I hope you don’t mind my calling you friends?
First, I want to thank you all for your thoughtful and sweet comments on the last post “Am I wrong?” Hubby and I’ve been in discussion for the past few days on this subject…well one sided discussion really…me talking and him grinning. I know he’s just trying to rile me, and I thank him for it because it lead to a healthy discussion for us mature gals.
In conclusion, I’m too old to stress over the appropriateness of my wardrobe. I promise not to show too much skin or dress
too trashy. I hope you’ll be honest, and let me know if you think I’ve crossed the line. That’s what friends are for, right?
Here’s one of my weekend outfits I promised. Quite colorful…don’t you think? Reminds me of a fruit plate. 🙂
My Tobi! He’s so wonderful!
Thank you so much for visiting!!
Jacket: La Via 18 Skirt & Top: BCBGMaxAzria
Shoe: Joan and David Bag: Tod’s
You always look amazing, classy and chic. You’re the only blogger I have found around my age that looks fabulous, totally inspiring! I think it has a lot to do with staying in shape, you can’t be out of shape or “pudgy” and look great when dressing youthfully. You have to dress for your shape not your age.
Oh wow! Thanks Jr!!
I’m so flattered! I find it more difficult to stay in shape as we age…I do try to eat healthy & exercise (when I can). Hopefully, I can stay fit as long as my body will let me. 🙂
Amazing mermaid maxi!! I would live in maxi skirts from now on!
Yeah, I love’m, too! Thanks!
Phenomenal outfit! Truly, it is just SO beautiful, so graceful & feminine, and ultra-chic!! I love the colour combination – that shade of orange in the jacket is gorgeous with your skin tone & features, & works wonderfully against the soft yellow top!! Beautiful 🙂 And Tobi is such a cutie, he’s so adorable – those big brown eyes are making my heart melt!! xoxo
Thank you so much!!
And all I could think of for this outfit was that it looked like a fruit plate! Again, you have an amazing way of describing an outfit! It’s like poetry…at least to me! 🙂
I’ve been thinking of wearing a black maxi to work. Now I have to, because you look so awesome!
Yes you should! I think you’d look fabulous in a maxi! 🙂
Gracefully, I don’t think you could ever look trashy!!
Wanna bet? 🙂
Thanks! I’ll try not to shock anyone.
Have a great week!
I am craving a scoop or two of sherbet after seeing your bright lemon and tangerine outfit. I know, I am a dork.
Re: dressing for your age. I do not think you ever, ever cross the line into inappropriate. I have seen women who do and let me tell you, it’s not even debatable that they are dressing way too young and/or way too trashy. I know someone who is 52, wears too tight dresses that barely cover her rear with 4″ pumps and bare legs. That, in my opinion, is inappropriate (maybe even for a 25 year old).
You are sometimes classic and conservative and sometimes playful but never dress too young or inappropriate.
Sorry that I have not been by to visit you in some time. Life has been getting in the way of my favorite pastime these days but it’s starting to settle down.
Yes, I’d like some of what you’re having…two scoops please!
Thank you for your sweet assurance. Maybe I’m thinking too much, which isn’t good. 🙂
I’ve ventured out a bit since blogging…trying new styles that I would normally shy away from.
As many ladies have said, life is too short…eat fruit? 🙂
Glad things are slowing down for you. Have a super week!
Hi Jeannie! Love the outfit, I think orange looks great on you. I am also enjoying watching your yard evolve from winter to spring. Everything is starting to bloom!
They say orange is THE color this season…yay! I can be fashionable at the ball games now!!
Yes, things are blooming!! 🙂
I think my favorite is the one where your pooch is running to you. adorable. Beautiful as always.
He’s a little hard of hearing, or he might just be ignoring me…but, he loves being around us!
Have a super week!
I love the combo of orange and yellow, and I think you dress perfectly – and that while age is something to consider when choosing an outfit, it’s not the ultimate deciding factor. You need to wear clothes that make you feel your best!
I could give myself an ulcer if I had to think too hard about being appropriate every time I dressed…I’ve decided it’s not worth the stress. It’s a fine line tho…
Thanks for visiting and your comment! 🙂
Pretty as always! I love brights with black…which is good because I have sooo much black!!!! Baby Tobi is the perfect satement piece!
Me, too! You should see my closet….at least 70% black!
Isn’t Tobi precious? He definitely IS a statement piece! 🙂 Couldn’t live without him.
I love the lines of the long black skirt. It looks great and I’ve decided there’s not a color that doesn’t look good on you. And it’s nice to see your little buddy out playing with you too. Nothing like the love of our dogs. Have a blessed day!
This skirt has been a workhorse for me…so versatile and comfy!
Yes, so true! Tobi is my sunshine!
Love the skirt. So elegant
Thank you!! 🙂
Nothing age inappropriate about this outfit ! The colors look good with your complexion. A shorter skirt or even slacks would look great.
Yes, I think so, too! Thanks for the suggestion!
Hallo friend. Sob Sob I really loved the old you but I love the new you too.
Aww…honey, don’t worry…I’m not going all OLD on you!
I promise to mix it up!! 🙂
I hope Happy is doing better?
The outfit is gorgeous, casual yet elegant. And the colors…so right for this year. And love little Tobi too:)
Thank you so much!
I knew you’d like Tobi! 🙂
tasty fruit salad! and yes – “friends”. the people who live inside my computer are definitely my friends!
I know…fruit salad! 🙂
Thank you! I do consider you my friend…I hope that’s okay?
You will tell me if I look stupid, right? Seriously, I’m counting on you!
I love putting pops of color with black…especially since I wear so much of it (black) and it tends to make me a cooler shade of death–in fact, I think I have seen dead people in better form. Having beautiful color around the face does anyone a world of good. ~~Bliss (dead people as in at a funeral not like walking around, living under my bed and such–in today’s world, I think it is best to clarify these things).
Lol! You always make me smile! 🙂
I love black, too! You should see my closet!!!
I figure black goes with anything…orange, lemon, apple…
A proposal very nice, funny and cool. A beautiful composition. The skirt is gorgeous. The way you wear the shirt is the best. I think you have not crossed any lines. That every day you teach your friends is the beauty, simplicity and elegance of a woman delightfully mature. I hope not to bother you with my definition.
Ah, sweet Josep!
You always know what to say….thank you so very much!! 🙂
Nice skirt – really like the shape of it.
I kinda like it, too. It’s also super soft and comfy…a definite PLUS!
Lovely and tres chic darling! The orange is great. Especially like the orange shoes peeking out from under the long skirt. Good work!
I hear orange/tangerine is THE color of this season! I might as well enjoy it while it’s perfectly acceptable!! Thank goodness I don’t have to wait till Halloween this year! 😉
Yeap! Bring on all things tangerine! Shoes, skirts, dresses…I have several versions of each in the colour to choose from!
oranges and lemon that look great even when touched by a bit of black 😉
I think black is a good background for bright colors…don’t you?
🙂 yes, it is. sets off the bright ones beautifully
You are very classy. Love your style. How old is Tobi? He’s a cutie!
Thank you so much!
Tobi is 6 yrs old, and yes, he’s a cutie! 🙂
Very pretty outfit. The silver handbag is a great contrast of color.
Thanks you!! 🙂
I love the orange jacket. I keep seeing combos of black and yellow…but I haven’t tried it myself yet. Always before it has reminded me of a bee! And I need to get over that connotation.
It reminds me of GA Tech Yellow Jackets! My brother’s alma mater…he has so much yellow & black stuff! I figure black goes with pretty much any color, so, why not yellow? 🙂