What to Wear to Your Next Casual Holiday Party

Contributor: JoJami Tyler

I have a confession to make. I was TOTALLY STUMPED this weekend… I had a daytime, holiday party to go to and boy, did I have to work hard to find just the right thing to wear…

It seems that every time the weather changes or I have an event to go to are the times that I struggle with what to wear.
This party I was invited to  was a  cookie exchange party with a twist. You had to bring your cookie dough and bake cookies at the party, while enjoying martinis! Fun concept, but hard to imagine what to wear…. It seemed on the one hand, I should dress casual for the cooking part, while drinking cocktails with the girls, I wanted to look chic, but not too dressy.

But wait, there was one more thing… My girlfriend who was also going to the party, called me a few days before, to ask me what I was going wear and I told her DEFINITELY NOT JEANS, but probably a skirt of some kind.

Well, one of my rules to myself is, when I tell someone what I’m wearing, I better wear it!!!  So of course it was a 1/2 hour before the party, I was in the closet and the clothes were flying all over the place, and all the skirts just seemed too dressy, it was a really cold day and I wanted to be comfortable! OH, how I wished I could wear my jeans, but my friend was probably already on her way, and I could  call her to tell her that I had changed my mind. (Ends up that NO ONE wore jeans, so it was a good thing I didn’t!)

Anyway…. I floundered  for a while, then did find a casual dress to wear. I ended up feeling comfortable and that I dressed perfectly appropriate for the party!
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The Makeover Guy-New Book With Boomer Make-overs

I never get tired of seeing new and exciting make overs and a book I want to tell you about has some  of the best I’ve ever seen.

The book is called Staging Your Comeback (love the title!) – a complete Beauty Revival for Women over 45! It’s by Christopher Hopkins who I’ve blogged about before- a beauty and fashion guru and regular guest on Oprah.

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Can you believe this is the same woman? That’s what happens when Christopher works his magic.

Christopher’s book Staging Your Comeback, has been a smash hit. Check it out!
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How To Get Sharon Stone’s Eyebrows

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Sharon Stone has great brows!
photo: shutterstock

Ever look in the mirror and wonder where your eyebrows are disappearing to? I was talking to a friend about this and we’ve both noticed that our eyebrows seem to be getting patchy, and they are starting to fade out around the middle of our eye.

I just read an article called Beauty over 40: 5 Things they don’t tell you about Aging and apparently this is very common, along with getting hair on your face, having your ears and nose droop, your gums shrink and your hands get veiny and spotty! What’s a gal to do?

Well if you want eyebrows over 40 as beautiful as Sharon Stone’s, I’ve found a good brow pencil that works well, but you must combine it with some powder. (When a make-up artist first told me this, we thought it was a sales job, but since I’ve used pencil plus powder, I see the point.)

The trick is you have to make sure to  have a light hand and use soft, feathery strokes when applying the pencil or else you’ll get that fake, painted on look all your old aunties had when you were a little girl.
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