Look of the Week: Soft and Feminine

At 60 I’m feeling itchy to try on some new looks…mostly for the feel. Not how the fabric feels, how the look feels from the inside. Looking classic just feels different than looking sporty. It feels timeless and elegant. Sporty feels relaxed and easy. Soft and feminine feels pretty and dramatic feels powerful. This spring I’m adding some new “feelings” to my mix. How about you?

I’ve aways wanted to feel confident, but these days I’m finding confidence need not look powerful. It can also look pretty, or soft or easy or fun.

style for women over 50

Paler colors, lower contrast, and less serious accessories feel right to me this spring. That doesn’t mean you won’t see me wearing black…it means I’m comfortable branching out. These pink pants are striking paired with black but I also adore them with a classic white shirt and pale gray sandals.

style for women over 50


Fashion for women over 50

We wandered around the town next door to ours and I suddenly noticed how darn cute it was! Is it a case of the grass is always greener? We’re talking about a 15-minute drive!

Soft and feminine colors for women over 50

bauble bar earrings

soft colors and fashion for women over 50

These sandals have a very wide, stable block heel. The ankle straps add support which make them quite comfortable. I almost always wear red or burgundy toenail polish but am preferring a soft pink this spring. My style is definitely changing and I’m enjoying experimenting with new looks for how they feel.

sightseeing in downtown Pleasanton

We enjoyed some local artwork at this neighborhood gallery.

local artwork at the gallery

at an art gallery


style for lunch

My round handbag is duplicated in the shape of my earrings. My pale gray sandals don’t match but coordinate with the silver snake print top on my vintage straw handbag. All shapes and colors are soft which feels feminine, even though there’s not a ruffle or skirt in view.

Wearing- earrings | sandals | pants similar | blouse similar |

How do you like to feel in your clothes?

Are you experimenting with new looks at this age?


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  1. Where did you get your purse? I’ve been looking for something like it

  2. I love how this outfit looks so simple yet so fresh. It definitely is perfect for spring!

    Jessica |

  3. What a great little town… a perfect backdrop for your photos! You look lovely in this outfit. The white shirt is such a perfect fit and the colours suit you so well.

    1. Thank you, Elaine. I am loving softer colors this spring.

  4. LA CONTESSA says:

    I know WHERE you are and it is CUTE!

  5. Great spring outfit. Those earrings go with so many thing…love them!

    We lived in Pleasanton when we were in California and my daughter graduated from HS there. The downtown is SO cute.

    1. It really is an adorable town

    2. It really is an adorable town, we like it a lot!

  6. Barbara Daley says:

    Love this outfit on you.

    My son lives in Pleasanton and it is really a cute town.

  7. I like the pink pants, I think I would like to try something like that, as pale colours close to my face don’t really suit me I could perhaps wear them with a brighter top.!

    1. That’s a great idea! These would work with a brighter pink or purple too.

  8. I am glad to hear you had a nice time in my home town! The outfit feels really right and fresh for spring. You look soft, relaxed and elegant.

    1. So close! Do you love it there?

  9. Jennifer, How exciting to see you in Pleasanton. It is a cute little town and we are there all the time since my daughter and family live 5 minutes away in Livermore. I think the town has a great balance of young families and retirement life. You look great as always! I have coloring similar to yours and I told my daughter I want to do less black this spring/summer and more pastels. Thanks for all your inspiration!

    1. Small world, Nancy, how fun! I am really enjoying wearing less black this spring.

  10. retro-roost says:

    These are definitely your colors. I love how in the second image you’re walking next to a fence that looks to have pink hues! The untucked white shirt looks so fresh too. An inspiration outfit for sure. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you! I really loved how it came together

  11. Oh, I love everything about this outfit, including the town. ???? Your shoes are stylish but comfortable looking and that bag is adorable. I just bought a pair of pink chinos the other day. Now, for some warmer spring temps. I did wonder if they were too sweet a color but took the plunge.

    1. I think you’ll be happy you bought them. They also work great with black, brown, blue,tops which cuts down on their “sweet” factor.

  12. Nancee Webb says:

    You look great! I like the soft pink on you. I am also trying different (for me) sandals this year.

  13. I think this is one of my favorite outfits on you…it looks great! And I love the little town.

    1. Thanks Pam, I really like it too!

  14. This is much better look than the open shoulder look. Very classic and slimming.

  15. I’m really liking your relaxed “new” look! I have pink pants for spring and looking forward to wearing them and I like the grey sandals for a soft contrast! Looks like you’all are enjoying Mexico!!!

    1. Thanks Carol! These sandals are so comfy too, I think because they support the ankle

  16. That is a beautiful look on you! You look like a breath of Spring. What a charming town too!

    1. It really is a cute town.