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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/

Weekend Walk at Webster’s Falls

How I love to get away from it all to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular sights of Webster’s Falls. An adventurous day trip: great for a family outing, photography and exploring. Ontario has a myriad of breathtaking waterfalls besides … Continue reading

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT

My daughter: the eco boutique owner. Today the doors of a new eco boutique opened on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Drizzle & Shine is an eco boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean … Continue reading

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The Telephone City

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone near Brantford, Ontario, a city not far from where I live. It’s an interesting day trip to visit the Bell Homestead, one of Ontario’s oldest historic home museums, an educational  experience for my grandson. Although … Continue reading

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Denim jacket and white jeans

Shopping at Homesense the other day, I couldn’t help noticing that I matched the furniture display, so I asked a shopper to take my photo. Thank you Paul! I’m not the only one who likes wearing a denim jacket with … Continue reading

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A Horse with No Name

In 1960 my brother Johnny visited my grandparents in Germany.  I don’t know the name of the horse. but this photo was taken in Killesberg Park, Stuttgart. Johnny was ten years old and would be 66 today. (I was only … Continue reading

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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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