A Lifestyle Blog With An African Twist

Blue, White and Red Outfit

Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe.  Happy Sunday my lovelies.  I wasn't going to post today as I have been having joint pains recently and last night felt a bit painful than the previous nights.  So this is what aging is all about?  Oh how time flies.  It feels like it was only yesterday that I was laughing at the "old" forty plus women in my family complaining about joint pains and back pains and pains all over.  Hmmmm.   

I remember thinking that the older people were just plain lazy and they complained  so as to get us to do all the chores while they relaxed.  I remember them having to sleep in  after attending a party the previous day, or will dance to three or four tunes and quickly look for somewhere to sit down and catch their breath.  I remember them using hot towels on their knees and shoulders and thinking, gosh, its a hard life for these ones. 

So I hit forty and I am rubbing my hands thinking this is not as bad as it looked back then, but wait a minute, why do I get up on the second attempt if I have been sitting on a low chair? Why do my joints ache when its cold? Why can't I walk for miles in high heels anymore?  Have I managed to scare all the under forties yet?  Relax guys, its wonderful being in your forties but some days, just some days your crispy bones will rebel and I am fine with that and life goes on.

Today's outfit I put together as a shout out to my American friends.  Stay blessed and have a lovely week.  
Outfit Details:
Blouse: Forever New
Skirt: Jacqui e
Shoes: Wittner
Purse: The Shoe Show
Earrings and Bracelet: Lovisa


  1. Aw...hope it gets better soon, Elsie. You look very beautiful in this outfit. :)
    Happy Sunday!


  2. Dearest Elsie,

    I am sorry to hear about your joint pains...and I can empathize and relate. I have osteoarthritis and am 58. Your outfit is lovely and you look beautiful! You are very welcome to visit my blog anytime, and please feel free to leave a comment. I hope you find inspiration, joy and relaxation there as well. Hugs to you. :)

  3. You are ready for the 4th of July in your outfit! ;) You look lovely, my dear, as you always do! I especially love these earrings/clips (?) - they look so unusual to me. I am sorry to hear about your pain and I wish it goes away soon. I think when we were younger, we could be less thoughtful about our physical body - it was forgiving. Now we just need to take a little extra care about ourselves. I'm still learning it. xxx

  4. Love this look on you. Those aches and pains are not continuous, 40 is the new 30 and life is for living ....

  5. Sorry to read about your pains...but if it can help in some way...you look great!!

  6. You look wonderful doll, gorgeous. I hope the joint pains get better, not good!! Lots of loves to you :) xx

  7. I hope you feel a lot better soon. As for the outfit, you're looking great and love the makeup too. <3
    Matcha Summer Treat

  8. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear you are in pain. Hope you feel better soon!
    You look very chic in the photos, so lovely of you to put together an Independence Day outfit for your American friends.
    By the way don't worry about the walking miles in high heels part - I was never able to do it, at no age! ;)
    Also thanks a lot for the Liebster Award! I've already received it in the past but will do another post about it because it's fun! :)

  9. Nice outfit, Elsie. Great way to show your support for us Americans. I love your earrings. I am well into my forties and still feel younger most days but I can relate to the occasional aches and pains.


  10. So good of you to share July 4th, in your red, white and blue , it suits you . Hope those annoying aches and pains ease soon, the joys of ageing, know them well.

  11. You look stunning! Following you via Google Friends Connect

  12. Hehe, great write up. Made me laugh. You look lovely, the ear cuffs are so fab. Btw I nominated you for the VB award. Don't remember if I told you, haha aging! But check my post from the 10th of July. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com


Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment. I love reading your views as they inspire me to continue doing this blog. Love Elsie

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