Hi everyone. I am so happy to be joining my friends Sarah from Sarah London Style, and Kim from Northern California Style for our monthly Signature Style Series. Today we are talking about Resort Wear for Women Over 50. I have not been on a beach vacation in several years but we are going to Hawaii in September.
You will not catch me modeling a swimsuit, use your imagination on that one. I know we should be proud of our bodies at this age and all but, as I explained in my interview with 365 days 365 women I was badly burned as a child, I have had two hip replacements, and I have the usual aging issues that we all do. I will wear one, I am not going to miss out on the fun, but it isn’t pretty!! Oh, and did I mention I live on a busy street now? I was the crazy lady modeling in her front (dirt) yard today if anyone was wondering. Here I am wearing that cute J Crew swimsuit that I featured on my Sunday Favorites here.
I was actually going to show you how cute it would look with just the skirt, but it was 63 here today. I think some of the passersby might wonder why some looney old lady was out in her swimsuit and skirt today. When my backyard is finished it will be a little easier. By the way, I am posing in front of the only living plant in the entire yard. FYI I love the suit and the skirt. I ordered the suit in a long torso (I am not tall but very long-waisted). I hate having a suit creep up my “booty” as Summer says. I think you could wear it as a coverup by day and with a linen shirt by night like I did here. Love the skirt. It is light as a feather, perfect for a coverup. I am wearing it with an older Helen Kaminski hat which I have linked below. You can also find it on Ebay here.
SHOP THE LOOK
Have you ever heard of Mango? I am always searching for reasonably priced clothing that well doesn’t look “reasonable” if you know what I mean? They are having 30% off everything right now.I am not sure how I stumbled across Mango. I am a firm believer in mixing the high and low in fashion and in your home. At any rate, ladies I think they have great stuff for great prices! I featured these pants in one of my most popular posts this year Wide Leg Pants for Women Over 50
I ordered three things from Mango and I am keeping all of them. I honestly planned to return these pants until I tried them on. They fit beautifully. I am wearing them with my favorite J Crew linen shirt, inexpensive bamboo accessories, and an older pair of korkease katrina sandals a few on ebay here. I will link similar below.
They fit beautifully and they have pockets. They are some kind of blend which kind of turned me off but I tried them and they feel like pj’s but look great I think. Here I am wearing them with one of my favorite linen shirts from J Crew.
SHOP THE MANGO LOOK
Can we say hip hip hooray for Mango? These pants are from them as well. They were also featured on my post Wide Leg Pants for Women over 50 as well. Again, can I say PJ pants that are flattering and have pockets? I need to get these hemmed they are a tad long for me, but again love them!! I am wearing them with my favorite Michael Stars Shine Tee and the reef flip-flops I have been raving about for comfort.
SHOP THE BLACK AND WHITE LOOK
Okay, let’s leave the MANGO love fest for a moment. I have featured Farm Rio in several posts lately and I know you ladies love the brand. I most recently featured these pants last week in my Sunday favorites here.
These pants are pricier than the Mango wide legs. I purchased them at my local Anthro J Crew in Carmel. I got the small and need to exchange for the XS, I would say they run a bit large. I LOVE these pants. They are a bit out of my wheelhouse (well all of these are). I don’t normally wear a lot of pattern, but I am in love with these. They also have pockets and are a linen mix which is more in line with what I love. I am wearing them with that J Jill linen shirt that is on sale and Korkease sandals.
SHOP FARM RIO
Back to Mango. I spotted this dress (which I thought would be a good coverup) and thought it might look okay on my 66+body. I rarely wear anything sleeveless if I can help it, but I find that anything with a high neck draws the eye up and away from well everything else. FYI what we Instagrammers do is tighten up our muscles for pictures. I do have the bingo arms. If I hold my breath and tighten my arms (well just don’t believe anything you see).
This dress could also be worn strapless (as long as it doesn’t fall down as a coverup). I am going to have mine hemmed (it is a tad long and I might trip and break my ankle or something). This dress is sooo comfortable, super lightweight, and I think flattering to a lot of shapes.
SHOP THE LOOK
I prefer to keep my accessories to a minimum in Summer. I usually wear either bone, wood, or raffia. I am still missing a box, so I didn’t share any bags, or hats other than the Helen Kaminski that I brought from the lake. Hopefully, by the next post, I will have unearthed the rest. I hope you enjoyed Resort Wear for Women over 50. Now pop over and see what my friends Kim, and Sarah are sharing. I love their style. FYI you can follow Sarah on Instagram here (she is becoming an IG sensation, and you will love her tips), and Kim here.