Fashion over 50: Black & White Calvin Klein Dress

You know I have a love for black and white and I always seem to find more to add to my closet. This is one last dress I found at Ross during their dress event and I got so many outfits for great prices. This one was $40 and the most expensive dress I bought that day. It’s a Calvin Klein and I have loved Calvin dresses for a long time. They seem to fit me well and are well made too.

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post today! If you’re here in Atlanta, you’re invited to a Fashion Workshop in Marietta and it’s free. I’ll be there too, so hope to see you there! I won’t be leading it, but you’ll enjoy it a lot.

This sleeveless flare dress has small daisies printed on it and I loved the feel and fit of it. I don’t get dressed up all the time, but it will make a nice dress for many occasions and I wore to to church recently.

Those black and white shoes are Naturalizer and I picked them up at Goodwill last year. They look nearly brand new. As much as I love black and white, I knew I could wear them with many things, pants included.

I love this dress and will enjoy having it around, it’s a good length too.

It’s a flowy knit fabric and feels good on, fitted in the waist for a flattering look.

Our roses have been blooming like crazy so Mark insisted I take a pic with them.

I picked up that Kate Spade summer bag last year at a thrift shop and love it too.

Here’s a closer peek at my jewelry, a black and gold chunky chain and black, white and gold bangle bracelets.

I’ve had good luck with Calvin Klein dresses in the past and have a few of them. Ross sells them, as well as TJ Maxx and Marshalls and they are usually a good buy, but here are a few I found online (affiliate links used):

Fashion Workshop Invitation!

You all might remember Robyn Hollner, a Fashion & Makeup Stylist who came to my house a couple of years ago and did a color consultation for me (she’s a friend of my friend, Karen) and Robyn is doing a Fashion Workshop on Saturday, June 22nd, from 10-11 a.m.

You can sign up here for Fabulous Fashion for 50+! It’s a free event and I’m going to be there too. It’s at Urban Renewal, a really great consignment shop on Whitlock Ave. in Marietta.

- Rhoda


  1. Perfection!

  2. You look pretty darn sassy there, Ms. Rhoda! You are rocking that outfit with your curly hair. I’m pretty sure Mark knows who is the prettiest rose in the garden!

    • Thank you, Roxanne, you’re always so encouraging! I’m enjoying the dresses I’ve found lately.

  3. Thank you. You always inspire me. I love how you mix old, new with thrift and consignment goods. That’s my life too. Thank you for your inspiration. I have followed your blog for a long time way back from the beginning! I had my own blog at one time, but it started owning me instead of me owning it and life got too busy LOL! I still enjoy following you though. So happy the Lord had his hand over your life. And you seem to be at a really good place now. Thank you for taking us all on your journeys with you.

    • Thank you, Sher! I think I remember your blog way back then. Things were sure different then and it’s all changed so much, but I’m happy to still be here, doing my thing!

  4. This is my favorite look ever! The dress is perfect and your hair looks great. You look 10 years younger!

    • Thank you, Lynn, I like to change my hair back and forth, so it’s fun to have different looks.

  5. Stacey Keeling says

    This outfit is adorable, Rhoda! It’s fresh, and youthful but classic too. 🙂

  6. Aggie Reynolds says

    Wow, you look just stunning!! And I especially love your hair, I wear mine the same in the summer when humidity wrecks havoc with trying to keep straight hair. Very pretty.

    • HI, Aggie, thank you, it’s nice to mix up the hair. I got curly part of the time and straight part of the time. Yep with the humidity, might as well not fight it.

  7. I bought the same dress and wore it to a wedding. I went to Ross after I read your blog and found it. I love it! Thanks!

  8. So pretty! A perfect dress and a perfect fit.

  9. diane in northern wis says

    You’re lookin’ great as usual Rhoda. I love that dress and it looks so good on you. Love your beautiful roses too…..what a picture! thanks for a great blog!

  10. Cassandra Willis says

    No! I don’t think so. Mature women need sleeves, long sleeves of elegant cool thin see through fabric, cap sleeves. That bag! Noooo to the No No! I see you put together your hair and skin with the bag. But No! Throw that away. Black patent, or white bag. But I would have done true yellow on the bag as a statement.You want to know how mature women dress? Go to Dolly Parton! That dress! I was sick of wearing it when I was 12. (You’re skinny like that now…God bless you. )Give me a complementing and forgiving sheath with flouncy skirt on the bottom, open (waffle) pattern at the neck and bust, cool long sleeves. Yeah. I’m ready. I have seen this dress style creeping back, hitting the fashion scene. Some look really great. But some are giving elegant treatment to the neck and sleeves. However, I tell you I definitely I don’t go for the layered and flouncy, busy sleeves.

    • Hi, Cassandra, I have to say this is one of the strangest comments I’ve ever gotten from anyone! It’s so all over the place.

  11. I love that whole outfit!!

  12. Lovely, versatile outfit! I think the straw bag breaks it up nicely, it’s very summery! Hope you get a lot of wear out of it!

  13. Rhoda,

    You look so pretty !!
    Im over 50 and WISH I had slim arms to wear sleeveless , so for someone to say at our age we need to cover them I dont agree !
    Have a joyful week,

  14. Hi Rhoda, I am fairly new to Pinterest and have been following your lovely blog which I so enjoy. I live in Decatur, Ga and also enjoy occasional bargains from Ross, Goodwill & Marshall’s. Your outfit looks amazing and I share your love for black & white wardrobe pieces. The new curly hairstyle is very becoming on you! I was so inspired by you as you shared your story and journey and always look forward to following your blog.

    • HI, Michelle, thank you so much for following and for leaving a sweet comment! I appreciate that!

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