HOW TO MAKE YOUR LEGS LOOK LONGER - 50 IS NOT OLD

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a Fairisle SweaterI did something today that I haven’t done in probably fifteen years. I went to the nail salon, and I had all of the SNS polish soaked off of my nails, and then I cut them down almost to the quick. I love long nails, but I am terrible at making time and going to the nail salon. I needed my nails done before I went to Myrtle Beach, but I couldn’t find the time. Joe told me to go to a salon while I was at the beach, but I hate going to someone new, so I decided to wait.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a gray sweater and corduroy pantsIf you notice in this picture, you see me trying to hide my pointer fingers. That would be because I broke one of them before I came home from the beach, and then I ripped off the other one this morning. I had already decided to quit putting SNS, acrylic, or gel on my nails, but I hadn’t planned on getting them cut so short. My nails were long, but since I broke the two off so short, I cut the rest of them off to match. Here is the funny part…I can’t type now. Ashleigh thinks it is hilarious that I could type with long nails, and now that my nails are short, I am taking forever to get my typing done. So, how about you, ladies? Have any of you ever decided to go cold turkey on having long nails? I told you they were super short.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a gray sweater with a Fairisle printThe Fairisle pattern is gorgeous, and I especially love the colors of this sweater. I am not as big a fan of the brightly colored Fairisle sweaters as I am the toned-down versions like this one. The medium gray backdrop is perfect for the deep teal and bright white pattern. Neutrals have been my jam this fall and winter, and I can’t get enough of gray especially. But, this pattern adds some spice to the sweater to keep it from looking too blah. The ribbing at the cuffs, neck, and hemline is a nice touch, and it helps the sweater to fit better. The ribbing at the hemline allows you to position the sweater to create to draped effect, or you can pull it down for a sleeker look. I am wearing a medium, which is what I usually wear if I order from The Loft or the Loft Outlet. This sweater is part of the huge sale that is ongoing, and here is the link.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a gray Fairisle sweater and teal corduroy pantsYou might remember this deep teal corduroy pair of pants from this post back in early November. It is funny that I wore them with a Fairisle sweater back then also. I sent back the pair from the older post because they were too small, and I reordered them a size bigger. I have learned that when I purchase from the Time and Tru brand that I need to size up one size unless it is a stretchy pant. Here is the link to the pants.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a gray sweater with teal pants and nude pumpsToday I wanted to elongate my legs, so I decided to wear a pair of nude pumps that I have had for years. This is a pair of Michael Kors nude pumps that I bought in Tennessee. I don’t wear them often because they are about a half size too big. I wanted to see if I could add something to the back of the heel to make them fit tighter because I love these shoes. Nude shoes can be worn with anything, so you get lots of wear from a pair.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a gray sweater with nude pumps and teal pants

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26 Comments

  1. Tanya, if you want to elongate your legs you should wear pants, hose and shoes in the same shade. What you are doing here cuts your legs off at the ankle.

  2. Sue Kupfer Reply

    I went cold turkey on my long nails recently, mine weren’t quite as long as yours but it sure makes a difference! Love your outfit!

  3. Love your short natural nails. All those chemicals are terrible for you. Weekly manicures and aquafor will keep them healthy. Think of all the germs under them and how much money you’ll save!!! I think artificial nails make you look older because it draws attention to your hands. You go girl!!!

  4. I wore acrylic’s for over 40 yrs and took all of mine off too a few months ago, but…..yours look MUCH nicer than mine. I’m reminded now that I look at mine of WHY I wore acrylic nails for as long as I did!! Yours look terrific not are not nearly as short as mine. Mine are weak and just not pretty like your nails. I wouldn’t think twice about going without acrylic nails if mine looked half as good as yours! Great outfit today….just ordered that sweater!

  5. Congrats on removing your hard chem nails. I was on the no-chip mani run for about 2 years and decided to stop. So glad I did. I think healthy, regular length nails are a classier look. Not to mention what’s under those long nail tips. My nails are much stronger and I enjoy changing colors when in the mood. I still go for bi-weekly mani/pedi appts. Much cheaper. Schedule your appts in batches if 3. Chances are, you’ll make the time to be there. For me, it works to plan ahead. Love this gray sweater with teal pants. Gorgeous!

  6. My nails are so brittle they break as soon as they get long if I don’t keep gel or SNS on them. I did give up acrylics, as that damages nails. But SNS is better and helps keep them strong, and you can still keep them a shorter length. I’ve never been a fan of pumps with jeans/jean-type pants, but that’s just personal preference. I agree with Pat – this look doesn’t elongate your legs. Maybe with a shorter dress and bare legs, the nude pumps would have the desired effect. BUT – I also think everyone should wear what makes them feel good, so if you feel good in this outfit, wear it with confidence!

  7. As a former bank manager, i had acrylic nails for over 20 years! I developed an infection, removed them, and after weak nails for about 6 months, i now have to trim my strong nails every other week! What a freeing feeling to not have to go top the nail salon every 2-3 weeks! Best decision i ever made! Good for you Tania!

  8. Nancy Onorato Reply

    Hi, Tania, I broke my right foot a couple of years ago & now it’s a little big shorter than my left, so I put Foot Petals Heavenly Heels in the back of my shoes all the time and, voila, no problem! (You can even double them up to make them thicker if necessary.)
    https://smile.amazon.com/Foot-Petals-Womens-Heavenly-Heelz/dp/B000I5CC2G/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=foot+petals&qid=1577464546&sr=8-6
    I’ve also been wanting to try these since I recently discovered them & the description even says that they’re for shoes that are a bit too big.
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    I look forward to reading your blog every morning – it’s the first thing I do! And I love all of your wonderful stories about you and Joe & your lovely family.

