CASUAL ELEGANCE WHEN YOU ARE OVER 50
You didn’t forget to tie your shoelaces, your pants are not unzipped, you don’t have something on your shirt, and if you see someone eating something that looks like poop, it’s chocolate. Today is April 1st, so that means that it is April Fools Day, and you should believe a thing you hear!!! Do you have a prank that you love to pull on people every year?
So, here are photos of hairstyles that I am considering. One of these is the one that I’m doing, so let’s see if you can guess which one it is going to be. I like to change things up early in the year, and since it is just hair, I don’t get too bent out of shape if it isn’t a home run. Sooo…
Look 1, color and cut.
Look 2, cut but keep my color.
Look 3, color and cut.
Look 4, color but keep my cut.
Look 5, extensions but keep my color.
How cute is this top??? This Ruffle Smocked Top (Similar)has a chrysanthemum print which is a gorgeous color. The ruffled sleeves are flirty and feminine, and the smocked detail at the front yoke is a great detail. I was pleasantly surprised when the top arrived with tiny crystal details.
You can see the smocking and tiny crystal details in this photo. I’m wearing a medium in the top, and it fits me great.
Here is a look at the length of the blouse, and it hits me a little below my hip.
I love these Straight Leg Raw Hem Jeans, they are perfect for spring and summer, and you can dress them up or down. These jeans look great with a blazer and heels, but you can also wear them with a t-shirt and sneakers. The description said these jeans ran small and that you should size up. I sized up to a 32 instead of a 30, but they are too big. I promise that I’ll eventually get my sizing down, but at least these are from Nordstrom, so I’m not paying for shipping or returns. I just received the 30s, so I’ll let you know how they fit once I try them on.
I’ve already carried this cute beaded floral clutch with several outfits. Here is a similar version. I love the beadwork, and the colors of this clutch are perfect for spring and summer. My jewelry is the Adeline Link Necklace, the Sophee Drop Earrings, and I’m wearing a 5.5 Cartier Love Ring in 18Kt gold, which I earned through Rodan and Fields.
The last part of my outfit is the neutral pointy-toe heels. These D’Orsay heels are a pair I bought from J Crew Factory several years ago. I also own the flat version, but they must still be in Grundy because I can’t find them. This beige shade is a great neutral that will go with anything. I found some similar shoes, including those flats that I mentioned, and I linked them below.
This is no April Fool’s prank; I am getting my hair done today. I can’t wait to hear which look you think I am choosing. 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5???
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Love the outfit! #1 is my favorite.
Lobe that outfit!
I love your hair exactly the way it is lol!! No change needed in my opinion. But…I’m looking forward to see what you choose. My thoughts are you might go with look #2. I love that blouse!
I think 2 for cut but I love color in 3. I love the outfit especially the pants. If I feel comfortable I feel classy and stylish. I don’t really go for elegance!
I love the outfit I been watching your styles and have been trying to match them as close as I can with what’s in my closet
I I think you are changing color! Look #4
Love # 2. Think you would look awesome with this cut!!
I also love your outfit!!
2 was spot on for you but I also like 1.
Not a fan of the raw cut jeans but The blouse is cute.
I think your hair color is perfect for you and I would go with look 2.
I think number 4. Any of these would look great!
I have cut number 3 on m phone ready for my next hair cut. It has been there a month or so.
#1 all te way. Sorry I just saw. No extensions please.
Don’t change a thing! You are rockin this outfit and your current cut and color are totally YOU!
I hope you do #2. You would look really fabulous with silver hair. I noticed a couple of the other bloggers have embraced their grey and they are truly looking gorgeous.
I predict look 1 for something different.
#2 is the winner! Dressy
Hmmm … 1 or 2, Icant decide
#2 or #4. You will look great with any style you choose.
#2 for your hair. No to the pants, ragged hem is not elegant
This is my first time on this site and I was trying to find a link for the white jeans from Nordstrom’s and couldn’t find it. Love the look!
