Silver is the New Blonde™

Denim Jumpsuits

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Hi Friends,

I don't wear jumpsuits very often... do you?   But after purchasing this one I plan to make them a wardrobe staple.  Can we say easy and comfortable? Well yes...we can and let's do! This cute jumpsuit from Chico's is a must for anyone's wardrobe.  The best part is that it is on sale and if you are a signed up for their Passport loyalty program: it provides additional discounts on every purchase.  I mentioned my Sam Edelman espadrilles in a previous post, as being one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes, but felt they worked so well with this outfit, highlighting them again. This exquisite magenta pochette/wallet by Louis Vuitton is the perfect compliment to this outfit and provides the needed "pop" of color.   My bracelet is from TJ Maxx, bought 4 years ago, and is lovingly referred to  as "party on my arm." The earrings are vintage Kendra Scott and in my opinion... should be brought back to the line.  

 

I hope you all are having a fantastic week and can't wait for you to see my next post.  Stay tuned and have a great Friday.

Thanks for reading...till next time!

 XXOO

Magnolia Market

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Like the magnolia tree,
She bends with the wind,
Trials and tribulation may weather her,
Yet, after the storm her beauty blooms,
See her standing there, like steel,
With her roots forever buried,
Deep in her Southern soil.
— Nancy B Brewer, Letters from Lizzie

Dear Friends,

Last week I visited my daughter's family in New Braunfels, TX and had a wonderful time.  While there, she and I (and two small grandsons) decided to take a side trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market for an overnight. The town of Waco is charming and Magnolia Market is something to see if you like Chip and Jo Jo's style and the show Fixer Upper!  

making my mark with my Silver is the New Blonde™ tee

Mr. Silver and I enjoy the show.  It is easy to watch and to get caught in the humor between Chip and Joanna.  Chip has an uncanny way of helping her see the humor in most things... and although widely successful they are rooted in their family, community and life together.  If you have read their story, you are aware of Joanna's strong faith.   Trying to do the right thing as a mother, (independent of religion) and putting your trust in the Lord that you are doing your best for your family and children.  There are so many trials and tribulations as a Mom, most of us can easily associate with her struggles.

Wherever we went the people of Waco were gracious and welcoming, the store was fun, and the crowds were not too bad.  Customer service is pretty spectacular, wherever you are on the property.  My daughter and I found the prices reasonable for the quality.  Not everyone can find treasures like Joanna, so it's great that they provide these items (although mass produced) for the average homeowner.  We both felt that the greenery and silk flowers were very real looking and of extremely high quality.  I would suggest you check them out as I have not seen anything like them before at any of the craft stores.  Especially the tulips!

My awesome new earrings  featured above are Raven +Lilly, bought at the market. Before I left the market three people asked me where I bought them.  They are made of leather and so fun!  I am also wearing white jeans from J. Crew Factory, Clubmaster sunnies from Ray-Ban and my faithful Jack Roger sandals as well as my usual arm candy! 

Truly the best part of the trip was spending time with my daughter and grandsons.  Check out the cute pics below.  Of course the last is in the hotel pool!  

Suggestions for your trip... don't go in the heat of the summer!  Or if you do, at the very least, don't shower till after!  HA!  Check out the watermelon drinks at Luna Juice Bar.  Pretty awesome! And enjoy lunch at Alpha Omega Grill and Bakery... it was really good!  My one suggestion for Magnolia Market was recycling containers, which they said were in the works!!

PS. If you love my tee as I have heard from so many, know that they will be coming to the blog!  Please check back!!  

