HOW TO DRESS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer tank top with a bright pink cardigan and white skinny jeans and espadrille shoes Y’all, I had the best birthday yesterday! I took the day off…so that means that today’s blog is not going to be the normal blog. It is instead going to be briefer, but don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about my birthday in tomorrow’s post. BUT, for today, I have a task for you to do after you finish reading today’s post. If you came to today’s post because of an email, or by clicking on the post from Facebook, then you went straight into the post and you haven’t seen my new blog design. So, once you are finished reading this entire post, scroll back up to the top of the page, and click on my logo. That will take you to the home page and you will see a large photo scroll feature, and then you will see the past posts in a much larger photo and font. PLUS, a feature that I love, I added a SHOP THE POST feature to each post that you can click on to find the items that you like. NOW, what do you think? Easier…harder…don’t see much change…see change, but don’t care…think it looks fabulous, etc???
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer tank top with a pink cardigan and white skinny jeans and espadrille shoes This outfit ought to brighten your day! I am wearing an Old Navy pink sweater that I’ve had for a while. It is a size large, and I love wearing it during the summer. I push up the long sleeves, and that keeps me cool. All the sweaters below are on sale TODAY for $30.00, but hurry before your size runs out!!!




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer tank top with a pink cardigan My silver hoop earrings are Kendra Scott, but I bet you already knew that. Yes, I’ve become really addicted to her jewelry lately, and once you try something for yourself, you’ll understand why. I am thinking about branching out and trying a colored piece, but I am not sure if I want to do that yet. What do you think? Do you like color, or do you like how simple it is to wear silver or gold?
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white skinny jeans and espadrille shoes The wedge espadrilles (HERE) are from Target, and I love the two-toned color scheme. I wore these the other day (HERE) with another Lilly top, and boot cut jeans, and I thought they looked great. I like how they are a neutral pair, so I can wear them with lots of different colors. I am wearing my usual 9 and they fit me perfectly.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer top with a bright pink cardigan and white skinny jeans and espadrille shoes I almost didn’t show you this reversible tank top from Lilly Pulitzer. I ordered from the Lilly website, but when I tried to link to it, it was sold out. I was so bummed out until I found it on Zappos!!! Happy Dance here at the Stephens’ household. This gorgeous Lilly tanktop is gorgeous for spring and summer, but since it is reversible to a solid green, it is also very versatile. I am wearing a size medium, and it fits me perfectly! HERE is the link to the top.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer tank top with a bright pink cardigan and white jeans and espadrille shoes Okay, I think that I have found my new favorite pair of white jeans! White jeans should be in everyone’s closet. In fact, you need to have more than one pair! These slim high-rise jeans were sent to me by Soft Surroundings, and this is the first pair of jeans that I have tried from them. I have to say that I am impressed! I love the high waist, deep pockets, comfortable stretch, and the fit is perfect. Plus, the thing that most of us care about when buying white jeans…you can’t see through them! These are soft and comfortable, and they don’t appear that they will “bag” as you wear them. I’ve worn them all day, and they are holding up nicely. I am wearing my usual size 10 that fits like a dream. BTW, these also come in petite, tall, and plus sizes so that everyone can enjoy these jeans. Here is the link.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a Lilly Pulitzer tank top with a bright pink cardigan and white skinny jeans So, now let me hear what you think about the new blog theme! It is subtle changes, but I think that they make a big difference.

This week I will be having a giveaway each day through Saturday. So, make sure that you sign up for my email subscription, and leave a comment about the topic of the day. Today’s topic is skincare since I am gifting Lash Boost. So, I want you to take the Solutions Tools (HERE) to see if they recommend products that you were thinking about. I am always interested in how this works.

So, to enter, subscribe to my email, and take the Solutions Tool. The prize for today/tomorrow is LASH BOOST!!! You will have TWO days to enter for LB, and the winner will be announced on Saturday. 

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  1. Kathy wrote:

    I need all the help I can get. Thank you for your posts and cheerfulness.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  2. Linda wrote:

    Love this outfit!! Also love the new feature! Happy Friday!

