Giveaway: Win a Styling Session With a FOFashionista!

Your son’s future in laws are coming to dinner. What should you wear?

You’d love to go to your 40th high school reunion this fall, but aren’t size 8 anymore, and want to find a flattering look for your size 14 figure.

Your going on a first date with a banking executive, but usually wear funky clothes. How can you dress more conservatively without sacrificing your individuality?

                  Terry Gibralter

What woman doesn’t face fashion dilemmas from time to time? You might call a friend, sister or your daughter for advice.  Or, you can contact Terry Gibralter, aka THE STYLE DOCTOR. I’ve known many stylish women over the decades, and Terry is at the tippy top of the list.  After years working in the fashion and beauty industries as a stylist and creative director, Terry launched an online boutique, House of Terrance, to sell interesting and unique clothing and accessories to help us spice up our wardrobes.

“Clothing and accessories are intensely meaningful to me. Nothing tells the story of you better than what you’re wearing,” Terry said. “I love sharing my style know-how with family and friends, and with any woman who might feel unsure about how to dress for an important occasion.”

Now Terry will help solve your fashion predicament during a 50-minute styling session online, or in person if you live in the New York metropolitan area. And FabOverFifty is giving one lucky woman a free exclusive styling session with Terry Gibralter, aka THE STYLE DOCTOR, valued at $50.

Simply fill in the form below and tell us about your style quandary to be entered into this cool giveaway!

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Hidden Talents

What funny and honest answers you gave when we asked “if you could have any talent in the world, what would it be?” 
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                       Geri
 “To bring people back from the dead.
Pam Salvati Smith
 
“Knowing when to keep my mouth shut.”
Anna Laurie Ivins
 
“To sing…. I love to sing but can’t carry a tune if it had a handle on it!
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez
 
“Be able to speak publicly without getting tongue-tied.”
Carol Bowyer Gravelle
 
“To be happy.”
Elena Tartaglini Sierra
 
“The ability to make everyone get along.
Becky Hoober Lewis
 
“Not really a talent but charisma.”
Erin Black
 
“Curing sickness!
Debra Travaglione-Caldwell
 
“To fly.
Mitch Lewis
“To heal broken hearts.
Doreen Pack
 
“To write books.
Sylvia MacNeil
“THE most famous Spanish guitarist!
Sue Hudson
“To know when I’m not being nice….🙂
Lizzie Rosenburgh Cook

It’s a Steal!

What funny and honest answers you gave when we asked “if you could steal one thing without consequence, what would it be?” 
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                       Geri
 “Time, it’s running out too fast. My life is more than half over and not a thing I can do about it.
Karen Watkins
 
I wouldn’t be able to enjoy anything that was stolen.
Margie Smith
 
“A brand new Porsche. Put some meaning to the drive-it-like-you-stole-it theory 😂.
Wendy Vargas Bryant
 
“Health and happiness for my son.”
Pam Browning
 
“Billions of dollars. Then I could help animals, homeless, vets, etc…”
Lisa Conrad
 
“A five–bedroom home so that my daughter and grandkids can live with me.
Cathy Treuner Boyle
 
“My innocence as a child back.”
Regina Kaye Sloan
 
“Trump’s tax returns–all of them.
Gayland Williams
 
“A horse about to be sent to the slaughter house.
Shan Chapman
“A beautiful woman’s heart.
William J. Henderson
 
“Cillian Murphy off Peaky Blinders lol.”
Jan Moore
As Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders. Photograph- BBC:Tiger Aspect:Robert Viglasky
 
“What’s that blue diamond called from the movie Titanic? Yes, I would take that!
Vicky Peters
“Food. I am tired of being hungry.
Sharon Manni-Arnold
Absolutely NOTHING.
Beverly Ann
“Those who reply nothing are liars!
Sandy Bowling
“A 30-foot RV.
Elizabeth Saldana

Cheating: Confrontation, Resignation or Celebration!

When we asked what you’d do if you found out your partner was cheating, 129 comments poured onto our Facebook page. We suggest printing out this list of responses and leaving it on his pillow, just in case he has even the slightest notion of straying. 

