Get Your Midlife Style Back – How I Did It!

How Blogger Cathy Lawdanski Got Her Midlife Style Back
Get Your Midlife Style Back – How Cathy Did It!

Today we wrap up our series of fashion posts with a guest post from ME on Shellie Bowdoin’s site, The FABulous Journey. You’ll recognize Shellie from my two posts where I feature lessons I learned from my favorite fashion bloggers.

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This time, Shellie asked me to write about How I Got My Midlife Style Back.  I have to laugh at the irony of this as I sit at my desk in short shorts,  ratty t-shirt and no make-up, bra or shoes because everything I own is either in the laundry or in my suitcase that is packed for our vacation. You wouldn’t look at me now and think I had any business writing a fashion post! LOL!

But seriously – Getting My Midlife Style Back hasn’t been easy. This 57-year-old body has grown and changed and finding stylish clothes that fit well or even knowing what looks good on me is a challenge! I have learned some valuable fashion tips from Shellie and others that I follow that help me feel more confident and fashionable when I do have to be seen in public.

Shellie is the “real deal”, as they say. While she is lovely and fashionable and always looks put together, her blog also talks about other issues that are important – health, fulfillment and personal growth. You can read more about her here.

Join me over at The FABulous Journey today for Get Your Midlife Style Back – How Cathy Did It!

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Accessories – The Icing on the Cake

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Accessories – The Icing On The Cake

Today’s post is by Guest Contributor, Glenda K. Harrison. Glenda created the style blog, So What to Twenty. Through this platform, she inspires readers “to view fashion as an all-encompassing vehicle and encourages women to explore their personal gifts, style, femininity, and, most importantly, inner beauty”. Her post today is all about accessories, or as Glenda calls them, the icing!

Whether you enjoy accessorizing like over-the-top style maven, Iris Apfel, the elegance of the minimal approach like designer, Carolina Herrera, or somewhere in between – whatever your take, accessories are most certainly the icing on the cake. But here’s the most crucial fact about the icing – either it can enhance the beauty and flavor, or it can completely ruin the outcome. In other words, if you put the wrong jewelry, bag, belt, scarf, sunnies and shoes with your sartorial pursuits, you’ll completely destroy the look. Careful attention to these important details are ultra important, and must not be ruled as an after thought.

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Depending on the occasion, mood and story I wish to tell, I have dazzled with a variety of accessorizing techniques. However in most cases, I tend to lean more toward a minimal approach to completing an ensemble. In my opinion, comfort is just as important as what you choose to wear. The idea of futzing with myself is out of the question. When I select what I’m wearing, I like for the entire look to flow seamlessly into my complete life, or better yet, my style story.

To better understand the concept of accessories completing my style story, I have selected 4 looks from my So What to Twenty archives. Enjoy!

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What better way to represent my free spirit than to dress in clothing that gives me the ability to do so – clothes that do not restrict, but swirl and dance in playful movement. Soft, artful layers glide over my silhouette – enhance who I am, rather than conceal. Tassel-tied shoes and jewelry are the perfect choice for such a bohemian inspired look – with just a loosening of the tie – they evoke thoughts of a life led free.

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A tie-neck detailed dress which evokes memories of the ladylike appeal of the 50s and 60s has been accessorized with items that continue to play with that particular era – Cateye sunglasses, a ladylike silk floral handbag, a pair of laser-cut gloves, and a necklace which was wrapped around my arm several times to create a charm bracelet.

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A beautifully constructed, dramatic necklace, in colors that remind me of cascading water, is worn to create an element of surprise in this calming and leisurely ensemble. Typically, when I expose my shoulders, I prefer to keep the entire area bare, free from necklaces, but with large hoop earrings. But for today, since I’m sporting such an artistic piece, accompanied with large sunglasses, I chose to scale back my earrings. The look represents an inner calm, yet it taunts my ability to make a statement…but in a reserved and quiet way.

The Icing: Minimum

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The look I’m wearing is classic, feminine, and minimal: A tiered lace skirt is accentuated by a fitted scoop-neck tee, barely there heeled sandals, and simple lace clutch. The hero accessory is a glorious, yet classic coin bracelet that makes a statement on it’s own. There’s no need to over adorn myself with multiple necklaces and a variety of rings – a touch of gold on the ear and one gold ring are all that’s needed.

