Dressing in neutrals is a timeless fashion trend that never goes out of style and is one of the most versatile approaches to styling your look.
Dressing in Neutrals from Zara
Are you tired of bright colors, prints, and loud patterns? Ready to elevate your wardrobe with some neutral-toned pieces that will keep you looking fashionable but still provide a timeless elegance? If so, now is the time to begin dressing in neutrals. Neutral colors are sophisticated and can be paired easily with nearly everything.
For example, this wonderful head-to-toe neutral outfit from Zara is perfect for transitioning into Spring. The soft beige skirt and matching top are the ideal blend of Spring chic and soft warmth, and the classic cotton coat is the perfect addition on those chillier days.
One of the best things about wearing neutral colors is that they can be used to create elegant or casual looks seamlessly. Making this style especially perfect for women over 50 who are looking for easy yet stylish fashion solutions!
If you’re over 50 and you’re wondering how to show off your personal style, there is a simple solution. Try wearing simple accessories or layering some favorite pieces with varying textures. This will help give you stylish, personalized looks without breaking the bank.
Adding Accessories to a Neutral Outfit
One of my favorite ways to elevate a neutral outfit is by adding some chic statement accessories. It’s the easiest way to tie your outfit together and add a level of interest that makes the look seem more intentional. For example, a statement bag, shoe, belt, or necklace are small touches that can make a big difference to your stylish neutral look.
For this beige outfit, a gold necklace and matching earrings from Zara were the perfect addition. I especially love how the gold draws the eye and thankfully, they’re also quite affordable!
Although dressing in neutrals can be tricky for some people, it can be as simple as throwing on a few simple favorites and adding some nice accessories. Above all, don’t forget that fashion can be fun, don’t take it too seriously and try out some new combinations.
If you’re looking for some chic neutral outfits this Spring then check out all of my Zara favorites! For some Summer neutral options, take a look at my blog post here. Happy shopping!
Make this Valentine’s Day edit the reason you rekindle your connections with your partner, your family, your friends, or yourself.
Valentine’s Day Edit
There are many expectations that come along with this holiday. But instead of just expecting, this is what I do…
To give our home a happy lift, I like to buy us flowers. Thankfully, I have a husband that loves them. Here are some tips on making them last longer:
Use a clean vase
Keep leaves out of the water, stems only below the water line
Use a sharp knife or scissors to re-cut each stem right before it goes into the vase
Keep them away from heat and direct sunlight, and move them to a cool room overnight.
Replace the water every few days
Change it up
Do the unexpected. I know it can be a stretch, but doing something out of the ordinary works like magic. Go to a different restaurant, serve a special meal, or book a room. Anything that will remove you from your regular atmosphere and expose you to a new one.
Bake Something Sweet
Baking is a great way to treat your loved ones with something that you’ve made with your own two hands. Plus, it’s delicious. They’ll love it and you’ll get to enjoy it as well.
Here is my favorite, super simple cake recipe even I can’t do wrong:
4 oz. butter
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
3 whole eggs
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup cake flour
melt butter and chocolate together
whisk eggs and sugar together
whisk melted chocolate mixture into egg and sugar mixture
whisk in cake flour
Pour cake mixture into the pan
bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes until outside of the cake is set and center is still soft
For some fun toppings you can try: strawberries, whipped cream, cocoa nib, rainbow sprinkles, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, candied rose petals, raspberries, blackberries, marshmallows
Along with taking care of your basic needs, don’t forget to treat yourself now and then. Drink the bubbly, eat the chocolate, take the plunge, or go to a spa!
Feeling sexy over 60 and beyond is all about attitude and state of mind. It’s an important and healthy part of our life that often gets ignored. Even something as simple as taking a bath or reading a novel can make you feel sexy. Find what makes you feel your best, and make sure to mix it in with your day-to-day activities.
Don’t Let Menopause Steal Your Romance
If you’re a woman that is navigating menopause and still trying to keep the romance alive, you’re not alone! Some of my favorite products, which I have found very helpful, come from Pure Dharma and Womaness.
Pure Dharma Recharge Activated Salt Soak is a great way to elevate a regular bath and it’s infused with pure plant extracts that help to soften and brighten your skin. I have also been enjoying the Glow CBD Activated Oil Serum. The formula consists of stem cells and Vitamin C that brighten and tighten the skin which also leaves you with a luminous glow.
Menopause can be a confusing time . With all the changes we go through sometimes it’s hard to navigate romance. Do you find that to be true?
Between dwindling hormones aches and pains and worries in general it can be a confusing time.
If truth were to be told, women seem to have a higher libido at this time, but it seems taboo. I know that if you’re in your 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, you were probably trained to ignore it.
Thankfully we are now shedding some light on the issue. Between #hormonetherapy and companies like @mywomaness we can start feeling good about our sexuality again, or for the first time.
What do you think? Let’s empower ourselves!
Dress it Up or Down
If you’ve got some exciting dinner plans then by all means, find that outfit you’ve been waiting to wear and dress it up. I love this all-pink ensemble for Valentine’s date night. Or if you’re going to stay in or have some low-key plans, toss on a pair of jeans and a cute top and keep it comfy.
That’s it for this year’s Valentine’s day edit. Don’t forget to always treat yourself as well as the people you love. Check out last year’s post for more fun ways to celebrate, and have a wonderful Valentine’s day!
As we age, natural processes such as genetics and hormone change can lead to thinning hair. Between dullness, dehydration, breakage, and brittleness it seems like a never-ending battle. But just because that might be happening to you, does not mean that you have to accept a lifetime of thinning strands – there are some great ways for us to get thicker fuller hair even at this stage in life!
In this blog post, I’ll dive into the actionable steps one can take to get thicker, fuller heads of hair despite the common challenges we all have. It’s all thanks to Meaningful Beauty.
Meaningful Beauty Products
With a scalp treatment, shampoo, conditioner, and styling protector, the science of hair care has advanced tremendously and Meaningful Beauty products are on the cutting edge.
The Meaningful Beauty 3-step Age-Proof Hair Care System includes a shampoo and conditioner that are gentle on your hair and a restorative scalp treatment that encourages a healthy environment for healthier, shinier hair. The line is formulated with the brand’s proprietary melon leaf stem cell technology that started it all…, Meaningful Beauty system is a game changer!
The hero of this set, the Meaningful Beauty Scalp Treatment, I use nightly. It includes vitamin H, castor oil, peptides, a plant-based alternative to keratin, and a natural wheat protein to keep your hair thicker-looking, stronger, and full of volume.
It’s a four-in-one primer that detangles, conditions, smooths, and protects the hair from heat. Vegetable proteins strengthen the hair and conditioning agents add shine.
My hair is what gives me the most confidence. When I have fluffy, bouncy hair I know my day is going to be just fine. I don’t have to be well-styled or even wear makeup, my hair is what sets the tone. Do you feel that way? To get that I have been using the scalp treatment to great advantage, which also nourishes hair follicles and replenishes vital amino acids to moisturize and revitalize the scalp.
To sum up, do yourself a favor and try the incredible Age-Proof Hair Care System from Meaningful Beauty. Now my hair is healthier, thicker, and shinier than ever! It makes my day.
Also, it has encouraged me to grow my hair a bit longer, past my shoulders actually. I’m thrilled!