Stephanie, you click on the red wording to go to the links.
I am guessing #2
I’m going with number 2. I think you look great with short hair. I also am torn that it may be changing your color to number 5??? Whatever it is I’m sure it will look great.
I’m guessing #2. (#1 is the style I’m going for & the pic I showed my hairdresser.☺)
I’m guessing either No2 or No3!
Tania, the pants are not casual elegant. The strings hanging down do not look good. I do love the top!
I like all but 5
Tania, I think It’s #2. (I always get my hair cut shorter in the spring/summer). Can’t wait to see your new look!
I think #3. Either that or I can see you in #1’s cut, but keep your color. You look great as a platinum blonde, but you’d also look amazing silver. 🙂
I think it’s No. 1.
#3 would be so fun!
And the purse absolutely makes this outfit “POP”.
Love your color as it is. I say #1. Well seeeee. I like your look today, except with flats.
#1 You always look beautiful in everything you wear.
#4 on the hair!
I am guessing Look 2- it would look so cute! But secretly hoping for Look 4, since I really love the colors!
I think it’s #1!
I think number 1. Love your color now so keep it. You’re getting so thin so don’t lose much more.
I’m getting jealous. 💕
I like number 2!
As an Elementary Art teacher, I love the idea of casual elegance! Of course, I can’t do the heals and “washable” clothes are key. Lol!
Would love to see you with look 3. But you’re so pretty you would look great in any of them.
My guess would be #2
I think #2 would be great on you
No extensions, you’re such an example of showing women over 50 how to enhance their own beauty…Will you please remind us of your weight loss plan? Are you still losing? You look great!
#2 – you’re going a bit shorter for summer 🙂
I say Look #1
Look 1, but with the depth of color from look 4.
Hi, #1 or #2 would look great on you, but please keep your present color. You look great as you are!
# 1 but your hair always looks great.
I think #1. I love that style! Cute outfit that looks great on you!
Look 3! Love the cut but keep your color!
I think #1
Did I miss something? Where did you purchase the blouse?
I’m thinking 1 with a color change.
Love your outfit today. Bright and Spring like.
Look #2! Love the outfit! Have to admit it’s hard for me to wrap my head around raw edged jeans and heels! I know it’s all the rage!
I hope you go with number 2!!! It is very chic looking.
Go for #1 – so cute! Would look good on you!!!
Love Graphic Tee, colors are flattering.
Am I missing something. I look forward to your Bible verses every day and haven’t been seeing them on the blog.
Voting for the cut that is totally different from what you have now. Change is always good, and hair grows back!
I think look 4! It’s probably just me but the ragged hem on those jeans does not look very “elegant”.
Other than that great outfit!
I am guessing look #4. Have fun with whatever look you choose. Love the look today but not a big fan of the raw hem with heels. Personally think they look better with sneakers or sandals.
Love the outfit!
Love that top!! I am guessing look 2.
I think you are going with look 3.
I’m guessing look 2. Have fun with whichever one you choose:). I Love your outfit today. It looks great with heels but also like that with flats it’s little more casual.
I think you chose number 1 for your new hairstyle
Tania – I think you chose either look 4 or look 2. Thanks for this post! The blouse is beautiful and I put my email on the waiting list for the purse.
I’m going with 2 or 5. Can’t wait to see it .
Hair style #2.
#1 cut but with your current color. I am not a fan of your older pics with red in your hair. Good luck!
3 or 5
I LOVE the long look with the extentions , thinking of doing this myself.
Look 4 will look great! With your cut of course…
I think like 1 would look great on you.
Although I like all the options, my favorite is look 4. Will come back and look at them all again when I want to do something different with my hair. As to the clothes..you look great as usual but…I think the jagged hem jeans go better with sneakers or flats..the heels dress up the outfit and the jeans bring it down. I feel the smocky, fluttery sleeve top is a bit girlie girl for me. p.s why have you stopped quoting the bible passages? I enjoyed them and I am not even Christian.