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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

Out with the old and in with the new

A New Year; a new house 2021 was a very unusually busy year. Here’s the short story. We moved to Kincardine in December–a charming beach town on Lake Huron in Ontario–about two hours from where we used to live. Here’s … Continue reading

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Joy to the World!

And Heaven and nature sing! Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmastime and a blessed New Year!

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: Christmas Pyjamas

When the weather outside is frightful and the nights in December come early, it’s time to slip into something warm and cozy. Case in point, these comfortable cotton flannel pyjamas (on sale for $25 CND). They also make a great … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: a top with flare

When my new top arrived from Northern Reflections, I felt like a child on Christmas morning! I love the print and handkerchief hem style with flare. It’s luxuriously soft and so feminine. I wore it for Ladies’ Night Out, a … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: red sweater give-away!

With 24 days until Christmas, I am offering a give-away this week. This lovely red sweater from NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: 100% cotton, easy care, value of $46.99 CND, size small. Here’s all you need to do to win: like this post … Continue reading

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NORTHERN REFLECTIONS: holiday apparel

Northern Reflections is a quality Canadian women’s clothing company, I’ve been a happy customer over the years (since 1985 when the first store opened) and I’m delighted to collaborate with a company who cares about our environment and values SLOW … Continue reading

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Remembering Lora Herrmann

Reblogged from my daughter Jean – 11.11.11 Lora Maria Herrmann Czech isn’t a household name. Still, she was well-loved and is missed by her friends and family. She passed away ten years ago today. The time since her death seems to … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE: eco-boutique SALE!!!

A message from my daughter Jean After being an exclusively online store for six months now, and as I reflect on the past five and a half years, one thing has become clear: Drizzle & Shine was meant to be … Continue reading

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Secondhand sweatshirt from a street vendor

Not your typical sweatshirt, this one has style! Shopping secondhand is one of the ways I like to find treasures and keep things out of landfills. I found this gray BENCH sweatshirt ($6) on one of our weekends in Kincardine … Continue reading

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STYLE CHALLENGE: Snow Leopard

When Covered Perfectly came out with this top, I knew I wanted to buy one but I procrastinated ordering it because I thought the company would be around forever. You can imagine how disappointed I was when the company closed … Continue reading

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