Graphic T-Shirts 1 (Under a Jacket)

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Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Graphic T-Shirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Jacket

Quote of the day: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand

Melonkiss was generous about gifting these shirts, but there was no money provided for the post. All of our opinions are honest and true! And if you want one for yourself use the code jtouchofstyle.com for a 10% discount

The ubiquitous t-shirt. I explored this piece of clothing last summer with a blog series of the three of us sporting solid colored t-shirts. If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a surge of  graphic t-shirts lately! Many graphic tees now have a picture or design on the front; but this category can also include a shirt that has sayings or codes written on them. If you’re one of those that already has a graphic tee, you might have one with a saying that is meaningful to you.

Thus when Melonkiss approached me for a possible collaboration, I thought it’d be fun to join the graphic-T movement!

Of course, I need to confess that I work hard to go beyond wearing “just a t-shirt.” I have this strange theory that we ought to present ourselves in the best light possible. And wearing a boxy shirt is usually not at the top of my list of how to look great! But since I’m always up for a challenge and Melonkiss had some fun shirts from which to choose, I thought I’d put my spin on the project. Funny thing, is I didn’t even go back to last year’s posts to remember our categories or what we were wearing—and I wished I had in order to have given you some more variety. The first in last year’s series was also wearing the t-shirt with a jacket, but at least I did vary our jackets for this post!

I think my favorite reason for adding a jacket to this item, is to give some structure to it! All of our jackets are lightweight for the warmer months–but the tees definitely work with heavier ones too!

Stayed tuned for the last post in this series where there will be feedback from me about these particular shirts!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I wore this to our outing to visit Boulder’s Farmer’s Market (thus the shot of me eating in the top collage). It was a hot & sunny day, but for me, that means to cover up from the sun’s rays! Consequently, I donned the hat (it’s really my husband’s) and the sunglasses.

I picked the graphic t-shirt that appropriately says blogging over jogging. I’ve never been a huge lover of running anyways, but especially as I’ve gotten older, I like the kinder and gentler workouts!

My jacket is one I used to wear at the office during the summer months! And the teal bracelet is my much loved Boho Betty bracelet. If you ever want to check out their goods, don’t forget to use my code: jtouchofstyle for 20% off! (Or check out my Deals & Discounts page listed in the top menu)

Shorts: Ann Taylor (here)~~Blazer: No Appointment Necessary (similar here in a Medium)~~T-ShirtMelonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Liebeskind (here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty (here in sapphire)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in a knit version)
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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I picked the graphic t-shirt GRL PWR for Nancy! She has a ton of girlfriends that she hangs out with playing bridge, travelling and going to many events. So I thought she’d get a kick out of it!

Even though much of the focus is on the top half, I wanted to include her black & white print pants! They are such a bold statement…just like the shirt is, in my opinion!

And these sandals were such a great buy from Target a couple summers ago. Since Nancy wears a smaller shoe size, we can occasionally strike gold in the kids department. Sometimes the kid’s shoes are more fun and interesting!!

Pants: Liz Clairborne (similar here as a jogger)~~Blazer: I.N. (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Cherokee (similar here as espadrille and here or here with print on bottom)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I picked the graphic t-shirt that said Celfie for my mother for a couple reasons. One, the way it’s spelled reminds me of Celine Dion, who I think is so elegant. Second, I picked these shirts soon after my mom took her first “selfie” with my phone. This was when I was trying to teach her to use it so she could inherit it. Needless to say I wasn’t successful in getting her to convert to a smart phone! Yet!

Mom’s wearing her gingham jacket which all three of us styled last year in the gingham posts (seen here, here, & here). I added a couple of brooches on it to bring in some color. And then, of course, we had to don fun sandals—see—mom’s mixing her prints again!

Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni (here in a peacock blue)~~Blazer: Incognito (similar here in a long version and here as a bomber)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Villager (similar here with metal instead of red flower)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here all in one)

It’s so fun to hear your thoughts and opinions—thanks for always reading!!

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As for the shopping part—I looked hard for a good variety of interesting jackets—any tickle your fancy?


White Dress 3 (With Black)

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White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Black

Quote of the day: “Aging is a physical process, but age is a state of mind.” Ted Smith

I know that black & white is a classic and an easy combination for everyone! So since we’re wearing the same white dress over and over, we might as well pair it with this obvious neutral too! I’ve had the most blog posts about these two colors together with the first being this one and the last being this one!

I probably wouldn’t have used the black and white combination if it were up to me, for two reasons. 1-It seems so obvious and I like trying different and unusual combinations. 2-Because I do have many blog posts already dedicated to these two neutrals! But as soon as I pulled out this dress for mom, she piped up that she has a belt that “goes” with the dress! I realize most of us wear a belt with many items in our closet, but only my mom would have a specific belt for this dress (because it matches the buttons)—gotta love her!!

And for your viewing pleasure, I varied our black elements for this category. Mom chose the belt, Nancy wore a bolero type cardigan, and I put on a removable collar. Even our shoe colors vary from lightest to darkest!!

