giving up facebook and fashion Wednesday


It's hard to believe this is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent.  2015 seems to be happening at break neck speed.  That's a gruesome term...anyone know the origin?  I haven't always been one to give up or sacrifice anything during the Lent season but have found value in doing so the last couple of years so I am choosing it again this year.  I have decided to give up the time I spend on facebook.  It's a decision I have been toying with for a while anyway...but that's another story for another time.  Do you practice giving up something for Lent?  What is it for you this year?

What I will not be giving up is fashion Wednesday.  It has proven to be such a positive thing in my life.  Encouraging me to look presentable and to value time spent on myself.

So let's get on with it.

Last week I showed you a few looks that I wanted to try for more mature women from my "My Style" board on pinterest.  This week I decided to start out with this inspiration photo of mustard yellow cardigan, lace top and jeans.

Isn't this a great lace top?  It has been hanging in my closet for two years and never been worn.  I bought it out of a Northstyle catalog because it is so pretty but never knew how to style it.  It is sleeveless and I still am not comfortable showing my 50 + year old arms.

Thank you pinterest.  Why didn't I think of throwing a lightweight cardigan over it?

It reached into the high 70's yesterday and the outfit was still very comfortable.  The blue statement necklace is from Kohls and I think I only paid around $10.00 for it on sale.  I've already worn it a couple of times so it was definitely a good purchase.  I added simple silver hoop earrings and some bangle bracelets and my black cowboy booties.  Such a great, polished look and super comfortable, too.

I'm already wondering when I can wear it again.

Happy Wednesday my friends.

xo, Patty

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  1. Patty,
    Today is Ash Wednesday, dear friend. . .and I want to say I admire and respect your decision for Lent Season.
    I do hope that your absence will only be during Lent Season
    and that we will see you again, soon, dear one!!!
    By the way. . .you look marvelous, darling!!!

  2. Two of my faves-lace and mustard yellow! You look great!

  3. Wow, there is sooo much I love about this outfit! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you and I love the accessories you chose. Hard to believe that pretty lace top went unworn for 2 years, but at least you found a way to wear it. Great Job Patty! I don't give up anything for Lent, being raised Protestant it was never really even a "thing" in our church. I do respect the tradition though, as others practice it.

  4. Super outfit. It looks great on you!

  5. What a great look. I am inspired to try something similar.

  6. I adore that white lace blouse. If I saw it in a store and could try it on, I might buy it. I don't buy blouses from catalogs, I need to try them on as sizes run very differently. Good for you for giving up Facebook during Lent, you are inspiring me.

  7. You look beautiful, Patty Marker!!! I LOVE that top! xo Diana

  8. I'm not Catholic so I don't "celebrate" Lent, but I applaud you for giving up FB - not an easy thing to do. Love that lace top! Looks fantastic under a cardigan.

  9. Patty, Good for you at least giving up something for Lent. You look great in your outfit. Love the top. Could I borrow your mustard sweater? LOL. I love that color. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  10. You look great in your outfit! I'm giving up wine (I've done it before) and after reading your post I'm thinking that giving up time spent on FB might prove to be more fruitful in making more time for prayer.

  11. Hi Patty! You look so pretty! Love that lacy top! I have a mustard cardi that I wear to death! I don't dress up much these days. So I forget I have certain things to wear.
    I am trying to give up soda.
    XO Kris

  12. love the outfit combination, I have a sleeveless lace blouse that I've given up on becaue of 59 yr. old arms lol! it may need a second chance to come out of the closet lol!


  13. Great outfit! I have a lacey crochet top too and wouldn't have thought to use a cardigan.

  14. I think it looks lovely, Patty!

    I know what you mean about the arms, since I'm 45. I wish I would have appreciated them when I was younger.

  15. Love this look!
    It looks wonderful on pretty!
    I admire your decision for Lent--

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