How to Be Bold and Creative with Print Mixing

Let’s have some fun!  Age doesn’t matter.  The new world of mixing prints with abandon is colorful and artistic.  Artist and painter Pattie Gerrie is an example of someone who shows her true self with joy.

I’m starting out bold and creative here, then I will give you some really good guidelines to follow, and then I will finish up with outfit combinations to inspire you.  I haven’t tried this much myself, but I’m excited to do more of it.  So let’s start experimenting!  

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How to Make Natural Jewelry Cleaner Quickly and Easily

I found this easy, natural way to clean jewelry by FP Brigette and would like to share it with you because it works so well.  My husband even filled a tray with crusty old coins and they got clean in ten minutes this way!  This solution just bubbles away all tinges of tarnish, etc.  (Just like Scrubbing Bubbles cleans the bathroom.  Lol!)  Whatever methods you’ve used in the past, age doesn’t matter.  This is a great new way to make a seemingly impossible job so quick and easy.

You can make a paste of baking soda and water and just buff your jewelry with it in a pinch.  But the following method does a better job with less elbow grease, on intricate jewelry, and you can throw multiple pieces into the pan at once!

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How to Transform Your Outfits in the Fall
Late Summer leading into Fall

Fall is here!  Early Fall is still tinged with Summer, so let’s enjoy the beginning of the beautiful Autumn season.  While we’re in between hot and cold, we want to stay comfortable.  And that means finding ways to wear clothes that look like Fall but feel like Summer, or to wear Summer clothes that feel warmer.  Following are some ways we can all dress between the seasons and look good doing it.  Age doesn’t matter!

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How to Pack a Carry-on Bag for a Weekend Getaway

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New York City Packing List:  What to Pack for the Weekend

I’m going to New York City for a long weekend trip soon.  So I want to learn how to pack everything I need in a carry-on bag and not over-pack like I always tend to end up doing!  I have the “just in case” syndrome.  I think I got it from being a mom, when I had to make sure we had everything for the entire family.  But age doesn’t matter (LOL).  Lots of people end up doing the same thing.  So, after doing the research, this is how I think I can pack everything into that one little carry-on bag!

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Here Are 45 Sure-Fire Ways to Rock a Kimono!

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Sophie velvet kimono at Anthropologie

A kimono makes a simple dress or jeans and a tee into something special, just like a blazer or jacket.  You can cover a body-conscious dress with a flowing kimono. On the other hand, a black lacy tank or any sexy camisole makes a kimono date night ready.  Throw a kimono over a hoodie and jeans outfit.  Use a kimono as a robe around the house.  Or try a kimono as a bathing suit cover-up!  There are so many ways to wear a kimono…age doesn’t matter.  Take this list, look in your closet, and create some new outfits for yourself!

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How to Meditate: Free & Easy Ways to Calm Your Mind

I have seen people shy away from meditating because they think it is too time-consuming or they just don’t know how.  I took bio-feedback to learn meditation and was taught how to go into an alpha state.  But after 40 years of meditation, journaling, prayer and Tai Chi, I can tell you that in the end meditating is simple.

You can do it in 17 seconds or just for a minute while sitting at your desk.  You can do it while you are in the shower or walking or standing in line.  Age doesn’t matter.

If you meditate first thing in the morning, you can make it a good day.  Meditation at bedtime can help you fall asleep.

Meditation is basically a matter of focusing on something.  You can focus on something that makes you happy or on something that keeps you from thinking and worrying.

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How to Make Your Lipstick Colors Look Spectacular

Trying to find the right color lipsticks isn’t easy, even if you try them on in the store before getting home.  The lighting is different, and it can be disappointing to discover that you don’t love the color like you thought you did.  Age doesn’t matter.  It still happens unless you can just buy your favorite over and over without the company ever discontinuing it and just give up trying new colors!  The temptation is that there are new ones every season.  😉  Well, you can take things into your own hands and mix your own colors!

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How to Create Colorful Outfits This Fall

Valentino Couture Fall 2017
Valentino Couture Fall 2017

Often, the older women get the freer they feel to experiment with colors and shapes to express their true selves.  Color can also make you look younger not only with the exuberant use of color but also by bringing out the best in your features.  However, age doesn’t matter.  Don’t we all want to have fun with color and look better because of it?  With that in mind, my list that combines Pantone’s Fall Colors 2017 (at bottom) is freely experimental.  Have fun with it! Continue reading “How to Create Colorful Outfits This Fall”

How to Wear the 9 Most Popular Accessories of All Time

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Earrings and watch from Happiness Boutique

There are nine classic accessories that every woman should have.  Age doesn’t matter.  The following list tells you how to wear each one to best advantage.

But I say:  if you want to experiment, go for it!  One evening at an Artist’s Way study group, a friend wore her sparkling chandelier earrings with her casual outfit and it looked absolutely gorgeous.  😉

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