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Staying Active and Friendships

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We all know how important it is to stay active not only for our bodies but also for our minds… especially as we age. When recently working with Humana, I was not surprised that 85% of older adults say it’s important to develop friendships and that many have found a new friend or a workout buddy as a result. I believe this is so important and have found this to be true. I have some lifelong friends I met through working out via group classes at my Y.

I also found the following video inspiring and hope you do too.

As a result, this video made me think about taking my Mom who is 84 to her closest Y, to show here all that it offers. She is very social and I feel that this would be one more way for her to stay involved and continue to build friendships for many years to come.

Are you staying involved, working out and building friendships? I sure hope so. I’m always looking for a walking buddy if you live near me! Thank you to Humana for sponsoring this post!

My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Riveting Booties…

Shoes, FashionJan Correll2 Comments
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My feet are not something that bothers me… at least at this point in my life.   However, I know that many of my readers face this dilemma as I have heard from you.  I have turned down a few shoe partnerships because I did not like the style of the shoes.  When it comes to shoes… it’s always been style over comfort for me.  And I know that’s easy for me to say… when my feet don’t hurt. But then I tried on the Jambu Rimini Leather Bootie with memory foam foot beds and a light bulb went off.  Yes!   You can have a stylish bootie that also offers comfort.  You can check out all their new arrivals here and boots and booties here.

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I recently wore this brand new pair of booties on an all day shopping trip and felt like I was wearing my favorite slippers.  I truly felt like I was walking on air. 

I have three stylish friends that are all Brand Ambassadors for Jambu so was intrigued about the brand and the comfort the shoes offer.  Jodie, Dawn and Jess are all three women I admire and who also inspire many other women.  I knew they must have been on to something!

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I’m happy to say that Jambu has offered to provide you, my readers a discount code: SILVER18 for 15% off any jambu.com purchase, now through 10/31.

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Thank you to Jambu for sponsoring this post. If you are looking for comfortable booties for women and decide to check them out and purchase a pair, I hope you find them as comfortable as I have.  My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Exclusive Italian Bracelets - on EVINE

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If you look at any of my pictures, I always wear several bracelets with each outfit. I feel a simple bracelet can and should be layered depending on the style you are going for. I sometimes wear them with a watch or simply layered on my right arm. And lately, I love mixing different metals.

My very favorite bracelet was a gift from my Italian Grandfather, Luca. It is gold, a bit dainty and very intricate. So when Evine, an online shopping network (check them out here) asked me to be feature some Italian jewelry, and talk about their live shows from Vicenza Italy 9/13-9/16, I was very excited. This is the first time in over 15 years that Evine is broadcasting live from Italy and these awesome bracelets, exclusive to Evine, will be featured. The bracelet’s are part of the Toscana Italiana Jewelry line and come in different styles and offer this incredible adjustable slide feature that I love.

Toscana Italiana Choice of Chain Adjustable Slide Bracelet

The most popular silhouette from Toscana Italiana. One size fits most as it adjusts open to 10” for easy on, easy off wearability. Available in 5 different chain designs and three plating options – Gold Plated, Platinum Plated, and Rose Gold Plated. Pair back to any watch or bracelet for a stacked look. Classic Italian chains with a modern flair.

Shop Evine’s wide assortment of Italian Jewelry featuring unique and handcrafted gold, silver and cameo pieces.” 

 This pretty Margherita rose gold bracelet (in the middle) compliments my watch and another bracelet!

This pretty Margherita rose gold bracelet (in the middle) compliments my watch and another bracelet!

 The second bracelet underneath my Tiffany bracelet is the Silvertone Byzantine and the next is the Silvertone Margherita.

The second bracelet underneath my Tiffany bracelet is the Silvertone Byzantine and the next is the Silvertone Margherita.

 This photo features (from the bottom up) Goldtone Byzantine, Corcana and Margherita. and my personal gold watch!

This photo features (from the bottom up) Goldtone Byzantine, Corcana and Margherita. and my personal gold watch!

 I have paired the Silvertone and Goldtone Byzantines for a mixed metal look.

I have paired the Silvertone and Goldtone Byzantines for a mixed metal look.

Good news for you is that Evine is offering Silver is the New Blonde® readers a 15% discount. Please use the coupon code: Silver15. If you are looking for a great little bracelet that will compliment any style or your favorite personal jewelry, I would suggest shopping this event.

