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Ballerina, You must have seen her...

Dancing in the sand. (Tiny Dancer by Elton John)

What Are Boomerinas?

Boomerinas are grown-up little girls who wanted to be ballerinas, rock stars, novelists, fashion models, designers, princesses, and a lot of other grand things. Hey, Boomerinas are "us."

And, even though we may not have fulfilled all of our dreams, there is still time to reawaken that inspiration from long ago. And, if we can't become ballerinas, there are still a lot of fabulous things that we can become.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help Baby Boomer Women find their footing, find their voices, and find fashion that fits. God help us all.

What We Want

If you have answers, ideas, nostaligic musings, or inspirations that might help Boomer Chicks live their lives more fully (or help them see the universal humor in all of this), we want you to write for us.

Together, we can make Boomerinas.com into a hip place for adult, trend-setting women.  We're not babies anymore, but we can still be babes.

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Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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99 Comments

  1. Brigitte

    Wow! I have never had so much fun on the Internet as I have had on your site this past hour. I LOVE the mission statement. I didn't realize that I wasn't the only one who still had piss and vinegar left in her at 50. I usually get a " how come we're not surprised" comment to many of my life dreams. I feel I found kindered spirits here. I will be a regular.
    Thanks for this site!
    Brigitte

    • Christina Gregoire

      Brigitte,

      I'm so glad you like the site. Your comment made my day...no...your comment made my week. Tina Boomerina

  2. samrah khan

    i really like the blue milatry coat. i would like to purchase it. could you please let me kno where i will be able to get it

  3. Linda

    I love this I am a boombarina too!

  4. Kate

    I'm afraid I was born in a different generation, but I suspect I'm a boomerina at heart :)

  5. Kat Lucket

    Love your article about leggings for women over 50. Here is my problem and is the problem of many: I cannot find decent mid-thigh tops.
    Please help!

    • Tina

      Kat,

      The best way to find good mid-thigh tops is to google the phrase "tunic length tops." If you live in the US / Canada, you should get a wide range of good options.

      I am not sure what women in the UK or other parts of the world should google, because the word "tunic" is used differently in the UK. Tunic is used as another word for "dress." However, if you can find a short "shift" or A-line dress, you can wear that over leggings or jeggings or skinny jeans or long skinny skirts.

      Cheers,

      Tina Boomerina

  6. plaidipus

    i love this! i'm just hitting 40 this year. i was raised by a single, hippie, rock and roll mom. i identify with her gen as much as mine. so, i'm older than i look and way older than i act. i was telling my sister the other day that i need a tutu. this proves it! now, just what to make it out of.

  7. Tina

    Plaidipus,

    Great name. Yep, you need a tutu. Isn't that what "Carrie" wears on Sex and the City"? Sounds perfect for you.

    Cheers,
    Tina Boomerina

    ps everyone should be older than they act. haha

  8. Missy

    Hi Tina,
    I love your site. You have the following dress on one of your pages and I was wondering if you could give me any info on it. I am having an outdoor second wedding in the fall, and I think it would be perfect!

    http://boomerinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fifty-plus-lace-wedding-dress-3_edited-1.jpg

    Thanks tons,
    Missy

    • Tina

      Missy,

      I am sorry to tell you that the crocheted dress with fringe is from FiftyPlus.uk.com, but I don't see it online anymore. The article was written about 6 months ago, but after double checking, I just don't see it. Wish I had better news. Oh... I just found something at Simply Be, it's not exactly the same but I'll send you the link.

      Cheers,
      Tina Boomerina

  9. Irene Pradyszczuk

    I just discovered you on Pinterest and FB....how do I join your website?

  10. stilltheone

    OMG! Sooo very happy to have landed on this site. This is definitely my new hangout. I'm sick and tired of everything geared to the young crowd, I'm over 60. Glad to see some stylish fashions, etc., etc., etc. In my mind I'm still about 30 something. I sheepishly turn down my car radio at stoplights so I don't look too silly playing "Moves Like Jaggar", LOL. I'm now going to read every word on this site and intend to come back frequently. I promise to not cause to much trouble.

  11. Tina

    Dear StillTheOne,

    You can cause all the trouble you want, Baby!