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  3. Robin B wrote:

    The new design is great..useful and easy to follow. Glad you had a fabulous Birthday.. well deserved. Enjoy the weekend and keep celebrating you.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  4. Tracy wrote:

    I love this shade of pink on you! I too am blonde and this is my favorite shade of pink to wear. Off to order the jeans…..

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  5. Mary C wrote:

    I love this outfit, so cheery and summery! I’ve never ordered from Soft Surroundings but I receive their catalog. It’s so hard to find the perfect pair of white jeans but it looks like these check all the boxes. I’m liking the Shop The Post feature!
    So happy you had a great birthday!

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  6. Arna wrote:

    I think this is one of my favorite outfits you have styled (well, there have been many I really like, but this one is just amazing on you!) I cannot wait to wear some of my spring tops with white jeans. When teaching online and meetings via zoom, I have not had any chance to get myself out of leggings/workout pants, but I do wear nice tops! It hasn’t been very warm here in the Northeast.
    I am heading over to your blog to check out the format (I didn’t have a chance yesterday to really check it out.)
    Glad you had a good birthday! Welcome to the 60’s!

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  7. Nile wrote:

    Love the new post! So much easier!,,

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  8. Janice wrote:

    I absolutely love the new page look! So easy to read and find the items you like.

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  9. April wrote:

    Thanks for your inspiring posts.

    The area where I live has been hit hard by the pandemic with high numbers of Covid 19. We have been quarantined.

    I haven’t worn anything but yoga pants for two months.
    I bought two beautiful Spring sweaters in March that I have not had an opportunity to wear.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  10. Kaynella wrote:

    I like the product list section a lot! Thanks!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  11. Janet wrote:

    LOVE the new format! Now I can easily find an old post…like the one with the leopard draw-string pants. Mine just arrived, but I forgot what to wear with them! Now I know 🙂

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  12. Pamela wrote:

    I love the way you dress you are so pretty love your blog

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  13. Barb wrote:

    Love this bright outfit!

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  14. Sue wrote:

    Happy Birthday!
    Checked out the new page. I myself prefer
    clicking on the “here” option on each post.
    No having to go to a different page to look for a piece that catches my eye.
    If you keep both, it is a win for everyone!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  15. Patty wrote:

    Welcome to the 60’s guess we need the large print now. Bright pink is your color gorgeous!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  16. Charlene wrote:

    I like the new page design! It will make it much easier when we want to go back and reference/shop an item you have modeled.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  17. Becca wrote:

    link to the solution kit appears to be broken 🙁

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  18. Lynn G wrote:

    I love the colors and the outfit is perfect for spring and summer. The new format is perfect…nice and easy?

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  19. Sondra wrote:

    LOVE your new website!! MUCH easier to see and read!! You look pretty in pink!!

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  20. Beth Pier wrote:

    Love those bright colors on you! I have a hard time wearing anything bright for some reason. I like the new format – in particular how the shopping links are all at the bottom. Think I’ll be checking out those white jeans later!

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  21. Terri wrote:

    The jeans are $80, and the tank top is $88, both way too expensive for my stay-at-home lifestyle. But it’s fun to see them on you. They look great!

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  22. Cristy wrote:

    I love the new features on your blog!! It is so much easier to find what I am looking for. Your outfit today is stunning! Thank you so much for all you do ?

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    • Daphne wrote:

      Love the new look and today’s outfit so cheerful Have a great weekend

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  23. Iris Disher wrote:

    The redesign is great, easy to follow and I like the blocked look. My cleaner. Good job! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  24. Another great color on you.
    My new gig is actually checking my email In the morning to see your latest post!!!
    I have very light eye lashes. They definitely need a boost!!!
    Have a great day!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  25. Sabrina Addair wrote:

    I love the way you did the blog!! You always do amazing.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  26. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    Love Lilly! You look adorable! I usually do moisturizer every evening for my face. I wear a bb cream daily. Your new web page is easier to view past posts! Looks nice

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  27. Lynn wrote:

    I have followed you for several years and tried to enter your give away but have no idea what solution tool is and the “here” link didn’t work. Kinda sad about that. By the way, Happy Birthday! Your enthusiasm for everything always makes me smile.

