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Are you a Perennial?

Fashion, LifestyleJan Correll2 Comments
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
— Alfred Austin
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I thought this was an interesting quote, based on a conversation I had yesterday when meeting a new friend.  She asked me how I stay relevant and current, not only with fashion and style but for the mind and the soul.  Over the course of the conversation, I found that she already invests in herself, by exercising regularly and eating healthy, she experiences new things by traveling and volunteering and has an active, faith-based lifestyle.  I also asked about reading and learning.  She shared that she is an avid reader and loves a good novel.  I shared one way that I continue to grow and learn is a simple app on my phone, Blinkist.  While walking or working out, I listen to a short "blink" (15 minutes or less) of a nonfiction book on a variety of topics (19 different categories) that interest me.  These blinks provide key highlights to over 2000 bestselling nonfiction books.  This habit allows me to stay current and fresh on a variety of topics and also provides a great start or an end of the day.  I can boost my knowledge, skills and widen my world in a short time frame.  The best part is that I can download these to my kindle for reference and that you can read them or listen in.

The definition of a perennial is: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.  This is my goal, to stay current, be relevant and to feed my mind and soul every day.  I feel it's more important than ever as a woman to show our kids, husbands, partners, grandkids, and families that we will continue to be a strong, lasting flower (presence) in this world. 

Do you consider yourself a  perennial?  Would love to hear your thoughts on how you continue to grow and learn.

In this pic, I am wearing my favorite style purchase within the last year.  My Eileen Fisher moto jacket! (There are still some sizes left, details in the gallery below.) It is light enough to wear a sweater or tee underneath, and is perfect for any weather condition, it is machine washable and I can dress it up or down depending on my outfit. What is your favorite clothing purchase that you wear again and again... or should we say perennial piece?  :)

If you decide to purchase Blinkist, I may be compensated if you use the link I provided.  Purchase this app any way you can.  I highly endorse it.

Have a great rest of the week and as always, thank you for stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this fun journey together!  I  appreciate you!

XOXO

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Sparkle Day to Night

FashionJan Correll2 Comments
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I love finding a multi-function dress that can be used for daytime casual or an evening out.  I recently found this cute little dress at Anthropologie, on the sale rack and below $50.  So I did what any fashionista would do and grabbed it, knowing it would be worn several times!  Now before you run out to grab it or shop online, I am sorry to tell you it is gone and sold out quickly.  However, I thought I would show you how I styled it, so that you too can get many looks out of one simple dress.   

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For a casual day look, I paired it with my favorite (Silver is the New Blonde™ personalized) jean jacket and some fun silver sneakers.  I wore this look to lunch with a friend and to a fun new brewery on a Saturday afternoon with Mr. Silver.  I also added a fun snakeskin purse and jewelry to make it a bit more casual.  

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The same dress has now been worn to an evening dinner event, styled with black pumps, a black moto jacket, and a black clutch.  I have plans to wear this same dress for an upcoming evening wedding, with some strappy sandals and fun jewelry.  

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Do you have a fun sparkle dress that you wear day to night?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below and if you too, have added some fun tennis shoes.  In the future, I plan to wear this with my low-top converse.  Why?  Because as we live this life to the fullest, we should find a reason to sparkle every day!

As always, thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting!  I so appreciate each and everyone one of you!

XOXO

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