I am also giving away three of the bracelets on Instagram. All you have to do is follow me @silver_isthenewblonde and @evinelive to qualify. You will find all the rules on Instagram today!

Thank you to Evine for sponsoring this fun post. I hope you tune in to the Evine Live Broadcast tomorrow, through 9/16. Here is the channel finder for the live broadcast!

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 


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A Close Knit Brand

Fashion, Dresses, Favorite ProductsJan Correll6 Comments
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Maybe odd but when I uncover a brand I am not familiar with, I always google them to find out more!  I love to read the stories behind the brand and like to feel the connection.

I was in a fun boutique in Hilton Head earlier this summer working with a young woman from their headquarters on an upcoming project, when I noticed her dress and commented how much I loved it and asked if they had it in a medium?  She went to look and shared that they did not...however five minutes later she tapped on the door to my dressing room and said here... try mine on and see if you like it!  I was flabbergasted first by the fact she would do this kind gesture and secondly by the awesome dress.  Unfortunately, that particular dress was sold out but I knew that the brand was special because of the way I felt in the dress.  Do you ever feel that way when you try something on?  

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I would like to introduce you to Nic and Zoe.  I could tell their story but feel they do a great job!  Read about them here.  I think the best part is that they understand the everyday hustle a woman goes through.  As we all know... it's not easy!! And we do deserve to feel good in whatever we wear!!

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I love great knitwear!   Whether it's casual or dressy, it moves with you. And that is important.

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This pretty dress and matching Nic and Zoe jacket, is perfect now as a sleeveless dress or with the jacket for fall. Matching sets will be big this year so be sure to check this one out here and here.  

Also, we have to talk about the shoes.  Yes, so stylish but oh so comfy!  I know some you may not wear this high of a heel but they have many lower heels to choose from as well.  You can heck them out here.   

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Nic and Zoe has eight stores and you can look them up here and is also sold online here.  They are also offer in a number of different boutiques across the country. When you run across them, I highly suggest you try the clothes on and hope you have the same experience and revelation I did. 

I hope you you had a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Roll with it Baby!!

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, MakeupJan Correll2 Comments
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I love that song... and I have to agree...sometimes you've got to roll with it baby, soak it up and take it all in.  And this month my friends... that is just what I am doing!

As many of you may know, I was featured by the New York Times and Ruth LaFerla as one of seven Grandmas's of Instagram.  It is still surreal to me but I am ever grateful to have been included with these fabulous women.  A high school girlfriend in Tampa sent me her newspaper from Tampa and I was smack dab on the fashion page. This is the same girlfriend that worked with me in my Dad's chicken restaurant, Mr. Drumstick.  (We wore white uniforms with orange and white striped aprons... truly not a glamorous start.) Ha. Since then, I have been featured by Charlotte Stories here and CharlotteFive here, Darla Desiderioboth wonderful features, as well as on a live radio interview by Patti Mercer, in Fort Mill, SC where I reside.  

You can imagine my excitement when a Charlotte TV station asked me to join them on their morning show and tell my story about age positivity as well.  I thoroughly enjoyed Tonya Rivens and Julianna White... they made it so much fun.  I felt like I was sitting down with friends.  What a great experience.  You can watch the interview here.  

Next, a gentleman reached out to me on Instagram, which I usually delete.  "Lucky" is his name and he shared that he had just seen me on a top 30 TV station.  Not understanding completely, I had to say "huh" and "where?"  Lucky was nice enough to find the link for me to share with my family.   I loved this video and want to share it with you, created by Fox46 Charlotte's Page Fehling:

Please know that I am not tooting my horn, rather I am sharing what is possible for anyone at any age. You can do anything!  And I am here to support and tell you that the time is right, grab it, hold onto it, create it, do what you want and most importantly... roll with it, baby!

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

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Life is a Party

Dresses, Fashion, Purses, Lifestyle, ShoesJan CorrellComment
Life is a party... dress for it
— Audrey Hepburn
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A few months back, I had the opportunity to wear three Teri Jon dresses for an article and photo shoot featuring several Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses for Paul Simon Women in Charlotte by yours truly and @scoopcharlotte.  I sincerely did not know what I was in for until I put the first dress on and my heart skipped a beat when I looked in the mirror.  The quality, the designs and the fabrics make these dresses very special and a brand that women have trusted with all of life’s special occasions for over 35 years. 

