over50feeling40: How To Truly Be Fabulous! (Plus A Contest!)
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Mar 13, 2012

How To Truly Be Fabulous! (Plus A Contest!)

This year’s Texas Style Council's Conference was about taking your online life offline….in other words becoming visible, marketable….FABULOUS!

So it is fitting to begin these conversations here by introducing you to an important new book, The Essentials of Fabulous by Ellen Lubin-Sherman. Now, the word fabulous does not mean you look every day like you walked out of the pages of VOGUE; however, appearance is one important component. Sherman is a teacher of professional excellence. She learned that “fabulous wasn’t something you were born into; no, it was something you became, by keen observation, diligent application, and practice.”

Ellen Lubin-Sherman

She formerly fed gossip items to the famous columnist Liz Smith of the New York Daily News. However, now she is feeding all of us with great principles and sound advice for living our lives with success and joy! I firmly believe this is an important book for everyone to read…no matter your gender, age, or occupation. Her advice can take you to the next level….where the majority of us would like to live. Every quote at the end of last week’s posts were from this book, and in her conclusion, she writes: “This is also how you maintain fabulous. By staying relevant, being fun to work with, and as a result, being the last to be pink-slipped. (Face it: How can they live without you?)”

How do you feel about hand written thank you notes....it's worth the time!
What I love most about this book, is that you can begin applying her advice to your life immediately. She also mentions many other books which will help…two of which I have already ordered! You can order her book at her website, Essentials of Fabulous.

Or you can enter my contest to win a free one next Tuesday, March 20. You only need to be a follower of this blog. Of course, if you Tweet the contest or post on your Face Book page, then I will throw in extra entries. We talked alot at the conference about branding yourself, and here is a book from a branding expert.  But, all ladies, you really must read this book…then give it to your adult children and husband to read. She also said in the conclusion that by the end you will either think she is a control freak or a kindred spirit. She is definitely a kindred spirit to me….many things she writes, I have written before here….she packages that advice and adds so much more from her experiences just to help us all be FABULOUS!

 Tomorrow, I will introduce you to the ultra-fabulous, Kendi! I will share snippets of her keynote speech to the conference and you can catch her outfit comments here at Kendi Everyday.

Keynote Speaker, Kendi

Now, enter this contest.......


  1. Please enter me in the contest. Tomorrow is my birthday! I was hoping to travel to Austin to hear you speak, but I was busy launching my new product at the Dallas Quilt Show...a new opportunity for me in my over 50 life. Maybe next year. Can't post through google, so anonymous will have to do....marihaf@att.net

  2. Pam, consider me entered! Sounds like SUCH a great book! I can't wait to read it, because if I don't win it, I'm SURE I'll purchase it! Hugs to you girly! ~Serene

  3. Sure, I'll enter. One can always be more fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Such an interesting post, Pam..I am definitely entering ;-)
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog you really are the loveliest of ladies.
    By the way I've now popped you on my blog roll...have a lovely week.

  5. It was lovely meeting you on Sunday, wish we had got a chance to talk more but we can do that any time since we are in San Antonio.

    The books sounds interesting and I am hearing about it for the first time!

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

  6. I love the ideas you have shared from the book! I will read it but enter me in the contest.

  7. Pam, I definitely would be interested in getting my hands on this book! What a great conference you had the opportunity to attend. I am looking forward to reading your post on Kendi Everyday. And yes it is true, you aren't born fabulous, you become fabulous over time :)

  8. Pam, this book sounds delicious, and like a must-read. Please enter me in the contest, and thanks so much for your generosity.

  9. Pam,
    sounds like a great book
    who doesn't want to fabulous!!
    would love to be entered to win

  10. Pam, please enter me to win the book. I will also post on facebook. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. I can't wait to see what you learned at the conference.........hence what we will learn. Oh, Yes, I wanna be fabulous! enter me!

  12. yes, please...would love to enter :)


  13. I'm a huge fan of hand written notes. I even ordered myself personalized stationary from Vista Print.

    Please enter me to win this book.

  14. Great and simple at the same time.

  15. Me, Me Me, waving arm in the air, pick me!! giggle. Hope to see you at the Thursday linky party this week. xo

  16. I really enjoyed you speaking Sunday at TxSC! Now my mom and I are BOTH new readers!

  17. After the suspense you built all last week, I definitely want to enter the contest for the book. I look forward to hearing Kendi's comments.

  18. I agree what Ms Sherman says about being Fabulous! Thanks for writing this post - I have to checkout the book soon!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  19. Fabulous post and blog! Will come back. Bookmarking!


  20. Good morning, Pam!

    Thank you for coming to visit me and leaving such a kind word. It is always fun to find our more about others and I guess I often times don't revealing myself would be that interesting!!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER! And this is most definitely a wonderful topic of a book! COUNT ME IN and let me check if I am a member....THANK YOU FOR THE INVITE! Anita

  21. Please enter me to win the book

  22. Please enter me in the contest.....I need all the help I can get!


    PS I've bookmarked your blog because I'm over 50 too and feeling like I'm 40!

  23. Following now! I sure need the help!

  24. That book sounds fantastic! There is always room for improvement.

  25. Oh, I would LOVE to win that book!!!!! Just starting out as a blogger has been so exciting and I'd love to take everything to the next level. Thanks for all the tid bits from the conference.


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!