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

May 1, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: New Beginnings 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.

Why does change after age fifty make such an immense impact on us?  Change is happening throughout life.  Yet, when life becomes big change after big change after big change, then, we have big choices to make about how we will navigate it all.   We can choose to sink into despair or choose to enjoy life one day at a time…understanding life is short and goes by all too quickly.  I choose the latter.  This week is another new beginning for me and the most significant one since I left teaching last spring.  The picture above was taken last summer when I decided to plunge into self-employment…but I was still open to all opportunities.

Tuesday, I will write in greater detail about what this new turn in my career represents for me.  Today, I look to these new beginnings with great anticipation.  Confidence is always important for a new job, but, perhaps, even more so when beginning a new job after age 62!   I am more confident of my abilities than ever before, and very confident of how I look as I begin them.  Well, of course, I was sick with the flu for the last two weeks and that does not help…but I will rise Monday morning, put on a power outfit, and head out to see what this new beginning holds.  Attitude is key for confidence.
The wonderful people at TAHARI desired to celebrate this momentous occasion with me, so they sent A POWER SUIT for days when I need to be professional-ready.  Nothing says print publishing to me like black, white and red!  I really prefer a wardrobe of separates since they provide inspiration to mix things up a bit.  

Fit, of course, is critical.  I hope you can see the lines on the back of this jacket…such a flattering cut and fit. Also, the jacket is shorter and the zippers on the front once again take the eye line to a flattering place.
A suit like this will be for Chamber of Commerce luncheons or when I go to interview someone in a corporate setting.

I have a special place in my heart for this brand.  Right after I turned fifty and went through a makeover, I was searching for clothes to help me feel amazing in the body I currently possessed!  I first discovered TAHARI at MARSHALL'S and purchased several of their professional pieces.  I am happy to begin another new chapter with them. 
Confidence is key this week...I need to look and feel my best.  This is a great start!  Please join with me on this new path of career reinvention and believe...all things are possible.

Now, let's go see about my blogging partner, who is also on a journey of new beginnings...JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE!

Walk with Confidence!

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post, but the words are my own. 

Apr 30, 2016

Goodwill SA: Perfect for A Certain Occasion

It is hard to see in this picture...but the blouse is pink!  I do not really wear pink and I realized recently that I need a pink blouse for a special occasion.  Next week is the gender reveal for my grandbaby...we have been asked to wear the color representing the gender we think our baby is.  While I could wear blue all day long, I really believe deep down...this one is a girl.  So, off to my favorite treasure shop I went...GOODWILL SA.  I found this floral blouse in pink in a wonderful cotton.  
And, I always find bonus treasures...and this cardigan was a bonus...with tags still on.  Another bonus... this lovely, tile dress form...I loved it!  Some of my favorite home decor has been uncovered at Goodwill.
Regular readers know I am an avid fan of our local Goodwill in San Antonio.  The real bonus is ALL THEY DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY...job creation, job training, and support for our veterans.  It is a first class organization.  

Plus, I love a great treasure hunt!  (Will tell you next weekend if I should've worn blue!)  Watch for Hit Your Style Sweet Spot on Sunday as Jennifer and I discuss New Beginnings!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Disclaimer:  I was provided gift cards for shopping at Goodwill, but the words are my own.  Items were discovered at the Goodwill located on Highway 281S at the Bitters Exit.

Apr 28, 2016

Power Products for Women Over 50

Next week is huge for me...and, as you know, I have been down for the count.  Here are some great products I will be using to bring on the power to face new opportunities!  Let's start with the EYES...
Beginning Monday, I will return to a computer screen at work all day and then face one at home for my blogging at night.  This super INTENSIVE EYE CONCENTRATE FOR WRINKLES BY STRIVECTIN was created for "screen fatigue," and it is excellent.  I love Strivectin products and have come to trust them with results.
I have introduced you to the LOREAL EXTRAORDINARY OIL-IN-CREAM before, but will rely on it's power for a confident look in a new arena.  It works to tame the humid-hair-beast.  I use it every time I wash my hair now.
I pulled a little muscle in my back with intensive coughing this past week.  The ARNICARE PAIN RELIEF GEL is such a help.  I recently learned more about BOIRON products and came away so impressed with the quality of these homeopathic medicines.  With natural active ingredients, these give us many new options and of the three products I have tested, all have worked.  I recommend of those little aches and pains.
Confidence comes with feeling protected and secure in ALL areas of your life.  I need complete confidence next week and FINESS has proven to provide exactly what is needed for light incontinent moments (especially, when recovering from a cough).  You need to try this product if you haven't ...unique, safe, it works.  I also have written about it HEREORDER FINESS HERE
Finally, super power came in this bowl of homemade chicken soup.  It really does pack a punch to the flu...of course, no links here, but if you need a good recipe...let me know.

Hope all of you are well today!

Disclaimer:  There are affiliate links within this post, but the words and opinions are my own.