HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?My style is for one thing, simple lines, I feel best in button down shirts or dresses, but, because of my lifestyle, you will likely find me in workout or outdoor gear. I will get dressed up to go to Trader Joes , any excuse to wear something from my collection of mostly second finds, mixed with nice shoes , and, ill admit, a pair of leather pants!WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?I learned to sew at 12 years old. Started making all my own clothes in junior high, at about 15, started obsessively reading Vogue every month at our local library, I was able to copy some things, I studied the details minutely, (still my dream outfit would be a classic pinstriped YSL pantsuit) .I think art has also influenced me.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?I made a pair of earrings from my Grandmothers wedding ring, thankfully there were two matching diamonds! Wear them all the time.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATIONS?Probably influenced by my time in the Navy, I still love denim on denim!Also have every item of clothing in leopard.DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?My go to is a vintage denim jumpsuiteasy, classy, stylish ( and currently trendy!)found it for $10.00!WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS?I understand proportion, being an artist, and I feel I own whatever I put on and march down the street!DO YOU HAVE A STYLE MUSE?A young Kathrine Hepburn is my ideal aesthetic.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS,AND WHY CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT THEM?Sunscreen! Im outside all the time, also use serums and various moisturizers, though not label loyal. My trick is to go to duty free every time I travel, and use the most expensive samples. Who knows if any of these potions work, but I’m afraid to stop using them!WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 50?Live now or forever hold your peace. Do it while you can, whatever “IT” is.DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY, OR DO YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK THE RULES?When I was 30, I thought I was too old for a bikini, fast forward 26 years, I have a whole collection to choose from. I think the rule of only exposing one asset at a time , is one I follow. Example, short dress, covered cleavage, or long pants, tank top.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE AND OR BOUTIQUE SOURCES?I like Gap and Athleta because im 6’2”, and they have tall sizes, my best resource for reused designer/vintage is Labels, practically my whole wardrobe is from there.(LABELS is a consignment store in town!)DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DIET AND OR EXERCISE REGIME THAT YOU FOLLOW?I’m a fitness fan, so , yoga, gym , every day, and many miles every week hiking. I’m always training for my next backpacking adventure. I dont drink alcohol, minimal red meat, no fried foods, very aware of what I eat.Do love treats though!DO YOU HAVE ANY ANTI AGING FOODS AND OR SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?
I eat lots of blueberries and add turmeric to everything! But , again, who knows if its working!
I would say ANN is doing SOMETHING RIGHT!
At age 56 she is active and full of enthusiasm!
I believe SHE found me on Instagram?
TO FOLLOW ANN ON INSTAGRAM @TRAVELANNIE.
I found out SHE lives in MY BACKYARD ALMOST so we had a meet up!
TO find a GIRLFRIEND who is TALLER than me is a RARE FIND!Not only is she TALL she loves color!!!!!!ANN IS ALSO AN ARTIST!THESE PHOTOS are from her home!I BELIEVE SHE DID ALL THE PAINTINGS AND FLOOR WORK AND TILES BEHIND THE STOVE!Correct me if I am WRONG ANN…………ANOTHER GREAT FIND FROM INSTAGRAM!WE WOMEN OVER 50 are KILLING IT!I WONDER WHAT OUR GRANNY’s would think of US NOW!CINDY HATTERSLEY’S BLOG was NOT able to Join us this month but if you want to HOP over and see what her last POST FEATUREDI would say PUSH HERE!THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SENT GOOD WISHES FOR MY BIRTHDAY!I had a BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND in San Diego with the ITALIAN and ONE SON.YOU have all been SO KIND with your emails and comments and PHONE CALLS from ITALY !!I AM ONE LUCKY CONTESSA AND I ADORE YOU ALL LIKE FAMILY!