Archive for the ‘Woman’s Fashions’ Category
Although I enjoy wearing dresses, skirts and heels to work, I do however, occasionally like to dress down especially on casual Fridays which is why I recently wore this outfit to work.
These stretch jeans were purchased from Walmart #WearWalmart and the top was thrifted from Goodwill. I also found these loafers a year or so ago at Rugged Wearhouse but hadn’t worn them often.
With this casual outfit I thought they would be a nice compliment. Aren’t the embroidered “pink people” cute? They reminded me of a pair of 1960s “smoking loafers”, what do you think.
This outfit would also be perfect for the weekend, a Saturday outfit for “running the streets” or out with family and friends – what do you think?
The multi-color purse is a closet staple, purchased too long ago for me to even remember where but I am going to assume it was from Ross Dress for Less.
Do you have the option to dress down or have “casual Fridays” at your place of employment?
Well I’m outta here, I’ve got places to go and people to meet so enjoy the weekend and we’ll chat on Monday.
How Short is Too Short – Dressing after Fifty
Are you the ‘bee’s knees?” If you’ve never heard that phrase before then I already know your answer to this question – how short is too short?
Remember when we discussed the sleeveless after fifty topic, (click here) now let’s talk about “how short is too short”
My husband is sort of a prude when it comes to women and short dresses, he says, “if a woman has to pull it down when she sits down then it’s too short” and sometimes, I have to agree, not always but sometimes…it all depends
Before retiring he was a Student Advisor in a middle school and would often come home complaining about how some of ‘the young ladies’ wore clothing that was either too short, too low cut, or simply too revealing for school. Between the ages of 13-15, most young men are “coming into their own” and oftentimes enticements such as these may be a bit too much for them to handle in an appropriate mature manner.
However, we are not talking about prepubescent teens, we are talking about grown women over the age of 50. In school they used the “tip of the finger rule”; the dress, skirt or shorts should not be higher than where the tip of the finger landed on the leg.
Should the fingertip rule apply to women over the age of 50?
Personally I do because when I’m wearing a dress, I want to feel comfortable in all situations. I don’t want to feel as though I need to pull down it down everytime I sit down; while getting in and out of a car or having to bend down to pick up something, however, you may have a different opinion…
What’s your take?
A sleeveless sheath is my favorite go-to dress and most of them are above the knee but are not too short above the knee. I think the length is just right and looks good on any body shape and size.
Wearing a pair of heels with a sheath dress not only elongates the legs but it makes you feel super sexy – and that is not a bad thing especially after the age of 50!
So the question needs to be answered…
“how short is too short after the age of fifty?”
You Choose the Shoes – Episode 13
Can you believe that it’s August and it’s almost time for “Back to School” Back to College”? I have two sons returning to college, one will be at home and the other one away, but it still seems like the summer flew by.
I just found more summer totes and purses under my bed! I have so many more pairs of summer shoes to wear – where did the time go – I am not ready for the warm weather to end!
I am not going to fret, but I may have to double up on the “You Choose the Shoes” episodes!
Both of my sons are working, so back to college shopping won’t break my budget this year – thank you Amazon Fulfillment Center and UDairy Creamery!
Malik has bought most of his “wants”, so we just have to hit the store for a few of his needs, ie. laundry detergent and sheets but not too much since he has most of what he needs from last year.
I will however, be hitting up Family Dollar for his health and toiletry products because they have a large assortment of name brand items for low prices. Check out next week’s post to see what I purchased.
This week’s contenders are both cutout wedges – yellow verses white. If you remember, I also have the first pair in Pink, and I will try to wear them before the end of the month in an OOTD.
I love wearing wedge heels as opposed to kitten or high heels because they give more support and makes walking a little easier.
What is your favorite style of shoe?
If you didn’t realized it by now, this just happens to be one of my favorite thrifted dresses not only because of how it fits but because of all the great colors!
So which one will it be – the white wedges….or
the yellow wedges?
Thank you all for your votes in Week 12, the winner was the solid red pair.
Are you ready for Back to School?
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
Last month I ordered two pencil skirts which were on clearance for $5.00 each from the Ultimate Outlet catalog. This was the first time I’ve ever worn anything with a built in Bodyshaper, and must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and fit.
This ShapeFX skirt was very comfortable and the bodyshaper lining did not ride up thanks to the elasticity in the band. It gripped my thighs tightly and didn’t show any lines.
The skirt is a neutral color which works well with practically everything in my closet. I am already thinking about wearing it again this winter with an over-sized sweater and my brown knee-high suede boots.
I chose to wear this multi-color, bat-wing sleeve top that I had purchased from Boscov’s and carried my Cognac Tote which was purchased as part of that large shoe haul at Target, remember?
This pencil skirt had a nice fit, it hugged where it needed and was loose where it counted which is always a consideration when choosing clothes to wear to work.
I will definitely be online looking for more $5.00 clearance skirts from Spiegel’s Ultimate Outlet online catalog. What do you think?
Hope you are having a fantabulous day – Smooches!
This was an unsolicited review and no compensation was received – opinion is 100% my own
*This post was written by me on behalf of the Ultimate Outlet. I did not receive compensation nor a product to review. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you seen that television commercial that shows several office workers “oohing” and “aahing” while looking at shoes on their computer screen? Well my co-worker and I had a similar reaction while checking out clothing at the online store Ultimate Outlet.
Ultimate Outlet is Spiegel’s online website that features clothing and accessories from Newport News and ShapeFX, a brand often worn by talk show hostess Wendy Williams. The Ultimate Outlethas clothing, swimwear, lingerie, and accessories some priced as low as $5.00!
Many of the items are limited in their availability of sizes but I was able to find two Pencil Skirts for $8.00 each and after receiving a ‘first time shopper’ discount of $10.40, my total was only $5.60! #winning
The shipping of $6.94, was more than the total purchase price but I still got a bargain at $12.54. I can’t wait to receive the skirts and then do an OOTD review post. If you get a chance check them out and let me know what you think.
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!