The Hampton Social, Fashion Over 50 Finds, Quotes & Life Lately

The Hampton Social, Fashion Over 50 Finds, Quotes & Life Lately shares glimpses of a few sweet recent moments. If you love coastal style, maybe you’ll score an idea or two from the inspiration. And should you need comfy outfit suggestions that can easily be dressed up or down, I’ve got you. Finally, I’ll share a few quotes and personal yada yada at the end.

Gorgeous casual coastal Hampton vibes at The Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #coastaldesign #thehamptonsocial #hamptonstyle

The Hampton Social, Fashion Over 50 Finds, Quotes & Life Lately

My sister Jo treated me to a delicious brunch at The Hampton Social, and things nearly felt like old, pre-pandemic times. It felt so good to pull together a fun outfit and dine with girlfriends in an atmosphere of laid back coastal chic.

Michele of Hello Lovely in denim jacket at The Hampton Social in South Barrington for brunch. #thehamptonsocial #hamptonsocial
Hello Lovely, The Hampton Social
Inspirational quote from Jim Henson on Hello Lovely Studio.

There’s a cute banquette near the entrance for selfies and lounging.

Coastal style banquette with neon Rose All Day sign hovering above at The Hampton Social - Hello Lovely Studio. #thehamptonsocial #roseallday #banquettes #coastalstyle

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Michele and sister having brunch at The Hampton Social in South Barrington. #hamptonsocial #hellolovelystudio #thehamptonsocial

I wore my favorite vintage faded denim jacket to dress down a blue midi dress from Anthropologie and statement jewelry. Here’s a similar jacket:

And how fabulous are these beads!?!

Mary Oliver quote and poetry on Hello Lovely Studio. #maryoliver #encouragementquote #inspirationalquote

Get the Look: The Hampton Social

Gorgeous casual coastal Hampton vibes at The Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #coastaldesign #thehamptonsocial #hamptonstyle
Ann Voskamp inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #annvoskamp #personalgrowthquotes

Fashion Over 50: Gold Accessories

While my pretty, ethereal niece rocking trendy quiet neutrals is nowhere near 50, we can steal a few accessory ideas from her.

Yummy brunch at Hampton Social in South Barrington for Mother's Day - Hello Lovely Studio. #hamptonsocial
Funny quote and humor on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #humor #funnyquote

While my own necklace and earrings are vintage, you can still find pieces HERE. I love the turquoise with denim for a beachy look.

Michele of Hello Lovely in denim jacket sipping espresso at brunch at The Hampton Social in South Barrington. #hamptonsocial #thehamptonsocial

This tank style dress from J. Crew would also be cute with a white denim jacket or a crisp white shirt knotted at the waist.

J. Crew always does a stellar job with their statement necklaces, and this one works with the dress above or a simple white tee.

Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes

For a more subdued blue, this timeless, well-constructed dress could be dressed up or down.

If rosier tones float yer boat, here’s a gorgeous find along with optional variations of the Wynne dress and Fruit Salad necklace above.

What to Make for Dinner

If ever you feel stuck about what to make for dinner, do check out the online menu of your favorite eateries. After seeing this glorious caesar salad and grilled salmon, I whipped up my own last night – so easy and quick as a light dinner.

Caesar salad with salmon at Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #hamptonsocial #caesarsalad #thehamptonsocial #brunchfood

The fried chicken stack is Jo’s favorite at The Hampton Social, and this could also be your brunchy dinner made at home…why not?

Fried Chicken Stack at The Hampton Social in South Barrington. #friedchickenstack #thehamptonsocial #hamptonsocial #brunchfood
Inspirational quote about the soul and what is eternal by John O'Donohue on Hello Lovely Studio. #johnodonohue #quotes #spirituality #soulquotes #encouragementquotes
Breakfast Burrito at The Hampton Social in South Barrington. #thehamptonsocial #hamptonsocial #breakfastburrito #brunchfood
Shrimp tacos and tequila at The Hampton Social. #shrimptacos #thehamptonsocial

While my diet doesn’t allow for fried donut bites, they looked yummy, and my companions highly approve.

Donut Drops dessert at The Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #thehamptonsocial #hamptonsocial #donutdrops

Can’t wait to return to The Hampton Social!

Nautical rope pendant lights illuminate the ceiilng and impart coastal vibes at The Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #coastaldesign #thehamptonsocial #hamptonstyle

More Coastal Style Ideas to Get the Look

Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes

New to Me Clean Beauty Find: OGEE

I think I may love beautiful makeup more than the average bear and never tire of trying new ideas for my favorite look: dewy and fresh. While I tend to easily get intimidated by contouring, this gorgeous trio from OGEE simplifies everything. A wee smudge of Copper in cheek hollows, a gentle schmear of Rose on the apples, and a tender swath of Opal on cheekbones…shazam. The versatile tones of these sticks work well on eyes too.

