“One of the big changes of my life of late is that I am so much more profoundly appreciative of this world. The joy that comes from a gorgeous moment – and having the brains to know that it is time to stop and admire. Certain kinds of beauty, whether riding in on a child’s smile or a shaft of moonlight on a pond wait for no woman. How many of those simple, banal moments did I take for granted when I was young? I always figured there were plenty more to come.”

-WHY I LIKE GETTING OLDER? By Dominique Browning, April 2012 Harper’s Bazaar

Have you seen the new Harpers Bazaar? If not, go buy one today! I  think you will enjoy the April fare!  First of all, the magazine looks fabulous…they have made some design changes, which completely work. But, more importantly, there are many articles for women ages 40+. I loved this issue and how many features I felt were written with us in mind. The quote above is from one article written by Dominique Browning, author and blogger.

Others included:

1. Secrets of Ageless Women – featuring advice from women such as Donna Karan, Iris Aprel, and Iman

2. Anti-Age Your Body : A feature about what actually causes aging and ways to delay the process. My favorite quote came from Physician Hilary Tindle, researcher at the Pittsburg Mind-Body Center, “We’ve seen that increased optimism and forgiveness can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce depression which helps tamp down overall inflammation.

3. Ageless Beauty: feature introducing a new documentary about legendary models. China Machado, 82, says she was born a model! Christie Brinkley, 58, said, “I’ve had a long career even though for the last 25 years the press has referred to me as the former supermodel. It’s like JEEZ, give a girl a break. They called me that when I was making a very nice living as a model, even before I branched out. A few things have changed in modeling. For one, we can become brands now. Before, you were just a girl, or a clothes hangar, but now you have a name. You are a real person which is nice.”

I am still a little intimidated by Christie Brinkley, because she is  my age…but she also inspires me!

Cardigan and blouse: Chicos
Pants: Jennifer Lopez Straight Leg Pants at Kohls

Necklace is from Target, a few years back
Bracelets: Various places

Finally, you’ll find at the back their FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE segment and for those of us in our 50s, it is all about wearing coral! “Color your look with a cache of coral pieces!” So for today, I did just that.

Life Stride Sandals from Ross

 I was pleasantly surprised at the fit of these pants at KOHLS from Jennifer Lopez Straight Leg Pants. They look and feel great and with coupons….very reasonable!

Go buy your magazine and have a great Tuesday evening. Remember, FASHION STAR ON NBC is on tonight at 9PM!
It is interesting to see what the buyers purchase for actual sales in the actual stores!

Macy’s window at the Shops of La Cantera in San Antonio!


Bessie at Bravoe Runway

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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