    Cheers,
    Tina Boomerina

  12. NoRocker4ME

    Finally, I,ve been looking for you ;o) I,ve been drifting in the no-man's land of the early 60 yo's with a hodgepodge of styles that don't seem to be me anymore and no idea how to let myself age without turning into a frump or an aging teen.

  13. Tina

    Dear NoRocker4ME,

    I'm so glad you found us. I am 60... how the freak did that happen? Anyway, we're here for you.

    Boomerinas.com is kinda like a support group for Boomers. We're all going through the same thing and no one is talking about it... "Shhhh.... just tell everyone that gray hair is "in" and they'll go away." Well, not quite yet, baby. We're here and the Boomers aren't going anywhere just yet.

    Cheers,
    Tina

  14. Catherine Fogarty

    I'm over 60, finally some ideas for us. We're not done living yet!

  15. Flossy Porter

    I love this site! I've been having a good chuckle at some of the comments. I'm in my late 40's and confidently wear jeggings, skinny jeans, boots, cool wraps and scarves. Thanks for sharing your great tips. AND, stlltheone should turn up the volume at traffic lights and sing "Moves like Jagger" at the top of her voice!

    Cheers :)

    • Tina

      Flossy,

      Love your name, sounds totally British. And, your comment is right on (spot on).

      Also, since my kiddies have grown up and moved on, I've been totally out of touch music-wise. Thanks for turning me on to "Moves Like Jagger". It's in my head forever. EVERYONE should turn up the volume at traffic lights and sing that song at the top of their voices. And, when they tire of that, they should crank up "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi. This all sounds like the beginning of an article and you could write it... or help me come up with the songs.

      Cheers,

      Tina Boomerina

      • Flossy Porter

        Hi Tina

        It's like the great saying "Dance like no one is Watching" and "Sing like no one is Listening"..
        let's wind down the window, turn up the volume and add these tunes to our song list!

        Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
        If It Makes You Happy - Cheryl Crow
        I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett

        Cheers
        Flossy

        • Tina

          Flossy,

          Love those songs... well, I think the Cheryl Crow song is sad... but it's a great song. I'm going to write an article about songs to crank up to help you cheer up... well, right after I finish writing some other articles.

          Cheers,

          Tina Boomerina

  16. Sue

    Oh my how fascinating, insightful, and fun is your website. I too would like to know how I can get updates and newsletters etc. This is the first time I have ever left a comment like this but I truly would like to stay connected with you. Thanks so much for creating this site.

    • Tina

      Sue,

      I am just starting up a newsletter. I'll add you to the list. Fair Warning: I am a free-spirited, artistic, creative person with occasional bouts of mild narcolepsy. I may go off on a tangent and forget to send out the newsletter every now and then, but I have a new desktop calendar and it might help remind me to do things like send out newsletters.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Some days I don't know if anyone ever reads my stuff... our stuff... we have over 30 writers... but most of the funny, zany stuff is mine.

  17. Maxine Schoenholtz

    I too am interested in a newsletter or mailing list. I found you on Facebook too, BTW, I <3 this site!
    ---
    In peace,
    Max

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Maxine,

      I've been out of town. Sorry for the delay. I will add you to my newsletter.

      Tina Boomerina

      • Tina-Boomerina

        Just to let everyone know, I only send out newsletters when I feel like it. So don't hang around all day waiting for me to come up with something brilliant. Sometimes I'm too lazy. Sometimes I'm too busy. Sometimes I'm too tired. Sometimes I have something more fabulous to do... well that only happens about thrice a year. Sometimes I have to take the dog to the park. yadda yadda yadda.

  18. Suzann

    Excellent articles on Paris fashion. Have you any knowledge about Japanese fashion for women over 50? I took my kids to Disneyland last month and we happened upon a group of women who spoke Japanese that looked amazing. Layers leggings fab prints All age appropriate trust me. I was so inspired. Did not think to take a photo until it was too late. Do you know any of there secrets to looking fab after 50?

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Suzann,

      I wish I knew more about Japanese fashion. Every Japanese woman I have ever seen has had excellent taste. All I know is that their textiles are exquisite and they have a long history of beautiful fashions which I love more than that of any other Asian country. I personally feel that all the beautiful clothing in the world comes from Japan or Italy... and France. You have made me want to talk my husband into getting to Tokyo someday.

