Saturday, October 25, 2014

Giveaway Winner Models Her New Necklace

I'd like to introduce Flattering50 readers to Robin. Robin is the winner of the most recent Flattering50 giveaway and is wearing the pretty necklace she chose from the Boyer New York collection. "I'm thrilled with it!" Robin wrote in a recent email. "It goes with everything--a little black dress and a tee shirt."

Robin said she enjoyed working with Lisa Harris, designer and creative spirit at Boyer New York. "I had a hard time choosing a necklace and wrote Lisa several times," she explained. "I finally narrowed it down to five pieces and Lisa answered my questions about those."

In the end, Robin picked the Silver Tube and Jumbo Pearl Necklace, a piece with her birthstone. The necklace features a single large 30mm pearl. "I love it," she wrote. "It's my new favorite necklace. Lisa's collection is beautiful and the craftsmanship is stunning." Robin said she plans to "debut" her new beautiful necklace at an upcoming wedding. "I am excited!" And I'm excited for Robin. Her new necklace looks lovely on her!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Power of Pink

It's easy to tell when it's October, but not because of the orange, yellow and red autumn leaves. Instead, you know it's no longer September when pink accents on garments and other products start popping up everywhere. Pink is the color associated with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the month-long campaign to raise awareness about and funds for breast cancer research and education. Right now, pink is everywhere--on the web, on the street and even in the air. I just got back from visiting friends in North Carolina and the airline I flew on was offering pink lemonade and pink martinis to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Although October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) since 1985, it wasn't until 1993 that the pink ribbon was made the NBCAM's symbol by Evelyn Lauder of Estée Lauder Companies. Since then, cosmetic, fashion, sportswear brands and many, many others have added their support to the cause. Some companies create products with pink accents to raise money and awareness, while others contribute a percentage of sales during the month of October. Look at any of your favorite shopping destinations and there's a good chance you'll find something specially designed or a special offer to raise funds for NBCAM. Take, for instance, the cosmetics set (above) or the pink ribbon pin (below) from Estée Lauder.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Style Over 50: The Statement Jacket

First, there were the statement necklaces with attention-grabbing designs that added pizzazz to any outfit, even a basic T-shirt and jeans. Then, a couple of years ago, statement skirts made with luxurious and/or textured fabrics, such as leather, lace and tulle, hit the fashion scene. With the arrival of slightly cooler weather in New York, I'm seeing more and more women--including women over 50--making a statement with a new garment: the short, lightweight jackets. Like the statement necklaces and skirts, the statement jacket is a great way to energize your look. Scroll down to see how these women are styling their statement jackets as well as some shopping resources.