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  1. This is such a good idea. I can save the individual pics for inspiration. A catalogue of outfits. Looking forward to more great ideas. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

  2. One thing I have not seen you mention-labels at the back neckline of tops. I think they make the back look tacky. I always carefully remove them, along with the extra buttons. You have helped me so much in identifying my style and sticking to it. Another hint: if something needs to be repaired or hemmed, be sure to have it done by someone who is good at it. Nothing worse than a bad heml;ine. Your formula works even for an 84 year old on a budget. My favorite shops: Chicos, Talbots, and My Fair Lady/ tops by Sun Woo. I have been a Color Me Beautiful advocate since the 80’s and always get compliments on my color choices and style. My granddaughters brag about me to their friends. Their friends wanted to have an ugly Christmas sweater party and suggested they all ask their grandmas if they could borrow one. Their reply: our grandma doesn’t have any ugly sweaters. Carmona Adams

    1. I always remove irritating labels, extra buttons, and the labels on the side. You are correct that properly executed alterations make a garment look and fit much better.

    1. When you click on the words under the pictures, you will be shown the original post, which will have links to similar if not the same items. I often wear my things repeatedly for years, so I try to find a similar item for sale now.

  3. I retired three years ago & have a closet full of corporate clothes & accessories. I grew up wishing I had more and better things, so being able to afford the well-made garments in fine fabrics has always been a symbol of success to me. My signature style always involved accessories and interesting shoes. Since I retired, and in response to the pandemic, I started gravitating toward simple, classic separates to make use of the tailored trousers I already have – Grace Kelly cardigans, V-neck tees, sweaters and button-down shirts. Lately, however, I’ve been doubting my new direction. I don’t want to become boring or invisible. Then I stumbled onto your blog through Pinterest, and it reassured me I’m on the right track – nothing too complicated, a few well-chosen accessories and an eye-catching handbag. I’m seeing my stuff with new eyes & look forward to following your lead. Unfortunately, the insecure teenager still takes up some of my space and I’m resistant to let go of the clothes I no longer need (or wear). Can you and your readers give me a mantra to make it easier to purge.

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment.

      I remind myself that I have enough material things, but I want to have more experiences. So focus on what is important to you, and don’t let the next shiny object steal your momentum.

  4. I love reading your styling tips and appreciate that you tell the reasons why you like it and why it works for you. Thank you.

  5. I have tried subscribing to your blog several times but never receive a confirmaqtion. What do I have to do to get your blog posts?

  6. Susan, I’m enjoying the process of building a basic capsule wardrobe of quality pieces that fit well and will easily stand taller than the trends. I would appreciate a few specific suggestions for those of us who live in high heat and high humidity climates. We live near the ocean and I’d like to add a few casual but practical pieces that are interesting without layering and can stand up to sand and salt water. Thank you for sharing so much of what you’ve learned that works. My recent favorite is using small zipper bags in your purse that makes changing your look easily.

  7. Hi, I’m from Cape Town South Africa and we are now going through summer. I cannot seem to find or pickup the outfits you wore during your summer months….Where do I find them…Thanks Terry.

    1. You can click on the page numbers at the bottom of each post or visit my Instagram page (here) where you can see a summary of many of my looks on one page. You will also find a summary of looks on Pinterest here.

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  8. I really appreciate this site. I am a triangle shape long torso and very short legs. I have just let my hair go gray (salt and pepper)with the pandemic -can you tell me what would look good on my figure?

    1. Hi Lisa. You will look best in high-waisted styles. Wear long pants and the same color shoes. Choose a wrap dress that stops at the knee and wear nude shoes with bare legs or black shoes with black tights. Cropped jackets will look best on you. Avoid wide-legged pants with an ankle length. Avoid horizontal prints and oversized boyfriend jeans. Carrying crossbody bags too low or bulky shoulder bags that land near the hips will add visual volume there.

  9. Nice clothes , my dilemma is what to wear for a summer wedding indoors I am 79:years old
    Thank you

  10. I’m not certain that you’ll receive this post but have recently found your blogs on Pinterest. Have so enjoyed your sense of fashion and sweet sensibility. I am hoping to follow your most recent blogs as many items are sold out or have limited availability as blogs are older. Thank you for
    providing me so many useful ideas.