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                              Geri

 
“Drive him over to her place with all his belongings and happily wave goodbye…her problem now…no one cheats just once!”
Kar Slade
“Walk away and not look back – best decision I ever made ☺️.
Judy warren
 
“Stuffed all his dirty clothes in a trash bag and dumped them on her porch with a note that said, ‘If you can f**k him, you can do his laundry.’
Dian Holland
 
“Sell the house and give him half so I never had to bother with him again, then wait for his lovely pension he worked hard for 💪🏼.
Linda Done
 
“It would be over. No screaming, no crying, no hysterics. In fact, if I found it out, I wouldn’t even let him know until I’ve interviewed every good divorce attorney in the area and hired a good accountant to account for every dollar of assets.”
Elayne Robertson Demby
 
“It depends on the situation and the individuals involved – sometimes it’s better to stay, and other times better to leave – just don’t make a snap decision in the heat of the moment – give it time to come to the right decision!”
Renate Patterson
 
“Kick Him To The Curb!! Never Give A Cheater A Second Chance!!”
Carol Sydor
 
“Cry, a lot. The pain and hurt would be incredible. But what else can one do? I don’t believe in violence. So, I guess I would wish her well and let her go. People say they would do all these violent things but what good would that do?
Cary N Sue Faccone
 
“I always said that if I got cheated on I would leave, and I mean what I say because it happened to me and I left. He now regrets it, but it was nine years ago and I’m single and loving it.”
Kimmie Audley
 
“Ask him ‘why?’ Did he have the need to do such a thing. And take it from there. Start the conversation.
Regina Sanchez
 
“Divorce the POS and destroy him financially if you can. Make sure you take all the documents and all financial statements before dumping him.
Kris Julin
 
“Hallelujah! My green light to start dating other men!
Jessica Gedrocz
 
“Put all of his stuff in his car and set it on fire Angela Bassett style in Waiting to Exhale.
Tonya McAlpin
 
“Have him committed because I’d know he’s lost his mind lol.
Deborah Oglesby
 
“Throw a divorce party, and dance every weekend.”
Debra Haywood
 
“I’d wonder where he got the energy and time.”
Karla K Eldridge
 
“In my case I’d cheer as someone else would have the problem.”
Lynda Smith Smith

If You Had Time On Your Hands

“If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?” we asked you. Courtney’s answer is priceless. And, you’ve got to give Arleshia credit for what she’d do.  What about you?

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                              Geri

 
“Sleep, because I love sleep. And you can’t take that from me. Lol 😁.”
Courtney Barber
“Make memories with my grandchildren.”
Judith Leventry Baker
 
“Receive a massage.
Christine Ann
 
“Have sex.”
Karen Carlson
 
“Workout😁💪🏻💪🏻🚴🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️.
Karen Cooper
 
“Scrapbook!!!!♥️😍
Jennifer Smith Barnett
 
“Pray!!!”
Amy Watson Annecharico
 
“Travel, read more.
Cecilia Hernandez
 
“Watch TV and movies.”
Ida M Valero
 
“Clean...”
Arleshia Brooks Tubbs
 
“Sherri Siegel? Color of course!
Donna Appignani
 
I’m tall and can never find clothes that fit. I’d take sewing lessons and design my own fashions.
Emily Mosley
 
“Exercise and do creative things that I never have time for!!!!
Sherri Lyn
 
“Read, bake and crochet, just all the things I do anyway.
Sharon Pritchard Shepherd
 
“Read, read & more reading.
Suzanne Carter

Make My Day!