Inspired by Chanel

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To capture the spirit of a Cubana, I decided to adopt a couple looks from the Chanel 2016/17 Resort collection. A straw fedora, a more masculine sandal, a Spanish-inspired corset, and added touches of antique gold jewelry take this look to another level of success. Without the accessories, I would be wearing a white top and black pants. There’s nothing wrong with that, but why not take your look up a notch or two.

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Celebrating Fathers

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Here’s a picture of my Dad in his beloved Houston Texans attire at age 90. It’s our first Father’s Day without him. I miss him, but today I celebrate the wonderful father, grandfather, father-in-law and great-grandfather he was!

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This is my husband, Tony. Just like my Dad, he is a wonderful father, father-in-law & grandfather.  He shows us all how much he loves us in a million ways every day. Could not be more blessed!

Connect With

I am so honored to the Connect With Featured Blogger on my friend Michelle’s blog – GrammieTime.  Michelle and I did the Dancing With the Stars Series together in the Spring. We also like our wine, so don’t be surprised if we collaborate on something wine related in the future!

On Connect With, I answer some questions that Michelle asked to help her readers get to know another blogger. I share a story about my dad, a favorite vacation with Tony, advice for young moms and a tip for grandparents.  I actually got to give some advice that someone asked for! That’s a first!

You can read Connect With here.

And in case you missed these posts:

Be Brave & Be Open – my guest post on Sizzling Towards Sixty
Fashion Bloggers Rock a Summer Look

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Be Brave & Be Open

Be Brave & Be Open

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do that for some reason, you haven’t tried?

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Are you passionate about something but have not pursued it because you are afraid?

On this side of 50, I am working on being brave. Being open. Not automatically saying no to things. Daring to try things I want to try, no matter what others may think.

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Easier said than done, but I’m moving in that direction.

Today, I am honored to guest post on Sue Loncaric’s blog, Sizzling Toward Sixty. Sue is an Aussie who believes that age is just a number and shouldn’t hold you back from reaching your full potential. I wholeheartedly agree.

You can read my guest post, Be Brave & Be Open here! While you are over at Sizzling Toward Sixty, check out Sue’s #couchpotatotofabfit community on Facebook. I’m a member and we encourage each other as we maintain our health in community. We’d love to have you join us!

 

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Fashion Bloggers Rock A Summer Look

One of my most popular posts to date is Lessons Learned From My Favorite Fashion Bloggers. No matter what age we are, we love looking at beautiful fashion and thinking about how we can recreate those looks. I follow the blogs of midlife fashion bloggers – women from 40-70+, who embrace their age and their bodies. These women dress in a way that is appealing to THEM. Their independent spirit, confidence, and fashion sense inspire me.  Here are three ways they styled some classic fashion looks for Summer.

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The White Blouse

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Jennifer Connolly – A Well Styled Life.  Jennifer styled a white cotton voile shirt. Since Jennifer is an inverted triangle shape, she wears one or two sizes larger on top than on the bottom. She wore this semi-shear top over a V-neck tank . She prefers the V-neck because her shoulders are broad. Then she tied it at the waist which she says gives her waist definition and hides any “muffin top” action!

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Bermuda Shorts

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Midlife Fashion – Bermuda Shorts

Shellie Bowdoin – The FABulous Journey.   Do you wear shorts? You can still wear shorts in midlife – you just have to find the right fit and length. Bermuda is Shellie’s favorite length. She says, “When choosing Bermuda shorts, pay close attention to the taper at the knee. If the bottom hem is too wide, the shorts can make your legs look shorter. Sometimes I have my shorts altered to taper them in gradually from mid-thigh to the knee…The most flattering hemline should hit above the knee cap.”

Shellie also goes for the monochromatic look in this outfit, which pulls everything all together and lends an air of sophistication.

