Something You May Not Know About Me

10.09.2014

There is probably something most of y'all don't know about me, but I am obsessed with clothes lately. Probably even more so than home decor. Well, they run pretty neck and neck.


I love white jeans year round and they really do look sharp with boots. I would actually share photos of me dressed in some of my outfits if I had a photographer, but I don't. The few times I have asked Mr. Savvy to take a photo either my head is cut off or at the waist when I want a long shot.



In the past I always loved dressing stylishly and then I got older and fatter. After losing weight this year and dropping three sizes I had to go shopping for new clothes. I mean I certainly can't go around naked now can I?


I thought I would share some outfits that I have pinned. Now, some of you may think I am too old for some of these outfits, but I refuse to dress like a frumpy old lady. Even my mom who is 81 years young has always said she is not going to dress like a little old lady either. 

I don't feel old and I don't think I look old and I'm not going to dress old. 
I think most of these looks are pretty classic anyway.

I have these jeans and can't wait to wear them since they are a heavier denim and it has been too warm. I also have several skinny jeans. Yep, and I can't believe it.

I have this shirt

and these pants from Ann Taylor so I have a nice outfit to grab when jeans won't do. I have a couple more nice outfits, but I mostly live in jeans.

I also have these boots and I have posted others I have bought on instagram. What can I say I love boots.


I ordered these from J Crew, but darn they were too tight and very uncomfortable so I returned them.


I have spent a lot of money through the spring and summer on clothes and now for fall and winter. I have had to start over and have given most of my old clothes away. I have not paid full price for anything in fact most things have been bought at 40 to 50% off. This Navy Leather Jacket or one like it is on my wish list. I want pay that price though.

Mr. Savvy sure is glad I can help out with the shopping with my income from blogging.

I also love looking at fashion blogs now even though most of them are young and pretty, but you can get some great ideas from them.

When I was overweight I dressed the best I could for my body type, but did not like shopping for clothes at all. Now I love it and will dress the way I feel in my mind and not what my birth certificate says. Of course nothing crazy.

So do you care much for fashion and do you dress older than you feel or look?

Follow my Pinterest Board to see more of my fashion pins.

You can read the post about how I lost the weight here.

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61 comments:

  1. I think you look great. I like your clothing pics on Instagram too. I love me some boots too!

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  2. I love all of the outfits you have shown. I am 60 and would dress just like that. I agree with you about age just being a number.

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  3. I have never known a "Southern Girl" who has dressed frumpy. I love the way women put themselves together south of the Mason - Dickson line. I don't mean to discredit northern girls, one needs to travel to the South to understand.

    Your style choices are most appropriate for your age...you go for it!
    Congratulations on your weight loss, Kim. You give me incentive. I hope Santa brings you that leather jacket on your wish list!
    ~Lynne
    w/L
    (PacNWest girl)

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  4. I've been doing some fall fashion shopping lately, too. You would look great in all of these outfits, Kim. Dressing like an old lady is definitely out of style for anyone of any age. I say, wear what makes you feel good!

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  5. I am obsessed right now too! Stacey and I are doing a fall fashion challenge with a local blogger and it's lots of fun, We saw that gorgeous RL plaid shirt at Macy's the other day and it really is fab. And she has turned me on to Loft which is just sale heaven. I'm smitten with those Tory Burch riding boots, I just have some Nine West ones right now but those may have to go on my Christmas list :) And yes, I'm 53 and don't intend to EVER dress like an old lady!! There's no reason to not be fashionable, these styles are perfectly appropriate for any age!!

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  6. Also Kim, those BaubleBar initial necklaces are a little pricey but I found lots of different makers on Etsy :)

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  7. I've recently shopped a lot having become a mom, turned 38, and moved away from the city. I also refuse to dress frumpily, however my biggest struggle is to not dress like a kid as I'm petite and it's a terrible look (old kid?) I love reading fashion blogs about real people dressing for the lives they actually live. I hope you keep doing some personal style postings!

