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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

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


Metrostyle at the Marina

A few weeks ago hubby took a solo vacation trip to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and it was the first time in our 27 years of marriage that he did so.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take the time off from work but felt he needed to get away and relax so I was glad that he did go alone. 

He said he didn’t have as good of a time without me (of course), but did enjoy spending time by the water.  Hopefully, this summer we will head back there as a family because we own a timeshare and it’s a great resort.

Metrostyle Affordable Quality Clothing for Women

Once home, we planned a lunch date at Aqua Sol, a restaurant on the C&D Canal which is also on a Marina.  Once there we realized that not only was it closed for the season but that it was closed for good.  Disappointed in not being able to eat we instead decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery to take a few pictures, here I am in my Metrostyle Plum Pencil Skirt and Suede Plum Pumps.

Aqua Sol Restaurant and Marina

If you haven’t had a chance to check out a Metrostyle Catalog lately, make sure to click this link to see the latest fall fashions that are not only stylish and trendy but also affordable quality clothing which is available in sizes from petite to extra large.

comfortable pumps

This Suiting Pencil skirt is also available in Plum Plaid and Black and comes in sizes 4 to 20, from Misses and Petite to Tall.  You guys know how much I Iove shoes, so of course I had to get these matching Patent Heel Pumps which are Suede with a patent 3 1/4” heel and are uber comfortable because of the cushioned insoles.

Plum Suede Pumps from Metrostyle

 I can wear these pumps with other color skirts as well and I have a few purple scarves that will pull it all together so expect to see me rocking these babies until the first signs of snow! 

These suede pumps also come in sizes from 6M to 10M and in colors Red, Black and Latte which is a nice shade for Autumn.

pencil skirts from Metrostyle

Hubby and I had a nice time and I had to teach him how to take a selfie because the ones he took on vacation weren’t that great….sssh don’t tell him!

selfie with hubby at the Marina

I hope Aqua Sol will reopen in the spring, but even if it doesn’t the Marina is always a nice place to visit to just watch the boats and relax by the water with hubby.

  Lunch at Aqua Sol Marina

Click on the catalog below to see more fashionable clothes from Metrostyle and then come back to leave a comment as to what you would like to add to your wardrobe.


Disclosure:  I am participating in a compensated campaign with this brand.  The styling and the written words are my own.


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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Wrapped in Style and Warmth with Chadwicks of Boston

Yes, summer is officially over and even with a warm snap last week, the Autumn winds are blowing and there is a definite crispness in the air.  I finally cleared my closet of the summer shorts and tanks and pulled out the long sleeve dresses, sweaters, wraps and wool skirts.

A few weeks ago when I got home from church, hubby and I took a Sunday afternoon drive and chose to cruise through Glasgow Park as we are planning on walking the trails there on Saturday mornings.  There were several walkers, joggers, and parents with kids in strollers on this bright and beautiful day.   Glasgow Park is a great place to go if you are looking to add a little exercise to your weekend routine or just get some fresh air with the family or to walk the dog.

  Wrapped in Warmth

Obviously,  I was not dressed for any serious walking, however, I did walk over to the pond to see the Geese gather and take in the warmth of the sunshine on my faceWearing this Blue Wool Midi A-Line Skirt from Chadwicks of Boston and Multi Color Shawl kept me comfy cozy and cute – what do you think?

Chadwick's of Boston

Some of you may remember getting the Chadwicks of Boston catalogs in the mail and if you were anything like me, you would go through each page, “dog-earring” the ones with items that you wanted to order.  This Blue Wool Midi A-Line Skirt was one of them as it is perfect for  church and work and when the snow flakes begin to fall, I will be wearing my boots with it.  I love the front kick pleat which makes it easier to maneuver when walking in the snow.

Affordable Fashion from Chadwick's of Boston

The American Shawl is a great cover-up because oftentimes I find wearing a heavy sweater uncomfortable especially by the end of the day.  Wearing a shawl keeps my arms warm when walking outside and then I can shed it once inside the car or in the office when a “personal summer” hits – and you know what I mean #menopause

Chadwicks of Boston has been around for a while but their clothing is still modern and affordable.  Ordering online at Chadwicks of Boston is easy and they have styles and sizes from Tall to Petite as well as Plus Sizes all at affordable prices to fit most budgets.

photo shoot at Glasgow Park

Check out the Wool Shop at Chadwicks of Boston to find this Midi A-Line Skirt which is also available in a New Camel color and the American Fringe Shawl is a one size fits all versatile and affordably priced garment.

