Monday, March 2, 2015

Flattering50 Giveaway: $50 Visa Gift Card and More

If you're a Downton Abbey fan, you may be a little sad today. After all, the final episode of Season 5 aired last night and the next season won't begin until January 2016. Sigh. But I've got news that might brighten your spirits whether or not you're a Downton fan. On Friday, March 6th, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton (from Downton) will star along side Judi Densch, Billy Nighy, Richard Gere and others in the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

To celebrate the release of this new movie, the folks promoting the film would like to give one Flattering50 reader:
  • $50 Visa gift card to inspire your next adventure
  •  Hotel Key Chain
  •  Copy of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Spring Handbag: Chasing the Winter Blues Away

spring handbag for women over 50

It's snowing--again! Oh, well, at least yesterday was sunny and bright. I asked my husband to snap the photo above to show my latest fashion pick for chasing the winter blues away: a spring handbag. After weeks of frigid temps and every-other-day snowfalls, I decided to bag my winter black handbags and start using a honey-colored spring handbag. And strange though it may sound, it's definitely picked up my spirits. It's a little like seeing those cheery crocuses popping out, which sometimes happens around this time of year--but not this year! So in lieu of crocuses, I recommend (if you haven't already) pulling out a spring-y something, like a handbag or shoes. Stay warm!

I thought you might enjoy this snow creature (a caterpillar, perhaps?) with its stylish red bandana and gloves...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 Swimsuit: 14 Trends and Where to Shop Online

Robyn Lawley Ultra Indie Dragonfruit Scoop Back One Piece

It's that time again--swimsuit season! Huh? Here in the Northeast, we've been experiencing record snow fall and single digit temperatures. That hasn't stopped the brick and mortar shops in my area, however, from wheeling out their 2015 swimsuit lines. Recently, I took at peek a the trends. I'm happy to report there are a number of new swimsuit designs that are fun and flattering for women over 50. A few of the new designs, like the monokini and high-waist bottoms, might be best left to the under 50 set. But then, two of my "just 50" girlfriends still wear bikinis, so who knows?

To avoid confusion, I've left out the words "for women over 50" in the post's title. In the past, some visitors have been very disappointed when they haven't found women over 50 modeling the swimsuits. I understand completely, but the truth is: Most women I know, regardless of their age, would never pose in a swimsuit for the Internet. Instead, I'm illustrating the trends with photos of young models provided by the swimwear companies. I've assembled a group of swimsuits for women of different body shapes, including different bust sizes. Here goes...