Our Recipes for Dressing Up

Styling Outfits for Women over 50

Our Recipes for Dressing Up

Quote of the day: “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napolean Hill

When you are getting ready to hit the town, do you have a go-to outfit? That’s the idea about having a recipe for your clothing outfits, to make the process easier! So I thought I’d share our ideas and thoughts about this process.

We are including Rebecca of RYouReadyToOrganize, since she loves organizing as much as I do! I figured the process of putting together  a certain formula for getting dressed, is not much different than organizing your life. In fact, one of my theories is that an organized closet makes it much simpler to find your items and get dressed everyday!

We put together a recipe for our casual outfits first, and now we will focus on a dressier occasion!

Rebecca of RYouReadyToOrganize: Since it was Rebecca that gave me the idea for this theme, I figured I should showcase her along with the three of us!

Rebecca just started blogging, so make sure to show her some love! You might even learn something to keep you more organized!

Style & Fashion Recipes

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I’ll start with the obvious even before I get into the outfit!! Yes, I chopped off my hair!

There are so many reasons, but really it comes down to the fact that I just don’t have great hair! I wish I did, I wanted to and I tried everything to get it lush & gorgeous. But it’s thin and very curly, so I decided to see if I could have it reflect my personality! And I think it does just that! It’s short and sassy! Here it is straightened, but you’ll see it curly in some upcoming weeks!

Style for Women 50+

Back to the outfit recipe I chose for a dressier occasion! Of course I chose a dress!

But not only did I pick out a dress, I have been valiantly trying to incorporate more print mixing into my outfits! And it may be hard to tell, but this dress is a seersucker print.

I’ve decided that this could be one of the secrets to print mixing! Make sure one of the prints is very subtle! And the seersucker print is one way to do that since it looks like a solid from far away. I found a red seersucker dress or a blue one that would work well!!

Recipes for Dressing up Women over 50

Then I layered a cardigan over the dress. I know I’ve said this before, but truly, I have a cardigan or jacket no matter where I go!

There are plenty of cardigans that are lightweight enough to be used in the summer, as well as keep the chill off! This beauty is from a local boutique called, Trendz! I’ve been a fan of this shop for over 5 years and next month the 3 of us will be hosting a party there. They don’t sell their items online, but if you live in Denver, I hope you’ll keep an eye out for the invite!!

Shrugs like these are one of my favorite ways to cover up in the summer! In fact, I’ve knitted a couple like them! If you only want part of your cardigan to be lace then this one would be perfect! Or if you just like the lace as a trim, then check out this cardigan!

Women Over Fifty Being Stylish

The shoes, jewelry & purse were the last decisions in this particular look!

I explained in the last post that I went gaga over the jewelry at Target on our last outing there! And that’s where these earrings came from! They aren’t available online right now, but trust me when I say you need some tassel earrings in your life! They just add so much charm to your look, even if you prefer the darker colors!

And I have to tell you that I’m slightly addicted to purses lately! Maybe because instead of stuffing it under my desk now, it can actually get showcased when I’m out and about?? But I still don’t love to pay a ton for them. Therefore join me in my addiction by checking out this one and this one that are perfect for the summer!

Recipe Dressing for Women in their 50's

Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Target (similar here)~~Cardigan: Luluman (similar here)~~Shoes: Stuart Weitzman-thrifted (similar here with a block heel or here with a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: SugarFix (similar here)~~Purse: Charming Charlies (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: We clearly all chose dresses for this recipe outfit, but it is exactly how the 3 of us define fancy outfits!

Nancy chose this outfit since she had just worn it to church the Sunday before. I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks a floral dress is perfect for summertime. Even if you prefer a black & white dress, you can still join in on the fun! But, of course, I gravitate toward the colorful dresses!!

Women over 60 and a Floral Dress

Nancy picked a cardigan also, since her church tends to be on the cooler side!

This particular cardigan was given to her by VIPme when we showcased sweaters last fall! But these longer cardigans can be wonderful with dresses!! If you like the idea of ruffles on your cardigan then this one might be fun! However, if you like more of a conservative look, then this one may be more your style!

