Fab & 50!!

Hi Ladies!

I have just woken on the morning of my 50th birthday (still not sure if I can say it out loud lol) and I'm feeling fab! I am also feeling thankful. For a loving family, great friends, a job I enjoy, and the opportunity to serve in my local community.

I am also thankful for the wonderful YLF community and the friendship and support you all so warmly share and have done since I joined here 4 years ago.

At 50 I have the best wardrobe I have ever had, and feel the most at peace with, and confident of, my personal style:).

I will be in Melbourne this weekend for a birthday lunch with my closest friends and my mum and sister. Will post outfit pics:)

As you can see from #2 my love of monochromatic looks stared early!! I think my mum made the little shift dress;).

Hope you all have the best day!
xxxDeborah

Ps...no outfit photo today as I'm still snuggled up in bed x

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84 Comments

  • replied 3 years ago

    Hi there !  And Happy , Happy Birthday!  It's one of those milestones and can wreak havoc with our emotions, but you sound like you have a handle on all of that.  I believe you when you say you feel great, and have a good solid wardrobe, because it shows with every posting you make here on YLF. I love the little picture of you as a child - what a little sweetie you were with your blue eyes and blue dress !  Have a great celebration deserving of this big birthday ,and welcome to the next half !

  • carter replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah! You are looking fabulous, and your confidence shows through in all your posts. Hope you have a wonderful day, upcoming weekend, and decade of the Fab 50s!

  • Pat_P replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday! You do indeed look fab and I always look forward to your outfit posts. Have a wonderful day!

  • deb replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah!!!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    You were an adorable little one! And now you are an incredibly stylish woman, in every possible sense of the term. Not only do you have killer fashion sense, but you are gracious to a fault, thoughtful, and always there to lend a hand. I admire your volunteer work so very much, and your dedicated parenting. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day with plenty of spoiling from your menfolk!! 

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah! We are lucky to have you as a member of this community; your caring contributions and fabulous style are always welcome sights!

  • Cococat replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Deborah. You are definitely 50 and fabulous!

  • Isabel replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, what a beautiful little girl and now such an elegant woman.

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    What a wealth of days you have enjoyed to arrive where you are today...And how blessed you are to be there...I enjoy your style, your fun and Mr. 12...You contribute a wealth to my enjoyment of YLF...
    Keep up the wonderful fun clothes...And keep sharing that makes it even better.....
    So celebrate good times and your special day...I am glad you were born...

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah. You were an adorable tot and a gorgeous 50 year old. I admire your work and balance of work and family.

  • Gail replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday , enjoy your day !

  • Rubygirl replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday .. Hope you get spoiled

  • Sterling replied 3 years ago

    Hi Deborah.  Happy Birthday.  Many more. 

  • columbine replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah! You were simply adorable as a child and you grew up into a stunning woman! Love your style, love your thoughtful and kind comments on the forum and love your attitude. You are one of those few who can wear all black and drapey to perfection!
    Have a great celebration weekend and even greater year to come. 50s is FAB (which I hope to discover in a few year too :-) )

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Oh, happy birthday Deborah! 

  • shedev replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday.

  • Brooklyn replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah! Hope you have a wonderful time in Melbourne (such great shopping!)

  • kerry replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • MsMaven replied 3 years ago

    Have a wonderful day and I look forward to the photos.

  • Debora replied 3 years ago

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Deborah! So fab at 50!

  • Peri replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Have a wonderful birthday, Deborah! I hope there's some special celebration involved since it's a milestone. It's as good a reason as any to celebrate with something fun.

  • abc replied 3 years ago

    You're most certainly one of the most fab 50 year olds I've ever seen.

    Have a special day.

  • Staysfit replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Gracie replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday! You are indeed fab and stylish. Have a fantastic lunch!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful woman I am proud to call a friend - even if it is only on the web!

    I adore your style and have on more than one occasion worn an inspiration outfit based on your incredible looks. Your style embodies what I'm striving for - a style that is true to yourself. I love that you have found a comfort and confidence within yourself.

    More than your style, I admire your giving spirit with friends, family and community. To put it simply, I think you are a really good person.

    Have a wonderful birthday with your loved ones and welcome to the 50 club :)

  • gryffin replied 3 years ago

    Happy B'day Deborah!!  Wishing you a magical year of happiness, joy, peace, health and everything wonderful!!  Truly the best is yet to come!

  • Greyscale replied 3 years ago

    Happiest of birthdays! What a milestone. I hope your next 50 years are as fabulous and stylish as your first 50.

  • merwoman replied 3 years ago

    All the very best to you Deborah! You are beautiful inside and out! Hope the celebrations last all week weekend!

  • Dee replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic celebration and a great year.

  • Lucy replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah! You are indeed FAB at fifty. Have a fabulous time :)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah! You were a beautiful little girl and your are a beautiful and accomplished 50 year old woman. Your style evolution has been a joy to watch. Have a wonderful celebration with your loved ones!

  • Aquamarine replied 3 years ago

    Well how cute were you! Happy birthday!

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Happy Happy Birthday!  Wishing you a wonderful day and an even better year.  I am pleased you are feeling so confident and great about yourself - you should do as you are a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and stylish woman.

  • torontogirl replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah!! You are indeed FAB!!!

  • pil replied 3 years ago

    Happy, happy birthday to you Deborah! You were/are fab at any age!

  • replied 3 years ago

    OMG a milestone happy, happy! You're living proof that age is just a number -- I always assumed you were in your (very) early 40s. Your gratitude, joy for life, and incredible sense of yourself, your values, and your style have teamed up to take back the years.

    I've always been in awe of, and inspired by, your style. You constantly surprise and inspire me. Thank you for sharing the gift of you, every day. Enjoy your own special day and keep on celebrating your creative, wonderful life.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Welcome to my decade! I greatly admire your style. You are beautiful inside and out. Happy Birthday!

  • Susie replied 3 years ago

    Oh happy happy birthday, dear Deborah! You've reached this milestone in absolutely fab style! It is a joy to know you here...you share such warmth and grace. Welcome to the fab 50's...you wear it well!

  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 3 years ago

    Wishing you the best birthday ever, Deborah!

  • tulle replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday to one with a razor-sharp sense of her own style--it's always a treat to see what you're wearing!

  • LACeleste replied 3 years ago

    Wishing you a very happy birthday Deborah and a wonderful year!

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Fabby birthday! You are an inspiration.

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    Hope your celebration is full of good things, Deborah!  You are right to feel confident and ready for your next chapter.  Blessings on the year ahead. (Adore the pic --- what shining gorgeous blond hair!)

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday! I hope your family spoils you rotten!

  • Karin L H replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday fabulous Deborah! Hope you'll have a great day! That's such an adorable picture of you, and what a cute dress.

  • Marley replied 3 years ago

    Oh Deborah!  I hope that you have had a wonderful day - you certainly deserve it, you beautiful woman you!

  • Gaylene replied 3 years ago

    How did I miss this earlier? Happy Birthday to one of the most stylish fabbers on the forum. And welcome to your fabulous fifties... Seriously, it's the BEST decade--you are old enough to be comfortable in your own skin and young enough to enjoy it. ;)

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!! Our avant garde queen! Fab indeed :)

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Happy Fab Fiftieth, Deborah!

  • Ginkgo replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah! What a stunner you were at an early age. Have a wonderful day!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Hehe, welcome to the Dark Side Deb! It's fun in your 50's.

     Happy Birthday Deb! I'm so glad to consider you my YLF friend :) You have amazing style and also a lovely personality that is evident through every word you write.

     I hope the rest of your day is wonderful (I'm a bit late to this thread, darn time zones!) and that you enjoy plenty of pressies and cake! x

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    Hope you had a fabulous day. Many, Many Happy Returns Deborah.  Agreeing with Gaylene about your 50s being THE best.

    Hope we get to meet soon to talk about style :) :)

  • Summer replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah!  Have a wonderful celebration at the weekend.

  • Debra replied 3 years ago

    Happy, Happy Birthday Deborah, I haven't posted for a while but had to wish you all the best for today. I hope you had a wonderful day today and have a fantastic time in Melbourne xx

  • Missey replied 3 years ago

    Have a wonderful birthday- you look more amazing all the time!  Cheers to you and blessings for the year ahead!

  • Olivegreen replied 3 years ago

    Just finishing up with the 50's...and wishing you the very best as you get older, and more and more you. Which will be very stylish indeed.

  • Runcarla replied 3 years ago

    50 is FAB!

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all so much for your beautiful, kind and encouraging words. There is much to be said for positive affirmation and I think I can live off of this thread for the next 12 months. I never imagined having such a wonderful group of women to share not only my love of fashion but also life's special moments. I am looking forward to lunch on Saturday and a little shopping;). Below is my outfit for the lunch. The Metalicus tunic is on hold at the store in Melbourne for me to pick up tomorrow :). And the earrings were a gift from Master 12!

