Win A Sensational Spring Makeover!

When we admire the way a woman is dressed, chances are her clothes and accessories enhance everything wonderful and unique about her, from her personality to her body language and facial features. No one is better than Dressing Your Truth® when it comes to giving every Type of woman the tools she needs to look—and feel—sensational. Once you’ve mastered Dressing Your Truth’s beauty and fashion philosophy, you’ll never have a bad outfit day ever again!

Now one lucky FOF will win the empowering DYT online course and get $200 to spend in its online store. You’ll discover which of the 4 Types of beauty you are and learn how to reflect it through your wardrobe. And you’ll get a head start on looking sensational for spring.

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{Giveaway} A Beautiful Lynn Ritchie Top

Lynn Ritchie’s truly individual collection of contemporary womenswear is artwork on your body. Gathering inspiration from an awesome library of prints, Lynn creates masterfully designed tops that stand out from anything else on the market. You’ll never see yourself coming and going when you’re dressed in one of her pieces. The collection also includes timeless ponte knit pants, jackets for every occasion, and dresses that hang just so over your body.

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{Giveaway} Win This Set of Versatile Activewear


Exercise never goes out of style! Pinks and Greens, a Florham Park, NJ-based company with an alluring line of activewear, is giving away its fall favorites to one lucky FOF. Carrying more than 70 premier brands, Pinks and Greens has become the “ultimate online destination for stylish activewear for women,” according to a company insider. The pieces can be paired for many types of workouts, or even a flattering outfit on the run. The company recommends these fall picks—a wrap, a top, pants, and a tee. Read more about each piece, and enter for a chance to win the set!

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{Big Giveaway} Win This Makeover and Shopping Spree!

FabOverFifty.com and Dressing Your Truth are partnering up to bring you an incredible giveaway. One lucky FOF will win a Dressing Your Truth online makeover course, where you’ll find out your Type of beauty, and receive $200 credit to the Dressing Your Truth store, chock full of beauty products, clothing and accessories organized for the 4 Types of beauty. The winner will also receive the Dressing Your Truth for Men course for a special man in her life!

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{Giveaway} Who Wouldn’t Want A Personal Shopper?

Dalit Fresco, founder of online retailer Dalitika, scours LA’s upscale consignment stores and endlessly shops for you. Her background in architecture, design and sustainability gives her an eye for timeless trends with a sensibility for reusing and recirculating.

Want to win a piece from Dalitika? Take a look at her website, then comment below on which piece you want to win and why.

We all love hand-picked fruit–now we can have hand-picked clothes! Dalit’s affordable collections features all sorts of hidden gems, from a BCBG Kimono Top ($32) to an Ann Taylor Wrap Dress ($45). Her selections cover every season, and cater to all sizes from petite to plus. Choose a tunic for your beach getaway or a fabulous jacket for a rainy fall evening. But don’t debate too long over each item—there’s only one of each in Dalitika’s affordable collections, and pieces go quickly!

Want to win a piece from Dalitika? Take a look at her website, then comment below on which piece you want to win and why. 1 FOF will win.

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes October 13, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

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By The Good of Grace Goes Rwanda

FOF Grace Hightower De Niro (yes, that De Niro), 58, told us there is more to our cups of coffee than cream and sugar. Not only is she a savvy businesswoman, but her company, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda™, helps to create a more sustainable future for the people of Rwanda. FOF chatted with Grace about her business, and recently spotted her coffee truck in the heart of Manhattan, a few days before National Coffee Day. See what she had to say, and enter to win a set of Grace’s coffee!

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{Giveaway} A $300 ravishing red necklace from Bess Heitner

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bessheitnerFOF Bess Heitner wears many hats, but we wanted to showcase her jewelry business, Bess Heitner Jewelry Designs, which features stones and gems from around the world in colorful and distinctive pieces. Ranging from $58 earrings to necklaces for more than $2,000, Bess keeps FOFs in mind when designing her collection. Today, she’s giving away a ravishing red necklace, “Multi-Coral Torsade” (retail value: $300), which is made of coral “in every shade,” freshwater pearls, and lacquered bone toggle. To win this beautiful necklace, first visit Bess’ website, then comment below with the name of your favorite piece and why. 1 FOF will win!

How old are you?
68

How did you launch your business?
Even as a kid I tinkered with design. My mother was a millinery buyer at Bloomingdale’s in the days when no fashionable woman would be seen outside without a hat. Our home was filled with brightly colored ribbons, flowers, pins, felt shapes and all the fixings for elaborate bonnets. I discovered I had a flair for combining forms, textures, and colors. Before long I was helping my mother concoct her elaborate creations. After my husband died in June 2000, I began taking jewelry courses to help me figure out what to do next. I have never enjoyed anything as much as this. In my “second act,” I found my true passion that I love more than anything I’ve ever done.

What were you doing before?
I taught English in Japan and at the New School for Social Research in New York. I was a professional writer and worked with my husband, a Japanese TV producer, on documentaries. I also created costumes for several feature films.

Where are you based?
My studio is in Manhattan where I make each one-of-a-kind and limited edition piece by hand.

