One of the great joys of life for me is dancing. To feel the music through every cell and express myself with its vibration has for many years been irresistible.  As long as the music moves me and I feel like moving, I’m on the dance floor. I don’t need a partner and I don’t need permission.  It’s a form of freedom and self-love.

There was a dance floor at the Pioneer Conference (see post of last week HERE) and a great band with a singer who sang Amy Winehouse to perfection. That’s all that it took for me to once again enjoy the many health benefits of dance, including the interaction with smiling faces who were collectively engaging in the same spontaneous and aerobic activity.

My ensemble of the evening included the black background that I have embraced for the summer of 2017.  The background pieces vary over the years, but the concept is similar.  Choose a silhouette that pleases me, and embellish to my heart’s desire.

The green tunic with tassel trimmed self-belt was a recent consignment store discovery and the black fabric headpiece was purchased at a Minneapolis boutique about 20 years ago.  It’s perfect for travel, as I can toss it in my bag and it bounces back as though it had been carried in its own private hat box.  The rhinestone jewelry is representative of my treasured estate sale costume jewelry collection which grows every year.  The heeled sandals were found at a consignment shop several years ago, and are as comfortable as flats for dancing.

Photos By Daniel

Who knows when the dance floor will present itself again.  It doesn’t happen nearly as often as in years past.  But there are always events several times a year that provide opportunities to participate in one of the most exhilarating activities known to humankind.  But then that’s just one Crone’s opinion.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb, Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style and Cherie’s Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up HERE at Style Nudge.


  1. One word: FAB-U-LOUS! You look divine, darling! Love the post about dancing too – I feel exactly the same. Its so freeing and life-affirming. Glad you got the chance to do that in Chicago. May the dance floors continue to be in your path. 🙂

  2. I’m with you on dancing to our hearts desire ! You look fabulous, as usual, plus you give me such great ideas! Love you.

  3. I’m interested in where I could purchase an off the shoulder black shirt as you are wearing in today’s and last week’s blog. It looks very nice. I have an outfit that
    I could update if I could find one such as yours.
    Thanks for your blog and your fashion ideas. It provides support to women over 50!

    I have been to the HAT SHOP in NY TO check on THAT TURBAN………since my hair is falling OUT like CRAZY I think I may need to INVEST!!!!!!DO you think the LEOPARD for me or the BLACK LINEN????????????
    PS. Thank you for your info I will post tomorrow!!!!!
    PSS. I will be on INSIDE OUTSIDE STYLE BLOG LATER TODAY from AUSTRALIA……..IMOGEN has interviewed me………..hope you will POP over for a visit!

  5. In the famous words of Gene Kelly….”Got to Dance…Got to Dance….Got to Dance!” You continue to dazzle and inspire! OXOXXO Sheryl

  6. You are an inspiration! I am so impressed! Your green dress looks like a dream on you. Be well, be happy,

  7. What a fab outfit!

    I agree. I adore dancing. I wish I could do more of it.

    Sometimes during the day when I’m getting stiff sitting in front of the computer I’ll take a 5 minute dance break and just let loose to my latest favourite song. Revives me right away.


  8. You are most certainly a Dancing Queen (and I have seen you cut a rug, so I know). That tunic has such an interesting, and flattering cut. Trust you to find another gem at a consignment store. I’ve enjoyed seeing how you have been playing with black basics in your outfits this summer.

  9. LOVE! Love the outfit, Love the headwear, Love the photographs. Thank you for the reminder of the versatility of the tunic. I really enjoy your blog!

  10. Wow, You are a constant surprise and inspiration Judith! These photos are truly spectacular !!! I too LOVE to dance but can’t seem to find the venues and/or friends that want to participate … you’ve inspired me to try again!

    While you are the epitome of style and grace, I am more of a Woody Allen type but nonetheless I will dance with any moving rhythm and to hell with how I come across!

    How I wished we lived closer! Love Amy and Frida, Yoga etc …soul sista! Thanks for these wonderful posts! XOX

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