  9. Roxanne M. Smith Reply

    Removed mine a few months ago after almost 30 years.I wasn’t going for a fill as often as I should have and wound up at many events with grown out, trashy looking nails- why bother? Now I polish my own, keep them short and buy a Hanson Insta-dry color close to the Essie or Opi color I’m wearing and repair the end chip offs in between full polish change. I like it so much more. I think wearing nails too long looks dated, especially after a certain age. Savings of $100+ a month is a bonus.

  10. I would never have my natural nails filed thin and wear fake nails. Not healthy. I tried gels about three times and liked that they last long but I started having an allergic reaction probably to the remover. Also I think shorter nails look classier. Recently i have tried the press on nail color sold through parties and they last at last two weeks and look really festive.

  11. Deborah Obryan Reply

    I also got off the running to the salon every 2 weeks wagon!! Who has that kind of time!! I keep them short and use London butter clear coat…

  12. Melesa Garrison Reply

    That is so ironic that you were talking about your nails today bc I’ve had acrylic nails for ages and stopped for a very short time, then back to acrylic. Recently I started with the dip, but they chip so easily. I have been contemplating the natural nail…ugh I don’t think I’ll like them for a while, but the money I’ve wasted and I’m tired of going back and forth. I think I’m taking these off this weekend. I wish my natural nails looked as nice as yours. Mine are like paper.
    Hope you have a great weekend and Happy New Year!

  13. Debbie Dawson Reply

    First, love the pant color and that sweater is so pretty. I spent years getting acrylics. I started getting the dip powder and after about 6 months watching them do it, I bought my first at home kit. Now I dip my own nails!

  14. Tania, love the look! I went cold turkey on my nails because gel was thinning them out. Here is a tip to get your shoes to fit…in shoe dept @ Walmart they have these oval adhesive items that you adhere to inside of shoes near toes. They make it so your toes don’t slide to front of shoe…makes it fit better at heel. You can get them most anywhere…inexpensive.

  15. Tania, Congrats on going all natural with your nails. I had gels for a few years, and just like several others have said – who has the time. I’m so much happier how that they’ve become strong again. If I don’t have time to make them look awesome I just make sure they have clear polish applied & they stay really strong. Love saving the $$$ too.

  16. Have you tried adding an extra innersole to your shoes. I just put one in my right shoe and it was just enough to tighten so it feels comfortable. Should work on a pair.
    I wear my nails short and neat because I do crafts but also because I just like the look of neat. I wear a simple haircut and basic clothes. I think it depends on what you like. Personality plays a large part in how we dress. Ill bet you would miss pretty nails. It is part of who you are.

  17. The sweater looks great on you and loving the nude heels! I’m not a fan of long fingernails and mine are always pretty short and usually clear nail polish. I do admire others long and pretty nails, they are just not for me.

  18. I quit wearing acrylic nails about twenty years ago. I agree with many others, short nails look elegant and classy. To me now, long acrylic nails look dated and unattractive. Keep your nails short, Tania. You will be so glad you do.

  19. I quit wearing nails a long time ago and never wore polish again until recently. I found that Morgan Taylor polish stays put on natural nails, way less chipping than other brands. so now I can wear polish again without the worry of it coming off in a day. you look great in this outfit by the way!

  20. I admire women with beautifully manicured nails but I never wanted to commit to the amount of time that it takes, and I can only imagine the amount of money I’ve saved over the years. It’s enough to deal with regular haircuts, haircoloring, makeup, exercise and housework. In the end, as we get older and need to deal with inevitable health issues, some things just gotta fall off, lol!

  21. I had to give up my acrylics because after probably 20 years of having them done, I became allergic to the product! Made me so sad… I keep mine sport length and use gel polish now. Love it!

  22. Tania, I’ve done this for a couple of years now and those who I’ve recommended it to are rewarded with strong, beautiful nails. My manicure lasts a week and I am not careful about washing dishes, etc. One base coat of Nailtique Formula 2, two coats polish, and one coat of Seche Vite top coat seals the deal. This stuff dries almost instantly to a smooth, flawless finish. It is strong! The base coat of Nailtique encourages strong nails. I usually have to trim mine weekly. We’re on a tropical vacay at the moment and even had a few minutes yesterday to do a manicure. Takes much less time than a salon manicure and, obviously less costly.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nailtiques-review-how-to-grow-nails-faster-and-stronger_l_5d518805e4b0cfeed1a12a38

  23. Miss Boots Reply

    I’ve never had acrylic nails, but I did have long, naturally strong nails. I had to cut them short when I started doing pottery, and now I can’t stand having them grow out. It’s all about what you get used to, but I don’t think acrylic nails are very healthy or attractive.
    Love your outfit – sweater and pants are both great.

  24. Susan Kelley Reply

    Those nails would be long for me. Have had lots of surgeries in the past few years. Taking its. tole on growing nails. But Biotin has helped and we are getting there. Best wishes for the new year. Enjoy your blog!

  25. I think that short, clean nails are classy. I prefer mine rounded, not squared, and I always wear Bubble Bath by OPI. It’s timeless and looks very neat. My prediction is that once you get used to the short nails (although mine are a little shorter that yours in the picture), you will never want to go back. Happy New Year to you and yours. I love your blog and your honesty in your posts.

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