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Three In One-By Susan, from Fifty, Not Frumpy

Note from Pauline Durban, founder and president of Covered Perfectly - Susan always has so many great tips to share. Be sure to like her Facebook page and subscribe to her blog. She is dedicated to helping women over 50 look their best. If you get a chance take a look at her before and after pictures on her blog. You will see just how qualified she is to give advice.

Three In One

There are times when we experience three seasons in one day here in northeastern Tennessee.

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On this particular morning, it was thirty-two degrees. In the afternoon, we enjoyed seventy-two degrees.

I started the morning out with layers. The stretch denim jacket was sent to me by Fabrizio Gianni. I am wearing a Covered Perfectlycascading vest as a scarf. I love the flexibility of this piece! It can be worn belted, tied in many ways, left open or wrapped around your neck and threaded through the armholes as a scarf. (The video below, shows how I did this.)

I have also worn this vest under a long sweater so that it looks like a scarf peeking out when I am really cold. Make sure to pack at least one of these on your next trip. You will thank me later!Royal blue is one of my all-time favorite colors. This Simple Comfort top and the vest were sent to me by Covered Perfectly. I got a size large in this top because I wanted to wear it without a jacket this summer.

I like my tunics to fit a little more on the loose side, so yes, I have some of these tops in two sizes. When I wear them layered with a jacket, I like for them to fit smaller so that they don't add any bulk. If I know I will be wearing them alone in warm weather, I do not want to show every curve as much, so I go up a size.

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How do you dress for extreme differences in temperature within just a few hours?

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My layers served me well today! I experimented with different lengths of layers and with cropped ankle pants with flats. I almost always shy away from that combination.

My calves are short and thick, but the little side split on the pants combined with the two-tone pointed toe shoes give the illusion of longer and leaner. These pants by Renuar have a smooth wide waistband. They were sent to me by Purple Poppy. The shoes areCirca Joan & David via Saks Off 5th.

This week on the blog, I am breaking all my personal styling rules. Today I broke my rules of never wear cropped pants with flats and stay away from boxy jackets. Another rule is not to wear anything with a high neck. When I am cold, all bets are off! I just recently started wearing a longer top with a shorter jacket. I really like the slimming way that combo looks.

This little video shows how I made the Cascading Vest into a scarf.

Click here to view the video.

For a limited time, Fifty, not Frumpy followers can get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are many styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items, after that, you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 FREE special!

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

Susan is such a great ambassador for women over 50 be sure to follow her blog.

P.S. Susan has had the black and white print Cascading Vest for a while now, and unfortunately that particular print has sold old. We do however have other plenty of other prints available.

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