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Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?


Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?


I miss being inspired by fashion magazines, which makes me ask:  
Are fashion magazines dying out for women over 40?

I remember as a teenager, being so excited when my mother’s monthly issues of  Harpers Bazaar and Vogue arrived in the mail.

Oh, those gorgeous women, perfect makeup, hair, and clothes. Classy, stylish, and oh so inspiring.

When it was time for me to grow and dress up, I couldn’t afford those clothes, yet I was inspired to create outfits using clothes that were in my budget.

Fast forward to today and being easily inspired is not so easy, and it’s no wonder woman, especially those who follow and/or hire me, are searching for flattering and wearable fashion for women over 40.

So listen, I’m not trying to further depress you, and maybe I’m pointing out the obvious, but unless you’re totally into expensive labels and outfits that will turn heads 360 degrees, you can no longer strictly rely on fashion magazines to get your wardrobe styling creative juices flowing.

Note: Often high fashion outfits are now styled to be artistic but that does nothing for those of us who have to figure out what to wear to have dinner with friends, meet a client or give a presentation.

Are fashion Magazines Dying Out For Women Over 40?

Oh, and don’t get me started on how some store windows. The one above can make you want to run in the other direction.

All of this doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel, and keep wearing the same things or stop trying to step up your wardrobe and self-confidence. It just means you need to look elsewhere for ideas.

One suggestion is to take a look at the store and online clothing catalogs for more wearable and practical outfit ideas.

It’s always a good idea to try different labels and sizes to see how they fit your current shape and size.

Listen, the labels I wore in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc. don’t fit me as well as they used to. One of us has changed, and I think it was me. Experience has taught me that I’m not the only one.

Below are a few of my favorite catalogs for you to look at for relatable and realistic styling inspiration and real-life outfit ideas and you can buy similar looks on any budget at different stores,

Soft Surroundings 

Garnet Hill

Neiman Marcus

Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

“I just don’t want to look like a school teacher”.

That’s what a new client told me during our first phone call.
That funny line told me so much about what she wanted and needed from her styling consultation with me.

How would you tell me what you needed and wanted to stop your stressing about dressing?
Let me know your answer via email.



4 Tips To Shop Sales and Save Money Shopping For Clothes


4 Tips To Shop Sales and Save Money Shopping For Clothes 

4 Tips To Shop Sales and Save Money Shopping For Clothes.

As much as I love taking advantage of ALL the sales, it can be a very expensive way to save money if one doesn’t buy the right things. A bargain purchase is only a bargain when you actually need and can use the item. It helps to know how to shop sales and what you should not buy no matter its cost.

That $100 top for only $40 plus an extra 20% is so enticing, but if it is in the wrong color, size and/or style, it will sit in your closet unworn and worst of all, unloved. Don’t let this tragedy happen to your purchases.

I have gotten some incredible deals and will keep taking advantage of the sales, for myself and my clients because that is one of my favorite ways of building a wardrobe without spending a fortune. After all, the first word I taught my daughter to read was SALE!

4 Tips To Shop Sales and Save Money Shopping For Clothes:

1.  When you see that a store you like is starting a sale, go to their website where you will have a bigger selection than what one individual store has in their inventory. This is especially helpful for smaller stores like J.McLauughlin, The Gap, etc.

2.  Shop thru Ebates, where not only will you get to shop online but will also receive cash back for your purchases, in the form of a check every 3 months. I have gotten back over $430 since I joined Ebates, which naturally I spent on sales.

3.  Don’t avoid higher-end stores like Neiman Marcus. For about the same cost, you can get higher quality merchandise during their sales, than the lower quality you might be buying at regular prices.

4. Last, but not least, only buy the clothes and accessories that look good on you. Not what is in style, a great deal or the salesperson tells you looks marvelous on you and is their best seller.

If you want to know what to buy and wear and stop wasting your money you can contact me and I will tell you what will make choosing what to wear fun, easy and oh so flattering.

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