Thoughts on what to thank for

#fashionover50 Blogger ins trendy snake print, matching pumps and scarf, royal blue sweater

Dear readers,

This is the 19th Thanksgiving in my life. Why? Well, I’m an immigrant who came to Alaska more than 18 years ago. My very first ever Thanksgiving was on a business trip. It sort of set our Thanksgiving traditions.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect about all the great, good things one has been blessed with. Of course, good food is an essential part of the holiday that one often forgets to be thankful for.

#over50chic mature fashion blogger in maxi skirt with slit, purple pumps and sweater
Purple sweater, DIY belt, Prada purple pumps, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle, headband, amethyst earrings (all own) and studded skirt c/o Misook

Being in midlife I am thankful to be alive and be a senior. No, the latter is not about being eligible for senior discounts. Getting old is a privilege so many have been denied. For instance, my maternal grandmother didn’t live to my age.

I am also thankful to be healthy and to have no difficulties with balance or motion. I still can enjoy dancing including aerials. I can catch a bus in 4 inch heels. My body hasn’t started yet itching and being in pain with every move I take.

#chicover50 midlife woman in pants , sweater and heels
Back view of Thanksgiving outfit with Anne Klein polka dot scarf, Ivanka Trump pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Sienna Studio snake print leather pants (all own)

In my 20s, 30s, and 40s, I took health for granted. I never believed that I could get seriously ill. In midlife, my thinking about health at large changed. I take more care of my body. It’s the only one I can live in. I am thankful for realizing that I need to recreate after working hard. You can’t even run an engine full power constantly.

I am thankful for all what I learned in life even when I didn’t like some of the lessons. At least, they taught me what I don’t like, doesn’t work, you get the idea. This knowledge gives me the power to not repeat things I didn’t like/that didn’t work. Knowledge is key for educated, data based decisions.

You didn't learn when you make the same mistake twice. #lifestyle Click To Tweet

Since this is a fashion blog, I will give you some fashion and style related examples. I adore the pale pink or pale baby blue with light gray and white looks. Imagine gray pants, a white blouse and a light pink (or blue) coat. These look so posh even when the items are casual. However, pastels just wash me out. The result: I look like I escaped from the intense care section of a hospital.

#midlifestyle mature woman in mixed prints and royal blue statement color sweater
Square Anne Klein polka silk scarf, Ivanka Trump heels, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Bulova watch, Sienna Studio leather trousers (all own)

Another fashion and style related lesson learned. Ever since I was a child, I have been in love with sequin gowns/dresses. I learned the hard way that they are bad for dancing. I had bought a little red dress with sequin embellishment on both sides of the dress for a New Year’s Eve dance party a couple of years ago. My hubby and I danced the night away. When we came home, I saw that his entire arm was scratched like someone had used abrasive paper on his forearm. 🙁

Never wear a dress with sequins on the back when you go out for dancing. #wisdom Click To Tweet
#fashioncolors Nicole wearing fall's It color purple with a maxi skirt
Side view of outfit with sweater, DIY belt, Prada heels, pantyhose (all own) and studded skirt c/o Misook

I am very thankful for my many readers, your emails, comments, likes, and post requests. I love to write posts of which I know that you are interested in reading them. Thus, please keep on sending emails with post requests, style or shopping questions. I really appreciate your time doing this. I don’t mind when your question requires some research on my side. It’s always nice to look into something one hasn’t yet thought about oneself.

I am very thankful that someone has nominate my blog for the UK Blog Award. I thought it’s just UK blogs. I feel honored about your thinking that my blog has the things to be worth nominating! It made me so happy. Can I ask you a favor? I would be very thankful when you would vote for my blog at the UK Blog Awards category Fashion

#streetstyle over 50 years old in studded skirt and purple heels and sweater with statement belt
Front view of fall look with DIY belt, sweater, Prada pointy toe pumps, pantyhose, Hermes collier de chien bangle, headband (all own) and studded skirt c/o Misook

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Now let’s celebrate the day with the 182nd Top of the World Style linkup party. Welcome to my Thanksgiving party. There is no dress code for this party, but wearing something different than your birth outfit. 😉

When you are a first time guest sign up for the email reminder to get a weekly invitation. Promote the party by letting others know about it.

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Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav: Nadine Fei

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Nadine Fei
Nadine Fei the crossdressing blogger at Nadine’s Crossdressing Abenteuer became Top of the World Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Nadine Fei the blogger at Nadine’s Crossdressing Abenteuer became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She reported from her shopping trip and showed some of her fitting room selfies. Her tall boots are so awesome!

Top of the World Style weekly fashion linkup party at High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com

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Top of the World OOTD My Fav: Shelbee

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Shelbee the lifestyle blogger at Shelbee on the Edge became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Shelbee’s all neutral color outfit caught my eyes. I love all neutral outfits. They are styling art works when they are done right to look interesting. Shelbee totally nailed this one. She is the blogger at Shelbee on the Edge. She is also an Army wife, an over 40 stay-at-home mother of two boys and two cats and currently lives in up-state New York.

Top of the World Style weekly fashion linkup party @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com

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Top of the World Style Winner of the Week: Suzy

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Suzy Turner the 40+ lifestyle blogger at the blog with the same name was the Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Suzy Turner, the lifestyle blogger at Suzy Turner, won the Top of the World Style feature. She is a Yorkshire lass at heart from Rotherham, UK, who moved – or should I write – was moved (?) – to Portugal when she was ten. In 2010, she began writing full time and has since published twelve novels. Maybe I should read one. She posted about her great boots that turner out to be a good buy. These boots have such a classic style. <3
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Link up your outfit posts and invite friends to link up their outfit posts too. All fashionistas and fashionisters, fashion and style lovers are welcome. Tweet your linked post using the hashtag #TopoftheWorldStyleLinkup @HighLatitudeSty and I will retweet your link.

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Let’s see what you have been wearing lately or wear today.

Get your own party.

Celebrate safely.

Yours Nicole xo

P.S. Don’t forget to check my gift guide for gift ideas and promo codes.

Photos of me: G. Kramm

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7 thoughts on “Thoughts on what to thank for

  1. Loved your comment about pastels: I look, well, sick, in pastels. And I love your long skirt outfit, you look great. If I’m not too late, I shall vote for you too.

  2. Congratulations about being nominated Nicole! Well-Deserved! Love these classic, polished looks.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Ada =)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. That’s s great Thanksgiving outfit. Love the pants.
    x, Julie

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