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A Black velvet jacket, a red v neck sweater, and gray jeans from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldIf you have followed my blog for a while, then you are used to me talking about my family. I talk a lot about my kids, my grandbabies, and I love sharing all of the crazy things that Joe does and says. My sister is also another favorite topic of mine, but you hardly ever hear me mention my brother. Today, you are going to see me act like a rooster, and crow to the top of my lungs about my father and my brother.
A Black velvet jacket, a red sweater, and gray jeans from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldMy father has been a contractor ever since I remember. He is the reason that I have a love of homebuilding, and I love seeing blueprints come to life. He has been a contractor for a major log home company in Tennessee for a long time. My brother has always been talented in many areas. My mother refers to him as the “smart” one of her kids. (maybe not out loud, but we know how she feels. Lol!)

My dad had a health scare three of four years ago (thankfully, he is fine now,) and my brother moved back from Georgia to help him run the business. Together, they have built some amazing homes, and some of them have even been featured in log home magazines; one of them was even in Russian. I want to share a couple of photos of one of those homes and ask for a small favor from you. Seventy-nine homes were nominated for the BEST HOME of the year, and the home that they built was one of those! That is amazing, but now I want them to win. Lol! Soooooo, I would love it if you went to this link (here) and voted for home #33!!! Thanks in advance. ?
A Black jacket, a red v neck sweater from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldThis entire week is going to have red in it in some way. After all, this is the month of LOVE and red it the color of love. Yesterday, I wore a bright red blazer, but today I decided to do a red v-neck pullover instead. For those of you who have a hard time wearing red, this might be an option. The blazer is the prominent color, so the red doesn’t compete with your skin tone. The v-neck sweater is one that I bought from Target earlier in December. However, that particular sweater has sold out in red.

A Black velvet jacket, a red v neck sweater with a leopard clutch from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldMy jewelry is all going to be an “inspiration,” and not a “here is a link to purchase.” since most of it is vintage. I love my vintage jewelry, but I don’t wear it a lot on the blog since you can’t buy it. I do like that it is unique and that you don’t see everyone wearing the same thing as you though. My necklace looks like it is from the art-deco era, and the carved bracelet is bakelite. I buy most of my vintage jewelry at vintage fashion shows that my mother and her friend have, but you can also buy it on Etsy and eBay.
A pair of gray jeans and black pumps from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldBlack pumps are my go-to shoes! I think they are classy and sexy all at the same time. Lol! If you don’t own a pair of pumps, go and get a pair right now. I know that you might not be able to wear the ones with higher heels, but you can still find a pair that will work for you. Mine are by Coach, and I have had them for a few years. These run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9.

A pair of gray jeans and a pair of red pumps from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldI wanted to show you a different take on the shoes, so I added a pair of red pumps. This is a way that you can see how changing your shoes can change the look of an outfit.

A Black velvet jacket, a red v neck sweater, and a vintage necklace from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldI carried this Selena clutch in yesterday’s post. I wanted to show you how the clutch looked using the gold chain as a shoulder strap. Yesterday, I carried the clutch without the gold chain. Here is the link to the clutch, but I’ll also link some others for you to see.

A Black velvet jacket, a red v neck sweater a leopard clutch, and gray jeans from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not OldFinally, my faded gray jeans are a pair of my all-time favorites. This is a pair of Rockstar jeans from Old Navy. I love the faded color, and these are a great alternative to wearing black or blue denim. I am wearing my usual size 10, which is what I normally wear from Old Navy.

A Black velvet jacket, a red v neck sweater, a leopard print clutch and gray jeans from Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old

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  1. Kelly Palmer says:

    I voted for #33. What a beautiful home it is! Since I have red hair I don’t feel comfortable wearing red clothing especially near my face so I am thinking that maybe I should try a pair of red pants, shoes or accessory.

  2. Angie Chronister says:

    I would love to wear pumps but I am taaalll! My husband is not. lol

  3. I voted! My husband & I have lived in a post & beam log home for 30 years in PA & we love it! Good luck to your dad and brother – hope they win.

  4. Voted! What a stunning home! I also enjoyed seeing pictures of some of the others that are in the running as I absolutely love log homes and lodges.

