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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/

Updated Hippy Style

I was a flower child in the ’60s. Two of my favourite fashion trends at the time were flowers and tie-dyed clothes. I dabbled in tie-dying and turned a plain white T-shirt into a work of art. When I saw … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re blogging

As the old adage says, Time flies when you’re having fun! — I guess that means blogging is a lot of fun because it’s been six years (November 2011) since I began this adventure and it feels like yesterday. Thanks … Continue reading

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Autumn Lament

The sunlight is flickering through the leaves as some are dancing to the ground. I watch from my window as the beauty of the glorious colours start to disappear, leaving the barren trees looking naked like skeletons. As night falls, … Continue reading

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Something Thrifted; Something Gifted

This gray knit peplum top was rescued from a thrift shop. It looked hardly worn and has a place in my wardrobe now. I wore it on GRAY DAY at my dance class. Every Friday this year we’ve had a … Continue reading

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Ruby Slippers

Whenever I do a photo shoot with high heels, you can be sure I have a pair of flats in a bag with me. I do admit stilettos make a woman’s legs look more elegant, but as for me, I … Continue reading

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Playing Dress-ups

I’m not fond of Halloween, but I always loved playing dress-ups! As a child I chose friendly characters like Little Red Riding Hood, a princess, a gypsy dancer, a Hawaiian dancer, Roaring ’20s Charleston dancer, Spanish dancer (guess you can … Continue reading

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GCGme Review: Lady in Blue

Friends of ours are getting married on the weekend and this dress from GCGme arrived in time to wear for the wedding. The classic wrap style is elegant and can be worn for special occasions or dinner dates. I chose … Continue reading

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Sunday Best

The doors of this church building make a magnificent backdrop for my Sunday dress. There’s a tendency for people to dress more casually nowadays. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to dress my Sunday best, not to show off, but … Continue reading

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Graphic Tee and a Matching Hat

This outfit makes a fun fashion statement. My graphic T-shirt is thrifted and I thought it would be funny to imitate the art on my tee by wearing a straw hat and a ponytail on one side. Β  It has … Continue reading

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Camouflage Pants

With these colourful, pretty flowers for a backdrop, my pants are now camouflage. When I saw these pants, they reminded me of a pair of bell-bottoms with a similar print, that I made in my teen years. I made a … Continue reading

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