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Tips for buying accessories that you will love forever

Published on April 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Personal style items are jackets, scarves, shoes, boots, jewelry and purses that are anything but basic. They add flavor and individuality to a wardrobe like spices help foods be more flavorful. Some people like lots of such items and collect them. If you do, you probably love to shop and find your treasures anywhere from more »

Tina’s Tips for Looking Fabulous at Any Age

Published on April 14, 2011 By Susan Tolles

These great tips  have been shared by Tina Sloan, Actress and Author of Changing Shoes: Getting Older -Not Old- with Style, Humor, and Grace. Find a Hairdresser Who Likes You.  You want to go to someone who genuinely wants you to be beautiful.  A good hairdresser will keep you up-to-date, but knows you well enough more »

The smartest plastic surgeon?

Published on March 17, 2011 By Susan Tolles

The inspired answer is on p62 of the April issue of “Town &Country”, titled “Dr G &The Women”. Dr G is Dr Grant , chief of plastic surgery at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr Grant does all types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery but he developed the term  “life-stage personal enhancement” more »

Style over 50-choosing the right colors

Published on February 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Susan and Julie Lara of Lara Executive Image talk about the importance of selecting the right colors for your wardrobe.

Keeping covered yet gorgeous for dressy holiday parties

Published on December 3, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Sherrie Mathieson, Internationally-recognized Style Consultant, shares her tips for chic holiday wear in this, the first of her monthly series on Style for Flourish Over 50. I know it can be a challenge if you don’t want lots of skin bared. I have shown in the past how wearing a dressy fabric shirt style –paired more »

Cocooning, Art and Reinvention

Published on September 30, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Last week I attended an art exhibition and was drawn to this charming picture by Graham Franciose. I love this concept of reinvention, which I believe is a process we must undertake from time to time if we are to survive and flourish through the different stages of life. There are always reasons to put more »

Style over 50, Fall 2010

Published on September 14, 2010 By Susan Tolles

It is post-Labor Day, and though the calendar says Fall and wearing summer apparel is a fashion faux pas, here in Austin, the thermometer is still screaming “HOT” and it is hard to even think about wearing dark colors and heavier fabrics. For some of you, however, the air is crisper and you are already 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 »

I Love Zappos!

Published on May 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

If you love shoes, you’ll love Zappos. One of the best customer-oriented internet sales companies, Zappos has over 100,000 pairs of shoes, from Uggs to Stuart Weitzman. You can focus your search on size, color, style and price, and the results will be accompanied by customer reviews on everything from fit to comfort. Some even more »

Lipstick on your teeth

Published on March 4, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Have you ever been to an event and afterwards looked in the mirror and been mortified when you saw you had lipstick on your teeth? Have you ever talked to a friend at church, or met someone new at a party, and had to grit your own teeth not to say anything about the lipstick more »

How not to look old when you’re fabulous over 50

Published on February 11, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Ahh, the effects of being a woman over 50. We have wrinkles around our eyes, fuzz on our faces, sagging boobs, expanding waistlines, and gray hair. It’s harder to find a decent pair of jeans that fits, we prefer house shoes to high heels, and clothing seems to be designed for either our mothers or more »

Spring and summer color trends

Published on February 5, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Have you ever wondered how seasonal clothing all ends up in the same color palettes? One company is responsible for determining  each season’s colors for the fashion and home decorating industries, and sets the trends for designers from Dior to Coldwater Creek.  Pantone, Inc. describes itself as “the world renowned authority on color.” According to more »

Longer lashes!

Published on February 3, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Several years ago I was visiting with a woman with whom I’d just met and I noticed that she had the longest eyelashes I’d ever seen. She was in her mid sixties and her natural lashes curled up to the sky. When I complimented her she responded that I, too, could have long beautiful lashes. more »

Defining Our Over-50 Style

Published on October 27, 2009 By Susan Tolles

Why is it such a challenge to find great clothes when you’re over 50? I still want to look stylish, with a sophisticated flair. I still want to wear jeans, the “real” kind, not the ones with elastic waistbands. I want to have jeans that cover my rear when I sit down, and don’t allow more »