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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/

WHO MADE MY CLOTHES?

This is a question I never used to ask. During Fashion Revolution Week in April, my daughter Jean wrote about the importance of buying ethically made clothing. Her dress is by Synergy, a company that specializes in organic cotton clothing made … Continue reading

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My Country Western Look

… with a southwestern flair! Nothing says country western more than a fringed vest and this one is faux suede that I picked up at Suzy Shier (Canadian women’s fashion store). Fringes are FUN!!! Although sold separately, this southwest Navajo-inspired … Continue reading

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Fringes with a ’60s Vibe

1960s – this is my favourite decade for fashion. I lived it. Fringes are groovy! They say if you wore a fashion trend the first time around, you shouldn’t wear it when it comes in style again. I don’t know … Continue reading

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La Vie en Rose

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring! Snow has melted, April showers have arrived and robins are serenading! I love pairing pink and gray, a match made in heaven. I bought this high low top at Reitmans. It has … Continue reading

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Dressing up Denim

Denim dressed up with white Everyone needs a denim jacket. I love the contrast of rugged and feminine. I’ve dressed up a denim jacket with a long, white cotton dress. Denim dressed up with black Dressing up denim with black … Continue reading

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We Are Family

Even though we’re an ocean apart and times together are few, my family in Germany is very dear to me. March 2015, I received the sad news that my dear cousin Marco passed away. I wasn’t able to attend the funeral, … Continue reading

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Easter: more than bunnies and chocolate

Although I love cute bunnies, Easter is much more than bunny rabbits. The true meaning of Easter is about LOVE. GOD’S AMAZING LOVE! Although I love dark chocolate, Easter is much more than chocolate. It’s when God showed us how much … Continue reading

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Style Challenge: Pearl Gray Bouclé

Shopping in Fremont, Washington with my daughter Jean was a fun Girl’s Day Out. We saw this bouclé pullover in a shop window. It can be  dressed up like the mannequin, worn over a dress. We both bought one while I was … Continue reading

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Genuine Vintage German Cape

… and still in style! My black cape was a gift from my grandmother when she came to visit from Germany in the 60s. It is timeless and I still wear it. It always makes me think of her. She … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

May the sun shine on your face and the wind not mess your hair! ☘ ❤️ May love find you and all your dreams come true! ❤️ An Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always … Continue reading

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