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Dress to Look Slimmer, part 2

Published on April 26, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

It fits, but is does it fit ME?

Published on January 15, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

The Mirror Does Lie!

Published on October 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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 »

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.”

10 Tips for Looking Great in Photos

Published on September 11, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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 »

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.

To Gray or Not to Gray?

Published on June 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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.

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!

Naked! Caught without my makeup

Published on February 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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 »

How to Select Great Vacation Jewelry

Published on February 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Your cruise jewelry will be bolder and more colorful and have bits of shells and other natural materials in it. Turquoise, yellow and hot pink are the primary colors in this palette.

“Age Appropriate” Doesn’t Mean Matronly

Published on February 1, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Times have changed. Women, now in their 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s and 70’s can find fashionable outfits that are age-appropriate.

Charla Krupp: Beloved Style Maven & Trusted Advisor

Published on January 27, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Thanks to Charla Krupp, I now am more conscious of wearing lighter lipstick shades, I have gotten rid of all my longer skirts, and I cut bangs a couple of years ago. When I dress for an event, i think of her “three bling rule,” and I’ve accepted Spanx® as a necessary part of my wardrobe.

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.

Choosing the Right Bracelet for You

Published on January 11, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Women have varying wrist lengths. Most are 7 ¼”. Some are smaller, some larger. If you are purchasing a new bracelet or refurbishing a loved piece, here’s how to determine your bracelet size.

Selecting Earrings to Flatter

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

What do you think is the most important part of your jewelry wardrobe? Earrings, of course! Earrings do more than just adorn your ears. Well chosen earrings can dangle seductively. They can communicate playfulness. Or they can convey authority, as do these coin shaped onyx stones paired with natural freshwater pearl earrings. They can complete more »

4 Ways to Have Style AND Money

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

For women over fifty, one of the most important aspects of growing money is creating a positive cash flow. As a woman especially, I like to have nice belongings in my life; I like to wear clothes that I feel good in and that reflect my style and image. I like a home filled with more »

Life After 50: Do You Feel Pretty?

Published on November 20, 2011 By Susan Tolles

There have been quite a few articles published recently about how people, especially women, “deal with” getting older. I thought some of the articles, and some comments, were a tad too critical of women who want to look attractive as they age. News flash: there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel pretty. Nothing, no matter more »

Update Your Fall Wardrobe with Great Jewelry

Published on October 20, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, This awful economy is draining all the joy out of my fall shopping! How can I update my wardrobe, stay in my budget and still have fun doing it? Sincerely,  Girl (I just wanna have fun!) Dear Girl, Fall has definitely arrived. The weather is cooler, and sweaters and boots are making more »

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Little Black Dress

Published on October 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Unlike as with pure Blind Black, discovering & wearing your Authentic Black compliments your skin tone, is kinder to your face & gives you a healthier, more vibrant appearance. Read how to determine your own Authentic Black.

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!

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?

Jillian Michaels Interviews Rita Wilson: Part 1

Published on August 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Jillian Michaels interviews…. Rita Wilson on Her Career and Her Family __________________________________________________ Rita Wilson is a beloved gem of a woman who has managed a healthy, celebrated marriage for over 20 years in a town that loves to attack happiness. She’s a mom of four beautiful kids who all adore her. She’s a revered producer, more »