Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I wore Wednesday

Well, this will be my first time ever doing a What I Wore Wednesday.  I don't like showing pictures of myself!  I guess the idea is to get women or moms or grandmas out of their jeans and sweatshirts and get us into something more fashionable.  So, in observation of "What I Wore Wednesday", I'm going to try to be fashionable today!  Here's what I'm wearing! Ignore the two paintings behind my head.  I really need to find another place to take my pictures!  And gotta love the 7 year old photographer. 
Linking up here:
pleated poppy

I will be linking up with some of the blogs that participate in this as soon as I get back from dropping Jaycee off at school.  And just so that you know, that scarf is warm!  It's snowing for the first time today.  Gotta go!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fashionable Cyber Monday Deals

All of the stores will be having their Cyber Monday deals tomorrow!  Some have already begun.  I have no affiliation with these stores.  I just wanted to show you some of the trends that are on sale, that I've shown you here in the last couple weeks.  I've only chosen one from each category that I've posted about.  Each style word links back to the original post, if you'd like to see them again.

New York and Company. 50% off everything in the store and FREE shipping.

Macy's Cyber Monday Deals have already begun.

Remember the Emerald post?
Macy's has this dress on sale (It's a little darker than Emerald, but would be a great Holiday party dress)
SL Fashions Dress, Sleeveless Ruched Empire Waist Pleated A-Line 
We've talked about Houndstooth.  Guess what?  On sale! I love the simplicity of this dress.
Elementz Dress, Sleeveless Printed Belted Pencil Sheath 
Stye&co. Coat, Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat  
Red and Ruffled.  Two of my favorite trends in one great jacket dress!
Kasper Suit, Long Sleeve Ruffled Jacket & Sheath Dress
Enjoy the deals on Monday!

Are you planning on shopping the Cyber Monday deals?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Check it out! Houndstooth is back!

I love Black and White.  It's usually simple.  I've been seeing some Houndstooth checks around.  And of course, they usually show Houndstooth in Black and White. Although, they do occasionally come in other colors also.  Here is what I've found.  And as usual, I have no affiliations with these stores.

New York and Company~~Fedora
Macy's Houndstooth Check Coat
Fever Sweater, Long Sleeve Houndstooth Check Coat
Kohl's~~Houndstooth Ruffle Vest~~I'm in love with this one!!
Chaps Houndstooth Ruffle Vest 
 Women's Merona® Zakia Houndstooth Rain Boots - Black 
Sears~~Drapeneck Houndstooth Dress
Belk~~Houndstooth Poncho Dress

Kasper Houndstooth Poncho Dress

Which are your favorite Houndstooth pieces?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ways to Fight Osteoporosis -- Prunes? & other helpful tips

Most of these things you've probably already heard or have known.  Limit alcohol, limit sodium, don't drink soda, etc. etc.  But, in case you need a refresher, there's a link to an article from below.  Yes.  I even get my magazines through email!! 

I also read in a magazine last month that dried plums and onions were good for bone health.  I promptly went out and bought dried plums.  It's kind of hard to eat the required amount, though.  I guess in the study, women were eating 8 or 9 dried plums a day.  Whew!  That's a lot of prunes!  I can't remember which magazine I read that in, but you can read about the study on  And you've got to love a study that comes out of Florida State University.  *wink, wink* 

Here's the link to's refresher

ENDED--Giveaway!! 1 Year Subscription to MORE Magazine!

If you've been to my other blogs, you know I'm a big magazine freak!  I've been subscribing to MORE magazine on and off since my early thirties.  I looked at it as inspiration for what was to come! I loved seeing the women in their 40's and 50's living life to it's fullest.  Let's face it.  Just because we've turned 40, does not mean our life is ending.  This is the best part!!  

This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by MORE magazine.  It's my own little thing because I love you guys and I love this magazine.
Here's the description of MORE magazine:
More is a magazine that celebrates the twenty "new" years women now have in the middle of their lives. A fantastic magazine for women approaching their 40's and women in their 40's or 50's! Each issue features fantastic articles on health and fitness, beauty, relationships, travel, home, fashion, money and so much more. More is a down-to-earth magazine perfect for any middle aged woman!