Recipes For Getting Dressed

These shoes and then the accessories were the next ingredients in her outfit recipe!

The shoes are a relatively newer pair. When Nancy brought them home she wasn’t exactly sure what she’d pair them with. That’s why she took them shopping with us for our challenge about brain health! But I think you’d be surprised at how olive green can be considered quite the neutral. Especially when it comes to prints!

A dress, a cardigan & shoes For Women over 60

Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Cardigan: Veinfuns c/o VIPme.com (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here in a flat version)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Chicos (similar here)~~Bracelet: (here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom’s recipe for dressing up could be a little different than other women??

Her first thought is what is her newest item? Usually it’s a hand sewn item, but sometimes it could be something that was bought! Take this poncho for instance. It’s both a bought and a sewn item! My mom saw this lovely scarf at H&M recently for a measly $5! Considering she doesn’t need another scarf in her collection, she came up with the fabulous idea to transform it into a lightweight poncho!

She just cut a hole in the middle portion and then finished off the edges! And you could certainly wear it with the v-neck portion in front, or even turn it so it’s more of a boat neck!

Women over 70 & Special Outfits

Since my mom started with this piece as her first item for her recipe, then she needed to figure out what she was going to wear under it.

I suggested a neutral or light dress, so the poncho would really make a statement. Truly, I think you could wear this poncho over almost any color, don’t you? Since my mom didn’t have a blush colored dress, we put together a blush skirt & top instead!

I know I’ve touched on the fact that blush is the “in” color of the season, and it’s really a great soft color that will look good with everything. For example, this dress could be topped with denim vest or a utility jacket to make it more casual. It really reminds me of the dress I just received from VIPme which is exactly how I’m going to wear it on an upcoming trip! And since I realize most of you don’t love the idea of a tight fitting dress, I also found this one that could still be a neutral backdrop for other pieces!

Fashion Recipes for 70+ Women

Now since this recipe started with the topper, and then with the clothing underneath it, we still had to refine the poncho.

It seemed too big to just leave the poncho as is. So we added a belt to it! If you’ll notice in the bottom or last photo, we just used the belt for the front portion of the outfit. We left the back of the poncho loose!

Now belts are something that I’ve found many women of our age group don’t wear much anymore! But I think there are certain situations that they can be a great accessory! Take this belt for instance. Wouldn’t the gold version be a great addition to an all black outfit or dress? It’s such a great price, yet I can’t quite figure out how it hooks together. Do you think you just step into it?

Woman over 70 styling outfit recipes

Onto the rest of mom’s outfit for this exercise! We added in her shoes and accessories to complete her look!

It does seem like the accessories tend to be the end portion of our recipe! Of course, that’s not to say that you couldn’t start with them and create your outfit around them! For instance if you had just purchased this statement necklace, you might want to pull out your little black dress to show it off!

Needless to say, we kept my mom’s accessories and shoes relatively simple for this outfit! Nude shoes are truly the go-to for any outfit that already has a lot of color! Whether you prefer yours to be closed toe or open toe, they will certainly get worn a lot!

Fashion is Ageless. Showing that with a 70 year old Woman & Style

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top:Mom made it  (similar here)~~Shoes: thrifted (similar here)~~Scarf/Poncho: Mom made it (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Taking the stress out of what to wear can be as easy as having a tried and true recipe for certain events! And interestingly enough, all four of us chose dresses or skirts as our recipe of what to wear for a elegant occasion! What is your recipe for a dressy occasion?

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

The Facts

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Since summer seems to be made for dresses instead of shorts at our age, I found some beauties:

  • sugarkisses

    I’m loving the short haircut. It looks great on you, I would rock the outfit you’re wearing too, but I’m going to need Nancy’s wrap for another outfit. Have a blessed week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rhonda!!
      I’ll tell Nancy that you need it…:)

  • I love the recipe posts! I love seeing how each of you ladies come up with them–and they make total sense!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad they make sense to you—sometimes I wonder if I explain things well…
      Thanks Elle!!

