Fashion Over 50: Feel Good Finds & Quotes Now!

Fashion Over 50: Feel Good Comfy Finds is a look at spring and summery finds, boosts, and pieces that are easy to layer and not too trendy. Who has time, room at home, or patience for things that won’t be relevant next year? And if this “fluff” post falls flat during this holy season, maybe pair this ensemble with the more substantive soulful ideas spun HERE. Today’s OVER 50ish ditty also spotlights a few small Etsy businesses I admire. So in one fell swoop, we can consider comfy warm weather pieces, pin quotes that resonate, and support small enterprises struggling to stay afloat in a competitive arena!

Loose linen dress FOGO in Teal blue / Short sleeve maxi dress image 1
Loose Linen Dress in Teal, MagicLinen on Etsy…certainly charming indeed. In case your closet needs fresh summery clothing finds…discover these Fashion Over 50 Activewear finds.

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Fashion Over 50: Feel Good Comfy Casual Finds

Hello Lovely Comfy Feel Good Fashion Over 50 Finds: come explore casual wardrobe pieces to layer on Hello Lovely! #getthelook #fashionover50 #over50fashion
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If you happen to be in the mood for less fashion and more practical lifestyle everyday ideas – see this piece where I muse about living with chronic illness in life hacks for daily coping. (I had no idea when I penned it how it would be relevant in fresh ways to pandemic life.)

Is this lovely and smartly priced dress above my favorite of the whole caboodle featured here? Ooh la la!

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

Find a wealth of Brene Brown quotes right here too!

Luxurious, Organic, and Glowy

The packaging for these cheek/lip color “bullets” (below) will blow your mind – heavy, luxurious and a delight to see on the vanity.

Here is a trio in my bathroom, and yes, the packaging of these heavy magnetic close bullets is THAT lovely.

Just seeing my linen robe hanging on a hook waiting for me to get comfy is a blessing! Wrap yourself up in bed, after a bath, or all day as you recover and renew.

Easy Cake Baking Hack

Oh, and even though I don’t have an oven yet so I can’t bake this Easter, THIS would be a feel-good find if I did.

Pretty and colorful with pastel layers, this charming Easter layer cake from I Heart Naptime is a perfect recipe to make with kids! #layercake #eastercake #colorfulcake #springcraft #springrecipe
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The method is straight forward: divide your batter three ways, tint, and proceed! Who cares if the layers aren’t perfectly equal or the cake ends up wobbly?

Yum.

Beautiful and inspiring quote about kindness on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #kindnessquote #quotes

These energy snacks (below) are a feel good lovely find for me because (1) the energy they provide comes from green tea (2) every flavor I have tried is utterly delicious and (3) they’re low in fat.

What is Renewing Your Energy These Days?

I welcome all of your over 50 wisdom, creative ideas, and experiential advice because oy! I wake up at 5 a.m. no matter when I go to sleep. And this is tricky since there is so much work to be done, and I may be up past 11. A consistent sleep pattern is so important yet challenging at times to establish.

Inspirational list of energy refreshers - Hello Lovely Studio.

Timeless & Just Dang Wearable

Never met a shift dress or tunic I didn’t like. My mama got me loving shifts back in the 60s as a child, and since we were poor, those knee grazing shifts became mini dresses as I grew taller (hahahaha – it’s all true!).

Do you need to hear this?

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Because there are messages everywhere telling you otherwise. It’s amazing how a single setback can set our insecurities aflame. How easily a sense of unworthiness and shame can grow when we fail, stumble, or are betrayed.

Know what can turn things around rather quickly?

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Talking about it with someone trustworthy. For some reason, just bringing those insecurities into the light can purify and refine the unlovely.

When I shared this with my audience on FB, it really made an impression:

Heartwarming love quote from a child (Emma) on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequotes #childhoodquotes

So much lip service is paid to embracing imperfection and living vulnerably, but the reason it is so very hard is because of how it is received by others. We want our fellow human beings whole and polished up and strong.

And the reality is – we are all weary travelers on a journey toward wholeness – all of us require a hand because the road is not smooth.

Some of us may look less polished up on the outside if only because of invisible battles we fight every single day.

This is why grace, as it flows freely from unseen realms is so amazing and critical to our fleshy flawed humanity.

