Which Holiday Look Do You Love Most?

If ever there’s an excuse to get “dressed up,” it’s holiday time.

Whether you’re planning a gala Christmas eve party or a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, you can find an outfit that looks and feels just right.

Here, FabOverFifty shows you a selection of eight looks for the season, in (most) everyone’s favorite colors. Tell us which one is YOUR FAVE!

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This Sparkling Necklace Can Help Save The Lives Of Children In Your Community

We’re excited to keep warm and radiate style this winter with Chico’s holiday sweaters, and we’re also pleased to share with you a lovely pendant necklace, designed to benefit sick children.


Thanksgiving 1965 v. 2015

If you were born in 1964, which makes you one of the last baby boomers, you most likely don’t remember Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1965.

But we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to that day, half a century ago, when life was simpler. Or, was it?


1965 | If you were hip (and wealthy) 50 year ago, you might have served Thanksgiving dinner in a dress from YSL’s Mondrian collection

2015 | It’s called color block today, but it’s got 1965 written all over it. Designed by Duro Olowu


11 Fashion Trends That Would Have Made Us Cringe Growing Up

When we were in our 20s and 30s, heaven help us if we wore slacks to a corporate job or heels without pantyhose, and if a fashionista mixed patterns in his collection, he’d be booed off the runway.

(Almost) anything goes today, and even if that neck scarf is a tad hot in the summer, at least it looks cool!


How To Choose The Best Necklace For Your Outfit

You’re bound to hear “oohs” and “aahs” when you follow a few simple rules and pair just the right necklaces with your outfits. Since this is the one piece of jewelry that takes center stage, it always looks its best when the length, color, size and shape complement, rather than clash with, your ensemble.


Keepin’ It Cool In The Heat!

newterry1If you don’t have the luxury of lying on a beach or at a pool during the “dog days of summer” * (don’t forget to apply 30 SPF sunscreen), it’s no fun getting dressed to go to work, or even to the grocery store.

Our Fave FOFashionista, Terry Gibralter, to the rescue, with 14 tips and tricks to stay cool, calm and collected when the temperature starts soaring.

* Interestingly, the expression “dog days of summer” harks back to the ancient Greens and Romans, who discovered that the dog star, Sirius, appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July, during the hottest days of the year.


Stay Cool And Dry Through Your Night Sweats

Let’s face it, there’s nothing good to say about night sweats. Whether they’re caused by menopause or simply stress, they can take a toll on your sleep cycle, leaving you exhausted, wet, and sticky.

It’s time to get your sleep schedule back on track!


Discover The Ultimate Shopping Solution. Really!


If you’ve never heard of the website, joyus.com, I recommend that you click your way on over there, pronto!

Joyus.com stands out in an e-commerce world of sameness and mediocrity because it uses short, informative videos to show and tell about each product it sells, all selected by stylists, makeup artists, nutritionists, and other experts, who really do know the best from the busts!

I’ve found scores of cool and clever, unusual and uber-useful products that let us effortlessly solve everyday problems. Here are 5 of my favorites.



Win A Colorful Soulevant Chemise

Upset with the lack of support from traditional nightgowns, FOF Linda Wallace-Blau created Soulevant, a line of colorful, and comfortable—chemises designed with built-in, wire-free bras.

Now, one lucky FOF will get to own one of Linda’s gowns, just in time for spring. The winner will pick from the Tropical, Zebra, and Ocean prints. Great in bed, these mid-length gowns also can double as sundresses or beach cover-ups.

Priced at $90, the gowns are 92 percent polyester and 8 percent spandex, so they have just the right amount of give. They’re also machine washable and made in the USA!


Meet Tyanna and Her Two Little ‘Piggies’

I recently asked which glasses you liked better
on me, the heavy looking black frames
or the lighter blue frames.

Although the overwhelming majority of women chose the blue, which I also love, I’ve been wearing the black frames for now since I wanted a change.

An interesting email relating to my glasses popped up this morning, from Tyanna Moon (gotta love her name) of Tacoma WA, where she is a leasing consultant.

The mother of a 21-year-old son in college, Tyanna remarried seven months ago, after being single for 17 years. Here is her email:

“I first thought the black, then I gave them a closer, thoughtful look and decided on the blue. But it’s really about you. Do you like the look? Does it fit who you are? Own the look, then truly you can wear it. I know this isn’t always true, but in this case, I believe it is.