Style & Beauty

Ginger Burr

10 Reasons You Have Too Many Clothes

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Guest post from Ginger Burr, President of Total Image Consultants. Women never come to me and say I want lots of clothes. Nope…never. In fact, more often than not they tell me that they want to simplify. My interpretation of this is that they want fewer clothes that they wear more often. And while some more »

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Dress to Look Slimmer, part 2

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Three weeks ago we started the discussion of how to avoid wearing clothes that add width and make you look heavier than you are. You can review those first five tips here. Now that you’ve had a chance to experiment with those ideas, let’s continue on with the next five: 6. Pockets can ruin a good more »

Ginger Burr

Dress to Look Slimmer

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What is the No. 1 fashion rule that women embrace when they want to look slimmer? All together now: Wear black! This is a fashion mantra for many, and it results in closets that are seas of darkness. On the other hand, what is the top style women avoid if they don’t want to appear more »

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It fits, but is does it fit ME?

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Epiphany in the closet! Some people get their best ideas in the shower, some taking a run or a walk. For me, it’s the closet.  Here’s my latest: I was looking at a beautiful sweater that I own(ed). I have worn it a few times and it’s a great color for me. I even get more »

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The Mirror Does Lie!

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You’ve suspected it for years: You look in the mirror and say, “No way I can look that ____ (fill in the blank: pale, tired, old)”. I am here to tell you that you are right!  A mirror has three strikes against it in distorting your image. It flattens your image which distorts how you more »

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Protective skin care for women over 50

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Skin care is cumulative. You must be consistent and dedicated to your program in order to achieve your desired results. Invest and dedicate yourself to an effective skin care regimen that will work with your budget and provide you with three fundamental elements: protection, prevention, and correction.

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How Not to Look Old: Find the Right Pair of Jeans

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“Nothing ages you like elastic waistbands, mommy jeans, high-rise jeans, faded jeans, baggy jeans, embellished jeans, flashing your thong and butt cleavage, exposing your love handles, jeans that are too tight, or your daughter’s jeans.”

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10 Tips for Looking Great in Photos

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A while back, I attended a workshop called “Ten Ways to Look Good in Photos: How to put your best face forward and pose like a model,” presented by Jean LeFebvre of Panache Color and Image Consulting. I don’t know about you, but I rarely think I look good in pictures. The few simple things more »

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How Not to Look Old: Show Some Leg!

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If you’re a woman over 50, don’t forget about your legs! What you put on them (or don’t) can play an integral part in how stylish you look at any age.

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Invisalign Braces Over 50

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When you are over 50, correcting your teeth may seem like something that you missed out on when you were younger. I, however, learned that Invisalign braces are a great solution for mature men & women. Read my story.

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7 Biggest Beauty Blunders by Post-50 Women

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Even smart, stylish women over 50 can make common beauty mistakes. Here are the most common blunders, and the simple tips to help you correct them.

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5 Great At-Home Hair Masks

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For an inexpensive, easy way to revitalize your hair and scalp, look no further than your kitchen! Items such as eggs & avocados can restore strength & shine.

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To Gray or Not to Gray?

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Deciding how to handle gray hair can be a frustrating, and even scary, dilemma. Here, Barbara Grufferman wittily discusses hair color and the 3 main options that modern graying women have.

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16 Fashion Do’s

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Update up your over-50 style with these fashion “do’s” from Dr. Joyce Knudsen! Vary textures, mix rugged with romantic, and more!

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How to Save Your Makeup From the Summer Heat

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Summer is near, and the heat is rising. Here are some tips to help your makeup stay put during the hot months ahead!

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Fresh Produce Clothes Review

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I was contacted by a representative of Fresh Produce Clothing recently, asking if I would be interested in reviewing their clothing. When I looked at their website and saw the comfortable clothes they had in such a beautiful array of colors, I immediately said “yes!” Another plus is that Fresh Produce is co-founded and still run more »

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Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Style

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Mother of the bride or groom fashion needs to be stylish and elegant, because all eyes will be on you, too! Keep your outfit classic and chic, this UK designer says.

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Hair Over 50: Age is a Number, NOT a Hairstyle

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Take years off your look by using hair color and getting a sharp hairstyle that flatters your face shape. Don’t be afraid to try a change. Sometimes a slight variation in a style or how you care for your style is all you need!

Women over 50

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Now more than ever for women over 50 there is so much to do. We have a higher rate of activity than anytime prior. We have more options to wear our hair and be fashionable. Short hair styles for women over 50 are simply splendid. The time when short hair styles for women over 50 were taboo are long gone.

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How Not to Look Old: Step Into Sexy Heels!

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Great news- you can (and should) wear sexy heels! In the past few years, comfy shoes have gotten sexier, and sexy shoes have gotten comfier. Hallelujah!

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Transform Grandma’s Jewelry into Pieces You’ll Love

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Dear Gila Leah, My grandmother passed away (quite some time ago) – and I inherited some of her fine jewelry. I’d love to be able to say that I enjoy wearing her jewelry and that I fondly remember Grandma when I do so; but the truth is, I don’t. Meaning, I don’t wear the jewelry. more »

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“Skin Rules” for Women, with Dr. Debra Jaliman

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Read about my interview with a NYC dermatologist, as we discuss important “skin rules” for women over 50. Learn about some new advances in the field, as well!

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Three Innovative Dermatology Advances

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You know the basics of taking care of your skin, but you may not be aware of advances in dermatology that can improve your look, protect your skin and boost your confidence.

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Hairstyles for Women Over 50

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One of the greatest challenges women over 50 face is their hair. We don’t know what length to wear, it’s turning gray and the texture is changing – it just becomes a real challenge! How can we still look youthful when we’re over 50? Donna O’Klock, hairstylist at Bella Salon in Austin, Texas, shared her more »

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Naked! Caught without my makeup

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This week, I recorded a series of videos about skin care and makeup with my good friend Leslie Roan. Because we were going to start at the very beginning, I had to arrive with NO MAKEUP! Yikes! I had to stop by my daughter’s house on the way, and tried not to look her husband. more »