50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5How has your day been? Is everyone enjoying the spring weather? I really love when the trees start budding out and all the flowers start popping up out of the ground. Joe and I went for a walk yesterday and I noticed that overnight our Dogwood trees have gone from having buds on them to having full blown blooms. Then I did a quick walk around the yard and checked on my Peonies and Clematis vines to see if they survived the winter. It looks like all of them are back and doing well.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5I used to be a gardening nut. Not the vegetable growing type but the flower type. I would spend hours looking through books and magazines reading about the flowers and deciding where to plant something. I had a huge flowerbed build that was beautiful. It was built with interlocking landscape blocks and then filled in with soil. I had perennials from everybody I knew and something was always in bloom. I would spend all day on the weekends weeding and planting, my rear was always stuck up in the air. Lol! The soil started settling over the years and this left the backside of the landscape blocks exposed. There were crevices in between each block. I tried filling the holes with sand, mulch, rocks, etc. in order to keep snakes from taking up residence but it didn’t help. I would eventually see a snake and then refuse to go back in the garden again that year. The flower garden was eventually dug up when we fenced in our property so now all I have are just a few peonies and some containers of plants that I put on the back porch. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5I decided today to go with the “western” look. I am not sure why I call it western (no cowboy hat or boots) but that is the description that comes to mind. The addition of a denim jacket is a fun and youthful look. I love my denim jacket and I will wear it all year around. I know some of you might live in really hot climates where that is not possible but here in the mountains, I can. I like a medium color denim, the light seems too worn and the dark seems stiff. This is one from Old Navy that I have had for years. 50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5The Nellie necklace is an oldie but a goodie. This was one of the first necklaces that I bought from Plunder. The turquoise ornate cross was what originally caught my eye when I saw the necklace but there are several other charms also attached. You can wear is short like I have it here or long like I wore it in this post.  I closed out the last party and re-opened another one. It is  If you are interested in finding out about all the wonderful advantages to being on my Plunder team just let me know. I am offering an extra piece of jewelry for all those who join Team Shimmer and Shine this month!!!50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5I started to wear booties but since the dress is short I decided to wear knee boots instead. I like the fact that there is just a tiny bit of leg showing in this look. These boots are a pair by Marc Fisher and they have been my go-to boots this past year. I like the color and the style. There is a small heel but nothing that gives you too much height.

50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5I didn’t tell you anything about my earrings or bracelets because they have all been retired. Have you been enjoying the dress series so far? I only have one more look to show you and then I want to hear from everyone which look you liked best and why. I think mine is a toss up between two looks and I tell you later which ones were my favorites. I am going to link to the previous posts if you missed any of them. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. If you liked this series and have anything that you would like to see me try just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO STYLE A DRESS SERIES, PART 5On my FaceBook page, I asked a question. It said, “What does Australia, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Alaska, and Grundy all have in common?” I left out Ohio and Tennessee on my list. The answer is that those are the states and Countries where ladies have joined me in my Rodan and Fields business. It is super exciting to see the team grow and even more exciting that we are helping ladies get the best skin they have ever had. It is wild that ladies in their 50’s and 60’s tell me their skin is now glowing and softer than it has ever been. I love that my blog has helped women come out of their comfort zones with color, that my Sunday posts have been an inspiration to some, and that my little side business, that was only meant for me, has instead helped many, many women feel better about their appearance.

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  1. Hi Tania! Yep, I like this version the best; blue on blue tones. The low slung belt coordinates with the boots.
    The outfit has a sassy vibe and you’re looking too cute!!

    • Tania Reply

      This one is one of my favorites also. I thought about keeping it to the last photo but decided to go ahead and post. I hope you like tomorrows also.

  2. Oh my gosh, I’ve stayed up late enough to get the morning blog! You look great. I can’t seem to find a denim jacket that I like on me. All seem too short. And I hate to shop for clothes. We’re moving this week so maybe I’ll try clothes shopping again when I’m unpacked! Wishing you & your family a blessed Easter.

  3. So cute! This is my favorite look of them all. Amazing how you can transform one simple piece into so many looks. Have a happy Good Friday!

  4. I thought yesterday’s look was my favorite, but this look today is so adorable! Great job, Tania!

    • Tania Reply

      Linda, I really liked this look, too. It is crazy how just changing one or two things can really impact a look.

  5. This color is great with the Brown of the boots! I love your ,,cowgirl,,look! I hadto take out the warm sweaters here in the Netherlands! It s awfull cold here! Only the green outside reminds me that it is spring.

  6. Anita patrick Reply

    Tania, this is my favorite. I LOVE it. It’s sassy and at my age 62, I like the idea of sassy. I working on losing weight so that low slung belt will look great.

    • Tania Reply

      Exactly, Anita. Sassy!!! I would much rather be sassy as frumpy any day! Lol!

  7. Peggy Gregory Reply

    My favorite. I would have never thought to pair it with a jean jacket. It is amazing how you can achieve so many looks with just one dress. Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

  8. Such a cute look. I wanted to tell you how much I love the silver bird plunder earrings that arrived yesterday. I have a thing for birds and spring. They are a welcome addition to my wardrobe. Thank you for all the specials you offer and how quickly you respond. I have to tell you I follow many blogs but you are my favorite!

