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

Published on September 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“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.”

How Not to Look Old: Show Some Leg!

Published on August 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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.

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders by Post-50 Women

Published on July 5, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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.

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

Published on May 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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!

How Not to Look Old: Step Into Sexy Heels!

Published on April 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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!

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

Published on April 9, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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!

Spring 2012 Fashion Colors: Lively & Upbeat

Published on January 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The Spring 2012 palette is brilliantly diverse, including vivid and playful tones, those more soft and breezy, and contemporary takes on classics.

How to Select the Right Jewelry

Published on September 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

By considering her scale, shape, coloring, and personality when selecting the jewelry she wears, a woman will look particularly well put together, even causing people to ask if she got a haircut or changed her makeup!

Celebrity Diets: Fads or Foolproof Weight Loss?

Published on September 23, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Sure, the Jennifer Lopezes of the world have entire teams of makeup artists, fashion designers, trainers and personal chefs working together to make every snapshot look beautiful, but Hollywood stars are also turning to natural health for their fresh, beautiful looks.

Your Style Questions Answered by Liana Chaouli, Image Therapist

Published on September 11, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Liana Chaouli, international image therapist, has taught personal style and image to leading CEO’s, political figures, and celebrities throughout the world. Here, she shares some excellent tips on how to discover and thrive in your own personal style, so that you can look and feel your best every day.

Fall 2011 Fashion Colors: Painterly & Romantic

Published on September 2, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When you shop around this fall, you’ll notice major color trends. Why does this happen, and what can we expect this year?

Your Jewelry: Flirty, Fashionable, AND Age-Appropriate?

Published on August 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, I’m over 50 and feeling flirtier than ever! However, I’m really uncomfortable with the label of “cougar”.  I’ve more than earned my life experience – and don’t want to cheapen it. How do I look classy, not trashy? Is there jewelry that is more appropriate for my age and yet fashionable? Sincerely, more »

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part 1

Published on August 16, 2011 By Susan Tolles

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.  Well, unless it’s 103 degrees outside.  My fellow Texans know what I’m talking about! Summer is high season for dermatologists.  We are really, really busy this time of year.  My patients frequently ask me why that is.  Well, there are many reasons.  Yes, we see a lot of more »

Your Jewelry Wardrobe!

Published on July 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Take a look at your Jewelry stash, or what I like to call your jewelry wardrobe. Chances are that you don’t wear half of what you have. Either it’s worn, out of style, hopelessly tangled with another piece or broken. Some jewelry wardrobe maintenance may be in order here. Women should review their jewelry wardrobe more »

How not to look old–learn to love shapewear!

Published on February 9, 2011 By Susan Tolles

There are no panty lines on the red carpet.  There are also no saggy boobs, flabby rears, jiggly tummies, or back fat.  You may ask yourself how all these people can possibly defy the laws of nature.  Well, they don’t… they’re just wearing shapewear.  In Charla Krupp’s chapter entitled “Learn to Love Shapewear,” she praises more »

How Not to Look Old: The “Three Bling” Rule

Published on January 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Let’s face it: women over 50 all get a little anxious when it’s time to gussy up. But looking glamorous doesn’t need to be intimidating, explains Charla Krupp in her chapter, “The Three-Bling Rule When Dressing for Evening.”  If the first thing you feel when you see the words black tie affair is fear, then more »

How not to look old: Shorten your skirts!

Published on November 1, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Continuing our trip through How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp, we now focus on our hemlines as we strive for that perfect style over 50.  The trick to looking classy instead of frumpy is to shorten our skirts! In her book packed full of tips to help make us look and feel like more »

How not to look old: Wear your own nails

Published on August 31, 2010 By Susan Tolles

When most women over 50 look at their hands, they see their grandmothers staring back at them—Yikes! Whose hands are those??  As we get older, our skin becomes thinner and the veins pop out, and our nails get brittle and soft, and no matter how good our faces look, our hands often give away our more »

How not to look old: Go for a brilliant smile

Published on July 22, 2010 By Susan Tolles

In the next chapter of How Not to Look Old, Charla Krupp provides tips on looking 10 years younger by getting a big, bright, sexy smile. When it comes to teeth, Charla says nothing ages you like “yellow teeth, gray teeth, stained or splotchy teeth, small teeth, receding gums, teeth that are too straight across, more »

How Not to Look Old: Wear Pink Lipstick

Published on June 11, 2010 By Susan Tolles

I am continuing my review of Charla Krupp’s book How Not to Look Old, an excellent guide to quick and easy steps to take years off our lives without the help of major surgery. One tip that everyone can embrace is to “put on pink lipstick.” Charla says nothing ages you like “dark lipstick, lipstick more »

How not to look old: Manage your wrinkles

Published on April 19, 2010 By Susan Tolles

This is the chapter I’ve been so anxious to get to, hoping that I will find a miracle for combating wrinkles without expensive treatments. But much to my dismay, there are no easy fixes, no magic serum for erasing lines around my eyes.  Because I’m not a high-maintenance gal, and I don’t want to spend more »

How not to look old: Unmask your foundation

Published on March 28, 2010 By Susan Tolles

When I think back on all the makeup I’ve tried over the years, it makes me thankful to be living in an age of feather-light foundations that are easy to match and quick to apply. Remember using liquid foundation like paint when we were younger? We tried to cover the flaws and fill in the more »

How not to look old: Lose the heavy eyeliner

Published on March 15, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Remember white eyeliner, navy mascara, blue sparkle eyeshadow and false eyelashes that looked like big spiders? We thought we were hip, but we really just looked like Cleopatra or Nefertiti in puberty.  Thank goodness those days have passed. In her book How Not to Look Old, Charla Krupp has taken us through a few quick more »

How not to look old: Tame those brows!

Published on March 5, 2010 By Susan Tolles

When I was younger, I had thick dark eyebrows. There was even a time when I almost had a “uni-brow” and had to constantly pluck them to keep from looking like the young Brooke Shields. What the heck happened? No more thick brows, and I seldom have to tweeze. I even color them now to more »

How not to look old: Change your over 50 hairstyle

Published on February 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

When I look back over my life in pictures, it could be called “a journey through hair.” I’ve had everything from a wedge (remember Dorothy Hamill?) to long and straight to shoulder length and crimped. I’ve been through perms and color to keep myself updated (Viva la L’Oreal) and have worn a slicked back ponytail more »