer that is calling his name. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40We keep our heat pump set on 71 degrees, and that is plenty cool. I even find myself dragging a fuzzy throw over my legs some nights because I get chilled sitting and writing. Joe, on the other hand, is one that is hot all of the time. It reminds me of a cartoon that I have seen before where the woman has all of the covers in the bed, and the man doesn’t have any. Lol! That is how it is in my house almost nightly. I think that I take after my daddy; he is always freezing. I bet that he is reading this right now with a long pair of pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and possibly a coat on while playing on the computer. And, I forgot to mention that the logs in the fireplace might also be turned on just for good measure. Lol! Mom and dad’s house is the only one that I ever visit where I am actually hot. Lol! I have figured out the way to dad’s heart is not in food; it is in cold-weather gear. Every Christmas, we try and come up with something that will keep him warm, and then he will love his gift.
50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40I found this vest the other day when I went to Cato Fashions. What I loved about this vest is the fact that it has a feminine twist to a utility vest. The draped waterfall front is a style that I prefer over the standard utility vest. It is 100% rayon and is washable. I am wearing a large, but I really could have used a medium instead. Here is the link to the vest.
50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40A lot of you have asked about the way that I get my pictures taken, and if you look closely in the reflection of my sunglasses, you will see my tripod. Lol! The Lucia sunglasses were an incentive gift that I earned, and I LOVE them! These are by Lilly Pulitizer, and they are polarized and have 100% UV A/B Protection. I liked how my Dakota gold diamond-shaped earrings picked up on the thin gold across the top of the glasses. These are lightweight metallic leather, and they are a 3.5″ drop. The Felicity necklace has a natural wood bead circle on a gold chain, and it is adjustable from 31 to 34 inches. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the Bronson bracelet when I placed my order. It is a large cuff with leopard print accented with gold, and it has a magnetic closure. It is 7.5″ – 8″ with a removable extender. I ended up liking this bracelet more than I thought I would. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40My pants are a classic chino material with a modern update in the form of this utility-inspired pant. They feature a cropped and cuffed hem and stretch knit fabrication. I feel like these are similar to a boyfriend style because they are looser in the fit that a lot of pants. I am wearing my usual size 10, which fits great. I have not washed these yet, so they could shrink up some since they are 98% cotton and 2% spandex. I bought these at Cato Fashions when I purchased the vest. Here is the link, and the color that I am wearing is Oregano. My leather shoes are by Clarks Collection, and they are called the Valeri-Jane. I like the perforated upper, a peep toe, an ankle hook-and-loop closure, and they have a padded insole and a  textured outsole. They fit true to size; I am wearing my usual size 9.  50 IS NOT OLD | A UTILITY VEST WITH A FEMININE FLARE | FASHION OVER 40I was thrilled by the response to the incentives that Rodan + Fields offered to new PC’s last month. I know that some of you are hesitant about trying a new brand, so I am offering up samples. Anyone and everyone who wants to get their hands on these products need to keep reading. I have some samples of Redefine Step 1 mask, Lip Renewing Serum, Intensive Renewing Serum, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, Microdermabrasion Paste, Active Hydration Serum, and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. Comment if you would like to try one of these samples, and I will email you to get your address. I have lots of some things and only a few of others. So, it will be first come first served. These are free to you, I only ask that you “USE” them, and tell me what you thought.

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  1. Deborah Harley Reply

    I have been reading your blog for months and see how much your skin has changed from your earlier blogs. Would love to try anything you have a sample of. I’m 57 and my skin is very dry under my eyes is beginning to thin. My daughter is getting married in March and I would love for my skin to look younger and healthier.

    • Tania Reply

      Deborah, I can see that my face has changed since I started blogging, but I can’t tell you exactly what has changed. Lol! I’ll send you an email for your address.

  2. Really like the outfit today….neutral but not boring. I’d love a sample of whatever you’d like to send me ?

    • Elizabeth Ronald Reply

      Ditto from me, Elizabeth. Sorry I’m including as reply but could not find where to Comment! (ps: new to your blog and really enjoying!)

      • Tania Reply

        Elizabeth, replying is fine. I am not sure why the commenting part is so hard to find. Thanks so much for reading my blog, welcome to our sisterhood!!! I am sending you an email.

    • Tania Reply

      Neutrals are “IN” or at least they were. Lol! Fashion trends change so fast. I am sending you an email…be on the lookout.

  3. Nice outfit. I like the more loosely fitting vest and pants. Pants, tee and third piece topper is a winning combo. Laid-back accessories look fabulous! Still a little warm in my neck of the woods for boots (even peep-toe). Sandals for now, but I’m looking forward to a cool down! Two thumbs up on the look here.???

      • Kristine Thompson Reply

        Thank you for the offer, I would love to try any redefine product on my 63 year young skin. The vest is so cute and flattering.

        • Tania Reply

          Kristine, I’ll get you the Redefine mask out to you. Watch for my email.

    • Tania Reply

      Yay!!! I am glad that you liked the outfit. I was afraid that it looked too baggy.