Sounds Perfect, right? 

Giveaway will run Monday, November 21st until Monday December 12th at 11:59 PM

Here's how to enter!!

Mandatory Entry--Be a follower of Fit, Fun and Fashionable After 40

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Bonus Entry--Look in your mirror and tell yourself that you're fabulous!!  Let us all know!

Everyone have a great day and Good Luck!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Loving the soft, fuzzy, warm FAUX FUR! (In small amounts)

I was all about the fur last year.  I loved it.  Wanted it.  This year, eh. . . I might still do it.  They're still showing it and some of the things are cute.  Last year, I might have worn a vest.  This year, for me,  it's all about smaller fur details.  So here are some of the fur things right now that have caught my eye.  And as usual so far, I have no affiliations with any of these stores.  Just showing you what has caught my eye or inspired me!

New York and Company~~Fur hat and fur scarf.  Not necessarily meant to be worn together.  Don't go crazy!  (I actually ordered the brown fur scarf today!)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Red Hot!

I love red and with the holiday season upon us, what better time to check out some of the Red Hot fashions that are out there!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fit, Fun and 41. . . on Heelys?

If you've been to my other blog, Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life, you might have already seen me practicing on my Heelys.  If not, here you go! This is actually a different video.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Are you blushing? Soft, gorgeous pinks

All of these first ones are from New York and Company.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Emerald Green --It's not just for Jewelry!

Here are some things I could find in the Emerald color that's becoming popular.  I've always been a HUGE fan of this color!  So glad they're coming out with more of this color.  Again, I am not affiliated with these stores in any way!  Just showing you what's out there.

Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater~~Kohl's
Chaps By The Fireplace Cable-Knit Cowlneck Sweater

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quotes about Aging (gracefully)

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." --Mark Twain
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." --Samuel Ullman

Grown up Ruffles!

Please note:  Some of the pictures that I originally put in this post are no longer available.  We're all just gonna have to use our imagination.  Don't worry. . . . I miss the pictures, too!

I love ruffles.  Always have.  Luckily, there are many, many ruffle options right now.
I've chosen these items from online stores that also have brick and mortar stores in most malls. I am not affiliated with these stores at all.

Ruffled Trench from New York and Company

 Ruffle Wrap Bodice Sheath Dress from New York and Company
The gray pinstripe is work-worthy and the length is perfect right above the knee.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Animal Prints? On me? Yes!

Please note:  Some of the pictures originally in this post were from Pinterest and have been deleted.  Stinks, I know.  I miss them too!

I'm not sure I'd like to do the whole animal print thing again.  But, they're showing an awful lot of it right now.  The key to animal print is to keep everything else low key.  And if you're nervous about wearing it, try it out with accessories.

Shoes are a good place to start or a bangle on your wrist.  Not both together!
Let's start with boots.
  At first look, these boots might seem kind of scary or intimidating to you.  Do not be afraid!

Here is what you can put them with to tone them down!

Striped Look for Less

Please note:  This post used to have pictures from Pinterest, but they are no longer available.  Sorry!  I miss the pictures too!

I saw this dress in a magazine last week.  Lucky for us, it was a September magazine and the dress is marked down now!!  I am in no way affiliated with JCPenney.  I just thought it was cute and it's MARKED DOWN!!

Here's the dress and the things I would put with it. . . if money were no object.

  More of those fun stripes I was talking about yesterday.

Leather separates are hot right now as well.

Three Style trends I'm loving!

I just joined Pinterest  a couple weeks ago and have pinned some of my favorite styles.  Here are three of the style trends that I'm loving right now! 

(Please note.  I originally had Pinterest pictures in this post, but none of my Pinterest pictures show up anymore.  Sorry!)

Dark Denim Wide Leg Jeans. . . . a dressier pair of jeans.
    Longer ponchos and capes.  Love them!  They cover things nicely.  Although, I would not wear them with the jeans above.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Buccaneer Smooch wi' me Hubby

Hope ye all had a fantastic Halloween!
The Urchins

DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.


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