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Rickie Freeman, the founder, CEO and designer at Teri Jon is also a wife, mother, and grandmother; and believes that all of these roles combined are her inspiration behind the collections.  I love the fact that Rickie tries on each and every design ensuring a proper fit for every woman. 

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After the article above was published, Teri Jon reached out and asked if I would be interested in working with their company.  I literally jumped at the chance! 

This brings me back to the dress I am featuring today.  My very own Teri Jon dress… needless to say… I am thrilled. I paired this dress with simple jewelry and silver pumps by Michael Kors.  

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I chose this dress because of both the print but also the beautiful design.  It reminded me of dresses that my Mom and Grandma’s wore back in the 50’s .  Polka dots are timeless and ageless just like the Duke Mansion where these pictures were taken, in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.

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The Duke Mansion was built in 1915 has been home and host to leaders of the 20th century. Duke’s most lasting legacies, including Duke University, Duke Energy and the Duke Endowment, took shape at the home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mansion is operated as a nonprofit with all proceeds being used to preserve and protect this community treasure. 

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As you can see this community treasure is a wonderful place to stay, celebrate, meet and relax.  If you are planning any of the above or looking for a very special venue in the Charlotte area, you have to include the Duke Mansion… where character and charm reside. 

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Thank you to Teri Jon for sponsoring this post!  I am humbled to have featured the brand and this beautiful dress.  I may get a commission if you purchase through LIKEtoKNOW.it.  However, the links here take you straight to the Teri Jon website.  

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In closing, I want to thank you for stopping by the blog and I will leave you with a little reminder.  "Life is a Party" and it is what you make it.  Make it a great week, lovelies!!  

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

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Bold Beauty - Eye Liners

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I love my eyes.  And it's ok to say that.  I feel like my eyes really show my happiness and joy.  So why not make the most out of them!  Right? I use to lightly line my eyes both top and bottom until... I hit middle age and decided I needed a softer look.  I went to one of my favorite makeup counters and asked for some advice.  At Laura Mercier, they showed me how to "tightline" my eyes, which I have now been doing for years.   You can read more about it here.  And you can buy the special brush and cake eyeliner here and here.  The brush is a bit expensive but it will last for years.  It took a bit of practice to perfect both but feel the look is much softer than lining above my eyelashes which I felt was too heavy especially for daytime.  

Still trying to brighten my eyes a bit I looked for another technique to accentuate and brighten my eyes.  Many days, especially when I was traveling every week, I felt my peepers looked tired.  I like this article that shares different ideas on brightening.  Luckily, I found a white highlighter by Sonia Kashuk that works extremely well and you can buy it here from Amazon. There are many other brands that offer eye highlighters as well and I have linked them below in Instagram and LiketoKnow.it. My video below shows both tightlining as well as highlighting.  

I love both methods as it looks natural for an everyday look.  And if you have blue or green eyes, it really makes your eye color stand out.  If I am applying or freshening up my makeup for a night out, I usually freshen both areas and may pop some white highlighter in the corners of my eyes to open up my eyes even more.  

If you use some of the links provided, I may receive a small commission if you purchase the product.  If you do... thank you... if not, hope you enjoyed my content.  And if you recently joined me... welcome!!   My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Out of the Box

Jewelry, Favorite Products, Fashion, Super WomenJan Correll3 Comments
 My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

Happy Friday.   Hope its been a great week and you are stepping into a wonderful weekend. It has been a fun week for me, with a couple local media companies recognizing my work but also busy.  BUT... no complaining here!  This girl likes to be busy.

A new reader reached out this week and shared how she loved my style but was not sure she could pull it off or get out of her "traditional box."  And that's OK... it's not always easy to change your style or try a new look when you are comfortable.  However, you can take baby steps to step out of that box.  And the easiest way I know how and I love to wear them are fun, bold bracelets.  These simple adornments worn together or alone can add a new element to your style. 

As you can see I have provided a good sampling of some that I wear to give you an idea.  I have a bracelet caddy from the Container Store that holds all of mine!  

