Friday, December 1, 2017

My Aching Back and Shoulders! - Cross body Handbags.

I finally went out and purchased a small cross body handbag.  It is a Kate Spade (not that it matters) and it has a leather strap.  Now I wear it like the photo and keep the innards to an absolute minimum.  For credit cards I have 2 additional holders instead of stuffing them all into my wallet..and it seems more streamlined, and so much better on my back.  Now when I go out at lunch, as little as possible comes with me.

If I need to carry a book or extras I carry a light tote similar to a Longchamps.  My back thanks me for this.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

You're Getting Better With Age. Your Makeup Should, Too.- NYT

You're Getting Better With Age

This is far and away one of the best articles I have ever read on women/aging/makeup. The author will tell us exactly what we need to be doing to NOT LOOK DATED. Read on Ladies of a Certain Age!

Monday, November 13, 2017


Does anyone out there just love going to get their license renewed?  The lines, the attitudes, the yech...well, no more.

If you're a member of AAA (the car one) you can just pop into a select group of offices and renew it there.

Did you know that?  Great news..but I guess it's been around for a while.  Yet another reason to join AAA.

UPDATE!!!  Did you know that you can renew your Massachusetts license online?  I did not.  Got all gussied up ready for my photo op and the person told me not only can I keep the old photo, but I could have done the whole thing online!!!

Check it out!

MA Drivers License Online Renewal

You may renew drivers licenses online in Massachusetts if you are younger than 75, and you do have any outstanding fines, violations or fees. To renew drivers license, you must visit the RMV Online Services site and provide the system with the following information:
  • Full name, date of birth, and email address .
  • Drivers license number.
  • Social Security Number.
  • Drivers license class (D, M, or D/M).
Once you provide the information above, you must pay the standard renewal fee using a credit or debit card. After completing your online drivers license renewal, you will receive a new license in the mail. Drivers who are not eligible to renew their license online may still start an online application and complete other requirements in person at a local MA RMV office.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Style, Fashion, MakeUp for over 50, 60, 70, 80 and beyond

The advertising industry is so ridiculously focused on YOUTH, (always has been) that it's understandable that anyone over the age of 50, 60 or 70, 80 or older just throws in the towel.

There is nothing more dispiriting than seeing headlines on a beauty mag announcing make up/fashions for the 30's, 40's and even into your 50's!  What are we, chopped liver?  Possibly it is more important than ever to pay attention to how we look/eat/exercise.

Anyway, here are my thoughts on aging and looking our best at any age! 

  • Less is more with makeup, but please put on some makeup.  Every day.
  • Change your hairdresser.  Try a new color or hairstyle! 
  • Throw out all your sweats.  Even your cool ones, just wear around the house or the gym (eek).
  • Jeans are not out nor will they ever be out.  Go and get fitted for some age appropriate ones.
  • Wear a scent.  Every day.  It says something to your brain.
  • Make your hair appts in advance, so when the hair starts to look funky, you don't have to just jump at whomever might be available for a cut.
  • Go to Groupon for a discount on's a good way to shop around.  And please do not feel obligated to your hairdresser.  Remember you pay this person.  It's your dime.
  • Add some cool coats to your collection.  Don't drag around in a (car coat) or down jacket all the time.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  Then moisturize some more.
  • Stay away from the sun.  Not only does it kill the skin, but a tan is SO OVER.  Not cool at all to have a tan.   Have age spots on the face?  Dab concealer on just that spot.  Not all over.   
  • Please don't say you don't have time for this.  At this stage in life, we have some spare time to devote to ourselves.
  • Lastly, learn how to have a good picture taken.  With all the shutterbugs around, there are so many more Kodak moments.  We are, I guess, a more formal lot.  Lose that thought.  Be informal.  Feet up, and relax! Shoulders back, move to your side. Light's camera ready!  PS Edit, edit, edit.....Life is too short for bad pictures of yourself to be hanging around.

Examples of what we are chatting about here:

Almost forgot, go to the store and get fitted for a good bra.  Pronto.  See Oprah and Jane above.