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Pull-On Skirts are My Spring & Summer Wild Card

I don’t wait for a special occasion or lunch date (ummm, my friends are too busy or too newly introverted to have these anymore) to wear a skirt.

The prairie style ones I started wearing in the 80s are a favorite, and I pair them with casual tshirts and even sweatshirts. I don’t even care if the patterns of the top and bottom sort of clash…I think to myself ‘how very avant garde Frenchy of me.’

I’m not sure, but I think this is what it means to grow up.

There’s a freedom that comes when you decide to live courageously for YOU and not for judge-y sorts of spectators who thrive on discussing your choices more than embracing courage themselves.

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Wear Colors That Make You Feel Alive

We should know this by now, yes? And yet we need reminders. I remember a couple of years back when I was venting to my youngest son about the loneliness of my job and living in a small town and sort of disappearing as my age climbs and beauty fades.

And his is an old hippie soul, and he said:

“Wear happy colors when you go out…you’ll meet new friends.”

As simple as that sounds, there is something to it.

Amy Poehler feminist quote about unlearning and womanhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #amypoehlerquotes #feministquotes #inspirationalquote

Cheerful, happy colors draw attention and can lift the spirits of the wearer and of the observer. The thing is, when you get stuck in a rut of wearing neutrals, you tend to forget how you are blending in and maybe even missing out on the joy that color brings to your very own self.

It’s not about dressing for other people, but dressing to feel vibrant and cheerful and open…ya know?

There’s a dynamic that develops when you change it up, wake up the senses, and invite the new.

Perfect Linen Dress (With Pockets!) to Pair With a Denim Jacket

Not that there isn’t value in buying neutrals too!

Color block linen dress CETARA / Maxi linen dress / White image 4
Color Block Linen Maxi Dress With Pockets, MagicLinen on Etsy..certainly charming indeed. In case your closet needs fresh summery clothing finds…discover these Over 50 Fashion: Comfy Cute Pieces!

Because I know how practical they are and how they can be worn for years and years!

Hilarious humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

We need staples that we won’t grow tired of…

Classically Timeless Denim Jacket

Come discover these Over 50 Fashion: Running Errands Comfy Cute Pieces! Lucky Brand denim jacket to wear over dresses and more! #fashionover50
Lucky Brand Denim Jacket, Macy’s…certainly classic indeed.

I love how a denim jacket can make slightly fancy pieces less fancy.

And how classic floral prints can lift the mood.

Funny workout and midlife humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Comfy Cute Maxi Dress

Colorful or neutral, the secret for me is how comfy the piece is!

I just can’t do all those cropped boxy things or statement pieces that feel like a costume.

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Wear it Alone or Open With a Tank

While the drape of this is slightly boxy, it seems comfy enough:

Need an everyday earring?

I’m loving the mixed metal effect.

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Just in case you need to pick up some spring gift wrap for weddings, grads, and birthdays!

Lovely Giftwrap Finds

There’s something so enchanting about fresh bright pink with coral-y orange!

And if blue hydrangeas are wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

Blue Hydrangeas Gift Wrap image 1
Blue Hydrangeas Gift Wrap, TheIllustratedLife on Etsy

By the way, aint this the truth:

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If you haven’t browsed Rifle Paper Co. in a spell, check them out. What I love about the brand’s site (beyond the amazing patterns and tasteful, cheerful finds) is how it isn’t overwhelmed with choices. Just enough means a calmer shopping experience.

Because Checkered Everything Is In Our Consciousness

How do these things happen where we begin seeing certain geometric patterns everywhere? No idea, but it isn’t like checks are going to go out of style.

Especially for the over50-ers who are noticing changes in short-term memory. While dementia and memory loss are not laughing matters, we have to develop a sense of comfort with the changes that come with the natural aging process. Sometimes, it helps to laugh at ourselves, even as we feel compassion for each other.

Funny menopause and midlife humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

For Fans of Zella

I love the brand Zella and it’s one of the reasons I find myself turning to Nordstrom. I had never seen a hoodie dress before and see its value as a tunic hoodie over leggings for walks on breezy days.