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I hope this little tip helps and from there we can move toward other ways to add a touch of style here and there to transition or craft your own authentic look with a bit of boldness or fun.  I have linked some similar bracelets below.  If you would like to find the bracelet in the top picture (my latest) I bought it at a Hilton Head boutique,  Evelyn & Arthur.  Another fun place to shop.   Unfortunately they do not offer it online but found it here by SYLCA designs.

Thanks for stopping by. My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

xx

 

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The Statement Vest

Fashion, ShoesJan Correll2 Comments
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I recently found this long black vest on my way out the door, while shopping recently.   I spotted another woman looking at it and waited patiently, till she put it back.  The word "statement piece" rang in my head, and I had nothing like it in my closet.   Needless to say I was smitten.  Best part... it was on the sale rack.  Score!  I have searched high and low to link this exact one for you as it was the last one and cannot find it.  However, don't fret, I have linked others that would offer the same "statement look."  

What exactly is a "statement piece"?  My definition is a little different than what I found on the web here and here.  I feel that a statement piece is an item that makes you stand out.  It can be shoes, earrings, a hat etc. just a bit unique and bold.  My "statement vest" is a simple black vest.  What makes it unique are the large colorful grommets.  So fun.  I should also mention my Bauble Bar gold bracelet from the Nordstrom Sale and my fun black, leather Apple Watch cuff from Bezels and Bytes.  So mod!!  Did I really just say "mod"?  Haha.  

 I did not realize the dirt on the doorway behind me till I looked at the pics.  My OCD self would have a great time on that with a lil 409!!

I did not realize the dirt on the doorway behind me till I looked at the pics.  My OCD self would have a great time on that with a lil 409!!

What is your favorite Statement Piece?  Would love to hear about it!

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Hope your week was great and that you have a wonderful weekend ahead!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

xx

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"Of Course You May"

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Shoes, TravelJan Correll4 Comments

When becoming a grandmother almost 4 and 1/2 years ago, like most Grandma's, I was smitten with my first grandson.  He was born almost 3 months early and that made him even more precious.  At the time, I decided that as a Grandma, I wanted to be as special as my Grandma (Marnie) and my grandma (Nana) were. They were two very different women, one from a small town in Southern Illinois and the other an Italian immigrant from Chicago.  Although distinct women, their spirit and love for family and  their grandchildren was immense.   Marnie, was a spitfire, who kept reinventing herself (a yogi at 80) and Nana, a very successful business woman, providing global travel tours through her business.   Both taught me different things... that left life long impressions.  Nana; a great work ethic, and my love of cooking and travel and Marnie; to live life to the fullest and to make each little adventure count.   

Even though my grands are all under the age of 5, I wanted to instill subtle lessons and reminders that may help them especially in times of self-doubt at any age.  "Of course you may." became my mantra to them whenever they ask me a question.  Unless of course, they wanted to do something dangerous.  "Of course you may," means that yes, they can have that chocolate chip cookie or yes, I will play pirates or dolls, but it also means that they can do anything!  And that is what I want them to remember.  They can change their mind, they have the right to make decisions (although there are consequences) and that they have the ability to be in control.   Much like my Grandma Marnie, I like to get down on the floor, do somersaults, make up stories, and play in the dirt but the love, affection and support she provided, was that I was special and I could do anything I wanted.  

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 These photos were taken in Charlotte at a rooftop bar and restaurant called   Merchant and Trade  .  A fun venue with great food!  The sunsets and sites are an added bonus!

These photos were taken in Charlotte at a rooftop bar and restaurant called Merchant and Trade.  A fun venue with great food!  The sunsets and sites are an added bonus!

So friends we need to remember this phrase as well because we can do anything, or be anything we want at any age; start a blog, start a business, travel, change course, meet new people, try different things, continue to learn... "of course you may, my friend."

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 Enjoying a "French 76" cocktail while watching the Charlotte Knights play.

Enjoying a "French 76" cocktail while watching the Charlotte Knights play.

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Thank you to Birdie James for sponsoring this post.  Another woman who decided to change careers, try something new based on what she loves and turned it into a fantastic business.  Check out Birdie James herewhere they believe in authentic chic.  This beautiful outfit  is from her boutique.  The top is a Birdie James label which I fell in love with... silver metallic dots...yes! The skinny leg, frayed jeans are one of the labels she carries and the handcrafted earrings are by Gloria Jane (also on the island).  They offer clothes for every woman.  Make sure to check out this  boutique online and if you are ever in Hilton Head, stop in!!  Birdie wants you to gather, laugh, shop and be you!  A friend after my own heart.