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  8. so happy for you about loosing the weight ~! Enjoy every moment of your new life and wearing the clothes that make your Soul Sing..

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  9. I like clothes/fashion. I am not hung up on brand names. I look for quality, style, etc. Some things may be brand name, many not. I refuse to pay $$$ because I'm not gonna want to keep it forever. $100+ for jeans? Not me! That said, while I do like clothes, I HATE to shop for clothes. I have a few favorite shops (never the mall), and I order alot of things. I work part time but can dress casual. I wear jeans some. I don't dress old - I do dress stylish and am known for my unique necklaces and scarves! I have many styles and lengths of black pants and love mixing that with my bright colors. I do try to not dress too young looking. I work with college students and while I do agree age is a number, I know I would look silly dressing like the students. LOL One thing I would suggest. I would not wear horizontal stripes on the top. I know you've mentioned you are well endowed (can't think of a nice way to put it!!!) and even though you are not heavy overall, horizontal stripes will make an area look wider. V-necks, etc. are your friend. I have to be careful of this too as I am curvy.

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    1. tina, I actually do have a lot of striped tops, but with my wider hips they actually level me out. I do wear v-necks, too and love necklaces and scarves. Not quite cold enough yet for scarves here yet. Looking forward to cooler weather. We are hot again. I wouldn't dress like a teen either.

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    2. Glad you understood what I was saying. I've never noticed your hips looking wide! I wear scarves year round but I have some very thing, gauzy type ones. When it's warm I don't wear them so up against my neck if that makes sense. Yes, we are still quite warm here too. We're still wearing sandals around here. Just not too summery ones LOL (I have on black wedge sandals today).

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  10. Big congrats on the weight loss! This is amazing. And, I'm really loving the chic casual looks you've pinned.
    Good going, Kim.

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  11. I love the outfits Kim. Definitely some things I could wear! Those flats are really cute but I end up wearing mostly boots in the fall in winter. I have an awful bunion that keeps me from wearing cute shoes but I am too much of a baby to get the thing operated on! So boots it is! I also think we should be able to be stylish at any age. I mean, I won't wear something a 16 year old would wear but I like to stay up to date with more classic looks - like the ones you highlighted.... I need to go shopping!
    Shelley

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  12. I've been looking for a good par of white jeans for months...love them with boots!

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  13. Some cute things on your board! I want some leopard shoes but I don't wear many flats. I mean really flat, flats. It hurts my feet - something to do with my arches. Plus I'm 5'2 so a bit of a heel helps me out. LOL After looking at your board I'm going to look for a leopard scarf and cardigan to wear it with. I LOVE cardigans!!!

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  14. Nice ensembles Kim. I agree... age is relative!! I don't feel old, don't look old, so why should I dress old? Rock it !

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  15. You go Kim! LOVE those vest, long sleeve, jean outfits! I might have to give one of those a try! I love to wear a vest! I am a blue jean/t-shirt girl and I need to step it up a notch! Happy Fall! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  16. I love the first two pics. Being in my 50's & living in a rural setting I just love this look. I'm working on shedding those menopause pounds....ugh....but getting there. Congrats on your weight loss!!!!

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  17. I too love clothes but, I have to be careful what I buy. I am a plus sized woman so I don't want to be wearing frumpy clothes and things that are just over sized. My mother just turned 85 and I wont let her dress like an old lady either. Age is just a number and it's more about how you wear it. You always look so nice in what you wear.

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  18. Wow and Double Wow! You look fantastic. Love your taste in clothing too, age is only a number and I sure don't feel 70.

