Monday, November 25, 2013

Style Over 50: Fashions That Feel Good and Do Good

Years ago, a girlfriend gave me a Christmas card that announced she'd donated a goat to a community in my name. It warmed my heart to know the gift I received had helped others. Recently, the folks at Market Place, an organization dedicated to providing economic opportunities to low-income women in India, contacted me to see if I'd like to review one of their garments. "Absolutely," I said. With the holiday season--a time for counting one's blessing and helping those less fortunate--upon us, I welcomed the chance to learn more about a fair-trade, non-profit organization that creates flattering fashions for women over 50 and helps ours.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dressing for the Holidays: Skirt Solutions for Women Over 50

Lace Blouse and Skirt for Women Over 50

The holiday season kicks off with Thanksgiving in less than a week. As usual, I’m looking forward to all the festivities, especially the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. There is, of course, the question of what to wear. Being a practical gal, I have no shortage of work clothes in my closet, but relatively few party clothes. So…at this time of year, with multiple holiday get-togethers on the horizon, I’m looking for ways I can “fudge” festive looks with the tops and skirts in my closet. For those women over 50 who are shopping for a holiday skirt, scroll down. I've included a few links to fun, holiday skirts for women over 50.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Still Learning: What's Up with the Mustaches?

Whenever I write a "Still Learning" post, I wonder if my readers, much like the people in the recent Geico ad campaign, are thinking: "Everyone knows that!" Still, I push on, hoping the information presented might be new or helpful to someone or that someone will leave a comment with additional information to edify me. The topic for this "Still Learning" is Movember. You may wonder why I've chosen a topic that is really about men for a Flattering50 post. Well, as I recently learned, Movember is a campaign for a good cause. And I believe doing something good for others is always flattering.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Style Over 50: 'Tis the Season for Warming Silk

cowl hood for women over 40

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post. The folks at WinterSilks recently asked me to choose a few pieces from their collection to review for Flattering50 readers. As the name suggests, WinterSilks features an extensive collection of natural silk dresses, silk cotton tops, silk wool sweaters, sleepwear and accessories designed especially to keep women warm in cooler weather.

With the holidays just around the corner, two things are on my mind: 1) gift shopping for family and friends and 2) what I will wear for all the holiday festivities. I was thrilled to see that WinterSilks had both needs covered. According to website, the company's founder got the idea for WinterSilks after discovering the warmth and comfort of silk long johns. Over the past 30 years, the mail order and online boutique has grown to include apparel and accessories in a wide range of silks and other fabrics that offer comfort, natural warmth and easy styling--just what this woman over 50 is looking for! With so many great-looking fashions for women over 40, I had a hard time choosing what to review. I chose a Silk Cotton Cowl Hood, Silk Wool Glovelette, and Wrinkle-Resistant Solid Blouse. For additional information about these products, click on the photos.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Footwear Over 50: Booties Made for Walking

Note to my tall boots: I still love you and expect to wear you as soon as the temps drop. However, until conditions turn frosty, I’m all about my booties. Of course, booties aren’t new to footwear fashion. I’ve got a pair of Nine West booties, circa 1990s, that I’ve been wearing every winter all these years. However, this fall the trendy ankle boot has taken on mammoth popularity. With many, many styles to choose from, there appears to be a bootie for just about every babe, including us over 50 babes.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tops Over 40: New Styles, Colors, and Plus Sizes

Houndstooth top for women over 40

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post written by Pauline Durban, president and founder of Covered Perfectly, a line of stylish, comfortable, well-priced tops for women over 40. Pauline, age 57, shared her story with Flattering50 readers a few months ago. Now, she’s writing to tell us about the new colors, styles and sizes recently added to her clothing line. Be sure to view the entire post to learn about Pauline's special offer for Flattering50 readers. To learn more about the tops shown, click on the photos. 

At this stage of their lives, women over 40 know what they want and they want to look great. However, the fashion industry continues to provide very few options for them, despite the fact they make up a huge percentage of the market's buyers. What is the industry thinking? I launched Covered Perfectly on May 5, 2013 to give women, just like me, what they want and deserve: Stylish tops that cover all the parts they don’t want to reveal. The response to my tops has been amazing and has inspired me to add new styles, colors and sizes to my collection.