  5. I Voted! Did you tell your dad & brother that the Gurls are going to try to help him win?!

  6. Voted! What a beautiful home. Btw, I am enjoying my necklace from your jewelry auction on Too Much Stuff.

  7. Voted! Beautiful home and beautiful outfit too! I really enjoy your blog.

  8. Voted! love your hair. can you share with me how your stylist cuts your hair? also, can you show the back of your hair?

  9. Voted! Let us know who wins. Love the red with leopard print combo today and yesterday.

  10. WOW beautiful homes. I love that style of home. I voted for their home. Thanks for your blog.

  11. This is my firirst time commenting. I am new to your blog. I too voted for #33, happy to do it! Your father and brother are very talented.

  12. Kathy Bachman says:

    Voted!! What a beautiful home!! I know that you use Rodan and Fields, I do as well and love the Lash Boost! I was wondering what mascara you like, I’m struggling to find one that does not clump especially on my bottom lashes

    1. Kathy, I like Benefit Cosmetics mascaras. I like They’re Real, and I just started another one from them, but I am not home and I can’t remember the name. It has an orange/peach colored top. Lol!

  13. Done ??Fabulous house and you look pretty good too Tania ?

  14. Melesa Garrison says:

    I voted….Gorgeous!!!

  15. DEANNE HOPE says:

    Gorgeous home. I will vote. Love the outfit today also with the red and the animal print. AND GO CHIEFS!!!!! I am wearing red everyday this week to honor the Chiefs Kingdom!!! I like the old Navy Rockstar jeans I will have to get that gray pair.

  16. Voted! Love your blog, love your ideas, love your personality! Hope #33 wins. ??

  17. Voted. Beautiful home. Love your blog.

  18. Stacie J Kreitman says:

    I voted, the home is beautiful. I also LOVED your galentine outfit. I have a large bottom, so the grey might not be the best choice for me with a dark blazer, but it looks fab on you.

  19. Voted ?? Such a beautiful home!

  20. Donna-Jane Pollock says:

    Voted! Thanks for the tip about skinny jeans and what to wear, I’m always struggling to find pumps that are comfortable enough to wear all day!

  21. voted and hope they win! gorgeous home – as a realtor think that floor plan is a winner! they are very talented, and have a gift for sure!

  22. Annette Harrison says:

    I voted. Fantastic house. No wonder you are so proud. Just to let you know, I usually don’t comment, but I absolutely love your blog. Very seldom do I ever not like something you have on. I am 75 years old & love to get ideas from you daily. Keep up the good work.

  23. Voted!! Their expertise is magnificent!! They are using their God given talent to bless others with a beautiful home!!!

  24. Voted! Lovely home. What a talented family you have! Was interesting that you did not link or mention your blazer today?I enjoy your posts and think your outfits are very wearable. I appreciate that.

    1. Whoops! I forgot to see if I could find any links for the blazer. Mine is an old one, but I usually see if I can find similar ones.

  25. Teresa Bolling says:

    Voted! Beautiful home.

  26. Voted! Absolutely gorgeous home. Red is definitely your color. And there is nothing sexier than a sleek pair of pumps!

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Voted. Is this something we can go back and vote again tomorrow?

  28. Voted #33! Such a gorgeous home! I want it!

  29. Debbie Wade says:

    Voted! Loving all the red. I think I will have to start wearing more of it!

  30. Christine S says:

    Voted! #33 is a beautiful home!! Love the red v neck sweater and red pumps. Thanks for always showing links to lower heel shoes.

  31. Voted and remember February is also Women’s Heart Health month.

  32. Voted too, love ❤️ log homes! Fingers crossed.

  33. Gorgeous home! Voted!!

  34. Beautiful homes! Good luck to them! I’m wearing red jeans today. Trying to wear some pink or red this month. It’s fun!

  35. Voted! LOVE log homes. My husband & I live in a small log home currently & hope to one day build our dream log home! Good luck to your father & brother.

    Thanks for all the inspiration : )

  36. Voted I hope they win!!!!

  37. Voted! Hope they win beautiful home!

  38. Voted! Good luck to your father and brother.?

  39. Voted!
    Love the grey jeans and from Old Navy, who knew! I’m looking for light pink jeans, not see through. Any suggestions?

