Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress with gold jewelry

I know that I haven’t been sharing many stories with you lately, but our household has been boring. Lol! Before I tell you all about this t-shirt midi-dress, I want to tell you the sweetest story that happened yesterday. Joe’s parents have both already passed, and his father passed very early in our marriage. He has been gone for almost 33 years, and none of his grandchildren ever got the privilege of knowing him.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress with gold jewelry, a printed duster, and an oversized straw hat

Before my daughter’s first birthday, he died, but my son, Joseph, was not born until later the next year. Joseph has recently become a member of the Masons, and his dad and grandfather were also Masons. Yesterday, I heard Joseph and Joe whispering in another room, but I didn’t pay any attention to them. Later, Joe came through and asked me where his father’s Mason ring was and wanted me to get it for Joseph.

I had put it in a safe deposit box, so I went to the bank and got it out for him. When I handed him the faded and lint-covered felt ring box, he smiled because he knew what was inside. He was thrilled even though the ring is way too small for him right now. It brought a tear to my eyes watching him try the ring on, and I know that Papa Joe would have been so proud.

men's masonic ring


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress with gold jewelry, and holding a printed duster

Now that I’ve wiped the tears from my eyes, I can tell you about this t-shirt midi-dress. This is one of those dresses that you can wear around the house or out on a date. It is a dressed-up version of loungewear, but it is just as comfortable. When you wear this dress, you can act like you are walking around in your nightgown, but be sure to take off the houseshoes if you go to the store. Lol!

This t-shirt dress is from QVC, and it is by G.I.L.I., which is one of my favorite fashion brands on there. I think that clothing from QVC runs large, and it is one of the only places that I can wear a small or a medium. I am wearing a medium in the dress, and it fits perfectly. I am 5’6″ tall and weigh anywhere between 155-165 at any given time for sizing reference. I usually wear a size 12 in dresses. This dress is also available in several other colors, and it is on sale. You know that means that the sizes won’t last very long, so don’t procrastinate. You gurls must love to shop because I have noticed that the sizes start selling out when I post an item.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy dress with gold jewelry, a printed duster, and an oversized straw hat

This is one statement hat! This super oversized straw hat features a large, floppy, wide brim. It is gorgeous, and it will keep you in the shade and protected from the sun. It is flexible and packable, so this can easily travel with you on your next vacation.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress with gold jewelry, a blue and black printed duster, and an oversized straw hat

I love drama in clothing, but not in my life. This flowy duster completely changes the look of the t-shirt dress, and it goes from a casual everyday look to a stunning statement look. This duster is by the same brand as the t-shirt, but it is older and not on the website. However, I found a lot of dusters that can create the same amount of drama.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress, a printed duster, and an oversized straw hat

I added a small amount of gold jewelry. Blue and gold are one of my favorite combinations, and it happens to be the colors of our local high school. The small pink butterfly necklace is new, and this is the one that reminds me of my grandmother. She loved butterfly jewelry, and when she passed away, each of her daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters was given a butterfly brooch.

I also added the Davis Multi-Strand necklace, but only one of the strands. This necklace is very versatile since you can unclasp any of the three strands. The cross necklace is bought separately, the thin gold vermeil chain and the cross pendant. The final piece of jewelry is my Rylan earrings. I love the medium size of these earrings, and they are just enough to be noticed, but they aren’t heavy.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress with gold jewelry, a printed duster, white espadrilles, and an oversized straw hat

These white and burlap espadrille shoes are several years old. I bring them out every spring because I think the two colors look great together and look like summer. The pair of Vince Camuto shoes that I wore in yesterday’s post would also look great with this outfit; I’ll upload the photo for you to see those and a few others also.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a brightly colored dress with cream espadrilles

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy t-shirt dress, a printed duster, an oversized straw hat, and white espadrilles

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  1. LISA CASTRO wrote:

    Love the entire outfit and the jewelry is perfect.

    Posted 4.26.21 Reply
  2. Susan Marie Graham wrote:

    That looks so elegant, yet so comfy!

