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!

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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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15 Things To Absolutely Avoid From Halloween to New Year’s 2015

1. Cooking a holiday meal, by
yourself, for 25 guests

Cut down the number of guests or get some help!

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We’ve Got You Covered

Beach coverups help protect us from the sun’s harmful rays, hide what we’d prefer to keep under wraps, and can make us look adorable, even when we’re not near water.

A Show of Arms

Make a splash in a low-cut, one-piece outfit that shows off just the right amount of skin and lets you move with ease from day to night.

ASOS

Trina Turk

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Stylish & Affordable Reading Glasses Delivered To Your Door!

If you’ve been choosing your reading glasses from the boring, flimsy selection at the drugstore, you can stop now. One company is making it possible to find a quality pair of readers that work with most prescriptions, are unbelievably affordable, and make you look great.

Once women discover Readers.com, the online experts in reading glasses, they never look back at the drugstore again.

Readers.com creates glasses with top-notch materials, distinctive design and at prices for any budget. Its trained staff will give you custom advice on style and strength. The online store even features a tool which recommends the best look for your face shape. It’s about time you found reading glasses that enhance your vision and enhance your looks.

“I can never find drugstore readers with the strength I need, so I have to buy mine at the eye doctor!” Not anymore. Readers.com has strengths up to +6.00, so you don’t have to spend a fortune at the optometrist to get high-strength lenses. Strong, snazzy glasses can be sent straight to your door!

The eye experts at Readers.com not only offer good-looking glasses but also incredible prices. From dark tortoise to brilliant red, the options will excite you. When you can choose from 600 stylish choices under $20, you’ll never shop for readers anywhere else!

Enter code FOF2014 at checkout to receive an extra 10% off your order, exclusively for fans of FabOverFifty. Readers offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and hassle-free returns.

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Win A Year of Reading Glasses!

We seem to lose our reading glasses more often than we misplace our phone and keys. But now that our friends at Readers.com have created a spectacular line of stylish readers, we’ll love them too much to lose them!

If you’re the lucky FOF who wins this cool contest, you’ll get a new pair of glasses from Readers.com every single month for a full year, a $200 value. You’ll also get to pick your favorite styles and colors, from cat’s eyes to wayfarer, green tortoise to metallic red.

Your focus will be sharper. And so will you.

To enter to win,

comment below by answering the question:

How many pairs of reading glasses do
you currently own
?

P.S. Good luck with the contest. But if you want to own a pair of readers right away, enter code FOF2014 at checkout for a special 10% off your order. Shop now.

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes February 28, 2014 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

{Giveaway} Dust Off Your Old Videotapes

Do you have a tape of your child’s first birthday, or even reels of your first birthday, but nothing to play them on?

YesVideo digitally converts old film reels and videotapes in less than two weeks. Now you can bring your memories to the present and enjoy them right on your iPad, iPhone or computer.

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{Giveaway} $200 Caroline Hill Gift Card


You’ll look effortlessly chic wearing pieces from the Caroline Hill jewelry collection. Whether you want to make a statement or prefer to keep it simple, you’ll discover necklaces, bracelets and rings to suit your distinct style. And there’s more, from printed leggings to infinity scarves and quilted handbags.

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Coverage That Doesn’t Sacrifice Style

Dear Kate, which calls itself “a revolutionary underwear brand,” combines sexy, stylish design with exclusive, leak-resistant Underlux technology. When the founder learned that 1 in 4 women experience light bladder leaks on a regular basis, she wanted to develop leak resistant and stain-releasing underwear that also was soft and sexy. A single pair is $32 to $38, and sets range from $58 to $145.

Using her chemical engineering background, she designed a fabric lining comprised of two luxurious microfiber layers and a thin breathable outer layer to give all women protection, comfort and peace of mind. The mini lining can hold a teaspoon of liquid and the full lining, which extends from the front to the back waistband, holds three.

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Figure-Flattering Designs For Real Women

We’re FabOverFifty, and that’s great for lots of reasons! We’re much savvier than we were two decades ago. We’ve gained a rich perspective on life, and, for the most part, we’ve stopped sweating the small stuff. We’ve surely accomplished a great deal. But unless we make it to the moon, most of us probably will never defy gravity!

Gravity may be a blessing when it comes to keeping us firmly planted on the ground, but it’s also made our bodies, shall we say, a little less perfect over time. And that, ladies, can make it very, very frustrating to shop for clothes.

Most fashion for FOFs just doesn’t seem to cut it. It’s too structured or too frumpy; too gaudy or too plain. Muu-muus? No thank you! And when we try on a fashion-forward top we like, it usually reveals the areas that we’d rather keep covered.

Is it too much to ask for breathability, shapeliness and coverage, all in one package?

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