50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40Gurl’s, if this trip ended tomorrow, it has been amazing. Watching the sunrise this morning was so pretty. You have to remember that I am from the mountains in Virginia, so the sun has to be high in the sky before It ever comes over the mountaintops. The weather has been perfect so far with just a small breeze and temperatures in the high 80’s. I could get used to this life. Lol! I was surprised though; I never knew that there were so many mountains in this area or that it was so dry. It looks like the desert except for when you are on the resorts. I guess that I thought that it was like a tropical rainforest, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. When I looked online today, it called it a “Desert With An Ocean View,” and that is a perfect description.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40 The other reason that the day was so great is that we met a wonderful couple at the pool. When I struck up a conversation with this couple, I had no idea how interesting they were going to be. I could feel my mouth hanging open the entire conversation. Honestly, I have mentioned that I am generally shy in person, but for some reason, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and say hello. Joe hit it off with Mr. R, and I loved talking to Mrs. P. I wish that they hadn’t been leaving today, it would have been nice to have spent some more time with them. I learned a lesson; there are some pretty amazing people out there if you will just take the time to say hello.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40Once again, I am wearing linen. I love wearing linen all spring and summer long. It is lightweight, airy, and cool, which is perfect when the temps start rising. The striped button-up shirt is a new top that I bought at Cato Fashions. Today I decided to show a different look for wearing a button-up shirt. I decided not to button the top at all, but instead to just tie the bottom together. I like the easy-going style, and the key is to keep the knot low. You wear this in the same fashion with the buttons buttoned, or you can wear it hanging open without the knot, but I think the knot makes the top look polished and structured. You can even wear a top in this style as a bathing suit cover-up, or over a dress, etc. You are only limited by your imagination.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40I am wearing a raffia tassel white earring from MudPie. I bought several pairs of earrings from MudPie when I went to North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. I also bought this same pair in black, and you will see me wearing those later in Cabo. The brightly colored beaded bracelet with the hanging pink tassels added a small amount of color to the outfit. However, when I looked at the Plunder Design website, it must be sold out since I couldn’t locate it anywhere.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40My wide leg white linen pants are old. They are a pair that I bought from Old Navy years ago, and I wear them all the time. I have them packed for my trip here in Cabo since they are perfect for the lake, poolside, or ocean. This style is casual and relaxed, and they are stylish and classic all at the same time. You don’t find too many clothing items that can be all of that. Lol!

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40I brought my cute Coach handbag with me on this trip also. I have had this bag for years, and I carry it at least once or twice every year. I think it is adorable with the ladybug and palm leaves. The pink is starting to look dingy, so I have got to figure a way to clean it up to make it look nicer, or I am going to have to retire the bag. That makes me sad even thinking about retiring this cute thing. Here is a link where you can find several of these bags depending on if the bag is new or used.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40I finished this outfit with a pair of navy t-strap sandals. My pair needs to be replaced because I keep stubbing my toe on my brick steps on my patio. Every time that I do that I take a chuck out of the leather sole, but I am grateful that it was the sole and not my toe. Lol! While I am looking for similar styles for you, I am going to be shopping myself. Haha

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO WEAR YOUR SHIRT UNBUTTONED | FASHION OVER 40Y’all, remember that comfort zone that I talk about all the time? Today, I have to bust that zone wide open. I filled out a survey for Rodan + Fields the other day, and they picked me to appear in a film they are doing. I bet that most of you think that I am not that shy in person, but you would be incorrect. Lol! I started stressing about doing this short, probably 30 seconds, speaking role last night. I mean why wait to the last minute to stress, right? Lol!

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  1. Hi Tania. You look awesome, as always. Have fun.?. I sent a request to join the FB group.

    • Tania Reply

      That is fabulous, Gina! Thanks for joining and giving me that extra needed support!

  2. I really like the freashness of the white!! I live in Ohio and we had SNOW on Sunday so I’m living vicariously through your pics.

    Whenever I have tan/brown bottom sandals and I scuff the toe, I use my foundation on it to try to ‘polish’ it and make it less noticeable!

    Can’t wait to see you in the movies!!

    • Tania Reply

      Oh no! I can’t believe that you are still having snow! I sure hope that spring kicks the snow to the curb for you soon.

  3. Love wearing linen in the spring and summer months, too! Navy is a color I’m starting to build my wardrobe around so this would be perfect!! Cute! Cute! Perfect for your trip.

    • Tania Reply

      Susanne, I am starting to have more and more blue in my wardrobe. I have loved blue for a while, but I didn’t wear it that often.

