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

Aug 28, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Necklace Considerations for Women Over 50

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

Today, Jennifer and I are discussing accessories...but I decided to  focus on necklaces.  (Well, it was to be Jennifer and I...but I just found out she is in a section of Iceland where there is no wifi...so it's only me today!)  There are very few links in this post, because these have been in my wardrobe for a long time...but I picked some new favs at the end. 
Necklaces have gone from my second favorite accessory to my favorite...taking over a scarf-love I had for many years.  But, now I prefer a necklace and if you follow my blog, you know I love them!
I am 5'8" and am able to wear bold, statement necklaces like the MARIE NECKLACE above. I like how they add the creative, fun touch to my outfits and draw the eye to where I would like it to go!

I do have to be careful with the length...sometimes the very long ones will accentuate the tummy...when I do not want the eye to go there...Oh that pesky tire in the middle.

However, when I have a garment which hides the "tire" then a long necklace will elongate and slim my look.

Such as the necklace in the picture below....

I purchase necklaces everywhere...from thrift, consignment, to the actual stores.  Sometimes the piece is worth it to splurge...such as the necklace above.  I have worn it so often that the cost per wear is very low...and I still receive compliments every time it is worn.  

Where do the majority of my necklaces come from?

Easily, Chicos!  I love their jewelry and I have paid from full price to deep discounts for it.  Make sure you are a Passport Member for more discounts.

I keep most of my necklaces in zip lock bags in a huge hatbox.  There is probably a better way, but this seems to work.  Every now and then I go through the box to see what I have not worn in awhile.

A select few hang on the rack pictured at the top of the post.

So, how bold to you go?  Do you like a bold statement piece or a quite, chic, classic statement?  Or, like me, do you like both?

Make sure you join me on Tuesday for a huge, special announcement!  

Disclaimer:  There are a couple of necklaces featured in this post I was given by the brand.  But the words are my own.

Keep Smiling!

Below are my favorites currently at Chicos...I do already own a couple of them!

Aug 27, 2016

More Fall Fashion Picks for Women 50+

Perhaps the weather is not cooler yet...but you have to grab some of these fabulous pieces while you can...and many are already on special prices or on specials for Labor Day Sales.  Below are the ones I would like to add to my fall wardrobe right now!  

Jennifer and I will be here tomorrow for Hit Your Style Sweet Spot and a talk about successful accesories!  Til then...

Happy Saturday!

Aug 24, 2016

How to Get a Stain + A Clorox 2® Giveaway

A Sponsored Post

  I shared with you earlier this week about all of the rain we have experienced in South Texas.  I am living a very full, busy life right now with my work at a local magazine publisher and with my active blog...not to mention my family and social engagements. 

Sometimes the rain makes it very difficult to literally stay on the path.

That is what happened to me last Saturday.  I was quickly attempting to run many errands before going to my son's house for dinner.  The rain made my sandals quite slippery and before you know it...I ended up in a puddle while trying to bring groceries into the house.  Of course, I know how to get a stain and, thank goodness, I know how to get it out!

However, I can celebrate this stain and continue to live my full life when I have great products like Clorox 2®Stain Remover and Color Booster. I have used Clorox 2®  for years and it has never let me down.  In fact, it is even better...stains are gone and colors are brighter.
I have learned to pre-treat stains immediately. I did it with the easy Clorox 2® Pre-Treat Stain Remover Pen where I gently rubbed it into the stain.  I let it sit for about 10 minutes before tossing it into my high efficiency washer.  Then I added the Clorox 2®  in with my detergent...added the remainder of my white laundry...and never was worried the mud would not come out.  Grass stains, mud splatters and wine spills are all signs of an active life, well lived.  And while we want to delight in all our accomplishments (for me that was getting many errands accomplished easily), when we hit an occasional stain making experience (like a fall) we also want to rest assured the stain will be gone!   

 I have also used Clorox 2®  with success on a stain I missed and had allowed to sit awhile...I just pre-treated by rubbing it into the stain and letting it sit over night.
If you want more tips, for how to get the most out of life and laundry, just go by CLOROX.COM.
Of course, it worked...I did not consider for a moment it wouldn't.  So the worse part of the fall was my pride...now I know not to wear those sandals in the rain!  It even works on tough stains like blueberry, mustard, coffee and gravy.   Learn more about how to treat at CLOROX.COM.

Now, for the fun part.  Someone is going to win a Clorox 2®
  Gift Pack and $200 gift card to CLOUD 9 LIVING.  Just put your entry into the Rafflecopter below.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Clorox® . I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Clorox® and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.