Thank you for reading and until next time XXOO,

 

 

Time for Sun

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Hi Friends,

Hope your week is great and that you are gearing up for a fun long weekend.  I am over all this rain we have been having in the Carolina's.  We are headed to the beach and feel that it is time for some sun.  Speaking of time, I recently received this stylish JORD watch.  Are you familiar with them?  If not, you should check them out here! They are hand-crafted wood timepieces and are very cool.  I chose the Frankie 35 in Zebrawood and Navy.  I truly love this watch and it goes with everything in my wardrobe.  Also, JORD watches are offering a contest.  Every person who enters will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site!  One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends!! Please click here to enter

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I really like a quote on their website and found it resonated with me, "moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time."  I really agree with this and try to focus on the moments in life and making the most of each one.  

Today, I was taking a moment on our front porch with Gracie, our Wheaten Terrier. Gracie truly loves swinging on the front porch enjoying moments with me and Mr. Silver.  In this photo, I am wearing an Adrienne Vittadini dress from Marshalls. Such a fun print for summer.  My shoes are Marc Fisher from Macy's, and my earrings are by Kitzi (made from sheet metal) from Crossings on Main in Ft. Mill.

I hope this weekend, you have lots of fun moments wherever your plans take you. Even if it's sitting on your front porch watching the time pass by.  

PS... don't forget to enter the contest mentioned above!  Please click here to enter

As always thanks for reading.  

Until next time...  

xxoo

 

Mod Monday Dresses

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Hi Friends,

Happy Monday!  I have to say I was so happy for Monday as this past weekend wore me out!  My husband, BIL and I sifted through my in-law's house, where they lived for 60 years.  We were preparing it and the contents for an auction.  The parents are lovely, folks that are now enjoying living in a nice assisted living community. Living through a depression, they saved everything for possible reuse.  Let's just leave it at that... there was a lot to go through!

I hope your weekend was great and that everyone is looking forward to the holiday weekend!!

I recently found two Victoria Beckham dresses at Target on the clearance rack, $21 each.  They have tons of them if you like either one and many additional styles as well. I especially like the orange one! You can't go wrong with a drop waist with a ruffle on the bottom.   I found it interesting that at two different Targets, I heard from Target personnel that the collection tanked and did not last very long before being put on clearance.  I thought the cut and colors were great.  Most of them said they were surprised as well due to customer's continuing to ask for the brand. Refinery 29 published this article about the VB collection highlighting the price discounts. You may still be able to score a great dress or outfit but hurry!!  My shoes are Via Spiga FTC (from the closet) and Bauble Bar earrings.

Hope everyone has a great week ahead and I am sure we will chat again soon!!

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo

 

 

The Hammitt Bag

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Hi Friends, 

I had a busy, fun-filled weekend with family.  I attended my neice's college graduation and then spent time with family on Mother's day.  We celebrated my Mom and daughter (virtually) and DIL.  I hope you had a fun weekend too!  This Momma is a bit worn out!  

So let's talk about this bag!  Have you ever found a really good deal and feel as though you have won the lottery?  Well, I have to say this deal made me feel like I had.  I have been wanting a Hammitt bag for some time and had been looking for the right one.  They are very good quality and usually only found in boutiques.  I found this beautiful, navy Hammitt bag at TJ Maxx on clearance for less than $100.  I felt as though bells should go off as I checked out!   The bonus was, I needed and had been watching for a nice navy purse.  The detail on the bag is gorgeous and the fact that is it lined with red leather, even inside the pockets, makes it even more special.  So literally, I felt the need to jump for joy!  

Although the bag was the focal point of the outfit, I found this cute red Charlotte (CLT) hat at a local boutique in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte called the Cheeky Bean.  They have some fun finds and offer an online shop as well.  I highly suggest checking them out. My white Chuck Taylors (staples) are from Nordstrom's and my jean skirt is vintage Harold's but I have posted similar skirts in the gallery.  The navy blouse is J. Crew and my Aviators by Ray Ban complete the look.  

I hope you enjoyed this bag, and this fun, casual look and that you find a similar deal on a Hammitt bag or at the very least... one you love!!

As always, thanks for reading! 

