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Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle boots

Yesterday, I was in bright and vivid colors! Today, I am in darker shades, which are a new color for me. I have made a vow to try new retailers, new styles, and new color themes this year. Sometimes we get this preconceived notion of how something will look on us, but we never actually try it to see. That might be a personality trait, or it could be a trait that comes with getting older. I know that you’ve all heard the term “set in my ways,” and it is not usually said in a good way.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants and white ankle boots

When someone tells you that you are set in your ways, they mean that you are unwilling to bend, cooperate, or try new things. UGH! I don’t want to be accused of that, especially since I have been trying to convenience the grandkids to try new foods and styles. I can still remember my mother saying, “because I said so,” when I would ask WHY I had to do something that I didn’t want to do. So, now I am telling all of you the same thing…TRY SOMETHING NEW! It can be fashion-related, or it could be something else that you’ve been unwilling to try. When you find yourself balking, hear my voice saying, “BECAUSE I SAID SO,” and you can thank me later. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with jewelry from Kendra Scott

Ask me if I like this outfit, and the answer will be YES. Ask me if I wish it were in a different color, and the answer will be OH YES!!! I love this colorblocked turtleneck sweater, but I am not sure the color does anything for my complexion. However, the design is very slimming, so there is a trade-off. Lol!

I am not sure about the color of this sweater. It looks lighter and brighter in my photo than it does in person. Also, in person, I feel like it has a tint of olive to the color, but it looks solid brown in my photos. I am wearing a size large in this top, and it fits very slimming to the body.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, and showing a fringed ruana

I figured that if I was going to try this color, I might as well go all-out. So, I also ordered this faux-suede ruana with the fringe trim. I am telling y’all, this is way more olive than it appears in my photos.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, wearing a fringed ruana as a wrap, and white ankle boots

The boho-style wrap is light and creates quite a statement. It would be so cute worn with jeans and the wooden cross that I wore a couple of days ago. The ruana is a one size fits all, so you can’t get the sizing wrong. Lol!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing the back of a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants and white ankle boots

The ankle pants that I am wearing are also in the same color as the ruana; it is called Sergeant. These are the comfort stretch pants from White House Black Market, and they are a best seller for a good reason. They have 360-degree power smoothing technology that holds, lifts, and shapes for a flattering look from every angle.

These pants are a nice weight, but they are unlined. I like the ankle pants’ length, and I think they will be great for wearing this spring. They come in several different colors if Sergeant isn’t the color for you. I am wearing my usual size 10, and they fit me well.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked patterned turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle boots

The turtleneck sweater’s pattern and fit reminded me of something that I would have seen on Laugh-In. Does anyone else remember that TV show? Anyway, I decided to wear my white(ish) ankle boots to create that 60s vibe. I love these white boots, but they are pricey. The boots were on sale back a month or so ago, but I will see if I can find some similar ones that aren’t so much.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a patterned turtleneck with ankle pants, and white ankle boots

I added a few pieces of jewelry to my look. The mixed metal multi-chain statement Ryder necklace is one that I LOVE! I wear this necklace all of the time, and I think it really makes an outfit special. I also add a pair of stud earrings. The Tima medallion stud earrings have a Moroccan scroll look that gives them a unique style. They are gorgeous on their own, but they don’t compete for attention.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a colorblocked turtleneck with ankle pants, a fringed ruana, and white ankle booties

Quick question…you gurls know that I love my Lash Boost, but I’ve had a company ask me if I want to do a sponsored post with magnetic lashes. Now, you know that I won’t use these lashes on a regular basis since my lashes are already long. But, as much as I would like for all of you to be my Lash Boost customer, that isn’t my reality. So, for those who aren’t my Lash Boost customers, would you like to see a post about magnetic lashes???

I loved reading all of the comments yesterday about how long you have been following my blog. It is crazy to think that I have been doing the blog for 5 years! Thanks to all of you who have been along with me on this crazy journey. See what trying new things can do???

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  1. Reatta wrote:

    Hey Tania,
    I’ve been pinning your outfits for 3 years now and just started following you. I love your blog and get great ideas from you. I’m 58, 5’7 and size 6/8. I love today’s outfit. Looks great on you.

    Reatta

    Posted 2.19.21 Reply
  2. Jill wrote:

    Tania,
    You are my morning boost every day!!! Thank you for all of the work that you put into this blog. I’ve purchased many a item that you have suggested. You have great style. I appreciate the variety of stores and fashion ideas. Keep up the great work.
    And, this outfit looks AWESOME on you!!! The color works on you. I’ll be purchasing it too!!! I’ve been following you for 6 months.

    Posted 2.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jill, thank you so very much! It is wonderful to hear that you like my style and have found that it works for you.