      Thank you for your ideas.

      Best,

      Tina Boomerina

  19. Tina-Boomerina

    Suzann,

    I wish I knew more about Japanese clothing. All I know is that they experiment with layers and prints (kimono/obi/etc) and their fabrics are absolutely stunning.

    Tina Boomerina

  20. linda

    Anxious to see this website clothing.

  21. Stillfabulous

    Hi. I happened upon this site and I love it! I especially like your attitude with everything. It reminds me of how I feel. I'm over 60 but think, feel, and act 30 something (not the silly ones). I really think my mother made a mistake on her due date, lol. I was told I don't look, talk or act 60 something. Oh well. Anyway Tina, keep up the good work!

    • Tina-Boomerina

      You don't look 60 to me. I think you went to Disneyland with one family and came home with another... and they mixed up your age with some other child.

      Best,

      Tina Boomerina

      • stillfabulous

        Lol. I like your reply. Actually I'm 66 to be truthful. Whoa! That's pushing 70! Oh man. I tell ya...I don't know but I'm know one thing for sure: I'm truly enjoying myself. Yeah I hurt sometimes and am on a medication regimen but who isn't these days. So when I feel it's too much I just pop an Advil or two and move on! LOL.

  22. Suzanne Dennis

    What a nice way to spend part of my "snow day" today - on your website! (I'm a first-grade teacher). Love your writing style and attitude and helpful articles. I'm 61 and have always loved the artsy, boho styles -whether they were in or out of style! Recently, a young teacher at my school (most of them are these days) asked me in front of my class how many years I'd been teaching. When I replied "34", she got this condescending tone and said something like she didn't want me to feel bad, but that was longer than she'd been alive. Then she said, "I'm sorry". I held my head up and said, "Oh, don't be sorry! I'm not! I'm proud of the fact that I've taught 34 years". Not sure what she was hoping to accomplish, but I wasn't about to act like she had "put me down". Some attitudes are hard to deal with, but then she hasn't had the experience to learn much yet, I guess! Keep up the good work here!

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Suzanne,

      That is one of the most horrible stories I've ever heard - except the ones where people die and such. What a rude childling. She should not be allowed around impressionable children.

      Let me tell you a story that might give you hope. Not everyone is so rude and condescending towards older people. When I was in my 50s, I went back to college to finish my degree. I was in a class about research techniques and measuring medians and outliers and such and the Chinese instructor came over to me and started talking down to me about something I said. Now, I understand statistics, so it wasn't a technical mistake, but we did not have a meeting of the minds about something philosophical as it related to social work. Somehow, I mentioned a class I had taken in the 70's. The Asian instructor's eyes got wide. He asked me how old I was and bowed when I told him.

      He freaking bowed. He stopped arguing and said that I was probably right.

      We weren't in a big debate or anything. We were just discussing methods of measuring something... can't even remember the discussion. It was that insignificant. The point is that he was in his 20s or 30s and he respected my opinion. He could have said, "What. You stupid idiot. You're 51 and you're still an undergrad... still in college!" (And, just imagine how low he would have bowed if I had told him I was 51 and a TEACHER. Being a teacher in Asia is probably the most respected of all the professions. If I had been talking to him and I had mentioned I was also a teacher his head would have bowed to the floor.)

      Your first graders are lucky to have someone with experience and patience... someone who knows how to spell without spellcheck. Someone who loves books written on actual paper. Someone who respects each child and has the wisdom to know that she is helping each child become the best person he or she can be.

      Suzanne, I am exactly your age. I almost became a teacher, but we had a crisis "Boeing Depression" right when I was about to start college and I knew there were no teaching jobs. I could have been you, the first-grade teacher who had to deal with that snotty little b*tch. I sure hope that young teacher gets out of teaching soon... and I hope she gets a different job in a field where her boss yells at her all the time... what a little snot. It's a damn good thing I wasn't in the room when she said that.

      Any child who has someone like you as a teacher is lucky indeed. And, keep wearing the boho clothes... or whatever clothing makes you feel comfortable. You're 61 freaking years old. You've been a mentor to children for 34 years. You deserve it.