  • I’m so late on commenting but I have to tell you that your hair looks fantastic. I tried to go short and sassy but didn’t quite make with my last cut. I’ll be braver next time. All three of you look fabulous as usual but I must give kudos to Charlotte and her transformation of a scarf into a poncho. Bravo!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t mind the lateness, Rena!! You are a busy woman and I don’t know how you do it all!!
      It took me a couple of months to decide to really go through with the short hair. That and many looks on the internet for hair like mine!! But now I love it so much, I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.
      As for your hair—at least you have thick hair, Rena!! So it looks so lush!!
      I’ll forward this to my mom so she can appreciate your wonderful words–thanks!!

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Wow, your hair! Looks lovely Jodie. x I’m loving Nancy’s dress. Stunning! Jacqui

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqui!!
      Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Debbie Kitterman

    Jodie, I love these looks! I love pairing my dresses with a cute jacket or shrug! Thanks for the style tips and for the linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Debbie!!

  • I’m consistent with using sparkling jewelry, a chic handbag, and a fierce shoe to dress up my looks. But I often overlook toppers as ways to dress up an outfit. Instead, I use them to dress a look down. Looking at these photos, it’s obvious to me how chic and elegant a poncho or cocoon cardigan can be. Definitely something to keep in mind!

    And good for you for trying a new look with your hair! I think you wear it well, and I like that it’s a cut you can do straight or curly. I’ve been considering a new cut myself, as I like to tell myself I’ll do more with a shorter, easier style. History suggests otherwise though. haha Hence why it’s always in a bun!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I remember my hairdresser saying to me that if i’m always wearing my hair in a ponytail—then I might as well get it cut! That’s why it ended up somewhat short when I was working. But I love the idea of long hair. If only I had “good” hair. Since I can’t really put mine up anymore—you’ll probably be seeing more hats in my future..haha!!

  • Hi, jodie and thanks for linking up for 1st Friday. Wow, on the shoes-that is probably one of the best gems I’ve seen. And i chopped my hair off last week too-it’s sort of a traditional summer things for me and my hair is thin and fine so it really can’t get to long anymore. I think you look good in yours.

    So, I want to know if your Mom came up with the pattern for the poncho because i don’t think I’ve seen anything like that before but there were quite a few years when i wasn’t looking a patterns too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I forwarded this comment to my mom, so hopefully she’ll get back to you Terri! But I don’t think she had a pattern—I think she just folded it in half and cut!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Jodie is so right–just saw this large lovely scarf and cut and finished the edges of the hole. This way I could wear it many different ways.

  • Love your necklace and earring Jodie! And those shrugs are a perfect cover for us petites. xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • Your haircut is really cute! Love all of these dressy looks! I especially like your Mom’s look with the poncho!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!! My mom always amazes me at what she comes up with in her creativity!!

  • Kellyann

    I love all of these outfits and your hair is so sassy -LOVE! I would honestly wear each one of these outfits, they are all styled so beautifully! Thanks for linking up for Thursday Moda Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kellyann!!

  • Love the new haircut Jodie! Your dress is gorgeous, and so is the cute pink bag 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lyndall!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thanks so much for hosting it every week!! I love to see all the different bloggers!!

  • I love your little cardie (that’s Aussie for cardigan).
    But the winner for me again this week is Nancy! Love her Cardie too. I want one.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know Nancy will love reading this Leanne!! Thanks for such a positive comment!!

  • Jo Tracey

    Love love love your hair…& love love love the poncho! #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jo!!

  • Lesley Watson

    Not reading posts in order. Love the new hair style. I’ll look forward to your Trendz party. Nancy’s olive shoes are perfect with her lovely dress. I love it when you find something in your closet that works with a new piece like they were made for each other. I agree with the idea of jacket, cardi or wrap with an outfit in the summer. I am always freezing.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lesley!!
      I hope you’ll be able to join up at Trendz—it’s always so fun to connect with other women!! We still have to finalize the details…but it sounds like fun!!

      • Lesley Watson

        I’ll look forward to it and be on the look out for dates & time.

  • Mother Daughter

    Jodie these are all good looks. I always go for a dress when I need to dress up. they are so easy. And love the new hair, I always like short.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Dresses just seem so much easier—although my mom usually likes her separates!!