  11. Love your style Susan. I am a young 74 year old woman. I am petite just 5ft 105lb.
    I follow you on Pinterest because you have opened my eyes to a new world of fashion. Your elegance and charm show up so clearly in your blogs. Keep up the good work Susan. Regards kate

  12. Dear Susan, I have only just discovered your blog ‘susanafter60’ and I have really taken on board your sensible and stylish advice. I have spent lots of time going back over previous posts. However I am missing reading any recent posts. I hope you will continue to monitor and advise on fashion trends. Although you have retired I sincerely hope we see future notes from you. I’m sure I am not alone in wishing this.
    Anyway hope you are enjoying your retirement with your companion Mr. M.
    Best wishes
    Aileen Goodwin

  13. Susan, you have inspired me to wear white jeans. I heed your advice not to wear them on rainy days, but that has not been a problem this summer because here in New Jersey we have not have much rain. I was watering my little patch of a garden last night and was horrified to see that the soil had splashed up on to my white jeans and I thought of you! An overnight soak in OxiClean removed the splashes and I had to laugh because this was the first summer that I have worn white jeans ever! Anyway, I have enjoyed reading your posts for at least 10 years, when we both were “fifty”, not frumpy, I appreciate the effort you put into the blog.

  14. I so appreciate your posts and ideas of what you are doing to stay in good health, ideas to look your best and where to find clothing and assessories. Thank you!

  15. Hi Susan,
    I live in Qld, Australia. I love your advice and suggestions.
    I really enjoy the photos of your excursions and the food.
    Best wishes,
    Carolyn Watt

  16. I really look forward to your fashion comments and pictures. You have such an elegant bearing and offer such sound advice. Thank you, kindest regards Colleen, Knysna, South Africa

  17. Love your posts. Keep them going for as long as you can. You have inspired me with each blog. I hate to see that our world has come to where we must defend ourselves in our daily lives. I’m sorry you were exposed to such evil. All the best to you and your newsletter, which I have subscribed. Bobbie

  18. Here is an addendum to my previous comment. Posting 12 pix in your latest blog was a great idea. I can review them easily and take a good look at your ideas without going through a folder of your blogs. It was a terrific idea. Good work. That is why you are sucessful. All the best. Bobbie

  19. Susan, I enjoy your blog. Please continue to bring us your expert knowledge. Many blessings. Judith

  20. I appreciate your posts because you teach us to shop purposefully rather than by the latest sale or trend. I’m still weeding out my closet with things I purchased on a whim or because it was on sale and never wear. Thank you for your practical and thoughtful ideas.
    I ordered your lipstick color to try because I’m almost out and wear berry most of the time.

  21. Merci pour vos conseils. Je suis francaise. Je vous suis depuis quelques années. C’est un plaisir de recevoir vos messages.

  22. I turn 67 in November and continue to look for fashion advice. I luv your site! I live in south Louisiana. It’s September 24 and the temperature is 94 degrees at 5pm! I see you wearing your white jeans often. I continue to wear mine too — even after Labor Day 🙂 🙂

  23. Looking for The outfit u wore a couple of years ago… It was a Jess & James Gray long cardigan… not exactly sweater material. And you showed it with a beautiful silver long necklace. Bought it and now having problems with how to style it so I’m looking for a picture of how you wore it. Thang

  24. I admire your elegance. I have lost weight and use your guide to looking the best I can be and not give in. I am 70.

  25. I look forward to your post. Now that I’m retired it’s a boost to change to a casual style for my daily routine and yet put together for times when I have errands or go out to lunch with friends. Thank you for getting and keeping me on a new path.

  26. Love the post with all the outfits in one place. You make mindful choices and it is nice to see how it all works together. Thanks so much for your wonderful advice.

  27. I am 65. Have vitiligo , so need to wear collared shirts and pants. Live in Melbourne, Australia where the weather is cooler for most of the year. Please suggest how I should build my wardrobe.

