Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Fun Stuff ....Spring Fashion Basics for Women over 50

I love the  pointed toe ankle tie flats that are so popular this year. Unfortunately , foot issues force me to search for a pair that maybe aren't quite as hip looking but will suffice  .  I am thinking the gentle soul bay unique  might work and I know they will be comfortable!

Espadrilles seem to be big this year and come in every price range.  I personally can't see paying much over $100 for a pair.  If my memory serves me well they don't last much more than a season.  Which would you choose? 

These calfhair espadrilles from Soludos  are really fun

Soludos Genuine Calf Hair Espadrille Platform Slip-On (Women):

Maybe the Lucky Tikko or the smoking espadrille (also from soludos)  are more practical?

Alternate Product Image 1 Selected: Soludos 'Smoking' Espadrille Platform Shoe (Women):

I need a stylish ballet flat that will accomodate my foot issues and will stand up to shopping and a lot of walking.  My current pair of Gentle Souls are ready for the trashcan.  I think this dana flat from Gentle Souls  might be the one

Gentle Souls Women's Dana Flat, Black Snake, 8 M US Gentle Souls:

Love this anthropologie tunic I could see it with a crisp white blouse underneath as well.

Embroidered Charna Tunic -

Eileen Fisher always knows how to flatter the over 50 figure.  I Love this scoop neck tunic is fitted through the bust then flared.Note the length of the sleeves, no bingo arms!!

Eileen Fisher Scoop Neck Jersey Tunic (Regular & Petite):

Gray hair and white blouses go hand in hand.  Love this cinched waist one from Anthropologie

Do you read A Well Styled Life? If not you should check it out. Jennifer sings the praises of this Asymmetrical number from Carol Turner for Artful Home.  

Fiore Asymmetrical Tunic by Carol Turner. Our favorite sculpted European knit fabric is updated with an asymmetrical neckline and dramatic angled seams front and back. The fabric offers the perfect amount of support and stretch, making it superbly versatile—especially for travel. Overview: Three-quarter sleeves Tunic length Lettuce-edge hems Artist-made in the U.S.A. Fabric & Care: 55% cotton/45% nylon Dry clean or hand wash, dry flat Fit & Sizing: Classic fit: not too slim, not too loose Si...:

Can't ever have too much chambray or denim, right? I have been on the lookout for a nice crisp chambray tunic.  Have you spotted one you like? What about this one from Ralph Lauren or the easy linen tunic from Garnet Hill ?

Chambray Tunic - Lauren Long-Sleeve -

This is actually considered a dress from Madewell but at my age I would only wear it as a tunic!

Your favorite soft denim shirt in dress form. An easy short-sleeve style with a cool frayed edge for that hemmed-it-yourself look.  <ul><li>Monogramming now available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters (initials, a pet's nickname, your hometown) for $10, please call 866 544 1937—FYI, we love red or navy thread with denim.</li><li>100% cotton denim.</li><li>Clean indigo wash with subtle hand distressing.</li><li>Tonal stitching.</li><li>Shirtdress silhouet...:

Okay I love Madewell but how on earth did this become fashionable? Can you think of anyone that this would flatter? ls it me or does it look like a prison uniform?  It doesn't even look pretty on this model.  Let's not be slaves to fashion ladies!! Who reading this would buy this for themselves or even their fashionable daughters?

We only need three letters to accurately describe NYC-based Whit: f-u-n (and lots of it). Designer Whitney Pozgay creates the sort of clothes that are both eye-catching and easy to wear. Take this jumpsuit, for example: The streamlined one-piece is made of supersoft fabric with a cool sheen.  <ul><li>True to size.</li><li>Front rise: 11 1/2".</li><li>Inseam: 25 1/2".</li><li>Leg opening for size 4: 7 3/4".</li><li>Dry clean.</li><li>Made in the USA.</li><li> only.</li></ul>:

What are you adding to your wardrobe this Spring? I would love to hear about your finds.

Don't forget on Monday Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home and I will be back with our Spring Project Design Series "How to Style a Spring Mantle Two Ways".  We have a fabulous group of bloggers so you won't want to miss it.  Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for sneak peeks!!


  1. I love tunics period. Somehow, I just don't want either my backside or frontside seen at all! LOL! Love the shoes too!

    1. Vel you are so right!! That is why we love them!!

  2. killer tunics! i can see that this post will cost me $$'s as i am about to go shopping :-)
    so wish i could wear flats, my ridiculously high arches reject such loveliness.
    love these posts cindy!

    1. I have high arches too Debra. Have you ever tried Gentle Souls? They have good support for flats!

  3. I love tunics, skinny jeans and flats. Like you my feet feel sooo much better in flats with a little round toe. I love these posts. You do the shopping for us!

    1. Thanks Karen! I cannot wear heals anymore either unfortunately!!

  4. Cindy... I love all of your choices. Eileen Fisher never disappoints and I love the black top. I agree about that jean dress. ugs. I am such a linen lover and walk around like a wrinkled mess during the summer but I don't care. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    1. Katie you are a girl after my own heart! I love linen as well. Who cares if it wrinkles!

  5. EITHER SHOW WILL BE GOOD.............I just bought a sandal from GARNET HILL that is an EILEEN FISHER.......
    FITS LIKE A GLOVE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.Off I go to get a pedicure............Look forward to seeing what YOU ladies do for a MANTLE!AND I LOVE THE PILLOW I GOT FROM YOU!THANK YOU!

    1. Which sandals did you get? Email me a pic!! I was thinking about a pair from GH I bet you bought the same ones!!

  6. Love your pics for spring here, Cindy. You are so right about Eileen Fisher! I'll all about the tunics this season. They make dressing so easy, especially for my busy work life.
    Looking forward to your Spring Project series!
    xx, Heather

    1. Tunics hide a multitude of sins which is why I like them so much!!!

  7. The outfit definitely brings out the fresh feel in it’s most fashionable form. The location chosen is an additional beautiful breathtaking view to add to the gorgeous look. :)nice shoes.
    women flats


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