I hope you you had a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Fighting Wrinkles at Night

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When SilcSkin recently approached me about testing their product (100% medical grade silicone pads that remove wrinkles), I was skeptical.  Why?  The reviews, the raves and the feedback are pretty spectacular and are a promoted as a proven alternative to injections, laser treatments and surgery. You can read more here, but in essence, wrinkles are treated as scars by hydration, improving the collagen structure and flattening them out.  I had to try these out for myself... and for you!

When the product arrived, I was very pleased to find that nothing I read said anti-aging.  Woot Woot!  As that is a big no-no, in my book!  As you can see below, they sent pads for the neck, face, eyes, and decollette.  

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I have been trying out each product over the last 30 days and have to say that they truly live up to their promise.  I have seen wrinkle decreases in all the areas treated.    Each pad can be reused for approximately 15 days.  If I had to pick a favorite, it would be hard to do.  I love the non-oily cleanser, which is suggested before application, and each product delivers.  The eye pads also help with puffiness which is great as I battle this one puffy eye.  Surprisingly enough, the hand cream is my go to... I really can see a difference in my hands, too! 

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I have taken the liberty of modeling the pads for you but I dare say, that you and Mr. Silver are the only ones to see me in these.  Definitely, for night time wear only (and they did not affect my sleep.)  Thank goodness.  

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If you are looking for a product to help decrease wrinkles, I give SilcSkin two thumbs up.   I was hoping to provide a discount for my readers so check back as I will post it here!  Thank you to SilcSkin for sponsoring this post about ageless beauty!

I hope you are having a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Pajama Time

Favorite Products, Fashion, TravelJan Correll2 Comments
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At the beach having a wonderful time with family!  You won't see me much for the next week as I plan to take a needed break...but will be back soon. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday with family and friends.

In the meantime, I had the best time with my daughter and daughter-in-law; playing pajama time and wearing mix and match pajamas from Soma Intimates!  I know you have heard me rave about their Cool Nights line before but my girls and I swear that these pj's keep us cooler than anything else during the heat of the summer, night sweats, hot flashes, etc.  If you have not tried them, we would highly suggest them.  And if you do, look into this fun mix and match set that is interchangeable.  

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Thank you to Soma for sponsoring this post.  You can shop these pajamas below on the LIKETOKNOW.IT app and until a week from now... signing off from the beach!  

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Thank you for being such a fabulous reader and for being a big part of my life as well!  My best to you always!

Cheers!!

Jan

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The Personalized Beach Cover-Up... Round 2

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Hope your weekend was great!  After a crazy few days... 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. I am planning a trip to the beach soon and so added a packing list as well. 

At the top of my list are bathing suits (yes plural) and beach cover-ups. I have a personalized cover-up!  Which brings me back to one of my favorite posts from last year.    I had planned to re-share this fun post for anyone that missed it last time.  So here you go...

I found this pretty white 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 that idea.  Darn!  But they had another... they suggested I use screen printing to put my name on the back. 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 cover-up is a cute fringe beach hat;  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 am sure you can find a similar white shirt that could be used as cover-ups. TJ Maxx never disappoints.

Would you wear a personalized beach cover-up?  It sure makes it easy to find someone, especially over a busy holiday week!! :)  No Silver Alerts when looking for me.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and if your new.... welcome to my little piece of web real estate!   My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including  fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading! 

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Easy Like a Saturday Morning

Home, Favorite ProductsJan Correll4 Comments

I love Saturday mornings.  They are great for taking your time, enjoying your coffee and just hanging out.  We have a large front porch and really enjoy it.  

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I recently decided to add a fun pop of color to our traditional black and white cushions.  And as always, Target made it simple.  The pouf, green & black throw pillows and green checked blanket were all purchased at there.  I don't know about you but always find it hard to leave without a cart full!

 Guess I should have mopped before the photo!  

Guess I should have mopped before the photo!  