      You exceed at having grace under pressure. I hope all of your students have learned how to cope with rude people from being under your tutelage... and from following your example. I am sure you have thousands of children from ages 6 through 39-ish (math is not my strong suit) who still remember you and who still love you.

      hugs,
      Tina Boomerina (ps Don't grade my spelling or grammar. I use my own rules when I'm not writing term papers.)

      • Tina-Boomerina

        Suzanne,

        I do hope my email doesn't end up in your junk mail. Anyway... look for it.

        Tina Boomerina

        • Tina-Boomerina

          Suzanne,

          I am still horrified by that teacher. I can't get the scene out of my mind.

          Now, I understand that when I was in my twenties, I would have considered any person over 60 to be older than dirt. ("Don't trust anyone over 30" and all that.) But, I never would have said anything like SHE said... under any circumstances. What the h*ll was she trying to prove? She makes it sound like she works in a profession she doesn't respect.

          I almost became a teacher because I LOVE dealing with young minds. I find it fascinating

          That little snippet... that fledgling teacher... that female CHILD lives in a time when it is common for a woman to become a doctor or an astronaut or a CEO. If she thinks working as a teacher is something to be ashamed of, why did she become a teacher?

          That woman should find a different job.

          • Suzanne

            THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your replies and your e-mail. That you would take the time to do both speaks volumes to your integrity regarding this website. Sometimes one can be in a situation where so many act a certain way that it almost seems like it is "normal" and makes it seem the problem is within. Your affirmation that this teacher's attitude and actions were all wrong was very helpful to me. It actually brought me to tears. I, too, would have considered someone "old" who was my age now back when I started teaching, but I would have never, ever even thought of saying something like that. I respected the ones who had been around a long time: I parked farther away so that they didn't have to walk as far, and I listened in faculty meetings to their opinions and ideas and took them to heart. And, yes, my long flowing skirts and denim and such will always be with me! My little children in the classroom tell me I look pretty. :-) Thanks again, and have a wonderful 2014!

  23. Peggy Miller

    So nice to find this site!!! I can not wait to explore it more.

  24. stacey pluck

    I saw a wedding dress that listed your website - I am interested in some more information on this dress. It was listed as a dress for plus size/full figure brides....strapless with a lace "shirt" over lay. If you have any info I would appreciate knowing where to possibly purchase this dress. Thanks Stacey

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Stacey,

      It would be helpful if you would tell me the name of the article. I will try to find the dress, but I have a lot of wedding dress photos on the site. I may have to contact you to figure it out.

      Best,

      Tina Boomerina

      • Tina-Boomerina

        Stacey,

        I think you're talking about the Carlotta wedding dress at Monsoon in the UK. That's the only dress I see with that description. Unfortunately, they only have a size 14 left on their website because that article is way over a year old. I don't know if it's a UK size 14 or a US size 14. I'll email you and see if that's the right dress. Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday. I've had the flu for ages.

        Best,
        Tina

        • Tina-Boomerina

          Stacey, actually the dress was from La Redoute. It doesn't look like they sell wedding dresses on any of their sites at the moment. I even tried laredoute.fr, and I don't see anything, but I see articles about dresses from 2012 or so. I would contact laredoute.co.uk or laredoute.com and ask if they still sell wedding gowns.

          Tina

  25. Cinda

    Found you blog this morning. I'm inspired and going shopping!

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Cinda,

      Oh no! I'm a bad influence... but you will have some cute stuff to make you look hot when you go out. Good for you, kiddo. (I've been bad, too, and I've been shopping. I guess SOMEBODY has to help the economy and I guess it's US!)

      Best,
      Tina Boomerina

  26. Joey Greco-Wasser

    Hello Boomers!!!!!
    I happened to stumble on this site looking for a bike, and I love your blog about bikes, I have shrunk to 4' 11", due to some back problems and just old age, I'm 67 and I need a new bike, by 26" bike just is not doing it for me, in fact I fell off of it today, and I looked at my husband and said, dude, I am no bigger than a 12 year old, and I can't ride this bike anymore, so I need a bike I can put my feet flat to the ground, so I started searching the net and this is how I found you, Yeah for me!!!!!!!! Love you site and will continue to cruise your site from now on, thanks for being you and telling it how it really is for us girls.