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A Denim Jacket

Shelly Janac – The Queen in Between.  A great blue jean jacket is definitely a necessity.   While we often think of denim as something casual in our closet it can also stand to elevate an ordinary outfit.  This particular look allows this sleeveless swing dress to become office appropriate and with a few accessories like a fun necklace, seasonal purse and stylish shoes. It looks completely pulled together.
On the flip side, how many times have you purchased a dress a little more on the fancy side for a cocktail party or a wedding and didn’t find a way to wear it often enough to justify the cost.  In this case, I used a denim jacket to bring this fun little dress down to a level I could wear to the office without feeling over the top!
These ladies have provided me with a wealth of knowledge as I’ve tried to develop my own mid-life fashion style. Check out their blogs and follow them on social media to get their latest fashion tips.
I partnered with Daughter #2 – Austin-based Fashion Illustrator Allison Taylor, to bring you her great illustrations inspired by our fashion bloggers.  Aren’t these great?  Want to see more?  You can follow Allison on Instagram.
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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I LOVE Musical Theatre! And I LOVE the music of “my generation” – the 60’s and 70’s. Which is why I was so excited to attend Beautiful: The Carole King Musical when it came to Houston last week.

Carole King’s music was one track of the soundtrack of my youth, as they say. I can still envision the beautiful cover of her Grammy award winning “Tapestry” album lying on my bed as I listened to her album. That was in the day when you went to a RECORD STORE and purchased an ALBUM of the music you liked. You bought the WHOLE ALBUM and didn’t just cherry-pick a few favorites. But I digress.

The musical opens when Carole was just a teenager composing songs and trying to sell them to publishing houses. While attending Queens College, she met her writing partner and future husband Gerry Goffin.

The show takes you through the early days of their careers, the demise of their marriage and Carole finding herself as a critically acclaimed solo performer in the 1970’s.

You’ll hear all the hits Carole King is known for: So Far Away, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, It’s Too Late, and Natural Woman.

But you’ll also hear hits that King & Goffin wrote together for other artists, which may surprise you:

  • Up On The Roof – The Drifters
  • The Locomotion – Little Eva
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees

Great story. Great music. A totally enjoyable evening of musical theatre.

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How To Talk Your Parents About Their Funeral Arrangements

Conversation Starters to Talk To Your Parents About Funeral Arrangements

Although we don’t like to think about it, most of us will be charged with the task of planning a funeral for our parents. And it’s safe to say that we want to honor their wishes as to what happens after they die.

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Funeral Arrangements – Questions to Ask

There are many questions to ask.

  • Do you want to be buried or cremated?
  • If cremated, where do you want your ashes placed or buried?
  • What type of funeral or memorial service would you prefer?
  • What special music would you like?
  • Any special poems or Scriptures the you would like to be read?
  • Do you want flowers? If so, what kind?
  • In lieu of flowers, is there a particular organization that people may contribute to instead?

Partial list taken from The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir

The only information that I received from my parents was that their funeral was bought and paid for. When the time came, what that really meant was that they had purchased funeral plots, a casket and a few other essentials, but that was about it. The rest of the planning was up to my sister and me. Don’t get me wrong – the plans they made in advance were great. Since they bought plots in the 1960’s and paid for some of the other funeral costs in the 80’s, we saved a tremendous amount of money. And any decision that they made ahead of time was one we didn’t have to make in a time of sadness and distress.

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No doubt about it, knowing what your parents want before the time comes gives all involved great comfort and clarity. But how in the heck to you BRING IT UP?

Here are a few suggestions of ways you can break the ice and begin the conversation with your parents:

  • “Mom and Dad, I know this may be an uncomfortable topic, but would you be open to talking about your funeral service and some of the ways you wish to be remembered? When the time comes, I want to know that we are carrying out a ceremony that you want rather than stressing with one another over the details.”
  • Talk about your own pre-planning efforts as a way of breaking the ice and ask if they have any pre-arranged plans.
  • Ask about some of their favorite traditions and how your family will continue those traditions for generations to come before finding a natural transition to family traditions around funerals and what their wishes are.
  • Talk to them about the stress you have seen in other families where the parents’ wishes were not known ahead of time. Tell them you would like to know what they desire and how they want to be remembered, so that their family doesn’t undergo this type of stress.
  • If they have attended a funeral recently, ask about how that was conducted, what they thought about it and if they have thought about what type of funeral or memorial service they would like to have.

