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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???

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Stay safe and stay blessed my friends!


Blues Brothers Tuesday OOTD

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Hello friends,

you’ve seen this outfit before because it’s one of my favorites but today I am wearing it with a different pair of shoes and I threw on these cheapie sunnies just for fun.

Blues Brothers Sunnies

JCPenney has the best pencil skirts in their Worthington collection and their clearance sales are always on point.  The two tone wedges were purchased as part of the haul.

Colorblock shoes from

An activewear t-shirt from Walmart completes the outfit.  Canvas Chevron Purse is Avon/Mark and the necklace with matching bracelet is from Payless.

Purse from Avon/Mark Necklace and bracelet - Payless

These Blues Brothers sunnies were in the giveaway Swag Bag, from the @CrowdTap #DOAC event I attended in June.

Me and my Bloggy Buggy

My Bloggy Buggy also got a @Crowdtap #DOAC giveaway – car magnet

Relaxing at work Mid-afternoon break at work in my normal sunglasses.  You gotta love that the bench also matches my outfit – lol

In what ways do you change up your favorite outfit?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



You Choose The Shoes | Week 13

Hello friends, and welcome to Week 13 of this fun feature “You Choose The Shoes”!  Have you been keeping a tally of your wins and losses?

Most of you agreed that last week’s contenders were each perfectly suited for the dress, but as Glenda stated, it all depended on how I was feeling or my mood.  So without further adieu the winner of last week’s contest was the sexy peep toe pumps!

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Today we have repeat contenders, they are

Avon verses

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The shoes are contending to be matched with this colorful thrifted skirt from Goodwill that I paired with a simple white t-shirt from Walmart. Actually the shirt is from their activewear collection, but since I am not an active exerciser, it’s being worn as a regular t-shirt.

You Choose the Shoes Week 13

This is one of the other belts that I got from Rugged Wearhouse for only $1.00.  The crystal bracelets were also $1.00 from Michael’s and I don’t remember where I purchased the earrings.

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Okay, so are you ready…which pair do you choose, the ruffled white wedges from

You Choose the Shoes Week 13


the colorful strappy sandals from Avon?


Hubby asks that you pardon the look of the grass, but it was supposed to rain so he didn’t get a chance to rake it up.

You Choose the Shoes Week 13


Have you made a decision or do you need to see them again?

You Choose the Shoes Week 13


Do the colors of the strappy sandals compliment or clash with the skirt or are the white sandals too blase’ ?

Let’s take a look at them solo this time.

You Choose the Shoes - Avon sandals

I can’t wait to read your comments below so when I get back from visiting Whitney Nic James and MrsLookingGood, I’ll return to respond.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!




You Choose The Shoes | Week 12

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Here we are again at another week of “You Choose The Shoes” and I am delighted that so many of you have commented that you look forward to this weekly feature.  Trust me, I am enjoying it as much as you are and since I have so too many pairs of shoes, this is going to last for quite some time, at least until the first snow fall.

Now last week might have been a “gimme” because of the statement I made about the black and white sandals from Avon, so you know who won right?

Winner of Week 11 You Choose the Shoes

 This week’s contenders are once again regulars to the party, they are Avon versus Target

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Open toe versus closed toe but they are both patent leather.

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You choose the shoes week 12

This is one of many sheath dresses purchased from Burlington Coat factory and tomorrow’s post will be featuring more of these summer sheath dresses.

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Are you ready to choose, will it be the purple and black color block pumps from Avon

– or –

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The black patent leather pumps from Target?

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Yes, they are both comfortable and in cases like this, I wish I could wear them both!  So let’s take one more look shall we…

You choose the shoes week 12

You choose the shoes week 12

Leave me a comment below with the pair you chose and why, then come on over and visit the ladies at Whitney’s Personal Style Linkup, see ya later.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Peachy Polka Dots | Fashion After Fifty

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

This Peachy Polka Dot outfit never made it onto the blog in May, but I couldn’t let it pass by without a least an honorable mention.  I love Polka Dots and this dress was one of the ones I purchased at Boscov’s in 2005 when I was searching for something to wear to my grandmother’s funeral.  She loved the color blue and polka dots as much as I, however, I ended up wearing a traditional black dress.

Peachy Polka Dots OOTD

I love this dress and I usually end up wearing it at least 4  times a year. Because it’s sleeveless, it obviously works well in the Spring and Summer, however, if I throw on a cardigan or pullover sweater it works equally well in the Fall and Winter.

Peachy Polka Dots OOTD

The dress originally came with a blue ribbon belt and bolero jacket, however, I decided to wear it with this peach, thick waisted belt which was purchased from Rugged Wearhouse for only $1.00.  Needless to say, at that price I got several in different colors, isn’t the oversized sheer flower in the front cute?

