How-to Look Slimmer After 40 With Color {VIDEO}

Do you wear black most of the time because you think it makes you look thinner?  Of course it’s true that black is thinning however, you’re missing out on the fun of wearing color! Check out this video that shows you how to instantly look slim and trim simply by playing with color.

A great dressing trick to look long and lean and that is to wear one color from head to toe.  This is called  monochromatic dressing.  Continue Reading

How to Cure Yourself of ABD – {Video}

Do you have ABD? Watch this video to find out and learn how to cure this common fashion ailment.

Deborah BolandDeborah: If you have a closet full of black clothes and can’t stop buying and wearing black then you likely have ABD or Abundant Black Disorder.

It’s a problem that anyone can have but is really common after 40. Who doesn’t love black? It’s very slimming, it goes with everything and always looks chic, but you know what? As you get older black can make you look tired, hard, and old.
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How to Wear Pastels Without Looking Old

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For a long time pastels were associated with sappy senior citizens' fashions and medical office decor. But now, that's all changed. Did you see the pastel striped top I blogged about recently? Take … Continue Reading

Pastel Stripes Make Sporty Feminine

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I was wandering around at Ann Taylor the other day and noticed a lot of pretty pastels. I usually gravitate towards brighter colors, but this soft peach, striped top was just so delicious and … Continue Reading

How To Bowl Them Over In Black And White Stripes

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Have you ever had that experience of talking about something and then seeing it pop up everywhere you go? Since I last blogged about bold black and white stripes they have shown up in so many places, … Continue Reading

Is Beige Boring Over 40?

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Dear Deborah, The color beige seems to be everywhere this spring, but I'm afraid to try it because I think it will wash me out. Do you think beige is too much of a blah color for women over 40? … Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day – What to Wear

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Top o' the morning to you this St. Patrick's Day. I thought it would be fun to post an outfit idea for those of you who like to celebrate in green. Here's a monochromatic look in Emerald Green that … Continue Reading

7 Ways to Wear Radiant Orchid

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A few years ago a girlfriend of mine gave me an elegant purple orchid as a gift, and ever since I have been hooked not only on the flower, but on the exquisite color. Pantone  calls this … Continue Reading

Spring/Summer 2014 Color Trends – Flattering For Women Over 40


After a long dark winter things are cheering up as the latest styles arriving in a gorgeous array of spring hues. Here's a look at what Pantone, the global color forecaster, says will be hot … Continue Reading

Make Your Outfit Pop With a Blue Purse

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I don't know about you but I own a lot of black purses, so a couple of years back when I spotted this cobalt blue Furla tote,  I was instantly hooked. To this day, it's still one of my favorite … Continue Reading