How to Wear a White Jacket + July Celebrations

I am celebrating today because it is July 1, and I thought I would begin with how I wear a white jacket and with my blogoversary celebration!  On July 1, 2010, I officially became a blogger.  I did this in order to write and share with you all I learned when I went through my reinvention at age 50.  I did not desire to be a model…or an influencer…or famous.  I just wanted to help others with information I had to discover on my own.  I found such joy during and after the reinvention and I wanted that joy to be shared.  Life after 50 is a great time of life!

The real mission and purpose of this blog has always been to inspire readers to look and feel their best over 50.  I always wanted to inspire with words and not images, but actually, learning some about photography for the blog has given me a new love of photography.  The blog has provided friends, passion, fun, and learning for the last nine years of my life.

Yes, it has inspired me as well.  The ability to earn an income has just been icing on the cake, but never the real purpose for being here.  I am rarely as polished as those over 50 models.  In fact, I had to laugh when I saw these pictures and noticed the necklace is askew…never perfection here.

I love to wear my white jacket with black pants…it is such a chic and classic look.  I recently found this hot pink tank at a Chico’s sale…which is still happening..look at the slideshow below.  It is a beautiful color with a silky feel to it and makes this look complete as far as I am concerned.

My new James Avery Beaded Cuff Bracelet helps to make this a perfect, classic look for work and one I could also wear with denim on the weekends.  My goal is to get several of their silver bracelets to wear at once.  I love that look….and have loved James Avery Jewelry for the past 30 years.

July is full of reasons to celebrate, so stay tuned for more.  It is my favorite summer month!

If I could send all of you a bouquet of flowers I would.  They would be delivered with this note:

Thank you so much for reading and supporting this blog!

Your friendship has meant the world and I so appreciate the support and encouragement.

I wish joy for each and every one of you

Keep Smiling!


Disclaimer:  James Avery provided product for this post, the words are my own.


  1. A very happy anniversary to you. I have not been with you for the whole journey, but you have inspired me in many ways. It is our July first celebrations today, so I will also be celebrating the start of a great month. The sun has finally decided to grace us with its warmth and all is good. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Pam, I so enjoy your inspiring blog! Happy Anniversary!
    Nothing like a white jacket! You look great!

  3. I have been searching for a white jacket. Do you remember where you got the one you are wearing? I only ‘discovered’ your blog a year ago, but have looked forward to reading you ever since! ❤️? Thank you for your warmth, wisdom and generosity in sharing your struggles as well as your triumphs with us! ?

    1. So kind…thank you Wendy. I am really glad you are here. This jacket is Chicos a couple of years ago. The called it a white tuxedo jacket.

  4. Congratulations on another successful year of yes, inspiring us. Maybe that wasn’t the initial goal of your blog, but you certainly have inspired countless women to strive to be their best at all stages of life. Your inspiration has changed the way I shop, the way I dress, and how I approach fashion. That is being an influencer for certain! Thank you for all that you do to help women navigate the various ages and stages! I do love a good black and white look, and the hot pink is a great punch of color. Beautiful bracelet!

    1. Karen, you inspire me! I look forward to reading your comments every day! I hope someday we can meet… I feel like I know you. Thanks for the support!

  5. Happy Blogoversary, Pam! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. When I discovered you a little over nine years ago, I was recently retired & a bit lost as to my style identity. I didn’t want to become a retired frump, but I no longer needed my corporate image. Your blog gave me guidance, & I so appreciate that. You reminded me that I was important & should look my best for myself, even if I was only doing laundry or cleaning the house.

  6. Happy Anniversary, Pam! Thanks for being there and truly inspiring us along the way! I must say, you are looking more fabulous than ever these days!
    Janet ?

  7. I have been following you about a year and look forward to your thoughts each day. It is fun to know how I can enjoy fashion over 70. I love James Avery. Is that ring on your right hand a James Avery as well? It’s very pretty.

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