I am wearing a fun little top from Anthro by Maeve.  I feel it is purple but the tag says navy.  I hate to say it already sold out before I could tag it for my readers, but of course, it was on sale and you know how quickly things go...in the saleroom.  Maybe you can grab one at your local store.  I am wearing my favorite jean (bermuda) shorts that are just about worn out...but I love them so!  They are old skinny jeans that I cut off right above the knee.  I don't wear short shorts any longer and love this length.  I did link a similar pair in case you are not into do-it-yourself.  Anthro also just got in some cute colored ones that I have also linked.

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  My baby sis is in town so looking forward to spending time with her and family!!

If you recently joined me... welcome!!   My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including  fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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The New York Times

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I would be lying if I told you I was calm and collected when I received a pm on Instagram from a writer at the New York Times.  I immediately checked out the writer's articles and was blown away; Ashley Longshore, Isabella Rossellini, and Brooke Shields to name a few.  Her message read:  may I contact you for a New York Times feature?  I did not take long to say, why yes... you may!  

After a 30 minute interview, with Ruth La Ferla, who was a delight, the rest is history!  You can read the article here.  

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I am honored and humbled to be among the other Fabulous Grandmas of Instagram!  And sincerely believe that aging is the new frontier and that we have to re-write the rules for future generations.   My motto is: Embrace Aging!

Have a great rest of the week and  thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective!  I appreciate you!

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My Herb Garden

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I don't want you to get the wrong picture in your head... about a large garden.  Let's reset the expectations... I should have titled this, my small herb garden.   Our home was built on less than 1/10th of an acre in a planned unit development.  And although we are on a very small lot, we love our home, neighborhood, and neighbors and make the most out of what we have.  Hence, this is my herb garden, which I plant every year.  Yes, it's in a pot!

 I tried to warn you!  :) 

I tried to warn you!  :) 

I love this little garden as it has everything I need; mint, rosemary, and basil. Fresh basil is for my "sauce", salads, drinks and more.  I use rosemary at least once a week in different recipes and mint is a staple after I concocted my own special drink shared below:

 The Zesty Mint Cooler

3 lemon slices, 3 lime slices, and Mint leaves muddled

1 1/2 fluid ounces of your favorite vodka (I like Tito's)

Soda Water of your choice and extra lime or lemon juice as needed for a cocktail glass

2 drops of Stevia ( I like Trader Joes)

Shake and pour over ice!  You can adjust the tartness to your liking by adding more soda and lemon/lime juice. And if you are fresh out of limes and lemons, use pure lemon/lime juice with no sugar.  

 YUM!!  

YUM!!  

Before we downsized, we had a much larger garden with tomatoes, peppers and more but this little garden is perfect for us now.  I love to cultivate and grow something and it's so easy to have your herb "staples" outside your back door.  Do you grow herbs or vegetables?

Mr. Silver and I recently found this beautiful herb garden, outside an office building when we were taking pictures in downtown Charlotte.  Such a fun use of space in an unexpected place... and this herb garden blew mine away.  In the pics, I am wearing a simple white top from J. Crew Factory, frayed Joe Jeans, simple black slides by Marc Fisher and some Ray Ban Sunnies.  My scarf is from Anthropologie earlier this spring.  All the details are below and you can shop via LIKEtoKNOW.it.  

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Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective as we share this journey together!  I  really appreciate you!

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Goals of an Ageless Woman

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I was recently asked by a friend what do you miss people asking you about vs when you were younger?  I shared my answer immediately.  I miss people asking about my goals, personally and professionally.  I have always been a goal setter... that's why it's important to me..  And when we are younger, the question seems to come up quite often.  What do you want to do?  What do you want to be? What's on your bucket list, etc.? At 60, maybe people give up on goals, feel goal setting is not as important or think we don't need goals... but I feel we do.   

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Today, more than ever before, there is so much I still want to do and be, and look forward to.  I feel like I am in the prime of my life, so why not!  

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When we were younger, it was more difficult to set goals with husbands, kids, work and aging parents.  Today we finally have the time to focus on ourselves and we can.

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Sixty is the perfect age to re-set or set your goals and it's never too late to achieve life goals.  I'd much rather achieve something later in life than to never achieve it!  

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So what are a few of your goals, my friend?   Mine, thanks for asking?   I want to write a book, own a Christmas Tree farm with horses,  learn Italian and become a sommelier!  But don't get me started because my goal list goes on and on!  

