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Re-creating an Outfit

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Re-creating an OutfitI've been having fun lately perusing outfits on Pinterest. When I find something I like, I pin the outfit to my Pinterest page. Sometimes I save the outfit in my phone's gallery, as well. I then decide if I can re-create that outfit with my own clothes, and most importantly, what would I change about the outfit.
Re-creating an outfit helps you use your imagination when putting clothes together and helps you work your accessories. It's also fun to come up with fresh ideas using older items.
My first creation is below:


I love black, so the challenge to re-create the model's outfit was easy for me. I had the black top and the black slacks. Instead of high heels, I used block heels. I also opted for a long necklace to break up all the black.
With my next outfit, I made more changes:

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I wanted to create an outfit with a red jacket, skinny jeans, and heels. My red jacket is more of a blue/red, and I didn't have the blush colored shoes. I chose a black …

Keeping it Simple

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Keeping it Simple
There's nothing like a pair of jeans and a shirt. And, Baby Boomers know that jeans are our staple. Today, we can wear jeans for daytime activities and feel comfortable wearing them in the evening for a special occasion. All we have to do is add some accessories, and we are ready to go.
Today I decided to show you a simple outfit I planned for a daytime of activities. The jeans are my girlfriend jeans from Chico. The shirt and tank are via Susan Street's closet. I've mentioned that I follow her blog. The necklace is from my sister's recent collection. I topped off the outfit with a simple silver belt and flats.

The handbag holds my small crossover purse I will use for shopping later on. But for now, it holds all my other items I need for a day of errands. The flats are taupe color, a perfect color for all outfits. In fact, these flats are Jellypop with memory foam, super comfortable!
The blouse is sheer, perfect for Florida weather, and the tank has a tou…

One Jacket, Five Outfits

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One Jacket, Five OutfitsDon't you love it when you find an article of clothing you can wear countless ways? It will always be in the front of your closet waiting for your next creation. That's how I feel about the popcorn jacket from Covered Perfectly.
Made from 75% Cotton and 25% Polyester, this versatile jacket is soft and light enough to give you superb comfort in any temperature. With 3/4 length sleeves and enough length to cover your bottom, you never have to worry about showing any body parts you would rather hide.
I love it! And today, I'm going to show you some ways I will wear it. This jacket will go with me on my upcoming cruise, so I'll even have more ways to show you its versatility when I return. But for now, here's some outfits I just created.
Let's start with the little black dress.

I'm 5'5" and am wearing a size medium. Notice how long the jacket falls in the front. The jacket is white with dark gray threads. It's perfect to wear…

Adding Color to Your Wardrobe

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Adding Color to Your Wardrobe
Since I changed my eating habits, I've discovered that some of my clothes do not fit. I'm slowly adding a few new items to what I can still wear. My choice is to add more color because I tend to lean towards the basics, such as black and white.
Adding color is a good choice as we age. Our hair and skin are not as vibrant. Many of us have lost the hair color of youth and are now gray. Our skin may be dry and not as radiant. Adding color can make us feel better and younger. We can add color with makeup, hair highlights, or brighten our look through our clothing choices.
I recently found a light, airy jacket that works great for fall in Florida. Normally, I wear solids, but this print jacket is perfect to wear with many of my colored sleeveless shells.

I chose a turquoise shell, but I could have chosen pink, coral, ice blue, white or black. The jacket is light enough to wear on an 80 degree day. I'm also anxious to wear the colorful jacket with a …

My Health Journey

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My Health Journey
Welcome October! For those of you in the North, you are experiencing the best time of the year with all the beautiful foliage. For those of us in the South, we are getting a break from the humidity.
The summer went fast. Perhaps for me, it was due to a focus on my health. Three months ago I changed my eating habits to improve my diabetes numbers as well as my weight. The journey continues, but I'm having great success. My doctor is pleased with the numbers and encouraged me to lose a little more weight. I'm 7 pounds from the goal.
In the meantime, I picked up a book called Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. It has reaffirmed the new diet choices I'm making, but it's also enlightening. I never knew that vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds are SO essential to our health. I encourage everyone to check out the book, even if weight is not an issue. It's all about doing the best for us.
I'm enjoying the weight loss, but I'm also enjoying feeling bet…

Fall Dresing in Warm Weather

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Fall Dressing in Warm Weather
I adore fall with its cool weather, colorful leaves, toasty sweaters, and short booties. Unfortunately, I rarely have a chance to wear the sweaters and booties; the leaves aren't brilliant colors, and the weather change is subtle here in the South. Our fall means lower humidity but temperatures in the 80s.
So I try to find outfits that feel like fall, but are comfortable for a warm day.
I love the fall look of jeans and a blazer, especially when you add a cute T-shirt with it. Since it's too warm right now for that fall look, I created something similar using a Harley Davidson tank top and a Chico's short kimono. Add my Old Navy worn out jeans, and I have a look for a warm day in the fall.

Kimonos and scarf wraps are a great fall accessory, too, when the weather just won't cooperate.

As you know, my sister and I make scarf wraps. We just finished one and posted it on Etsy. It has the true fall colors of browns and yellows, so perfect for a …

Fall Dressing in Warm Weather

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Fall Dressing in Warm Weather
Some of the many things I adore about fall is the cool weather, colorful leaves, warm sweaters, and short booties. Unfortunately, I rarely get to wear the sweaters and booties; the leaves aren't brilliant colors, and the weather change is subtle here in the South. Our fall means lower humidity but 80 degree temperatures.
I still try to find outfits that feel like fall, but are comfortable for a warm day.