Light in the Dark: Nominations Open for Style Beyond Age Idol

Light in the Dark: Nominations Open for Style Beyond Age Idol

Nominations are open for your Style Beyond Age Idol. A bit of light in the dark. It´s times like these when we must all be thinking each other and doing our bit to improve situations in any way we can.

The dreaded C word is working its way around the globe and although not all of us are considered “at risk”, we all share concern for our loved ones, friends and followers in different parts of the world that are.


Let´s Spread Good Vibes Only


With the intention of spreading good vibes only, and nothing else, I´ve decided to open the nominations for Your Style Beyond Age Idol a bit earlier than planned. If you´ve been following me for a while, you will know I believe that style has no age. I so love to admire and honor a fellow stylista and now it´s your chance to nominate your favorites.


So, what does the accolade of Style Beyond Age Idol entail.

  • The winner will be interviewed and feature in an upcoming blog post.
  • They´ll appear on the Style Beyond Age Instagram feed
  • They receive lots of love and appreciation from our fabulous community
  • They´ll know you think they´re a style queen!


How to Nominate your Style Beyond Age Idol


Do you have a friend with flawless fashion sense? Nominate her.

Is your sister a stylish senorita? Nominate her.

Is your co-worker the queen of causal chic? Nominate her.

Is your gran the ultimate in glam? Nominate her.


Nominations are made directly through my Instagram. Just simply tag your nomination for Style Beyond Age Idol in the comments or send me a DM.


Let´s get the nominations rolling in. I can´t wait to receive them!

Style has no age and that´s reason to celebrate.

Nominations Open


Who is your Style Beyond Age Idol? Visit my Instagram to make your nomination.

Coronavirus Advice from a Source I Trust: Let´s Do More

Coronavirus Advice from a Source I Trust: Let´s Do More

Coronavirus advice from a source I trust. What is true and what is fake news? What should we be concerned about and what is just fear mongering? What habits should be disregarded and what more could we be doing to get the spread of Covid-19 under control?  If you´re anything like me, your head is full of questions just like this.


It´s an unprecedented time and we´ve all been enlisted to do our part. For some that involves fighting this fight on the front lines, and a huge thanks to you all, but for most of us it simply means staying at home and taking responsibility for our own actions.


I was recently sent the following from Irene Ken, a physician whose daughter is an Assistant Professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University. It’s quite informative and outlines truths, unthruths and actions we can all be taking. It is clear, to the point and fear-monger free, which is why I approve. I hope you also find it useful at this crazy time.


Remember fear and panic are contagious, but so are happiness, laughter and peace. Choose wisely.

Battling Coronavirus

Facts, Fiction & Actions to take  


  • The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.


  • Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own.  The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.


  • The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam cuts through the fat (that is why it´s important to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).  By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.


  • Heat melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything.  In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
  • Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% dissolves any fat, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.


  • Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.


  • Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.


  • No Bactericide serves.  The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; they cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics, but we can quickly disintegrate its structure with the other tips included here.


  • Never shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.  While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic).  But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can lodge in your nose.


  • The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial conditioned air in houses and cars.  They also need moisture to stay stable and darkness.  Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.


  • UV Light on any object that may contain it, breaks down the virus protein.  For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask UV light is perfect.  Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.


    • The virus cannot go through healthy skin.


    • Vinegar is not useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.


    • Spirits or vodka aren´t enough. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.


    • Listerine works! It is 65% alcohol.


    • The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be.  The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.


    • This is said a lot, but you must wash your hands before and after touching pets, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phones, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc.  And when using the bathroom.


    • Keep hands moisturized. They dry out after lots of washing and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks.  The thicker the moisturizer, the better.  


    • Keep your nails short so that the virus does not hide there.

    I made it home to Montana and now I´m staying here.


    Sending you lots of love, light and laughter. Stay safe, stay home and thank you to everyone for doing your part.

    My Favorite Fashion Finds for Under $100

    My Favorite Fashion Finds for Under $100

    You probably know by now, I´m a lover of all things to do with personal style. Dresses, coats, shoes, accessories; my closet is full of my many treasures. As a fashion admirer, I have an appreciation for designer pieces and have built a collection over the years, but I´m also a firm believer it is possible to be fashionable and affordable.



