Monthly Archives: March 2016

Organizing At A Snail’s Pace–But I Found THE Perfect Way To House My Makeup!

I’m moving at an incredibly slow pace today. I am pretty sure it has to do with my fear of starting a new job tomorrow.  I’ll be selling handbags (Is this perfect for me or what?) at a high-end department … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Cosmetics, DIY Organizing, Eyeshadow palettes, Organizing, Paul Potts | Tagged , | 35 Comments

On “Marguerite”, Catherine Frot, and Older French Actresses

Bonaparte and I drove into Philly yesterday to see a film I’ve wanted to see for quite some time.  “Marguerite”, a film directed by Xavier Giannoli, written by Giannoli and Marcia Romano. This film is very loosely based on the life … Continue reading

Posted in ageism, Beauty, Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Fanny Ardant, Isabelle Huppert, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marguerite, Mature Beauty, Nathalie Baye, Older French Actresses | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments

My Kids Ate The Easter Bunny And I Helped. Bad Mommy Easter Tales.

It started out innocently enough.  I thought it would be a good idea to make an Easter basket for Bonaparte to give to his granddaughter.  I miss the days when my own children were young and I would put extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Easter fun, Easter candy, Let them eat candy!, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Bits and Pieces for the Old Girls! Accessories and Beauty Tawk for Friday!

Hi Girls. Happy Friday.  Whether you are having a hectic Easter  or a laid back one, or whether you don’t celebrate—have a great, great weekend. Earlier this morning Bonaparte and I ventured out to run some errands on a cloudy … Continue reading

Posted in Accessorizing, Antik Batik, Baby Boomers, Beauty for Baby Boomers, Beauty for Older Women, Daniele Delorme, Denim Jackets. Kut From The Kloth, Dressing for Mature Women, Dressing for older women, Fashion, Fashion for older women, France, Galeries Lafayette, humor, It Cosmetics, Makeup for Older Women, Mally Cosmetics, Mally Roncal, Old Navy Fitted T Shirts, Over 50 Fashions, Wet n Wild cosmetics | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

What The Hell Is That Disagreeable Odor? Is it—-FEET??????

Are you as sensitive to scents, smells, odors and fragrances as I am?  I mean it. Factors other than a lifetime of allergies and sinus issues have added to my “Scents-it-ivity”.  Hypochondria is a factor. It started when I was … Continue reading

Posted in disagreeable odors, humor, Smelly feet, Stinky shoes | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

How to Wear a Maxi For Women Over 50. Maxi-mizing Your Potential!

Last Friday lent itself well for running errands.  It was sunny and warm but cool air was still dominant. And I was too lazy to shave my legs.  In addition, I didn’t feel like wearing jeans or pants.  Basically, I … Continue reading

Posted in Ann Taylor Loft, Bass, Crown Vintage, Cynthia Rowley, Dressing for Mature Women, Fashion, J. Crew, Kooba, Lilly Pulitzer, Longchamp, Maxi Dresses for Women over 50, Nat & Nin, Old Navy, Over 50 Fashions, Rondini Sandals, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 56 Comments

Bringing Fashion Back Where it Belongs

I am not a fashion blogger nor am I a beauty blogger. If I am passionate about an item of clothing or a beauty product that tickles my fancy, I will write about it. I write blog posts because it … Continue reading

Posted in Audrey Hepburn style, Blogging about fashion, Bringing back fashion, Channel, Classic Clothing, Dior, Fashion, Fashion writing, Irish Dance Music. Billy Furlong, J. Crew, Jane Birkin style, Vogue, Yves St. Laurent | 42 Comments

Eternal Sunshine Of The Old Shoes Mind!

Go ahead. Admit it. You have a pair or two of favorite shoes that have been sitting in your closet for years. Decades maybe. They may sit in a box or they may be hidden under piles of old clothing. … Continue reading

Posted in Bass Weejuns, Cleats, Footwear Memories, French summer footwear, Irish Dance Shoes, Loafers, Preppy Shoes, Rondini, Sandals, St. Tropez, Worn out shoes | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

Done With Baking and Cooking My Face. Happy to Say, I’m Medium Rare!

Three days later, I’m still traumatized from the after effects of baking my face.  In fact, I’ve established a new medical term “BTSD” Baked Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Don’t judge. It isn’t the only disorder I’ve gone through.  I have a … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomer Humor, Baking Bread, Beauty for Baby Boomers, Beauty for Older Women, makeup, Makeup for Older Women, Mally Cosmetics, Mally Roncal, Ulta | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

I Cooked and Baked My Face And The Recipe Failed–F.M.L.!

In another month I’ll be 61 years old. Not that I’m freaking out or anything—but the fine lines on my face are forming into bona fide wrinkles OK?  This doesn’t make me too happy because, delusionally, I want to remain … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomer Humor, Baking and Cooking Techniques for Mature Skin, Drag Queens, FML--I just overcooked my face!, Miss Richfield 1981, Pandora Boxx, SugarPuffandFluff, Wayne Goss | Tagged , , | 33 Comments