  28. I was so pleased to find your blog and style tips! I am almost identical in size, shape and weight to you (although my age is 72) but as I live in the UK am not able to shop your outfits.
    I recently spent a short vacation in a warm destination for some winter sun, and I wondered what you wear for hot weather. I have given up sleeveless outfits and shorts, and realise that cropped trousers do not suit my legs. Does that leave me with dresses?
    Best regards

  29. Could you republish your article about undergarments? I have forgotten the name of your favorite bra/support undergarment. Thanks

  30. Dear Susan,
    I am a recent follower. We are retired (both currently 73 yo) and just downsized as we celebrated our 8th Anniversary. One of my grandchildren named Don “Mr. Don” so I have a mister also!
    I thank you for the insights and tips on dressing. I have learned so much! It has been fun to restructure my clothes wardrobe as I am downsizing. You have given me a new glass to look through as I consider classic and mix-and-match purchases.
    Now, I look forward to branching out to finer dining too.
    Thank you!
    Grace McConnell
    Springville. Alabama

  31. I appreciated your proportion comments! But after looking at your lovely photos I cannot see your ‘short’ legs….looking pretty long to me….and my friends that have a short waist always have long legs…just don’t see the short leg problem with you….I cannot imagine you having to hem any pants you buy…but that is just me…..short legs, long wait.

  32. Going on cruise from Spain to Portugal, Italy, and France on Norwegian Line. What items of clothing would you recommend. Most of my pieces are black, white , blue jeans and light blue.

    1. Take things you can mix, match and layer as needed. Your color choices are great, but make sure you have some dressy options for dinner. Scarves can change a simple look and take up nearly no space in your luggage.

  33. I absolutely love your wardrobe. I shop at Chicos because I love their clothes. You certainly brought enlightening as to great combinations and matching. I truly admire your dress fashion. It’s unique, elegant, and my style. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

  34. I am 88 years old and have been following you for the last several years. I have learned so much and have changed my wardrobe and now have no problem as to how to dress and what to wear.
    Makes me feel more confident when I go out. Thank you so very much. Look forward to your emails.

  35. Love your outfits and how simple you make it all look. What would someone pack for a week in the Dominican with a carry on?? I always pack way too much. Any suggestions would help..


    1. I always pack pieces in the appropriate weight for the weather at my destination. All the pieces should layer, mix, and match to create various looks that can be further changed with accessories.

  36. I’ve just come across your blog and I absolutely love it! Every thing you wear just comes together beautifully. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your inspirations. Thank you for sharing with us all. Happy Christmas to you and mr Mickey from Wales (UK) xx

  37. I love your blog! You have made” easing” into my seventies a lot easier. I love your lifestyle and wardrobe tips.
    Thanks for all that you do and your willingness to share yourself with your audience.

  38. Wow… what a find! Hello Susan. Great posts! I just love your style and can finally see a use for some of my corporate gear still in great condition, but which haven’t been worn for 10 years since I retired.
    I’m in my mid 70’s, 5ft 7ins tall with a similar build. I like to partially cover my arms especially in summer.
    My quest is to find an outfit / dress, something suitable for a upcoming summertime wedding for my son. Not too formal but smart casual. Do you have any past blogs for suitable summer attire… dresses, suits or similar which would suit?
    Thanks Sue

  39. You’re blog has meant so much to me! I’m 87 and still interested in fashion and looking good. I really love all the information and insights you provide. You’re like a dear BFF. Thank you and Mr. Mickey for sharing your adventures with all your friends. You’re the best!❤️Katy from Richmond, Va.

  40. Your taste is impeccable and I always love your posts and suggestions. I was wondering if you could suggest what kind of pants are good for us girls who carry weight in our hips and legs, in my case, both thighs and calves. I am not plus size. That is just how I am proportioned. Also, could you suggest affordable, clean, cruelty free skin care? My retirement budget does not allow for the brand you use, sadly.

    Thank you so much!

  41. Loved the summary!! It was so useful to see how you styled an item, such as a pair of trousers, in so many ways. Happy Spring!

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