Who Wants A Younger Sister

50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterMost of my readers have heard me sing the praises of my younger sister. She is a work from home, home schooling, award-winning author. (See the link to her book in my sidebar) She is my go to person for tech support, my call every morning while I get dressed, and my sounding board for blog ideas. However, it has not always been this way. Have I told you about the time “I” became her mother? 50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterMy sister was born when I was 5 years old. Like most 5 year olds, I am sure I begged my mom and dad for a younger sister or brother. (Remember to  be careful what you ask for) So, when my sister was born, I was on cloud nine! This was like having a doll that squirmed, and moved, and was soft. I hated those hard plastic dolls. My memory of what transpired is a little foggy, remember I was five, but my mother has snickered about this incident many times. I loved watching my younger sister, and thought she was just grand. So one day, I asked mom if I could have her. “Just give her to me, and let me take care of her.”  50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterI think my mom probably threw her at me, and then quickly ran off to take a bubble bath. WOW! She was mine, so let’s play. Okay, here is where it gets a little rocky. She turned out to not be as much fun as I had thought. She couldn’t walk or run, heck she couldn’t even sit up. She cried, wanted to be rocked, and demanded to be fed. If that wasn’t bad enough, she refused to use the bathroom in the potty and must have thought I was going to do something about that. NOT!!! So off I went, with her cradled gently in my arms, to find my mom. I sweetly told my mother that I thought she could have my sister back now. And like the sweet loving mother she is, she said NO.  50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterWhat??? Really??? Was she crazy (don’t answer that), I was only five. So I went off and tried to entertain the squirming bundle of torment, but she was not having any of that. MOM!!! MOM!!! MOM!!! Finally she came to see what I wanted, and I begged her to take my sister back. Never one to miss an opportunity, she agreed, but only if I would pay her to take her back. Yep, I went and raided my piggy bank, and came back with about a dollars worth of change. Finally, I was rid of the little bugger. Fast forward 50 years, she has now became priceless to me. However, if you have a really large piggy bank you would like to trade, we might could talk. 50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterA hat on the blog is rare. I don’t look good in hats, and I have a BIG head. Most hats don’t fit me. This is a hat that I let my daughter-in-law talk me into. She wears hats all the time and of course looks fabulous. She bought the same hat, but in carmel. They are from Old Navy, and because it was inexpensive, and on sale, I decided to give it a try. It has sat in my closet till today. I know matchy, matchy, is not in vogue, but I kind of like a little coordination. Here is a similar hat. My burgundy tank is also from Old Navy, and I like that it is longer. The Kaleidoscope necklace is from Premier Designs, and I have worn it several times. See here, here, and here. When you can get a lot of wear out of your jewelry, it makes the initial price tag not so painful.
 50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterThe purse and the ankle boots both came from the QVC outlet. The Tignanello burgundy and red suede purse is no longer available, but here is a similar item. The Kathy Von Zeeland booties have the cutest design of the heels. I gives a little extra as you walk away. They too are no longer available. You can find them occasionally on Ebay. Here is a similar pair by Vionic, a company that makes cute shoes that are comfortable.  50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterI had to include a  picture without the hat so you could decide which one you liked best. The long gray cocoon duster is from Cato, and I bought it this past fall. I have worn it before, see here, but I think I like todays best. A similar one in a plus size is here 50 Is Not Old | Younger SisterWhich one is your favorite? With the hat, or without?

Did you notice the snowman is gone? How do you like the iron filigree cross? I found it in my daughter’s room this weekend and until my “S” is finished, this is what I am going to use.

I will save some of the other ways my younger sister has tormented me throughout my life for future post. Do you have a younger sibling that specialized in making your life…..lets say interesting?

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  1. Marie wrote:

    You are Hilarious! Love the cross, love the outfit, too! I always look forward to your daily blog, Tania! You are my “morning grin” !?

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  2. Michele wrote:

    You are truly blessed to have a sister you can share with. My younger sister unfortunately has been a substance abuser for decades and it’s heartbreaking. Now to the outfit-love this kind of look and it looks fabulous on you, with or without the hat. Rock the hat if it makes you feel good. Like the new wall hanging too?

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  3. Cindy J. wrote:

    Love the hat! I wish I could wear hats but my I don’t have a “hat kind of head.” I do wear ball caps at the beach however. Love the burgundy and gray- my fav combination. The sister story is precious and I do love your filigree cross in the background. Stay dry today; its snowy, icy and rainy here in Pennsylvania.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  4. Cindy wrote:

    I too have a younger sister. I am 54 years old and she just turned 50. We are crazy about each other and it sounds like you are about your sister too.
    I feel like I have fallen off the fashion train and your site is helping me. I stumbled onto your blog Sunday and I am really enjoying reading your posts. I love the way you pull outfits together. I prefer the last one without a hat. The stores you shop in are the same stores I have available to shop in too so it is very helpful to see where you are getting things. I am also an emerald shape so generally the things you wear will also work for me. Thanks for the information. I’ll keep reading.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  5. Betty wrote:

    I am blessed with not one, but two younger sisters I get to boss around. Just kidding! They wouldn’t allow that! We are very close, even though life has moved us apart in miles only.?‍❤️‍? – Your outfit is very cute. The hat on you is oh so a’la movie-star! ?I have a pile of summer hats that I pretend look cool, but I know look kinda goofy (but anything goes around the pool ha-ha). ??

