Today I am the host of Fashion Flash. Take the time to read all lovely posts from my fellow “Flashers!” Lol! My post for the day will be immediately after all the ladies. Come join us.

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BRING ON SPRING!!! I am so ready for all the chirping birds and croaking frogs. I love all the trees budding out and the flowers starting to bloom out. It is such a happy time of the year. It just seems like everything is happy and carefree. I think I must have gotten my daily dose of “Pollyanna” this morning because I am in such a good mood. I am almost afraid to say that, I might jinx the rest of my day. Lol! At least I know better than to sing in the morning, now. One of you commented that there was a saying, “Sing in the morning and cry by night.” Was that correct?
50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERThat was certainly correct the last time I posted about how good I felt. By that afternoon I felt like “I have been rode hard and put up wet.” I think that might be in reference to a horse but you probably understand what I mean. I just felt defeated, depressed, and dreary. That was all the “d” words I could think of. Fortunately, I am one of those annoying people who is always looking for the silver lining or the bright side of any situation. By the next day, I was back to my chipper self. The situation hadn’t changed but my attitude had. Some things you can’t change and the sooner you realize that and move on, the better off you will be. Joe and I have adopted a saying, “You either laugh or you cry,” and I know laughing is the option I try to go with although it is not always possible.50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERIs this not the cutest cold shoulder top you have ever seen? I am absolutely in love with this top!!! I love the soft lilac color but the ruffles on the shoulder cut outs are the crème de la crème. Or as us gurls in the hills of Tennessee say, “that’s the cat’s meow.” I bought this at the same little boutique that I bought the distressed sweatshirt that I wore on Friday. I warned Kim that this shirt would be hitting the blog today. She also informed me that this top comes in peach. The top is not on the website but she does have it in stock. You can email her for details since she is not open on Mondays, 2016trendythreads@gmail.com Here are a couple other styles by Entro that I like.

50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERThis was the best picture I could find to show you my earrings. I just got these in on Friday. They are a light ivory color and they a metal, however, they are not heavy. I hate a heavy necklace or earrings. These are called the Marilee.50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERYou have probably seen both of these necklaces before, they are two of my favorites. The Carmen necklace has all those cute tassels and beads. It just screams, “SPRING!” And the Destiny necklace is a classic, I can wear it any time, any season. My two bracelets are new. The smaller magnetic bracelet is called the Flynn. The Flynn was the last bling bracelet that I lacked in the single strand, I still like 1 more in the multiple strand bracelets, but I am sure I will remedy that in my next order. Lol! The Flynn is an Aurora Borealis with a purple cast. It looked great with this outfit. The really large stone bracelet is called the Mary Alice. I didn’t want this bracelet, I thought it was too big and too gaudy. I LOVE IT!!! I just ordered the matching necklace. Are you gurls calling my gaudy???? Hahaha! 50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERThis is what happens when you can’t get your bracelet fastened before the pictures start snapping. #TripodTroubles EVERY purchase over $50.00 (excluding tax and shipping) will be getting a 15% off discount check from me. This month there may also be a few giveaways splattered throughout the month. In fact, I am having a giveaway on my personal FaceBook page so be sure to enter. It is Joe’s birthday month and I feel like celebrating!!! To place an order simply go to www.plunderdesign.com/party/tania350 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERDon’t you just love this springy pair of Pixie Pants from Old Navy? I love this floral print, it is something that makes me happy. When I purchased this pair I really had no idea how I intended to wear them but that didn’t stop me. The obvious choices would be purples, mustard, and white but you could also do navy. I know this won’t be the most worn pair of pants in my wardrobe but it will be one of the most fun pairs. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERThe wind kicked up a notch or two making this a true “cold shoulder” look. Haha! Some of you have mentioned my purse in the comments. This is a Dooney & Bourke purse that I bought at the overstock store in town. BTW, they now have their summer merchandise in stock for any of you who were planning a trip to Grundy to go shopping.

50 IS NOT OLD | FASHION FLASH AND A COLD SHOULDERSome of you have emailed me about why I even bother with Rodan + Fields so I have thought about that and decided to share “my” story with you.

I started with Rodan and Fields back in March of 2016. I had watched my friend post about the products and her terrific results. But she “sold” the product so I couldn’t help but wonder if the products were really “that” good or was she just being a salesperson. After about two months of watching her another friend of mine, one that did not sell the products, posted on FaceBook how happy she was that she had tried Rodan and Fields and she even did a before and after picture. That was all I needed to give me the nudge I needed.

After a couple of weeks, I started to see results. I had tried many, many different products in the past but I would soon give up on them because I never saw any changes. I was THRILLED! For the first time ever I was actually taking care of my face. But, I was starting to run out of the regimen and I needed to reorder. My products had lasted me almost 3 months! I wanted to purchase them at the best possible price so I called my friend out of the blue and told her I wanted to signup. I explained to her that I had NO interest in selling the products because I was not a salesperson. I only wanted to be able to purchase for my personal use.

