HIT YOUR STYLE SWEET SPOT: Dress for Eating Outside over 50

Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.

It’s that time of year…when we enjoy hitting the patios of home or restaurants to breath in the fresh air and listen to the birds sing.

Unfortunately, in South Texas, the crowds might be lower this year as all the news is discussing the ZIKA VIRUS and West Nile virus. 

So, let’s begin our dress with a DEET FREE INSECT RELLANTor even AVON’S SKIN SO SOFT BUG REPELLANT

There are all natural ways to tackle the problem with mosquitoes…and of course, controlling the issue at our own homes.

Now, you can see why I have mosquitoes on the mind.  We have had a lot of rain!  It was ironic the day scheduled for these pictures including bulging thunderstorms.

In Texas, when we eat out, we want to be cool….that is our first consideration.  The outfit above is one I would wear for dinner in my own backyard.  A soft linen STELLA CARAKASI, and SOFT SURROUNDINGS CROP DENIM LEGGINGS denim crop pants.  

To eat out at a local spot, I might be reaching for a pretty skirt, kimono, or cotton pants.  There are many ways to be cool and look your best.  I am not confident in shorts…but, I know, many of you are…so pick a cool, cotton option …but never opt for mom shorts and a tee!

On Wednesday, I will give you some special information about this post!  Now, let’s go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing!

Plan some evenings outside and have fun!

Linking up to VISIBLE MONDAY


  1. Thunderstorms are fun, just not when you're scheduled for taking pictures! You look perfect in cropped pants. You're so lucky to be tall. I love that Stella top:). Happy Sunday!

  2. Your tops are all lovely but I adore the kimono… Such sleek lines. And again that necklace. You have such cool, modern necklaces. I would love this one. Oh wel throw in the kimono as well haha.

  3. I love your blog posts even more now because in addition to thinking: I bet I could rock that too I need to check that out!!! I hear you in my head while I read them 🙂

  4. I love the black, red, and white dress. I think it will look beautiful on you! The mosquitoes haven't been too bad in my area, yet, but I'm sure they are coming.

  5. What a great post! You look beautiful in each outfit. I'm with Carla–I can hear your voice in my head too:)! We are heading to San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend and if you or any of your readers have recommendations on a great place for outdoor dining, I'd love to hear! We will be staying on the River Walk, but we'll have a car, so driving to a great place isn't a problem. Thanks!

    1. There are so many great places on the Riverwalk…it just depends are what type of food you want. Casa Rio is the best for Mexican…Landry's for Seafood. Downtown…La Margarita is fun…for an amazing steak dinner, Bohanians is my favorite. Delicious food! Have fun…SA is a great tourist spot.

  6. I love the Metro Leggings. How is the fit for you? On the Soft Surroundings website, they appear tight, but not on you. I've shied away from buying them because I don't want them too tight and my thighs tend to be heavy. Your thoughts?

    1. The Metro Leggings fit me more like a pant than a legging. I am a size 16 and I wear the XL fit. You want them to be tight when you buy them because they have stretch and will give a little. If you are near a location, I recommend you try on at least two sizes to see what the best fit is for you. I love them. Comfy and stylish.

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