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  6. Gina Solak wrote:

    You look fabulous! I’ve always loved gray and burgundy and you put it together beautifully. I also loved the hat. You should wear them more often!! Your posts always make me want to style my own outfits and try to be as stylish as you!!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  7. Tami C. wrote:

    I am carrying the exact purse thanks to you. I followed your link and purchased on eBay. The new background looks good.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  8. Elizabeth wrote:

    That is a great outfit you have on today. I especially love the duster and you look great in the hat. I need to rethink my jewelry choices after seeing yours. I mainly have little delicate pendant necklaces that are difficult to see. I really like the way you layer larger and longer necklaces. I think I need to go jewelry shopping. I have three younger sisters and we are scattered all over the U.S. but we remain close and talk on the phone every week and take frequent trips to see each other.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  9. Cyndi wrote:

    I am 11 years older than my sister! I was so excited when she came along? Of course with the age difference we got close after she got married and had children. Now she and I do ALOT together. She is my traveling buddy. Any time I get a whim go go somewhere that my hubby is not interested in she is always game and vice versa! Love your outfit better without the hat. I am not a hat person either but will be wearing one next week in Mexico! Yay I leave Sunday for a 7 day cruise!!!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am 12 years older than my brother, so I understand you and your sister’s relationship. Have a ball in Mexico, you lucky dog!!!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  10. Missy wrote:

    I have two younger sisters that I absolutely adore! We call ourselves the “twisted sisters”. We have so much fun and are always planning trips together. I love the color combo you have on today, it is one of my favorites! I wish I could wear hats but I really don’t look good in them. My friends and I have a tea party once a year that we wear hats to and we have a good time parading around in them!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      You and our sisters sound like fun, Missy!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  11. Jules wrote:

    I always wanted a younger sister (to boss around, of course) but instead I AM the ‘baby’ sister (12 years younger than my sister). Our age difference led us to fight like two cats in a paper sack most of our lives, but now we are each others ‘best-est friends’ 🙂
    LOVE the hat- I wish hats would make a strong come back in fashion (beyond the boho floppy’s and beanies). I think the whole hat with the duster looks adorable on you Ms. Tania!
    Love the cross decoration- you can never go wrong with ‘the cross’, that’s for sure 🙂

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  12. Kathy wrote:

    I am number 6 of seven kids. I didn’t attempt to walk until I was almost two. My mom says it was because my siblings picked me up every time I made a squeak. Can you say rotten?????
    You look great as usual. I love the hat. I have a similar blue one in my closet my sister gave me that I have not worn. You have inspired me to go dig around and see if I can pull together an outfit that I can wear it with. I think the duster is the favorite part of your outfit for me. Thanks for your blog. It is a great part of my day.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  13. I love love your hat.

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  14. diane wrote:

    The hat makes your outfit! It gives it just the right touch of romance and sass.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  15. Lisa Tyre wrote:

    And they say middle children have issues. My mother made my sister pay her to take me back??? My next book is going to be about you two!

    Love the hat. Your head is big cause your brain is so massive. 🙂 Like your heart. Which is why your chest is so…that’s where the analogy breaks down. Oh well. 🙂

    Love, love, love my awesome sister despite the return-to-mom issue. XOXOXO

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  16. Sheree Ozier wrote:

    I love the hat!!! Hats are fun, and happy!!!
    I look forward to your daily post, and plan my wardrobe accordingly!
    I have a brother 4 years younger, and he’s the best!!! We’ve had some fun times together, which would be a
    book in itself!

    Btw… I also have a “big head” Lol! So keep with the hat outfits, so I can be inspired!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sheree, I am sure our big head is because of our massive brain. Haha

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  17. Pam wrote:

    Cute outfit. I like it better without the hat.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  18. Diane wrote:

    What? Creepy snowman is gone? LOL Love the cross. Hats are tricky to wear… I wear one nearly all of the time since I am so light complected and want the sun off my scalp (because hair is thinning) and also off of my face. Love the sweater… I have a similar one that I don’t wear often, but it does serve it’s purpose on autumn days. xo

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  19. Toni wrote:

    Not a hat gurl, sometimes at the lake….Maybe putting the snowman away will bring an early spring! Love the cross.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  20. Sharon wrote:

    The hat is old Hollywood—definitely Greta Garbo! (And she is before my time but Turner Classic movies has one of her flicks on from time to time)! The color is beautiful. I love hats but how do you wear a hat and not have FLAT hair when you arrive somewhere? 🙂 Good hair trumps the hat! Anyway, I read the posts and thought, “I didn’t see Tania wearing a cross.” Then I scrolled back up and saw your new porch decoration! 🙂

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  21. Sandy wrote:

    Love your stories and you look great in that outfit!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  22. I always wanted a sister. I had a really sweet brother, though. Although we’re not super close, I adore him. You look cute in that hat! I keep thinking I want to try a hat, and then I think I’ll feel ridonkulous. And I LOVE the filigree cross. Have a lovely weekend!!!

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  23. Dawn Lucy wrote:

    HAHA … your mom’s funny!! Love the hat and the bag! Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

    Posted 2.20.16 Reply
  24. Kathy King wrote:

    I like the outfit better without the hat. At first I didn’t like the outfit at all. I couldn’t figure out what it was I did not care for. Then the next picture no hat that was it. I would love to wear hats but they for so big on me they actually wobble. Designers “one size” does not fit all. I would love a selection with different sizes.

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  25. Janet wrote:

    Love! The hat! I just discovered wearing hats this past summer. It finally found one that looked good, at least IMO, and have gone crazy buying them.

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
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