Fantastic!!! I now would be able to use two Regimens instead of just the one. Soon I started getting comments like, “what are you doing different? Your face is glowing.” “Have you changed your lighting because you seem to be glowing?” “Did you change your makeup? You are just glowing!” It actually took me a while to understand what they were talking about. I hadn’t changed anything, EXCEPT that I was now using Rodan and Fields. Talk about a light bulb moment. I didn’t think anyone was noticing.

Now I feel like it is my responsibility to tell EVERYONE! I know some of you will think the same thing I did, that I am only trying to “sell” you something. That is not the case. I started my blog, www.50isnotold.com because I wanted to help ladies after the age of 40 have more confidence about themselves. I chose the fashion avenue to help them look the best they could and not become frumpy. Why would I not tell them about something I LOVE that could help them with their face, the one thing they could not hide or cover up?

I am getting closer and closer to hitting the email subscribers 5000 mark!!! Once we hit the magic number I will be having a giveaway! I am going broke with giveaways!

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  1. Jeanith Burdine wrote:

    I so enjoy your posts and pictures. Your site has encouraged me to start taking care of me. I love it. Thanks for getting me to look in the mirror.
    Jeanith Burdine

    Posted 3.18.17 Reply
  2. Eva wrote:

    Could you post some of your before and after pics from using your skin care regimen? I’m curious about the differences.

    Posted 3.14.17 Reply
  3. Kelly wrote:

    Love the top. Come on spring!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  4. Debbi wrote:

    What is the name of the store in Grundy…please… Oh and is that Grundy,Va?

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is called Trendy Threads and yes, it is in Grundy, VA.

      Posted 3.14.17 Reply
  5. Therese W wrote:

    Love the color and the pants. The top does look too big, I agree with an earlier post. I still can’t wrap my head around the cold shoulder look. I want my shoulders warm! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Sometimes I look at your post for an idea, before I get ready for work!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  6. recordsmom wrote:

    Tania, love your look today! Especially the jewelry! I love that the pink bracelet is called the “Mary Alice” I had to order one for myself since that’s my Grandmother’s name! Love, love, love it!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  7. Pauline wrote:

    Hi I agree with Carole lovely colour, but the top looks too big for you..

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  8. Kimberly wrote:

    Tania, your outfit is as cute as cute can be!! Love the spring colors and the design of the cold shoulder top. Yes, your skin does glow since you’ve been using R+F and I’m still keeping it in mind for myself at some point. Pretty soon your eyelashes are going to be on your forehead! haha I’m only teasing you. Truth be known, I say this partly out of eyelash envy. 😉 Have a wonderful week! P.S. How is your DIL doing these days? I hope she is feeling well during this exciting time!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  9. Linda wrote:

    The color of your top is amazing! I think it’s my new favorite color! The pants are perfect with the top! Oh how I wish we lived closer and I could hire you as my stylist!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  10. You look amazing, Tania. So pretty! – Amy

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  11. Linda Lenard wrote:

    Love the color on you.

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  12. Cynthia Kendrick wrote:

    This outfit screams SPRING & CHIC! I love it.

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  13. Love the color and the pants. You look very springy. I am not sold on the top. It does seem to be too big for you and there’s a lot going on at the shoulders. Please show us the pants with another option.

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  14. Charlcy Green wrote:

    Oh my gosh, I love this too too and the pants just make it! The colors are fantastic in you and your tan is really showing it off! I hope they have this too in my size! The jewelry is beautiful w/this outfit too. You look like you’re heading out for Easter Sunday! Have a blessed Monday!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  15. Paula wrote:

    Love, love this top!!! Also, your “tan” looks amazing! ?

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  16. Brenda wrote:

    I just discovered your blog this weekend and have been pouring over all the past posts. Love your style and personality! So glad to have found you. And, I’ve already ordered the Lash Boost!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  17. Someone told me about a official dooney overstock store online. Just ordered my first small bag. I love the one above. I need to see if I can find it. Too Cute!!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  18. Very nice pants! And what a beautiful colors! Spring is finally coming right!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  19. FunkyForty wrote:

    Oooh loving this spring look Tania – fabulous colour on you too!!!

    Here is a link to news about Paris Fashion Week – I will be recapping highlights of more shows too – always a great place to look for trying to figure out next seasons trends 😉

    LOL Yvonne

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  20. Deb wrote:

    Tania you look great, love the outfit and colors, and you are glowing!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  21. Cherie' Nottingham wrote:

    Tania, you’re cute as can be! I have used you as my example for Stitch n’ Fix clothing to be sent to me. So about this top. Hmmmm. You have one cute little body, but you seem to be covering it up lately with tops that are much too large for you. If I had your figure, I’d be flaunting it for shurrrrrr! (Don’t you just hate it when people critique your stuff?) I truly am inspired by all your blogs and I read them every day. Your fan, Cherie’

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  22. Teresa wrote:

    Top is adorable! Love those pants too! I always gravitate to the standard black, blue, white and neutral pants, but I really want to be a little more adventurous. What color would you suggest I try first? Thinking mustard or plum would be a good starter color. Thanks for all the great tips and outfits!

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
  23. Erin Koepp wrote:

    Could you please let us know the name of the RF product line you use and any additional items other than the basics from that line that you use? Thanks

    Posted 3.13.17 Reply
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