Author Archives: carmen

About carmen

Let’s make the world a better place with compassion. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/4thejoyofit/?hl=pl

A Time To Dance

I feel so blessed to have a profession that I love! Doing what I enjoy and getting paid for it doesn’t seem like work. I am a certified fitness instructor and started teaching dance in 1985. I used to conduct … Continue reading

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Winterizing a summer dress

  Since living in our present home–with all three of our children grown up and moved out–I had the luxury of turning a bedroom into my dressing room. So now I never need to pack away any out-of-season clothes–a fashionista’s … Continue reading

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Snakeskin Print Joggers

My mother loved animal prints, so I’m always drawn to them because it makes me think of her. When I saw these joggers on a clearance rack outside the store, I headed straight to the fitting room and was delighted … Continue reading

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With Love from Zacks

I love supporting Zacks: Canadian women’s apparel since 1921. The first Zacks opened in downtown Kitchener, Ontario, with 29 stores across Ontario today. I fell in love with this cute graphic top because of the little red and pink hearts! … Continue reading

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Camouflage: Pink, Black and Gray

Last summer, I was delighted to find a pair of pink camo joggers (lightweight cotton). Now I found a winter version of pink camo, fleece-lined leggings (warm and cozy) in fact, the company is called COZY.  I stayed comforably warm … Continue reading

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Pattern Mixing: Plaid and Stripes and Polka Dots

  On Black Friday, I bought two plaid tops at Eclipse. I showed the lumberjack plaid (made in Canada) last month and this one is black and white with some pattern mixing. Love how it has stripes added to the … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution: SLOW FASHION

As my readers and friends already know, I promote slow fashion, sustainable fashion, thrifting, I support local businesses, small businesses, ethical companies, artisans and I especially look at lables to see where the item is made.  This Dolman sleeve sweater … Continue reading

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Styling our Dickies

Layering is a great way to add extra warmth when you need it. However, sometimes wearing a sweater worn over a turtleneck is too warm. The solution when you need a little extra warmth … dickies. I remember having a dickie when … Continue reading

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Check it out!

It was one of those times when I couldn’t decide which cardigan to buy so I bought both of them. Both cardigans have checks: windowpane checks which I showed last time and buffalo checks. Checks have always made their way … Continue reading

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Black and White Windowpane Check Cardigan

This is one of those times when you walk into a store and something calls out your name. Case in point … this black and white cardigan. I love the windowpane check pattern and frayed edges. There was another cardigan in … Continue reading

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