over 50

Chilling in my Chucks

I wanted to shoot a different look outside but nature had other plans – other snowy and cold plans the day I did this outfit!  So it was just relax indoors in my flannel and Chucks instead.  What I love most about this flannel shirt from the Gap, besides it being soft and comfy, is the long shirt tail in the back.  I’ve worn this shirt with leggings and boots as well as with denim.  The pants, from J Crew, are stretchy and comfy and can be dressed up or down.  And as I’ve said before, when it’s a look you like and it works for you, get it in multiple colors if offered.  I bought these in 5 colors (mostly on sale).

Now what can I say about the Chucks?  Great shoe and I’m up to four pairs now.

Until later ♥

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Gap flannel Shirt: Similar here and here

J Crew Minnie Pants : Similiar here

Chucks: DSW here

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Fendi Handbags and What I Wore

After a slight detour with the sunglasses, I turned my attention to something I can use – handbags!  Fendi’s designs can go from the wild and whimsical to so classic.  I looked at two that could fall into both of those categories.  The first one was the brown leather large Peekaboo with whip stitch detail (similar here) that can be worn with the shoulder strap or as a hand bag.  It is a great handbag and can hold whatever you need but it was entirely too big for me.

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Now this bag, the Demi Jour with color block Fendi (you can see the similar bag behind me and here)?  I love the colors, the style and the size.  This handbag is going on the list of potential anniversary presents.

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But what was I wearing?  The sweater I got a couple of years ago at BCBG.  It is so comfy and warm and I can dress it up or down plus the message works.  The shoes are Tory Burch ballet flats.  When you find something that works get them in several colors, I have four pairs of these.  The pants are the Minnie from JCrew also purchased a few years ago.  I believe in getting some trending things but I think it is better to purchase more items that are timeless that you can change up with an occasional trendy item.

Tory Burch Ballet Flats  here and here

Similar JCrew Pants here

Until next time ♥

 

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Just a little snippet here about skin care…

I spent yesterday tearing through my closet to get some outfits to wear to reboot this blog.  I can say I was thrilled that a few things have gotten very loose on me because I’ve been trying to eat better along with the hubs.  Mentioning the hubs…still irks me that men can drop weight so easily while our “padding” seems to love us dearly.  Such is life.  But back to today’s topic, the snippet.  I went for a haircut today and somewhere in there makeup came into our conversation and my stylist (who is a mere baby in her late 20’s) says to me that I don’t need to use a lot if any makeup, especially foundation, because my skin looks great already.  Thank you very much – your tip went up a few bucks.

So other than DNA, why does my over 50 year old skin look good even though I think it needs some help with a few sunspots from my pre-sunscreen days?  I have a couple of theories.  One, good clean living (snicker) and/or my father being VERY strict with me when I was living at home and forbade me wearing any makeup lest I go out looking like a painted woman.  Yep! That’s what he said!  And two, I started using moisturizer in my 20’s which morphed into moisturizer with sunscreen in my 40’s.  Because my skin is very sensitive I had to try different brands till I found something that clicked.

I started out with Oil of Olay back when it was just plain and simple Oil of Olay.  Then I changed to the Clinique 3 step system of cleaner, toner and then that yellow moisturizer of theirs.  I used that stuff forever until I ran across Keihl’s Abbysine creamwith sunscreen.  I was on that for forever (seems to be a lot of forevers in my beauty regiment, huh?)  until my sister (who is 10 years my senior) hooked me up with the really posh La Mer line.  La Mer doesn’t have sunscreen in its product, you have to purchase that seperately.

Now I flip between the Keihl’s (which is no longer the Abbysine, it’s the wrinkle reducing cream with SPF) and the La Mer for my face.  If the La Mer wasn’t so freaking expensive I would use it all the time because it really does give my skin the moisture it needs and makes it very soft.  The La Mer saved my poor face when I went dressed up one year for a Comic-Con (yes! I attend those) as Harley Quinn – full white face and all – and I had to wash my poor face red to get all that stage makeup off.  I used an extra bit of the La Mer on my face afterwards and my skin thanked me.

So having said all of that, if you want great looking skin throughout your decades take good care of your entire body (I didn’t say you had to be a saint just don’t ruin yourself…much) wash your face with the proper cleanser for you that cleans but doesn’t strip your skin and moisturize with sunscreen.  The earlier you start the better!   See you soon with fab and foxy fashions…and who knows what else 🙂

ps. If you want to see this well moisturized face, then check out the prior post with me in my Easter duds 🙂

 

Available at cremedelamer.com, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstorm (at least that’s where I’ve gotten mine from) Price starts at $170.00

 

Available at same stores as La Mer and also kiehls.com  Price starts at $54.00

 

 

This is what it looked like back in the day when I first started using it.  Can be found just about anywhere you look with the price starting around $20.00

 

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™

Can be found at any major department store, Sephora, Ulta and clinique.com  Price starting at $14.50