Here are all of my posts featuring my personal outfits and looks, plus style tips, and iconic women to inspire women over the age of 50 to be their most stylish self.

#LoveChicos; NYC MeetUp

Saturday, October 7 was my big day.  For, last two months, I counted down to this momentous event: the Chico’s NYC MeetUp.   I must say, it was a fabulous day to forge new fierce friendships with fashionable women from New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., and Michigan.  The Forever Fierce members were there to model inside the store, but it was Broadway, the store located in New York City, that became our runway.

#LoveChicos; Chico's NYC MeetUp
Location: NYC; Wearing Chico’s Ponte Bell-Sleeve Black Dress, Birabiro Abaaboo Brooch in Brass, TopShop Hot Toddy Red Patent Leather Boots

While I planned for a fashion show to happen in-store, we were able to do so informally. We spent a lot of time outside of the store, on Broadway, trying to utilize the natural light while we took photographs and Boomerangs to capture all of the fun we were having.

All the models selected their respective outfits.  It’s interesting that no one chose the same items. We all represented our style, and that’s a beautiful reflection on Chico’s, a reminder the store offers variety to suit multiple styles in one location.

#loveChicos; Chico's NYC MeetUp
Location: Chico’s on Broadway; All models are wearing Chico outfits. Dawn, Michelle, Cherie, Moi, Catherine, Tracey, Kim, Jannetta, and Michele.

Meet the Models:
♦  Dawn, who writes the blog Plumage59, a smart, chic and fun fashion blog for women of a plum age.
♦  Michele, who writes the blog, Shelbeeontheedge who writes about “living her 40s on the edge! On the edge of style.  On the edge of sanity.  On the edge of midlife.  Feeling fabulous all the while!”
♦  Cherie, who writes the blog, StyleNudge, an inspirational and unexpected style giving you a little nudge.
♦  Catherine, who writes the blog CatherineGraceO and is a Fierce 50 Founder
♦  Tracey, who writes the blog  ChicClassySpicy, dedicated to helping women of all ages express their personality & zest. Tracey motored from D.C.
♦  Kim, who writes the blog, KandidlyKimBeauty, a Lime Light by Alcone Beauty Consultant
♦  Jannetta, who writes the blogJmbradd, and is a Forever Fierce Member
♦  Michele, who writes the blog, Seechele_Styles and Hosts the Instagram #thriftedchicstylechallenge


The spotlight celebrated the camaraderie of women that came together to meet and embrace each other as bloggers over the age of 50. Check out the ladies that shared their blog/business/their story: 


♥  Lydia, an attorney, shared about her BiraBiro jewelry business
♥  Diana, DianaGabriel, Jewelry Designer and African Art Curator
♥  Caytha, a writer, and producer of The Other F Word told every one of film on aging punk rock musicians
♥  Angie, Your True Self has a blog for women over the age of 60 to highlight their true self. Angie flew in from Detroit.
♥  Sandra, Boostwr, a new lingerie line for full-busted girls. A special thank you to Sandra for the pink balloons provided for the refreshment table
♥  Elle, The Elle Diaries, a former accessory/jewelry designer and twin
♥  Brenda, Avalon_NYC former NYC Boutique Owner and Photographer
♥  Netta, Health Partners Manager from Philadelphia
♥  Victoria, Forever Fierce Member
♥  Ginger and her sister, Forever Fierce Members
♥  Catherine, Atypical60, over 60 blog with a fun outlook
♥  Nancy, Bellecore, former 80s Supermodel, and creator of Bellcore body buffer

Chico's UWS Broadway
Some of the Chico’s UWS Broadway Staff including store manager, Tina, and District Manager Michael

A special thank you to Chico’s, including Michelle and Jennifer on their PR team; Tina, the store manager, and her staff; as well as the district manager, Michael.  