What heartwarming, funny, clever and honest answers you gave when we asked about the small things that make your day better. And, how nice to hear from some men, too!
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 “A random text from one if my kids .
GAYLE CHURCHILL
 
“My Miss Ruby Tuesday! 🐶 
Laura Pennington Traverso
 
“Anti-inflammatory meds. LOL.
Sue Diercouff
 
A good cup of coffee, good walk with my dog, cooking for my grandson, taking a nap, and reading a good mystery. Also enjoying the plants on the patio.
FRAN ESTRADA
 
“Seeing my hubby walk in the door after work.”
JO CURRY
 
“Spending time alone in prayerful thought giving thanks, loving kindness from my spouse, hearing from my children or grandchildren.
CAROLE CRANE
 
“For someone to make me breakfast…. my youngest son used to do it for us when he was young. I miss that and him.”
Vickey Kilde-Goeden
 
“Coffee and Jesus.
Marlene Ybarra
 
“Being appreciated.
Irene Vargas Peeler
“When I get my hour alone to wake up.
Kathi MacDonald
 
“Sunshine.
SUSAN REBECCA
“A huge hug from my wife and an ‘I love you’ would be great.”
VINNIE BOZZA
 
“Laughing with my daughter!
Melissa Williams
“Feeding the birds and watching them, getting up early to see the sunrise!
MARY MATHES
$1,000,000!
BILL WHITFORD
“Sunshine, oysters, music, a smile from a stranger, a sudden rainstorm and a foot massage.
Rose Marie Hagar-Filice
“Wine with lunch.
BONNIE BELL

Last Meal and Testament

We asked what you would choose as your meal if you had to only eat one meal, over and over again, for the rest of your life. Here’s what you said.
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 “Cheeseburger and fries.
LINDA MILLER
 
“Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, followed with a big slice of apple pie.”
Joanie Cranford
 
“Rigatoni with Sunday gravy, followed by either my mom’s cheesecake, or my sister’s pineapple upside-down cake! Coffee and anisette to go with dessert, of course!!
Bear Caglioti
 
“LOBSTA!!!!!! lol!!! Man…. I LOVE IT!!!! 😋
Constance Driver
 
“Honey garlic ribs, baked potato, corn on the cob, roulades, Shake ‘n Bake pork chops, potato salad without egg.”
Chris Cormier
 
“I was not raised on Korean food but I do love their Bibimbap. All sorts of seasoned vegetables, meat, sauce over rice.
Jessica Gedrocz
 
“Pizza–just switch up the toppings.”
JENNIFER WEEKS
 
“Roast chicken, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce.
BETH HUDSON-TUCK
 
“Snow crab legs and pan seared scallops with butter and garlic for both.
ANDREA TERESA
“Wild caught grilled salmon, asparagus, and potatoes. Cheesecake for dessert, but just a little.
DAWN HICKEY
 
“Tacos .
SANDY BISHER-PAGE
“Really good cereal with almond milk. It’s the one meal I’ve eaten since I was born and still am not bored with it. Cereals rock!”
Sophie CrÊte
“Wings…very hot.
Stephanie O’Sullivan
“Grits and egg over light with sausage and toast with grape jelly. Couldn’t eat same supper meal as I don’t eat supper much anyway!
Sandra Robbins Lightfoot
“Fish and chipsssssss.
Linda Buckley
“Lasagna, salad, fish, and garlic bread😋.
FONTE MAYS
“Bacon and eggs.
KAREN PECKOVER

Your Partner’s Most Irritating Trait

Remember when you cherished every single thing he (or she) did? You even thought his snoring was adorable. Now, you’d rather sleep in another room, perhaps even on another continent. (Note: Don’t miss Bonnie’s comment. Hysterical!)
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 Breathing.
Topsy Fisher
 
“Refusing to acknowledge my perfection.”
Bonnie bell
 
“There are so many! Chewing with his mouth open is probably number 1…”
Claire Curatolo
 
“SNORING!!!!”
DeeAynn Durbin
 
Happily divorced here! 😁
Cindy dodson
 
“Leaving toilet seat up!
Linda Whalen Gough
 
“He’s a Trump supporter.”
Robbie Massie Morrow
 
“Can’t hear what I say to him in the same room, but can hear a car alarm or any other sound within a mile. But he’s mine ❤️.
Marie Steffens
 
“He was born.
susan mann
He’s a narcissist.
Beth Hudson-Tuck
 
“…..lots of little things..but, I feel safe with him 😊.
sarah bias
“Squeezes toothpaste from the middle of the tube 😡.”
kathy bradshaw
 
“Criticizing everyone else but never himself!!”
Sally Jaramillo
“Picking his nose all the time.”
Rozligh Smith
“Screaming at me .
Ernesto Testani
“He is a slob.
Dawn Marie Daborn
His mother.”
Marcia Moreira
“The fact that I’m still waiting to meet him!
Claire Marie Montrose
“Picking toenails instead of trimming! And playing with his
facial hair!
Jen Den Reeder

What Women Won’t Watch

Peggy says she “lost millions of brain cells” when she watched a show I adored, but I’m on the same page as Laura when it comes to these reality shows. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure when it comes to…well, almost anything! Especially TV shows and movies.