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  19. Kim, Love your fashion style! I just turned 65 years young and I too am a firm believer that the way a woman dresses and the way she styles her hair gives away her age. Everyone thinks I am in my 50's!!! Hurrah for me. I like to look fashionable not frumpy. On the other hand, nothing looks worse to me than someone my age trying to look 20! There is a happy medium and I'm glad I found it. Jeans are my pants of choice but don't expect to see my wearing them with sneakers nor am I going to wear a mini dress half way up my thighs! I love your clothes styles and your house designs so keep us the good work and enjoy being you. judy

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  20. I like your looks Kim and congrats on the weight loss. I have lost 35 lbs in the last 5 months and need to go shopping too. I just bought some great boots and then had to buy my first pair of skinny jeans. I still spend most of my time in my sweats since I go to Crossfit many morning and then work from home, but I like to have options and am a skirt/dress kind of girl. Have a great day!

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  21. Kim, I think you should splurge for the navy leather jacket! I clicked over to see the price and it is expensive but you have worked very hard to get to the place where you are. So reward yourself!

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  22. Good for you Kim and you are far from old lady anyway. Embrace this and enjoy every minute. I love clothes too and boots, forget about it, addictions. Love all the ensembles.

    Cindy

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  23. Love your choices, good for you!! How funny, I also am into the clothing this year......no more decorating, my home is filled to the tippy top!! Although I am still overweight, and it ain't gonna change any time soon, the past few weeks have found me in the stores and online too. I've discovered leggings in my size at last and they look pretty good when I wear a tunic. Am now on the hunt for shoes and short boots!! I no longer care about the age thing, I want to be fashionable and decent!!

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  24. Agreed. I don't want to look like an old lady, even though I might be one. :)

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  25. that's what losing weight does for you....you love how you look in clothes again! i'm sorry to say that i've let myself go waaaay more than i should have...i blame it on a lot of things, age, stress (taking care of my 94 year old mom), not eating right, not exercising....i should control those last two things better but just don't seem to have the energy. but i do love to look good no matter what size i am. my best friend (also named judy) taught me years ago how to look classic with a few basic pieces and adding to them year after year. i pretty much live in jeans too and add accessories to make me look "hip"! i never buy anything from dress barn but they have a great fitting and great looking pair of skinny leg jeans (and yes they fit me) for $29! i also bought a new wheat colored leather jacket from there for far less than i've paid for other leather jackets!

    i love the plaid shirt/vest/jean/boot combos and hope to wear something simiilar this winter....too hot here in alabama for that now.

    congratulations (again) on your weight loss!

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  26. Hi Kimmie! Congratulations on loosing weight, it is so hard to do. I thought in your new snap how much thinner your pretty face looked! I agree, dress how you want to feel. I am old, but I don't feel old but could probably use some lessons on dressing a bit younger! I very proud for you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. I am only one year younger than you, Kim and I don't want to look like 'old lady' either! My birthday is next week and while I am on the otherside of 55 now and getting awfully close to 60, I still feel young inside! I like to look fashionable and love to watch the trends. I am big on accessories, shoes and handbags to change my looks. Love B & W together and so looking forward to fall clothes / colors! It is 90 degrees out today and I want FALL weather (I'm in SW GA). I have fought my weight (thyroid problems and then had a huge thyoid growth (goiter) that was 'pre cancer' my surgeon called it and it was removed in 2010 so now I am all over the place weight wize. But I don't care what size or age I am - I like dressing nicely, in trend and love color! My #1 complaint is I stopped coloring my hair when I turned 55 (laziness has a lot to do with that and budget) and I am silver salt and pepper - and when I go in to where I can afford to go for cuts, even loaded with great pictures, front and back, of cute cuts, I end up walking out either with almost shaved 1/2 inch short hair or manly 'old lady' cut. DRIVES ME NUTS. I have gone without a cut since May, it is a medium bob to my chin or more and I want a new cut badly but am terrified of the 'old lady cut'. I think because I stopped coloring my hair and went natural that the women (even women stylists MY age) think 'old lady'! I Want to re-color my hair but want the decent cut first! So frustrating. Anyways, I love your blog and I need to get some short boots!!!
    GADawn57

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  28. I'm with you Kim! I love clothes too although postpartum right now, shopping is kinda hard so I'm waiting for my old body to go back! Love your style Kim - home-wise and fashion-wise!