      Posted 2.19.21 Reply
  3. Penny Jo wrote:

    I love this outfit and would love to have some place to wear it. It looks great on you. I have been following you for about a year or less and love your post I especially enjoy the Sunday post. No need to do magnetic lashes as far as I am concerned. The only people who look good in them are on tv or modeling – not for everyday. Please pray for us here in Texas. I am fine and blessed with no problems – but so many of my friends and relatives are in dire straights as are so many others throughout this massive state.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  4. Jena wrote:

    Love the 60s vibe with those white boots! You look great, but you’ve still got me craving hot pink! I’m curious about magnetic lashes but might be too chicken to try it.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  5. Rhonda wrote:

    Wow! I think that looks fabulous on you and makes you look so slender!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  6. Kim wrote:

    Yes, I signed up for your emails in January cause I don’t want to miss a thing. I wish I found you sooner but I also follow you on pinterest and read some of your older post. I have bought some of your suggested fashions. If it was from awhile ago I look for the item on poshmark or eBay.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  7. Ann wrote:

    I really like that color on you as it appears on my monitor (brown/taupe) … highlights your natural coloring. However, when you mentioned it looked different in reality — more olive green — then I don’t think would do you justice.

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  8. Terry wrote:

    Tania, Angie @Hot and Flashy and Dominique Sachse among others have magnetic lash tutorials on YouTube. I would not put magnetic liquid near my eyes even though I have been losing my lashes.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  9. Charlcy Green wrote:

    I’ve never worn fake lashes and also don’t need them thanks to Lash Boost, but sure! What are Magnetic Lashes?
    That outfit looks great on you as always! It looks like Chocolate brown!
    And I too have loved following you for 5 years!

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  10. Nancy M. wrote:

    I liked the brighter outfit you had on yesterday better than this one. I’m a “color” girl at heart like you are.
    Just wanted to answer that I don’t like to “fool around” with my eyes, so I would not be interested in magnetic lashes.

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  11. M wrote:

    Love this outfit! Very striking! Love from CA!

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  12. Cathy Kilbane wrote:

    Love, love, love this! It looks youthful and hip but not like you raided your daughter’s closet.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  13. ragain1 wrote:

    Tania, I have followed you almost since you started! Love your daily posts. You’ve swallowed up my savings account with all the beautiful clothes I’ve purchased from your blog. Today’s outfit is very flattering, love the fit and style. I’m with you, not sure about the color, but do look good in everything! I’ve vowed this year to slow down on purchasing clothes, haven’t been able to wear what I bought last year with all the stay at home orders!
    No to the magnetic lashes! You don’t need them and with your sales of Lash Boost, why would you? Love waking up in California and hearing what’s going on with that fun family of yours in Virginia!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  14. Angie wrote:

    This looks great on you! One of my favorites. I think the color is very flattering on you.

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  15. Barb wrote:

    I have been really enjoying your posts for maybe a year. I am slow to get into fashion!

    A request, if I may, I don’t like nor look good in skinny jeans/pants or those that taper in from the knee, but I like slim jeans. If you could note if they taper in from knee that would be a huge help. The websites don’t mention this and it is hard to tell from photos. In the store, haha can’t remember last time that was!, I fold the hem up to make sure it is as wide as or wider than the knee.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  16. Arlene Billet wrote:

    I like the color on you. I’ve been reading your blog for a month or so, but have seen you on Pinterest for a lot longer. I also like the scripture at the end. Good work! Your new house is beautiful!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  17. Mari wrote:

    I posted that I received your daily email, but I did not tell you that I found you from Pam’s site over 60 feeling 40. I have followed her since she started. I just found you a couple of months ago.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thank Pam for me. She is a sweetheart.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  18. Gayle wrote:

    I like the outfit today and would consider buying the sweater if it were a true brown but I can’t wear olive colors. I’ve been on your mailing list and following you since May 2020, when I discovered you on Pinterest. I sure wish I had known about you as soon as you started your blog. Gurl, you could wear a burlap sack and make it look great!!! I always watched Laugh In – it was a great show with lots of laughs.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! A burlap sack. Hahaha. You know that I like things that are soft, so no burlap sacks for me.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  19. Marlene wrote:

    Love the outfit. I have long eyelashes but would like to see how the eye lashes work, I heard so much about them.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ve heard a lot about them too. I’m not sure about them, but we will see.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Carol Kuzilik wrote:

      This outfit really fits you well. I’m never sure about colors I see on screen, but I think you look marvelous! I found your blog a few months ago and really enoy seeing your picks. It helps me remember that my sixties are more time to explore. Your Sunday posts are an extra devotional that speak to my soul. Stay warm@

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  20. Susan wrote:

    Tania, yes I would be very interested in a post about magnetic lashes. They look intriguing to me. I have been reading your posts for several years and love seeing the outfits you put together for inspiration in my own life.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      They are intriguing, I will have to do some more research about them.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  21. Kathy wrote:

    I am curious if you think more expensive footwear is more comfortable. All of my life I have bought inexpensive shoes and lately I’ve found them so painful to wear. Do you get comfort with higher priced footwear or is it hit and miss in your opinion. I love this slimming outfit on you!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kathy, I tried on a pair of VERY expensive heels thinking that they would be more comfortable. They weren’t! But, some shoes that are more expensive have better padding, so they are much more comfortable if you wear them all day long. Some brands are well known for their comfort level, so I would start with a few of them.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  22. Sheryl wrote:

