ageless style, inner + outer beauty

aging well: time for a makeunder

Sometimes it’s the makeunders, not the makeovers, that make the biggest impact on making us look great. I remember quite clearly going to the Merle Norman studio to get a makeover at the age of 16. It had a dramatic effect on how I viewed makeup back then: that I could transform my lips from small

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ageless style

what to wear: silver hair goddess

Whether you’re a silver sister or you’re thinking about joining us, this outfit is to inspire you. Whatever your age, when you decide to quit coloring your hair and show your ‘gray’ locks, you will find that: a) your coloring changes and some colors don’t look as great on you anymore, and b) that people start seeing

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ageless style, style archetypes

what to wear: best choices for women of a certain age

A Reader Asks How do I choose classic-styled clothes suitable for a woman of a certain age and not give the wrong appearance? I would like to look fresh in style but not flaunting it like a 20 year old. And be affordable too. Most of what I see in stores screams too young or

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ageless style

what to wear: age transitions

No matter where I find myself, I am always presented with the same concerns by women of all ages: “I want to dress my age but not look…” (choose one: a. matronly; b. too old; c. too young.) Most often, and this is because most of my clients are in their “middle years,” I hear

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ageless style, wardrobe planning

what to wear: fab 50 and no longer working

Reader Question I have recently decided to quit working as a beauty industry executive.  However, I still want to look put together and not break the bank in doing so. I’m in my early fifties, size 2 and work out every day. When my husband and I are not traveling, I take classes, see friends

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ageless style, shopping rx

big girl jewelry

Buying a substantial piece of jewelry is a scary proposition for many women, often dredging up negative self-talk: I shouldn’t spend the money on myself, I don’t really need it, I don’t deserve it. If you’re over 35 and haven’t dropped a few dollars on a classic strand of pearls, beautiful ring, fabulous gold necklace

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ageless style, special events + holidays

what to wear: 50th wedding anniversary

Picking up where we left on Wednesday, the Forever 39 theme continues. If you’re lucky enough to celebrate 50 years of marriage, then you deserve two outfits because you’ll probably have more than one event to attend. So, here are two outfits that use the same gold sequin cardigan — it is your golden anniversary

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