    JoeyGee

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Joey,

      Thanks so much. I'm glad you like the site.

      Sorry I didn't post your comment earlier. There was a family emergency in California. Had to leave town and could not do my blog or get to my comments for a couple of weeks.

      I know EXACTLY how you feel about being on a bike and not being able to put your feet on the ground. It's freaky scary... and when you freak out, you loose your courage... and when you loose your courage you wobble... and when you wobble, you fall (or run into something).

      Thank God for Boomer cruiser bikes. Make sure you go to a store where someone knows how to fit you properly. One size / one style does not fit all.

      Now... if I can just get up enough courage to get back on my bike. (haha) You've inspired me.

      Tina Boomerina

  27. Joey Greco-Wasser

    How exactly do I acquire a log in, can't seem to find where you put in your information, could someone please let me know?

    JoeyGee

    • Tina-Boomerina

      JoeyGee,

      Your comment went through. I just had to approve it and I was out of town due to a family emergency. Life is what happens when you're making other plans.

      Tina

  28. Jolene

    Aloha, I just ran across your site on Pinterest. Love Love Love It.
    I am enjoying your European and Cruising Suggestions. Could you help with a packing list for a 6wk land trip to Italy, Cruising the Med (including the Holy Land) then 15day cruise back to Florida? This all will take place Mid-Oct to Mid-Nov. We hate to over or under pack.
    Also, do you know of a similar blog for Senior Men?
    Mahalo

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Jolene,
      OMG, I throw everything on the dining room table and decide what to pack (edit it down) the night before. I'm not sure what I would take to Italy if I were there for 6 weeks. Are you going to be in one place or are you traveling around Italy? And, I wear different clothes at sea than on land. I'll email you and give it a shot. And... I don't know of any blog for senior men, but if you find one, my husband NEEDS it.
      Cheers,
      Tina

  29. Donna

    http://www.boomerinas.com/2014/01/12/plus-size-boho-chic-16-essentials-for-hippie-women-of-all-ages/ I love the pink layered top in #1 and can't seem to find anywhere that sells it. Any ideas?

  30. M-T

    I had such fun reading your posts. Born in early 1952 to French parents (Mme Mère was a glamorous opera singer), a ballerina in my youth and a lover of the arts (particularly opera) all my life, I think I fit in neatly to your definition of a boomerina. I have lost a few vital organs along the way, but never my sense of humor and zest for life.

    Cheers, M-T

  31. Lynn Marsh

    I commented on an article, but should have posted it here. But I'm allowed to repeat myself no matter what my husband says....I am enjoying this website so much! So glad I found it in my web wanderings. It has brightened my day.

    Thanks for showing that we are just older not moldy and uninteresting.

    Lynn

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Lynn,

      I'm so sorry that I didn't post this comment earlier. I was out of town in exciting Boise, Idaho. I have to approve comments before they post. I'm glad you found our site.

      Hugs,

      Tina Boomerina ps Feel free to repeat yourself as often as you like. I do.

  32. Ida Williams

    Ida

    I just now found this website and already I know it's for me! I can absolutely relate to the other statements made by the other Sistah-Friends (hope you don't mind the name). So very tired of most things geared for the younger women. No hating....just have desire for fashion-forward clothing for 60+ woman and other related concerns for my age group. I enjoy so many things in life....I'm sure Boomerina will definitely be one of them. Looking forward to having a great time!

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Ida,

      I wrote a long, rambling reply before. I had to take it down because it sounded almost silly... anyway, I'm glad you found the site. We have a lot of fun here.

      Hugs,

      Tina

  33. wendy tansey

    Please get in touch. I really like the raincoat that I have seen on your site but cannot seem to click through to buy it. Can you sell to the UK?

  34. Cyndy Buiniskis

    I am so excited to discover your site and am off to explore it more! Please add me to your newsletter mailing list!