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  29. Love it all! I think the classics are perfect at any age!

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  30. I think you are fantastic! I am about to go read your story. I love your outfits that you pinned. I shop at many of those stores, too.

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  31. You go girl! Dress how you feel cause you look amazing. Looking good makes us feel good. I'm a classic style dresser, take a look at some of the outfits on my style Pinterest board. I'm only 5' 4" tall and am 57 yrs old. I love a classic casual look most of the time. :)

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    1. Patty, I am right under 5;4" and 59 years old. :)

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  32. Congrats on your weight loss - and I absolutely love your fashion choices!!! One line in your post made me rethink a decision I made. I recently lost almost 40 lbs - went from a size XL -XXL in tops (large bust) & size 8-10 in pants to size Small/Med in tops and size 2 in pants You wrote that you gave most of your clothes away - I was afraid to do that, so I decided to put everything in large storage bins (12 so far) and store them in an unused closet. I am so afraid of slipping up - the clothes are a security blanket for me. How did you find the courage to let it go?

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    1. Cause I am determined not to put it back on. I know not to eat the things that put it on so I should stay this size.

      thanks

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  33. I refuse to grow up too!...well, that is in fashion terms ... Love the outfits...and love how places like J. Crew and Ann Taylor can give us the classic looks without feeling "frumpy"....glad your are returning to your love of fashion...Got me some boyfriend jeans and now I need those ankle boots....talk about domino effect!..You have got to get that cool jacket!

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  34. I love your style! I, too, REFUSE to dress like an old lady, even though I AM old;):) I dress stylishly I feel and people tell me. I am only 5 feet tall so almost always wear a kitten heel even on boots to give me SOME height!! I also wear black jeans ALOT!! You are lookin great girl!!!! I am gonna go reread your post about how you lost it.

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  35. You are talking to the choir, You know how much I love fashion and I would say it is pretty equal to my love of design! Congratulations for being 3 sizes smaller, but I think your right about not dressing frumpy no matter what your size is. I am larger than I want to be, but by golly I try very hard to not add to my weight with the wrong style or proportion of my clothing. I think that is the most important thing, not the size but the silhouette. Have fun shopping, it looks like you have some really fun pieces!!

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  36. You look AMAZING! About to go look at your instagram pics...

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  37. Hey Kim! I'm a 62 year old Georgia girl living unfortunately in Florida. I also will not succumb to the "dress your age" thing. I know it is a fine line and I walk it delicately. Your style is so much my style. I have pretty much the same type outfits. I love the younger styles but know my limits. I have a 24 year old daughter and love seeing her in those outfits. I lost 2 sized but unfortunately gained them back almost. How did you lose your weight. I did weight watchers. You look great and I'm happy for you. I also enjoy your blog everyday so keep it up for me. I have always wanted to start one as I love decorating, gardening and cooking and some sewing and also fashion. I wish you well and much happiness. Hit the mall, girl!!!

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    1. Kathy, the link to how I lost it is at the end of this post.

      Thanks

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  38. With your new look self, it's no wonder you have a clothes fetish right now. Good for you!

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  39. I was the oldest teacher on staff at my school and the kids always said I was the best dressed. We would laugh when a girl would walk into my classroom with a top from Anthro or JCrew and I was wearing the same top.

    My mother dressed like an old lady before she was an old lady. My sister is 2 years older than me and she has an expensive wardrobe because she has a high power job in London, but she dresses like a stylish older woman.

    I prefer to wear my jeans, boots, cute tops, etc. Of course, that was before I retired and now I live in flip flops, Patagonia shorts and tees.

    Love the styles you chose.

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  40. Confessio: My name is Pat and I don't dress my age (71).;-)

    Many of the outfits you show here are similar to things I have in my closet. I lost a tad bit of wt last year and did get rid of a few of things I had for years. I am very short and "top heavy", which makes clothes shopping interesting. Would love to have some boots but after a foot injury a few years ago it is difficult wearing them. No skinny jeans but I have been known to wear leggings with long tops. Many of my friend do not dress their age or at least what most would expect us to wear at our age.LOL

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  41. Love all the outfits Kim! You've inspired so many with your weight loss. I would have never guessed you are 59. You look amazing!

