Welcome to our Cultivating Everyday Elegance series where we are currently receiving inspiration from other fabulous women.
When I first visited Eugenia Hargrove’s blog, The Age of Grace, I know my first thought was…”Well, hello elegance!” She is incredibly chic! We share a love of fashion, our faith, and our desire to inspire others. Allow me to introduce you to the always chic Eugenia! (I love her answers!)
GORGEOUS INSIDE AND OUT!
1. Tell us about you
“I live in Central Pennsylvania as an empty nester with my husband of nearly thirty-six years of marriage. We have two beautiful adult children but no marriages or grandchildren children yet. I still work full-time in the pharmaceutical industry for the past twenty-three years. I’m looking to retire soon since I turn 65 September 16. My goal is to spend more time with my aging parents who aren’t in excellent health, traveling, and gardening more.”
2. How did your blog come about, and how did you select the name?
“As an African American working in the healthcare industry, I learned about the staggering health statistics for Black women, and that motivated me to start my blog in 2013. The focus is not just fashion but health care awareness for all women. And to redefine how society defines midlife. I believe all women can age gracefully in how they look, live, and thrive with self-confidence.
The name of the blog comes from my strong faith as a believer in Jesus Christ. The Age of Grace is the time now when God freely offers his grace and mercy to love that know and follow Him.”
3. What challenges have you faced as a blogger right now, and how are you evolving your blog?
“My blog challenge is the balance of working, spending time researching content, but also supporting and learning about like-minded bloggers. For me, when I started blogging, I knew working full-time, I committed to posting once a week. I’m happy to say; I consistently delivered on that commitment with over 400 posts.
Also, to collaborate with more brands. Although, I’ve had some favorable moments when I appeared in the September 2019 InStyle magazine. And when I won the Sisters from AARP essay contest about my friendship with my bestie.
Ultimately, exposure is the best way to evolve one’s blog with blogger collaborations and connecting with more midlifers, that is one of my goals to help grow my blog. So thank you, Pam, for this Friday feature.”
“I’m not jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl. I prefer my feminine side wearing dresses and skirts. For me, I always found it challenging to wear pants because they usually don’t fit my pear-shaped silhouette. I believe most clothing manufacturers make clothes for tall ladies with no curves.
My style inspiration, my Nana, dressed to the nines every day no matter the occasion. And I know my love of the black and white movies from the Golden Years of Hollywood featuring class, style, and elegant clothing inspires me as well.”
5. How do you define elegance?
“I say elegance is not just the clothes you wear with how you present yourself but, more importantly, having standards and integrity, a level of excellence in all that you do.”
6. Do you believe elegance can be taught?
“Yes, it can. As a teen growing in Philadelphia, my mother sent her impressionable adolescent to the local department store, Gimbels, for Charm School classes.”
7. What advice do you have for older women who desire to be more elegant later in life?
“My advice to women is always to be your best self by knowing what’s important to you. You can have style and standards. And, it’s essential to find some form of exercise for the mind and body, self-care is the ultimate elegance.”
8. What is your biggest dream right now?
“A loving kinder world.”
Amen to the last answer! And, I love that her mother sent her to charm school at Gimbels!
LABOR DAY SALES!
Mr. B says if everything gets better that we are headed to a resort beach vacation early in January! So I have purchased a few pieces in the sales for this trip.
The prices are pretty sweet right now! I have also picked up about four things that I can easily wear through fall…the colors are perfect! Enjoy shopping with the links below!
HAPPY FRIDAY! KEEP SMILING! BE YOUR ELEGANT BEST!
JUST A NOTE:
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.
ADD SOME APPLE CIDER!
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!
MY COMPLEXION LOVES CHAMONIX…KEEPING ME YOUTHFUL!
By Pamela Lutrell