Silver Shoes 3 (With Pink Pants)

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Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

Silver Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Pink Pants

Quote of the day: “Man is not old until regrets start taking the place of dreams.” John Barrymore

The final episode of this silver shoes series was a puzzler for me. I felt like the silver shoes could easily pair with any colored pants, so what did we all have in our closet, that I could use? I finally decided on pink, even though our shades of pink are quite different. My pink jeans are a very light blush, Nancy’s pink pants are a bright fuchsia, and mom’s pink pants are a classic pastel version. You can see the other renditions with the exact same shoes with white jeans (here–where you can also see the shoes in more detail) and black pants (here). Do you have a favorite pairing for the silver shoes with other colors? Tell me in the comments below and I’ll style that  most popular three colors for the next silver shoes series!!

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

50’s Outfit: I look at this outfit now, and wonder what was I thinking? I wanted to keep it light with the pastels, but then thought it was too “girly” so I added the denim blazer. And I have no idea about that whitish spot on my teeth—I blame the camera!!

Jeans: Simply Vera (similar here)~~Blazer: American Eagle (similar here)~~Top: the Limited (similar here)~~Sandals: Dr. Scholls (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women

60’s Outfit: Even thought the shiny silver shoes look almost whitish from afar, I also associate them with grey—that’s why I chose this blouse to style for Nancy’s outfit.

Pants: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Top: Gerard Darel (similar here)~~Blouse: Express (similar here)~~Shoes: Coast (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

70’s Outfit: Of course, you’ve never seen a jacket like this before, because mom hand made it herself. As I’ve said before, she gives Martha Stewart a run for her money!

Pants: Classiques du Sport (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here in floral)~~Top: Fashion 2 Fashion (similar here)~~Shoes: Bijou!  (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s such a pleasure reading your input! Linking with Up, Down, All Around & 40 plus style (jackets)

Now here’s some silver shoes that won’t show off your toes if that’s your preference: (I’m in love with those silver sneakers!!)


Silver Shoes 2 (With Black Pants)

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Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

Silver Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Black Pants

Quote of the day: “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” Harvey MacKay

Since I started noticing silver shoes on many other bloggers begining this winter, I thought it’d be a fun project for the three of us. I styled the silver shoes with white jeans in the last post (here-where you can also see the shoes up close & personal), and now I paired the same shoes with just the opposite-black pants. Even though the bottom half is black for each of us, they are still somewhat different. My black pants are faux leather in the front, Nancy’s wearing her black trousers, and mom put on black jeans. I think the silver shoes create a fun contrast against the black pants as opposed to the white jeans, where they blended in.

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

50’s Outfit: My silver cat earrings were actually quite tarnished when I pulled them out. So I used Tarnex on them with amazing results. What exactly is in that stuff?

Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Top: Chaps (similar here)~~Sweater: (similar here)~~Sandals: Dr. Scholls (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

60’s Outfit: Since Nancy’s outfit was black & white, we added colorful accessories for a pop of color. I know you’ve seen these necklaces quite a bit, but I think they add a bit of whimsy to many outfits. We originally showcased the gold necklace like the one Nancy is wearing in the fringe series here.

Pants: Express (similar here)~~Cardigan: Norton (similar here)~~Top: Jones NY (similar here)~~Shoes: Coast (similar here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

70’s Outfit: Mom bought this kimono? wrap? shawl? just recently. I thought that the burned out fabric look of the wrap complimented the openness of the crochet style of her shoes. It looks very coordinated don’t you think?.

Pants: Eric Jeans (similar here)~~Kimono: (similar here but very expensive)~~Top: (similar here)~~Shoes: Bijou! (similar here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s such a pleasure reading your input! Linking with TBT Fashion, Top of the World Style, Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fashions, WWFriday’s FavoriteThursday Moda, Thursday FAshion Files, Personal Style, Fabulous FridayFancy FridayWhat I Wore to Work, Sheela Writes, & Party at my Place 

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
If you want a heeled silver sandal, I found some lovely ones below (see the previous post for options in the flat version):


Silver Shoes 1 (With White Pants)

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Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

Silver Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With White Pants

Quote of the day: “I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.” Alanis Morisette

Since I’m the only one who had to buy the showcased item for this series, I figured there could be many more of you with silver shoes already in your closet! I would consider silver as a neutral—thus really, it should go with anything, although I’m betting many of you might consider silver more formal. Since I wanted to show that silver footwear could just as well be fine to wear casually, I put us all in pants for all of this series. To begin, I pulled out the white jeans. My rationale is that white and silver look very similar from afar, so this would be an easy project for most of us! The variety is in our types of silver shoes. My open toed sandals are flats, Nancy’s open toed sandals have a small heel, and mom’s silver shoes are a closed toe flat.

