Thrifted Blazer Favs and How I Styled Them. Style After 60


Here is a little style inspo for everyone who loves a nice blazer. If it's thrifted, then that's all the better! I love a good thrift find!


Re-cap of Favorite Thrifted Blazers

Break Out The Rich Colors of Fall! Thrifted Style After 60

 

Camel-hair Blazer in Burnt Orange

It’s Autumn here in Connecticut and the trees are changing colors. I love it! I got the chance to wear one of my favorite Fall colors this weekend at a neighborhood harvest festival. I wore this burnt orange camel-hair blazer. Thrifted of course. What a match to all the colors of the pumpkins and mums at the festival! I love the colors of Fall! Don’t you? What’s your favorite thing about Fall?

Autumn in CT.  Wearing @Ugg Boots and handbag by

 


How To Style Mixed Prints: Quick Guide

I usually shy away from mixing prints, like stripes with polka dots, but I've seen styles that really seem to flow. It's making me take a second look. My style is conservative, but I think I can go outside the box, a little. Now, I don't want to look like I'm wearing a clown outfit, but perhaps I should investigate this further.   

Recently, one of my favorite stylists, @iamdionnedean, demonstrated a little somethin' somethin' with mixed prints, and I gotta tell ya, I didn't hate it. She matched a pink and white polka dot sweater with a striped muliti-colored dress. The key, according to Dionne, is to match the different prints with colors from the same family.  It totally worked for her!  I encourage you to check out her content for great styling tips, especially with second-hand fashion finds.

So, I tried it with this vintage plaid blazer that I thrifted recently from @Goodwill. The dominant colors in my blazer are light brown, rust and camel, with black stripes. I paired it with a brown and tan animal print scarf.  So, some of the colors in both the scarf and blazer are from the same family. The scarf is small enough that it doesn't overwhelm the eye or make the whole outfit look too busy. I think.

I'm going to play around with this mixed prints concept a little more. It may grow on me yet!

Let me know if you've ever intentionally mixed prints when putting together an outfit. 


How To Style A Scarf - Style After 60



A few scarf stylings and a quick How-To video on how to tie a scarf and accentuate every outfit.


I love to wear scarves, especially silk scarves. There was a time when I'd wear a different scarf with every work outfit. That, along with pearls, were part of my signature.  



Tip: Check out yard sales, estate sales and thrift stores for second-hand decorative scarves.  Most times you'll find scarves as low as .50 cents and rarely anything more than two to three dollars. 












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The Perfect Way To Wing Out Your Eyeliner - iMethod Beauty Review


I just tried the wing stamp and eyeliner from iMethod Beauty. First, let me say that the design of both outer applicators is exquisite! 

Honestly,  I didn't know what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package. 

The iMethod sleek pink applicator has a small wing stamp at either end. I can certainly appreciate the L and R notations on the applicator.  This helps with any confusion about which stamp to apply to which eyelid.


The second tube, in sleek black, is liquid eyeliner with two applicator tips. I like the dual tip applicator feature. The eyeliner goes on smoothly and the color is consistent.



Here is how you get the perfect winged out eye:

  1. Simply press the stamp that's on the end of the pink applicator to the outer corner of your eyelid and just like that, you've applied a wing. 
  2.  Using the eyeliner, slowly draw a line from the inner corner of your eyelid and connect it to the wing. Fill in the eyeliner to your desired thickness. 
Funny story: On my lazy days I would often fake a full eyeliner/wing look by only winging out the corner, solo. No eyeliner. It still gave my eyes a lift but without the more dramatic look that you get with eyeliner.  Just think, now thanks to iMethod Beauty, I can STAMP on a wing and go! 


Oh, let me add that the addition of all those good oils in the product like Jojoba oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil and shea butter are a real bonus! 

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Personal Air Conditioning Unit - Review


 


This personal air conditioning unit was so much more than expected! There is nothing to set up. Just add tap water or icy water and plug it in. That's it! 

The vent can be adjusted up or down to direct the flow of cool air. This unit is quite light-weight (less than 3 pounds) and it has a handle that makes it even easier to move around. High-quality control buttons adorn the top.  The "wet" button provides a gentle mist that feels so good! There is even a timer feature! 

I can imagine using this in a dormitory. I wish something like this was available when I was in college. My dorm room was like a sauna on most days and the most we were allowed to have was a fan! A fan that was doing nothing but making noise and moving hot air around. How did I survive?

    

Anyway, this little unit can be set up on a desk or countertop for quick personal relief. You know how we hate to get up to turn our electronics on/off? Well, there's a remote control for that!  

I gifted this unit to hubby to use in his new shed. I can't wait to see his reaction!

Another must-have gadget!






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Thrifted Blazer Favs and How I Styled Them. Style After 60

Here  is a little style inspo for everyone who loves a nice blazer. If it's thrifted, then that's all the better!  I love a good thr...