Planning Ahead and the Coral Pink Dress

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Hi Friends, 

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a restful, fun weekend!  We had a great one!  Kicked it off Friday night, and celebrated Cinco De Mayo with great friends. Our grands visited Saturday and spent the night. Sunday was spent spring cleaning our screened-in porch! Not fun but so glad that the pollen that was coating everything is gone!!

I have a work event this week and planning ahead, decided on this coral pink, silk tunic/dress from Pure Collection.  I love the style of this dress as well as the pretty color. The Coral was last spring's color but their website is still offering it in ivory (on sale). Check it out and the many other options below.  Luckily, my 5'4" height allows me to wear dresses that may be considered a tunic on others.  There are always positives, ladies!  

My snakeskin shoes are also FTC (from the closet). When I bought these beauties at Off Saks, I had nothing to go with them.  But since they are classics, knew I would find an outfit, or three or four to wear them. Since the dress is pretty bright, I felt these pumps were a good neutral accessory. The bonus is they are piped in the very coral pink of my dress.  For jewelry, I chose gold Carolee vintage earrings and a matching bracelet to complete the look.  

I hope your week goes as smoothly as planning this outfit did.  Have you ever bought a pair of shoes, with no outfit to wear them with?  Can't wait to hear because it was not the first nor last time for me!!

As always, thanks for reading!

Until next time,

 

 

The Personalized Beach Cover-Up

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Hi Friends,

Hope your weekend was great!  After a fun weekend at the beach, I started Monday with the slows.  Well, Monday dragged into Tuesday and I decided to turn it around by making various lists of to do's to get ahead of the rest of the week. Wish me luck!! Anybody else start the week with the slows? 

Back to the blog...  I found this pretty Ralph Lauren over-sized shirt last year at Belk on the sale rack and paid under $10 for it.  I felt it would make the best beach cover-up due to the light-weight cotton fabric.  I love the long sleeves, that can be rolled up or down depending on the weather or the sun.  After I got home with it, I decided it needed something.  Being that I like personalization, I took it to my local embroidery boutique but due to the weight of the fabric, they talked me out of it that idea.  Darn!  But they had another... and suggested I use screen printing to put my name on the back.  Well, I had not thought of that, but they assured me it would work great!  We went ahead with the plan and I can tell you I love the result!  In fact, I had three people ask me about the cover-up that very day on the beach.  Of course, I suggested they read about it on the blog!!  

Complimenting my new cover-up, this cute fringe beach hat was a fun find at the local Hilton Head TJ Maxx, and under $13.  Whenever I'm at the beach, I always check their racks and usually find a thing or two for the wardrobe.  I also saw several white shirts that could be used as cover-ups.  TJ Maxx never disappoints.

Would love to hear what you have personalized lately?  I have plans  to use Pom-Poms for another beach cover-up soon... so stay tuned~

As always, thanks for reading!  

xo

 

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Mimosas and Sundays

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Hi Friends,

As you may have noticed, I took a vacation.  It was much needed, am very rested and heart is full after spending time with our children and grands.  Excited to be back!

We took a quick trip to Asheville this weekend and had a great time.  We love the downtown area, Biltmore Village, and all the fabulous breweries.  The West Elm outlet is fun too, if you love a great deal like I do!  The Grand Bohemian Hotel is one of our favorite places to stay.  I highly recommend you check it out!  

These fun pictures were taken while enjoying mimosas at the Grand Bohemian. I can literally have a mimosa any day of the week, but Sundays seem fitting... celebrating the week behind, the week ahead and the little bit of weekend left!  

This cute tee is from Target by Zoe + Liv.  My adorable black wrap skirt (frayed at the bottom) is by Cloth & Stone purchased at Anthropology (in the sale room.) Similar here.  These black suede espadrilles are Sam Edelman (one of my favorite brands.) My necklace is Roberto Coin (a gift from Mr. Silver), earrings are vintage Kendra Scott, and the matching clear bangle is FTJB (from the jewelry box).  

