Review – Striking Allegra K Tops (Colorful, Easy Care) – $10 and up

These are four of my favorite tops for perking me up on a day I’d rather stay under the covers with my pups.  They are so pretty and flowy that it’s almost like wearing a fun costume.  (I have at least six more Allegra K tops like these that I’ll review later.)

I took a chance when I ordered my first Allegra K topI mean, how good can a top be that costs only $8 – $10?  Since my first order, these tops have become a passion of mine.  I look at least once a week to see if there are new prints available.  I have received so many compliments on my Allegra K tops that I’ve decided to become a network publisher to promote them. I own every one of the tops in this review and can say that my experience ordering, wearing, and laundering them has been top notch.

 The directions say to “hand wash.”  I do NOT hand wash mine.  I wash them in Woolite and throw them into the dryer on low heat with other similar types of clothes.


In my 20s, I didn’t have style, I had a helluva bosom.

In my 20s, I didn’t have style, I had a helluva bosom.

In my 30s, I made adorable two-piece suits with short skirts and tailored jackets to make the best of that bosom.  I wore them with classic pumps.

In my 40s, I grieved the passing of my husband and mourned not being in my 20s or 30s, so I schlepped around a lot without a bit of style. When I got dressed, it was usually a subtle navy or black pantsuits and pearls.

After I turned 50, I realized that all this that’s ME wasn’t going to get any better and I’d better make peace with that and rock it.

When I’m this lady’s age, I hope I’m rocking it even harder!  Read about her on the Advanced Style blog.

From Advanced Style

Review – Brown and Clear Rims (Unisex) Prescription Eyeglasses from ZenniOptical

Brown Glasses - Actual - Frames $27

These are my all-time favorites…I adore these frames from ZenniOptical.  They are also a pair I paid more than usual for.  The frames were $27 and I ordered a higher grade of lenses.  Total for progressive bifocal lenses that were upgraded to 1.67 Digital Free Form Progressive (No-line multi-focal) which cost a little more.  Total drive-out for these prescription glasses were $97.

They don’t look like much in this ad, but you can see that they look differently on me.  I think they look better on me than any other business/professional frames I have.

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Review – Michael Kors Women’s Jalita Charm Sandal

One of my favorite finds!

I so enjoy this leather platform Michael Kors sandal with a rubber sole.  The heel measures approximately 3 inches.  They are round open-toe platform wedge sandals with MK charm.

For feet that have carried us through our adventures for over 50 years, these are dreamy.  I enjoy them because they provide style and height while not being too tall.  I wear them ten to twelve hours at a time and cover a lot of steps during my day.

Review – Coach Tennis Shoes – Brown

My new favorite shoes for the winter are below.  I bought my first pair of Coach sneakers in black from Macy’s.  I liked them so much, I ordered the brown ones from Amazon and used my Amazon Visa points to pay for them. My price was $79 for this pair.  You may be able to find them for less if you shop around, but I was satisfied with the delivery speed and price…especially since I used Amazon Visa points to pay for them.

These shoes are comfortable and stylish.  Sizes available on Amazon vary.  Do a search for Coach Women’s Remonna Sneaker to see a list of the offerings of Coach tennis shoes on Amazon.

Nobody Cares What I Wear and I LOVE it!

The mid-50s are great years. One of the perks of living in a college town is that nobody gives a d@mn what this middle-aged woman is wearing as long as the subject matter is tastefully covered, there’s no unsightly jiggling, and my shoes are quiet (e.g. the slap-slapping of rubber flip flops or house shoes doesn’t punctuate every move I make around the office).

If I like an outfit (costume, or whatever one cares to call one of my work ensembles) and if it fits right, I buy five or six of them and basically wear the same “uniform” every day for that season.

An added bonus of being this age is that since no one is looking at my middle-aged bosom, it goes unnoticed that I have tucked into my bra a large cell phone (one that I can see), car keys, a credit card, $50, my favorite tube of lipstick and a police whistle. (It’s smaller than my pistol, but just as loud.)

Yes, I think that things just keep getting better after 50. At this age, a woman knows how to be safe, fashionably dressed, and ready to go out with friends at a moment’s notice. (The only downside to these fun years is that I actually intended to make a post about Macy’s Friends and Family sale that is going on this weekend…you can see how well that worked out.)Image