  9. Kimberly Noonan Reply

    I love this look. This was one of my favorites. I really enjoyed this series. Have a great weekend Tania!

  10. Paula Nelson Reply

    Love your cowgirl look! That is a compliment from this Texas gurl!
    Paula from Texas

  11. Cheryl Reed Reply

    I love the look!! You look adorable!! I would probably wear the look with scarf and leggings but I also thought the dress as a shirt was cool!! You give me a lot of inspiration on how to wear my clothes that I never would have thought of- thanks so much ???

  12. robjodiefilogomo Reply

    I think of western maybe because of the denim jacket. In fact denim jackets are super stylish right now. I figure we’ll do a series about them because both mom & my stepmom have one!!

  13. This one is my favorite! Still looking forward to tomorrow but this one sure is a winner. ?

  14. My favorite so far in this dress series. Thanks for giving us great ideas! Have a wonderful Easter.

  15. Jean jacket looks great with the dress. Love a Jean jacket over a dress. How is the derma roller routine working for you? I would like an update as to what you think k it has accomplished. Happy Easter.

  16. Beth Keehne Reply

    Like others, I think this is my favorite of the series! Very cute and fun! Love how the belt changes the dress and the boots are perfect! Happy Easter!!

  17. It will be difficult to pick my favorite. It is between today and yesterdays post. I can’t wait to see tomorrows look. Thanks for inspiring me to try something different!

  18. Tania – This has to be my favorite look of the week! You could see me wearing this here in Texas! Love everything about this look! Happy Good Friday!

  19. I am in love with this look on you!! I don’t look good in dresses, especially ones that show my knees so I don’t even bother buying them anymore but this look is perfect for you!!! sassy is the word and it looks awesome!! I’m envious! I don’t have nice legs, I bought a skirt last
    year, kind of a denim peasant style that I thought might be okay with casual shirts and sandals and my husband came in while I was debating what to put on with it and said “you look better in pants” that cinched it! gave it to my sister and went back to pants! You look wonderful in everything you put on!! thanks for letting me live vicariously through you on the dresses LOL!!! super sassy and stylish!!

  20. Maxine Bower Reply

    Now, this outfit is really cute but here in Texas we would have worn western boots with the jean jacket. Just messin with ya! HAPPY EASTER!

  21. This is my favorite in the series! So classy and sassy! Can’t write more because my little grandkids just woke up.

  22. Lesli Obenschain Reply

    Love the whole series. it is amazing what you can do with one solid staple piece, so many options! Thanks for all the ideas!

  23. I have enjoyed seeing all the different ways you have styled this dress. Most I would not have thought of. I need to go through my closet and rethink ways I can style some things in my wardrobe. Unfortunately I am a bit larger in size than you so it makes it a little more difficult. Have a blessed Easter!!

  24. Caryn Shanahan Reply

    Love this look! I’m new to your blog and absolutely love it! Your looks are casual, classy and inspiring. Thanks!

  25. Love the look, sassy and flaterring! I love to wear boots and the color of these are gorgeous. I have a belt like that but can’t find it, hope I didn’t give it away! Thanks for all the hard work to put this series together. It’s been full of great ideas.

  26. Oh this 5th look is my favorite. I love it with the demim and the boots. You look like you are ready to ho line dancing. Love itl

  27. Lanita Golden Reply

    This is my favorite look! Mostly, because it looks like something I would wear in a minute. I have 5 jean jackets. I love them all! Now, I have to go find a dress! Did I mention how much my husband is appreciating this?! haha He actually IS liking it because I’m putting more “effort” into finishing my look thanks to your blog. Thank you, again, Tania! I’m so glad I am your New Mexico connection! ~ LaNita

  28. When you have a minute, just a quick explanation of how you started your blog and which company you went with to set it up. Is there a monthly cost?

  29. I’m 53 and struggle with what is age appropriate. you look adorable in this outfit. Your blog has helped me a lot. I’m such s girly girl And want to wear outfits like this, but I don’t want to look like I’m trying to be young.

  30. Love this look! I love a jean jacket with so many looks. My favorite look with the dress so far.

  31. Charlcy Green Reply

    Oh gosh, this is my favorite look thus far in the series! You look about 25 and I know Is love to look that young! Beautiful! Happy Easter, my friend!

  32. I like this a lot. I, personally, will wear cowboy boots. Those are the only ones I don’t put away until fall!

  33. traceykaplan831 Reply

    These posts are really inspiring, thanks. Nice to see how much a look can change depending on the accessories, shoes and purse. The leggings one was great; so is this one. I actually liked them all. The other day, I bought the plunder necklace with the little triangles from when you featured it in the white tee shirt/jeans series. I got it the other day and just love it, thanks.

  34. traceykaplan831 Reply

    Here’s an idea for your next series – how about a knee-length or midi skirt (not maxi), since many of us no longer can wear short dresses?

  35. I love this outfit, this is the newer me, the jean jacket I started wearing when, I lost 40 pds and changed a lot of what I had been wearing. I too, would like to see knee or midi skirts, please, and capri outfits. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  36. Patty Wheat Reply

    I love this outfit you put together. It’s adorable and looks great on you.

  37. DEANNE HOPE Reply

    Love this dress look!! SO cute and thanks for the idea. 🙂

    Do you sell the Plunder or just wear it?

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