  • I always reach for a dress when I need to dress up! 🙂 It’s easy & works for the occasion.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are so much easier—I agree Michelle! And I decided I better wear them a ton right now while my legs still look okay—ha ha!

  • Jodie, I love all of these looks. Your print mixing is perfect and your mom looks amazing!! Gorgeous poncho!

    xx, Elise

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Elise!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    LOVE all the outfits here! You all look wonderful! And Jodie your hair looks fantastic! Short and sassy suits you! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Min—that’s what my husband says, although he stresses the sassy part–haha!!

  • Kathy Marris

    You all look lovely and your shorter hair looks great. Dresses are always my go to when I’m dressing up as they seem to suit me more that pants. I love you cardigan too – the detail on the back is gorgeous! #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathy!!
      I’ve decided this summer is the summer of dresses (at least in real life) because they are easier!! Plus I have so many and I need to wear them, LOL!

  • Mahi Chaurasia
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mahi!!

  • I was so busy looking at your new hair that I had to go back to look at the clothes a second time! Great outfits and always interesting to see what you come up with for the three of you each week. And btw I think the new “do” really suits you – very sassy indeed!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Leanne!! I do like the shorter hair although it took me months thinking about it to finally do it!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    First of all, LOVE the hair girl! It is super sassy! And I agree with you 100%, if you’re new to print mixing or a little hesitant about it using a subtle print makes it less scary. You look fabulous, your mom’s poncho is a total wow piece and Nancy’s dress is simply lovely.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Debbie!!
      I’m so glad I’ve been more adventurous with the print mixing because it feels so grown up…ha ha! Thanks to much of your inspiration!! XOXO
      And thanks for the lovely words for Nancy & mom—I’ll forward this comment to them so it can make them smile too!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Your hair looks mahvelous! Loving the recipe ideas, very helpful. Just finished packing for my road trip and went with basics to mix and match.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Terri!!
      The basics are always smart for a trip!! I think the hardest part though is the planning!!

  • Your hair is lovely. I really like these styles and how pairing a long cardigan with dresses can be casual and dressy. Such lovely outfits ladies 🙂



    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Heather!!

  • Ahh!! I love your hair, Jodie! I chopped mine off a couple years ago for the same reason and after seeing your cute cut I want to go even shorter! Love it! And your dressy outfit all look fabulous. You mom’s poncho is awesome!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lindsey!! I knew if I was going to go short—I might as well go real short!!

      • I recently cut my long hair to a shoulder-length bob – not nearly as brave as you are. Seeing your new cut, I’m thinking I need to go several inches shorter!

        LOVE your Mom’s poncho! So clever of her. I agree it could be thrown on over anything. I’d love it over one of my black “slinky” pants outfits. Fun post – and everybody looks super.
        (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
        ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
        “It takes a village to transform a world!”

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I know the first time I went “short” about 10 years ago, I started at a bob length. But I saw that woman on Home Town on HGTV and loved her hair style even though hers in straight!! That was my inspiration!!
          Mom will love to read your comment about her poncho!! I think she’s worn it many times already—it’s so unique!!

          • It is indeed. I’m loving the way all three of you have your own ways of interpreting the styles you select.

  • Laura

    I love pairing long cardigans with dresses when I need to dress up. I am often cold so it is the perfect solution! Although in the winter I also add tights and tall boots!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really love the long cardigans now—and to think I didn’t even have any until a year ago!!

  • Hi J! Your mom rocked the boat, I love the poncho / scarf and how with the belt it became a cocktail dress.
    Oh and thank you for your comments, I’ve been pinning away !

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorena!! Mom will love to read this comment–I’ll forward it to her straightaway!!
      I love reading your blog, but I must admit, I wish you had an email list—I forget to visit as often as I wish!! 🙂 (I blame old age and way too many notes on my computer table–haha)

      • Hi J, thanks for reply – You know I am not really good with things such as a mail list… now you have me wondering how I could have one..

