50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40I have been talking about how much rain we have been experiencing in the past month.  It seems like it has rained non-stop, and because of that, I haven’t been able to get anything cleaned up around the patio and pool area. I hadn’t bought one single flower or plant, and my house was looking drab. I used to plant huge gardens of flowers, but when we installed the pool, most of my flower beds were destroyed. Joe was thrilled, but I was not. I think that he got tired of seeing my rear sticking up in the air every day while I was weeding or planting. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40Instead of having a beautiful flower bed, I have been relegated to having a few container pots to bring some color to my backyard. The problem is, I like planting, but I don’t like watering. Most of you are probably already aware of this fact, but container plants take a lot more water than in-ground plants. I have tried putting a baby diaper in the pot to hold moisture, adding those moisture beads, and a few other things, but nothing seems to keep the plants from needing to be watered daily. Anyway, I did manage to buy a few ferns over the weekend, and a couple of container pots. Now, I am crossing my fingers that the weather will clear up so I can sit outside and enjoy all of my hard labor. I am open to any suggestions that you ladies might have on how I can keep from having to water every day.
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40I bet this top immediately caught your eye! When I pulled it out of the bag, I did a happy dance. I love the bright paisley tunic; it is so lightweight and sheer. One of the great things about the top is that it comes with the white camisole. Two interior shoulder snaps will secure the included jersey-knit cami. The chiffon tunic is made of 100% polyester, and it is recommended to hand wash. I am wearing a medium, and you can see that it fits great. Here is the link to the top and cami.
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40Since the top is so colorful, I limited my jewelry to only one necklace and a pair of gold hoop earrings. My necklace is the Stormy necklace that I have worn a bunch this year. It has a single monogrammed initial, and I chose an S for Stephens. I like how it fills the void between the cami and my neck. The large gold textured hoop earrings are the Dallin. I think that I have worn these as many times as I have the Stormy. These two are definitely a favorite of mine.
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40I am starting to be a creature of habit. I have been wearing these cute white flip flops ever since I bought them. I love the shiny white vinyl, and how they have a gold edge around the sole. I do wish they had more padding in the footbed, but that isn’t stopping me from wearing them. Here is the link.
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40I know how you like to see the length of an item from the backside, so here you go…enjoy. Lol!
50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40I love wearing white pants in the summer. I could probably wear white every day in the summer, and never get tired. It is so versatile, and it can be worn with pretty much everything. I have long pants, as well as ankle, crop, palazzo, shorts, capris, etc. in white. If you don’t already own a pair of white pants, then do yourself a favor and check out the ones below.

50 IS NOT OLD | STYLING A PAISLEY TUNIC WITH WHITE PANTS | FASHION OVER 40Remember, if you have any suggestions for ways to keep from having to water my plants daily, let me know. I was wondering if any of you are willing to help me out? I am looking at using an app to help me with my R+F business. It does a lot of the sending of information for me, and it would save me quite a bit of time. But, it cost 14.95 per month, and I am trying to decide if the app is worth the money. It has two areas that it concentrates on, the business and the products. If any of you are willing to be entered into either of these areas, I would appreciate your help. You will receive an email periodically, giving you some information to read or maybe a short video to watch. I am trying the app for at least a month, so message me your email and the area that you would like to be entered in if you are willing to help out. My email is [email protected]

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  1. Love your outfit, the color is fabulous on you♡ Hmmm, we sat a few pots in enamel pans and they water themselves when it rains but that is weather dependent plus too much rain and they get waterlogged, so no good advice here!

    • Tania Reply

      That is a problem that I have had before. Pots that hold TOO much water and the plants die because they can’t drain.

    • Christine Irvine Reply

      Tania, that’s a pretty outfit.
      I usually plant my containers with a potting soil mix that has fertilizer in it ( like Miracle Gro). This year I couldn’t find it and bought another brand which looked more like bark mulch when I opened the bag. It’s holding the water in my containers longer ( too long for one pot that does not have a drain hole).
      So perhaps mix in some mulch along with potting soil and see if that’s helps.
      Also, you could recruit your little granddaughter to do it and make it her ” summer job”!

      New Hampshire

    • Tania Reply

      Marcia, that looks easy enough. Plus, since I don’t have any empty wine bottles, I guess I need to have a party. Lol!

  2. Lovely top! I water daily when it is hot and can get by every other if cooler no matter what I’ve tried.

    • Tania Reply

      That is my problem, in the afternoons I get busy, and the flowers suffer.