Peachy Polka Dots OOTD

The Polka Dot purse was also from Rugged Wearhouse and I may have mentioned this before, but they have some cute and inexpensive accessories.  The necklace and earring set is from Avon and the shoes are

Peachy Polka Dots OOTD


Peachy Polka Dots OOTD

Let's Chat What is your favorite print or pattern?  

I am linking up with Style elixir – so come on over if you want to see other great polka dot dresses.


Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!






You Choose The Shoes | Week 10

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Hello friends…you know what day it is…it’s Hump Day  but it’s also “You Choose The Shoes” day!

Last week’s contenders were definitely not in a tight race but the comments for both were coming in fast and furious, however, you know there can only be one winner so congratulations to everyone who voted for….

Carlos Santana Sandals



I’m expecting this week’s contender’s to be a bit of a challenge only because they both look good with the outfit and are both equally comfortable.  So let’s take a look, shall we:

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 If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw this outfit already but so you know the skirt is from JC Penney and that the top was thrifted from Goodwill.  The iPad case and watch believe it or not were purchased from Avon and if you haven’t checked out a catalog lately click here.

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The first pair of shoes are xhiliration via Target and were purchased several years ago.  I wear them at least 4 times during the summer months because I love the mustard color and they are very comfortable.  The second pair were purchased online at, and were part of a major shoe haul where I ordered more than 5 pairs on the same day (here).

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 I love the pops of neon colors which was also very popular in the mid to late 80’s.

You Choose the Shoes

Okay, it’s time to choose the shoes, will it be the mustard yellow xhiliration wedges from Target

xhiliaration wedges from Target


the peach sandals from

sandals from

I can tell this is going to be another tough decision which is why I like having you in my closet!

You choose the shoes and then leave me a comment

You choose the shoes, then leave me a comment as to why you chose them.  In the meantime I’ll be heading over to see the ladies at the Personal Style Linkup, then I’ll be back to respond to your comments.

Stay  Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



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OOTD – Peachy Polka Dots

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

I am so excited because tomorrow I will be attending my first Blogger’s Conference – The Blog Workshop.  It’s an an online virtual 3-day/3 hour conference with some great topics and speakers and I am psyched!!  I expect to gain the knowledge necessary to help me grow my blog and am looking forward to meeting other bloggers as well – will you be there?

The pool is now open and because The Blog Workshop begins in the evenings I’ll have plenty of time to work outside in preparation of the Memorial Day holiday.

Today is Peachy Polka Dots – can you spy a change?

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Did your eye spy it?

NutriSystem delivery 008 Polka Dot Dress (2009) – Boscov’s

Polka Dot Purse and Flower Belt – Rugged Wearhouse


Beige Wedge – Payless // Peach Wedge –

I knew I couldn’t fool you!

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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OOTD – Anchors Away

Happy Hump Day Wednesday, I hope you are having a peaceful yet productive day.  I am trying my hardest to wear as many summer outfits as possible before the cool days of Autumn arrive.  I have a feeling that like summer, the tempetures are going to be extreme but at the opposite end of the thermometer.  I haven’t worn this outfit (here) since the Spring when I was chosen “DC’s Friday Fashionista” (here).  It was after that post that I remembered the wheel in the garage, where it has been stored for over 20 years, guess it will soon become a yard sale item.  I vowed to include it if I ever wore the outfit again…and today is the day, it fits in with the Nautical Anchors Away theme.

This is also the first time wearing these wedge sandals, purchased online from along with several other pairs in April (here).

Doesn’t the first shot look like I was saying, “don’t start nothing and there won’t be nothing!” – lol

OOTD – Monday Morning Blue

No makeup, heels or jewelry, only shorts/tanks, sandals and a bathing suit for 5 wonderful, sun-filled days. Whether it’s called a VACATION or STAYCATION, living “the Life of Riley” is a beautiful thing. Sleeping in late; eating breakfast on the back deck; poolside lounging; laughing with and loving family and friends was the perfect way to spend the long July 4th Holiday. It was also the first time that we did not go out to watch fireworks, I did however, watch Wawa Welcome America and loved Lauryn Hill’s surprise performance. I was also able to watch more of the Twilight Zone Marathon, “Time Enough At Last” with Burgess Meredith is my favorite episode! I did do a little yard work and paid the price with my annual case of poison ivy – oh how I hate the itch!!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and now it’s back to reality!

Peasant top – Walmart// Bleached Denim Skirt – Goodwill (here)// Sandals – Bracelet – Rainbow Shops// Ring – Payless// Earrings – Jewelry Box


The second week in May is starting off cool and cloudy but I’m not going to complain because I know the heat is just around the corner!

Today’s shoes pairs well with the top, however, for me they are too dressy to be worn to work.

Top – Goodwill// Skirt – closet staple// Color block shoes – Bracelet – Rainbow Shops//

Earrings – Claire’s//Elephant Ring – jewelry box