over50feeling40: July 2015
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Jul 31, 2015

A Fun Week in Review with a New Treat on the Side

It's been a great week!  And made even better with these delicious gluten-free crackers sent to me by the bakers at MILTON'S CRAFT BAKERS!  These are really good...so far the multi-grain is my favorite.  They are certified gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified baked crackers and so yummy!

In case you missed some of our great opportunities on the blog this week, here is a quick review:


A SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON THE AMAZING VITAMIN C SERUM (This is a great deal! And your skin will love you for it...affordable with great results)


Make sure your take advantage of these..and have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer:  I was provided product from Milton's Crackers and the words of the review are my own.

Jul 29, 2015

200th Blog Hop Celebration...Lot's of Prizes!! Let's Celebrate!

200th Blog Hop Celebration-

Surprise! This is our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 200th Celebration! To celebrate the 200th blog hop Katherine and all of the co hostesses have prizes for you!Two winners will be randomly selected via random.org for each day of the hop. 2 winners on Thursday ( Wednesday night linkers will be included for Thursday), Two on Friday and Two on Saturday.

How the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 200th Celebration giveaway will be conducted
If you are adding your blog to the party-
just join the hop like you usually do and leave a comment about why you join the Thursday favorite Things blog hop and please include your linky number ( the number showing under your link in the hop)
If you are a reader/subscriber -
Those visiting the hop who are not linking ( readers/subscribers) will be able to enter too by just leaving a comment about what they look forward to when visiting the hop ( make sure I have a way to contact you) For your security please do not leave your email in the comments.
All of the comments from each blog will be assigned a number and the numbers will be submitted to the random.org site.
6 total winners will be drawn with one prize bundle for each . Please review the giveaway terms and conditions HERE
From Katherine- one lucky winner will receive this red hostess apron, strawberry salt and pepper shakers and a mystery gift.

From Pam-one lucky winner will receive a Veneffect Make Up Bag with Sample of their amazing eye cream,
Joan Rivers Great Hair Day and a Warm Love Exfoliating Mask Treatment from Albertini International

From Erika- one lucky winner will receive lilac hand cream and two bottles of pretty polish ( from Italy!)

From Jas- one lucky winner will receive a 6-piece bamboo coaster set
Just Tasting - a quick and easy recipes for mini appetizers, soups and salads
Devil oven pull - to safely pull hot bakeware and oven racks closer
Travel envelope organizer - for jewelry, makeup or anything else (you can see both closed and open version in the photo

From Debi- one lucky winner will receive a jar of her very favorite Bath Salts

From Nina- one lucky winner will receive a mystery gift ( we all love surprises)

Lets get this party started. Link up your favorite post or a post about your favorite things. We can't wait to see what you share!

Please follow your hostesses

A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS- please don’t link and run, visit at least 2 links before you on the list, it will result in a much more satisfying blog hop experience.
PLEASE link to your post and not to your blog home page. Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing) I invite you to add them to Katherines Giveaway Page too.
Please post no more than 3 links.
• NO links directly to your shops /services please.
Optional- Link back to your hostesses’ blog

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherine and her hostesses’ permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, on pinterest and as features on their blogs.

Jul 28, 2015

This Vitamin C Serum is Affordable Magic...and For You A Special Offer!

Blogging has turned me into a bit of a skeptic.  I have received so many products with lofty claims, and, many times they are just that….lofty promises.  My readers do not really understand how many items I do NOT write about.
So, when I was sent this LAGUNA NATURALS VITAMIN C SERUM, I thought I might need to take it for a bit of a test drive and did…for two months.  Ladies, I am certain this is one of the best skincare products I have ever used for midlife women.  I saw immediate results and, yes, I do feel younger because of Laguna Vitamin C serum. My wrinkles and lines are far less evident and my skin has a healthy glow. 
  One of their representatives kept insisting I would not be disappointed, and he was right…this is one I will purchase again and again.  When it comes to preventing wrinkles, one doesn’t often consider Vitamin C as a potential solution to the problem. As it turns out, Vitamin C actually helps to keep the skin youthful and supple by increasing the amount of collagen produced by the skin.
I have used a competing serum in the past, which was diagnosed at my Dermatologist’s office and it did not produce results like this one.  Here are the things I like most about it:
1.    Laguna Naturals is smooth and absorbs quickly. It is clear. The competition was sticky...felt tacky.
2.    Laguna Naturals adds the not-so-secret ingredient of Rosa Canina Extract which not only provides a spa-like aroma, but also adds benefits of an anti-oxidant, anti-viral, diuretic and astringent.  The competition smells funny.
3.    Laguna Naturals Vitamin E serum comes with a pump bottle which I like a lot better than the messy eye dropper the other uses.
4.    Laguna Naturals is paraben free.
5.    Laguna Naturals is half the cost of its competitor, lasts a long time, and works much better.
I have been wearing it underneath my day cream, and, as I said, I am so pleased with the results.  I know you will be happy with it, and here is the best part.  You can order it now for 40% off retail. This is a special introductory offer just for readers of this blog. 
Currently, Laguna Naturals is sold on Amazon, ORDER HERE.  Type in the code feelin40 at the checkout for the savings. Check it out and let me know what you think!  They have a money back guarantee if you are not happy!  But, I am pretty certain you will be.

Disclaimer: I was compensated and provide product for this post.  The words are completely my own.

How to Achieve Ageless Style

Audrey Hepburn is one of only a few women known her entire life for ageless, timeless style.  I am sharing a stylist's advice on MIDLIFE BOULEVARD today.

See ways to achieve this in  

Then have a fabulous Tuesday!

Jul 26, 2015

Career Reinvention: The New Dress Code

As I announced last week, I am my new boss!  I have started a new career working as a Marketing and Public Relations Consultant, Freelance Writer, and Blogger.  The support from so many has really encouraged me...especially the support from the stylish women of ORCHARD BRANDS,  who want us to Live Beautiful at Every Age.  Orchard Brands represents 14 retail catalogs for the stylish Woman 50+.  They sent me items from Drapers & Damons, and Appleseeds!
Now, of course, I will need to step up the wardrobe from high school teacher to marketing professional.  I will be at more events, and representing clients in the community.  So, the boss is setting a new dress code...confident and professional.  Orchard Brands selected some special pieces just for the new code!  I love this CLASSIQUE BLACK DRESS and the SIENNA BACK BUTTON JACKET and know I will wear them often.  It can be styled up or down for any occasion.  The jacket also comes in navy and khaki and is perfect for warmer weather as it is very lightweight and doesn't wrinkle.  ( Please don't comment on the flip flops...it was so hot on this day, my toes needed to breathe!) I will wear this with many different professional styles of shoes. 
The MYSTIC BREEZE BLAZER IN DRIFTWOOD and SLIMTACULAR SLIM LEG PANTS are fabulous. These pants are very popular because of their fit.  They come in 11 colors!  I love the fit of both pieces and they are perfect for meeting and visiting clients.  
Of course, great accessories make a difference and this TURQUOISE STATEMENT NECKLACE is fun.  I am so glad to have them as a sponsor of my reinvented career style!  I will show you a couple of other pieces they sent later.  But, you must check out their clothes...sale prices are on. 

Thanks ORCHARD BRANDS!  The boss approves!


The winner of the beautiful Treska Jewelry set is Rocio! Enjoy!


Last, but not least, it is time for

This week Fashion Flash is hosted by the lovely Jodell of BLACK CAT PLUS FASHION FLASH LINK!
Read and enjoy all of the great blogger posts!

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for this post.  The words and opinions are my own.