    I am almost 61, kinda-sorta retired (actually laid off / on unemployment) Our company closed doors and I'm just hoping to be able to do my own thing enough to get by and not go back to work for the man. After 40 years in the confines of office/accounting work, mostly in corporate settings, I need to let my Boho self loose! I live vicariously thru my beautiful daughter but am hoping to find some vintage-cool that this plus-size mama won't look TOO silly in. Of course, the irony is that my craft work is painting, sanding, waxing wood plus cutting/painting/gluing paper, so I don't want to ruin beautiful clothes. AND I need to be uber-careful with money. Yeegads, I'm a bit of a challenge LOL!

    Anyway, I'm off to browse and drool. Hoping between you and my girl that this mama will put all that Corporate America BS behind her and live her inner artist in all aspects of life. Thanks!

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Cyndy,

      Just added you. I sent out a newsletter today but your ready for the next round... whatever that may be.

      Corporate America sucks. Your inner artist will see you through.

      tina

  35. Andrea

    I'm finding all kinds of delightful information on your page. I would like to talk with you about a 2 minute face lift. I think many of your followers would love to look 5-10 years younger in 2 minutes! I know I do. Please send me a personal email so we can communicate there. And.... she swirls away with her skirts twirling and small blue birds flying around her head. :)

  36. Del Adams

    Hello, I recently moved to an Island off North Wales. I've never felt more free spirited. I've started painting again I walk miles in beautiful countryside. And I've rediscovered how liberating Bohemian clothes can be. I love your site I know I shall visit often.

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Roxanna,

      You sound like someone who would be so interesting. I've never been to Wales, but somehow "an Island off North Wales" sounds so romantic... and totally liberating... with or without Bohemian clothes... although the best Bohemian clothes allow you to move and breathe, which is why we love them. Oh, and the colors are fun, as well.

      I love that you've started painting again. I have just started watercolors once again myself (last week) and I'm waiting for some new colors and a stash of Yupo paper. I just did a very small portrait (on a card) of my daughter and her fiance and it came out artsy and cool and juicy... and it even looked a bit like the two of them, which is always nice, so I am heartily encouraged. Maybe I'll get some acrylics or oils and really give it a go. I LOVE color.

      Do you paint the countryside? Do you take photos on your walks?

      I've just moved from a green, foresty part of the states to a high-desert area. I recently tried to paint a watercolor of tumbleweeds and mountains and I think I need a class in tumbleweeds... pretty bad. Tumbleweeds are round but ethereal and they are like painting a colorless ghost. Horrors! But, I will persist... I think... or I'll move on to mountains without tumbleweeds.

      I can only imagine how you get your painting supplies on an island off North Wales.

      Anyway, glad you found the site. Sorry it took so long to approve your comment... long story.... but I'm glad you left a comment. You are exactly the kind of person I'm trying to reach out to.

      Tina

  37. Cristy

    Love the striped sequin inspired 70's. Orange and purple Deep v neck!!
    Where can I buy????
    Thanks

  38. Valerie Madison

    Do you have a catalog? My sister is wheel chair bound; she do not live with me. She need a big girl 6x to 8x catalog to order cloths.

  39. Joy Ross

    I love this site, blog, whatever. I have really been blessed by the connections. I am 5'2", 42,43,46, I shop at Chicos,love Simpli fashion and wear Hue leggings. I try petitie fashion but for some reason it just does not have the style I find in these other lines. I really like to wear leggings,, jeggings and tunics. I'm trying to find a style. Hey, I'm 74 isnt it about time. I love scarves, but they look outrageous on me, too much fabric, but I just can't seem to get rid of them. Did I say I love fabric, art , color and texture. Oh I like flashy jewelry too. I think I overpower myself with all these goodies, so I keep trying to simplify. Thanks again for letting me express myself. Thanks for all your articles.

    • Tina-Boomerina

      Joy,

      You have really made my day!

      And, what's wrong with looking outrageous? Colorful scarves, flashy jewelry... it all sounds good to me.

      If you love fabric, art, color and texture, you were born to be a fashionista!

      I think you should get the book Advanced Style (I haven't read it yet, but I'm just about to watch a show about Iris Apfel... an inspiring oldster like us.)

      After you read Advanced Style from cover to cover, I think you need to move to NYC. In NY, you can wear huge jewelry and long scarves and you'll fit right in. If your husband thinks you should stay put (which he will), I want you to continue to feed your inner fashion soul and NOT worry what others think of your fun, outrageous style.

