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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

This outfit is totally SLOW FASHION

If you are reading my blog for the first time you’ll find out immediately that I support SLOW FASHION. In a world filled with cheap, throw away, fast fashion–which is bad for our environment and even worse for the garment … Continue reading

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DressBarn: gray top with paisley back

Jeggings are comfortable and practical, so I’m glad when I find tops long enough to wear with them. I found this top at the DressBarn in New York just before they closed their stores forever in December. Besides the length … Continue reading

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Thrifted and Gifted

One of the ways I promote SLOW FASHION is to buy second hand. Thrifting saves money too so I have more to spend on quality clothes. I love the artistic design on the front and back of this top. The … Continue reading

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Turn on the Brights: Patchwork Skirt

My daughter inspired me to do pattern mixing. Jean started when she was a preschooler and insisted on choosing what she wanted to wear. She perfected the art of pattern mixing through the years. I suppose patchwork quilts are the … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP in Fort Erie

Through the years we’ve gone to many WORKSHOPS. That is to say, my husband works and I shop. Whether a flight across the ocean to Europe or an adventure out west to Seattle, or it could be a cottage on … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Winter Blues with PINK

and polka dots! Ever since I bought my Save the Duck puffer jacket last year in Seattle, it’s become my go-to jacket when it’s cold. It’s an instant pick-me-up when I step out my front door on a cold day … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink

Pink makes me happy and it’s one of my favourite colours for winter because it reminds me that spring will return someday. My pink puffer jacket is light as a feather but made without feathers. Save the Duck jackets and … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Sales at Zacks

The first Zacks opened in Kitchener, Ontario almost 100 years ago (1921). Today there are 19 stores across Ontario and Quebec: working with Canadian manufacturers and some importers. Everything in the store was 50% off for Boxing Day. I bought … Continue reading

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Necknots Infinity Scarf Necklace

My cardigan ($5) and tote ($5) were recent treasures found at a thrift shop. With the money saved, I can afford to buy this unique infinity scarf necklace, made in Canada by NECKNOTS. I love to support artisans and promote … Continue reading

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A new decade of fashion – 2020!

It’s been 100 years since the flappers changed fashion: the Roaring ’20s when hemlines were raised and waistlines were relaxed. Gone were the days of huge ornate hats and constraining corsets. Thank goodness! Some things are passé for a reason. … Continue reading

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