Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fashion Over 50 Takes A Hit: Coldwater Creek to Close



I suspect most everyone has heard that Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 protection. I was running around the city all day on Friday and kept getting texts about it from friends--even my husband wrote me! They knew I'm a Creek shopper and wanted to make sure I knew about the company's "going out of business" sale. Right now, Coldwater Creek is offering 40% off its entire site, including its 2014 spring-summer collection. For example, the Coldwater Creek Classic Shaping Bootcut White Jeans (above), originally $79.99, are now $24.99. It’s a great time to replenish your wardrobe. I also like to think by shopping at the Creek, you're showing support for a clothing company that has offered stylish, flattering clothes for women over 50 for many years.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Coats Over 50: Now That's a Print!

Banana Republic Gingham Trench - Preppy navy

Editor's Note: Before I start this post, I just want to congratulate Deborah S. Deborah's name was randomly selected as the winner of the recent Flattering50 Sweater Giveaway. She has won a cardigan by designer Ronen Chen. Meanwhile, there is still time to enter the Flattering50 Topaz Necklace Giveaway. For details, click HERE.

In my last post, I modeled my bright-colored spring coats and shared some online shopping sources. This spring, I'm also mad about rain coats with prints. Talk about energizing! A printed spring coat is a great way to shake off old man winter once and for all. Also, prints hide all those little lumps and bumps, making them a flattering choice for women over 50. If a printed spring coat appeals to you, I don't think you'll have any trouble finding one--they're everywhere! There are raincoats with geometric prints like the Banana Republic Gingham Trench - Preppy navy (above) as well as fun, floral print and animal print coats. This post features one or two of each.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Upbeat Outwear for April Showers or...Sunshine

Bright color rain coats for women over 50


My waking thought this morning was: "If I have to wear my black puffy down winter coat to the city today, I think I'll scream." I'm happy to report it was a beautiful day, warm enough to wear a spring coat (above). No other garment in my closet says "spring has arrived!" quite like my colorful rain-or-shine spring coats. Whether I'm visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as I did today, or running errands around town, I feel energized and happy in a bright-colored spring coat. It's an upbeat look that's always flattering for women over 50.