Pamela Lutrell listens to birds during COVID-19 Isolation

I’m learning so much about time during the work-at-home requirements. If I take the time to pay attention, then I receive so much inspiration from nature for my fashion choices, my rest, and my writing.  I commented to my “cell mate,” Mr. B, that we had so many more birds this year and how I loved to listen to their singing.  He laughed and pointed out that the birds have always been here, but in my very busy schedule, I had stopped feeding them and listening.  So true! When I take the time to fill the bird feeders, stop and listen, there is so much peace and inspiration which flows from me during those times.


Fashion Inspiration on Over 50 Feeling 40

After one such time of sitting on my back porch and listening to the birds, I noticed a rose petal on the ground just near my feet.  I thought what a lovely picture of a brilliant color on top of a textured neutral.  The color reminded me of an older raspberry colored Eileen Fisher tunic topper I own and I had a desire to make sure I wear it for one of my work-at-home outfits this week.  It will look lovely for an online meeting. Here is how I styled it…..


I have never worn it with this polka dot top, but since I also have more time to decide what to wear, my eye fell upon this top.  I liked the idea and how it came out. The top is an older Marshalls purchase and has gold buttons, so I selected a gold cuff with a crab on it just to add a little fun and play off the buttons.  All of these pieces have been in my wardrobe of awhile.  

Pamela Lutrell in gold cuff with a crab

Back to the roses and the rocks…I am going to keep this image in my inspiration folder because I still want to try styling these colors together closer to fall when the browns begin to return in a big way.  You may see it again.

Are you listening on Over 50 Feeling 40

So, I want to ask you today…are you listening to what this time is teaching you?  I hope that if I go back to a “work-in -the -office” situation that I will remember to take the time to relax and be inspired by nature around me.  I want to keep hearing the birds and seeing the rose petals.  What lessons do you learn from nature where you live?


Something else to watch and listen for right now are the beautiful designs coming from some of our favorite retailers.  I do hope we will be able to celebrate Mother’s Day with family, so my slideshows will begin to give you some gift ideas.  Today, I would like to show you Fabulous Finds for different sizes.  I hope you enjoy…..

For Plus Size Ladies

For Petite Size Ladies

For Misses Size Ladies

A note about yesterday:  Thank you to everyone who commented here and on my other social channels.  Each sweet note is precious to me.  And for those who said they needed to hear the message or are searching, please know I am praying for you.

Thank you so much for being here… stay home…stay safe…stay hopeful  and…………

Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs!  


By Pamela Lutrell


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