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

Feb 24, 2017

A Must Shopping Event in San Antonio

These are my new slingback, gold, peep-toe sandals...a brand carried by a top retailer...which still bore the new purchase tags when I discovered them recently at one of our GoodwillSA locations!
San Antonio does have simply the best Goodwill shops around and tomorrow, February 25 is a day you do not want to miss....drive in, catch a plane, call Uber, be here... The 93rd ANNUAL RUMMAGE AROUND SHOPPING EVENT where GoodwillSA partners with the Junior League of San Antonio to offer amazing items at 25% off in all departments in 10 locations.
These are gently used, high-end items and last year the proceeds from the sale of the donations granted $28,000 to 12 non-profit agencies in our community.  Just go HERE to see a list of the locations.  The sale goes from 9am-9pm and I am certain you will find me lurking around a couple of the stores!  Go early...shop long!

Happy Friday!

Feb 22, 2017

My New Style-the-Jacket Experiment

When I attended the recent Spring Trend fashion show, I noticed the majority of styles included a jacket just over the shoulders ...you can see other pictures HERE.  In fact, the Marketing Director from Neiman Marcus who moderated the evening also wore her jacket on the shoulders.  A couple of days later, I received my new catalog in the mail from Chicos and it looked like this...
So, I get it, perhaps this is more of a styling trend this year. Now, I know this styling is nothing new, but to see so much of it at once, intrigued me. I have always believed a jacket worn this way communicates confidence, power, and strength.  It seemed a good fit for my current job, but I still wasn't sure if it made sense for my busy life...so I conducted an experiment of wearing the style several days in a row.  I started with the looks you saw HERE on Sunday.... and followed two more days....

Here is what I learned:

1. With my body type, it is difficult to do this and not appear larger.  My chest looks larger and it widens my shoulders.  Perhaps if I was smaller it would look better on me.
2.  At least two of the jackets kept falling off when I would move from my desk.  The last one, a heavier fabric, stayed on the best.
3.  I feel more confident and powerful actually wearing the jacket rather than placing it back over the shoulders.
4.  It might be a good idea once a month with the right jacket.

Are you a fan of wearing your jacket this way...would you share why or why not?  Are you more likely to try it if you see it styled often in Spring Fashion media?

Please share your thoughts about this as a styling technique....

Keep Smiling Everyone!

Feb 20, 2017

A Must Investmentt for Spring Fashion Look Over 50

As soon as the warmer weather surfaces in your part of the world. consider a lengthy manicure and pedicure to refresh hands and feet.  It is perhaps one of the best decisions you can make for your spring wardrobe.  When I say lengthy, I mean it should include paraffin wax treatments and lots of massage!
This past weekend I decided to take a break from color and go with a traditional French manicure...there is something clean and refreshing about it.  I make sure to eat healthy and take my supplements to keep my nails shiny and strong.
With mules and sandals, it is a must to go for regular pedicures.  Honestly, this is a relaxing treat I give myself twice a month.  It is an investment I make in my state of mind. 

If you have gone the winter with hands in gloves, and feet in boots with no visit to a salon...consider a visit first before you buy new clothes and accessories.

You will be glad you did!  What color are you looking forward to wearing on your nails this spring??

Keep Smiling, everyone!