I hope everyone has a fantastic week ahead and that you get the chance to celebrate even life's little moments with a mimosa.  Here is a toast to the week ahead, "cheers lovelies!" 

As always, thank you for reading!

XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear is...

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Hi Friends, 

Hope your weekend was great!  Ours was busy with an Easter Egg hunt for one grand and getting ready for our Texas kids and grands, arriving later this week. The best part is that we will be spending next week, all together; six adults and 4 grands, under the age of 4, in a small beach cottage. Looking forward to lots of belly laughs and time on the beach!!  Mr. Silver and I can't wait.  

To finish the subject line, the most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. Today, my look is all about powering through, and in this case, it was Monday. This was photographed before a big business meeting.  My goal was to look great and exude confidence!  I loved the touch of pink peaking through; blouse from from the closet (FTC) but similar on the gallery. This black and white, tweed jacket is very light weight and is from the closet (FTC).  I have linked an Ann Taylor option, very similar, in the gallery. The black pants are Chico's So Slimming, always a favorite and the jewelry, also from Chico's, is on sale.  These classic black pumps offer the perfect heel!  I also wanted to mention, my favorite pink lipstick, Captive by MAC.  

What do you do to get ready for a big event or meeting?  I think pink can be powerful...do you?

As always, thanks for reading!  

Until next time,

X0

she was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on strongly, despite the fear.  atticus

Monday, Monday, Mondaze... c'est la vie

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Hi Friends,  

Hope your weekend was great!  We spent another weekend at the beach, spring cleaning, but still managed to have some fun!!

Here we are at Monday again and like my t-shirt says, c'est la vie.  I found this cute shirt for spring at Nordstrom Rack.  The sweater is from Chico's and was part of last falls collection, but in my opinion, can be worn fall, winter or spring.  The olive green pants are from J. Crew and are such a great fit.  My black suede bag (can you tell I like fringe) is FTC; Ralph Lauren but check out similar in the gallery.  And these great, hoop earrings are from the sale rack at Chico's.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I will leave you with a quote I fell in love with over the weekend.  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. --James Keller"

Lift someone up, help another and take the time for even a quick smile in passing. 

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As always, thanks for reading,

xo

 

 

LBD... all about the fringe

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Hi Friends,

Hope everyone had a great week.  Thankful for FriYay!  I have two upcoming events that will require a LBD, little black dress.  I love uniqueLBD’s and have several.  So before going shopping, I went thru my closet to see if I had one or two I could use.  So boring, right!  Well friends, I found one! The LBD I chose for the first event is anything but boring.  In fact, I forgot how much fun it is and remembered trying it on and twirling in the dressing room.  As you can see it is all about the fringe.  The brand is Kensie and I bought it last year and put it in my closet.  I only paid $24 for this dress, so knew it would come in handy in the future.  I have linked some similar fringe dresses in the gallery.  My Pour La Victoireblack pumps (possibly seen in an earlier post), are super comfortable for as high as they are and have great lines.  The animal print clutch was purchased in Charlotte last week at a fun boutique, CLTCH in Plaza Midwood.  I have posted some similar purses, also in the gallery.

Funny story, while taking these pictures in front of a large building, a security guard, asked us to leave the premises. Seemed very silly! HA!  However, I was standing on top of a large block of granite.  Mr. Silver negotiated for more time and was allowed 5 more shots.  We have not been run off a property in many years. 

Do you have a favorite LBD?  Would love to hear about it!!!

Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading. XO

 

 

 

Spring Forward... gratefully!!

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Hi Friends, 

Happy Monday! On the first day of spring and a beautiful day in the Carolinas, I finally found the perfect time to use this wall for a shot on my blog. #gratitudegardenstories by Caroline Simas in Ft. Mill, SC.  It is so inspiring!! 

Today, I am very grateful for many things: Mr. Silver, our kids, grandchildren, family, friends, furry friends, our faith, and health! I am also grateful for you, my friends and the ability to share this blog!

