How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings

 

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Jessica Howard 3/4 Sleeve Sequin Sheath Dress from Dillard’s

This is the fourth in my series of dressing up for special events.  The first in the series was about how to use velvet in your evening outfits.  The second article was chock full of ideas on how to dress up your basic black dress.  The third was about how to dress up a basic outfit to make it stand out on casual evenings.

If you have an invitation to go out for a fancy evening, such as to a restaurant dinner, a play at the theater, a cocktail party, etc., here are some outfit ideas to inspire you.  Age doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you feel free to express you true self and wear what looks good on you.  You know what that is by now, especially if you are over 60.  😉

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Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings

 

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Printed Velvet Tuxedo Blazer from Anthropologie

For laid-back events when you’re going out but it’s nothing fancy, I’ve got lots of ideas.  You can take a plain and comfy outfit to something special…or even to something sexy yet classy.  When you keep it classy, age doesn’t matter.  With that in mind, here are 50 outfit combinations to inspire you:

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How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress

A black dress, as we all know, is good for any situation.  If you don’t know what to wear that will fit into an event, choose a black dress.  Then you can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion and your taste.  Age doesn’t matter.  There are so many different kinds of black dresses to suit any age or body type or style.  Choose what you love and then make it yours with the accessories you add to it.  There are infinite possibilities…

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How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions

Velvet is a luxurious fabric for fall and winter, so it fits right in with festive events. This year, it’s a popular trend so it’s easy to find everywhere in everything from dresses, tops and bottoms to accessories of all sorts.  So age doesn’t matter.  Here are some ways to wear it:

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What Stretches Are Best for Desk Jockeys, Guaranteed?

I work long hours at a desk and it can become excruciating sitting in the same chair for hours. I try to listen to my body when it’s telling me I’ve had enough and take a break every hour. A break of five to ten minutes per hour of movement is what’s recommended. But, sometimes I just get into what I’m doing and keep going without getting up. I should probably set an alarm for each hour to motivate me to quit for a minute when I’m on a roll. For those of us who work in front of a computer for long hours, there are exercises that can help alleviate stress and strain on the body.

The following stretches target tightness all over: the chest, front of shoulders, back, hips, glutes and hamstrings. Do them daily, either together as a stretching routine or just one every hour or so as you break from your computer or desk, to stay limber. Remember to breathe evenly while performing each stretch. Move through your full range of motion, but never to the point of pain.

These are gentle stretches. If you don’t push yourself too hard, age doesn’t matter. But check with a doctor first before doing any new exercises if you have any doubt whatsoever.

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How to Look and Feel Festive Every Day of the Season

Starting with Thanksgiving and leading all the way to New Year’s Day, I like to give an air of festivity to what I wear every single day.  I also like to wear Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil during the holiday season.  Why don’t you try adding holiday colors, bling and scents every day of the season?  It creates a joyful mood. Try adding a little more color and shine to your everyday outfits. Age doesn’t matter. What matters is that it makes you look and feel good.

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20 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I would like to introduce you to myself with one of those fun quizzes where you tell what your favorite things are…except I don’t have a quiz in front of me so I’m going to make a list of the first things that come to my head.  If you like, send us things that pop into your head about yourself by adding your comment below this article.  Let’s share!

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What’s the Coat that Will Make You Warm and Glamorous?

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Religion Maxi Coat in Faux Mongolian Fur from ASOS

I was reading a blog post about warm winter coats, and by the end of it I was amazed that all they talked about was puffer coats!  What about fur?  (Remember to always buy faux fur to protect animals.)  I believe fur is just as warm, and looks better, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  We can all look good and feel good in a warm fur.

If you’re looking to buy a new winter coat, you might want to take a look at some faux furs and treat yourself to a luxurious look.  There are many affordable options nowadays.

Although I realize we may tend to save our fur coats for evenings and special events, that’s simply not necessary.  There are fur coats that are more casual that can be dressed down during the day as well as dressed up during the evening.  That way you can look like a million on the daily.  And it’s great for the party season that ushers in Winter!

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40 Remarkable Ways to Look Terrific in a Faux Fur Vest

Fur vest with white blouse and jeans

A faux fur vest is a good piece to have for Fall.  You can actually wear one any time of year, and age doesn’t matter.  It adds a layer of warmth over your clothes or over a jacket in winter, and can be used as an extra layer under your coat.  When you add a coat over a fur vest, you will be super warm on the coldest days of the year.  Just be sure it’s not bulky!

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How to Gain A New Perspective on Holiday Outfit Colors

At Christmas time, what colors come to mind?  Red and green, right?  But there are other holiday colors as well.  What if true red and true green are not colors that look best on you?  Age doesn’t matter.  What matters is what you love and what looks best on you.  Think of the beautiful, artistically decorated Christmas trees and lights…blue and white, silver and gold, etc.  Maybe some other set of colors is more you.  Let’s take a look at holiday color combinations to wear besides the usual red and green…

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