  4. Morning, Tania, I’d love to try a sample, and I agree with you about preferring the draped waterfall neckline. Looks good!

    • Tania Reply

      Beth, I love the waterfall drape. I hope it doesn’t go away for a long time. Watch for your email about the sample.

  5. Hi Tana
    That vest is really cute and the flowy lines of it are flattering. I would love to try the microdermabrasion paste. Have a great day!

    • Tania Reply

      Michele, I agree that the lines of the draping are flattering. I already have your address, so I’ll get a sample in the mail to you.

  6. Hi Tania
    I would love to try some samples. I read your emails everyday and love them . Thanks in advance.


    • Tania Reply

      I appreciate your reading the blog! Thank you so much. I’ll be sending an email, watch for it.

    • Tania Reply

      Yay!!! I am thrilled that you liked the outfit, and that you want a sample. Email coming your way.

  7. Debbie kennedy Reply

    Hey Tania I would love to try a sample for dry skin . I’ve been looking at these products every time I read your post but they are a little pricey but I guess your skin is worth it . I’am 63 and my skin has changed over the years and now I’m looking for new products. Thanks I love your daily post .

    • Tania Reply

      Debbie, I understand where you are coming from. I think as women we have a hard time spending money on ourselves. We wouldn’t think a thing about spending the same amount of money on our kids or grandkids. Lol! But, you said it..your skin is worth it. Your face is the one thing that we can’t camouflage, it is on display 24/7. Be watching for my email.

  8. Really like the colors of outfit today, but love love LOVE the sunglasses! ?
    I would very much like to try a sample of Redefine Step 1 mask, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, or the Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

    • Tania Reply

      Gina, you are the first one to mention the sunglasses. I thought they were pretty fabulous!!! I am messaging you for your address, be watching for an email from me.

  9. Kym.reed 318 Smith Rd Kington Tn 37763 Reply

    These are everywhere, lve got to get one

  10. Hello, I love to see what you have styled each day. You show wearable outfits that fit my lifestyle and tastes. You also help to push me outside of my box to try something new. I would love get a sample of R & F for aging skin. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

    • Tania Reply

      Susan, I love pushing people outside of their box. Lol! It makes me so happy when they find that they are capable of doing and wearing more than they thought possible!!! I’ll send you an email, be watching for it.

  11. Cute outfit. I am going to Cato today and try on the vest. I am happy I can order from their website, pick up at store, free shipping. I would like to try Bright Eye Complex. Thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Rhonda, good luck on finding the vest today! I have you down for the BEC, and I have your address.

  12. I am new to your blog and Loving it! The jewelry with this outfit is perfect. I would like to try the Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid if you have any samples left…thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Welcome to the blog, Christine!!! I am thrilled that you found it, and I hope that you share it with others. I will be sending you an email, watch for it.

    • Tania Reply

      Pat, I’ll send you a sample. I already have your address.

  13. Hi Tania! I love Cato!! I rushed out to but the olive top you had on the other day and found the cutest pair of pull on snakeskin pants to go with them. I tend to have dry sensitive skin. Ive been using Dior skin care. I would love to try some samples. I’m 66 and need anti-aging products. Thank you!!!

    • Tania Reply

      I think I saw those pants. I have to take a few things back to the store today that didn’t fit, so I’ll be sure to check them out. I’ll send you an email, be watching for it to come through.

  14. Hi Tania, Love your blog – I read it daily with my morning coffee. Our fashion styles are similar and I enjoy your brightly colored pieces. I would be thrilled to try any sample you would like to send me…I’d be happy to pay the postage. I’m 63 and have fair skin – loss of elasticity is my biggest issue. Thank you so much and enjoy this beautiful first day of August!

    • Tania Reply

      I have a lot of ladies who say they read the blog over coffee. I should have named it “coffee with Tania” instead of 50 is not old. Lol! I’ll send you an email, I think I know exactly what you need to try.

  15. Regina Manross Reply

    Love, love, love this outfit!! I’m going to order the pants and vest. I would like to try the bright eye complex.
    Thanks so much!

    • Tania Reply

      Regina, I see that this outfit spoke your language. Lol! I’ll email you for your address.

  16. Cute outfit, Tania!

    If you have any samples of the mask, I’d love to give it a try. Thanks!

    Dawn in CO.

  17. Tania I do love that vest! It really creates a feminine touch to your entire outfit. I would also love to try a sample.

    • Tania Reply

      Who knew that a utility vest could be feminine? Lol! I’ll email you about the sample.

  18. Love your outfit today! I would like to try a sample of the bright eye complex and the microdermabrasion paste. Thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Brenda, I’ll email you right now about the sample. I am glad that you liked the outfit.

  19. Kimberly Kleinschmidt Reply

    Love this outfit and the shoes. I have similar sunglasses and I love them. I am a dress kind of gal. Love jeans but not comfortable in pants. Ii would love to try a sample. The lip serum would be perfect. Thank you very much.

    • Tania Reply

      Kim, those glasses are wonderful!!! I love how elegant they look. I’ll email you about the lip serum.

