Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Its a gorgeous spring day to be hosting Fashion Flash. This week our bloggers are bursting with info to keep you  young AND beautiful:

* The Glam  Gals of Fabulous After40  demonstrate  how to show off one of this spring’s boldest and hottest trends

* Shawna at Female Fat Loss Over Forty celebrates her 49th birthday and gives her top tips to staying  young

* Geri at Fab Over Fifty turns her camera on FOF street style.  She found a women who’s definitely channeling 70’s glam– shaggy vest, round shades and  wide legged trousers.  But did she ace this retro trend or should we send her back to Studio 54?

*Jodell of  Black Cat Plus  gives us a heads up that Full Figure Week is coming to New York City in June!

* Jackie of Aging Backwards looks at the importance of protein to your daily diet– and why those guys slurping down  protein shakes at the gym might actually be onto something.

* Deja Pseu of Une Femme d’un Certain Age is planning for a trip  to Paris and Provence and is starting her packing with shoes.

* Kari of Fab Over Forty knows that choosing the right shade can take years off  her look– and shares  some tools to find out which tone is best.

Like  most women  over 40, I loved Life Love and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman. I went to the play with Jackie of Aging Backwards, and we laughed   and teared up for a solid two hours.   This weekend I found a another book by Ilene and as usual she hit home.  Makeovers at the Beauty Counter of Happiness is  focused on her feeling about  an upcoming 50th  Elementary School Reunion.  Since we  went to the same elementary school, I  was hooked,  but  I’m certain her thoughts and experiences  are pretty universal. In preparation for the reunion she thinks  about losing  twenty pounds, visits too many make-up counters and writes  letters ( unsent) to famous women  asking for beauty advice.   It  should be required reading  for any women facing a reunion.  Do you have a reunion anecdote?  I’ll ‘share mine  if you share  yours.

5 thoughts on “Its Fashion Flash Monday!

  1. Oh sweetie, I’m Ilene Beckerman and so happy you like my books.
    Buy lots. And never give up being beautiful. I’ll be 77 in June and
    still looking for a mascara that doesn’t smudge. All good wishes, Ilene

  2. How lovely to hear from you Ilene. ” Love, Loss and What I Wore” is actually my go-to birthday gift for friends. I’m so pleased now to find” Makeover at the Beauty Counter of Happiness” for a follow-up gift. I still haven’t found the perfect mascars, but I have discovered an eyeliner that doesn’t turn me Goth.

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