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

50’s Outfit: I knitted my sweater a couple years ago—it’s one of my faves since it’s such a colorful print! I picked these sandals because they have memory foam in the sole! They are quite comfortable, but they still don’t have much arch support so they are not the best for an entire day of walking.

Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Sweater: I knitted it (similar here sorta–as a shirt)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Sandals: Dr. Scholls (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

60’s Outfit: The sun embellished tee is one of Nancy’s favorites! Her sandals were actually from her square dancing days, thus are very comfortable.

Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Cardigan: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: Westbound (similar here)~~Shoes: Coast (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Silver Shoes for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

70’s Outfit: Mom’s tee says “I’m not going gray, I’m going platinum.” She considers wearing a t-shirt & pearls as confusion instead of stylish, but I think I’m wearing her down! Her sandals may not be open toed, but since they are a crochet weave, they still feel cool for the warmer days!

Pants: XOXO (similar here)~~Blazer: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Anvil (similar here)~~Shoes: Bijou!  (here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s such a pleasure reading your input! Linking with Turning Heads, Confident Tuesday, Trend Spin, WIWW, a little R & R, Color and Grace, Style Me Wednesday,  Oh hey, Girl, Trendy Wednesday, Fun Fashion Friday, 52 Pick Me Up (White) & On Trend Tuesday

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

It’s that time of the week again—Katherine’s corner is continuing her “Between the Lines” series featuring bloggers ages 50 and up. Every one of these bloggers would so appreciate any time you might have to read and comment on their hard work. Part six can be found here.

Do you need a pair of silver flat sandals to make your summer footwear sparkle?


Let’s Talk Shoes!!

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Shoes, shoes & more shoes

How do you feel about Shoes?

My book club buddies and I were discussing the subject of shoes at our last meeting. (Shocking, I know).

And the question came up (probably by me), “So how many new pairs of shoes do you buy a year?” I was interested to know what the purchasing habits were in such a well dressed group of women. I also wanted to make sure that I was normal with my shoe purchasing habits or to see if I had a shoe buying addiction. And I’d like to report that in my gaggle of girls, I am average (well, maybe high average). This line of questioning with my friends  got me thinking about the purchasing habits of others around the globe . Being the scientifically bred person that I am, I could imagine doing a research project on this inquiry!

However, if I only asked bloggers, I’m sure the results would be quite skewed—don’t you think? Or does it depend on our age? Does the number of shoes we buy go down the older we get? I’ll have you know one Facebook post reported that women buy an average of 5 new pairs of shoes a year (I’m definitely above average according to this statistic)

I know I am quite biased in the subject of shoes, but I truly believe a great pair of shoes can make the hugest difference in the overall look of your outfit. You could be wearing jeans & a t-shirt and if you combined them with a colorful, sassy heel, then I feel like the ensemble has an intentional feel. Like this picture of Heidi Klum, below, that I tore out of a magazine

Heidi Klum high heeled shoes

And since we are all aware that our appearance can project our emotions, then, of course, we want to look and project fantastic always!  I also think shoes are a great way to modernize an outfit. The same jeans & tee can look quite tired with a pair of docksiders, yet they will look new & fresh with a pair of lace ups. Now my goal is not to look “younger”—I love the age I am. But I never want to appear “old ladyish” and IMO, I feel the wrong shoes can project that image.

It’s amazing to me, how many times I hear women my age and older say that they can’t wear heels. Now there are truly those women that can’t and that’s understandable. But I don’t think they are as devilish as some women perceive. The right fit, height of heel & practice walking in them can make them very manageable.

There are also wonderfully fashionable flats available in this online shopping era! Just check out Jess‘s blog—she can’t wear a heel, yet she always has some interesting footwear without looking old or frumpy!

And then I just learned this interesting fact from Jo-Lynne that she shared via her podiatrist—changing your shoes at least once during the day is good for your feet. A perfect excuse to start with heels and switch to flats or vice versa!

I even found a great article about the subject related to men’s shoes by Paul McGregor. Thus if he realizes the importance of good shoes for men, then I’m imagining it’s doubly true for women!

And here’s another perfect reason to love footwear—you can gain 5 pounds and they still fit! See—shoes are a girl’s best friend!

And since the subject is shoes, this week my theme for styling will be all about silver ones…do you have a pair? And join in on the confession–how many new pairs of shoes do you buy a year?

Linking with Shoe & Tell, Hello, Monday, Bloggers Who have Inspired Me, Wednesday Showcase, Senior Salon, Brilliant Blog Posts, Sweet InspirationThursday’s Favorite Things, Friday Frivolity & Over the Moon

Here are some newer styles of footwear for any age (all under $75). As you can see the ankle straps are popular, along with lace ups, fringe, floral & espadrilles: