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Nov 27, 2017

Smart Bargain: Shop My Closet & Special Finds

Smart bargain offers select sales items from my closet and shopping finds.

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Nov 14, 2017

Fall Fashion Trends: Romance Is Your Key to to Looking & Feeling Fabulous

Fall fashion trends express romance from flesh-toned lacy, sheer, and ruffled blouses, to luxurious velvet, and rich burgundy for dresses, skirts, blouses, and coats..

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May 04, 2017

Women's Dress Slacks Secrets of Fitting Room Revealed

Womens dress slacks how to look terrific by getting the fit right. Fashion for over-50 women.

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Apr 28, 2017

Symbols of Spring: Dance Archetype Inspires Season of Renewal

Symbols of spring include the May pole dance, illustrating the archetypal appeal of Mother Dance in merry-May. Fashioning your Self & fashion for over-50 women, free archetype quiz

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Apr 23, 2017

Tim Gunn: Professor Launches Design School to Stardom

Tim Gunn, Project Runway Host, has made himself and Parsons School of Design into international celebrities -- without reality show nastiness. Style advice for over-50 women.

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Apr 17, 2017

Women Who Run with Wolves Enormously Inspiring Call to Wild Creativity and Being

Women Who Run with Wolves -- Clarissa Pinkola Estes Jungian classic inspires creativity and wholeness in aging women. Fashion advice for the over-50 woman.

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Apr 16, 2017

Diabetic Dress Shoes Are Achieved with Tricks and Artistry

Diabetic dress shoes may require DIY spirit to disguise them or dress them up.

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Apr 16, 2017

Woman Body Types: Fashion Rx Teaches How to Flatter Your Figure

Woman body types: Fashion Rx explains how to dress to flatter your figure with photos. Fashion advice for the over-50 woman.

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Apr 16, 2017

Simon Doonan: Witty Fashion Critic Challenges Convention & Keeps You Laughing

Simon Doonan, well-known TV fashion critic, regales with advice and entertaining family fashion anecdotes. Fashion advice for the over-50 woman.

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Apr 09, 2017

How to Dress Professionally on a Budget

How to dress professionally on a budget means planning your core foundation and adding on to it.

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Mar 23, 2017

Our Fashion Trend Reports Highlight Sensible Chic

Fashion trend reports interpret styles for over-50 women who want to look their best and be age-appropriate, free fashion archetype quiz, and more.

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Mar 23, 2017

Spring Fashion Trends Appeal from Garden Party Florals to Spirited Stripes

Spring fashion trends 2017 includes pastels, bold Spanish colors, Games of Thrones tribal chic, and more

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Feb 26, 2017

Womens Spring Jacket Adds Polish to Seasonal Looks

Womens spring jacket adds polish to seasonal looks. Design suggestions for each fashion archetype.

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Dec 10, 2016

Fashion Color Coordination Starts By Choosing What Looks Good on You

Fashion color coordination starts by choosing what looks good on you. Style advice for the over-50 woman, free fashion archetype quiz, gifts, and more.

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Nov 12, 2016

Fall Fashion Tips: Boots Leather Lace Velvet and Voyeuristic Cut-Outs Are Newest Hot Trends

Six fall fashion tips for clothes for older women and three fashion disasters to avoid. Fashion advice for Boomers and beyond.

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Nov 04, 2016

Best Cheap Unique Gift Ideas Are Offbeat and Personal

Cheap unique gift ideas from under $10. Three tips for finding inexpensive gifts that will be a hit. Gifts for friends, unusual Christmas presents, free fashion archetype quiz and more.

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Dec 01, 2015

Women's Down Jacket: Five Good Reasons to Treat Yourself to Experience Ultimate Warmth

Women's down jacket or down-filled coat is warm, washable, crushable, water-repellent, sleek, and versatile.

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Sep 14, 2015

How to Dress When You're Balancing Age and Budget and Want to Be Chic

How to dress, fashion, & style for over-50 women. Express your inner goddess. Free fashion archetype quiz, wardrobe planning, trends, gifts, and more.

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Sep 07, 2015

Fall Fashion Clothing: Cover Me in Velvet,Baby; Wrap Me in Deep Ruffles

Fall fashion clothing emphasizes sensual fabrics, feminine ruffles, and handmade upcycled style.

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Jul 15, 2015

Great Comfort, Great Prices at Naturalizer Shoes

Naturalizer Shoes, a well-known brand for comfort and style, is offering up to 70% off on select items.

Up to 70% off clearance

If you take advantage of these prices and order enough, they will even throw in free shipping.

FREE Shipping on all orders of $99+

Jul 15, 2015

JC Penney Sale on Levis Jeans

July 15, 2015 -- J C Penney's isoffering sale prices on Levis Jeans for all members of the family -- men, women, juniors, young men, and boys. I have included only one link; you can get the rest of the deals on the site.

As well, this special offer is good only for today, July 15.

Take an extra 25% off online, plus receive free shipping on orders over $49! Use online code SHOP2DAY. Save on select original, regular and sale-priced items. Valid 7.15 only!

Levi's Women's 535 $32.99 now at jcpenney.com! Valid 7/15 - 9/7.

Levis has long been an iconic brand in jeans wear.

Jul 13, 2015

Cater to Your Inner Hecate

Hecate is the original Bohemian gal, but lots of fashion archetypes enjoy mixing colors and textures.

Peruvian Connection offers quality items -- at least the ones I received were -- and ships in a box. That is so rare among clothing retailers, today, and means that garments may not arrive in a mess of wrinkles that need immediate professional attention!

These sales and more are good through Sept. 30, 2015. Please check the site.

PeruvianConnection.com

Shop the Fall 2015 Collection and receive $9.95 flat rate shipping with code: 16USA004 at PeruvianConnection.com!

Maya Sheath - The season's most feminine dress, our jersey sheath is printed in abstract plumes of ink and adobe. Demurely styled with a high neck and asymmetrical shirring at one hip. Get it now for $149 at PeruvianConnection.com!

Chaparral Alpaca Cardigan - A cozy jacket option, the alpaca cardigan falls longer in front, with a ribbed waterfall collar, drop shoulders, self-belt and rib knit trim. Get it now for $249 at PeruvianConnection.com!

And more!

Jul 10, 2015

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Apr 29, 2015

Fabrics and Textiles: Choose Wisely to Feel Comfortable, Coordinate Smartly, and Achieve Style

Fabrics and textiles, from durable denim seductive silk, how to choose wisely to feel and look your best.

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Apr 24, 2015

Cute T-Shirts Are Tops for Comfortable Cotton Chic at Affordable Price

Cute T-shirts offer comfort of cotton, affordable price, colorful variety, for women of all ages.

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Apr 10, 2015

My Leather Handbag Weighs a Ton

I have handbags in colours to go with my wardrobe colour schems. However I cant seem to figure out just what to take with me when I leave for business

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Mar 09, 2015

TravelSmith and BodenUSA Gets Reader's Approval

Have had great experiences with both. Nice quality. Refunds prompt.

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Feb 07, 2015

Norm Thompson.: Poor Quality Zipper Front Sweatsuit Pants Set

My husband ordered this for Christmas. It appears attractive enough, but the quality of the material was not good. It was more expensive than other sets

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Jan 30, 2015

QVC Gets Reader's Thumbs-Up

QVC has several lines that fit my 64-year old figure, plus they have a great return policy. Some lines to try are Denim & Co. and Susan Graver. The clothing

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Sep 30, 2014

Love of Loafers for Comfortable Shoes

I wear pants most work days, so I have begun to indulge in fashion-forward loafers (with lots of arch support) such as a purple pair of LL Bean suede loafers.

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Sep 30, 2014

Lord & Taylor

My first choice for special occasion dresses, formal or weddings. You can count on the quality and ease of tailoring. They are also great for bathing suits

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Sep 30, 2014

Lands End - Dresses, Sweaters, Shirts, Pants

I am happy with the fit, look, and quality of several Lands End garments I have purchased. I have not had any problems with refunds and returns. These

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Mar 29, 2014

Fashion Dresses: How You Can Choose A Flattering Frock in Three Easy Steps

Dress shopping demystified so that you get the right fit and style for your figure.

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Mar 29, 2014

What Colors Go With ?: How to Use Hues to Create Fabulous Fashion Combinations

Learn what colors go with each other so you can create fabulous fashion combinations from your closet.

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Dec 11, 2013

New York Street Style: A Little Bit of Paris

New York street style for winter 2013 favors draped scarves, warm vests, and sweet low-heel shoes.

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