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Shawl and Sweater Weather For the Fall

Can you believe it, this is the last day of November!  All the leaves have fallen from our trees which hasn’t made hubby too happy and there is less sunshine during the day which make my evening commute much worse. 

Winter will be here and soon I’ll be wrapped in hats, scarves and gloves but until then I am still wrapped in sweaters and shawls.

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As you can see, I was not wearing pantyhose or tights in these pics, however, since then have pulled them out and started wearing them because it got really chilly last week. 

Speaking of last week, it was a very busy one because in addition to getting ready for Thanksgiving, I conducted a Basic Blogging Workshop at the Bear Library, and then presented a “Social Media for Personal and Professional Networking” Workshop for IAAP Administrators in Dover both of which were awesome.

Suede Booties with Fringes

Thanksgiving was nice, Malik came home Tuesday and I prepared a nice dinner for my mini men and hubby and we had more than enough to eat.  The No Thaw Jennie-O Cajun Turkey was amazing and very easy to cook, from the freezer to the oven to the table in four hours.  After dinner, I spent several hours pulling out winter sweaters, ironing and gathering items to be donated to the Salvation Army.

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Not one who likes wearing winter coats, I do however, love this shawl because it’s large enough to be wrapped in total warmth and it matches perfectly with these suede fringed booties.  If  you remember, I purchased these booties from TJ Maxx for a Cowboy outfit and they are very comfy and cute – what do you think?

thrifted from Goodwill

Last minute I changed from the shawl and booties and decided to wear this oversized, thrifted sweater with these Cognac color pumps to work instead.  I also have these Fioni pumps in black purchased at a BOGO sale last month at Payless.  I received several compliments from a few ladies in the office which made me feel pretty good.

BOGO sale at Payless

This is not a “You Choose the Shoes” post, but I am going to ask, which pair would you have worn with this outfit?

sweater weather

So Long Short Sleeves Welcome Winter

Well here we are again edging closer to the cold winter winds, so the time has come to say, “so long to short sleeves”  This is the last time that I’ll be wearing a short sleeve dress to work without a cardigan or blazer.  If you remember, this was actually the dress I wore to the Bloggers Night at the Grub Burger Bar.

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My open toe shoes are also going to be packed up and replaced with tights, booties and boots.  As much as I love the heat of the summer, I must admit that I am looking forward to the shorter and colder days of December.


I was trying to remember where I purchased this little black dress and then remembered that it was one of several that I had purchased to wear to my grandmother’s funeral in 2009.  I am not sure if I wore it or chose instead to wear a blue one which was her favorite color.  The Ethnic necklace with matching earrings were purchased several years before at a boutique in Wilmington.

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These are my favorite peep-toe pumps; Jessica Simpson animal print that were purchased at a Consignment Shop in West Chester, PA.  The purse is an Avon Accessory.

shoes from a consignment shop

Hubby took a vacation trip to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic two few weeks ago, and for some strange reason I couldn’t sleep alone so I was up late way too late writing blog posts, including this one.

  accessories from Avon

Now that he is back, I am sleeping like a baby and am very happy to have him home safe and sound.  I am glad that he had an opportunity to get away and take some time to himself.  After all he deserved it after the cancer diagnosis and the chemo treatments he underwent last year.

I am in the process of re-branding my business and my blog, so stay tuned for more exciting changes other than the obvious name change from DeDivahDeals to DelBlogger. 

DeDivahDeals is rebranding

Speaking of staying tuned, don’t forget to follow me on AAU Teen Talk Radio on Blog Talk Radio – Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger Sunday evenings at 6 pm and if you miss them, make sure to listen to the rebroadcast as it helps me with my ratings.

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Best Dressed Cowgirl Wins a Hoagie

A few weeks ago I attended a networking event at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington which was sponsored by the Women’s Business Center.  If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen several pics and a Flipgram of the highlights. 