I decided on a simple outfit in contrast to this beautiful wall.   I am wearing a long white Effortless Cotton No Iron shirt by Chico's, simple black leggings, Hollywood Waist by Chico's, a long strand of Carolee pearls, and pumps ftc (from the closet).  

I hope you enjoy the wall as much as I do! Here is a link to the time-lapse video of the creation.  If you ever find yourself in Ft. Mill, make sure to visit the wall on the side of Crossings on Main.  It's a great little shop!

This spring, I hope we can all plant some seeds and spread some love!  Lord knows the world needs more of it!

As always, thanks for reading! xo

May the Road Rise up to Meet You or...

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There is no luck except where there is discipline. Irish Saying

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Hi Friends,

Hope everyone had a great week.  I thought I would kick it off with an Irish saying or two in honor of my Irish friends! Aren't we all Irish on St. Patrick's Day?!

Leading with a green theme, this stylish bomber jacket is from Target's Who What Wear Collection.  It is sold out on-line but available in your local stores.  It is a great addition to your spring wardrobe and on sale as well! These green pants (a perfect color match), FTC (from the closet) are vintage Talbots. These black earrings are called Corey by Kendra Scott.  I bought these using my birthday coupon! Don't forget to sign up on her website as she is pretty generous with discounts and coupons. 

Have a Happy St. Patty's Day and a great weekend!  In closing, I will leave you with one more quote.  Although, I don't think Bob Marley is Irish... but I could be wrong!  

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. Bob Marley

As always, thank you for reading!  XO

 

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Mad for Plaid

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Happy Monday Friends,

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I sure did... but worked hard at our beach cottage getting it ready for spring.   Yesterday, we also attended a St. Patty's day parade and festivities which was a blast!  I have never seen so many plaid kilts!  

Speaking of plaid... I found this Burberry bag early this year, it was one of the last ones at Nordstrom and it was the deal of the year!  It has since sold out everywhere...so sorry but no links!  I previously mentioned the River Rose boutique in Texas.  While there recently, I found this cute (Burberry Style) plaid shirt for $36.00. Shown with my new favorite black pants from Chico's... the So Slimming Brigitte.  I highly recommend them.  

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Some fashionista's may think that you can't pair plaids! Since my bag only had a bit of plaid, I felt it was a subtle enough to go nicely together.  And with as much plaid as I saw yesterday, you can never have enough!  

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Enjoy your week!!

As always, thanks for reading!!  XO

 

 

 

Silver Linings

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Hi friends,

As we all know... things do not always go our way. Life has its challenges.  But  every cloud, does have a silver lining.  Last week, I got some news.  Something that I worked hard for, did not happen.  It was not meant to be... at this time. And wouldn't you know, it was a cloudy, gloomy day... no sun in sight.  

I let it get me down, allowed some self doubt and a bit of sadness... for about 45 minutes.  The good news... at 50 plus, I have experienced  disappointments before and know how to bounce back.  Good things, including experience, come with age!  Plus, I have great people to support me and tell me to keep going, keep pushing, that what I am doing is the right thing and that it will happen and if not, they know I will find another way!  

That  my friends, is the Silver Lining.  We all have them... the positives in every situation. In this case, it's to have those that love and support you, alongside you, when you need them most!

I have not found another way ... YET, but those of you that truly know me, know I will. This is a goal, I will achieve.  

More good news is, the sun came out that day and it did shine brightly!  My "Silver Lining" (family and friends) helped me to ignite my resolve,  continue on the path, and to keep pushing for what is important and what I am working toward.  

These pics were taken in Texas during my recent visit but this top, made in Italy, was purchased at one of my favorite shops in Ft. Mill, SC... Crossings on Main!  Funny that this top is silver and also, has a "silver lining."  The jeans are William Rast... fun and stylish, with a frayed cuff.  These  Sam Edelman black booties  can be worn with any outfit and have the perfect heel.  A simple look, with a bit of flair!

