Let me start by telling you that 50 is not old! It is that time in your life when you can say what you feel, and wear what you like, without the fear of judgment. At the ripe age of 55, I reinvented myself and became a blogger, even though I didn’t know what a blogger meant being. For me, it meant a whole new world filled with possibilities, and that world is waiting for you also.
I grew up in Middle Tennessee with my crazy family, including a younger brother and sister. Didn’t everyone have a skunk for a pet? I love the University of Tennessee football, and I think Peyton Manning is terrific. I met my hubby while he was attending Tennessee Tech University, and we settled in Southwest Virginia because that’s where he was born and raised. We’ve lived there since 1992, so I guess I’m officially a Virginian. I have three children, a very spoiled pooch named Lucy Lu, and five grandchildren.
I love a clean house, but I hate housekeeping. I’m a Christmas nut, and I’ve been known to leave my Christmas tree up an entire year or two or three. I have a problem letting go of things, so I have a lot of clutter. Every year my goal is to organize and straighten, but it never happens.
My style is “classic meets trendy.” I have way too much vintage jewelry, and I’m a sucker for quality handbags. Mixing high-quality fashion with affordable clothing is fun, and I believe that added accessories are the spice of an outfit. I love trying new trends and styles. I don’t want ever to quit expanding my fashion sense. Below is a typical outfit for me.
For size reference, I’m 5’6 ″ and 155 lbs, and I usually wear size 10 or large. I get asked these questions often! If you ever have a question about how a featured item, don’t hesitate to ask!
About My Blog
I started 50 Is Not Old in September 2015 at the urging of my amazing sister, (and published author), Lisa Lewis Tyre, so I am the new kid on the block in the blogging realm. She kept urging me to blog about my passion. “Wearing clothes is all I know, and everybody wears clothes,” was always my response. I love to read but rarely have time for it, although I did make exceptions for my sister’s published books, Hope In The Holler and Last In A Long Line Of Rebels.
Being semi-computer challenged, over 50, and working part-time at a lumber company is not precisely fashion blogger material. I focus more on fashion and beauty topics because I feel turning 40, 50, or older is no reason to let yourself go. In addition to fashion and beauty topics, I share tales of my childhood, my technology woes, and sometimes I talk about my life in the mountains.
I hate admitting that my younger sister was right. But, I have found my niche, and I hope you will enjoy my posts. I seem to resonate with the everyday woman. I work, cook, clean (sometimes), and I live in a tiny, tiny area with minimal shopping opportunities. Buying affordable clothing, and showing everybody how they can look stylish, even when on a tight budget, is my mission.
“Funny,” “quirky,” and the “most honest blogger on the internet,” is how my readers describe me. (I guess that’s what telling your weight to the world will get you!) Follow along with me; I hope I am an inspiration to you, because if I can, so can you.
Blog Monetization & Disclosure
I purchase all of my clothes and accessories. If the opportunity arises that I am gifted clothing or products, they will be marked with a “c/o,” and I only feature them if I like them. When I started the blog, I didn’t realize the costs associated with hosting, etc. My goal is to make enough money through ads, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing to let 50 Is Not Old pay for itself! If advertisements appear in my sidebar or at the top and bottom of my blog, I might receive monetary compensation.
I use affiliate links in my posts, which means that I get a small commission when you purchase through my links. You will not be charged extra when you shop through an affiliate link! If any of my posts are sponsored, meaning that a brand or PR firm pays me to write a post on a particular topic, I will let you know. I will write those posts 100% myself, and if a post is sponsored, I will always tell you if I’m partnering with a brand. I promise I will only work with brands that I can wholeheartedly endorse, and only promote products that I use and love. Sponsored posts, reviews, and affiliate links will help pay the bills.
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