    Affordable Styling Tips

    Styling designer pieces with ready-to-wear elements allows me to invent new looks and keep my closet feeling fresh. A designer handbag can be teamed with a $100 dress. A custom suit can work with simple pumps and clutch.  Browse, shop around, style, play! I find I create my best looks when I´m having fun! Here are my favorite fashion finds for under $100.

    Just click the items to Shop my Style.

    Woven Clutch Bag


    This woven clutch bag has been a great addition to my closet. As a neutral, it goes with everything. The woven leather adds a touch of texture to your look and it´s big enough to carry around your essentials for the day.

    Here you´ll find two ways I´ve worn it. One shows the bag teamed with a midi dress, knee-high boots and caped with a classic white coat. In the other it´s faux-leather Bermuda’s, boots and a suede trench. This is one versatile piece!

    Woven Clutch Bag – Let´s Shop

    Faux Leather Shaping Leggings

    These faux leather shaping leggings from Saks are one of my favorite, affordable fashion finds.  I love them under a blouse or sweater teamed with heels or sneakers. The shaping waistband a winner too! For this look, I´ve teamed designer pieces with affordable fashion and I love the finished result. Can you tell I feel good?

    Faux Leather Shaping Legging – Let´s Shop  

    Midi Slip Dress

    You know those dresses you can just throw on and feel great? Well this is one of those! I´m a big fan of the color, length, shoulder detail and most of all, I feel great when I wear it.  Here I´ve styled it with heels and a colorful coat for lunch, but if you visit my Instagram you´ll find lots more inspiration.


    Midi Slip Dress – Let´s Shop

    Graphic Tee

    Hands up if like me, you love a graphic Tee. I also love to customize them. For this look I ripped off the band and teamed it with a leopard slip dress, comfy boots and velvet jacket. I was aiming for comfort with an edge, do you think I achieved it?


    Graphic Tee – Let´s Shop

    Yoga Work-Out Bra

    This piece of activewear looks just as great on your yoga mat as it does for a meet up with friends. It´s edgy, eye-catching design really makes it stand out. I decided to team this suit with a silk cami, but I think the Alo Yoga Work-Out Bra would look great with this look. I´ll remember that for next time!


    Yoga Work-Out Bra – Let´s Shop

    Slim Ankle Pants

    These Slim Ankle Pants from Chico´s look great and feel even better. They´ve got a bit of stretch, so their super comfortable and very flattering. Here I´ve teamed them with leopard ankle boots and fine knits, but with multiple color options, you´ll find a pair that works for almost every look.


    Slim Ankle Pants – Let´s Shop

    Ankle Strap Heel

    It´s great to have a classic heel that gives you a bit of height, but that you can also walk in and this pair fit the bill perfectly. The classic design with ankle and toe strap also comes in a variety of colors. Here their styled with a maxi for an easy breezy Spring/Summer look, and they work just as well with slacks or shorts.


    Ankle Strap Heel – Let´s Shop

    So, there you have it. My favorite fashion finds for under $100. You can browse them all here.


    Let me know over on my Instagram, which is your favorite?

    Until the next time…

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    My favorite fashion finds for under $100. Shop here.

    Giveaway: Would YOU like to Feature on Style Beyond Age?

    Giveaway: Would YOU like to Feature on Style Beyond Age?

    Skincare Giveaway: Would you like to feature on Style Beyond Age? Bringing you skincare for all three stages of the menopause, brought to us by Pause. It´s a skincare line created for us women over 50. Nominate yourself or a friend, before the deadline for a chance to win.


    Finally, skincare for all three stages of the menopause is here, and it´s brought to us by Pause. Would you like to give it a try?

    Pause are kind enough to have gifted me some products, and I would like to pass their kindness on to you. I´ll be selecting one lady to trial and review this fabulous range of skincare products for women in all three stages of the menopause.

    These products have been created specifically to equalize and combat the imbalances our body and skin face at this stage of our lives.


    Skincare Giveaway – Women in Menopause 


    The lucky lady will receive the following Pause Skincare items:

    4-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Treatment

    Collagen Boosting Moisturizer

    Hydrating Cleanser

    Hot Flash Cooling Mist

    Facia Stimulating Tool


    If you´re selected as the Style Beyond Age tester, you will receive the Pause skincare products free of charge through the post. I´ll ask you to trial them for one month before filling us all in on the benefits and changes you noticed for a special blog feature.

    Who am I Looking For

    On this occasion, I´m looking for women in the US only, due to postage so apologies if this doesn´t include you.