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I do think it’s a nice feature, and I know there are ones that don’t charge (at least until you have a bunch to be sent!!) Right now I’m with Constant Contact, but I’ll probably change soon, because the amount will be increasing. I know there was one that was free until 1000 emails—so that’s what I’m looking into!!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Your new haircut is sensational! I also have thin, slightly curly hair and find it looks best at the length you are wearing. Also, adding color (a medium to dark brown with some reddish highlights just around the front hairline adds more body.

    The three of you look lovely in these outfits. As always, I am impressed by your mom’s seamstressing skills (which apparently – you have inherited as well!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rebecca!! I gave up dying my hair for the last couple of years, but now that it’s short, I miss the different highlights a little. I was hoping the greys would act as natural highlights—but you don’t see them much (yet)! I may have to go back to a little dying here and there for that exact reason!!
      My mom will grin from ear to ear to read your comment! I’m not sure I exactly inherited her skills, but I have been trying to absorb as much as possible!!

  • I would also go for a dress for a dressier outfit! They are such a fun piece to wear and style!



    Novelstyle Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are so easy to wear, I think, Ileana!!!

  • Love your hair Jodie! These dressy looks are perfect. I am obsessed with Nancy’s cards and your mom’s poncho. So chic!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kathrine!!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Those sweet touches mean so much and your hair is truly darling!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • A haircut does wonders for one’s outlook. What a fun post with everybody dressed up and smiling!

    I took the liberty of linking to your post when I wrote about how to get to the point where a recipe for an outfit is needed.

    I found that looking at plus size dresses on the sites of expensive stores like NM and Saks shows me how a petite dress may look in a large petite size, never illustrated on the petite shopping sites. Then I look for a similar garment in a fabric I like at a price I can afford.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s really such a great idea—that’s why I love window shopping. You really can start to figure out how different items will look!!
      I love that you linked to my post, Jean!! That’s so nice…I didn’t even realize that you had a blog (shame on me)!! But now that I looked—you have a gardening blog! That shouldn’t surprise me after the talk about your hats!!

      • Not only a gardening blog, a greenhouse blog and a personal fashion blog but various blogs since 2003 addressing family, grief, clutter, HS reunions, cowboys and touch quilts for dementia patients. Some are not listed on blogger nor visible to search engines. Some evaporated when a former server who’d been kind enough to let my blogs remain was swallowed up by ATT — I saved the elements.

        There’s no marketing, optimization nor promotion on my blogs; they’re just entertainment for the author. I learned from someone else about taking pics of your own outfits to see how others view one. It is an eye-opener. It is as easy to make a blog as to organize a bunch of photos, try to put captions on them and then find them again.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s so impressive Jean!! I just checked out your Ageless Style and am so impressed at your deal!! You and my mother would get along fabulously!!! (Although I have those same genes too!! haha)
          I actually tried to research why it can be so different to see our outfit on camera as opposed to in the mirror. One of these days, I’m going to figure it out!!

          • I undertook a bit of research on Perception of Ourselves in the Mirror vs Photos and got in such deep water it was scary! Our photo self is a reverse of the self we see in the mirror and is static and 2-dimensional. No wonder we don’t like what we see sometimes!

          • Jodie Filogomo

            I was also reading something about how our brain always sees our head as the same size no matter what. So our body parts aren’t always in proportion….then again I didn’t quite get it, so I gave up for the time being!
            I get the reverse part…but isn’t the camera’s photos also 2-D and static?? That’s where I was having trouble too?

          • What I meant to say is that the photo is static and 2-dimensional. We can move around and change the mirror image and it looks 3 dimensional. Maybe we should just enjoy ourselves despite some of our photos turning out unflattering, moreso to our own eye than to others. I do find photos a help.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            You hit the nail on the head Jean!! We should enjoy ourselves and be grateful for what we have. I tell my mom this every time I see her, because she tends to be very self depreciating (I’m not sure that’s the correct term). She always says she’s too pale—and I have to remind her what great skin she has!! But I think being on the blog has helped her self confidence a little?? One can only hope!!