What is your typical workday like?
Designing and jewelry making take up a large part of each day. I also write blog posts and do other business and PR tasks. Some days I have private appointments with clients. And I always spend an hour or two studying fashion magazines and favorite websites for inspiration.

opulentpearls-citrineWhat jewelry do you sell?
I sell necklaces, earrings, pins, and bracelets in a wide variety of styles.

Where do the stones and gems come from?
I get my materials from a few trusted vendors. Most of my top quality gems and minerals, such as Peruvian Opal, Brazilian amethyst and tourmaline, rubies and other interesting stones come from Brazil, Australia, Africa and India. The pearls come from China and Australia.

What trends have you noticed with jewelry this year?
I like the bold statement pieces that are in now because I favor drama, bold shapes, and vivid color in my own work. Chains and ropes also are popular and have
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always been favorites of mine. Long before the Gatsby and Boho trends hit, I began offering many kinds of ropes with clasps that are versatile and can be doubled, tripled, worn as lariats, or wrapped around the wrist many times.

What are your best-selling items?
The multi-coral torsade I am offering is very popular because it looks great with bright white, picks up the colors in strong prints, and perks up almost every shade. Genuine coral is becoming extinct so people are glad to get this. A raw iridescent quartz collar I designed in several colors has been selling well because it makes a dramatic statement.

Why does your collection looks good on FOFs?
Women over fifty know who they are and aren’t afraid to make unique statements at work and in their personal lives. I design wearable artwork, pieces that are both contemporary and timeless, that echo the qualities of the women who wear them. I use stones, pearls, and tiny crystals that flatter the skin. And my pieces are versatile; easy to wear in a work setting, in casual surroundings or on a dressy occasion.

To win this necklace, first visit Bess’ website; then comment below with the name of your favorite piece and why. 1 FOF will win!

P.S. Want to get your hands on one of Bess’ designs now? All of her products are 25% off until July 24.

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes July 24, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

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{Big Monthly Giveaway} Women at Woodstock Getaway

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Rest, relax, and restore!

FOF is excited to attend another sensational getaway with Women at Woodstock East! Join FOFs from across the country this October for a transformative fall retreat in tranquil Woodstock, NY. Enjoy empowering workshops, performances, and great networking at the luxurious Emerson Resort & Spa. Your retreat also includes three nights at the resort, as well as gourmet meals and a luxe gift bag. You’ll leave inspired, relaxed, and rejuvenated. ONE FOF WILL WIN!

The reinvention retreat includes*:

• 3-nights private accommodations at the Emerson Resort & Spa

• Full admission to the Women at Woodstock retreat, including a ticket to the opening night performance of Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show, a welcome party, intimate workshops and speaker presentations.

Dates: October 6-9, 2013

To enter to win, comment below to this question:  Why would you like to attend the WAW retreat?

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes August 20th, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

*Does not include transportation.

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{Giveaway} Win a $75 gift card to Shabby Apple clothing

Win a $75 dollar gift card to Shabby Apple, a website featuring 50s inspired pieces with silhouettes that flatter your FOFigure without showing too much skin. Enter to win by becoming a fan of FabOverFifty and a fan of Shabby Apple, then answer this question in the comments below: Which Shabby Apple dress is your favorite?

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(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes June 28th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

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{Giveaway} The Card Cubby


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FOF Wendy Krepak is giving away a Card Cubby–a hybrid wallet and alphabetized organizer. Enter to win by answering this question in the comments below: Which color Card Cubby is your favorite?

Wendy Krepak was enjoying a career in commercial real estate when an organizational problem she kept having led her to launch an entirely new venture. “I had all of these [frequent buyer] cards and I liked to go to local places and get the fifth coffee free or the fifth lunch free,” says Wendy. “But, I kept losing them.”

Wendy scoured the internet to try to find the solution to her problem, but came up empty-handed. So, she took matters into her own hands and created a makeshift personal card organizer. Her prototype, “stood up like the Card Cubby, had a flap over and it, and it was kind of what I was looking for,” says Wendy. “The one I made was just for me…but it served the purpose really well and people started asking where I got it.”

“I thought, this is kind of crazy, but maybe I’ll just take it to the patent attorney,” says Wendy. “So I went in, met with him, and he said, ‘Let’s patent it!'”

And with that, the Card Cubby was born. The resulting organizer is a stylish, wallet-sized pouch with a 30-card filing system to keep all of your frequent buyer cards in order. It has a place for your ID and cash, can fit your cell phone, and comes with a removable strap. The Card Cubby comes in 16 different colors and styles.

Since late 2008, Wendy has sold over 350,000 Card Cubbies. They’re sold in retail stores all over the U.S. and in Canada, and have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and QVC.

Wendy credits the success of the Card Cubby to the universal appeal of getting things for free. “I don’t care how much money you make, we all like free stuff,” says Wendy. “When you go in and you get that free lunch or that free coffee, [while] being able to be organized, and you don’t have to be aggravated, there is some value in that.”

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Enter to win one of Wendy’s brilliant Card Cubbys by answering this question in the comments below: Which color is your favorite?

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One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes June 28, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

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