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Denim Duo OOTD

Well I did it, I finally cleaned out my walk in closet…well at least the the top right half of it…don’t judge, I’m getting there!  Anywho, in doing so I realized that I don’t have as many long sleeve dresses as I need for Autumn, but instead of buying or thrifting more, I am going to simply wear a sweater or in this case a denim jacket over them.

denim jacket

It was the first day of the work week so I grabbed this denim jacket which has been hanging in my coat closet for over 5 years to wear over this cap sleeve blue dress.  This was one of the summer dresses that I had purchased from Ross, do you remember?  You know the saying, “everything old is new again”, well you can definitely say that about this jacket as evidenced by the animal print around the collar and sleeves.

denim jacket with a dress

So along with my standby animal print peep-toe shoes which was an obvious choice they made the outfit complete, what do you think?  Oh, and the necklace was also thrifted new from Goodwill.

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On Casual Friday, which as you know is the only day that I wear pants or jeans to work also included denim, or Chambray as some may call it.  This chambray shirt has Avon embroidered on it, so I covered it with this long duster which was thrifted from Goodwill a few years ago.  Wearing it along with my black jegging jeans from Walmart and clunky shoes from Kmart, I was comfy casual on a Friday.

casual friday wear

Do you any denim clothing other than jeans?  I have a few more denim shirts so you will see them in another outfit of the day post.

Fashion after Fifty These clunky, chunky shoes are so comfy – what do you think?

shoes from Kmart


Smell Like Sofia Giveaway

Hello friends, I trust you had a wonderful weekend, the first full one of Autumn 2016.  Mine was very busy with the KaleidoscopeDE Cocktails and Comedy show on Friday night and then the Cancer Conference on Saturday.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it, which I hope to have written and posted on Friday.  Use the hashtag #KaleidoscopeDE on Google to learn more and see some of the highlights.

#KaleidoscopeDE Cocktails and Comedy

 It’s also time for my annual Fall Fragrance Giveaway and this year it will be a 1.7 fl oz bottle of So Very Sofía Eau de Parfum Spray and  6.7 fl oz So Very Sofía Body Lotion and Shower Gel.

Fall Fragrance Giveaway

Avon’s passionate new scent is as vivacious as Sofía Vergara herself whom I love on Modern Family, it is an essence of the unexpected. 

So Very Sofia is a playful blend of tropical passion fruit, exotic Flor de Mayo Orchid and bright golden patchouli.

So Very Sofia Perfum

You can enter for a chance to win via Rafflecopter by leaving a comment with your favorite Fall fragrance or scent.  You will also need to head over to Delaware Black Awards to vote my blog as the BEST BLOG which will increase your chance to win this So Very Sofía 3 piece set.


This Giveaway contest ends on Sunday, October  2nd, so hurry and enter, then tell and friend and share this post.  Oh and don’t forget to listen to my Podcasts on AAU Teen Talk Radio Sunday at 6:00.

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You Choose The Shoes – July Edition

The summer is flying by too quickly, and I have been trying to wear as many pairs of my sandals as possible before it’s time to cover up my tootsies. 

With this outfit, which is a dress from Ross Dress for Less and purse from Avon I have chosen a pair of yellow flats also from Avon and a mustard color wedge again from Ross Dress for Less.

You Choose the Shoes women's fashions


I find wedge sandals to be very comfortable but flat sandals are always better for driving.  The yellow bracelet is from Old Navy and to it I added a few miscellaneous bangles.  

The necklace was purchased from an online jewelry store.  I am not sure where I purchased the ring but most likely it was from Burlington Coat Factory.

accessories from Old Navy


So have you taken a vacation yet?  Hubby and I have decided to wait until the fall and then take a mini vacation to a Caribbean Island for a little rest and relaxation before the new year.

fashion over fifty


Malik, our youngest son will be returning to Bowie State University in a few weeks.  He has been working two jobs this summer so that he can return back to campus with extra funds to handle his “extradentials” – which is definitely a load off of our plates.

summer styles for women over fifty


Okay, so which pairs of sandals would you have chosen to wear with this dress?

summer sandals

Avon accessories

I hope you have a Happy Hump Day and will enjoy the rest of the week!


