A skirt that can be worn all year round and styled lots of different ways, a classic wrap style in black and cream - this one from Roman Originals is so versatile. There is a lot of talk about 'winterising' our summer skirts and dresses and getting more wear out of our wardrobe so we are not always buying new. Now I wouldn't suggest that all summer skirts will work during the winter as lets face it, it could get quite chilly, and I am all for wrapping up warm. But add warm tights and winter boots and unless you are standing at the side of a football pitch, then this really can be an option for milder days.
I've tried and I've tried again but how do you apply eyeliner and not smudge it, not end up with a wonky line or make it look natural?! First of all I am rubbish at applying it then if I do succeed I end up with panda eyes pretty quickly. And then add in the dry eyes associated with menopausal hormone fluctuations and it all quickly becomes pretty disastrous! And I have very small eyes! I've never been able to wear eyeliner on my upper eyelids and I'm not great at the lower lids either.
The theme of this years World Menopause Day is Testosterone for Women in Midlife and it really caught my eye immediately because testosterone is not licensed for women to use in the UK - and yet it can be a life-changing element of HRT and treating the debilitating menopause symptoms. It is possible to take testosterone in the UK, you just need to know how to get it. My research for my own hormone health eventually led me to taking testosterone (as well as oestrogen) and I have talked about my journey a lot on my blog (see below for all the links to other menopause discussions).
I started off a bit anti-HRT, I thought I'd be able to manage without it and I thought it wouldn't happen to me. But it did - and I so wish I hadn't delayed making the decision. finally accepting I needed it was the best thing I ever did!
Imagine opening your wardrobe every morning and loving what you see, knowing that every item is perfect, worn often and versatile. Jo Haley, The Positive Image Coach is more than just a colour stylist. Jo offers a range of packages to help you make the most of your wardrobe, to encourage you to feel more confident and to love your style.
Way back in March I went along to meet Jo at her studio near High Wycombe and to chat all things stye and colour related. I have had a colour consultation in the past but never felt I really kept to the advice. Something was bothering me, I explained this to Jo and she said there is a huge difference between having your colours 'done' and having them 'analysed'. At the end of our session I understood what she meant.
Jo is friendly, approachable and fun, she is passionate about what she does, she loves to empower women to have confidence in themselves and their image, to love what they see and work with what they have. She has recently relaunched her style consultancy under the new name 'The Positive Image Coach' and she loves working with women who are 40, 50 or 60+ who feel they have lost their way a little in midlife. Maybe they have retired from corporate life and need a whole new style of wardrobe or maybe they just need a confidence boost with their changing figure and lifestyle. Perfect fit for me and my blog then!
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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