  • donnat replied 3 years ago

    Sorry to be late to the pary, Happy Birthday Deb, you truly are fabulous and it shows in every post. Have a wonderful birthday weekend.

  • approprio replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Deborah! Wishing you many fabulously stylish returns!

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah! Your childhood photo is adorable. Look at those baby blues! Hope your day was amazing. Thanks for making YLF one of my favourite places to be.

  • Anne likes red replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday! Fab at any and every age.

  • Joyce B replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Deborah! May you have many happy, healthy and stylish returns.

  • shiny replied 3 years ago

    A very happy 50 to you!!!  I'll  be right  behind you shortly. 

  • anne replied 3 years ago

    Ooh to think I nearly didn't log on to YLF today and would have missed this!!!

    Happy birthday my dear, dear friend,  hope we have another chance to talk face to face! In the meantime I can enjoy your wonderful, insightful, encouraging and oh so interesting posts while being able to " hear" it in your own voice.
     Love your lunch outfit and Master 11's taste in earrings!
    love Anne

  • texstyle replied 3 years ago

    Late to the party but still just as happy for you and hoping you had a truly wonderful, Happy Birthday!  I so enjoy seeing your fab outfits, reading your always kind words and seeing your smile here on YLF!

  • carolbee replied 3 years ago

    Hi Deborah, I'm very late to the party, in fact you won't read this until tomorrow. However - Happy birthday. Glad to hear you are in such a fabulous place in your life's journey, and hope the future is bright and beautiful, warm regards, Carol

  • citygirldc replied 3 years ago

    Did I hear some where that 50 is the new 40? Happy belated birthday to you.

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday!  You are a wonderful woman.  So thoughtful, beautiful and with amazing style.  I have felt a bond with you since early on, I love all of our Oz and NZ YLFers.  I hope you had special day.

  • Kimberley replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah!  You are definitely fab :)

  • Donna replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah! Hope your celebration is as special as you!

  • Inge replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday, Deborah!! Your childhood photo is so brilliant, you were already stylish back then. YLF wouldn't be the same without you, Deborah. You have an ease about you that makes everything you wear look so effortlessly stylish, you know exactly what you love and what looks great on you (and works for your style preferences), and I find that very inspiring. Your kind-hearted nature shines through in everything you do and write here. I tremendously appreciate your warm comments, insightful advice, willingness to help wherever you can, and always enjoy the little peeks into your life in Australia . Diane and I really need to figure out a way to build that Tardis we talked about a few weeks ago, because it would be such a treat to meet you irl.

    I hope you were spoilt rotten on this extra special birthday, and wish you lots of fun this weekend.

    Inge
    xxx

  • Sharon replied 3 years ago

    Wishing you the happiest of birthday's, Deborah. You are definitely fabulous in every way. Not just in your gorgeous, cohesive, edgy and interesting style, but also in your kindness, generosity and engagement with those around you. Wishing you a stellar year. Much love xx

  • claracluck replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday Deborah and you are indeed absolutely fabulous.

  • Ruth M replied 3 years ago

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Deborah, and many happy returns!  As others have said, you are one special lady in so many ways - here's hoping your birthday celebrations in Melbourne will be a treat to remember.

  • Windchime replied 3 years ago

    Happiest birthday wishes to you, Deborah! Your beautiful blue eyes were already very striking in your childhood picture. I always appreciate your style as well as your kind, fun presence on the forum. Glad to hear you're in a place of contentment as you bring in your 50th year.

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    Whaa?
    I just read your reply Ms Deborah-
    I hope this doesn't mean you will be 'shopped-out' for Metalicus for June?
    ;)

  • karymk replied 3 years ago

    Deborah! I am so happy you are happy on your 50th.  I was very excited too when that day came last year.  Wishing you the best life has to offer going forward!

  • dakotacheryl replied 3 years ago

    Sorry I missed your post on your Birthday...traveling etc. for work this week.

    Welcome to our Fabulous 50's. I hope this next decade will be wonderful for you. 

  • Aubergine replied 3 years ago

    Happy 50th!! You were stylish then and now!

  • Meredith replied 3 years ago

    And a belated happy birthday from me! Sending you best wishes and virtual flowers!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday! You truly do have a fabulous wardrobe and the skills to style it beautifully!  

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