Please pour a drink, sit down, and let’s go through some of Today’s News for Women Over 50. I curate headlines from the vast news outlets that I think might be of interest to you. Make sure with the articles about health to speak with your doctor before making any health changes…always good to have their opinion! There are some interesting…and fun articles here. Then at the end, I have another slide show to highlight the style of one of our readers. Feel free to comment on any or all of these…or the style messaging below.
Let’s get started with the news…..
I know I have been offering advice on your style for 2020 (and there’s more to come, BTW) but I thought you might enjoy this article from AARP called 8 Secrets for Updating Your Personal Style. I don’t see me making a vision board, but some of you might like the idea. What do you think?
I know that for many of us those love handles on our backs are difficult to send away. So here is an article from LiveStrong called The Best Ways to Get Rid of Low Back Fat for Good.
I am going to try this one for a while and see if I notice any difference. I like the benefits mentioned here. At any rate, it is a calming exercise before bed. Read The One Hot Drink Doctor Swear By To Help You Shed Fat & Burn Calories Before Bed – It’s Not What You Think!
Here we have a crazy trend! I guess since I go to Walgreen’s over CVS, I have never noticed this. But, never-the-less, it’s a trend! Would You Wear It? CVS Scarves are officially a thing!
This isn’t funny and could have been tragic, so I am sorry I laughed when I first heard the story. I could so easily see this happening to me! We should all watch our backs! And be careful when you donate clothing. The story is Woman Rescued After Being Stuck Inside of Clothing Donation Bin for 3 days.
I noticed this article since my word for the year is TODAY. Alleviating Anxiety? Always a good thing! But I was going more for anxiety about tomorrow. Read from the Ladders: Learning to Live one day at a time eliminates anxieties about yesterday.
Now, for some style fun! If you are new to this blog, then you might want to read my post 2020 Style Goals: Know Who You Are to understand what we are doing here. I believe the best way to understand who were are with our clothing is to define our style in five adjectives. It helps with organizing your closet, selecting what to wear, knowing what to purchase, and, of course, confidence. Many readers have sent me their style adjectives so I can prepare a slideshow of clothing currently on the market for them and others like them to consider….and to be inspired for new ways to communicate their style adjectives. I am going to do more with this in 2020 than I have ever done, because I am convinced it works and helps.
Today, I am looking at Linda M. She wants to communicate that she is polished, confident, interesting, creative and aware. What a fun grouping of adjectives! So here goes for women like Linda M.
On Wednesday, in the comments of the What Should I Wear Post, Connie said this: “Nice post today, and I like seeing the scarf tied up close to the neck – which seems to further the Parisian vibe. Fun! I have an outing with two of my friends coming up the 18th of this month: about an hour and a half worth of driving north (to the next bigger city), enjoying lunch out, and then a 2 p.m. performance at the symphony hall of “An American in Paris” – the musical. Could you suggest something that would wear well in the car and yet be stylish enough for our afternoon? Also, it is likely to be cool and rainy. Oregon, after all. Thanks!!”
I am going to respond now, but please offer your suggestions as well and then there is a slide show for Connie, below this. My response is: Hi Connie, I am so jealous! Would love to see that with you! Sadly in our society today, many dress down to go to a 2:00 theater performance (even at night as well), but I think lunch with friends and the theater is a reason to bring out your casual chic finest! Look your confident best and have fun with it. I would go with either a nice, dark wash denim or a quality ponte knit pant which would wear well in the car ride. Then top it with a fun, print or stylish jacket. I have some in the slide show below which might give your ideas and inspiration. The pants (especially in the colder climates) are chic and comfortable this time of year. A stylish boot is the perfect way to top of this look. Of course, I do not know your tastes, adjectives, or body type, but I wanted to give you some ideas in order to help you pick something out. Let us know what you wear and have fun!! By the Way, I think sequined jackets look amazing with jeans! For the rain…umbrella!
By Pamela Lutrell