Today’s Lifestyle, Beauty, Health, and Fashion News for Women Over 50

News curated for Women over 50 on Over 50 Feeling 40

Happy Thursday, ladies!  Welcome to Today’s Lifestyle, Beauty, Health, and Fashion News for Women Over 50.  If you are new to the blog…first off, WELCOME!  Then, allow me to explain.  For these posts, I search around the media world and put together news articles I believe may be of interest to this audience.  We all need to stay informed and I am mainly sticking to areas of lifestyle…beauty…health…fashion…home...and not politics.  I just do not want to introduce anything that might divide us and not unite us.

So, let’s get started…and remember…you may comment on all or one of the articles…and I hope you will find something here that is helpful or interesting to you!


Today's News for Women over 50

We all need to understand what our skincare issues are.  This article from Real Simple Magazines covers just about all of us.  Read THIS IS WHAT SKIN CONCERNS LOOK LIKE AT EVERY AGE (20s,30s,40s,50s and beyond).


How to buy a bra on Over 50 Feeling 40

According to the new newsletter from AARP called The Ethel, our bras actually choose us. OK…I am game to learn this side.  Read HOW THE BRA CHOOSES THE WOMAN AS YOU AGE.


Plus Size Fashion On Over 50 Feeling 40

So many of you mentions the Plus- Size Fashions in the blog comments HERE, that I thought you might enjoy meeting a new editor for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, read ABISOLA OMOLE MAKES PLUS -SIZE FASHION WORK FOR HER – IN SPITE OF INDUSTRY FAILINGS.



Pandemic Wear on Over 50 Feeling 40

Clothing had already gone super casual before the pandemic, but 2020 may not help that situation at all.  I hate to see everyone living in athleisurewear, but look at what The Today Show is reporting….Athleisure and quarantine fashion on the rise during the pandemic!



Magnolia Fall Forecast On Over 50 Feeling 40

From comments on my kitchen makeover, I know many of you are fans of Joanna and Chip Gaines.  I thought you might enjoy reading OUR 2020 FALL COLLECTION SNEEK PEAK!


News on Gardening on over 50 Feeling 40

What has grown in 2020?  Why, our interests in gardening, of course!  I have wanted to plant one of these trees, so this article caught my attention from Southern Living.  Read: The Sweetest Plant in the World. 


Top news for Women Over 50 on Over 50 Feeling 40

I know so many people either selling, downsizing, relocating to a new place or re-modeling and standing firm that I wondered if this article would be of interest to some of you.  So, for reading pleasure here is WILL BOOMERS CAUSE THE NEXT HOUSING 


Gluten Free Baking on Over 50 Feeling 40

One of my friends said that she is baking like crazy since staying home more this year.  Well, my oven is down and will be replaced in the next few weeks so I am safe from this temptation; however I thought the rest of you might enjoy this article from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Read 22+ Gluten Free Recipes…then go cook!

Well, that is the news for today, ladies!  I hope you enjoyed these articles…please comment on any or all.  Today, I am sharing links you can use for home improvement…these help to support this blog!  Thank you!

The Home Depot


Pottery Barn

Williams & Sonoma

Bed, Bath & Beyond







Taking Juice Plus+ for seven years on Over 50 Feeling 40

There are several ways that I generate income through this blog in order to cover business expenses and give myself much needed income.  Purchases through the slideshow links is one way, ads on the page is one way and a new way is through ordering or re-ordering Juice Plus+ whole food capsules.  Please read my story and information HERE.




Pamela Lutrell and Goli

Another way is through ordering or re-ordering the GOLI Apple Cider Vinegar gummies through me with my GOLI LINK HERE.  Again, if you are not familiar with the benefits of apple cider vinegar, you should speak with your personal physician.  My husband and I are sold on the benefits and I am proud to represent this product.  I am going to leave this at the bottom of my posts so that when you, friends or family would like to order you can use my link.  Thanks for the support.  This is a great product; as well as, the ones below!




Chamonix on Over 50 Feeling 40

All natural, plant-cell technology skincare




  1. Interesting concept discussed in the housing article. Where I live, houses are on the market for mere days and snapped up quickly….and from what I’ve been seeing in my own neighborhood, by much younger people. Probably depends on the area, but I just don’t see a collapse coming any time soon. My neighbors (young couple) put their house on the market and it sold in one day (purchased by a couple in their late 20’s). I’m getting mine ready because I’m one of those described who has had my fill of cutting grass, pulling weeds and doing repairs. I don’t feel anywhere near ready for a senior community or assisted living, but just want to have more time to travel and do the things I really enjoy. Cute story about the bra shopping! I think it’s true that they choose us. Each time I’ve been measured and brought samples to try, they have never fit, not once. I found a brand that is perfect and stocked up, but like so many other things, these need to be tried on. Even the same size in a different style can fit incorrectly. It’s interesting.

    1. I agree, Karen! In Texas, houses are going so quickly! Maybe we will hear different from other readers.

  2. Love your blog. One suggestion though — could you please make it so when we click one of your links, that a new page opens, rather than overlaying your original blog post page? That would make it so much simpler to continue reading your blog, open the relevant links and stack them for reading/viewing after I’ve finished reading your daily blog. Thanks!

      1. We downsized to a large (130+ units) condo community six years ago and never looked back. To travel, we just shut the door. We don’t worry about grass, snow, gutters, or outside window washing. We never have to clean our pool. We have woods behind us where we see deer, foxes, coyotes and more, while actually living in a convenient, densely populated suburb. Neighbors check on each other regularly, and make birthday cakes, send get well cards, etc. We did investigate by looking over financial statements carefully, visiting at all hours to check regarding possible noise, and there have been no surprises except good ones. We did look at a lot of options (free standing villa, planned community, downtown loft, cluster community), and what we thought we wanted initially was not what we ended up buying. Financially, it was game changing.

  3. The Chicago housing market is hot too! I agree with Karen, getting my house in order. I’m done with grass cutting, weeding, repairs, flooded basements, etc. I’m looking at condos and townhouses.

  4. Always great readings, Pam! Two years ago we sold everything & moved cross country. We had lived in a 55+ community once before and I didn’t want to do that again so we looked for an active, condo community. Yes, there’s lots of retirees here but also a fair amount of younger couples and a few children. My big home fulfilled a dream of a large yard with a bedroom for all but I realize now why my parents chose a smaller more manageable home.

  5. Yes, we sold our ten acre ranch with 4,000′ cedar home just a couple months ago, 40k above our asking price with five different bidders over a weekend – astonishing to us considering we were mid-pandemic and live quite rural. That enabled us to move back into town (still very rural) to our cottage and undertake some remodeling. This puts us close to medical services my husband needs, and alleviates the extra work it took to care for the big property, animals and giant house. It also makes caring for my parents much easier as they live just two miles from my home now. Some day I will move up north near my sons and enjoy a townhouse or condo, but for now this is what works best for our situation.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Connie. I know you have been through a lot lately. You are an inspiration of strength.

  6. The article on bra shopping gave me a chuckle. It seems like I find a style I like , & it disappears. I have to say that more stores are carrying nicer plus size items than they did twenty years ago. My late mother wore plus size tops. I was always frustrated when shopping for her, & all I could find were oversized t-shirts. Now stores like Talbots have extensive plus size collections. The housing market here in central Indiana is definitely a seller’s market. Our daughter & son-in-law lost out on several properties because there was a bidding war. After they finally found one, they put their home on the market & had a full price offer in less than 24 hours.

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