By: Honey Good
Out of clutter find simplicity.-Albert Einstein
In my opinion, fall is the best time of the year to sort through our closet. Fall symbolizes shedding. The trees lose their leaves and I think it’s best if both our closets and our minds followed suit and shed unnecessary clutter as well. But oh boy, I know it’s hard. Have no fear, I have a few pointers for you.
I went into my closet to “begin anew.” While doing so I knew I had many items I hadn’t worn in years, didn’t really fit or were just simply out of style, I dreaded trying to weed through everything. But I came up with a plan – the “one year rule.” If it hangs in the closet or sits in a drawer for a year unworn, it’s time to say “buh-bye.”
Easier said than done, but done it must be! Trying to make a plan that caused the least amount of emotional pain and thinking how jumbled my mind was as I entered “my space” I decided to ask myself these questions:
- Does it fit -- honestly?
- Would I buy it again?
- Do I love it?
- How many pairs of black pants or jeans do I really need?
My theory: Stuff suffocates. Simplicity liberates.
The first thing I did was look at my clothes that were similar in style and color. How many pairs of black trousers, t-shirts, blouses and sweaters did I need? How many pair of black boots, heels and flats were comfortable enough that I actually wore? I began to shed. Sooner than later the feeling of liberation was taking over.
After taking a step back to view my closet binge, it was nice to know that donating all of these items would ultimately mean that someone else would have the chance to enjoy them. But within minutes of admiring my neatly organized closet the shopper in me recognized “I have so much room to acquire more!”
So Orchid (my dog) and I went window shopping.
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Tiffany and Co. Diamond Studs
Diamonds really are a girl's best friend. They are also perfect earrings when you want to keep your look simple. In fact, I rarely take mine out! Diamond studs are such a pretty classic that you can wear everyday. And since they are ideal for everyday wear, splurge and go for a timeless brand like Tiffany’s.
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch
Everybody needs a classic watch that will stand the test of time (literally!). That's why I love Daniel Wellington. The watches are effortlessly sophisticated and this one has an understated dial and interchangeable leather band, making it perfect for any outfit.
By Susan "Honey" Good
I love a reason to dress up and dine with friends and family, don't you? And so, this weekend, I know that so many of you will be treated like the 'Queen Bee,' as well you should be, darlings. Or, if you are as lucky as I am, you may even be taking your own Mother out to brunch this Mother's Day. Whatever you do, darlings, I hope it is fabulous, full of love, and of course, fashionable. Here are a few Mother's Day dress ideas for ladies who brunch...
By Team Stylists
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Our handbags are an expensive necessity, my darlings! As I admire my bags lined up on my shelf they seem to be a little community of diversity! Some are flamboyant. Some have a dash of playfulness.
I'd like to think I live a colorful life, darlings. And, when it comes to fashion, I'm certainly no shrinking violet. You know how I feel about being visible at our age, right?
With all that said, there's just something so chic about a black and white ensemble. And while I would say that I typically wear colorful combinations, a well-styled black and white outfit, paired with a pop of color if one so desires, is simply timeless.
Fashion Trends and Technology for the 50+ Woman
By Susan "Honey" Good
Today's style story is really an education about trends and technology, darlings.
Recently, I talked about aging exquisitely; if you missed the story read it here. Aging exquisitely has absolutely nothing to do with how we look as we age, and everything to do with the importance of feeding vitality through new experiences, new people, and embracing new opportunities.
Instagram is a social network, like Facebook. Without going into far too boring detail, the way that one uses Instagram is by downloading an app to your mobile phone. I am on it, darlings and I love it! Instagram is a social network driven largely by images… an instant gratification kind of place to keep in touch with friends, loved ones and trends. It is very fashion and lifestyle driven! It's also great place to keep in touch with your children and especially the Grands. Ask them, darlings, and I bet your Grands will say to you, "Yes, of course I have an Instagram account!"
By Susan "Honey" Good
Last week's story about shorts (here) raised an interesting question in the Honey Good community, "How short is too short?"
Not just for shorts but skirts also. There's some buzz that after 50, a woman should lower her hemlines. So, darlings, I have to ask for your opinions on this subject. But first, I've gone to great "lengths" to do some research on the "too short" matter and here's what I discovered...
First of all, there's no one expert on style which is, of course, what makes fashion both fun and frightening, at times. But, there are plenty of people willing to voice their opinions on how short your skirt or shorts should be.
By: Honey Good
Thankfully, the Holidays are full of parties and gathering with family and friends. And while cheering and sharing with loved ones is easy, deciding what to wear to everything from charity galas to informal get togethers with girlfriends can have its challenges.
Have no fear. darlings, Here's my foolproof guide to surviving the holidays in style...
By Honey Good
I've been around long enough to see oh-so-many trends come and go. And what I've learned about trends is this: love them, enjoy them but never become a slave to them.
Now some women our age say they eschew trends all together. What fun is that, darlings? I love to stay up to date on the latest styles but I only wear what suits me. I wear my clothes and never vice versa. No trend will earn a spot in my closet unless it stirs my soul and speaks to my sense of style.
By: Team Stylists
Once upon a time when we were retail associates in a hi-fashion boutique. We dressed for work like women did when going to Bat Mitzvahs. Imagine the looks we got when stopping off at Gelson’s or Starbucks!