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October 14, 2013

fashion at 50 Monday

Happy Monday all.  I had the nicest weekend with incredible weather and good company, topped off with a little time in the kitchen baking.  Now that my scheduled has slowed considerably, I am looking forward to many more weekends just like it.  I don't know why it takes me overbooking myself and nearly losing it, to realize that I function best when I have more days at home than out on the streets.  Even good, fun stuff can cause burnout if I'm not careful.


It's time for another fashion at 50 Monday and like always, I started with my pinterest board for inspiration.  With the weather cooled to the 70's I thought it was time to pull out a scarf as my focal point.

 
Last year for my birthday my husband gave me an interesting menagerie of items (with deep subliminal meaning I am sure) one of them being this leopard scarf.  I am definitely not your typical leopard wearing girl so like any good wife I thanked him with a sweet smile and moved on to the next gift in the bag.


Well here I am six months later, over twenty pounds lighter and proudly wearing that darn leopard scarf.  Maybe it was just the motivation I needed to start making how my husband saw me and how I saw myself collide.  That's a story for a whole other post...


It would be impossible and impractical to recreate pinterest outfits exactly (and where would the fun be in that anyway) but using them for inspiration can be just what you need to think outside the box a little bit and try something new...like my leopard scarf.  By pairing it with a few things I am comfortable with like jeans and a simple white blouse I actually really love it.


So what about you, what have you purchase on impulse or been gifted that is not usually something you would wear?  I challenge you to head over to pinterest or your favorite style magazine and see how you could incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe.  You might just find a side of you that you didn't even know existed.

Have a wonderful week.

xo, Patty

jeans - kohls
jean jacket - steinmart
white blouse - thrifted
boots - kohls
watch - kohls
bracelet -  target
earrings - vacation purchase
scarf - walgreens (yes, my husband shops for me at walgreens, lol)

I'm joining The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday...

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17 comments:

  1. Nice pics, you look great!
    Love the scarf & congrats on the weight loss!
    Have a great week... V

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  2. Love the leopard scarf! I think it's very neat that your husband saw you in a way that you didn't and it moved you out of your comfort zone a little.

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  3. Patty, I think everyone needs something leopard print in their wardrobe. I have a leopard scarf that I love, and a pair of leopard flats that I love. You look fantastic. I thought you had lost some weight too, but wasn't sure, because you always look beautiful! The outfit is smashing on you! Isn't it great to be wearing fall things now?
    XO Kris

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  4. You look fabulous! Any tips for losing the weight? At any rate, I love the outfit and the leopard scarf is just right to add a little something special to the jeans and white shirt. I'll be looking for a scarf like that for myself:>)

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  5. i love that scarf. what a great piece ... makes the outfit PERFECT!!. ( :

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  6. You look MAVHALOUS, Darling! Love it- GREAT scart!!! xo Diana

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  7. Va Va Va Voom....you look fabulous....very California.

    Hugs,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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  8. Im sorry I haven't stopped by in a while, you know how it goes.. As you said, always running and then getting burned out.. As for your outfit ? You look awesome!! and you do NOT look 50..Hubby is onto something.. In these photos I would guess your age to be about 42.. You look fabulous!

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  9. I love your fashion at 50 posts.
    Congratulations on your weight loss - not an easy feat.
    Did you post about how you achieved this? I'll have to go back to your bog and search.

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  10. Looking good, Patty. I recently lost 20 lbs and I bought leopard leggings! I'm hoping I'll be brave enough to wear them soon!

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  11. Ohhh I love that outfit (and the lady wearing it), you look so good Patty. I am coming out to visit Friday, I will be at Shelly's at 9:30, would love to see you.

    Smiles, hugs & sunshine,

    Debbie

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful. And the scarf just makes the outfit. I love finding style inspiration, although I don't do Pinterest. As you said, sometimes it's just one item from a collection of ideas that turn out to be the star.

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  13. Good for you! You look fantastic! :)
    Susan

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