  • Love the hair! And I love your dress and jewelry. You all look so lovely dressed up.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • all these outfits are beautiful

    The Glossychic

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • I cut my hair this year for basically the same reason…very thin and curly. It felt so hard to do, but I’m so glad I did! I love my short hair! It feels like it suits me so much better! (And it looks thicker!) And I love hour’s! It suits you, as well! Smart and sassy!😉
    All of these outfits are great! I scored tassel earrings at Target, as well! (Per your suggestion!) Mine are turquoise, and my favorite thing in my jewel box right now!
    Big kudos to your mom on that poncho! If that was in a store, I’d buy it! Beautiful, and so creative!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad you found some fun earrings too, Ronnie!!
      I saw the woman’s hair on Home Town on HGTV, and she was my inspiration even though hers is straight. But I think we have the same face shape so I thought I’d give the hair cut a go!! I’m so glad I did!!

  • I love your new haircut Jodie! Very sleek!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tamara!!

  • So cool that your mom made that poncho with a scarf for $5, so awesome!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t she just brilliant Sarah?? I always tell her that she’s a regular Martha Stewart!!

  • Mireille

    Love the haircut and love your mom’s creativity with the scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mireille!! Mom will really appreciate that!!

  • Your haircut looks great Jodie! It’s nice to get a change once in a while.

    You all have lovely outfits, but Charlotte’s is my favorite. I love that you used a scarf to layer! From the pictures I saw I totally believed it was a dress!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my mom so amazing, Mary??

  • Tallia

    All very nice outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Natalie!!

  • Jodie, I have to say that all of your looks are fabulous as usual, but your mom gets me every time with her fabulous, chic style! I love her creativity and the fact that she made her elegant/modern skirt and top! Absolutely love her look! If only I knew how to sew I would look for some scarves and try her amazing recipe for creating a poncho! Just beautiful!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh, Mary!! You just made my mom’s day by saying that!! I’ll forward this to her so she can be uplifted with your words!!
      Thank you!!

  • ADA

    All three of you look beautiful and I love how you layered the dresses. Your recipes for dressing up are perfectly elegant for women 40+. Your pink tote bag is awesome Jodie.

    Happy Hump Day ladies!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Having a new hairdo is so much fun!! Suddenly every outfit looks new and different! EARRINGS!!! Short hair offers exciting new options for the way they can enhance an outfit because they are a more visible feature! I don’t know how long you’ve been wearing your hair long Jodie but you look very cute with short hair.
    The special occasion dresses are all very pretty. Did you know that Isacc Mizrahi sells his stylings on QVC?
    Charlotte gets a WOW!!!!!!! Her up cycling of the scarf into a poncho is AWESOME!!! Maybe she should star crafting print mixed ponchos!?! A little stripe, floral, plaid and a solid, all in complimentary colorways! I’d like to order one right now in “blues” I’ll pay $20!!
    Rebecca’s dress is lovely. I really like those kinds of geometric prints a lot!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my mom such a creative soul? She used to sew for others many years ago, but really likes spending all of her time on new and fun things for herself. Heck, why do you think she taught me to sew? Then she doesn’t have to do my alterations anymore …ha ha!! (Not really—she doesn’t mind helping me out!!)
      I’ve been trying to grow my hair long since I retired about 3 years ago (not that it was this short)!! When I was a kid, I had those Buffy pigtails (and my mom still has them hanging in a shadow box in her house!!)

  • Glad you are embracing the short hair! I think your cut is very cute and you have enough curl for your style. I too have thin hair with just enough curl to irratate me, ha! I have found that Aveda color gives my hair much needed body and some of their products help too. Great looks today all around : ) Susan

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Susan!! And I know you have natural curls for you to understand the irritation at times. Everyone with straight hair always thinks we are lucky to have curls!! LOL!!

  • Great post Jodie! I guess I use a recipe most of the time when dressing. I will have one thing whether is shoes, earrings or a piece of clothing and build my outfit around it. I love playing dress up! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is playing around, isn’t it, Cheryl?? And so much fun!!!