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    • Tania wrote:

      I have fixed the HERE link. It didn’t save for some reason last night. ?

      Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  28. Sue Epling wrote:

    I hope your birthday was as special as you♡ Happy 60s! I love your new format, its easy to navigate, pleasing to the eye and enhances your blog.

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  29. Debbie wrote:

    Love the whole outfit! The pink top and sweater are so pretty! I hope you’ve enjoyed your b-day week! ??

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  30. Ginger Jackson wrote:

    Love the new feature, and love your outfit on you! Perfect!

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  31. Karen from Como wrote:

    I like the large font on the new pages. I don’t need my readers! My skin care routine is pretty simple these days. Cetaphil to cleanse and Clinique moisture Surge to stay hydrated.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  32. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love this outfit. Found the new site looked a bit busier to me but I am sure I would get used to it.

    It is easier to see products from earlier posts but interestingly I had a hard time getting back to this post. It didn’t seem to appear in the new format.

    Have a great day!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  33. Joyce Poland wrote:

    I like the new design. Easier I think. Love your cheerful outfit.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  34. Michele wrote:

    I can’t figure out what the “Solutions Tool” is and if there is a link for us to use. I have always been curious if the different lash boosters work and it is obvious it has worked for you. I virtually have no lashes or eyebrows and would love to find something to help them grow in more. I’ve never been one to do much as far as skin care (soap & water has been my regimen) and I don’t wear makeup, but I am now looking for products to help with wrinkles and some dark spots that are making an appearance on my face. Thanks for letting us celebrate your birthday with you.

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    • Charlcy Green wrote:

      I love this cute outfit & bright colors! And those white jeans are so cute & flattering! Happy, Happy belated birthday and SO sorry I missed it! Yesterday’s post was a beautiful, classy birthday outfit! And I agree, that hot pink ruffle neck dress is to die for on you! And the Chicos Paisley top w tie front was adorable and I’ve gotta get one! I also really like the new blog format. Thanks, Tania! And your arms always look firm and toned to me! Kids!

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  35. Nancy G Silverman wrote:

    LOVE the new blog style/theme. It’s fresh and full of content! Happy belated birthday too!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  36. Cindy wrote:

    Very pretty top!

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  37. Deanna wrote:

    Thanks for the tip on the white jeans! Will give them a try since you can’t see through them. LOL-that’s major!!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  38. Glenda Gordon wrote:

    I love this outfit! Lilly Pulitzer has some beautiful clothes – I just love the colorful prints. I really like your new blog design. It’s very easy to navigate and user-friendly. Glad you had a nice birthday!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  39. Bonnie wrote:

    These colors look fabulous on you! The blog design is fine . . . but as I was typing this comment, a full-page ad took over my screen — that’s not cool. I was going to say, since I click over from email, it’ll be another step for me, and time will tell whether I utilize it or not. I’m still hoping to win that Lash Boost!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  40. Elizabeth Vitullo wrote:

    Great spring/summer outfit. Thank you for finding and linking jeans that don’t bag or stretch!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
    • Deborah wrote:

      Hasv anyone tried the Kim Gravel jeans in white or other colors from QVC? I own more pairs in different styles than I wish to claim. LOVE the comfort and how they make me look thinner!
      I so want to get one of these Liily P tops you have showing!

      Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  41. Roena wrote:

    Enjoy your posts so much. Love your choice of bright colors. I also like your navy choices, especially the dress with the ruffle around the neckline.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  42. DEANNE HOPE wrote:

    lOVE THIS OUTFIT!!!

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  43. Laurie wrote:

    LOVVVVEEE the jeans ans the Lilly top!! Such a pretty spring look!

