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10 Sexy Over 40 Style Strategies

It’s no secret that I don’t have the body I had 20 years ago. My abs were my best asset, and I loved to show them off in crop tops and low-rise jeans. Pregnancy, a hysterectomy, and age changed the landscape– so to speak.  These changes forced me to re-evaluate my sexy over 40 style strategies […]

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Creating An Over 40 Signature Style

We’ve all said it: “I wish my style were like [fill in the blank].”  Common names that my clients fill in are Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington (more specifically her character Olivia Pope from Scandal), and Meryl Streep.  So what is it about these women and other over 40 style muses that we want to emulate? […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 4

As I integrated the last handful of small changes that Jenna Wolfe outlines in her “Thinner In 30” book, three things occurred to me:  I’ve accomplished more in the past month in diet and exercise than I have in the past year. I was a flabby, dehydrated mess four weeks ago. Scales lie. According to my Fitbit, […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 3

After the major setback and rebound experienced in Week 2, I hit the ground running (literally) in Week 3 of my “Thinner In 30 Challenge” designed by fitness guru and over-40 sister Jenna Wolfe. Let me preface this post by saying I’m feeling pretty damn strong compared to three weeks ago. Here’s the update…   […]

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Style Advice Your Daughter Will Follow

My mother and I didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to my fashion sense for many years— especially after my freshman year in high school.  Examples that come to mind: Sent to my room to change:  For trying to sneak out to school wearing a see-through mesh top a la Madonna. Note: This was not […]

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SheSpark Goes Green Over 40 Style!

The April “Force Of Nature” issue of SheSpark is dedicated to Mother Nature and how she plays into our style, beauty, and wellness decisions as over-40 women.  As we age, we support causes that reflect our values.  By purchasing eco-friendly products and supporting small business (like buying from our advertisers), we feel good as consumers […]

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The Oscars 2016 REAL Spectacle

Sure, there were dazzling dresses. And priceless jewels. And protests. And pleas. And, of course, girl scout cookies. But nothing stood out more at the Oscars 2016 than the Plain Jane black spectacles. You know the ones– they were passed around from Cheryl to Patty to Whoopi to Kate (and a handful of men). Making the rounds like […]

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SheSpark March Issue is LIVE – Over 40 Style, Beauty, Wellness

“Give Me A [Spring] Break!” is SheSpark’s March theme.  After the holiday ringer and new year hangover (how are those resolutions coming that we addressed in the January issue?), we need serious R&R. #Over40 women with hectic schedules may guffaw at the notion of “free time,” so we’ve accumulated a collection of blogs and products […]

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3 “P’s” of Winter City Chic

Who vacations in NYC in January?  ME!  My honey surprised me with a birthday weekend trip (he’s the best). And what a trip it was.  We hit fancy French restaurants, visited the Jacqueline de Ribes couture dress exhibit, and strolled through Central Park as kids sledded past screaming joyfully. I’ve lived in Texas weather so long (it’s 70 […]

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Menopause: Can You Cure The Curse?

The most frustrating part about not being able to treat menopause is that most doctors say: “All tests indicate you’re fine.”  “Synthetic hormones are your best option.”  “This is natural, just grin and bear it.” In The Menopause Cure, Hormonal Health, author Jill D. Davey tackles the menopause bull by the horns and debunks the myths, […]

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