Fashion - Shoulder Talk For Us Over 50 Ladies

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The Scoop

I love my dogs. This little guy makes me feel like a rock star! He and his sissy ( I call her) are always there watching like I am the most interesting person in the world. If you are a dog lover like me you understand that I spend a lot of time making sure I don’t let them down. We take lots of walks, we nap in a pile on the sofa, we share treats and the fun never ends!

It started raining this week after a few weeks of too perfect to be true spring weather. I realized how bad my lighting is again for picture taking. So I took the plunge and ordered a photography lighting kit. I can’t wait for it to arrive. It has it all even back drops in three colors. Now I can finish setting up my photography studio. We have a finished basement that I have all ready for photo taking except for the lighting. Its big empty, quiet with light colored walls. There are two large windows as in it only a partial underground basement but the lighting I ordered should improve things a lot!

In a couple more weeks we will be heading to the mountains for the summer! I am excited to be in the fresh country mountain air again where I can go mushroom hunting, huckleberry picking and take long quiet hikes and trail runs. I will make summer jams and just enjoy the quiet life for a few months.

Can you believe I got three new posts on the blog this week! I don’t know how it happened but I had a few fun looks to share so there you go! I love spring and summer fashion so much.

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My Look

This is all old but good. My top is so fun with the off shoulders but the tie around the neck keeps it secure. Next are my old DIY hem jeans. I think these were the first pair I took the scissors to. After one pair there was no holding me back and I found no jeans were safe if they were too long. These are a step hem. I added my Sam Edelman mules which have been a favorite for several years and carried my LV Never Full GM bag. For jewelry I wore the emerald necklace my husband surprised me with on our anniversary last year. I’m still sportin’ my hair pins because . . . well because I like them!

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Create Your Own Look

My top is State from Nordstrom, Jeans from Costco, mules Sam Edelman and bag Louie Vuitton (gift from husband). I’m linking really great options for creating your own look.

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Above you get a peek of my dinning room that I painted this spring. I love how it turned out. Below is my formal living room that has a ceiling two stories high so I will have to hire to have it painted. But I have it decorated just the way I want. It’s the most serene room. We’ve had the armoire for so many years. It is an antique from England. The room is filled with my favorite things. Even the silly brass duck.

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You can see all my looks on the app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Graphic Tee On Mules


For a while I had decided that graphic tees didn't look good on me and that I was too old for them. But this summer when I saw so many women rocking their tees I decided that all I needed to do was find tees that said something I could stand behind. This tee is one of those! I love naps! I can take a 20 minute power nap and feel great until bedtime! I paired this tee with skinny jeans and nude mules and a fun bag and it all came together so nicely! For jewelry I layered a couple of necklaces, my watch and added earrings and that felt like enough.


You all know by now that I live in a little country town in the mountains. We don't have many stores and only a couple of boutiques or clothing stores. But the local grocery store and drug store help fill the need by selling a few clothes. I got this tee and a couple of other fun ones at our drug store. They are light weight and so soft and hang so nice. And they washed perfectly with no shrinking. Good find on my part! I love wearing all three that I bought for $12. each. It just goes to show if you love clothes you can find them somewhere!



On last Saturday's edition of the "Move It Or Lose It" segment, I shared all the apps I use to help me stay on track. You know, there's an app for that! Next Saturday I will talk about my DNA surprise! I hope to see you there! Sign up below for my newsletter if you want to get the reminder.


Check out my Boutique and Chatter page here for outfit ideas! I haven't been buying much new to show you but will have some fun new things soon. I got a couple of Rack hauls last week and I am excited to share! Meanwhile check out all the other noise on my blog. 

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