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SWL- Fashion in Your 50s

Lloyd gives some fashion tips for women in their 50s.  He says that at 50, the three fabrics of choice  for your style should be cashmere (who doesn’t love that!), merino wool (almost cashmere) and silk.  He calls them the “holy trinity.” So I created three outfits with each for the woman who doesn’t want to dress like a kid but own her own style.
Each outfit is mindful of heel height and appropriateness while keeping maximum style and comfort.  Women of every age can have great style!

SWL- Fashion in Your 50s

SWL- Fashion in Your 50s by stylefromthesticks featuring silk scarves

Short sleeve top
$97 – purecollection.com

Oasis cap sleeve top
$73 – oasis-stores.com

Isabel de Pedro jersey skirt
$91 – julesb.co.uk

Joules lightweight pants
$74 – psyche.co.uk

Raxevsky white capri
$62 – pret-a-beaute.com

Henri bendel jewelry
henribendel.com

Vegas Baby

Who knows how this decision was made.  Perhaps you’ve planned this.  Maybe you made some bad decisions and your wedding night looks like something from The Hangover.  Either way, the outfit need not be so serious.
A short dress is in order.  This can be tricky.  Pick the wrong one and you may feel like you’re in a bad prom dress.  Look for something you wouldn’t possibly wear in a cathedral.  Feathers?  Yup, that’ll work.
Add an eyelash veil to make this look especially bridal.  And some killer heels that you’d also never be caught dead in with this dress anywhere other than Vegas.
And the ring?  Well, it may or may not be real.  And hopefully didn’t come out of a gumball machine.
Who can tell?  This is Vegas baby.

Vegas Baby

Vegas Baby by stylefromthesticks featuring j crew

The Princess Bride

What little girl doesn’t dream of being a princess for a day?  For those of you that want to live that dream, this dress is for you.  It has all the criteria for princess-ness.  It has sparkle, a big poofy skirt and a sweetheart neckline.  All that is required is some magic shoes and a flowy elbow length veil.
I suddenly have a hankering to watch Cinderella!
This dress is most appropriate in a romantic venue.  A church wedding, a beautiful historical home or… a castle!
Don’t forget your Prince Charming!
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride by stylefromthesticks featuring betsey johnson pumps

By Malene Birger beaded jewellery
$165 – bymalenebirger.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #27

Once upon a time a mom had to attend a t-ball game in the midst of summer humidity.  Did she throw on workout shorts and an oversized t-shirt?  No!  She fought the ugly weather with a fun hat and some bright shoes.  The result, the mom was happy, the rest of the night after.

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #27
And here’s me, in real life.  Even if the photo isn’t the most flattering…

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #27 by stylefromthesticks featuring a fedora hat

Monki cotton t shirt
$23 – monki.com

TOMS flat shoes
$61 – blueberries-online.com

Amrita singh
amritasingh.com

Hook Albert brooch
saksfifthavenue.com

Fedora hat
swell.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #21

This look was more fun in real life.  Finding the exact same shades wasn’t easy since I couldn’t find the exact same plaid shorts.  But the concept is the same.  I paired them with a simple tank and a loose vest, a belt with a flower and beaded earrings.
Note to self:  must apply more self-tanner!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #21
Here’s the real life-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #21 by stylefromthesticks featuring roxy shorts

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

Pull Bear pull bear
$16 – pullandbear.com

Roxy shorts
$70 – zalando.co.uk

New Look toe thong
$36 – asos.com

Tassel belt
loveculture.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #16

Here’s an outfit that I wore on total lack of sleep.  But I did try.  I did get out of my jammies. Pretty much only because I had to.  I also had to go to my child’s recital like this.  That was pretty embarrassing.  But luckily I had a nap later and returned to my human form later that day.

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #16
Here’s the real life version-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #16 by stylefromthesticks featuring striped tops

Oasis striped top
$23 – asos.com

Nine west
zappos.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #7

The sun was out and it really did feel like the beginning of summer.  We slept in, hit the pool for the first time and had a night of t-ball.  Did I mention that I love summer?

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #7

Here’s the real life version-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #7 by stylefromthesticks featuring burnout shirts

Lord & Taylor flat shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Wire jewelry
americanapparel.net

Lipsy
$23 – lipsy.co.uk

Memorial Day Weekend- Lounging

Memorial Day weekend weather doesn’t always cooperate.  The big kickoff of summer sometimes ends up rainy and cold nixing any outdoor fun.  If you find yourself lounging with your family, here’s something you could wear in public, if need be, sans the slippers.  I am in complete love with headwraps lately.  I plan on wearing them a LOT this summer.
Think of loungewear like you do your singing in the shower, sure it may be wonderful to you but the rest of the world may not think so.  Especially beyond your own home. Please use sparingly…

Memorial Day Weekend- Lounging

Memorial Day Weekend- Lounging by stylefromthesticks featuring tasha

Blonde Blonde cocoon cardigan
$29 – bankfashion.co.uk

Eberjey
$91 – harveynichols.com

Presence bow shoes
$8.46 – debenhams.com

Tasha
nordstrom.com

Spring Family Picnic

It’s time to get out there and do some family activities and that includes a picnic.  Find that cute old picnic basket that was probably your mother’s and head to the park.  Wear a lightweight sweater and toss on some laid back shoes.  Pair with a carefree attitude.
Enjoy the sunshine!

Spring Family Picnic

Spring Family Picnic by stylefromthesticks featuring super skinny jeans

Bearpaw shoes
amazon.com

Brown watch
$19 – debenhams.com

Round scarve
modcloth.com

TV Series- Felicity- Felicity Porter

Oh why don’t they make shows like this anymore?  You know, shows where college kids drop all their plans to attend the university of the person they have a crush on?  Wait, that sounds like the plot to Legally Blonde.  Hm, which came first?
I loved Felicity.  I loved how they always talked in whispers.  So I suppose I watched it with the volume turned way up.  I loved the drama of Ben verses Noel.  (My vote was always for Ben.)  I loved how I got my way in the end.
Anyone else miss shows like these?  Now we have to swallow junk like the Kardashians.

TV Series- Felicity- Felicity Porter

TV Series- Felicity- Felicity Porter by stylefromthesticks featuring round earrings

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