  • donnanance

    Wow, you ladies have outdone yourselves this time! First, let me say that I love your new haircut, Jodie. I have always been “hair challenged” so I fully understand. What I love most about this post is you explain how you arrived at these outfits and what makes them work.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! Hair challenged is the perfect way to describe it!! I’m totally going to use that!!

  • Love your new hairstyle Jodie it really suits you! Also how pretty is Nancy’s dress. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Love all the dresses…but since your Instagram tease, I’ve been waiting for a post on YOUR HAIR!

    Jodie, I LOVE IT! So flattering on you…fun, stylish and a little edgy! SUPER.

    We are always our worst critics. My daughter has beautiful, but fine hair, and she is always battling it. So even though I love your curls and your long hair in the many ways you style it; YOU have to love it.

    So, Kudos on your bravery. And congrats on your stylish new look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the positive thoughts Em!
      We really are our own worst critics—that’s the truth! And there is truly a difference between photos and real life—I never showed the photos where my hair was at it’s worst—ha ha! I know, I’ve even thought about extensions, and I’ve dabbled in wigs—but right now, I love my short hair!!

  • donnaduck

    Definitely loving the new hair, Jodie!!! I love short hair, and as mine is on the thin side as well, I think it actually helps with that issue! It’s so much easier to take care of too!

    The dress-up looks are great! Mom is VERY talented with the sewing machine!! Kudos to her on that beautiful poncho!! You all look great in your dresses! You already know I’m a big fan of the dress (both prints and solids) this Spring! I usually wear a short cardi with a sleeveless dress, both for the cooler temps I may encounter as well as for the bigger upper arm coverage. Very versatile!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Donna!! I never loved to spend a ton of time on my hair—so I think this style will be the best for me!!
      I really have grown to love dresses so much lately! Maybe because they are so easy too—maybe I’m leaning towards easy for everything lately, ha ha!!

  • Such lovely ladies 🙂 Loving all of these looks!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Keri!!

  • Janis

    Love all three.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Janis!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Love all of the outfits, and I never thought about it before, but I guess I do have a recipe. I like simple, but stylish. Most of my closet is black, working in the food industry-fine dining-for most of my life supplied my closet with tons of black. I rarely wear dresses anymore, but love a great long skirt, slim top and a lightweight jacket or cardigan. If I don’t feel like a skirt or dress I change it up for some wide leg trousers.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s a fabulous recipe, Nikki! I know many women who keep everything black and then add in different color with their accessories!! Either that or you could carry a pillow around—ha ha!!!
      I’m not sure why I’ve gravitated towards dresses in the last 10 years—except that maybe because they are easy (once you find one that fits!!)
      Thanks for your ingredients, Nikki!! I just love to hear all of the different ways we do this!!

      • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

        Jodie, you have fabulous legs, show them off! I think that since I have livedo reticularis due to my AI disease I have been less likely to show off my legs, it looks like I’m wearing fishnet stockings. Plus I’ve never had the best legs, so pants or long skirts are my go to.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I just had an email from another reader with the suggestion of how to dress up with pants since many women don’t wear skirts/dresses!! And it’s in the queue now!! Want to join in for that post?? You could be my guest fashionista?? If so email me (jodie@jtouchofstyle.com)!! XOXO

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Looking forward to seeing your hair curled, short and Sassy it is!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tracey!!

  • Stevie Turner

    Like the new haircut!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stevie!!

  • Miriam Zakharova

    your blog is really cute!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Miriam!!

  • I really want to see more of your hair! I think its fantastic!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!! You’ll see way more from now on!! 🙂

  • Cathy Lawdanski

    Love your hair, Jodi! Rebecca looks beautiful. Nancy’s dress is my favorite!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cathy!!
      I forwarded your comment to Rebecca & Nancy so they can smile too!!

      • Rebecca Phillips

        The post is fabulous.This one needs to be reposted a few times a year. Great content Jodie. And fabulous hair.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks Rebecca!!

  • Rosy Ferry

    As usual you all look fantastic, I love all of your outfits, big welcome to Rebecca too, Jodie, your hair looks fantastic after the chop (you looked great before too) but there’s something so sassy about your new ‘do that I love 🙂

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rosy!!