Fashion Flash is hosted this week by Kari of Faboulous Over Forty. There is a lot of beauty and fashion advice out there but often its directed at the Mommy Universe. There is good info on how to lose weight after pregnancy, how to be a great looking soccer Mom and for single moms, what to wear for an evening of speed dating . But that’s not me and my Fashion Flash tribe. And that’s why I love Fabulous Over Forty. Kari is one of use but she has the make-up skills and style sense to know what works in our lives. She has a knack for picking just the right type of foundation to make our skin glow and the best gloss to make our lips look fresh and moist, not oily. I have a file of printouts of Kari’s tips and recommendations that I take with me when braving Sephora.
I Have Nothing To Wear ( Rodale) by Jill Martin and Dana Ravich
I really wanted to love this book. I am always looking for simple, easy fashion advice that would show me how to look wonderful with an edited perfect wardrobe. I dread the feeling that each new event means scrambling for the right shoes, dress and jewelry. So when I heard that here was a book by two established style experts that created a wardrobe with 10 key pieces, I was in. In addition to the ten basics, the book than breaks accessories into six styles– classic, bohemian, preppy, fashionista, surfer chick and soccer mom. But these choices were very limited and mostly for a tall, thin body type. Tight white tees, 4 inch black pumps and dainty cami’s just don’t work when as fellow blogger Tish Jett would say “the last time you saw 40 was on a speedometer.” When I got to the chapter on how to dress for the first date or what to wear to meet his parents, I know that this book was not directed at me. I passed it on to a thirty something singleton who was surprised to learn that flip flops do not go with everything. I think my copy of “I Have Nothing To Wear” has found the right owner.