      And, remember the quote from Oscar Wilde. "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."

      If NYC is too cold, try Venice.

      Lady, you're a trip. I love your attitude. Keep it up!

      hugs,

      Tina

      • Joy. ross

        I love NYC, but I'll have to pass that trip now. You inspire me though to be myself and ACCCESsORIZE with class. I'll get the book. Joy

        • Tina-Boomerina

          Joy,

          I knew you couldn't go to NYC right now. I was just trying to cheer you up... and let you know that your outfits sound great. Who wants to be boring? And, I agree with you... petite fashion is blah.

          Hope your husband is doing better and I hope he appreciates all the special care you are giving him. Take care of yourself, too!

          Hugs,

          Tina

          • Joy. ross

            What fashionista doesn't love New York ( I've been 4 times, ) took my grand daughter for her graduation, I wanted to spend the day at Sax cosmetic counter, but she had me climb to the top of the Empire State Building, oh well that's another story. My dream vacation is to ride the Orient Express from Paris to Venice. Chest la vie!!! Life changes things, but I can dream and still be happy. It's all about what is your real Joy.

  40. Franziska Spritzler

    Hi Tina,

    What a fantastic website! So happy to find it via Pinterest this morning. I was born in 1966, so I missed Boomerhood by a couple of years, but I identify more with the Baby Boomers than the Gen-X generation and hope it's okay to participate here :)

    Best wishes for a very happy and health 2016!

    - Franziska

  41. Tina-Boomerina

    Joy,

    I've thought about taking the train from Paris to Venice. I don't know if I ever will, but that would be a dream come true.

    You are a real Joy.

    Tina

  42. Jacqueline Hatch

    Great info!

    We'd love to feature you as a guest blogger on our site: https://www.seniorly.com/blog

    Let me know if this is something you might be interested in and I'd be happy to set it up!

    Sincerely,

    Jacqueline Hatch
    Content Manager
    Seniorly, Inc.

  43. Terri

    I found your site and its great!! I signed up but haven't received an email with a password.

    I'm 64....have a couple of questions...do women our age wear hose?

    Do we dare wear floral leggings? What about the Boyfriend jeans? I'm 5'6'' and 140 lbs. I have long legs. As you can see I'm somewhat trendy. If these don't fly what kind of pants? I do have a straight leg jean and boot cut.

  44. Beverly

    Love this site! Just found it on Pinterest. Planning for a once in a lifetime vacation to Italy, and love the wardrobe and packing tips.
    I have a question for you: for those of us that are pear shaped (that's being kind in my case) rand have a big tummy, what do you do to prevent the button of your jeans or pants from rubbing on your top and creating holes? I have lost some nice tops this way and hate to resort to only wearing pull on pants. Suggestions? Thanks!
    Bev in NC

  45. tamara Lea batsell

    Heck yea....I love the mission statement Boomerinas. I'm 52 and feeling great! Glad I've found a site that celebrates us fabulous over 40 women. Look forward to reading and learning more. Let the party begin :)

  46. Nanci

    I freaking love your webpage- you girls are the best- funny and honest- my personal motto!!!!!!!! thanks for your great job!!!!
    N

  47. WendyKate

    Tina:

    I'd love to be a contributor to your group Pinterest board "* Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Beautiful Vintage Things You Love". My Pinterest ID is Katie Callahan & Co and my email is listed here in the submittal form. While I'm not officially a boomer, I am a lover of things vintage and antique. :-)

    WendyKate

  48. Sissy Givens

    There's a dress on your site that I love and would love to know who makes it! Help?

  49. Sara Cawood

    So glad to find boomerinas. I thought I was only person left who liked the gypsy/boho look and felt like I was "pushing it" to wear those things at my age (68)! Thanks for the validation---and information!

  50. Stacy Parker

    I work @ Christopher and Banks North Bend Wa. I invite you to come visit us and bring your friends. Contact us if you would like to participate in our September fashion show, or just wish to attend. It is September 17th &18th 2016. Right now you can donate any school supply and we will give you 10% off of your purchase. The school supplies go to the local district office for children who need them. Stacy Parker