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                              Geri

“Two and a half Men. Saw a few minutes of it and lost millions of brain cells.
Peggy Kelly Schultz
 
“Snakes An A Plane……..or anything with snakes! Gives me nightmares😟!
Machelle Trail
 
“Housewives of ANYWHERE, any of the so-called reality shows that focus on stupidity, like Springer, or Kardashians, or Honey Booboo. It’s degrading, depressing, and obnoxious.”
Laura Wiley
 
“I Love Lucy. Always found it embarrassing.”
Margaret Johnson
 
“Hogan’s Heroes, Saved by the Bell, The Bachelor/ette, Big Brother, Survivor, Cosby, Rachel Ray….and that is without cable, as I have the poverty package.”
Connie Breu
 
“Reruns of All in the Family. I feel sick knowing I grew up with everyone loving that show…gives me chills how they relate…and my family thought it was funny. Getting a grasp on my afflictions though.
Cherylan reed
 
“I refuse to watch late night tv talk shows, The View and Saturday Night Life. They have no respect for our president or country.”
Janice Overturf-Chevalier
 
“Fox News. It’s not news. It’s a bad sitcom that never ends.
Cecile Estrada
 

“The View, CNN, MSNBC, Will & Grace, and when The Chew finishes its run, I’ll be done with ABC altogether. Keep your political agendas out of my face!

Linda Campbell
“Anything about the Vietnam war. Absolute pain in my heart is still there.”
Kathleen Volenec
 
Naked and Afraid.
Pat Beal Williamson
“Another one is Wendy Williams—she’s so stuck on herself & does nothing but gossip. It’s sickening to watch her.”
Sue Schulte
 
“The View and The Bachelor.
Christine Farrington Higgins
“Ellen, all late night shows NBC News are just a few.”
Tina Webber
“Mom, The Golden Girls, I watched it when it first aired and now I’m sick of it. I’m sick of marathons of the same shows every week. It gets old fast, especially when they replay the same episodes in the same marathon. At least switch it up, since there are hundreds of episodes.
Carla Dick
“Big Bang, the laugh track makes me crazy!
Jamie-Lynn Huitema
I didn’t let my son watch The Flintstones because I don’t think men who sneak out to go to the lodge or deceive their wives make good role models, and I don’t think bossy, controlling women make good wives.”
David L Cornelius

Never Mind Skiing. Let’s Go Shopping.

If I ever attempted to ski, at any point in my life, I surely would have broken at least one bone in my body.  But, like Wendy (see her comment below), I might win a medal if this activity became an Olympic sport. And, now that I’ve bought my first grill, I might have a chance at winning for barbecuing if I practice enough. What ‘sport’ would get you a medal?”      

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                              Geri

 
“Overthinking.”
Sarah Bias
 
Procrastination.
Dan Perkins
 
Napping.
Kathy Ortiz
 
Listening to music!
Gaye Brady
 
“Binge watching TV.
Andrea Miller
 
“Decorating our home year round…gold.”
Diane Marold
 
“Reading and drinking coffee while listening to classical music.”
Jacquie Edwards
 
Talking.”
Sandi Taylor
 
“Shopping…”
Patti Bowman
 
“Facebook consternation.”
Betsy Reville
 
“Eating chocolate.”
Andrea Teresa
 
“Baking.”
Michelle York
 
“Getting my family together.”
Dora Villarreal de Reyes
 
“Knitting.”
Wendy K Hahn
 
“Couch sitting.”
Gail Schaefer Manndel