 

Hope you can see my determination and resolve as well as the sun shining through.  

As always, thanks for reading!  

Bell Sleeves and the River

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Hi Friends,

Mr Silver and I had a wonderful trip to Texas to visit the grands.  It was a blast and those babies are getting so big... too fast!  The weather was great,  food was fantastic and had a blast shopping too!  My daughter and I always visit the same boutiques.  But this visit, we took in some shops in the Pearl District (including Hotel Emma) as well as a few shops at La Cantera in San Antonio.

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In the small town where she lives, there is a boutique called River Rose.  The owner does a great job buying fun, affordable clothes.  I always find gifts for both my girls (daugher and DIL) at the boutique and found myself this cute bell sleeve dress  this visit and in olive green.  Thankfully, my height did not make this too short.  Since I travel light (OK, everyone that knows me well... knows that is a fib... I travel heavy) my daughter lent me some items for this post.  OK...not just a couple but 3 items!  HA!  It was so much fun styling this simple dress.  First, she lent me her vintage turquoise squash blossom, her very well-loved Charlie 1 Horse Lucchese boots, and a brand new numbered, Jennifer Haley bag (you have to check out her work.)  I paired this all with my own accessories as well as these Tory Burch Cat Eye Sunglasses.  

This outfit was fun and a bit different than my typical East Coast style but  with my daughters help, I loved the look.  

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These photo's were taken over the Gaudalupe River near New Braunfels, TX.  If you have not visited the area, I highly suggest it.  North of San Antonio, New Braunfels offers so much to do, including tubing on either the Comal or the Guadalupe River. However, I feel it offers so much more,  including two of my 3 precious grandsons!!  If you get the chance, visit this quaint little town.

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As always, thank you for reading, 

XO

 

 

 

 

 

Ode to Winter

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Hi Friends,

I have truly been off the grid for over a week now... maybe not actually the grid... just the blog! Between travel for work and pleasure and just taking some down time... it's been nice!  But I missed you and I'm baaaaaccckk, better than ever.  Seriously can't wait for you to see some of my upcoming posts, shot on location in Texas.  So stay tuned!

Even though it has been a relatively warm winter, I am done with the cold. So here I am, walking into the weekend and saying goodbye to winter!  

I am wearing a Vineyard Vines, navy and white striped cotton scarf, a Talbot's puffer vest in navy, purchased recently at the Red Hanger sale, Chico's jeans from last season, my faithful Cognac Frye boots and for a pop of color, kelly green leather gloves.  Yes, if you live in the North, you may borrow them for St. Patty's day.  I hopefully won't need them!  

Ready for my ode

here it goes

old man winter 

you feel like a splinter

no more sweaters or coats for that matter

it's time for shorts, sandals too

I want bright colors... pinks, yellows and blues

Bring on spring, sooner than later

goodbye winter, see you later alligator!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I hope wherever you are it is a beautiful weekend.

As always, thank you for reading.

XO

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The Fierce 50 Campaign

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A big thank you to our illustrator! @bethbriggsillustration

A big thank you to our illustrator! @bethbriggsillustration

Today, Feb 19th, is a special day in the blogging world. It marks the launch of the first annual Fierce 50 Campaign bringing together 50 female bloggers over the age of 50 in a celebration of mid-life on the 50th day of the year! While I don't usually talk about age on my blog, I am honored to be selected as a member of the group and this campaign.  

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I’m honored and humbled to introduce to you my fellow Fashion Blogger Elaine Davis @squarepearls on IG and creator of Square Pearls.  I am happy to say that I now call Elaine my friend and fellow ‘Fierce Sister’.  Elaine lives and works in New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world. 