    Posted 4.25.21 Reply
  3. Cara MacNinch wrote:

    Love the dress with the duster!

    Posted 4.25.21 Reply
  4. Paula wrote:

    Love the dress! Hat is definitely an attention getter!

    Posted 4.25.21 Reply
  5. Diane S. wrote:

    Stunning look!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  6. Colleen Freedman wrote:

    Beautiful dress!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  7. Dee wrote:

    You are truly rockin this outfit! I love your spirit!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  8. donnaing wrote:

    In love with this dress!!!
    You look fabulous in it.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  9. Janet Williams wrote:

    Tania – exactly my style!
    I wear my mother’s engagement ring every day. So special. 💜

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  10. Melanie wrote:

    Love this outfit! Everything about it!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  11. Martina Cordes wrote:

    Hello. I’m new here and happy to find you. I’m 44 years old and love fashion and beauty. I life in Germany. Have a nice Weekend. Greetings from Martina

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  12. Martina Cordes wrote:

    Hello. I am new here and happy that I ‘ve found you. I’ m 44 years old and life in Germany. I love fashion and beauty. Have a nice Weekend. Greetings from Martina

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  13. Kim wrote:

    You look absolutely stunning in blue!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  14. Paige wrote:

    My husband has his father’s masonic ring and wears it all the time!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  15. Angelia Wampner wrote:

    I love tshirt dresses, so versatile. Can be used a a beach cover up as well when on vacation. Never hurts to have one for the summer..

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  16. Alicia wrote:

    Your posts are always so much fun. Thanks!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  17. Janet H wrote:

    I love the tshirt dress. Unfortunately they are out of my size already. I am a big QVC also. Not a fan of the hat.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  18. Holly wrote:

    Very 40’s glam! I have my great aunt’s Diamond ring from the 20’s . I always get compliments about how beautiful & unusual it is. Tania, you should write books. You have a way of expressing yourself, that immediately grabs ones interest. Thank you

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  19. Mary E Siler wrote:

    But, the masons are a very wicked organization. It starts off pretty innocently, but the further up the ranks you go the more secrets are divulged to you, and you share them with the outside world at the risk/promise of death.
    Do some research…There’s a book by Charles Finney, called ‘Freemasonry’.
    Sharing this with you because I care.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  20. Joy M. wrote:

    Great look! That dress would be so versatile.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  21. Kim🌷 wrote:

    There is nothing more special than heirloom family rings.I wear my mother’s wedding ring with mine, I did have it updated to match mine.
    I ordered the black medium midi dress, only color left in a medium! But black is so versatile! Can dress up or down! And I never ordered before so I got an additional $10 off! Woohoo!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  22. Cheryll wrote:

    Very dramatic with the hat and duster, but you look like a movie star if the ‘50s-very glamorous. Love the shoes.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  23. Ann H Pavlicek wrote:

    I love this t-shirt dress. Easy & slimmerizing!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  24. Fiona wrote:

    Love the whole outfit. The dress looks great and love the accessories you added.
    How lovely that your son has a family heirloom.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  25. Janice C wrote:

    What a great, versatile and comfy looking dress. It looks great on it’s own and with accessories to make it dressier…lots of possible looks! I love the story about the ring and how nice that your son now has his Papa’s ring to treasure.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  26. Gayle wrote:

    Very sweet story. I absolutely love you in hats of any style. You should wear them more often! The dress looks so comfy and I like the navy color.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  27. Donna Wood wrote:

    What a sweet story! I just know Joseph will treasure that ring for all of his days.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  28. Sandy wrote:

    Beautiful outfit! I know I couldn’t rock the hat like you do though!!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  29. Carolyn wrote:

    Outfit is very comfy but classy!!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  30. Cheryl Chovich wrote:

    Love love the navy and white combination! So classy and chic. The dress is so versatile. You can rock the hat.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  31. Charlcy L Green wrote:

    Ooh,I love that very sassy long dress & kimono w the very sexy big hat and cute wedges! You are rocking that look! Maybe put a big feather in that hat & wear that outfit to the Kentucky Derby!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
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