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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

Comfort + Style = clothes I love best

This is an important fashion must for me. I can’t wear things that itch, scratch, feel too restrictive, uncomfortable or cause pain, even if it’s a special occasion. I need to feel comfortable or else I can’t wait to take it … Continue reading

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T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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How to beat the Winter blues – C’mon Get Happy!

When I’m happy, I do my happy dance. When I’m blue, I put on my dancin’ shoes and dance away my blues! I love to dance. I can escape reality while I’m dancing and forget about my troubles. Some people … Continue reading

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Cotton and bamboo and hemp! Oh my!

I love the comfort of these fabrics. This A- line skirt (made in Canada by Salts and West Organic Clothing–quality ethically-made garments) is from Drizzle & Shine (my daughter’s eco boutique). It’s a blend of bamboo and organic cotton. I love … Continue reading

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Velvet and lace and a pencil skirt

Pencil skirts are so elegant and this one is so comfortable. It’s made by Blue Canoe–an American company–and I love this shade of burgundy. I’ve bought several things from Blue Canoe while in Seattle in September. It was an instant decision when … Continue reading

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Tartan Tunic

 

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Exploring Seattle

While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade … Continue reading

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Ballard Locks, Seattle

This was my first time at the Ballard locks in Seattle. It was an interesting adventure! It was fascinating to see the locks open and watch the boats go by from kayaks to cargo ships. It has the most boats passing through than … Continue reading

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Long black and white fringe cardigan

Yes, this is January in Ontario, photos taken on the weekend. We had several milder days and almost all the snow has melted! It was even mild enough to wear my long “wully” cardigan. I call it wully because it’s … Continue reading

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Brown paper packages tied up in strings

I love it when the postman delivers a package, especially from Drizzle & Shine eco-boutique, which specialize in sustainable clothing. “We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated … Continue reading

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