In my way of thinking, there really is no combination that wouldn’t work with our white dresses—any other color, any other neutral or just plain white would go wonderfully. But for the sake of this series, I showed these exact dresses with neutrals (here) and orange (here).

I know many women will comment or be concerned that white will get stained. But really so will any clothing. The advantage of a white piece of clothing, is you can easily bleach the entire garment. The concern I would bring up, is the thickness of the material. Unless you don’t mind wearing a slip & camisole, you might want to make sure the dress is lined.

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: First, this collar! My husband’s sister, sent over this piece of material/lace. I had no idea what it’s really meant to be, but I added a button to it to create a removable collar. I even found a white dress you could purchase with the dark collars attached here.

We were going out to eat this evening (do I say that a lot?—because we do enjoy eating out—my husband is quite the foodie). And it had been raining, thus I pulled my hair back. I wished I had left a couple strands in the front; it looks so severe to me this way!

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Shoes: Abound (similar here)~~Collar: (maybe I don’t know what to look for, or maybe you just can’t buy something like this but this is as close as I could find similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here smaller in size)~~Purse: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: The best thing about a fit and flare dress? It twirls so nicely!!

I really like how this bolero jacket hits at the waist of the dress. I think a normal length cardigan might have looked too overpowering.

Nancy’s wearing my favorite shoes. Since they are a black & white snakeskin, they really go with so much in her closet, and they aren’t super high!

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~Bolero: R & K (similar here)~~Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here not a snakeskin but very pretty)~~Necklace: (similar here a little bigger, but a great deal)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now you can see the wonderful buttons up close and personal on mom’s white dress! And she is right, the belt matches perfectly!

Since we have to give the buttons all the admiration we can, I left off a necklace and had mom put on some dangly, long earrings!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here a chain version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here thinner version)

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Jude (my blogette): Jude was happy to be involved again for this category!! She enlisted the help of her husband, Jay to take a couple photos of her wearing a Carole Little white dress from a couple years ago.

I think wearing sneakers with the dress is a perfect casual combination! As I’ve said before (and will say again), it’s always good to check out other departments for your clothing—Jude got these sneakers at Walmart in the boy’s department!

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White Dress 2 (With Orange)

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White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Orange

Quote of the day: “The best apology is changed behavior.” quotesgazette.com

So let’s take a minute to examine this title. I actually changed it after downloading all of the pictures. Because my initial planning had been for this post to be the white dress paired with a bright color. And once I saw all of our outfits lined up, I realized that I must have been in an orange mood! The real madness in my thinking was trying to add color into the outfits in a variety of ways. I had mom put on a lightweight cardigan, and I thought Nancy could try a neck scarf, while I donned a wrap (it’s actually a sweater that I wore as a wrap). Funny how at times, the outfits can be so similar. Even down to our strappy sandals!!

I probably should have blogged about wearing a white dress at the beginning of summer instead of the end of it. I know, many women may put away their white items after Labor Day even though that rule has been changed nowadays. But, hey, you can always pin these images to one of your Pinterest boards or come back next spring and review these ideas (have you ever noticed I organize my blog posts by categories on this page?) For those of you, who believe in white at any time of the year, then read on, and if you missed it, we styled these dressed with neutrals here!

And just to prove my point even more….I’d like to quote from OK Magazine Style Week Fashion that just came out a couple weeks ago: “What you Need Right Now!—#4-the Little White Dress. It’s as clear as black and white: This is your warm weather version of a LBD. The little white dress is fresh and feminine for the summer months.” So see…it’s not just me saying this!!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Here’s another sweater that I’ve knitted. It’s actually a non closing cardigan, but since mom got to wear a cardigan for her outfit, I thought I’d use it more as a wrap. It has a lacy star design on the back—somewhat visible with the white dress underneath. I’ve held it together in the past with a pin and a shawl stick.

This was our outing for Nancy’s birthday when she wore her jumpsuit a month ago! We went to Perry’s Steakhouse and they have such a nice waterfall right outside their door! And as every good fashion blogger knows, this is a perfect backdrop for on outfit photo!!

Since I don’t have orange shoes, and I was originally going for the subject of bright colors, I threw on my fuchsia sandals. The sweater does have a multitude of colors in it, so the shoes are not so crazy, right?

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Cardigan/Wrap: I knitted it (similar here–come on, we know I’ll never find something like this, but here’s a shot)~~Shoes: LOFT (similar here only in 2 sizes or here but in suede)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here with earrings)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here just coral, no black)~~Clutch: Banana Republic (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I left Nancy’s outfit very neutral except for the scarf at her neck. She usually doesn’t love a scarf so close to her neck, but I think this looks so chic! It reminds me of the choker necklaces except with more coverage for those of us starting to notice changes in this part of our body!! This is a regular rectangular sized scarf, but since it’s polyester, I was able to roll it into a thinner width, and then wrapped it twice around her neck.

If you’ve been noticing–we bought these skinny belts (they were a 3 pack) at H&M not long ago. Nancy isn’t one to wear belts often (I’d say close to never), but I do think there are times they can be the perfect finishing touch.