Pssst. These aren’t affiliate links for the OGEE – just thought you might want an honest review.

What makes this lovely OGEE collection different from other bullet-style makeup sticks I have tried? Nourishing oils in the formulas my thirsty, over-50 skin appreciates. Products are not only certified organic and cruelty-free, they are also GMO-free and made in the USA.

Can we dish about the packaging? Heavy, but not too heavy, exquisitely white, and those magnetic lids are a gamechanger, mama.

OGEE skincare and makeup goodies in their exquisite white and gold chic packaging in my bathroom ready to sample - Hello Lovely Studio. #ogee #beautyover50 #skincare
I have more dishing to do about OGEE skincare soon!
John O'Donohue inspirational prayer and blessing quote. #inspirationalquotes #johnodonohue #prayers

Life Lately

While I’m busier than ever with work, I’m happy to report my health is stable, and I’m keeping some weight on these over-50 bones!

Funny quote humor on Hello Lovely Studio about vitamines by @noahgarfinkel. #humorquote #funnyquotes #vitamins

Last month, we spent lots of time fixing up the interiors of a tiny house (a sweet suburban bungalow under 600 s.f.) investment property our son is renting from us. Soon we’ll paint the exterior, add shutters, and invest in curb appeal.

Inspirational flower quote about blooming and life on Hello Lovely Studio. #flowerquote #inspirationalquotes #oscarwilde

Our son is loving tiny house living after several years of living with roommates, and the love of his life, our grand-doggie, Eve, is happy to be done with apartment living. She loves being walked around the lake just down the block and makes friends everywhere she roams.

Self-care and forgiveness inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio by Audrey Kitching. #forgiveness #selfcare #quotes

Our eldest son (who battled a life threatening illness almost a year ago) is loving his home we renovated for him and is a devoted pet parent of a blind kitty he rescued.

Inspirational flower quote about blooming and life on Hello Lovely Studio. #flowerquote #inspirationalquotes #flowers

We are quite fond of both of these rescues, and they help this granny get the sort of exercise that feels more like joy than work.

Cleo Wade inspirational quote about thoughts and flowers on Hello Lovely. #inspirationalquotes #cleowade #flowerquotes

God’s grace is ever present as I continue to grow and allow reality to teach me what it means to become the healing I seek. Where would I be without the guiding light deepening my journey even as trials come and there are days of disappointing setbacks? I hope I’ll never have to know. (Love is alive and still stronger than death in case you needed reminding.)

Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes

Wherever this finds you…fabulous or fretfully forlorn, do know you are never alone. Reach out and watch me reply.

Richard Rohr inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #faithquotes #christianity #contemplativequotes #spirituality #rohrquotes

I’m in need of some restful vacation time, time for under-achieving and under-doing and would love to hear your ideas and plans – do share and leave a comment if you have a moment!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Joan
    May 23, 2021 / 8:35 am

    You remind me of Kyra Sedgwick. You are both lovely ladies.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 23, 2021 / 9:51 am

      I love her and have been told that by in person folks for some time now – thanks for the kind words, and thanks so much for reading. Bon weekend, friend!

  2. Cindy Adams
    May 23, 2021 / 9:57 am

    The forgive yourself quote is the most wonderful thing I’ve read in a long time.

    Your post today was so interesting and enjoyable to see your lunch time and the clothes, have two Liberty floral blouses and I love them. The fabric is light and the colors are clear and bright. They are not cheap but something new and fun.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 23, 2021 / 11:59 am

      I’m so happy to have you here and appreciate you taking the time to add to the beauty of this post! Those Liberty prints are so darn cheerful, and just the print I want to reach for when getting dressed! 🙂

  3. Jojo
    May 23, 2021 / 1:02 pm

    Love this post (maybe cuz I was there) but also the vibe was so positive. It felt soo good to be out and spending time with two of my favorite people.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 23, 2021 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks for a wonderful day that felt more normal than a day had felt in a very long time. I love you.

  4. Debra B Otjen
    May 23, 2021 / 5:08 pm

    I love your blog and know you spend a lot of your valuable time on it. I am finding it so hard to see all your content due to the number of ads taking up about half the page. I don’t know if you have heard this before. I am not saying this as to be criticizing!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 23, 2021 / 5:40 pm

      I apologize for the ads interfering with the experience – I’m still working on ways to monetize where I don’t have to rely on ads for income. As soon as I can afford to ditch them, I will, and I totally understand your frustration and desire for freedom from them and don’t take it as criticism – just helpful feedback.

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French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
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French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
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Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
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Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
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Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
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Mohair Throw
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Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
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White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
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Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
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Boheme Madera Bench
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