Summer Fashion Over 50 Finds, Self-Care Quotes & BEST of MAY Now!

Self-Care Quotes, Summer Fashion Over 50 Finds & Best of May is here in all its random glory because today we’re gonna party like it’s 2010. (Back then, blogging could be loose with mostly stream-of-consciousness commentary. In the 2020s, attention spans have dramatically shrunk, and visitors want quick answers and shopping sources.) Some things haven’t changed though. Sharing quotes that inspire, tickle, or spur us to think a bit deeper brings messages of encouragement, laughter, and wisdom to friends everywhere. Yet I require your help pinning them to Pinterest so they can gain traction and keep rippling! Thank you for your help and support along this journey with this conspiracy of lovely words.

French country white bathroom with maids tub, accent stool, and white roses - Hello Lovely.
We considered the many ways to savor white roses here.

Self-Care Quotes, Summer Fashion Over 50 & Best of May!

Summer Fashion Over 50

Here are some neutral pieces I love for this time of year, and most are a color that is easy to pair with just about everything: “safari” (which is a fancy version of khaki!).

I cannot recommend Jenni Kayne’s new line of organic skin care essentials enough! I was hesitant to spend so much, but it actually took weeks of waiting before the products were in stock again – they sell out because they are JUST THAT AMAZING.

Mary Oliver quote to inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #maryoliver #faithquote #personalgrowth #spirituality

I’m totally crushing on the mini raffia tote and shirt dress below!

A Glance Back at Last Summer…Fox Babies at Play Outside My Door

What a treat it was a year ago to discover a family of foxes tumbling in the yard! I made this video just for you so I hope you’ll watch it!

May Posts You May Have Missed

Coastal Grandmother Fever!

Please do visit these posts if you missed them – I appreciate your time since you have so many beautiful sources of inspiration these days.

May was definitely all about COASTAL GRANDMOTHER everything, and you need not be a grandmother to capture and enjoy this style.

I think my pal, Loi Thai, is the quintessential coastal grandfather! Look at his amazing kitchen:

Classic Nordic French white kitchen with light grey painted floors, topiaries near window, and classic pendants (Circa Lighting) over island - Loi of Tone on Tone. #whitekitchens #toneontone #bmshoreline #bmchantillylace
Coastal Grandfather kitchen by Loi Thai (Tone on Tone)

Coastal grandmother fashion may be trending at the moment, but it never goes out of style!

DIY at Our New Home

I shared with you what I chose to do with a small, awkward spare bedroom here at the new house in this DIY Closet Makeover, and here are the resources for the new closet:

Backyard Shed Inspiration

Did you see the wide range of she sheds in this story?

Country Living (Photo: Janis Nicolay) – Heather Cameron’s refurbished vintage greenhouse has a 10×12 tempered glass roof and makes for a feminine, romantic getaway. Decor: Colleen Sawatsky of Vintage Home. See more HERE.

French Country Elegance in This House Tour

Oh la la…a magnificent Provence chateau we explored:

Provence Style by Shauna Varvel - come see more from the book and Mas Des Poiriers on Hello Lovely! #provencehomes #provencestyle #masdespoiriers #frenchfarmhouse
If you missed the post with gorgeous inspiration from Mas Des Poiriers – SEE THIS.

Self-Care Quotes to PIN

(I consider a funny tweet “self-care” since laughter is such good medicine…please pin liberally!)

Funny parenting humor tweet about burrito tape from @mr_kapowski on Hello Lovely Studio. #burritos #parentinghumor #funnydadtweets #fathersday

The quote above reminds us Father’s Day is comin!

Lovers of Blue & Turquoise Will Dig This!

If you love turquoise and aqua color schemes, you’ll want to check out THIS.

Lovely blue bench against a rustic stone wall. ModVintageLife. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchblue #Frenchgarden
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Self-care quote about people judging - Hello Lovely Studio. #personalgrowthquotes #selfcarequotes #selfkindnessquotes #encouragementquotes

Paint Color Tips from a Pro

I’m crazy about Segreto Finishes and everything Leslie and her team accomplish! They work with the most amazing designers, and Leslie’s books are must-haves for your design library.

French country Old World kitchen with reclaimed materials (Chateau Domingue) and masterful finishes from SEGRETO. From the 2019 book by Leslie Sinclair.  #kitchendesign #frenchkitchen #antiques #oldworld #plasterwalls
We revisited a timeless post from expert Leslie Sinclair about choosing paint colors HERE.

See How I Perked up a Boring Bonus Room

I love these grisaille tree murals so much that I’ll be using them at the new house as well.