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  44. Kim wrote:

    I like the new format and your “real” posts!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  45. Kathy wrote:

    Your new page looks great!!! I love being able to see the clothing links better this way! My favourite birthday was my first birthday my husband and I had together, he gave me a gold necklace with a heart …and he had it engraved “your some lucky” lol…. he’s always telling me that!!

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  46. Love the top and pink sweater! Looks great. And I did notice your new features and new look to your website. Great job! 🙂

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  47. Cute outfit! I love the new site. Lots of things to click on and shop. Very nice!

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  48. Kristi wrote:

    Favorite birthday was when I turned 50 and my girls took me to Hawaii. Such a sweet thing because I hated that number 50. You have taught me that it’s just a number. Thanks so much ?❤️

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  49. Sandy wrote:

    These colors look very pretty on you. And… I love the layout and features of the new page… sometimes I could remember what day I saw something on and now it’s easier scrolling through!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  50. Sherli Morgan wrote:

    Love the bright colored sweater with you top & jeans. You look amazing in that color.

    I’m so glad you had a good birthday – here’s to another year.

    I’ll check out your new blog design. Have a blessed weekend.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  51. Sharolyn wrote:

    I like the new page. I have done the test before as I use R & F. I use the redefine solutions. I love the lash boost but can’t afford it on a regular basis. I would love to win one. Great outfit.

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  52. Dee K wrote:

    This site looks great so easy to follow and love the wonderful fashion ideas

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  53. Karen McNew Catlett wrote:

    Happy birthday! My best birthday was three years ago when my granddaughter was born on my birthday, April 20! We have celebrated the last three years together and she is such a blessing! She is also named after my mother, Kathryn?

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  54. Ann Pavlicek wrote:

    I love this outfit. Pinks are my favorite. You look really slim.

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  55. Kathy L wrote:

    I found you on pinterest last year. I love your style! I’m in my late 40s. About a month ago I found your blog. Now I look forward to your emails. I use serum, eye cream, lotion and sunscreen.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  56. Stacie J Kreitman wrote:

    Love the outfit and the new banner link to previous looks. I really loved the Walmart dresses post.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  57. Cindy wrote:

    This is a cheerful outfit! You’re right about making navigation easier with your menu changes. Easy to see your outfits at-a-glance. ? I read lots of good results with the Lash Boost— maybe I need to give it a try.

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  58. Janet wrote:

    The pink is great for your skin tone. I love the new design.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  59. Catherine F. wrote:

    Ohhhhhhh. I really like the new format. Easy to read and refer back if you missed anything. Great job!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  60. Becky Smith wrote:

    I’ve gone through the solutions tool. It’s interesting, but I can’t see myself spending that kind of money on skincare.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  61. Lisa wrote:

    I really like the changes you have made. The larger font & pictures are much easier to see. Your outfit looks so pretty on you. Have a great weekend!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  62. Cathy wrote:

    Love the new design. Very easy to shop from.

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  63. Patti wrote:

    So I just opened my new R&F hydration serum. I went to put it on the counter and it started to roll, fell off the counter and the more I tried to get it the worse it got. It got on the counter, cabinet, rug, wall, and the floor floor. I was cleaning it up with my fingers and wiping it all over myself. ?? So for one night I was soaked in it. ?

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  64. Carolyn wrote:

    I’m new here but already bought a top you recommended from Target and love it. Thank you!

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  65. Johnna wrote:

    Well you talked me into buying Kendra Scott earrings. Just ordered beautiful rose gold hoops. I’m so excited. Never bought her stuff before.

    Posted 5.15.20 Reply
  66. evegpt wrote:

    Pockets and won’t shrink when washed are things I look for in pants. I love soft surroundings tops but never tried the pants. You look so thin in these! Love the pink cardigan and tank too.

    Posted 5.16.20 Reply
  67. Kirst Brenman wrote:

    I love the new blog theme, especially the “Shop the Post” section – I have purchased several items that you featured over the past couple of years and its usually a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt for me to find the links. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Posted 5.16.20 Reply
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