I really just wore this coat for the fun of it! This is my mother’s coat and it is well over thirty years old. I would not wear it in public, unless, of course, I was contracted as a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys! But, it helps me illustrate the point women in Texas are known for being over the top.  When Everybody, Everywear announced a sparkle event, I knew I had to discuss Texas women and their sparkles!!

Vintage Clutch was my mother-in-law’s
Bracelet: Kohls

For years, I had the big Texas hair…long, thick, blonde puffy hair. Yes, you read it right…I was a typical Texas blonde. I also was “out there” with bling and colors and everything that sparkles. My walk through fashion over 50 has been one all about toning things down…which I have discovered is more me anyway. I bleached and tanned for years, but this current hair style is really who I am…it fits me and I am not attempting to be someone else. Unfortunately, I hold my breath with every mole that appears that it is not skin cancer…the price I pay once again for trying to be someone else.

Calvin Klein Sequined Tank: Marshalls
Pencil Skirt: Lane Bryant
Brown tights: Lane Bryant
Leopard Flats:  Goodwill, $2

I would probably throw a brown, tailored jacket over this sequined Calvin Klein tank and go out for a fun evening. That would be me! Sadly, it is more middle aged women in Texas who go for BIG everything. The younger ones seem to be getting away from the look more and more. Sequins and Sparkles are fabulous for our age, but for me, I need to tone it down and use them discreetly.

 But, what am I going to do with this coat??

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I love fellow Texan Marie Bruns jewelry! She is one of those women who do everything…she works for a major corporation, designs and runs a jewelry line on the side, and is a mom! I am not sure when she sleeps! Marie has been designing jewelry most of her life and previously sold to large retailers. Now, her success is with a website directed straight to the customer. She has some fabulous pieces and I love how she offers several different price points on her website. If you order anything from her, as a reader of this blog, you can receive a 20% discount until January 13. Just enter this code at checkout: x-mas2011.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from her site…both of these are under $50!

Leather Pearl Lariat
Simple Torquoise Pendant

Look at the amazing cuff bracelet in the sidebar to the right!

AND FINALLY!

I usually agree that women of a certain age should be careful about following trends specifically meant for younger girls, but I had to try this one….feathers in my hair!! I think the only time I would do this is for a fun, casual outing. They matched my coat so beautifully that I just could not resist. But, if not for you…this is a great gift for many of the younger fashionistas on your list. So, check out Feather Fashion Clips. These are some of the prettiest feathers I have seen so far (and teaching high school, I have seen a lot) and the clips make it very easy to keep them in.

The feathers really have the same touch that a simple headband does.  I like them!

They are a small company located in Northern Utah where they manufacture and market hair care products such as brushes, flat and curling irons and hair dryers, and are just now getting into the fashion accessory market with feathers. This is a fun stocking stuffer and at the moment if you buy three, you get one free on the website.

Can you believe it …. In one post I went from the BIG TEXAS LOOK to POCOHONTAS!!

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Now just head over to Everybody, Everywear and see how all the sparkly holiday bloggers!

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