It is great if you can begin this conversation with them before they are ill or terminal.

As you open up these lines of communication:

Listen as much as you talk.  They may have firm ideas about their plans or they may have not thought of it at all.

Give them time. If this is the first time you have ever discussed funeral plans, do not try to push everything on your parents all at once. They might need to take a few weeks to figure out what they want, or even to come to terms with the idea that funeral planning is something that needs to happen in the first place.

It’s no big secret that none of us are going to get out of here alive. You’d think this would be a natural conversation that all families would have. More often than not, it just isn’t. But it doesn’t have to be hard or difficult. The hardest part is just getting started.

This excerpt (Planning with Barbra Streisand’s help) from The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir* by Judith Henry shows how the author broached the conversation with her mother. May all our conversations with our parents be this tender and full of joy!

The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir* is a fabulous resource for those of you who are in the midst of caring for an aging parent.

Have you had “the talk” with your parents about their funeral arrangements? How did you bring it up? Or did they? Let me know in the comments!

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Gifts For Elderly Fathers

Gifts Appropriate for Elderly Fathers

Disclosure: Some of the items in this post are affiliate links and link to Amazon.com. If you purchase any of these products through the links, I receive a small commission.  There is no extra charge to you for purchasing through my affiliate links.

Picking out the perfect Father’s Day gift can be particularly tricky for those with elderly fathers. Most have down-sized and have no need or desire for a lot of extra “stuff”. Those living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have special requirements and needs. Here are a few of my suggestions for Father’s Day gifts for this special group of dads.

A Digital Photo Frame

Who doesn’t like to be surrounded by family pictures? But when you get to the age where you have children, grandchildren and then great-grandchildren, there isn’t room for all those framed pictures. NIX Advance – 12 inch Digital Photo & HD Video (720p) Frame with Motion Sensor & 8GB Memory – X12D holds lots of digital photos and videos. It also has a sensor that turns on and off when you enter and leave the room. Perfect for holding all the pictures of those they love!

Digital Calendar and Clock

DayClox – The Original Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock with Extra Large Non-Abbreviated Day & Month. Perfect for Seniors  This clock/calendar combination clearly spells out the full day of the week, month and date with no abbreviations that can be confusing to seniors who suffer from memory loss. The display is large, bright, non-glare, clear and can be seen from across the room.

Large Button Remote

Flipper Big Button Universal Remote for 2 Devices is a Senior friendly remote features large tactile buttons. You can pre-program up to 30 channels. Setup  locks to prevent reprogramming of TV.

Fleece Cardigan

Pembrook Mens Fleece Cardigan-L-Blue is great to wear in air-conditioned places that can get chilly – nursing home facilities, doctor’s offices and restaurants. Machine wash &dry with two roomy front pockets.

 

Easy On & Off Pants

Pembrook Men’s Elastic Waist and Side Snap Twill Casual Pant – XL – Tan features 4 snaps on each side for easy on & off. Perfect for men who need extra room or require assistance dressing. Machine wash & dry.

 

Large Print Playing Cards

Bicycle Large Print Playing Cards are easy to see and read. Playing cards – either solitaire or a game with others is one way to help keep the mind sharp.

Door Wreath*

Houston Texans Ribbon Wreath from Whimsical Wreaths by Amy
Houston Texans Ribbon Wreath

A Door Wreath from Whimsical Wreaths by Amy featuring his favorite sport’s team can  brighten up Dad’s space.  In an assisted living or nursing home facility, it can also help him find his room in a place where all the doors look just alike. Amy made her first wreath for her grandfather for just this purpose. (Wreaths are not an affiliate link). Wreath choices here.

Gifts are great. A treat to show that you remembered your Dad. But the most important gift you can give is your time. Time to be together doing what Dad wants to do. Listening to his stories (even the ones you’ve heard a million times), going through old photos together, watching the game or enjoying his favorite meal. Treasure the time you have with your Dad now!

If you are blessed to still have your Dad with you this Father’s Day, how are you honoring him? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Behind the Blog

It’s been raining all week here in Houston. I’m sure you’ve seen the massive flooding all across Texas on the news. We live in a Northwest suburb of Houston and fortunately, our neighborhood has escaped flooding. Others around us have not been so lucky.