Chadwicks of Boston  Wool Midi A-Line Skirt: Wool skirt with a slight A-line silhouette and a modern front inverted pleat that adds a unique touch. Front and back darts create a great shape. Hidden back zipper.

  • Wool/polyester/other
  • Polyester lining
  • Dry clean
  • Imported
  • Lengths: (M) 31″; (P) 28″

Disclosure:  I am participating in a compensated campaign with this brand.  The styling and the written words are my own.

Totally Thrifted Outfit from Goodwill

If you recall in a previous post in which I talked about de-cluttering my closets then you would have realized that I have more than one, as a matter of fact, I have racks of clothes in both the guest bedroom as well as in the basement.

I started de-cluttering the basement racks first and donated several boxes of items back to Goodwill most of which were initially thrifted and then I moved on to the guest bedroom closet.

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I still haven’t done my walk in closet, the one that I mentioned makes me nervous every time I open the door.  I am not in such a rush especially since I can put together an outfit from items for the other closets.  This outfit was actually saved from being donated, the multi-color top was in the basement and the green maxi skirt was in the guest bedroom and together they made an appearance on a cool crisp Autumn day.

The colors of the purse, purple and green was a perfect accessory for the outfit and it along with the necklace were also thrifted new from Goodwill.  Believe it or not, I haven’t been thrifting in several months simply because I don’t need anything, nor do I have any room on the racks!

sandals from Kmart

The tan wedge sandals weren’t thrifted, but were on sale at Kmart when I purchased them several years ago and they are very comfortable.  I also bought them in black but had to order them online as they didn’t carry them in the stores.  thrifed accessories from Goodwill

The weather is still up and down here in Delaware so next week’s outfit will feature the black cap sleeve dress which was perfect for the Bloggers Night at the Grub Burger Bar event that I attended on last Thursday.

outfit totally thrifted from Goodwill  Are you listening to my Podcasts on Sunday?  If not,  you should because they will be some Giveaway Promotions going on as we head into the new year.  Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger is every Sunday at 6 pm on Blog Talk Radio with AAU Teen Talk Radio.  

Which closet do you dread cleaning out the most, your clothes closet, the kid’s closet or the coat closet?

wedge sandals and maxi skirts


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.

  Social Media Sunday with the Delaware Blogger

Maxi Dress and More in Store for the Delaware Blogger

Wow, the weather this evening has really cooled down, as a matter of fact I might have to turn off the AC and open up the windows.

Saturday as I was clearing the pool deck in preparation to closing it for the season I started getting sad because I am going to miss the heat of the summer.

However, I am looking forward to less humid days and wearing maxi dresses like these will become a bit more regular.

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This is one of my favorites because I can change out the gladiator sandals for a pair of flats or booties and just throw on a cardigan if there’s a nip in the air.

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I wasn’t going to post today because I was a bit behind with my posts and not feeling up to writing yesterday because my first radio broadcast on AAU Teen Talk Radio didn’t turn out as well as I wanted.

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I did well, but my headphones cut out a few times which cause dead air while live broadcasting and although I haven’t listened to the replay, I am disappointed.  Hubby said, it was the first one and not to be too upset as did our Executive Producer Chevona, but still I am a bit upset.

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Did you listen in?  If not, I hope next Sunday you will have an opportunity to do so because the subject will be “Social Media Etiquette for Boomers”.  Yesterday’s show was “Social Media Etiquette for Students” and my special guest was Lisa Bryant, who wrote a great blog post on social media and Greeks in College.

Well this too shall pass and I know that the broadcasts will get better, so it’s onward and upward, but right now, I heading upwards to bed as this is going to be a busy week.

Today was a busy day as I covered an event for AARPDelaware, and if you check my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages you’ll see some highlights from the “Adopt-A-Room” event held at the Ronald McDonald House.  I will be writing a blog post about the Ronald McDonald House, so stay tuned, as the tour was very inspirational.

Oh, I forgot to ask, how was your weekend?


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