By: Honey Good
Who is red-y to embrace red lipstick at our age? Some say women over 50 should eschew red lipstick but we say women over 50 should eschew being told what to do! Guidelines are fine but rules are meant to be broken, darlings!
So, let's get red-hot with lips this fall, shall we? When it comes to selecting a hue that suits you, nothing is more important than keeping red under control. Meaning that no matter your age, your skin tone, or which shade you choose, red lipstick that ends up on your teeth, your chin, or highlighting the vertical lip lines you've been trying to minimize is a fashion faux pas.
Ready lips for every day, no matter what color lipstick you'll be wearing, by exfoliating lips to remove dry skin and moisturizing with an emollient lip balm. Swiping on a quick slick of balm before bed time is a great way to keep lips prepped and pretty for morning. We like Elite Therapeutics Lip Balm ($13 at elitetherapeutics.com). It's richly hydrating, thanks to Vitamin E and manuka honey, among other ingredients, and free of parabens and fragrances.
While we're not sure that age should dictate the hue of your lipstick, we do know that, as we age, fine lines and hyper-pigmentation begin to show around the mouth.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals makes a product called Smooth Upper Lip and Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment, which is, pun intended, a mouthful. The product aims to reduce all the signs of upper-lip aging, including softening vertical lines; get it for $38 at skinstore.com.
In the morning, or anytime you are ready to apply lipstick, start by treating lips to a layer of foundation. Next, apply lipstick and blot it with a cotton ball dusted in face powder. Now, and only now, apply lip liner to the lip line and then fill in the remainder of lips for red that lasts all day and doesn't feather into fine lines.
Still not sure that red lips are right for you? Here's some celebrity inspiration via Iris Apfel, Christie Brinkley, Madonna, and Susan Sarandon as well as "real women" just like us who look stunning at every age in red!
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
“If they could see me now that little gang of mine” With a SPRING in my step and looking oh so fine. What are the STANDOUT TRENDS that would catch their eye? What would look best and what shall I BUY?
By Susan "Honey" Go
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!