A daily chat between girlfriends for inspiration, encouragement and guidance to promote joyful aging while wearing strength, confidence, and head-turning, personal style.

Apr 22, 2014

Goodwill: It's Heating Up, Part I

All of the beautiful cool weather is over for us in South Texas!  The sun is blazing....the drought continues...and today it was in the 90s...and that is really where we spend most of our time.

Here are the challenges of warm weather fashion:
1. We have it for a long time...at least through October.
2. The heat can often make it necessary to wear more than one outfit a day and need to clean clothing more often.
3. Clothing must be lightweight and breathe.
GOODWILLSA meets all of these challenges by giving women affordable options to keep wardrobes refreshed and fun.
I came away from  Goodwill shopping at our newest Bulverde Road location off of Highway 1604 with a couple of legitimate, matchy/matchy outfits! I decided I could get much leverage out of them and, of course, I will not wear either outfit in a full match as hung together.
The first is a three piece outfit with beautiful detailing and soft colors. I really like the jacket....
And it came with...
And with ....

You cannot really see it in the picture, but the tank top has some wonderful seams on the bust line giving it a nice fit.  I will wear it under a white cardigan or with white jeans.  I am not really a long skirt fan, but I might try to still wear it with a denim top and sandals.  Any ideas for the skirt, ladies??

All three pieces were $20...I had to take the whole outfit.  But I would have paid more for this jacket...I really like it and it is a cool option for teaching summer school.

I have another outfit I will share with you on Friday, which is the same concept of breaking up something meant to go together to create more modern styles.

GOODWILL can be my best friend this time of year!  Cool and fashionable! And a best friend to our communities as well!

Have an awesome Wednesday!! 

Experimenting With Makeup...5 Steps to Keep the Fun Alive!

Makeup use to be so much fun...playing and dabbling in whatever the latest trend might be.  But, for many of us...those days really need to come to an end.
When we attempt to do our makeup as the younger crowd might do with all of its glittery, glitzy, bronzy glory...we actually end up looking older...go figure!  There is success is understanding what our look should be now!
Let' discuss what our author thinks and what you think over on the Midlife Boulevard.  Just go HERE for a makeup chat in....

  Happy Tuesday, all!!

Apr 20, 2014

Eileen Fisher + Boyer New York = A New Look I Love!

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Easter, Passover, or simply Spring weekend!  As I wrote here on Saturday, I am battling an injury and a sinus infection...but it will not keep me from smiling!
I guess it is okay to give myself a treat...right?  I fell in love with this EILEEEN FISHER BONE SILK AND COTTON JACKET when I first saw it....so, when the sale price hit, I gave in!  The EF CREPE PANTS were purchased last summer in Chicago at the Eileen Fisher location in WATER TOWER PLACE!

Eileen Fisher collections are perfect for women of a certain age...beautiful and easy.  I am beginning to budget now for quality pieces in my wardrobe...especially since some of the basics are done.  If I plan right, I can pick up an item every now and then like this jacket.

Another line perfect for our age group, is the gorgeous jewelry from BOYER NY.  They sent me the COBRA NECKLACE with the magnetic, easy clip and the ART DECO CLIP ON EARRINGS....very comfortable for those who need a clip on!  I know I will wear both of these often! I have one earlobe which is about to sag too much for my other earrings. This would be a good line to shop for Mother's Day gifts...and I wore them all day at work with no discomfort and lots of compliments!  Now, through April 30, you can receive a 20% discount when you order...just type FRIEND in the code box at checkout!  Thanks Boyer New York!

I may be a little sickly...but still smiling!  How is everyone else doing? Have your avoided Spring allergies....BTW, thank you for all of the sweet comments about my hip injury...hopefully, I will keep plugging on!

Happy Monday, all!  Now, please go visit the fabulous bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY!!  and MONDAY MINGLE!!

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