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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/

Blue Roses

My eyes light up brighter than a starry night when a package arrives from Seattle. I know it’s from Drizzle & Shine. Recently, Jean sent me three new things from her eco boutique: a blue tie-dyed dress, a black dolman-sleeved … Continue reading

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Synergy two-piece dress – Drizzle & Shine

This lovely skirt is one of the skirts I bought in Seattle at my daughter’s store. It came with a matching top and I regretted not having bought the top. Thankfully my daughter (owner of Drizzle & Shine eco boutique) had … Continue reading

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Florals Forever

Magnolia blossoms. One of my favourite times of the year–though brief and fleeting–is when the magnolia blossoms appear. Alas! The blossoms are vanishing like champaign bubbles and photos are all that remain. Florals are here to stay and will never disappear because … Continue reading

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Casual Utility Jacket and Pink Roses

We’ve had enough rain; April showers bring May flowers. It’s delightful to see all the blossoms and flowers blooming, just like the old adage. I’ll be showing fashionable flowers every week for the month of May. One of my favourite shades of pink. … Continue reading

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No time like the past

Precious moments captured to treasure for a lifetime. Being sentimental and romantic, I take lots of pictures; even more now since digital makes it so easy with no cost of buying and developing film. One of the reasons I like … Continue reading

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Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle. The blouse is a slightly … Continue reading

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Blue Denim

Meandering through the mall with my grandchildren recently, I passed by Northern Reflections (Canadian women’s apparel) and this denim blue crocheted cardigan caught my eye. Of course, I had to buy it because it reminds me of my mom and my crocheting days. She … Continue reading

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April Showers

What a cheerful way to brighten up dreary, rainy days in April in my navy blue raincoat with polka dots. I bought it at Drizzle & Shine. We’ve had a number of rainy days this month. My red rubber duck boots add a … Continue reading

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Easter Blessings

What do I have in common with Carrie Underwood? We’re both Christians and vegans. “Carrie is an animal lover and a vegan. She stopped eating meat at the age of thirteen because she could not stand the thought of eating … Continue reading

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Spring it on

Ahhh the birds are seranading and with the sound of spring comes warmer temperatures, not warm enough for sandals but I can wear shoes! No more winter boots for me! There are so many shades of green and this fresh mint … Continue reading

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