Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Oct 25, 2016

More Beauty Products for Women over 50

Hi everyone, this is a feature I do from time to time to inform you about products which are good for the seasoned lady in us all.  I am sent many products to review and I only share with you the ones I like.  This line called LOOK FABULOUS FOREVER is skincare and makeup specifically for Women 50+.  I tested the primers for face, lip and eye and I really like them.  Good primers make such a difference in how our makeup looks and lasts.  I recommend you spend some time on the website learning about Tricia and her products1
My husband I both love this line of fragrant oils by RIDDLE and that is perfectly fine, since it is designed for men and women.  The aromas are sensual, peaceful and luscious.  The oil is such a great way to apply fragrance and the tall bottle has a rollerball.  I highly recommend...what a lovely Christmas gift this would be!
I really like these products from TO GO SPA and they came at the right time.  My eyes have been so tired lately from overwork...I read to put the COLLAGEN EYE PATCHES in the refigerator for cooling effect...
And they are so refreshing at the end of a long day...help to de-puff the eye and relax.  I also like the COLLAGEN LIP MASKwhich is perfect for our age...
These are the ones I have tried lately which I liked the best.  We can all use a little easy help to look and feel our confident best!

Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 23, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Fashion Over 50 Leopard Looks

Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence

Whether it's leopard, cheetah, animal print...no matter the label, women over 50 love it. I have been known to wear jackets, shoes, scarves, blouses, pants...and to prove a little leopard goes a long way.
One of the reasons I decided to wear my leopard cape today, is because I wanted you to see that no matter the year...leopard is in style.  I have owned this cape for about eight years.  It never really goes out of style.

The cape is a great piece for right now when some days are not too hot and not too cold.  

Here are some of my other favorite ways to wear leopard...

There are beautiful leopard pieces on the market right now.  I pulled a few for your consideration here...I have my eye on a clutch, and a tunic...okay, I know I already have a lot of it...but I do love it in my wardrobe.  Leopard is chic and classic. See what you think of these items, and make sure you check out what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing!

 Keep Smiling, everyone!

Oct 22, 2016

Career Reinvention Over 60: Confront Invisibility Head On

Invisibility is one of those topics often discussed throughout midlife social media.  When I was working as a high school teacher, I never experienced feeling invisible...although there were times I wished I was!

I realize the publisher of the magazines I am now editor over took a big risk placing a 63 year old at the helm while other publications are retiring editors and hiring much,much younger professionals to edit their publications.  In a communications world dominated by the younger generation, I get it.  I understand why I would be a risky move.  I am thankful and humble to hold the new position I now have. 

However, I was surprised when I began to become invisible to some of the magazine's suppliers.  After all, it did not make sense to me, for anyone to discount my position.  But, it has happened.  My favorite story so far is a "supplier" (trying not to be too specific) who came in to pitch us.  He sat with me not six inches away, and spoke only to my boss the entire time.  He did not look me in the eye when introduced, nor welcome me to the position, nor respond to me when I spoke in the meeting.  My chair was empty to him...I was invisible.  And he is about the same age!

Two days later, we both sat at an event media table.  A local blogger sat down and began to congratulate me for my new magazine position.  The same man looked up and actually said,  "Oh really, what magazine are you with?"

I could have played along and simply answered the question.  But, I believe when faced with invisibility to confront it head on.  I am not going to give anyone permission to make me feel invisible.  So, I smiled and said, "Well I believe my boss is kind of cute and can certainly understand why you might speak only to him in a meeting, but two days ago I sat right next to you through an entire meeting and I believe if you think about it, you will know what magazine I am with."

When the light dawned, the look on his face was as if a haunted house zombie had jumped out unexpectedly from behind a post....absolute horror.

He called a few days later to apologize.  I am not going to be one of those who waste time railing against invisibility...of course, it is rude, of course it should not happen, and of course, it can make us feel insignificant.  But, life is short...I am going to stand up to those who are that way...one at a time...and not give their actions a second thought.

Take control...don't let them take it from you!

Keep Smiling!