Let me just tell you…. you will NEVER find Elaine Davis in the women’s coordinate department and if you do… she will be there challenging other women in mid-life that they can do better!  Elaine, with her youthful glow and “true southern charm” (yes, this girlfriend is a true Southerner at heart) knows how to have fun, be authentic, be in control and embrace life in her 50’s.   She is the mother of two grown adults and she has an extreme love of fashion.  From the first time we spoke, I felt that Elaine had a sense of calmness about her, knew that family was very important and had a deep sense of caring for others. 

One can equate a pearl to a life, as they are one of nature’s great miracles.   A living organism produces a pearl and is considered the world’s finest and most original gem.   A pearl, just like a life has to survive the many perils over their growth period before harvesting.  In the case of Elaine she too has experienced perils; ups and downs, the loss of parents, siblings and a divorce. Life’s many challenges present obstacles but like the classic pearl, Elaine has chosen optimism, hope, perseverance, determination and joy as she designed her balanced life.  The end result is when everything has gone well, a beauty is revealed — in the case of Elaine, the result is a classic, timeless and edgy square pearl!

We all need a tribe for connection, inspiration, and growth as we continue to learn from other in this second phase of our lives.  I want this fierce woman as my friend, ally and confidante and you will too! 

Elaine and I were lucky enough to meet face to face this weekend when she traveled to South Carolina.  It was a blast to meet her!  Cheers to my Fierce Friend, Elaine. Be sure to check out her blog Square Pearls.  

If you have enjoyed reading this blog post and learning more about The Fierce 50 Campaign, please visit this page to see an archive where you will find each of the women that are participating in The Fierce 50 along with their blog posts.  (Journalist Hanna Storm is one of them!) If you or someone you know is interested in either joining or supporting the movement, please contact info@catherinegraceo.com for more information. We have lots more planned for this year and beyond so, stay tuned everyone.

Be sure to also check out this article in Thrive Global about the movement. 

As always, thank you for reading, cheers!

 

 

 

 

Valentine Style

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Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.

- Henry David Thoreau

 

Hi Friends, 

First and foremost, Happy Valentines Day!  I hope today brings you much happiness, joy, and love!  

As I celebrate today with Mr. Silver and our love of over 40 years... I remind myself that nothing worth having comes easy.  As high school sweethearts, we grew up together.  Through highs and lows, great times and sad times we never let our love grow apart!  Love is a lifetime of compromise, commitment, and trust!  

This post features three different Valentines outfits that are my style!  The first is a simple Kensie white blouse, Baublebar earrings, Red Theory pants (FTC) a Michael Kors Leather Jacket (FTC) and Circa Joan and David T-strap shoes (also FTC).    

 

Next is a red Karen Kane dress that is so simple and lovely, it will be a wardrobe staple for years to come, and it even has pockets! The Pour La Victoire black pumps were a find at Belk and make me feel so tall!!  My bracelet is vintage Kendra Scott and the clutch is Sondra Roberts from Nordstrom, now on sale.

Last but not least, is a Karen Kane cropped top in red lace with bell sleeves, black wide leg pants from Chico's, Kendra Scott earrings and black pumps (FTC)

As always, thank you so much for reading and being a part of my journey!!

xoxo

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale... in honor of Spring

Jan Correll1 Comment

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes." Frank Lloyd Wright

Hi Friends,

I love the hope of a new day and the hope of a new year.  Cheers!   Not only is it the weekend but it also happens to be my birthday.  Number 59 to be exact!  My family coordinated a big surprise... my daughter and 6 month-old grandson, who live in Texas flew in and truly, surprised me.  Best gift ever, to have my family together including our newest addition!

Since Puxatauney Phil messed up our spring, I am planning ahead.  Kale (Pantone 18-0107) is a big color this spring and these pants from Chico's, are a perfect color match and on big time sale!  My jewelry is also from Chico's, and definitely a steal.  With the chill in the air, I pulled this oversized sweater from my closet.  Purchased 5 years ago, this classic from Garnet Hill continues to deliver style and warmth every time.  Watch for it again next fall as it comes in 5 or more colors.

I hope your weekend is great.  I know mine will fly by!

Until next time,