Blah to Beautiful: add a tree mural with wallpaper: I'll show you how - Hello Lovely. #wallpapermural #treemural #accentwalls #interiordesign
See how our bonus room finally got some interest with a mural here.
Inspiring New Year quote to promote hope, peace, love, and encouragement in the days ahead - Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #newyearquotes #encouragementquotes

Old World Style & Authentic French Bliss

Peek at a couple of different new builds in Texas that only appear to be old…

Romantic Country French Design Inspiration - come see more of this gorgeous new build with interiors by Brittany Jones.
See the inspiring kitchen (Brittany Jones) inside this gorgeous new build with Old World style.
Funny quote about midlife on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquotes #humorquotes

Ruth Gay’s unforgettable home with interiors designed with Pamela Pierce will blow your mind.

Personal growth quote by Cleo Wade about goodness on Hello Lovely Studio. #goodnessquote #inspirationalquotes

Feel Good Quotes Seem More Needed Than Ever

Feel Good Finds & Poignant Quotes on Hello Lovely. #poignantquotes #inspirationalquotes #personalgrowth
Find friendly feel good ideas and quotes in THIS POST.
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes

Paint Colors: a Timeless Topic We’ll Never Exhaust!

European country cottage open floor plan in our home with white oak, Belgian linen, and liberal doses of white decor - Hello Lovely.
Even when you decide on white walls, it’s tough to choose a paint color…HERE is HELP.
Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes
The Beauty of Sherwin-Williams REPOSE GRAY
Timeless and classic grey and white kitchen by Finding Lovely with its window seat breakfast nook and pink accents!
We revisited a favorite kitchen tour from Finding Lovely.
Quote about rest found @cleowade on Hello Lovely. #restquotes #inspirationalquotes
Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke
French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Margot has a luxurious Ilve range and cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Smoke Green. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchkitchen #kitchendesign #farrowandballsmokegreen #greencabinets #ilverange #vivietmargot
We toured the rustically charming farmhouse in France of Vivi et Margot’s Charlotte Reiss!
Funny dog quote and pet humor on Hello Lovely Studio. #humorquores #petquote #dogquotes
Sophisticated Pink Paint Color Options
Best Pink Paint Colors Sophisticated, Chic, Subtle Ideas to Try - come get the details on Hello Lovely! #paintcolors #pinkpaint #blushpink
Snag ideas for pretty and sophisticated pink paint colors here.
Anne Lamott inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #annelamott #lifequotes #encouragementquotes #humor
Paint Colors for Doors
Climbing vines and blooms on a London pink house exterior with grey front door - photo by Hello Lovely Studio.
London doors I strolled by were snapped and shared too.
Personal growth quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #growthquotes #personalgrowth

Is This a Coastal Grandmother’s Dream House?

Design ideas: modern farmhouse meets coastal cottage (Lisa Furey) decor and resources on Hello Lovely.
Score resources and coastal cottage decor inspiration in THIS.
Funny quote about moon on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquote #moonquotes #cleverquote #naturequotes
Viktor Frankl inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #personalgrowthquotes #psychologyquotes

Fashion Over 50 Picks With Blue

Gorgeous casual coastal Hampton vibes at The Hampton Social in South Barrington - Hello Lovely Studio. #coastaldesign #thehamptonsocial #hamptonstyle
I was feelin’ all Hamptons in THIS STORY with fashion over 50 ideas.
Inspirational flower quote about blooming and life on Hello Lovely Studio. #flowerquote #inspirationalquotes #rumiquotes

Especially for Ikea Hack Fans!

Ikea hacks for KALLAX come get inspired on Hello Lovely! #ikeahacks #kallax #cubestorage #diy
Ikea Hacks were explored for Kallax shelf.
Blessing quote by John O'Donohue on Hello Lovely Studio. #blessing #inspirationalquote #johnodonohue

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Amy
    June 6, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    Omg!!! THAT frolicking fox video is magical!! Especially since you rarely see foxes with their babies like this for THAT long! Loved when the one pounced on the other playfully! Such a delight to watch…thanks for sharing. We live out & I once caught a glimpse of a momma fox with two babies, but I was driving and it happened so fast…so I appreciated getting to watch this. Foxes are so cool! You never fail to add unexpected fun to your blog posts, which are always chock full of amazing inspiration of all sorts…thanks, Michele!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 6, 2021 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks for watching my video, Amy. It was such a treat, and I loved sharing it with folks because it felt so special – I just love seeing one traipse through the yard, but 4 was quite the show!

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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
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Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
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White Matelasse Quilt
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French Country Headboard
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Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
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Warner Upholstered Bench
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French Linen Dining Chair
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