How I met Tania
One of the great things about the blogosphere is that you meet great people who share your interests, but who live far away. These people may be readers or other bloggers. The blogosphere makes it possible to share ideas, give feedback, ask questions and make new friends. All it takes is being in the same niche of the blogosphere.
Today I want to introduce one of my blogging friends whom I met shortly after she started blogging in September 2015. She has been a regular at my Top of the World Style linkup party. Along with some other women we were among the first hosts of the Ageless Style Linkup party that still goes live every first Tuesday in a month. We also were among the first 50 bloggers of the Fierce 50 campaign and community. It was actually this campaign that got us into phone contact.
More about Tania
Tania Stephens is the beauty and fashion blogger at 50 is Not Old. She grew up in Middle Tennessee and like me has a younger brother and sister. An interesting fun fact about her is that she had a skunk for a pet! What a stink that might have been! LOL.
Tania also loves to read, eating healthy, vintage jewelry, quality handbags, the University of Tennessee football, and everything Christmas related. She and her husband live in Southwest Virginia where he comes from. They have three kids, five grandkids and a pooch.
What you can find on her blog
Tania’s blog Fifty Is Not Old focuses on fashion and beauty topics and lifestyle topics. I would describe her style as “classic meets trendy”. In other words, she mixes expensive with affordable clothing and costume jewelry. She feels that turning 40, 50, … is no reason to let yourself go. Other topics are affordable clothing, and how to look stylish on a tight budget. Check her blog out.
My Look of the Day
I went for an ageless monochromatic look in pink from head to toe for a chilly morning up here in Interior Alaska. To keep the look interesting I played with different texture of the materials as well as matt vs. shine: smooth suede, nappa leather, a silk neckerchief and a classic knit top.
The skirt, top and pumps have different hues of pink. From a physics perspective, this means that the look is not really monochromatic. However, in fashion, we use the term for colors from the same hue.
Using lightly different hues is important when going for a monochromatic outfit with items that don’t have the exact same color. If there were only a minimal difference, a monochromatic look can easily make the impression that one of the pieces had been in the laundry more often than the others. Except for denim obviously washed out color is never stylish.
Note that monochromatic outfits with the exact same colors are usually sets bought to be worn together. While there is nothing wrong with buying “complete outfits” from just one brand (to have exactly matching colors), you limit yourself stylewise when you only wear the look as bought.Unmatch your suits to get more wear out of your wardrobe. #styleadvice #budgetfashion Click To Tweet
While I normally add a bold necklace or bold belt to a monochromatic outfit, I did without this time. I wanted to make the pink color the statement. So I added a rose gold pinkish amethyst colored pendant necklace with matching earrings.
Styletip: Monochromatic outfits are like a blank canva and you can make the accessories your statement.
This trick works extremely well when you use neutrals like for instance an ageless look all in blue; or think of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in her LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany.
Don’t let the right outfit be a random thing. Wear the right look in every situation by looking up what to wear when in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.
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