Sunday, July 13, 2014


Hello all!  I just wanted to check in and let you know what I was up to. 

For now, I will be posting my 12-second outfit videos on You Tube, as well as Instagram. Check me out under Paula Ruta or Fashion over Fifty on You Tube. Subscribe to my channel and you will get an email when I post. I am doing Outfits of the Week videos, and I generally post on Sundays.  I'm going to try and hook up with Patti's Visible Mondays because I just love her! (and all she has done for us "not dead yet" bloggers~)

I'm finding the video/instagram platform works for me--as writing is a struggle!!!!  I still love posting pictures of my outfit--I guess I'm an "outfit of the day" girl at heart.  I love looking at the outfits the over 40/50 age group are wearing-- let's face it--we are still an invisible lot.  And where else can I find this wealth of information?   I'm still reading all your blogs; sorry if I don't comment, but its hard to do on an IPhone!

Let's stay in touch! xoxo

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fit and Flare

Call it skater, fit and flare--whatever! Love this style.
Im creating and posting brief videos/pics on instagram. Xoxo!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ugly Shoes

I'm over on Instagram for my "refueling" period.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ciao For Now

While vacationing in Florida, I was inspired with some new spring projects. Recently, I have found that I can get lots more done if I don't blog.
Therefore, I may be dropping out of circulation for a bit so I can bring some of these projects to fruition. (Don't cry!)

These projects involve my sewing machine, which I have been avoiding for the past couple of years. I have a pile of clothes "TO BE DONE", and a 3 year old skirt that has been cut out--that I really must get to. I don't know if I have the patience to sew anymore--but I need to try. I get DIY sewing ideas ALL the time, but don't start them and "being busy with blogging" has been a good excuse. 
I'm feeling like now is the time!

I have a friend that I am indoctrinating for motivation--so our "Sewing Saturdays" are to begin!

Hopefully, I will be back after these projects are done--before the summer. To all and especially my friends over at Visible Monday, enjoy your spring!


Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Value of Face to Face

I'm in Florida right now--away from the cold and snow. Yeah! And whenever I am traveling, I make a special effort to meet my blogger friends when I am in their neighborhood. Why?
I've always been a bit frustrated by my virtual friendships. Call me old-fashioned, but how can you dispute the value of face to face? It's something we have almost forgotten about in this techie world.

Thats why it was worth my while to catch up with Patti from Not Dead Yet Style the other day! Getting to know her is uncovering a whole new layer of our friendship. We, being the mature, careful women that we are, could confess things about ourselves (and yes, others!) that we would not do publicly on our blogs. Because of this, we grow closer in our friendship. �� And I am very happy about that! Xoxo

Ps. If the pictures look really wonky, it's because I am blogging from my phone.
Ps2: The pictures weren't the best of us anyway. We were having too much fun to worry about it!