#loveChicos; Chico's Gift Cards
Chico’s Gift Cards and Donations in Gift Bags

I also want to give a special thank you to my gift bag sponsors: The Hall Center for providing Dr. Prudence Hall’s book, Radiant Again & Forever, Montagne Jeunesse for the 7th Heaven Face Masks, Simply Venom Day & Night Creams, and finally, to for the Chico’s Luna Stretch Reversible Bracelet.

#lovechicos; Chico's cupcakes; Chico's NYC MeetUp
The Chico’s on Broadway Became Our Runway. Chico’s designer cupcakes.
Chico's NYC MeetUp; Chico's UWS Broadway
The Chico’s on Broadway Became Our Street Runway

I can’t thank Chico’s enough for hosting the NYC MeetUp, as well as providing the yummy lite bites and sparkling water. Oh, the beautiful fresh calla lily arrangements. This event allowed like minds to empower and support one another by the opportunity to connect.  We are grateful for virtual connections that became real.

#LoveChicos; Chico's NYC MeetUP
Photographers, Kenya Pickles, and James.


My niece Kenya Pickles, her debut as a professional photographer and James, Tracey’s beau assisted.  You made us street stars. We appreciate the fun and creativity with taking our photos.  We didn’t strut our stuff, but we sure turned heads on Broadway that day, when passersby wanted to know if we were all models for Chico’s.

I must thank Channing, my daughter and Refinery29’s Fashion News Writer for putting me in touch with vendors willing to make donations to our group. And thank Dawn, too, for securing the Simply Venom samples and custom feather affirmations for the ladies.

Beth Briggs; Fashion illustrator; Chico's NYC MeetUp
The Chico’s on Broadway Became Our Street Runway. Beth Briggs custom fashion illustrations used as invites for the NYC MeetUp.

Finally, thank you to Beth Briggs, the resident Forever Fierce fashion illustrator who created a custom invite which reflected our group in New York City. It was indeed a fantastic event, and I have to say, I’m proud of how my first meet-up turned out. 

Thank you for reading.  Have a fabulous and stylish week.


Soft Surroundings

  It’s official! Friday, September 22 marks the first day of autumn and I’m easing into the new season with Soft Surroundings, a women’s clothing line offers stylish, luxurious, and comfortable women’s pieces for every size. Today, I am wearing an elegant silk convertible tunic top and cami and with white 5-pocket leggings from the brand. […]

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Top Shop Off-the-Shoulder Top; Hattie Carnegie

Wednesday makes the final dog day of summer.  We’re now moving into the time of the year when the September fashion magazines hit the newsstands. The brick and mortar retail stores begin to sell the new fall clothes. I should be writing about the fall 2017 trends (like velvet, statement sleeves red accents) but instead, […]

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White Cold Shoulder Dress With GoGo Boots

Are you ready for go-go boots this fall?  I know I am!   The warm temperatures of August shouldn’t limit our footwear to sandals. It is easy to slide into cooler weather with these polka dot snake print heeled go-go booties from ASOS. After I read Cherie James’s blog, Style Nudge’s, Shoe and Tell post on the white ankle […]

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Boy, do I have a question about fashion and appropriateness question for you!  Are tulle skirts still chic?  Am I too mature to rock tulle?  Can a woman of a certain age pull off the look of tulle (especially if she’s not a millennial)? Let’s be honest here.

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Birken Basket; Jane Birken Basket; Fishing Basket

Who knew carrying a fishing basket could be so chic?  The answer is Jane Birkin, the British actress and singer.  You know the mademoiselle of the ’70s with that certain je nais sais quoi.  Her last name inspired the eponymous Hermès Birken. I get it, Jane.  It makes sense to tote a functional bag to carry all our many necessities.  Not […]

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#NSale; Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Many brick and mortar stores are currently facing challenges to keep their business alive and growing. In the first six months of this year, retailers announced plans to close more than 5,300 stores. However, the Seattle-based department store Nordstrom doesn’t seem to have that problem. It’s the retailer’s biggest, most important sale of the year: the anniversary sale. […]

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