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October 4, 2016
black jersey sheath

Black Jersey Sheath For Casual Elegance

I just came back from a weekend visit with my baby girl. Her university is an 8-hour’s drive up the interstate from Tampa. About half way through our journey we stopped at a rest area. As soon as we emerged from the car I could feel Fall in the air. […]
September 27, 2016
denim chambray shirt

Denim Chambray Shirt For Fall

I actually felt a little wisp of coolness in the air tonight, which hopefully speaks to cooler days on the near horizon. Not surprisingly, denim is the “it” thing again for Fall and the denim chambray shirt has to be king of the blue mountain. My denim chambray shirt is […]
September 20, 2016
peter pan collar

Cute Little Peter Pan Collar

The weather continues to show no sign of letting up here in Florida, so I am still in hot weather clothes mode. Still, it’s nice to think about the prospect of cooler weather on the horizon. Cute Peter Pan Collar I chose this cute little Peter Pan Collar and patterned […]
September 13, 2016
white pants year round

Wear White Pants Year Round + Featured Looks From MRS #12

I grew up hearing all the rules for proper dressing and one of the biggest was, “never wear white after Labor Day.” Hmm, I can see how that might be the case in places where you have seasonal change, but in tropical climates it doesn’t really make much sense. That’s […]
September 6, 2016
linen button-down shirt

Linen Button-Down Shirt – What I Really Wore

On a recent visit with my mom, I ventured out in an ombre linen button-down shirt for a day of shopping. I was so proud that she successfully snapped these pictures! And yes, my head and feet made it into every frame, so if you don’t see my head it’s […]
September 1, 2016
how I refine my style

How I Refine My Style – My Refined Style Celebrates One Year

Today is a very special day…we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the My Refined Style Fashion Linkup…woot, woot! What a fabulous time we’ve had; coming together each month to rock our over-40 style. How I Refine My Style To celebrate the day I thought I would share the three […]
August 30, 2016
figure flattering Peplum Top

Figure Flattering Peplum Top And Getting Back Into The Groove

Is it just me…or do some of you appreciate it when life settles back into more of a normal routine? Don’t get me wrong, I cherished every moment of this last summer with our whole family together. But, I found it so hard to maintain any semblance of normal life. […]
August 16, 2016
summer shorts for easy summer style

Jeans Shorts For Easy Summer Style

The summer season is my most casual season by far and these jeans shorts have definitely been my fashion trademark. I can’t believe summer is almost over! It has been a season full of family, friends, food and seemingly endless college preparations. But, as busy as it’s been, I have […]
August 9, 2016
white summer shorts

Gotta Have White Summer Shorts

I’ve gotta have white summer shorts! White shorts win the prize for my favorite go-to clothing piece of the summer. White Summer Shorts It’s been hot, hot, hot in Florida this summer, so shorts have been my best friend. I love wearing white summer shorts because they provide a clean […]
August 4, 2016
Simple Striped Shirt Dress

Simple Striped Shirt Dress – My Refined Style #11

I am pumped about this month’s My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup! The most exciting part is that I have actually slowed down enough to really enjoy the linkup. The last several months I’ve had little extra time to stop or smell the roses. Striped Shirt Dress I found […]
August 2, 2016
Dress For A Theme Park

How To Dress For A Theme Park – What I Really Wore

Let’s talk about how to dress for a theme park. My little family of four recently took a 4-day trip to Disney World to celebrate my daughter’s recent high school graduation. Theme parks can be especially tricky for the fashion conscious woman. I find it necessary to break a few […]
July 26, 2016
little white dress

I Love A Little White Dress

Wow, it’s hard to believe we are already in the last week of July! This whole summer has been a blur for me as I’ve gone straight from one event to the next…and, I don’t see anything slowing down until late August. I have also been adjusting to the 12-hour […]