    You should be in one of the three stages of menopause, and just in case you aren´t sure, there´s a quick outline below.

    I also hope to share photos via my Instagram feed so please ensure you are comfortable with this when applying.

    At the end of the testing period, we will ask you to answer a few questions, that will appear on a blog feature.

    Want to make a nomination? We accept those too. If you´d like to nominate a fabulous female in your life, then contact me by DM or leave the name under the post on my Instagram

    Which stage are you at?



    At this stage estrogen fluctuations and symptoms are at their most intense. On average, it begins 7 – 10 years before the menopause.



    The menopause is officially 12 months after the last day of your last period. If you´ve made it, the sweats are over – welcome! But guess what, after all of that it only lasts a day.


    Post Menopause

    Post menopause is all the time that follows the 1 day that is the menopause. It´s the final phase and lasts the rest of our lives.

    How To Apply

    The application process is simple. It´s all done through Instagram. Just send me the name of your nomination, whether that´s yourself or a fellow female in your life. You can do this by commenting below the photo on my Instagram feed or if you´d prefer, you can send me a DM (direct message) with name of your nomination. The winner will be drawn, at random, live on my Instagram Stories on Saturday March 21, and I´ll reach out to let them know they have won, and request their mailing details.

    Would you love to give them a try?
    Enter now. They could be yours.


    Enter now:

    Pause Skincare Giveaway

    Make your nomination through my Instagram 

    Specifically designed for women going through the menopause.

    Product Information


    Learn more about Pause Skincare and what makes it totally different…

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    Beyond the Bedroom Style for Us Women Over 50

    Beyond the Bedroom Style for Us Women Over 50

    On the Style Beyond Age blog we´re styling beyond the bedroom for us women over 50. Wearing underwear as outerwear is nothing new on the catwalk, but it´s officially stormed the world of ready-to-wear in style. Everything from sultry slips and cinching corsets to exposed bras are gracing our stores. Before I scare you off too much, this beyond the bedroom trend can look cool, chic and sophisticated for us over 50´s and 60´s.

    The secret? Keep it cool and in line with your style.

    Let´s talk about some of my favorite pieces and a few styling hacks to ensure you´re looking and feelings fabulous.

    Sultry Slip Dresses


    If you´ve been following me for a while, you probably already know I am a fan of the slip dress. It´s become a closet staple. I dress them up, dress them down, or layer it up to create the look I´m after.

    They are nothing new, but we´re seeing varying styles evolve. Nudes, soft pinks, off-whites and lace detailing have graced the runways, offering a fresh and feminine take on this trend for spring. Style it under a blazer or tailored jacket and I guarantee you´ll feel comfortable, chic and empowered.

    Gaga for Garters


    Garters are strutting out as a top accessory for the season. It´s had a revamp and it´s bolder, stronger and more stylish than ever before.

    We´re seeing garters worn with blazers, under skirts and dresses and combined with tops to create cool and interesting style details.

    Garters are no longer just for your wedding day or weekend away. I´m expecting to see them popping up everywhere this season.

    Corsets to Cinch


    Vampy corsets, cinched waists, sheer bodices and beautiful boning were out on the runway in force and I for one am happy about that. They really are so versatile. I like to wear them over a dress, long blouse or under a tailored jacket.

    I´ve fallen head-over-heels for my Brooks Laser-Cut Corset Belt. It´s taken me from day to night, more times than I can count and now it´s official!  Corsets are moving out of the sheets and onto the streets, so let´s have some fun with them.

    Bustiers and Bras


    This season, we´re not burning our bras; instead we´re wearing them. Bear with me here!

    Exposed bras and bustiers featured heavily on the catwalks for Spring Summer 2020, but before you start cringing, there are ways for us over 50´s to embrace the trend too.

    I recommend swerving the lace bralettes, for something more structured. A bustier would be my choice. It offers support and that extra lift, exactly where we want it. I´d style it under a suit, or over a blouse if you´re looking to experiment with this trend.  Take this example, from Style Beyond Age friend, Isabella Thorpe @confessionsofasuperager – I love her style!

    Beyond the Bedroom for us Women over 50

    I hope I´ve helped you to embrace this sultry and sophisticated style trend. Are you brave enough to take it beyond the bedroom? Let me know in the comments.


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    Trends are inspirational

    Not necessarily wearable

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