Loving Life after 50

Feeling a little Naughty(cal) today and a Link up

Hello World, It is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and my team is playing and OMG I am not sure this ole heart of mine is going to make it through. Ottawa Senators Vs Montreal Canadians and man this is going to be a down and dirty series.  Any hockey fans out there??? 
I have figured it out and if Ottawa wins this series they will then be playing Tampa Bay and the games should start the first week of May, when we are in Orlando. Fingers crossed, it  may be the only chance I have to see a live playoff game because our tickets sold out in minutes,,,, seriously faster than the Stones ( oh yea did i mention we also got tickets to the Stones, in Orlando, in June.  On Kent’s bucket list was take his boys to see Bruce Springsteen ( done) and the Stones ( about to to be done) and the Stones in Orlando on Nic’s birthday just seemed perfect)
On the outfit front well, I decided even though this seems to be another of those “popular” items it was time to wear the DRESS I found at Old Navy.  I do not want to be the cookie cutter blogger, oh wait I am like thirty years older then everyone else so I guess not  cookie cutter. And as long as we all put our own special twist then its OK right?? So my twist,  Vans instead of Converse, how’s that for bucking all the trends

Nautical look, Van sneakers, Navy blazer and red stripe dress

Wasn’t sure if I would still be on the nautical theme this year but yep it appears I am still loving anchors, boots and the red, white and blue (with a splash of yellow)
Nautical look, Van sneakers, Navy blazer and red stripe dress

Nautical look, Van sneakers, blazer and stripe dress

Nautical look, Van sneakers, blazer and stripe dress

Nautical look, Van sneakers, blazer and stripe dress
Blazer-Ricki’s, Dress-Old Navy, Necklace-Poshlittle K, Shoes-Vans, Cross Body-Coach
Nautical look, Van sneakers, blazer and stripe dress

two tone Van Sneakers

coach cross body bag, anchor necklace
Oh yea and did I forget to mention I had a hair appointment last night,  notice anything different?? Yea, eight months as a Redhead and I decided I was ready to be blond again.  So not as light as I wanted but we needed to go in stages so I did not suffer damage. and just check out these awesome highlights,  I love Kim, she is the best.

Nautical look, Van sneakers, blazer and stripe dress

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  • Love tour relaxed stripy dress! And hockey… I'm not really a fan, but as I live in Finland, hockey is not just an unavoidable fact of life (like winter) but practically a national obsession, and don't the world championships start soon?

  • Mai Tran

    Hard to tell which one suits you better, red or blonde, but this highlight thing is nice.

  • ADA

    Another Striped Dress+Jacket Winner this week, Linda. Love the dress. This is another one I can re-create though I have worn a striped dress with my navy blazer before. I adore that anchor red+gold necklace so much and I am jealous you own it!! =P Those boat shoes are the perfect nautical shoe, also. Looking FABULOUS! Though I have gotten into the Converse hype lately, in general I always prefer Vans better. They are such a classy sneaker, just like Keds.

    For the first time today I am wearing some Converse type shoes. They are identical to the white low-top Converse that is so popular these days.

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter

    Love the stripes! Stop by my link up if you get a chance.


  • Your hair looks great! This nautical look is adorable! Love your striped dress!

    In Pink

  • RedTagChicLA

    What an adorable mix of the RW&B!!!


  • Yes the Stanley Cup started last night, hence why I was so "worked up" I would expect Finland is much like Canada Hockey is a national pasttime.

  • Thanks, I really like both but kent prefers the blond

  • I copied this outfit from Shanna although she wore a tan blazer. Loved the look. The necklace I ordered on line from Posh Little K last year and I really have gotten a ton of wears from it

  • I am there and thank you

  • Thanks Jill, I always feel so great after the hairdresser gets through, i need her living with me

  • Thank you, American Patriotic and Nautical all at the same time.

  • Thanks, I am hopping over and I do not wear the red glasses enough, not sure why, maybe I was worried they would clash LOL

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    This is one of my favorite outfits you've ever done! I LOVE that dress and I can see how there'd be so many ways to style it. I also love that you wore Vans with it! I also really love that nautical necklace and the blazer with it! Cute!!!

  • Shauna C

    I love a good nautical look! You look fantastic!!



  • Your hair looks great. I haven't watch hockey in year. I used to be a red wing fan. I hope your team wins.


  • Super cute dress Linda, love that it is red and white striped. I could use a striped dress, been looking. Well NC doesnt have a hockey team, but when I lived in Pittsburgh, I was a Penguins fan and had season tickets! I had been to quite a few Canuck vs Penguin games. 🙂

    jess xx

  • Nora Minassian

    Great casual/nautical look Linda! Everything matches perfectly 🙂

  • we lost last night but hopefully we will still prevail, I am an Ottawa Senators fan and we are playing Montreal. detroit plays tonight

  • Thanks, I am truly addicted to nautical

  • Thanks Carrie, it is a fun outfit and so very comfy

  • Old navy, is sold out on line but a local store may still have one ( 15.00 cannot beat that). Ottawa played the canucks and lost, but we will still prevail.

  • Thanks Nora, so comfortable too

  • Love love love how you styled this outfit!!! You look beautiful XO

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  • Jodie Filogomo

    You know what' good about being a cookie cutter….the cookies (ok…dorky, but I tried). I think it looks very chic with the blazer! jodie

  • Love the outfit, and it looks great on you. Especially the shoes, I am in love with them!

  • Laura

    What a cute outfit! I love those shoes!

  • Sorry to here you loss.

  • Andrea Whitt

    I love how everything is navy and red in this outfit, even down to your glasses! Love the sneakers! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love the nautical vibe of the outfit and that even your glasses match this outfit 🙂



    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.