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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/

A Crown of Daisies

Daisies make me smile! πŸ™‚ For me, they represent the simple pleasures in life! Roses are elegant, orchids are luxurious and there are a myriad of beautiful flowers to behold, the humble daisy is my choice: simply growing in a … Continue reading

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Song Sung Blue

I’m borrowing Neil Diamond’s song for this post. We’re all subject to the blues now and then, and I’ve got them today in my outfit. This gigantic saftety pin buckle was a purchase in the ’60s and I attached it … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: University Village

Meandering around University Village in Seattle last year, I wore my black and white damask design pants that I bought in NYC several years ago in a little boutique in Harlem. We’ll be going back to NYC this summer and … Continue reading

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Cool without Cruel

What do hedge hogs and wild boars have in common? They are both animals on T-shirts from ARMED ANGELS: organic, fair trade and eco-friendly. Jean and I love supporting ethical businesses because this way we can vote with our dollars. … Continue reading

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Dominion Day in Red and White Gingham

It’s been 150 years since Canada became a nation. July 1st used to be called Dominion Day when I was young. I live in a humungous village with 35 million people!Β Canada means “village” in Huron-Iroquois, and today our VILLAGE is … Continue reading

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White Denim Vest

My last post featured my black faux suede vest. I have invested in a number of vests, but I’ve never had a white denim vest. I love how adding a vest can make an outfit a little more fashionable. This … Continue reading

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Faux Suede Black Fringe Vest

When one of my dancers came to class wearing a black fringe vest similar to one I have, I thought it would be fun to have our photo taken together. Ann is a very fashionable lady and always looks stylish … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Capris

Time to wear capris, they’re cooler than pants and more chic than shorts. These ones are black with white polka dots and great for a little pattern mixing. My happy feet are enjoying sandals again! This tunic is a few … Continue reading

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Faux Layers

Layers add interest to an outfit as well as warmth that can be peeled off if need be. But what I like about faux layers is that I can have the look without bulk. Case in point, this lovely turquoise … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Drizzle & Shine!

This month marks one year since my daughter opened her eco boutique in Seattle.Β I’m very proud of Jean, not only because she started her own business, but because compassion motivated her to make this decision. She explains in this video … Continue reading

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