To my amazement I was chosen the winner of the Best Dressed Outfit and for that received a $25 Gift Certificate to Primo Hoagies.  If you’ve ever had a Primo Hoagie then you know that they are delicious!  My outfit was put together with new and old pieces which included an upcycled maxi skirt and it was ironic that the DeDivah – Fashion and Fun After Fifty won the award!

Best Dressed Cowgirl

The skirt was actually a maxi dress that I cut the bodice off to refashion into a skirt which you can read about in this post.  The necklace was thrifted a few years ago from Goodwill and I probably picked up the bracelet at Ross or Marshalls.  The purse is a closet staple and I love it because it’s large enough to carry everything I need for networking events including my camera and selfie stick.

cowgirl outfit

The cute booties and hat were purchased from TJ Maxx and I was lucky to find the hat on clearance for only ten bucks.  I immediately feel in love with the fringed booties and for only $29.99, you know I had to snatch them up for the Fall.

suede fringed booties for the fall

The Peasant Blouse and Crochet Vest were both purchased from Walmart and since they are new arrivals there were several colors of each available.  If you check your local Walmart store I am sure that you will probably find a nice selection of each.

fringed vest from Walmart

I had a great time at the Saddle Up for Business Event and I want to congratulate all the women and men who have worked hard on achieving their goals of starting a small business in Delaware.  These events are always morale boosters for me as I get ABlake Enterprises off the ground and where it should be in accordance to my goals and plans.

organizers of Saddle Up for Business networking event

Delaware Blogger  So what do you think, was this an award winning outfit?


My Birthday Suit

No, I didn’t wear my birthday suit on my 55th birthday which was September 20th, but I did want to show you what I did wear during my birthday week. 

This black and white stripped dress with a bit of blue is very flattering one of which I think was purchased at Ross Dress for Less.  I chose to wear with my sandals from Sears, remember when I posted these on Instagram?

sandals from Sears Fashion after Fifty what I wore on my birthday


On Wednesday I attended a Networking Event at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and wore this black and beige dress from Avon.  I had a great time posing with the cutouts of the various candidates.  Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and of course our current Vice President Joe Biden.

The beige pumps are Chinese Laundry purchased from DSW and check out the beige purse on the ground – it was thrifted new from Goodwill!

Chase Center on the Riverfront
Joe Biden at the Chase Center Bernie Sanders at the Chase Center on the Riverfront

Instagram frame

On Thursday, I wore this black and white maxi skirt – do you see a pattern here – yes, I love the classic black and white combo.  Thursday was also the night that we put together the Swag Bags for KalediscopeDE and I wasn’t the only one who wore a black and white skirt.

transition to the autumn attire fashion after fifty

It was definitely a great birthday week and I am looking for a wonderful year.  Now I can let you in on my secret which I posted about on a Facebook Livestream on Friday.  I have been invited to collaborate with Chadwick’s of Boston and Metrostyle so stay tuned for the next few outfits which will feature clothing and accessories from both of these fantastic companies.

In case you missed Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger broadcast on Sunday, here is the link as it was a great segment with my guest, Nikki Valentine who is a fashion designer and stylist.


Obviously sleeveless was the call of the week but now it’s sweater weather.  Have you transitioned your wardrobe yet?

Transitioning from Summer to Autumn Attire

Hello my friends, I hope you are enjoying the first week of Autumn 2016.  Today’s outfit is actually one that I wore before the end of the summer and I think it will also be a good transition into winter if worn with a pair of boots or tights – what do you think?

summer to autumn attire

As you know, black and white is one of my favorite classic color combinations and this was one of my favorite looks.  I think hubby liked it as well which is always a good thing especially since he’s on the other side of the lens.

pencil skirt and top

The red leather tote was thrifted a few years ago from Goodwill which I carried to California when I flew to Hollywood to shoot the Depend advertisement.  Do you remember all the excitement and fun of that trip, if not, click here to read the post.

California commerical

These peep toe booties were purchased from Payless and trust me, not only are they super cute, but they are also very comfortable.  