You Choose the Shoes #4

Hello friends and welcome to another episode of You Choose the Shoes.  It has been exactly one month since the last feature but as I previously stated, things have gotten a lot more busier with ABlake Enterprises so #YCTS will become a once per month post.


With this outfit I am featuring an “oldie but goodie” pair of slip-ons by Jessica Simpson and a new pair from Avon which I think you may like.

Jessica Simpson Shoes

Avon shoes

It was a sunny Sunday early in April so my son and I decided to drive the Kia Sorento that I was reviewing from DriveShop through town.  He actually didn’t want to hang out with his mother, but obliged me if only for an hour.  Hubby took these pictures before we left and then he and I headed out for part of the day.

You Choose the Shoes

Avon shoes


The yellow tote is also from Avon and the Statement Necklace was purchased from Walmart.


Speaking of Avon, I received an email from them wishing me a Happy 6th Anniversary, however, it has definitely been longer than 6 years because I remember that I started selling in the early 2000’s, but according to their records it has only been 6 years.

Anywho, since I don’t have many customers and don’t make a profit I guess it doesn’t matter how many years I have been with Avon.  I do however, like buying Avon’s clothing, shoes and accessories so I will stick around for at least another 6 years.


What do you think of my latest purchase?


Avon Rep in Delaware


I should do more pattern mixing but am not very comfortable in doing so, however, I think this worked, what do you think?


Okay, which pair of shoes do you like with this maxi skirt?

Women's Fashions shoes from Avon


The most popular pair from last month were the strappy sandals.

summer sandals


Black and White and Cold All Over – Suede Boots in the Snow

I don’t care what that little Punxsutawney Phil saw or didn’t see on Groundhog Day!  I honestly don’t think that we have seen the last of the cold weather nor the last of the snow.   These pictures were taken a few days after the 2016 Blizzard.  However, none of that matters because I am prepared for whatever the winter brings with my over-the-knee suede boots!

standing in the snow with boots

suede over-the-knee boots


I recently read an article about women over 50 wearing over-the knee boots – should they or shouldn’t they.  Well you know me, my answer is definitely YES!

Whether you wear them with a dress like this one from Avon or over jeans and pants, I think they are a great look in the winter.

Avon 130 years

I of course will wear a sweater or blazer just in case I need to stay toasty in the office but menopause most likely will prevent that!

Can you believe that Avon is over 130 years?  You really need to check out a catalog to see some of the other great clothes and accessories that they have.

Avon Dress is perfect for the winter weather

The purse/tote was thrifted from Goodwill last year and it’s the perfect size to carry all my essentials as well as my Tablet.

thrifted purse from Goodwill

These accessories are my Avon Bling – remember when I featured them in this New Year’s Eve post?

Avon Bling

me and my Tablet

Okay it’s your chance to chime in, what do you think, yay or nay for over-the-knee boots if you are over the age of fifty?

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Sunday Stylin Roundup ~ Fashion after Fifty

Sunday Stylin Roundup

Hello friends and welcome to this week’s Sunday Stylin Roundup! Last week was fun because I experimented with mixing patterns and I am anxious to know what you think.  

The first outfit is entitled Blue Monday.

Blue Monday

This of course is one of my favorite pencil skirts from JCPenney.  With it I wore a light blue cardigan, black t-shirt and my Cushion Soft shoes from Avon.  

The “Bedrock’ necklace is also one of my favorites because it picks up the colors in the skirt nicely.

70% OFF SALE Avon jpeg

The next outfit is entitled Dots and Dashes

Dots and Dashes This is truly a mix of patterns, Polka Dots and Houndstooth but I read if you keep it in the same color family, it won’t appear too drastic.  

What do you think – yay or nay?

These are a pair of my favorite black suede Unlisted Booties and the DKNY tote was purchased about 10 years ago from “Saks Off 5th” in Orlando.

Third outfit is entitled “Lions Tigers and Stripes Oh My!”

Lions Tigers and Stripes oh my

I really did a pattern mix with the leopard and stripes and I liked it!  Because the black pants were the anchor the leopard and stripes didn’t clash, I will definitely be repeating this outfit again.

The shoes are Christian Sirano for Payless and the purse is Avon.  I believe the cardigan was either Ross or Marshall’s and the necklace is from

Last outfit for the week was Stripes and Studs

Stripes and Studs


Now this definitely was a mix match but it seems to go together – right?  Believe it or not, this is a thrifted Lord & Taylor blouse that once belonged to my sister and it has been in my closet since 1992!  

