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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/

Lady in Red

Whether you’re going out on a date with your Valentine or celebrating a special occasion–dressing up adds spice to life.  A lady in red will always be outstanding in a crowd. I tried on this elegant gown in Le Chateau … Continue reading

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Happy February … roses roses roses

February – the month of hearts and roses … Today’s outfit is monochromatic roses: everything from my top to toes. I love the textures of this long top: black velvet roses and a chiffon hem that looks like I’m wearing … Continue reading

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Monochromatic in shades of gray

Gray–one of my favourite neutrals. This top is made to look like a lace top worn over a chiffon blouse with a ruffled hem–a layered look. To keep these gray tones from being boring, I’ve added texture and floral patterned … Continue reading

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It’s a Jungle in there

This is January in Ontario, Canada … I’m wearing my white cotton sundress made in Peru. I bought it in September at the Wellesley Applebutter Festival. I’m at the Butterfly Conservatory, in Cambridge, Ontario–a great escape from a cold, blustery day! … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Memories of 2015. As I look back at 2015, it started off as a good year and a wonderful dance opportunity at the beginning of the year with my beautiful friend, Maggie… And then a trip to Seattle to visit … Continue reading

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Gray Pinstripes and Pink Wild Roses

This outfit mixes masculine and feminine. Blouse: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Skirt: thrifted Coat: RW & Co Booties: thrifted Pinstripes always remind me of men’s suits ever since I was a little girl. My brother chose a pinstriped fabric … Continue reading

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Platinum Velvet and Basic Black

Something old and something new–not just for brides; that describes my wardrobe. I have clothes that have been with me for many years, like this shiny velvet skirt I wore today and have worn for dancing many times, including an … Continue reading

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Updo for the holidays

Christmas Eve at church, parties and gatherings, company for dinner and going caroling with friends are part of the festive activities during Christmastime. My three children have birthdays during this season (my youngest son’s birthday between Christmas and New Year) … Continue reading

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It feels like Christmas!

It’s even snowing on my blog, thanks to WordPress. These dainty snowflakes fall from December 1st to January 6th. We had our first snowfall in November, that only my grandchildren could get excited about and build their first snowman of … Continue reading

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My Christmas Sweater

Time to wear my Christmas sweater again. I wear it at least once a year. Red brightens up dreary days. Red makes me feel warm. My snowflake earrings sparkle like snow. I bought this houndstooth scarf at the Christkindl market … Continue reading

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