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About carmen

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

Road Trip to a Lavender Oasis

We took the road less traveled on this amazing summer afternoon to a lavender oasis in Southern Ontario. My love affair with lavender started many years ago as a child and was rekindled again when I started buying lavender products: from … Continue reading

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Cherry-picking in red, white and blue

One of my favourite colour trios is red, white and blue: a great summer combo, not just for Independence Day. Just the right outfit to go cherry-picking at the market. I bought this blue hat at the market. My big … Continue reading

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Baby needs a new pair of shoes

… dancing shoes, that is … Dance Plus in Toronto has a yearly sale for top quality dance shoes, some made in England. After trying on several pairs that I liked, I almost bought these but they had a 3-inch … Continue reading

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Does it spark JOY?

My daughter Jean and I watched Marie Kondo’s series “Tidying Up” in January. Her method of organizing clothes is to pile ALL clothes on the bed. YES! Everything! My ceiling is not high enough so I decided to go through … Continue reading

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Something old, something thrifted, something vegan, something gifted! 

Something old … This little scarf is almost as old as I am. It belonged to my mom; little scarves were her trademark. something thrifted … My unique shirt is recently thrifted, (Parsley and Sage) 100% cotton. I love the tie-dyed effect and the dazzling trim on the front … Continue reading

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Wearing Florals to the Florist Shop

If you’re one of my followers, you’ve seen this jacket already a few times. This shade of blush pink is almost a neutral because it goes with so many things I wear. I’ve worn it with blue jeans, white jeans, … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Summer!

I put together this black and white ensemble and felt like a street artist ready to do some chalk drawings on the sidewalk. Today is my son and daughter-in-law’s anniversary–15 years of marital bliss! Beret: thrifted $1.99 Heart necklace: The … Continue reading

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Lilacs and Leggings

Lilacs are blossoming in every shade from white to pink to lilac and magenta! Spring arrived late this year, but there’s always a silver lining and therefore the blossoms are lingering longer. Magnolias have just vanished as the lilacs appeared … Continue reading

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Accidental shopping and accidentally vegan

Now don’t get me wrong, I love shopping, but last month I went shopping by accident. I had no intention of going shopping. Really. I had not planned to buy anything. Honestly. I accidentally walked into a store and bought … Continue reading

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VIVA la PINK

My Outfit Pink straw hat: New Dundee vendor Pink sunglasses: Bartell Drug Store, University Village, Seattle Pink Panther earrings: gifted Pink scarf: Lizzy R, St. Jacobs Pink jacket: Made in Italy, boutique in Snohomish, Washington Magenta blouse: Ricki’s Magenta leggings: … Continue reading

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