With it I am wearing the striped skirt from Burlington, studded shoes and tote as well as ring and bracelet set from Avon.

I liked this outfit the best, what say you?


Last Monday I had to take my car to the dealer for service and ended up with two different loaners, a Chevy Silverado which is a huge pickup truck and then a Chevy Cruze…I’ll tell you all about them next week.


I hope your Sunday is a good day and that you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep!


Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Stylin Sunday Roundup

Sunday Stylin Roundup

Hello friends and welcome to another episode of Stylin Sunday Roundup! It’s funny because I always think about a rodeo when I type the title of this post.

The weather ’round here parts has been unpredictable which is evidenced by these three outfits.  The temps have been up and down with damp and dry conditions in between and soon I’ll have to put on some tights.

This first outfit is titled Stripes and Such

Stripes and Such

Stripes and Such is a mix of patterns with the leopard print booties that were purchased from the Deb Shop in the Exton Mall a few years back.  The grey skirt has black side panels so I chose this thrifted top as a complimentary accent.

What do you think? 

I do love my cardigan sweaters especially those that fall below my hips.

Polka Dots and Beads

This is my Polka Dot and Beads outfit.  The sweater is a recent purchase from Burlington Coat Factory, the House of Dereon purse was also purchased from BCF but that was several years ago.  My favorite “Betty Boop” polka dot shoes, beaded necklace and silver accessories completes the look.

Goodwill Goodie

This last outfit is entitled “Goodwill Goodie” and not because of the outfit but because of the leather bag which I purchased for my son for $8.00. He wanted his father’s leather bag but we had donated it to Goodwill last year, so I was on the hunt for another one and this was perfect.

I love thrifting at the Goodwill in Smyrna, DE.  Speaking of Goodwill, I will once again be a Stylist for the 2015 Goodwill Runway Show and I am looking forward to working with the group again.

On this “no-work day casual Friday” I’m wearing leggings under a leopard print dress and leopard print flats from Citi Trends.   You may remember that I wore this same outfit 2 years ago on Thanksgiving, it’s one of my casual favs.  Brass earrings and bangle with a black band watch from Avon completes the look.

Avon sale

So which outfit did you like best?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and will also have a fantabulous week ahead.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Sunday Stylin Roundup

sunday stylin roundup

Hello friends, I trust you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was quite busy and it’s going to continue late into the night.

This evening I will be heading up to Wilmington to cover the Gordesi Launch Experience – Summer 2015 Collection as part of the VIP Press corp.  I am really looking forward to attending this fashion event and I can’t wait to bring you all the exciting coverage.

Speaking of fashion, here is last week’s outfit roundup.

All in the Family

I am going to title this outfit “All in the Family”.  Reading through fashion blogs I learned that if you are going to mix patterns, make sure the colors are all in the same family.  So with this maxi skirt and black and white shirt, I chose to wear leopard print shoes and purse, I surprised myself with how it all came together.  

The belt, purse and top were all thrifted from Goodwill, the flats were purchased at Citi Trends and the skirt has been in my closet forever. What do you think?

Black and Blue Block

This outfit I am calling “Black and Blue Block”.  You know how much I like my sleeveless sheath dresses and this one from Ross is no exception, and with it are my favorite Mia heels and Buddah Bag.  

Necklace is Avon and bracelet is Old Navy.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best thing about a sheath dress is that you can wear it all year long by just adding a blazer or cardigan when the temperatures dip.  Speaking of Avon, check out my latest YouTube Video, it’s an Avon unboxing which includes beauty supplies that will be part of my Holiday Spa Day Giveaway coming next month!

Autumn Brights

Here I am in a bright Autumn orange.  Orange is definitely a color that works well with my skin tone, not only in the summer but also during the fall.  I like this top because it is so colorful and I think it was purchased at Rugged Wearhouse, can’t remember, but the wedge heels were.  

I love to mix and match my bangle bracelets as well as the multi color necklace. This Pumpkin floral arrangement was a free find at work, it almost got tossed in the trash but it’s the only thing I use to decorate the house because I donated all the other Halloween decorations a few years ago.  Now that my sons are older, we don’t really celebrate it anymore.  