  20. DEANNE HOPE Reply

    Cute outfit!! I like CATO Store. Love the waterfall on the utility vest. I would be interested in samples especially active hydration stuff , microdermabrasion paste or whatever you have.

    • Tania Reply

      I love Cato Fashions also. They are nice and affordable, and I love a good bargain. I am sending you the email, watch for it.

  21. Please send samples. I’m an Esthetician and love trying new products that I can recommend to my customers.

    • Tania Reply

      Paty, I hope you love the samples. I love sharing them with my ladies, just like you love sharing with your customers. I’ll send you an email.

  22. Cute look, as always! I’d be curious to try the lip serum or some sort of exfolient if you have it. If you’re already out, no problem. Thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Jena, thanks for the comment!!! I’ll email you about the samples.

  23. 62, and skin care is totally the name of the game now for me! Thanks for your tips and style.

    • Tania Reply

      Pam, skin is the name of the game for everyone!!! I can’t understand why people would want to wait until they get wrinkles, instead of preventing them from coming. Lol!!! I’ll email you about the sample.

  24. Colleen Freedman Reply

    I would like to try Rodan and Fields if you have any samples available. I was thinking also about purchasing the Redefine eye cream that you had on sale recently if you still have it. I am turning 57 on Monday, getting married in 2020 and am trying to get my skin looking nice for my wedding! Thank you

    • Tania Reply

      Colleen, congratulations!!! I am excited for you to begin 2020 with a wedding. How fun and exciting! I’ll email you and we can chat.

  25. Leslie Mulkey Reply

    I’m going to cato to look for that vest. I love a good vest. Please send me some samples. 58 year old rough, dry, sensitive skin with dark circles under my eyes. I have yet to find a skin care that helps my rough, dryness. I’ve tried some expensive, Obaji and Lancôme, and less expensive like drugstore and Paula’s, but didn’t feel like the cost was worth the poor results. I’m a tough customer but I would love to improve my skin. 😉

    • Tania Reply

      Leslie, you will love the vest. It is super cute and flattering. I love a tough customer!!! They make the best customers, and then they make even better consultants!!! Lol! Watch for my email!

  26. Sandy Smith Reply

    I’m really liking olive pants lately. Yours are so cute! Would love to try the microdermabrasion paste and the radiant defense liquid, since I’m searching for a new foundation.

    • Tania Reply

      Sandy, I am liking the olive pants also. I already have your address, so I’ll get the samples out to you shortly.

  27. Love the vest, Tania! If possible, I’d love to try anything for the eye area and the microdermabrasion paste. Thank you and keep up the good work! Love your blog!

    • Tania Reply

      Robbie, that vest is really cute and so affordable! Watch for my email coming your way.

  28. Kristine Thompson Reply

    Hi Tania, tried to comment earlier and I don’t think it worked, so I apologize in advance if my comment shows up twice. I would love to try any redefine product for my 63 year young skin.
    Outfit is cute and the vest very flattering.

    • Tania Reply

      Kristine, it sometimes goes in a holding pattern, but thanks for going the extra mile.

  29. Hi, Tania…..Well, I feel like the old lady of the group, having just turned 66. However, if there’s any left, I would love to try the radiant liquid, please. Love the utility vest today!!!

    • Tania Reply

      Deb, you are not the old lady of the group. Lol! Remember, we are only as old as we feel, age is just a number. I will get the RD sample out to you, watch for my email.

  30. Tania, I always LOVE your posts. They are sure to inspire, encourage and make me laugh! I would love to try some of your samples! My problem areas are especially under my eyes where the skin is thinning and I have dark circles. My skin is also drying at the age of 59! Thank you!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks so much, Cathy!!! I love the blog, and I am glad that you are enjoying it. Watch for my email.

  31. Tania, I read your blog everyday and always enjoy it! I would love to try a sample!

    • Tania Reply

      I am thrilled that you enjoy the blog, Penny. I am sending an email your way.

  32. I just found your site and I love what I am seeing. If any are available I would like to try a sample.

  33. Hi Tania, Love your blog and read it every day (I’m even reading your archived posts because I always like to “start from the beginning “ to get the whole story!) I would love to try a sample if you have anything left. Thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Carol, I am so glad that you are enjoying the blog. You will see why I call everyone “gurls” when you look back at some of the older stories. I’ll send an email your way.

  34. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and live the choices you make and have bought several pieces you’ve shared. I’d love to try some samples for sagging skin on my neck. I’m 61 and have recently lost 53 pounds so it’s pretty saggy! Any product for that? I’ve got oily skin even at my age it’s still oily. Thanks!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for following the blog, Carol! And, congrats on the weight loss, it is a never-ending struggle for me. Ugh!!! I’ll shoot you over an email to get your address. Be watching for it in your inbox.

  35. Debbie Kindred Reply

    Love your blog and the fact that you love a bargain as much as I do! I’d love to try the bright eyes complex or anything that you have for 65 year old skin!

    • Tania Reply

      I do love a bargain! I have a few things that I splurge on, but they are things that I deem “worth it.”

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