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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/

Animal Print and Faux Leather Pants

There was a time I thought animal prints were tacky, but I changed my mind many years ago and now I own dozens of animal print items from clothes to shoes, including accessories like scarves and even jewellery. What I … Continue reading

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COVERED PERFECTLY

I love promoting ethical companies and clothes made in the USA. When I had the opportunity to do a review for COVERED PERFECTLY a few years ago, I showed two of the tops I received from them and bought three … Continue reading

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Four Generations of Fashionistas

When I count my blessings, one of my first is my dear mom! It seems like such a long time ago since I felt her loving embrace on Mother’s Day! I treasure the memories, but how I wish I could … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: 50 Year Commemoration

What a wonderful surprise I received this year. Right out of the blue Peter Hobday (a friend of my brother’s whom I had not seen since the 1960s) contacted me and sent me these photos of my brother’s band from … Continue reading

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Dressing Up Jeans

Everyone wears jeans and they are easy to dress up. Velvet makes any outfit look regal. My black velvet blazer and white lace peplum top adds a feminine contrast to rugged denim fabric. (My blazer is another great find in … Continue reading

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Cute as a Button

That’s one of the reasons I love my newly thrifted denim jacket. It has five buttons, each one a different colour. I also like the little multicolour embroidered polka dots. I wore it for our Fun Fashion Friday at dance … Continue reading

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The Deadly Cost of Fashion

Tragedy in Bangladesh – Five Years Ago We live in a global village and we all heard about it. Is it old news now? Not for the families of the victims who died and those who were injured. Devastations like … Continue reading

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April in Paris

You might say I’m a little obsessed with Paris. Not that I’ve ever been to the City of Love, a place that conjures up romance in my imagination and evokes feelings of passion in my heart. The Eiffel tower is … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

 I borrowed Charles Dickens’ famous title with the same cities: Paris and London. Lunch in Paris; Dinner in London Living in Southern Ontario means you can have lunch in Paris and dinner in London because these cities are an hour’s … Continue reading

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Pattern Mixing: Paisley and Snakeskin

Never mix prints was a rule I learned early in life, but I broke that rule when I saw my daughter mixing patterns and many fashion bloggers do it too. I’ve tried it before and this time with a paisley … Continue reading

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