Do you decorate the house and yard for Halloween?

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Pumpkin Floral arrangement

My only Halloween Decoration

This last outfit is entitled “Wild Wednesday”.  Unfortunately, hubby didn’t get a good view of the peep toe wedges as they also have the “wild stripes” along the bottom.

Wild Wednesday

This purse has been in my closet since 2008, it was one of those “I have to go back and get it” finds at a Flea Market in Orlando.  Unfortunately, it has been on the top shelf in my closet for years but I just won’t get rid of it.  I love the Egyptian pattern but it’s too small to even hold my wallet!  

This khaki skirt was thrifted and the top is a one-piece twin set.  In keeping with the wild theme, I am wearing brass earrings, beaded necklace, multi metal bracelet and oversized handmade ring – it was a wild and crazy day!  So which outfit did you like the best?  

Enjoy the rest of your day and we’ll chat tomorrow at Money Monday.  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!




Hello friends and welcome to the weekend!

Today is my 53rd Birthday and later on I will be celebrating it with my hubby and son with a dinner down at the Christiana Riverfront.

birthday balloons

In the meantime, I thought I would post a few summer outfits that didn’t quite make it to the blog.  However, if you follow me on Instagram you might remember seeing some of them in a “Fashion after Fifty” post.

BLACK & GOLD black and gold 2

You know how much I love black and white polka dots, so with this outfit I accented it with gold accessories.  Both the top and pants are thrifted, the purse is quite old as are the sandals.  The bracelet was purchased at the QVC Outlet in Frazer, PA, Avon watch and the ring is from Old Navy.

summer sequins 1

summer sequins 2

This was another Casual Friday with white jeans and sequins top which I had never worn during the day, but hey, YOLO and I’m over 50!  The purse was found at Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop in West Chester, PA and the studded sandals are staples in my closet.

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This was another fun outfit, with the pink lace top, pink gingham shoes from Rugged Wearhouse and multi-color purse from Ross.  I chose to anchor the outfit with a black pencil skirt.


And finally my all time favorite outfit of the season, mixing brown and blue with a studded top thrifted from Goodwill, faux Jimmy Choo purse and multiple bangles from Old Navy.  The faux Snakeskin pumps from Target are a pair of my favorite pumps so they will be worn a lot this fall.

So what do you think, not bad for an old lady huh…?

53 birthday

Which outfit do you like best?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



You Choose The Shoes – Madden Girls in Week 21

Hello friends,

welcome to Week 21 of “You Choose the Shoes“.  I’ve had so much fun with this mid-week feature and I love all of your comments, but as with all good things this too must come to an end.  As the weather cools so will the contest and September most likely will be the last month until Spring, but who knows I may change my mind.  What say you? 

I learned so much at last weekend’s SITSGirls Bloggy Boot Camp which you can read about tomorrow, that I am going to make a few changes to my blog. There will be changes to the posting schedule as well as the topics but I think you will like it so stay tuned.

Now lets get to to last week’s contest…by an overwhelming majority the winners were the HEELS!


This week’s contenders are Madden Girl versus Madden Girl or big Polka Dots versus little Polka Dots or as I like to call them my “Betty Boop” shoes.  Speaking of Betty Boop, do you know the origination of the cartoon character?  I recently heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that she was a “stolen” caricature based on jazz singer “Baby” Esther Jones.  If you want to read more about it click here. Madden Girl vs Madden Girl

Do you remember this sheath dress from eShakti?  I love the style and wearing it but by the end of the day it is so wrinkled!

Madden Girl Big Polka Dots

These Madden Girl heels were purchased a few years ago from DSW and were actually featured in the 1st “You Choose the Shoes” post.

Madden Girls Purchased at DSW The necklace and earrings are Avon and bracelet is from Old Navy, purchased for $1.99.

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Small Polka Dots

I love my polka dot Betty Boop shoes, but which pair looks better with this sleeveless sheath?

YCTS and Bowie 040

Okay, are you ready to make a decision?  Will it be Madden Girl big Polka Dots or…

YCTS and Bowie 045

Madden Girl little polka dots?

Madden Girl with small polka dots

You Choose The Shoes then head over to MrsLookingGood’s blog to check out this month’s #ExShoesMe entries.

You Choose the Shoes

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!