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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

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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?

Political History Made in America and at Home

Question of the week:  Can Political History be made again in America?

I can still remember the excitement of the day when my son and I entered the voting booth at Cedar Lane Elementary School in Middletown, Delaware.  I held his hand as we pulled back the  curtains and together pressed the button to vote for then Senator Barack Obama.  

Political history was being made in America because an African American man was on the ballot; and political history was being made at home because my son had entered the voting booth for the very first time!

President Obama in 2008

Our son, Tayair, who at the time was 16 years old was too young to actually cast a vote or truly understand the significance of being in that booth.  However, for me the pride was immeasurable causing my heart to swell and my eyes to fill with tears.

The United States presidential election was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Democratic Party nominee Senator Barack Obama and running mate Senator Joe Biden defeated Republican Party nominee Senator John McCain and running mate Governor Sarah Palin a wonderful day in American politics. 

President Obama and family

Did you know that President Obama’s total vote amount of 69.5 million votes was the highest amount ever won by a presidential candidate. The total of 131 million votes cast in the election represents over 43% of the total U.S. population, the highest share of any presidential election in U.S. history!

President Obama Votes

In 2012, when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, a Delaware native, ran for re-election my son was old enough to vote.  It was truly a proud day for me to watch him walk into that booth and on his own press the button to cast a vote for President Barack Obama.

To Tayair and our youngest son Malik, having an African American President in the White House may not seem like a big deal, but in a few short months each of them will have an opportunity to cast a vote for either the first female President or the oldest President of the United States.

voting for President Obama in 2012

It only seems fitting that this summer the DNC convention is being held in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection” and it’s even more exciting knowing that just up the road on Interstate 95, history will once again be made in our country. 

What our sons take for granted will one day be taught to their own children then perhaps they will understand the monumental significance of it all.  

The historical events in American politics may never seem as exciting to them as it did for us.  And unfortunately, they will never feel the emotions tied to it, however, the excitement of the election in 2008 and then the re-election in 2012 will forever be ingrained in my mind.

voting in 2012

It will be a sad day when President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave the White House, but I trust and believe (as well as pray) that their Democratic predecessors will continue to fight for all Americans.

The Obamas in the white house

Despite the obstruction and overt disrespect for the office and that of President Barack Hussein Obama, I know we will look back on these days as some of the greatest times in American history.

President Barack Obama

History in the making

Hillary and Bernie at the debates

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Bernie for President