  40. Angela Cooper says:

    Voted for beautiful home #33! Keep us posted “when” they win!

  41. Voted! Love the outfit with the red shoes. I don’t wear red but thinking about it now.

  42. Brenda Lynch says:

    Voted-the home is beautiful. And I am loving all the red, one of my favorite colors!!

  43. Nancy Onorato says:

    That gorgeous home deserves to win! I voted – done & done.

    1. Beautiful home. Voted. You always look amazing.

  44. Just voted! Hope your Dad and brother win!!! The house is amazing.

  45. I love the look of pumps, but have trouble keeping them on my feet. Are there any brands that I could try that would feel more secure? If I buy them at my regular size they seem to slip when I walk normally. If I buy them a bit smaller size I get blisters.

  46. Voted…and that is a BEAUTIFUL home!! Wow, you and your family are SO talented!! I truly hope they win!! Love all of your outfits this week too!

  47. Voted!! You’re beautiful in red!!!

  48. Voted for #33! Beautiful home! So much talent in your family!!!!

  49. Goodness gurl!!! Your legs look 10ft long in those pumps?

  50. Linda Tice says:

    Voted! ✅ Beautiful home, I’m excited for them…I hope they win! Love your Galentine’s Day outfits.

  51. I voted. Beautiful home. I’m ready to move in!

  52. Nikki Cooper says:

    Beautiful!! I’m amazed at talented home builders, you should be very proud They have my vote

    1. I am very proud of them! They do amazing work!

  53. Voted…beautiful home. Does someone live in this house yet? Looks like beautiful views also.

    1. Thanks for voting! Yes, someone lives in the house. It has gorgeous views, and it is off of the beaten path.

  54. vote entered! love the grey skinny jeans!

    1. These are one of my favorite jeans! I love the gray color!

    2. Cheryl peffer says:

      Voted. It was a beautiful home.

  55. Claudine Womble says:

    Voted. Best of luck!

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  56. voted. I love red shoes!!

    1. Thanks, Amy! I do like the red shoes also! They add pizazz!

  57. Nancy Gaddy says:

    Voted! Beautiful home!

    1. I appreciate you taking the time to vote, Nancy!

  58. Brenda Foxy Lady says:

    Voted! Hope they win!!!!!

    1. Thanks, Brenda! Me too!

    1. Thanks, Ava. I hope they win too, but it really is a huge honor just to have been nominated.

    2. Sue Epling says:

      Gorgeous home, I voted!! I have a special place in my heart for contractors as I married one♡ You look really classy today, love your ensemble!

  59. Barbara W. says:

    Voted for #33. It is a beautiful home!!

    1. Woohoo!!! #33 all the way!

  60. Voted Tanya. It’s a beautiful home and loving your outfit today xx

    1. Thanks, for voting, Lisa!

  61. Monica Ercanbrack says:

    Loving all these Valentine outfits.
    What a beautiful home, I have always to live in a long home.

    1. Monica, I have wanted to live in a log home also! I tried to talk them into coming to VA and building me one. Lol!

    2. I love your outfit today red looks so good on you , I voted the home is gorgeous.have a great day

    1. Nancy!!! Thanks so much!

  62. Lisa Walker says:

    Congrats to your dad and brother! That house is gorgeous and got my vote.
    I enjoy your blog and all the stories and your classy style. You look great in red!

    1. Lisa, thanks for voting. I appreciate your kind words! ?

  63. Kathie blackwell says:

    Voted! Lovely home.

    1. I appreciate that you took the time to vote, Kathie!

      1. Isabel Neves says:

        Done. Lovely home!

        1. Janet Batchelor says:

          Voted for #33!!

    1. Thanks, Patty, for voting!

  64. Voted. It’s a beautiful home. I struggled to find jeans that fit for a long time. I have small hips and flat seat so if womens fit my waist they were way too big in hips and seat. Men’s are cut smaller in that area. So I buy men’s jeans. Thought I’d throw that in for those who might share my problem.

    1. Wow! I have never thought about men’s jeans for that reason. Probably because I don’t have a flat seat or small hips. lol!!! Thanks so much for voting!