You’ll Be The Best-Looking Bag Lady At The Airport

This could be the best-looking, best-made, best-priced carry-on travel bag we’ve ever seen.

Made of select, full-grain leather, with a 100 percent Romanian hemp linen interior, the bag measures 12” H x 7” W and 15” L and features a 6” top expander for last-minute packing. it also has antique brass hardware, two leather outside pockets and an inside iPad-size pocket. Colors are rich brown or black.

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Drape Someone You Love in Faux Fox (It’s So Reasonable, You Can Buy One For Yourself, Too!)

Who wouldn’t flip over unwrapping a Christmas gift and seeing this luxe-looking Faux Fox Collar/Scarf?

Designed by Kathy Moskal, the genius who co-founded HUE fashion legwear, the soft, cozy and oh-so-sophisticated scarf will instantly give any ensemble a bit of glam! It drapes perfectly and has an elastic loop on the underside to keep it closed. Made in the US, and washable.

“I just throw it over everything.

It’s fun and versatile and I wear it with a jeans jacket, a suit or a dressy coat,” said Robin Bobbe (right), Kathy’s friend and sales rep for Kathy’s new company, OKOKO. “Kathy is coming out with a new line in the spring, made for FabOverFifty women,” Robin told us. “She knows her stuff and I am excited to be a part of it. We are both women in our 60’s.” We can’t wait!

Only 35 Faux Fox scarves are left and can be purchased on eBay for a mere $45
(regular retail was $75).

Win A Pair of Pretty Wearever Panties for LBL

This post is sponsored by Wearever Incontinence Panties.

If you’re one of the 30 percent of women—of all ages—who experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), enter
to win a pair of beautifully designed, quality
panties from Wearever.

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7 Easy Things You Can Do For Your Adult Kids

It’s darn challenging for many FOFs today, trying to determine what we should or shouldn’t do for our grown kids, at least financially.

Let them continue to live at home, rent free, till they find “meaningful” work?
Supplement their income if they’re working but getting meager wages?
Buy them a home of their own, if we can afford it?
Pay for their vacations?
Pay for graduate school?
Help pay for our grandkids’ schooling?

But we’ll let the hundreds of Internet sages, gurus, experts and bloggers give you advice on that complicated front. Instead, we thought that we’d weigh in on the little things in life we can do for our “big kids,” especially those that don’t cost us a dime. Too often we lose sight of them while we’re brooding about the big picture.

A couple of our tips are designed to be used on younger big kids (say 19-25); a couple are more in line with older big kids (say 26-40), and a couple more relate to kids of all ages. Even though they’re all grown up, they’re still our babies!

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Introducing “Frocks of Gibralter”

FOF Terry Gibralter has flawless style, as far as I’m concerned. She turns heads—men’s and women’s, alike—wherever she goes. She could be wearing something as simple as a white shirt and beat-up old jeans, and she’ll look spectacular. So we’ve invited Terry to write a FOFashion advice column, once or twice a month, in which she’ll share some of her tried-and-true tips.

This first column is about one of our favorite subjects—JEWELRY—in which Terry tells us how to wear it best during the holidays,
and throughout the year.

Some of Terry’s tips will link to specific items in H*O*T, her new online shop of new and vintage apparel and accessories. Terry likes to share more than advice. She’s even opened her closet to sell the shirts off her back (literally), because she’s bought and been gifted more than she could possibly wear. Her prices are marvelously modest!

Please join us in supporting FOF entrepreneurs, whenever you can. We’re the greatest generation of women in history, and we’re doing great things every single day.

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{Giveaway} Icon Shoes’ Shoulder Handbag and Wedge Bootie

Win wearable art worth almost $700!

Our talented friends at Icon Shoes are giving away two pieces of truly wearable art from their “Everyday Sorcery Collection,” designed by contemporary artist, Rodney White. Enter to win a “Marcie” Large Shoulder Bag ($365) and matching “Pearl” Lace-Up Covered Wedge Bootie ($295).

This dashing duo will turn heads wherever you go!

The shoulder bag features a zipper enclosure, two interior pockets, and detachable shoulder straps. “Great for work, but more fun at leisure!” says the manufacturer.

The bootie features a 2-inch covered wedge, and deep brown leather to complement Rodney White’s design. These statement, Italian-made shoes offer “the perfect punch of color and inspiration.”

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At The Top of Her Game

These are some of the things I love about Pauline Durban: Her enthralling British accent; the fact she adores her son as much as she does; her warmth; her generosity, and her humor.

