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March 2020

Gray Hair Transition – 16 Week Update!

March 28, 2020

Here’s my latest update on growing out my gray!  I’m about 16 weeks with no dye at all. I’m starting to get an idea of the color it will be, though I’m not sure what’s you’d call it. I asked my Grey & Proud Facebook group, and my favorite answer is “Champagne Silver” …. I’ll take it!!


gray hair transition

I was planning on trimming several inches at least, and maybe more, as well as putting in a few low lights to blend the shades together a bit better. But of course we’re all on a beauty treatment break, aren’t we?  Ladies, if you were ever on the fence about going gray, this could be your window of opportunity. You can’t get your roots done right now anyway. And nobody is going anywhere for awhile! Just a thought! 😜


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Fashion Fantasy … Let’s Peek at Fall 2020

March 24, 2020

Today I’m taking a break from the news and indulging in some fashion fantasy!  Grab your cup of coffee and come along with me.  Here’s just a fun little glance at the Paris and Milan runways.  Let’s see what’s to come for Fall 2020!


Disco queen fabulousness! I want it!


(All photos are courtesy of IMAXTREE.COM)


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My Current Outfit Criteria

March 21, 2020

What have you been wearing?!  When I look in my closet right now, I’m looking for something comfortable enough for the whole day.  I want an outfit I can wear for: working from home, doing some yoga, walking the dogs, curling up in my bean bag chair with a good book, and running a quick errand (if necessary).

coronavirus chic, athleisure over 50


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Dressing for Shelter in Place

March 17, 2020

It’s a whole new world right now, isn’t it? Everyone is spending more and more time at home to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the community.  In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve even been called to Shelter in Place, and this new daily reality creates some new wardrobe needs.

This outfit above, from my previous NIC + ZOE post, will come in handy when the weather is a little warmer!



I never got on the athleisure bandwagon.  Athleisure just didn’t seem to fit anywhere exactly in my life and frankly I found it a little boring.  Well, only a couple of days staying at home and I’m eating my words.  Now I know what many of you stay-at-home-moms, retirees, and work-from-homers already knew:  athleisure is something you can put on in the morning and wear all day!  I want an outfit that is comfortable enough for working from home, stretchy enough for yoga, and presentable enough for a dog walk or a quick grocery run … in other words, athleisure!


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Ten Good Things About Staying Home!

March 14, 2020

Hey Friends …. I know … it’s getting weird out there. It’s getting scary in a lot of places, including Santa Clara County where I am.  And yes, we’re staying home.  So here’s my list of the good things about staying at home.  And please know that I’m not making light of what we’re going through right now AT ALL.  I’m just trying to keep myself positive.

what to do at home


#1 Your pets are SO excited to have you home with them.  Look at this girl’s happy face?!

#2 I might learn to cook. Maybe.  I’m the queen of eating out and getting take out, but I actually cooked one night last week: baked salmon with brown rice and vegetables. So healthy!  OMG, who am I?

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Working on my Spring Capsule Wardrobe

March 9, 2020

I’ve been working on my spring capsule wardrobe. I decided to build the collection around black and white, such a favorite combination, especially for spring. Plus the palette leaves the door open for fun pops of color here and there as well!


spring capsule wardrobe for women over 40


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Going Clean – 100% Pure Cosmetics

March 5, 2020

I’ve been working on going more green and more clean with my fashion and beauty choices.  I’ve tried a few 100% Pure Cosmetics products in the past and liked them a lot, so it was natural (pun somewhat intended!) that I would go to them when I wanted to change up my beauty routine and add more clean products.  They were gracious enough to let me try a few products and I’m happy to share and give you honest reviews of each product.

100% Pure Cosmetic Review

But first of all … Why Go Clean?

Clean beauty products are non-toxic, made without the ingredients that are linked to harmful health effects.  Clean beauty doesn’t have Parabens, BHA and BHT, Coal tar dyes, Formaldehyde, and many other ingredients often found in cosmetics.

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What to Wear to a Rock Concert Over 40

March 2, 2020

So, as most of you know, I’ve been spending more time out and about at live music venues since my husband has been singing with a rock band.  It got me thinking that maybe some midlife babes could use a little guidance about what to wear for an evening of live local music or a big concert.  Dolls, I’ve got you covered with my tips for dressing for a rock concert over 40!



Before I get to my tips, always remember my first rule of fashion: what makes you feel fabulous is always the best thing to wear, no matter what anyone says, including me!

What to Wear

Jeans  – Every rocker chic chick needs a pair of fabulous jeans: boot cut, bell bottom, skinny jeans, blue or black.  Add some edge with rips and raw hems!


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