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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

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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Pinstripe Palazzo PJs and Elisa Cavaletti Shirt

We went shopping in the little tourist town of St. Jacobs. No one would guess these pinstripe palazzos are actually pajama pants. I’ve never worn them as pajamas even though they are 100% cotton and 100% comfortable. I bought them … Continue reading

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The Splendour of Spring

In my last post I wore a monochromatic outfit in shades of pink. On this particular day in May, I wore my pretty pink jacket again with an all white outfit, silver sandals and silver accessories. Pink is such a happy … Continue reading

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The Magnolias Have Blossomed!

I’m tickled pink! The arrival of the magnolia blossoms means spring has finally sprung in Ontario! A little late this year and they’ll be gone too soon. This pink of perfection is a beautiful backdrop for my blush pink jacket … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE: Third Anniversary

It’s been three years since Jean opened the doors of her eco boutique DRIZZLE & SHINE in Seattle and started selling fair trade, vegan, eco-friendly wares. Fair trade for people. We care about garment workers: that they are paid a living wage with … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

It was that moment between being awake and asleep, just as you’re slipping into slumber. We heard a huge thud that shook us into being wide awake. “What was that?” I whispered to my husband who was already sound asleep. … Continue reading

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