As for the shoes, they were also a recent purchase. We intentionally bought them to wear with her jumpsuit for her upcoming reunion!! We also found the pair she wore in the jumpsuit outfit post (here), thinking it might be nice to have another pair to change into in case one pair became uncomfortable. Do you like one better than the other?

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~ Shoes: Aldo (similar here with thicker straps)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with watermelons)~~Earrings: (similar here under $10)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Here’s my attempt to cover up those buttons again on mom’s white dress. Don’t worry, you’ll see the “special” buttons in the next post, but I wanted our “color” to be the star of the show for this look.

The necklace is an old timer in mom’s wardrobe! And as much as I try to steer away from the matchiness that mom absolutely loves, I caved in this time. The brighter orange necklace is a fun accessory with the melon colored cardigan. Besides the bracelet and glasses add in a little pink as another color!!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Cardigan: Nine West-thrifted (similar here with buttons or here with no buttons)~~Shoes: Joyce (similar here a little higher up the ankle)~~Necklace: (similar here woven)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as bangles)

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Now I’ll concentrate on the short sleeved white dress:


White Dress 1 (With Neutrals)

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White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Neutrals

Quote of the day: “Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore

I realize that we’ve been programmed to believe that the Little Black Dress is the “it” dress! And of course I have one of those in my closet (and the three of us did a blog series on it—for the summer (here) and fall (here)). But what if we looked at the opposite end of the color/non color spectrum? Do you think that a white dress could be just as versatile?

I know I tell everyone that I’m a sucker for white, so of course, I’m biased about this subject! But to me, wearing white will make other colors look so much brighter. And in saying that, ironically I start this series by pairing our white dresses with neutrals! But hey…I thought that the many women who are afraid of color, would be able to relate with this coloring combination easier! I did try for a variety of neutrals in this post. Mom is wearing the browns with animal prints. Nancy is styled with metallic, and I went with grey (I know I am showing a little black too, but that color be it’s own category in the last of this series!!)

And for the sake of the argument, that white doesn’t look great against some complexions (I’d argue that black may not either), there are variations of white. In this lineup above, you can see that Nancy’s dress is more ivory than mom’s & mine!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Okay, so I cheated with the bright pink bag, but in my defense, we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and I thought it livened up the look since the mood was celebratory (These pictures show us out for the start of the birthday eating fest beginning at a French pastry place for breakfast)!!

This white dress is the second piece I won from VacaStyle through Sandy’s blog. The company’s idea is to have a mix and match wardrobe for your tropical travelling. It’s an interesting idea and perfect for those women who do not enjoy planning on what to pack! This dress comes with a full white “slip” that is cotton but not attached. Therefore it makes it such that you can wear this dress as a beach cover up also, without the slip.

The sneakers are my DIY Silver sneakers (check out the instructions here) that one of my wonderful readers made for me! Never in my right mind, would I have thought that they’d be so versatile! I think because they aren’t as stark as white sneakers, yet not as dark as my grey ones—that they compliment so many of my outfits!! Thanks again, Jude—you’re so creative!!

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Vest: CoVelo-thrifted (similar here with panels)~~Shoes: DIYed by Jude!! (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here with lapis)~~Purse: Charming Charlies (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy didn’t have a white dress in her closet, so a shopping trip was orchestrated! We actually lucked out at Target after trying on 6 different white dresses! This one fit so perfectly and didn’t need alterations (and the best part? It was under $15)!

Nancy’s not much of a belt wearer. Her stature is considered short waisted so she feels like they don’t compliment her much! However, in this case, I think it adds a nice touch. And the silhouette of this dress is so flattering!

We added in quite a few metallics with her outfit. It may be hard to tell in the pictures, but the belt is a bronze, the shoes are a pink gold, and she has on a yellow gold bracelet. I know, the rule used to be not to mix your metals, but that’s gone away along with the white after Labor Day rule.

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here with a leather cord)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here in a cuff version)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: We picked this scarf for mom to wear with her white dress , so it would cover the buttons. You’ll see the wonderful buttons in the last post of the series, and they stand out in my opinion. Thus I thought it’d be better to “hide” them for these other posts.

Mom made this dress a couple years ago. I love that she’s willing to try different styles (like this hi-lo hem) in her clothing! It’s a perfect summery dress since it’s a lightweight cotton material. She added in those holders for a belt, but since they are the same color of the dress, I don’t think it’s terrible to not use them, and leave them open?

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Shoes: Socialite (similar here opposite colorway or here as a slingback)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here super cute)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

I’ve very humbled by your continued support—thank you, thank you, thank you! I’d love to thank you in person; thus if you leave me a comment on any social media, I’ll make sure to respond!

The link up parties I participate in can be found here!

There are affiliate links in this post. What this means is that when you click on a linked item, I receive a couple of cents. Those couple of cents can certainly add up! So I appreciate it if you keep clicking to help support Jodie’s Touch of Style!

So, of course, I’m going to give you options of different white dresses—today the white dress shall be sleeveless: