Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Flattering50 Giveaway: A Covered Perfectly Top

Editor's note: This Giveaway has ended. Thanks to all of you who entered!

Flattering50 readers often tell me that "being comfortable" in their clothes is a priority now that they're 50+. I agree. I'm drawn to soft garments that fit my shape (not too boxy, not too tight), and cover my pesky areas (ie, my upper arms and thickening waistline). However, I don't want to sacrifice style for comfort. That's why I've collaborated several times with Pauline Durban, president and founder of Covered Perfectly. Pauline's tops are made with the over 50 woman's comfort and style in mind. Her collection includes a large assortment of styles, colors and prints. Now Pauline wants to give one lucky Flattering50 reader a Covered Perfectly top, valued up to $59.95, of her choice.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stylish Tops Cover Perfectly, Feel Wonderful

Last weekend, I packed up my spring/summer wardrobe to make room for my fall/winter clothes. Most likely, we'll get a few days of "Indian Summer" before Thanksgiving, but I think it's safe to say the warm, T-shirt weather is over here in the Northeast. It's time for tops with three-quarter sleeves and cozy sweaters. Coincidentally, Pauline Durban, founder and president of Covered Perfectly, wrote to say she had a couple of three-quarter sleeve tops she thought I might like. She wanted to know if I'd be willing to review them on Flattering50. I'm already a huge fan of Covered Perfectly tops, so the answer was an enthusiastic "yes!" The tops are a flattering choice for women over 50.

Pauline also wants to give a Flattering50 reader a Covered Perfectly top of her choice. So...if you like what you see and read in this post, be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win a top at Flattering50 Giveaway: A Covered Perfectly Top.

Or...if you need a new top right away, shop the Covered Perfectly collection and enter the code F50 at check for 20% off on a top.

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.