  3. Beverly Dickes Reply

    I love the bright colors in the top and I love to water! It is my wind down time in the evening after dinner. I walk around and enjoy all my flowers. But I do know there are self watering pots available. Here in the Midwest, we’ve had such a wet spring that my flowers are all screaming, ENOUGH ALREADY!

    • Tania Reply

      Beverly, I have to haul my water hose so far to reach all the plants. By the time that I have tugged and pulled that hose, plus reeled it back up, there is nothing relaxing involved.

  4. Karen Miller Reply

    Love the top! This is exactly something I would wear! I haven’t bought any pots of flowers this summer either! I live in Indiana and it’s been so rainy/windy/stormy, it would just beat up the flowers. Not sure it it’s worth it! Unfortunately, watering every day is just part of it!

    • Tania Reply

      Karen, watering every day is NOT what I wanted to hear. Lol!

  5. Watering is the price you have to pay for enjoying your flowers, no if ands or buts….lol…I actually enjoy it, I consider it as my little workout everyday….. Another tip is to buy potting soil that retains moisture, Miracle Grow has a great one! Pretty top!

  6. We have a drip watering system my husband set up for the pots. It’s great! Easy to set up and attaches to your hose and there are tubes into each pot. Then you set the timer for how long and how often and forget about it! Ask at your local hardware store!

  7. I just suck it up and water mine every day, if it doesn’t rain. Please go back to telling us in the body of the post where you got something, instead of making us click the link :(. Sometimes I may not want the exact item but want to browse the same store for maybe something similar, but maybe don’t have time to do it right then. If I knew the store, I could go back and browse at my leisure. I think people that want the exact item will still purchase it through your link so you get the affiliate pay. Just a suggestion ;).

    • I would appreciate this as well. I usually read these at work on my break and many times the links won’t work. Depends on the store. Knowing what store it is and brands would be really helpful! 🙂

      • Tania Reply

        I am still confused as to why saying, I bought this at Soft Surroundings, verses, here is the link to the item (which is at Soft Surroundings) is an issue.

  8. Deborah Broughton Reply

    I enjoy watering though sometimes we travel or like last summer everything suffered when my husband was in the hospital and rehab after a fall. This summer I am having some little watering devices added to the pots on our deck and my husbands raised beds for vegtables which are right in front of the deck.They will be connected to our sprinkler system. Hope this helps!
    Love that top!

  9. Drip irrigation and a timer is great for watering pots. One time set up, less water used, and you don’t have to worry about your containers getting watered when you’re out of town.

    • Tania Reply

      There is no way that I could talk Joe into a drip irrigation system. Especially since mine are not clustered anywhere near each other.

  10. My husband set up an automatic watering system for me with a timer on the outdoor faucet and some of those little black tubes. They are not very expensive or hard to install – worth every penny!! I start it coming on for 2 minutes a day in the spring and then have it come on 2 minutes morning and afternoon once the weather gets really hot.

  11. The tunic caught my eye as soon as I opened your blog post today. Beautiful is all I can say. And having the built in cami is a plus. I have same problem with my potted plants so I bought some self-watering hanging baskets for my front porch. (They have regular pots too). They seem to do just that. You fill them up and don’t have to water as often. When you do water you add the water into a small spout in the side of pot that fills the reservoir. My porch faces west and the evening sun takes a toll on my hanging baskets and this has saved many flowers and a lot of money from being tossed. I got mine from Gardner’s Supply magazine.

    • Ditto on the comments from Sandals and Saturdays et al about no longer saying where the item is from. It’s click bait, I know, and that you get some form of compensation for the amount of clicks but isn’t really conducive to a smooth transition from reading to looking and browsing. The old way was better…just sayin. Stay true to the essence of your blog and don’t let it become just another online catalog!! You have so much more to offer than just that and we, your loyal readers and followers appreciate that about you!

      • Tania Reply

        Pauli, while I appreciate you and Beth taking the time to leave a comment, I do NOT receive compensation just because you click on the item. There is NO click bait going on! I simply linked to the item to save you the time of going to a store and spending time looking around for an item that can be hard to find. As far as saying the store instead of a link, I didn’t see the difference. If you click on the link, it takes you to the store. Lol!

    • Tania Reply

      I used to have some of those pots, I wonder what happened to them. Hmmmm.

  12. Charlcy Green Reply

    SO cute outfit! Beautiful top! And thx for always giving us the links for the clothes! By the way, I cant believe you have to water everyday in VA.! Just imagine if you lived here in dry, 100 degree windy NM!! I do water everyday and mist them too.

  13. Linda Spivey Reply

    I water my ferns very slowly (almost a trickle) until water comes out of the bottom. This helps get water throughout. I only have to water 2-3 times a week. Mine are hanging under a covered porch.

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