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

Jan 22, 2017

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot Over 50: 2017 Fashion Trends, Part 2

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.

Last week, we began a month long discussion about 2017 fashion trends for women over 50.  I discussed artisan designs and Jennifer showed us the beautiful mules now available. Find both HERE.

 Today, we will show you two more trends. We do this  in an effort to remain current and have some fun with fashion. 

Like this one....fun, funky pants!  This one began last year and continues forward....with flowy, ankle-length, sporty, slim large, fitted, culottes...anything goes, pants. There are many fun designs and options in this trend.  Since I am seen in predominantly pants over dresses, I really like options to mix up my styles in a creative, and flattering way.  These are from a brand called IC Collection which in my world is featured at Dillard's and I found these in one of my favorite local boutiques, Andie & Barbara.  The sequined tank is Soft Surroundings; the knit jacket is JJill; and the Sam Edelman Ballet Flats were found at DSW.  (The poor dead fern did not make it through the last freeze!)
1. Use your favorite retailer's three way mirror and make sure the style is flattering to your figure.  They may be fun, but they need to fit well.
2. Think of ways you will wear them.  You do not want to be deflated when they come home with you and there is nothing in your closet which goes with the pant.  Pinterest and blogs are there to help get your inspiration soaring.
3.  Be courageous about wearing them in all situations, but also be confident.  Always step out of the house with confidence and a smile
Ok, I never write the word funky without thinking about Steve Martin when he sang FUNKY TUK on Saturday Night Life...many, many years ago!  IT still makes me laugh! Do you remember it?  I am certain YouTube could help us out!  And if you want to see more, funky pant options just look below.  Also, for another 2017 trend, let's check out JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE!

Keep Smiling!
Linking up with VISIBLE MONDAY

Jan 20, 2017

Fashion Over 50 Style Tip: How I Wear My Faux Leather Leggings

I love these leggings.  I bought them last year at Soft Surroundings and the minute the weather turned cold this year, I pulled them on!  They are a great leather-like pant and very comfortable.  AND, now they are on sale in the Soft Surroundings boutique.  Just click on picture of the model in the pants and you can go there...you can pick them up for very little and much less than I paid for them!  It is a great deal. 

I wear them many different ways.  This look includes:

A turtleneck by Soft Surroundings
A cashmere wrap and necklace from CHICOS
Liz Claiborne Boots from MARSHALLS

One of my favorite ways is to wear them with a flowy, soft tunic and my leather ballet flats.  I am so glad I had the courage to wear them in the first place...as I said...they are a favorite!

Now, just for fun, here is another look my co-worker Cindy put together this week.  So many of you enjoyed Cindy in THIS POST, I decided to bring her back!
Happy, happy Friday!!

Jan 19, 2017

VSP Direct.com: A New Year, See Better With VSP

A Sponsored Post

Yes, I,m back to make sure you know about Individual Vision Plans VSP® .  I wrote about VSP at the end of last month and received a lot of interest in this workable plan.

As we age, proper eye care is critical, and our vision often changes every year, so a good vision plan is vitally important.  We should be receiving regular eye exams every year because they can show early signs of cataracts, retinal degeneration, and glaucoma.  Also, it’s possible to catch early stages of diabetes, hypertension, and even some life-threatening conditions, such as a brain tumor, through a thorough eye exam. 

My husband and I both wear glasses now and both of us are very picky in the style of the eye wear.  We join about 150 million Americans wearing corrective eye wear and spending almost a total of $15 billion a year to get what we like. 

He tried contact lenses and decided to join me with the regular eye glasses for our preferred eye wear. I also wear prescription sunglasses, because at age 63, driving becomes more and more of a challenge.  I don’t think I could drive in a big city if I didn’t have proper eye wear I can rely upon to help me see. 

With all of this said, it’s important to have a good  vision plan. VSP  offers a individual vision plans direct to consumers through VSPDIRECT.COM.  Vision plans are available to all individuals and their families who currently do not have vision coverage through an employer, are self-employed, or used to have vision insurance through VSP, but their employer has now moved to another carrier. It’s also a great option for anyone who’s at or nearing retirement and wants to continue their doctor/patient relationship.   Many of us fall into that last category. 

I encourage you to check out individual vision plans from VSP  HERE if you are in need of  quality eye care .  It can make such a difference at how much comfort and joy we have as we age.

Disclaimer:  I was compensated for this post, but the opinions are my own.