In spite of the dreary weather, there have been some bright spots.

The Master Bath Is Almost Done:

Here are some before and after pictures of one of the vanity areas.

Vanity Before

Vanity After

I have SO MUCH more storage now. When I put all of our “stuff” back in the bathroom, I discovered that I had 5 deodorants! I kept buying them because I thought I was out. I wasn’t out – the bathroom cabinets were just so chock full, I couldn’t find what I had.  Has that ever happened to you? I am loving my light fixture and the mirror. Mirror from Birch Lane.

Fun With The Grandkids

Parker finished 2nd grade this week.

Parker 2nd Grade

He received an award for getting all A’s on every report card this year. We are so proud of him. To celebrate, we had both the grandkids spend the night last night and had so much fun with them.

What I Cooked:

I made Salmon Provencal from SimplyRecipes.com. It’s just baked salmon with this yummy tomato relish that has fresh herbs. The recipe says to blanch and peel the tomatoes first. Don’t let that throw you – it’s no big deal. We had enough for Friday night and then made Salmon Salad for lunch on Saturday. Easy enough for a weeknight. Fancy enough for company.

What I’m Wearing

Top from Covered Perfectly

Jennifer from A Well Styled Life did a review recently on tops by Covered Perfectly. They make tops designed for women over 40 that are super soft, comfortable and cover all the places you want covered. I went shopping yesterday and wore one of their red 3/4 sleeve tops with my new vest from SteinMart that I picked up for $20.  Covered Perfectly has free shipping, free returns and when I bought mine they were running a sale – buy 2, get 1 free.

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Hope you all had a good week! Father’s Day is coming up on June 19. Watch for Tuesday’s post on Gifts for Elderly Fathers!

In case you missed this week’s posts, check out:

5 Tips for Traveling With Friends

Wino Wednesday – Small Hours Zinfandel with Pairings

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Wino Wednesday – Small Hours Zinfandel 2012

Welcome to  WINO WEDNESDAY- a once a month feature where bloggers talk about all things WINE!

This month, I am featuring Small Hours Zinfandel.  I was introduced to Small Hours at a Traveling Vineyard party hosted by some friends last month. I am usually a Cab girl, but I loved the taste of this California Zin.

Small Hours Zinfandel 2012
Small Hours Zinfandel

From the Wine Notes:

Taste: Dense aromas and palate of both black and red fruits–think raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Some violet and black earth notes in the mid-palate. Nicely integrated with proper balance, extraction, weight and mouth feel.

This wine needs to breathe to get the best flavor, so use an aerator or let it sit for a while.

When I asked Lindsey, my Traveling Vineyard wine guide about recommended pairings, she strongly recommended Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares. I LOVE dark chocolate but have never been a fan of adding other flavors to it – especially fruit. But I did as Lindsey suggested and it was to die for! Take a bite of the raspberry dark chocolate and then a sip of Small Hours and you get a delicious flavor explosion in your mouth. I also paired it with just plain, fresh raspberries – super yummy!

Also pairs well with anything chocolate, barbeque, antipasto, beef and spicy foods like chili and wings.

Cheese pairings: Asiago, Manchego, Pecorino Romano and Provolone.

Or try these recipes:

Raspberry and Walnut Baked Brie

Raspberry and Walnut Baked Brie pairs perfectly with Small Hours Zinfandel
Photo courtesy of  homemadehooplah.com

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

Photo of Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies from ahappyfooddance.com
Photo of Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies Courtesy of ahappyfooddance.com

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Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer – Premium Aerating Pourer and Decanter Spout (Black)

Arc International Luminarc Cachet/Perfection Stemless Wine Glass, 15-Ounce, Set of 6

Waring Pro WO50B Cordless Wine Opener with Vacuum Sealer and Foiler Cutter, Black

Picnic at Ascot Malvern Cheese Board Set, Bamboo

Do you like Zinfandel? What is your favorite food to serve with it?

Small Hours with suggested pairings
Wino Wednesday Wine Review of Small Hours Zinfandel with suggested pairings

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