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This question can really get you thinking.  I  hope you take some time to ponder on your goals and I look forward to your feedback in the comments.  

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Thank you to Soft Surroundings for sponsoring this post and both great outfits featured on this page. I simply love both looks and the high quality clothing they offer. These complete outfits are from Soft Surroundings with the exception of the cork shoes.  You can shop below on my IG or on the LiketoKnow.it app. 

Have a great weekend ahead and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective;  fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I truly really appreciate you!

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Glitter on my Feet

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After a super busy week and feeling badly that I got behind... I wanted to share a look that makes me happy.  A tee, jeans and sneakers.  As we  all know, we cannot be dressed to the max all the time and I love a casual jeans day!  

My name is Jan... as you probably know.  And my middle name is Ellen... which you may not know.  For years, I have received mail and people will mistakenly call me Jane.  In fact, Mr. Silver likes to tease and call me Jane, too!  I am so used to it... I now love the name Jane.  So when I saw this cute tee at J. Crew... I grabbed it!  I cannot say I am a "Jane of all trades." but I like to try!!  AND then, I saw the pink glitter sneakers and was done!  The makings of a casual, jeans day, outfit.  I continue looking for pink and white seersucker shorts for the heat of the summer but have not found them yet!!  If you spy them...give me a shout. 

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There is something about glitter on my feet that makes me smile (possibly my inner young self!) Do you wear shoes that have glitter on them?  And do they make you happy, too?  I kinda feel like dancin. :)  I should also mention my madras bucket hat.  It is special because it was my Dad's and I always miss him around Father's Day.  

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I hope you enjoy the look.   I have linked my Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it below.  

Have a great weekend and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I always appreciate you!

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Effortless Fashion for all Women

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Do you remember my favorite black dress?  Well if you don't, know that you will see it again soon in reverse!  Yes, that's what I said.  It can be worn either way... a scoop neck or v-neck!  Different looks from one dress and both so figure flattering.  I am a fan of the Sympli brand!  Therefore, I was thrilled when they reached out to ask if I was interested in being a brand ambassador.  Yes, yes, yes!

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Sympli realizes that each woman is unique.  We all have diverse figures and body types.  The fabric used is wash and wear, extremely comfortable so it can be worn every day.  They have on-site manufacturing and also use a Home Sewing network: a local community of entrepreneurs who work on their schedule while still caring for their families. I love that! I can go on and on about the brand and the fashion that fits every age, shape, size, and style but suggest you check it out at a local boutique, find yours here or at an online retailer, here.   Sympli has quite a following around the world.  Have you tried their fashions?

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In these pics, I am wearing the Matrix Box Top and Midi Pants in navy, Tahari pumps and Burberry sunglasses.  Thank you to Sympli for sponsoring this post.  

Have a great weekend and if you live in the USA, remember that we live in the land of the free, because of the brave that served and died for our country.  Thank you for stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information! I truly appreciate you!

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Wearing White before Memorial Day

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A new acquaintance recently asked me if I was a "rule breaker."  My answer to her was no, most of the time... unless it is a silly rule.  I went on to explain that I do like to challenge the status quo.  For the most part, I follow rules but also would consider myself a bit of rebel when need  be.  What do I mean by rebel?  If someone tells me there is only one way to do something, I'm all for finding a better and faster way to do it... or shall we say... my way of doing it!!  My daughter gave me a card long ago, which I proudly display on my bulletin board today. See below:  51% Good Girl/ 49% Outlaw.  If you change Outlaw to Rebel... you get the picture.  

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In my humble opinion, I am a big proponent of wearing white year round.  According to fashion reporters, it began in the 1930’s with the ultra-rich wearing only white in the summer. Light clothing gave the look of leisure, while dark clothing was mostly for working people.  Silly, yes! I am breaking this rule.  Are you?  How do you feel about wearing white year round?  

You may have already seen me wearing all white this spring, or all winter white over the winter.  In these pics, I am wearing Chico's with the exception of the shoes, which are the Limited brand, from Belk.  Unfortunately, the top sold out quickly but I have linked others on LIKEtoKNOW.it, below.  You can find me here for shopping details or below on my Instagram or LTK.it.  

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 My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!   

My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!

 

 Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!   

Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!

 

So back to the question at hand?  Are you a rebel?  And how are you rebelling?  

Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I truly really appreciate you!

xx

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