And, I love the pretty, comfortable and flattering tops she’s been designing for the last couple of years, for FabOverFifty women just like she and I.

Pauline has recently added a honey of a selection of new tops to her Covered Perfectly collection, and she’s redesigned her website so it’s simple as pie to view it all. When I visited Pauline a few months ago, in her hometown of LA, she showed me a few of her new designs and I immediately said: “I want that one!” pointing to the top she was wearing.

So here I am, wearing Pauline’s Color Block top, in beautiful coral and black, over a pair of narrow black pants. The MicroModal and Spandex top (it’s machine washable!) also comes in black with red or black with malt (a deep taupe), in size small to extra-large. The length is perfect, because it helps disguise my less-than-svelte midsection. The sleeves are perfect because they cover my underarm flab. And the round neckline is perfect, because it’s not too low and not too high. I’ve accessorized the top with a thin silk scarf and you can see my coral necklace peeking through if you look closely!

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Win A Lustrous $2,500 Strand of Perfect Mikimoto Pearls

Roy Herzl, Inc., diamond and jewelry experts since 1855, is partnering with Readers.com and FabOverFifty.com to generously give away a jaw-dropping strand of pearls from Mikimoto, valued at $2,500.

The lustrous necklace is made of the highest-quality AAA Akoya pearls from Japan. Each white pearl is approximately 6.4mm, and the necklace features Mikimoto’s signature 18-carat white gold clasp.

Whether you wear it with a little black dress, or with slacks and a sweater, this classic strand of pearls will turn heads wherever you go.

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Light Up Your Eyes This Holiday Season

During the next few months, you’ll undoubtedly dress to the nines for a few holiday parties, dinners, and perhaps a New Year’s Eve gala.

Whether you’re reading a menu or checking your phone, you’ll most likely need to pull out your reading glasses—But how can you possibly wear a pair of drab, flimsy readers from the drugstore with your fabulous outfit?

The online reader gurus, Readers.com, have put an end to this fashion faux pas by curating a special line of readers for the holiday season. The collection of frames includes our favorite reds and greens, as well as classic styles in more traditional tones. Here are our top picks for four important holiday gatherings.

Whether you’re reading a recipe to prepare a from-scratch dinner or scanning a menu while dining out, The Studio is a feast for your eyes and, most importantly, will help ensure you enjoy a delicious meal. (You don’t want to add too
much salt or order the wrong thing!)

All eyes will be on you when you sport The Laura, in deep red fading to clear.
The wayfarer frame offers a slight cat-eye look, making it a go-to style
for any evening soiree.

Bring pizzazz to the workplace with The Sophie, which combines function and style (work + play). What’s more, it comes in this trendy lime hue (a twist
on your traditional holiday green) and five other hip shades.

Round and retro, The Bookworm’s unique marbled black design will look dramatic with everything from a little black dress to your favorite jeans and a sweater.

Readers.com offers distinctively designed glasses made from top-notch materials and at prices for any budget. Trained staff members are available to advise you on style and strength. You think long and hard about what to wear to holiday events—and your glasses should look just as good as everything else you’ve got on!

Click here to automatically receive an extra 20% off your order, exclusively for FabOverFifty fans. Readers offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and hassle-free return policy.

A Woman With Exceptional Style Opens Her Closet To You!

Terry Gibralter is one of those women with exceptional style.

You wouldn’t simply say she looks “pretty”, “beautiful,” or “put together” because she’s wearing a lovely—and flattering—outfit, accessorized with a nice handbag, shoes and necklace, and her hair and makeup look good. Her style actually is, well, just one of a kind, and no single adjective can adequately define it. I put a scarf in my hair and it looks like a schmatta (rag); Terry wraps a scarf on her head, and she, literally turns heads. That kind of style.

As a self-professed fashion addict, who inherited her mother’s and grandmother’s style genes (“My grandmother looked gorgeous until the day she died, at 101. She was still doing her nails and they were beautiful”), Terry has long been a fan of vintage clothes, accessories and jewelry, long before it became as fashionable to shop flea markets and thrift shops as it is today. It didn’t hurt that she lived and worked in Paris and Singapore for years, when her husband was transferred abroad. “Paris is a vintage haunt and Singaporeans are just plain insane about shopping. When we left Singapore, I put an ad in the paper for a garage sale we were having. People lined up outside our house at 5:00 AM!” Terry remembers. As a fashion stylist for Elle Magazine Singapore, Terry had suitcases of goodies that she preferred not to take back to the States.

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