The pencil skirt was purchased from Ross Dress for Less and the tank is a closet staple that is too old to even remember where I got it.

wardrobe transition from summer to fall

The necklace was also thrifted new from Goodwill and the bracelet was on clearance at Old Navy.  I can’t remember where I purchased the large faux diamond ring, but it’s a fun costume piece.

pencil skirt from Ross

Have you started transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall yet?  I did get rid of a lot of summer items that I didn’t wear this year and probably won’t next so now I have a lot more room in my closet! 

  booties from Payless

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Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see ya on Friday.  

If you missed last week’s episode of Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger on AAU Teen Talk Radio – click the pic to listen to the replay.

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What I Wore On Casual Friday

I love Friday’s!

Friday is the only day that I wear pants to work and since I don’t have many pairs you’ll probably remember these.  As a matter of fact you will probably remember the entire outfit as I have worn the same Ballerina Slippers and sleeveless tank top with them. 

However, if you are one of my new recent followers then it’s all new to you and welcome to my world!

what I wore to work on Friday

Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn and the summer sun is quickly fading, but I am sure that we will have a few more warm days before the end of the month. 

I celebrated my 55th Birthday yesterday and although I didn’t reach my weight loss goal, I haven’t given up and will be adding a bit more exercise to my daily regiment. 

blue palazzo pants

A recent report showed that Americans over the age of 50 are not getting enough exercise which can lead to several diseases including an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. 

Unfortunately, I spend too much time sitting in the car and at my desk but not enough time walking or exercising so I have decided to get in at least 30 minutes before going to bed.

comfy casual friday attire

Do you get enough daily exercise?

 I like these tie-dye palazzo pants because they are uber comfortable and are forgiving to flatter any figure.  I chose to carry this purse because of the mixed pattern and I think it gave the outfit a bit of a lift – what do you think?

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Oh, did you get a chance to listen to my Podcast on Sunday?  If not, the link is below and I hope that you will get a chance to tune in next Sunday because I have started the Basic Blogging series and I would love for you to call in and join the conversation.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see ya on Friday.

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What I Wore Last Week – Part 3

Summer Wear For Women Over The Age Of Fifty

No matter how hard I tried, I still couldn’t wear all my summer dresses, skirts, tops, tanks, shorts, shoes or sandals this season, which only means one thing – it’s time for a major purge!

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Last Saturday I had a Yard Sale which was a bust, perhaps it was the weather or the holiday but I ended up donating over 10 boxes of clothing and household items to Goodwill.

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My weight fluctuated this summer and went down 14 lbs thanks to the Medifast Program, however, I still haven’t reached my targeted weight goal.  Fortunately, Sheath Dresses are very flattering so they will always be a part of my wardrobe.

This is one of my favorite sleeveless Sheath dresses and I have always wanted to find and thank the woman who donated it to Goodwill!

If your weight fluctuates due to menopause or other health issues, Goodwill and consignment shops are perfect places to find clothing on the cheap.  During the month of September, clothing is only $2 on Tuesday at Goodwill in Delaware and Delaware County which will save you even more.

yellow wedge shoes

These were the yellow wedge shoes from Avon which I had worn with the dress in yesterday’s post.  If you look closely at my leg, you will see the beginning of a poison ivy outbreak which is in it’s 2nd week!

summer attire for women over 50

This is also the yellow purse from Avon which I wore with the dress in that post.

what to wear in the summer

Tomorrow I am going to go through all my closets and pack up any clothes and shoes that I did not wear this summer – no exceptions!  accessories sold at Avon

However, I will keep sleeveless tanks like these as I can always transition them to the fall with a sweater or blazer.  There’s that yellow purse again!

Wearing Walmart

The sleeveless tank was also thrifted from Goodwill and the skirt and statement necklace was purchased from Walmart.

The black sandals turned out to be my summer favorites and who would have thought that I could have found them at Sears!   Well time to get into that closet and get rid of anything not worn this or last season and next week we will kick off the outfits with maxi skirts and dresses.

Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to tune in to Family AAU Teen Talk Radio on Sunday at 6 to support my new program, “Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger”.

What I Wore Last Week – Part 2

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I’m back with another work wear OOTD and this time it’s my second favorite color combination – black and yellow or as I like to call it my “Bumble Bee” combination.

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I think I may have posted this dress before, but since I liked it so much I decided to give it another a second post.  However, this time I chose to wear my black sandals from Sears as opposed to the yellow wedge sandals that I wore from Avon.

dressing for less from Ross

The purse however, is from Avon and the necklace was a gift that I received from the crew in California from the Depend Commercial Photo Shoot.  Do you remember that post?  If not, relive it here!  The bangle bracelets were purchased from Burlington which I wore to the Wilmington White Party.

work wear

I love this dress from Ross and might have to check back to see if they have it in another color – I think it would be great in green, what do you think?

Well tomorrow is the last day of posts from this week’s “What I Wore Last Week” and it will actually be a two-fer.

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Have a beautifully blessed day and don’t forget to tune in Sunday night at 6 for “Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger” on AAU Teen Talk Radio, click the pic for the link to the show.

Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger Starting on September 11th

Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger Starting on September 11th




What I Wore Last Week

Well, the summer is almost over and soon it will be time to put away the short sleeves and pull out the sweaters and blazers.  But before the first leaf turns, and the autumn winds begin I have to get in the last of my summer work wear wardrobe worn.

  fashion after fifty

For the rest of this short work week I will be featuring “What I Wore Last Week” outfits. These posts will be short on commentary but long on pictures so bear with me until next week when I will post articles with more subsistence!

Here we go….

accessories from Burlington Coat Factory

You know that I will wear white before Memorial Day so I will definitely wear white after Labor Day and I love this thrifted white skirt from Goodwill because it has a unique silver embroidery pattern through out.

Floral shoes from Payless

I chose to pair it with a fuchsia form fitting top and floral shoes from Payless and the pink and purple purse was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory.  Hubby bought me this ankle bracelet over ten years ago, it used to be engraved with the boy’s name, but they have since worn away.

The other accessories include a multi-color bracelet and pink stone ring which I believe were also purchased from Burlington Coat Factory and the watch is Avon.

How do you feel about women over the age of 50 wearing ankle bracelets and toe rings?



Don’t forget to tune in next Sunday for my radio show, “Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger” Click the picture for the link and I do hope that you will call in to support me and the program.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see ya tomorrow in another outfit that I wore last week.


WIWW OOTD Black and White Zebra Print

There are several basic, yet classic combinations that will never go out of style and today I am featuring just one of them – Black and White – if only black and white people could get along so well…

This week I feel that blogging about fashion after fifty and food is trivial especially with what’s going on in today’s world.  However, if we allow the negativity to over shadow and overtake creativity and positivity then we have given it more power than it deserves.

 Praying that positivity always rises to the top!

black and white zebra print

“What is Black and White and Read All Over”

“A Newspaper”

Remember that childhood joke?

“What is Black and White and Read All Over”

“This OOTD on my Blog”

Not a joke!

Read it then share it with your friends and followers!

classic black and white combination

This top and shoes are both closet summer staples which work well even if they are matchy-matchy, but hey, I’m a kid of the 60’s so I’ll match if I wanna!

Zebra print shoes

The shoes were purchased from and I also have them in a Tiger print which will be featured before the end of the season.

The black and white purse is from Avon and if you noticed the bracelets, they are also a Zebra print which were ordered from an online store few years ago.  (forgot the name)

The black jeggings are from Walmart and the silver watch is also from Avon.

Zebra print for the summer

Now it’s time for you to chime in: other than black and white, what are some of your favorite classic color combinations?  

Oh and more importantly, what did you buy on Amazon Prime Day???

black and white ootd

Stay safe and stay blessed my friends!