    I have been getting your emails for a couple of months now. I love them! I am not 50 yet but I’m knocking on the door!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sheryl, I am glad that you are enjoying the posts.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  23. Tracy Abraham wrote:

    Love the outfit and would love to hear about magnetic lashes and how well they work!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Tracy, I’ll have to do some research, and then I’ll decide whether to do the post or not.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  24. Debbie P wrote:

    I have been getting your emails for at least 2 years maybe 3. I love your style, your stories, and your lessons on Sundays. I am a lash boost customer but I’d love to see a magnetic lash post! Keep up the good work!!!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Debbie, I worry about the magnetic line you apply, and if the lashes hold well. I’ll have to look into it more.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  25. Stephanie wrote:

    I do get your daily email & follow you on FB also.
    I am not sure what magnetic lashes are but since I have very little eyelashes I would be interested to see a post about them.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Stephanie, you paint a line on your eyes like eyeliner. It must have something in it that is magnetic. Then, you apply eyelashes that will “stick” like a magnet to that line. I’m not too sure about it myself.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Janice C wrote:

      Good morning Tania. I love today’s outfit, especially with the white boots, but not really a fan of the colour either. Watching Laugh-In was a weekly ritual at our house…it was hilarious and oh so long ago! I’ve been following your blog for at least 4 years and look forward to it daily. I would love to see a post about magnetic lashes as well; I bought some a couple of years ago and got so frustrated with them that I ended up shoving them in a drawer…perhaps you could demonstrate the proper application in one of your video posts.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        Janice, I watched several episodes of Laugh-In on YouTube yesterday. For some reason, I didn’t find it near as funny. Lol!

        Posted 2.18.21 Reply
        • Angie wrote:

          Me either!

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  26. Jane wrote:

    This outfit looks great on you but it does look chocolate brow. Live with on the work with my complexion. I did buy the sweater you were wearing yesterday. It’ll look great with a dress I bought for a spring wedding. I’ve been even for following you for years–not sure how long.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jane, I do think that the color has Olive undertones. But, I can’t wait to hear what you think about that sweater. It is so gorgeous.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  27. kristine wrote:

    I’ve been following you for about 4 years. I found your blog on Pinterest and signed up for your emails. I just love your style and about 98% of your suggestions work for me. I even have a section on my fashion Pinterest board named “50 Is Not Old”. I refer to it frequently for inspiration. Thanks Tania for sharing your style sense with those of us who are “style impaired”.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kristine! I am honored that you have a board of my styles. That is awesome!!!

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  28. Mary wrote:

    great outfit Tania, I have been with you since 2017 sometime. not even sure when. look forward to seeing what you are up to everyday. i would not have the patience for magnetic lashes

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Mary, my sister did the magnetic lashes and it wasn’t pretty. Lol! But, her daughter can do them with no issue.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  29. Pat wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    What a stunning outfit! It looks great on you but that olive-y color wouldn’t be so flattering for me 😳. Love opening your email every morning. You are like a ray of sunshine at 5:30 for me! Thank you for all your hard work.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m not sure that the color is flattering on me, Pat. But, heck, I’m willing to give it a try.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  30. I love the sweater. By the way, I appreciate those sale alerts options on your blog.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sue, aren’t those alerts the best? I love them too!

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  31. Jennifer wrote:

    Someday I hope to be one of your Lash Boost customers, but in the meantime I’d love to see a post for magnetic lashes!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jennifer, I would love for you to be my LB customer! We will see what the magnetic lashes people have to say.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  32. Gina wrote:

    I’ve been getting your daily emails 2 years now! I like your blog because you and I are the same size so it’s nice seeing ideas on how to mix and match things , plus you’ve got great style.

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Gina, that is great! It is much easier to see how something will look on you if someone else your size is wearing it.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  33. Kenzie McConnel wrote:

    I think the outfit looks very nice on you. In the photos it looks a chocolate brown colour which has a pink undertone so it suits you. Have been reading your post for over a year and enjoy the range of clothes you show although not living in the US means we are out by a couple of seasons ( live in New Zealand) and I can’t always buy the items as not all companies will post here or by the time I add in the exchange rate and postage it is not practical to buy. Keep up the good work

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kenzie, the outfit does look chocolate brown, but it definitely has green undertones in it.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
      • Denise M Withrow wrote:

        Tania,I have been following you for the last 6 months. I love your blog! I have gotten alot of different ideas about the latest trends and how to wear them. Keep up the good work! Thanks for all you do!

        Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Laura wrote:

      Love this look on you! Very flattering.

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
  34. Holly wrote:

    Tania, outfit looks great on you. Sargent sounds like it would be a more olive like you said.
    I sure do remember Laugh-In. Arte Johnson & Ruth Buzzi always made me laugh!

    Posted 2.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I ended up looking up Laugh-In on YouTube and spent way too long watching several episodes. Lol!

      Posted 2.18.21 Reply
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