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  42. I love all of these outfits, although I put away my white jeans in the fall. I think one thing I learned from Joan Rivers was that no matter what your age, you have to stay current in clothing and hair style. Your hair has always been so adorable, you've got that area locked up! And I think boots are my favorite thing about fall - love them more than a porch full of pumpkins!
    Show us more outfits soon!

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  43. Oh I am so proud of you...and you should be dressing young if that's the way you feel. 5 years ago I lost 40 lbs. and I remember shopping for the smaller sizes was a blast. I have kept it off, for the most part, which for me has been harder than losing it in the first place. I love your inspiration pics...I want some boots now!

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  44. Im a big vest and boot wearer in the winter months. You can get so many looks with those items.

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  45. Kim I love these styles. I am so happy for your new found confidence back! The fact you even said you would model for us, is a SHOCKER. Set up your tripod, that is what I use to do back in the day for What I wore Wednesday. Now I am the fat one and won't even think about it lol!

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  46. I am so inspired by your weight loss, but I can't seem to find the link. I was a size 8/10 11 years ago. Then my mother had a massive stroke and I turned 50. The combination of stress and age have me at 16/18 and I really don't like how I look. I have no will power at all and a hubby who is no help at all. When I explain that I can't have stuff in the house, he still buys it and tells me I look fine. I know I need to be in charge, but I need an intervention. hehehe Thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. Duh. Me, again. I just found the link. Thanks.

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  48. You are so cute Kim! Good for you!!!!! As long as you are happy and feel good, wear what you love. With your cute sassy hair, and you feeling great with the weight loss, you should enjoy dressing and getting new things. Have a ball looking all cute and comfy this Fall/Winter. I love all the styles you shared, and boots are so cute <3

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  49. White jeans in winter? heck yah!!! I turned 64 last week (yikes, first time I've written that), and my goal is to never look frumpy! I will never resort to any plastic surgery, my motto is ABC...Always Be Cute! I realized if I look good and put together, my wrinkles won't show as much!
    Way to go on your weight loss Kim!
    Bethany in California

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  50. Ha! Nothing like losing weight and then realizing how much you need new clothes! How fun is that:) Congrats Kim.....you look amazing!

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  51. Thank you for sharing this information on your weight loss. You look amazing! I've lost 20 lbs so far and need to lose another10 but I'm stuck.....I think I will give this a try. Particularly now that I know it won't make me more gassy! lol

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  52. Forgot to mention. I'm also your age 'ish and 5 ft 3. I don't feel old and I don't dress old!

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  53. Since you and I are the same age, I am in total agreement with you that we are NOT old, and should not dress old! I see other women my age dressing all frumpy and I think it makes them look 10 years older. I don't dress like a teenager, but I do like to keep up with styles. I've got to lose five pounds, though (she said as she finished a huge piece of pumpkin bread).

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  54. Hi Kim,
    Congratulations on your weight loss...feels good, doesn't it? I lost on Weight Watchers and, like you, enjoyed shopping for clothes for the first time in my life (I think I was a size 14 at birth). You know what you like and what looks good on you and age should not be a factor. Why should the younger women have all the fun?
    Cheryl

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  55. Kim, If I were 10 inches shorter and about 80 pounds thinner we could trade clothes!!! I adore your new-you style! You are one beautiful, classy lady!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

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  56. Kim, I just saw this thread and if I didn't know better, I would have thought that I wrote it! I, too, have lost a lot of weight (140 lbs....due to being sick...but I'm fine, now) and I LOVE shopping for clothes for the first time in years. I can't believe you're going to be 60 this year!!! You don't even look 50! I'm 65 and you're truly an inspiration to me! Love your blonde hair and I, too, say 'YOU GO GIRL!!!"

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