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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/

Magenta and Capris

 May is one of my favourite months because lilacs, magnolias and apple blossoms are in their glory. There are lilacs in various colours: white, ivory, pink, mauve, pale violet and magenta. With lilacs blooming everywhere, they make a lovely backdrop … Continue reading

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Rugged Elegance: Denim and White Eyelet

This thrifted denim jacket cost $$7.99. I bought it yesterday because I have been looking for one ever since I missed a really unique denim jacket at V.V. Boutique (Value Village). Next stop, the ruins in downtown Galt (part of … Continue reading

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White Skinny Jeans with Knit and Crocheted Tops

My brand new first-pair-ever white skinny jeans will be a staple in my wardrobe. I don’t know how I got along without them. I guess it’s because I do have quite a few white pants and capris, but nothing looks … Continue reading

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Pretty Peplum

My obsession with peplum started two years ago. (You can see my first peplum top I bought at Reitmans HERE.) I was so happy to see this new version of a 60s style my mom wore. So naturally, when I … Continue reading

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White Skinny Jeans and Apple Blossoms

I am in awe as I drive through our city streets and countryside, admiring all the trees in full bloom! These beautiful white apple blossoms made a pretty backdrop for my new white skinny jeans I bought at Le Chateau … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in silver and white

Yesterday I bought this lacy, crocheted top at Anna Bella. Of course, I tried it on and loved it so much I wore it right away. (My new white skinnie jeans are in the Le Chateau bag; finally found a … Continue reading

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How to Wear Pajama Pants in Public

Pajamas pants are not just for sleeping at night or lounging at home in the daytime. The new trend since the new millennium is to wear them in public. It’s so comfortable wearing loose, lightweight pajama pants because it feels … Continue reading

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Ikea now serving vegan “meatballs”

As soon as I heard that Ikea will be serving meatless meatballs, I was thrilled and can’t wait to go again. That’s a good enough reason for me to go shopping at Ikea! The last time I shopped there, I … Continue reading

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Blue on Blue

As a line dance teacher, most songs are about falling in love or broken hearts. Feeling a little blue these days, but who says blue has to be sad? Blue skies have always meant happy times. We all go through … Continue reading

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Fashion Revolution: Who Made My Clothes?

Originally posted on jeanofalltrades:
Today is Fashion Revolution Day. This day marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over eleven hundred people and injured thousands more. I’m joining others as we ask, “Who…

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