Come discover these Over 50 Fashion: Running Errands Comfy Cute Pieces! Live In High Waist Leggings, Main, color, BLACK. #fashionover50
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings, Nordstrom…certainly practical indeed.

Here’s a reminder I need every single dang day:

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Pretty Lip Color

I do love me a lip stain. And not just for adding color, but for sealing in moisture because where I live, mercy, it is not tropical.

I’m so impressed with the way the makers of beauty products are formulating colors that look good on every complexion.

Humor quote about tacos on Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly hilarious indeed!

This Blush Color Though!

Oh the quiet pinks I can’t resist.

I’d wear it with a white tee and white sneakers!

Protect Those Peepers on Walks & Errands

Do you have a signature sunglasses style you stick to? I need new ones and am thinking about prescriptives. Warby Parker has my favorite styles HERE.

More ideas:

Come discover these Over 50 Fashion: Running Errands Comfy Cute Pieces! 60mm Browbar Metal Aviator Sunglasses, Main, color, GOLD/ BROWN. #fashionover50 #aviators
Metal Aviator Sunglasses, Nordstrom…certainly my favorite indeed!

Don’t the times feel a lot like the 70s? Except I don’t remember the 70s being a season where people were overly concerned about being cool.

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I am so happy to see all the flared jeans and platform sandals around town!

Something about the 70s even if it’s just the superficial, carefree skater vibe happening, makes me feel young and more carefree.

 Bandi Platform Wedge Sandal, Main, color, BLUSH
Bandi Platform Wedge Sandal (Blush), Nordstrom
Funny quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Cheerful, Nostalgic & Sweet for Spring

Thank goodness we are all so different and don’t see life through the same lens. We need all of the lenses because it’s a strange beautiful miracle that we’re even here.

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More Fashion Over 50 Picks

Find more inspiration and lovely finds HERE and HERE.

Are you getting exercise each day? I sure hope so! I am making an effort to move, walk, lift weights, and strengthen my body and immune system.

Discover new podcasts – there are so many wonderful programs! My husband’s favorites are history ones like THIS.

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And I enjoy spiritual/psychological/artistic ones such as: On Being, Eternal Current, TheRobCast, Ram Dass Here and Now, and UndertheSkin.

Here’s a taste of Krista Tippett’s podcast:

Here’s a great episode of Russell Brand’s podcast where he speaks with Brene Brown:

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. March 23, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    What a fun post, I would wear any of these outfits!
    I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Love you!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 23, 2020 / 9:47 pm

      We’re hanging in there. This is just the weirdest time ever. I can’t even describe what I’m feeling these days because I have never felt it before and “alien” and “foreign” don’t capture it. Love you right back, beautiful soul. xox

  2. March 24, 2020 / 8:12 am

    Really love so many of your choices, especially the Etsy Linen. It sure is a time to be comfortable and cosy. Funny, every morning I get up, put on my makeup and get dressed as though someone might see me. When in reality, it’s most likely only my husband who will. Guess it just makes ME feel better to still try and look my best. Crazy but I stocked up on my makeup thinking the factories might stop shipping it. Am I nuts? Now I have to figure out how to dye my own hair!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 24, 2020 / 9:30 am

      We are all nuts! I am thinking these same things about makeup and raspberry jam and…I don’t want to admit how much I shelled out for a supply of acai sorbet (the way I have been keeping aloha spirit alive since our return!). Sending you smiles, laughter, and love.

  3. Elizabeth
    April 20, 2021 / 5:31 am

    Why do you keep showing the same photos over and over in the same post?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 20, 2021 / 10:51 am

      You’ll have to be more specific – do you mean why are there multiple banners to pin to Pinterest with the same photos? Please feel free to contact me through email if you are not a blogger and truly want further explanation to understand the structure of blog posts.

  4. Carol
    April 15, 2022 / 7:39 am

    Love reading your posts and looking at all the pretties. Alot of the clothes are not in the budget, but I still can dream. Happy weekend my friend.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 15, 2022 / 3:26 pm

      Happy Easter weekend, Carol – peace to you as we dream. 🙂

  5. Sandy
    April 15, 2022 / 11:34 am

    Great post! I especially loved the quotes today. May you have a Blessed Easter!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 15, 2022 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to enjoy them – Happy Easter, friend!

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29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
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Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
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