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About carmen

Let’s make the world a better place with compassion. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/4thejoyofit/?hl=pl

WORKSHOP in Fort Erie

Through the years we’ve gone to many WORKSHOPS. That is to say, my husband works and I shop. Whether a flight across the ocean to Europe or an adventure out west to Seattle, or it could be a cottage on … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Winter Blues with PINK

and polka dots! Ever since I bought my Save the Duck puffer jacket last year in Seattle, it’s become my go-to jacket when it’s cold. It’s an instant pick-me-up when I step out my front door on a cold day … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink

Pink makes me happy and it’s one of my favourite colours for winter because it reminds me that spring will return someday. My pink puffer jacket is light as a feather but made without feathers. Save the Duck jackets and … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Sales at Zacks

The first Zacks opened in Kitchener, Ontario almost 100 years ago (1921). Today there are 19 stores across Ontario and Quebec: working with Canadian manufacturers and some importers. Everything in the store was 50% off for Boxing Day. I bought … Continue reading

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Necknots Infinity Scarf Necklace

My cardigan ($5) and tote ($5) were recent treasures found at a thrift shop. With the money saved, I can afford to buy this unique infinity scarf necklace, made in Canada by NECKNOTS. I love to support artisans and promote … Continue reading

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A new decade of fashion – 2020!

It’s been 100 years since the flappers changed fashion: the Roaring ’20s when hemlines were raised and waistlines were relaxed. Gone were the days of huge ornate hats and constraining corsets. Thank goodness! Some things are passé for a reason. … Continue reading

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The best things in life are free!

And one of the best things I got for free at Maggie’s clothing exchange is this fabulous skirt! The velvet and jacquard lace patches are sewn together to create an elegant textured look; animal print and black gives it a … Continue reading

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My Christmas Shoes

My obsession with red shoes began as a child and to this day they’re my favourite colour for shoes and boots. My new red shoes–made in Germany by Rieker–are quality, nonleather, comfortable and perfect shoes for dancing. These are already … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Clothing Exchange Party

My daughter Jean hosts and attends clothing exchange parties in Seattle frequently. My dear friend Maggie is a thrifting specialist and when I told her about Jean’s parties, she thought it was a great idea and has decided to host … Continue reading

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Florals and Pinstripes​ and a Flapper-style Hat

Pinstripes always make me think of men’s suits. I made my brother a green pinstripe suit in the 1960s especially for performing with his band. It’s a pattern that looks elegant on men and women alike. A touch of pattern-mixing, I … Continue reading

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