  4. You look great and so thin! whatever you have been doing is working! enjoy your vacation.

  5. I saw that top while I was at Cato yesterday. The first thing I thought was that it would be perfect for Tania and here you are, wearing it. I was right, it is FABULOUS on you, with just the perfect proportion of blues and white. I love this summer chic look, too bad I can’t wear those shades of blue near my face!!

    • Tania Reply

      Haha! It is funny that you can now look at clothing items and see me wearing them. It is even funnier that I ended up actually wearing that very item.

    • Your trip sounds wonderful already. My husband loves to talk to strangers when we’re out and because of him we’ve met very nice interesting people too. Don’t fret about your speaking. You’ll do great. Congrats on that. Lovely outfit today.

  6. You look AMAZING!!!! Love ? everything about this outfit!! Enjoy your stay!!

    • Tania Reply

      Congrats, Lori. You will get to see a lot of fun and activities that will be happening here!

    • Tania Reply

      Yay! Dianne, you will love all of the information that these ladies will be giving you.

  7. The outfit looks great on you! I don’t like the wide leg pants on me but they look good on you. Love the top!

  8. Cute comfy outfit. When you wash your linen, do you have to iron it? That’s the one thing that holds me back from buying it as I don’t want to have to iron plus I have trouble with it shrinking. Any hints as to how you care for this since you pack it for traveling without getting all wrinkled. It sounds beautiful where you are at.

    • Tania Reply

      Sandy, I hate to iron too. I haven’t washed the shirt yet, but the pants are just wash and hang to dry. I never iron the pants and any wrinkles are part of the character. Lol!

  9. That Purse , Love It !!! Blue and white together just pops!! Have a Fun, Relaxing time on your vacation.

  10. I love your outfit! The blue button down is really pretty. I never thought to leave it open and tie it together. I hate ironing so unless it’s wrinkle free, I’ll just look at it on other people. I’ve been wanting to tell you how much I love your ring!

  11. Love Love Love. You always look amazing in blue. I guess it brings out the blue in your eyes. Enjoy!

  12. Kelly Palmer Reply

    This is one of my favorite outfits that I have seen on you so far! It is very flattering and looks so comfortable. I am just the opposite of you and love to talk to people that I encounter wherever I go 🙂 No strangers, just friends that I haven’t met yet!

  13. So beautiful!! Congratulations on getting a part in the film! Question for you … are the pants lined? If not are they “see through”? Thank you!

  14. Hey Congratulations on being asked to be in the R+F video, that is fantastic! They picked you for a reason and you will rock it! ???? Have a great day!!

  15. Monika Fenyves Reply

    Love the beach vibe, looks great on you. Grew up on the coast of southern California and recently started getting into beachy looks. Envying your trip but congratulations!

  16. I enjoy all your posts but I have to say the title of this one had me laughing out loud!

  17. Tania, How does that blouse run in size? Also, does it shrink up any after washing?
    Thank you & enjoy your trip!

  18. Kristi Tandy Reply

    I am so glad you are relaxing and enjoying your trip. Congrates on all your continued success. BTW, they asked you to be in the movie due to your enthusiasm and passion for R+F. (Oh, and I’ve joined the group!)

  19. I love this look! The shirt and the way you styled it make it! Frrezing rain in our forecast today so not able to don spring attire yet but hopefully soon!

  20. Cute look! Will check out those ON pants. Just joined the group–hope to see more Cabo pics!

  21. Looking great! I bought a pair of linen pants last summer. So easy to wear!

    Could you try pink craft paint on your bees wings? That purse is the “bees knees”!!! (How old is that saying?) 🙂

    • Tania Reply

      Oh my! Jeannie, that is too funny. That saying has to be so old!

  22. I like that blouse. Will have to stop in Cato and try it on. I wouldn’t have figured you to be a shy person. My hubby and son say I can talk to anybody, lol! ?

  23. kim granzella Reply

    Tania, I love this outfit on you. And it looks like you have lost weight!!! Not that you needed to…….Anyway, love the clean fresh colors and you, as usual, look terrific!!


    Kim in Napa!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  24. Charlcy L Green Reply

    Tania, I just love this look on you! The top really brings out the blue of your eyes & its so flattering tied like that. Those white pants look so elegant too! And your hair looks fabulous today! Have a great weekend! And post more pics of Cabo!

  25. Hi Tania,
    You look lovely and I think your purse is perfect with your outfit. I appreciate Coach purses because of the quality and that the company stands behind their products. If you take your purse to any Coach store they will condition it for free once a year no matter where you purchased it from. Just phone to check if you need an appointment because during a busy season it may take a day or two before they are able to look at it however many times it is same day service. The store where I have shopped will also price match and has a guarantee to sell any in-store product at the lowest rate. Have fun!

  26. I have to say, I’m happy to see you linking to products more. Makes it so much easier to shop for your looks.


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