9 Things To Know Before You Buy Mother Of The Bride Shoes

gold mother of the bride shoesFinding the right shoes to wear at your daughter or son’s wedding is a challenge. You want your shoes to be fine, elegant and  classy but they need to be comfy too.

Here are 9 Do’s and Don’ts for picking and wearing the perfect pair with style.

1. Don’t Buy Dyeable Shoes

Perfectly matching the color of your shoes to your mother of the bride gown is very passé. Plus, when your feet sweat, your feet will turn color. You’re better off with a neutral like gold or silver mother of the bride shoes. Continue Reading

7 Good Reasons You Need a Leather Jacket this Fall

If you are going to buy one new item this fall make it a leather jacket. Why?

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My cobalt blue blue jacket is light and buttery soft.


A Leather Jacket is:

1.  Cool

It’s like a blazer but edgier so it makes you look youthful and hip. Wear it with skinny jeans, a sweater and a scarf to look modern and fresh.

2. Versatile

Leather jackets look chic with pants , worn over dresses or just about anything.

3. Soft and Comfy

Today’s leathers and faux leathers have a buttery, soft feel that makes them elegant and sexy.

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Susan Sommers looking fab in a brown leather jacket.

4. Age Appropriate

Leather works at any age. The best way to style is with other non leather pieces so you don’t look too harsh and tough.

5. The Perfect Transition Piece

These new lightweight leathers are perfect year round and especially spring and fall when temperatures are on chilly side. They can be worn outdoors or indoors. They are also a perfection transition piece from daytime to nighttime- meaning they work 24/7!

6. Looks Expensive

Provided you buy a good quality leather, you will always look rich and classy in a leather jacket.

7. A Wardrobe Staple That Will Last You A Long Time

I’ve been wearing my bright cobalt blue jacket for over 5 years and it still looks fab.

Do you own a leather jacket? Send a photo to post to myphoto@fabulousafter40.com


Feeling Frumpy?- Little Ways We Let Ourselves Go

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I love wearing heels but after I left my job as a television producer and began working from a home office, I found I was wearing them less and less. I miss wearing heels – they make me feel sexy and … Continue Reading

5 Crazy Reasons We Save (and Never Wear) Our Clothes

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Forget psychotherapy, Transcendental Meditation, or any other practice designed to give us insight into our hearts and souls and minds. The clues to a woman's psyche are hanging inside her … Continue Reading

5 Things to Buy to Update Your Fall Wardrobe

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It's a good thing to know who you are and what you like to wear, but every so often you need to push yourself a little. If you don't ever get out of your comfort zone, it's easy to get trapped in a … Continue Reading

Transition Into Fall With Leggings

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When it starts to get chilly and you want a little more coverage, leggings are a great way to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. The recipe for looking fabulous in leggings over 40 is … Continue Reading

How To Transform A Summer Dress Into A Fall One

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When you invest in a quality dress, you want to get your money's worth. So how do you take a dress that you've worn all spring and summer, and  make it work in Autumn? It's really as simple as … Continue Reading

Walking The Dog – What to Wear

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Hi Deborah, I have a dog and spend a lot of time walking him around the neighborhood.  What can I wear besides trainers and old tees? I'm in my late 40s and I don't want to look sloppy. Thanks! … Continue Reading

Is It OK To Wear White Pants After Labor Day?

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One of the most popular questions I get is:  Is it okay to wear white pants after Labor Day ?   The short answer is yes, although that may seem a little foreign, at our age. It certainly wasn't the … Continue Reading

Casual, Chic Ways to Transition into Fall Style

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Knowing what to wear this time of year can be challenging.  One day it's hot, the next day it's cool. You don't want to look like you're still wearing your summer clothes, yet it's not cold enough to … Continue Reading