How to Get in the Mood with Color

Age doesn’t matter when it comes to color.  Choose your favorites and stick with what flatters your true self.  The following color trends will give your wardrobe a youthful update.

The PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections, as seen during New York Fashion Week.  From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, Pantone sees the top 10 colors for this spring as reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature.  Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season. Continue reading “How to Get in the Mood with Color”

How to Really Enjoy the Transition to Spring

Welcome to a place where age doesn’t matter and you can just express your true self.

Now that Spring has arrived, suddenly thick tweeds, bulky wool turtlenecks and dark-on-dark patterns look too wintry.

Focus instead on light layers and a change in your color combinations.  By layering, you can still be warm without thick materials.

Continue reading “How to Really Enjoy the Transition to Spring”

How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now

Clearing out Winter Clothes

Welcome to a place where age doesn’t matter and you can just express your true self.

A couple of years ago, I came across an article by Alison Syrett at Lucky Shops (now defunct), “How To Clean Out Your Closet For Spring:  Six Easy Steps To Start Now.”  I tried her system because it broke down the seasonal wardrobe changeover into one task a week for six weeks.  It made the whole job easy to complete.  I loved it so much, it is now how I switch my Winter wardrobe to Spring. Continue reading “How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now”

Link Love: How to Pack a Streamlined Makeup Bag

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My simple little cosmetics bag from Target

For girls on the go, age doesn’t matter when it comes to the need for a streamlined little makeup bag to keep everything at your fingertips. The article from The Zoe Report, “How to Pack a Streamlined Makeup Bag,” caught my eye awhile back and I didn’t actually try out the advice until the other day.  I can always use more ways to organize everything and anything in my life.  It keeps me sane.

I’ve been toting around with me an ever-growing and overflowing makeup bag (or two – one in the car and one in my handbag).  Lately, I just chucked all that into a basket and tried to grab what I needed on my way out the door…which meant I didn’t always end up with what I needed and had to do without.

I just re-sorted my one little makeup bag according to the instructions in this report, and voila!  It all fits perfectly and I have whatever I might need.  Genius!  And my bag is half the size of the one in the video, too!  🙂

Here is the link:

Enjoy!  And please let me know how this works for you.  🙂

— Angie

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40 Ways to Look Sexy and Cool on the Weekends

Casual weekend outfits can be cool, trendy and sexy.  Age doesn’t matter and neither does the fact that you are not dressing up.  You can still wear leather, dresses, caftans and kimonos.  You may not be wearing expensive jewels, but artistic and statement jewelry enhances the simplest of outfits as well as scarves, jackets and hats. Continue reading “40 Ways to Look Sexy and Cool on the Weekends”

6 Outstanding Hair Care Brands to Make You Beautiful

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Hair by Aziz

Out of the infinite possibilities when choosing hair care products, I believe you need to use the ones that make the best of your true self. Age doesn’t matter because within one age range, each individual woman has a different type of hair in color, texture, thickness, volume, etc.  All of these are criteria for getting the hair care regimen that makes the most of what you have. Continue reading “6 Outstanding Hair Care Brands to Make You Beautiful”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy


A Personal Trainer, Boxing Classes and Cutting Carbs

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

In February, my goal was to meet with a personal trainer.  Chris’ goal was to cut down on carbs and to take boxing classes. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy”