dating + going out

first date: over 40-something

In the post-divorce, over 40-something world, dating seems like a foreign language; something that if you haven’t practiced in a while, you find yourself rusty and making some mistakes along the way. It’s true, dating is different now and although once unconventional, meeting someone online is more than acceptable…but full of landmines.  Men tend to


stylist tips + tricks

what to wear: hot flashes

Ah, the hot flash. The sign that your period is/has come to an end…halle-fricken-lujah. (that’s how I feel anyways.) And the ‘oh my heck, what is going on with me?’ has been replaced with ‘get out of my way!’ as you jet to the nearest turbo fan. For some, you get them all day long and


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



wedding wear: a dress with sleeves

If you’re looking for a dress to wear to a wedding and cringe at the thought of baring your arms, you’re not alone.  In a sea of sleeveless-dress options, the perfect dress can be hard to find. Here’s a chiffon sleeve dress that is perfect for the warmer weather yet camouflages your arms nicely.  The


inner + outer beauty, weekend + lounging

what to wear: boomer weekend

If you’re in your 50’s, I’m sure you’ve heard of the term Boomer. Not that we like to put a label on any person or generation, but the Boomer generation has largely redefined what it means to age well.  A while back 40 was the new 30, and now 50 is the new 40.  And


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


ageless style, hourglass, rectangle, special events + holidays

reader question: looking fab at 50

Reader Question of the Week Help! I am turning 50 on Saturday. I am still in very good shape. I want to look fabulous but I don’t want to dress like my 23 year old daughter. My body shape has changed from a hour glass shape to a rectangle shape. Help me in this transition.