Loving Life after 50

Tmart and My Birthday

This past weekend was pretty special and I am not just talking Superbowl, although as a Patriot Fan I have to say thank you to my favourite team for making my birthday extra special. so Saturday was my 51st birthday and I guess that means I am officially a 50+ blogger now, and guess what it doesn’t feel any different than being a 40 + blogger LOL.
My Wednesday wish is that we all continue to embrace the age we are, the size we are and most of all the “who” we are.
I thought I would take you through my birthday celebration, I am telling you I have the most awesome partner in the world, Kent outdid himself
( warning lots of food pics before the outfit but I promise all the recipes will be posted soon)
First course a selection of cheeses paired with a Sonoma Brut
Gloria Ferrar
sonoma brut Gloria Ferrar
cheese tray


Second Course: Butternut Squash Cheddar Soup with Croutons Paired with a Soave
butternut squash cheddar soup


soave italia


Third Course: Spaghettini with peppers and Garlic, paired with Soave
spaghettini with garlic and peppers

Main Course: Lemon Chicken with capers, rise and fresh beans paired with a Pinot Noir

lemon chicken with capers, rice and beans
wine flight
Although slightly unusual Kent thought a lighter dessert would be in order so he asked if I would mind making the Baileys Irish Cream Mousse, so of course I did.
Baileys Irish cream mousse


To make the day perfect my Cardi arrived from TMart (c/o) so a new outfit for me, yea… really liking this sweater  but I would recommend sizing up. I paired  this with a Cami and a pair of black pixie pants from Vanheusen, a great necklace and high boots and thought I had a  perfect birthday outfit.
Have you checked out TMart yet? With my cruise quickly coming up I was thinking a new dress that takes me from ship to beach to lunch would be perfect or maybe a bright orange bag to carry on the plane..
tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots
True confession cold as heck outside but if I have gloves on it is bearable for a few minutes
 ( my coach gloves)
tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots


tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots


tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots


tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots

tmart cardi, vanheusen pants and cami, gh bass boots
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  • Happy 51st Birthday my beautiful friend. Your dinner looks spectacular and you look beautiful as always. I love the houndstooth coat, gloves and statement necklace. WOW!!

  • Happy birthday and wish you another year of great blogging!

  • Happy birthday ma'am
    I love your coat!

  • Happy Birthday! The food looks lush – especially the Baileys mousse – can't wait for the recipe!

  • Happy Birthday! The food looks spectacular – your husband made it for you?! Gotta love a man who cooks!
    Great outfit as always!

  • Welcome to the 50+ blogger club! Your birthday dinner looks absolutely delicious

  • HI Linda, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like a wonderful celebration. I love when my hubby likes to take food pictures and all I want to do is eat! That dessert looks woderful too. Hope you enjoyed yourself. Love the houndstooth jacket and the fit, also love how you paired the black and white with the burgundy gloves. Very stylish!
    please stop by, jess xx

    • Thanks Jess and congrats on the instagram midlife instagrammers to follow.

  • NEVER would have guessed your age! According to me, you're still a 40+ fashion blogger! I really cannot believe your partner did ALL that for you, I am over here starving now for all that wonderful food. That pinstripe blazer owns you and I love your red wine colored gloves!

  • I love your Wednesday Wish. We should all live that way! Looks fun! Happy Birthday!

    The Closet by Christie


  • Happy Belated Birthday! AMEN to accepting ourselves as we are. I think we need more self forgiveness with everything in our lives. I love the classic black and white look you have in this post. Beautiful jacket!