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Turning 50 in Charleston – Travel Vlog

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Come along with me as I turn 50 in Charleston, South Carolina!

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Spring Stripes for Spring

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Today, I am showing you how to style striped outfits for spring fashion 2024. Not only am I showing you how to style striped tops, popovers, T-shirts, button ups, and blouses, but I am also including how to style a pair of pinstripe culottes as well. As always, my style is easy breezy effortless style….with a hint of coastal grandmother or coastal casual. All of these outfits are appropriate for women over 40, women over 50, women over 60, and women over 70.

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How I Packed for a Weekend Charleston Getaway

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✈️ While this past week marked my 50th birthday, it also marked by 14th flight in a little over a month. I’ve been on 14 airplanes in a little over a month…so I know what I’m talking about when it comes to traveling, packing, and travel organization. From Atlanta to Augusta to the Florida Panhandle to Nashville to Alabama to Jacksonville to Charleston…and Japan in just two weeks, I have been on the go this month. With that said, I’ve got this travel packing thing down to a science.

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5 Ways to Style It – Kimono Blouse

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I recently implemented a fashion spending rule: if I can think of at least 5 ways to style a new item with existing items in my closet, then I can buy it. But if not, I have to put it back. This cuts down on impulse purchases that just hang in my closet unworn and money wasted. Today I am showing five ways to style a black kimono blouse…all from items already in my closet. All of these outfits are appropriate for women over 40, women over 50, women over 60, and women over 70.

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Charleston Travel Capsule Wardrobe

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As midlife women, we are, in general, chronic overpackers. (I once had to sit on my friend’s luggage while we drove around Scotland because they packed SEVEN suitcases between the two of them. Seriously.) But travel capsule wardrobes are the solution to overpacking – and needless airline baggage fees. But utilizing a travel capsule wardrobe can minimize what you have to pack while maximizing the outfits you can create. Today I am going to show you what to pack for a weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina…using only a carry-on suitcase.

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My 50th Birthday Outfit: Styling Loose with Fitted

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Today is my 50th Birthday….so I am trying to decide what to wear. I love this ivory off-shoulder blouse but can’t decide which bottoms to wear with it: gray ankle pants, black ankle pants, neutral ankle pants, or black midi skirt. Today I am showing you four outfits for an “evening out”, all of which involve the white off-shoulder blouse, all outfits style loose with fitted…and all outfits are suitable for women over 40, women over 50, and women over 60.
Vote on my blog for the outfit I should wear!

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Pinterest Inspired Outfits for Midlife Women: Striped Lady Coat Cardigan

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Today I am showing you five outfits inspired by Pinterest, all of which involve a white with black stripe lady coat cardigan…and all outfits are suitable for women over 40, women over 50, and women over 60.
Now let’s talk a little about the striped lady coat cardigan. This versatile piece is a must-have for any wardrobe, offering endless styling possibilities. From casual chic to office-ready looks, I’ve curated a lookbook that will inspire and elevate your fashion game. Join me as I explore different ways to style this timeless wardrobe staple and embrace your inner style icon. Whether you’re running errands or heading out for a night on the town, the striped lady coat cardigan is sure to turn heads and make a statement. Elevate your midlife fashion game with these effortlessly chic outfits. Keep scrolling for some serious style inspo!

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5 Ways to Style It – Striped Tee

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I recently implemented a fashion spending rule: if I can think of at least 5 ways to style a new item with existing items in my closet, then I can buy it. But if not, I have to put it back. This cuts down on impulse purchases that just hang in my closet unworn and money wasted. But with this striped tee, I was able to think of MORE than 5 ways to style it. Actually, I was able to style EIGHT outfits from the striped tee…all from items already in my closet. All of these outfits are appropriate for women over 40, women over 50, and women over 60.

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My 50-Year-Old Skincare Routine

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Block me. Cancel me. Bully me in the comments. But I’m turning 50 on Tuesday…and this is my 50-year-old skin. No filters. Even my dermatologist and nurse @nicole_injects are impressed with the quality and clarity of my skin…and think I should be sharing my skincare routine with you. So here is my morning skincare routine. While you can see the product names in the video, I’m sharing everything along with links below. Other than this, I don’t do facials. I get Botox and fillers as needed. Microneedling once a year. SUNCREEN IN SUMMER. That’s it.

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“I Have NOTHING to Wear…” Sleeveless Chambray Shirt

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“I Have NOTHING to Wear…” Oh but you DO! Start with a sleeveless chambray shirt or short sleeve chambray shirt.  Then dig around in your closet to see what you come up with. We are looking for pants, jackets, blazers, shoes, sweaters, etc. Anything you can pair with the chambray shirt! Then mix and match to see what outfits you come up with.  You won’t like every look you style, but I assure you that you will love at least ONE outfit that you put together. SHOP YOUR CLOSET FIRST…but if you need to supplement your wardrobe, shopping links and more information below!

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My Favorite Amazon Travel Gadgets and Travel Organization Finds

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I’ve been on 9 airplanes in less than a month…so I know what I’m talking about when it comes to traveling, packing, and travel organization. From Atlanta to Augusta to the Florida Panhandle to Nashville to Alabama and Jacksonville, I have been on the go this month. With that said, there are several travel gadgets from Amazon that are making my travels more enjoyable these days.

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Effortless Spring Outfits for Women Over 40, Women Over 50, Women Over 60

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Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe with some easy breezy outfits that are as effortless as they are stylish. For midlife women, finding the perfect balance between comfort and fashion can sometimes feel like a challenge, but with a few key pieces and styling tips, you can create the perfect spring looks that will have you feeling confident and chic.

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The Masters Travel Capsule Wardrobe

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In preparation for my trip to Augusta National Golf Course – the home of the Masters, I have carefully selected a capsule wardrobe to showcase what I will be wearing at The Masters. Although the forecast has been unpredictable, I have packed an outfit for the tournament, two dinner ensembles, and two travel outfits to ensure I am prepared for any changes in weather.
 
When attending a golf tournament like The Masters, women over 40 / women over 50 / women over 60 should pack a variety of stylish and comfortable outfits to suit the occasion. Keep scrolling to see my some suggestions for a well-rounded wardrobe:

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Spring Outfits for the Midlife Midsection III

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In the midlife years, many of us get a little extra around the midsection…none of us asked for it but we still have to deal with it. Whether you call it menopause belly or menopause tummy, the middle area can be difficult to style with clothing. Today I am showing you TEN MORE styling options for the midlife tummy for Spring Fashion 2024, none of which require tucking your shirt.

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Amazon Spring Cleaning Finds 2024

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In case you haven’t figure it out by now, I am OBSESSED with Spring cleaning! (I had intended to do a spring cleaning post every day in March, but my day job just didn’t allow time for it.) With this in mind, I am sharing with you here some of my FAVORITE Amazon Spring Cleaning finds and gadgets…things to make cleaning your home or office a little easier and much more enjoyable.​