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Merry Christmas and A Styling Gift

Merry Christmas and A Styling Gift

Merry Christmas to those of you who are celebrating! I hope you are spending yours with loved ones, making memories for the future. I want to thank you all for reading and being here. You generously share your wisdom and experience in the comment section which is a true gift – to me and to other readers. You’ve made this a supportive community of wise, kind women and I am so grateful.

I’d like to give 3 of my readers a styling gift. Simply leave a comment telling me what you’d like to see more of next year. I will choose at random and get in touch.

Thanks for making this blog what it is and have a Very Merry Christmas.

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133 Comments

  1. Sondra
    December 25, 2018 / 4:05 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I enjoy your blog just the way you do it. You have awesome advice and I probably glean more from your knowledge and experience than I do anywhere else. I can’t think of what I’d like to see more of, really.

  2. june brennan
    December 25, 2018 / 4:06 am

    I would love your humor and straight talk to continue. I love that you write about stress incontinence, thinning hair,
    and other aging body issues we must embrace and do our best with. You make me laugh out loud some days.

  3. Catherine
    December 25, 2018 / 4:09 am

    Good morning! I would like to see the occasional miss, when things didn’t work out as well. I think back to your vacation series where you got very tired of your capsule. I was still admiring your clothes but you knew and explained the challenge.
    Thanks for all your work on these posts I enjoy learning from you. I like to look classy and fun but appropriate for my not 20 any more body. You deliver it perfectly.

  4. Karen
    December 25, 2018 / 4:19 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I love your array of topics from fashion, make-up, family to handling life changes including not just good stuff, but challenges as well. I wonder about how the simple styles of Everlane, my current fave, could be adapted for us over 60s so we look fresh. Most of their models are young and tend to pull off basic [drab?] clothing. I love their clothes, but don’t want to fade away. Also, my lipstick never stays on. I’m a teacher and don’t get a chance to freshen up. Suggestions for those of us still working?

  5. Janice
    December 25, 2018 / 4:19 am

    I enjoy things like yesterday’s post about how to minimize our aging looks. I think you do a wonderful job and thank you for sharing with us! Merry Christmas!

  6. Leah
    December 25, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Hi Jennifer, I’m new here and really enjoy your blog. You are real and that is refreshing. I find you easy to relate to. You make me smile and you have great taste. Just keep it coming! I love to see your picks when you are in the dressing rooms. That is very helpful.

  7. Annette
    December 25, 2018 / 4:37 am

    Merry Christmas Jennifer. I read your blog daily and enjoy it so much. I woul like to read more abiut cosmetics . Thank you for your insight.

  8. Rose
    December 25, 2018 / 4:39 am

    Good morning and Merry Christmas Jennifer. Enjoy the day with your family and here’s to a healthy, Happy New Year. I enjoy your posts especially since I can relate being a petite size also. Although, you’re a little taller and longer waisted than I. I would like to see more posts on how to choose the right accessories to complete an outfit, which necklines flatter different face shapes and choosing colors that compliment your complexion. Thank you.

  9. Maree Sperle
    December 25, 2018 / 4:39 am

    Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog very much and putting outfits together is one of my favorite things you do. I would like to you to continue fashion for women who like to dress well and also any makeup and hair styling tips that you come across that would help mature ladies.

  10. Pat McBride
    December 25, 2018 / 4:39 am

    I like when you go to a store and try on several outfits so I can get a better idea of what looks good.
    We are about the same height and weight.
    It is hard to look at yourself in the mirror and gauge how you look objectively.

  11. Judith
    December 25, 2018 / 4:46 am

    Picking up on Karen’s post about lipstick, I would love some advice on how to stop it feathering. Mine can look awful even using lip liner. Love your blog.

  12. December 25, 2018 / 4:53 am

    Merry Christmas! I would like to see you wear an outfit that you normally would not wear, just step out of your comfort zone once in awhile and see if you like it. Explain why you would not normally wear an item. Accessorizing could be one way. Do the same outfit with different accessories side by side. I do like how you do the Dressing Room diary showing lines in different stores. I enjoy how you put your outfits together. I love reading about your travel.s

  13. Susan Clakr
    December 25, 2018 / 4:57 am

    Merry Christmas from North Carolina! I hope you enjoy this special season with your family and friends. I appreciate your creating this community that allows for comfortable conversation about fun topics like fashion and more serious topics about identity and health. Thanks for sharing and blessings on the year ahead.

  14. Ann Bushle
    December 25, 2018 / 5:01 am

    I enjoy your blog a lot! In the upcoming year, I would like to hear more about your approach to keeping your wardrobe frsh & current. How do you approach shopping? Do you shop at each season – beginning and end of season? Do you still look at your wardrobe & give away things you do not waer in a year? Stuff like that!

  15. Linda
    December 25, 2018 / 5:08 am

    I love the dressing room diaries and how you show us to elevate our everyday style.

  16. Eva
    December 25, 2018 / 5:11 am

    Denim has always been a staple in my life. I’m 62 yrs old and still love my jeans!!! And denim dresses are so cute! I would LOVE to see more styling ideas with denim. I’m hearing that skinny jeans are on their way “out” ,which I’m glad about, so I’d also like to see the new styles of jeans paired with shirts, tee shirts, etc.
    Thanks so much and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  17. Joyce Carroll
    December 25, 2018 / 5:17 am

    I enjoy your blog.You have great advice and styling tips. I love the way you put your outfits together and use different accessories to change the look of the outfit. I enjoy the fact that your lifestyle is less formal and more like mine. I love your take on shoes since I have to wear comfortable shoes now and you have some wonderful ideas regarding shoes that are comfortable. You keep it real.practical and fashionable.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Continue your wonderful blog!

  18. Michelle Jenkins
    December 25, 2018 / 5:20 am

    Merry Christmas Jennifer! I hope you get to spend some time with family and that handsome grandson of yours! I love reading your blog-you have truly made me more style conscious, even though I’m retired! Every occasion is a special one! I would love to see more ideas on flattering accessories as we age-jewelry and scarves. You do a great job with those and have helped me stay “current”
    Thank you!

  19. Glenda Gordon
    December 25, 2018 / 5:23 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I enjoy reading your blog each day. I would like to see a few more postings about putting together great-looking outfits on a budget. My husband and I are both retired, so I don’t spend as much in clothing as I once did, but I still like to look stylish.

  20. Sharon
    December 25, 2018 / 5:24 am

    Look forward to your blog every day. Would like to see more clothing in tall sizes.
    Thank you.

  21. Cindy
    December 25, 2018 / 5:26 am

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Jennifer!
    I love your blog & am so happy that I found it.
    I enjoy posts about stylish dressing on a budget, how to dress casually & classically, styling tips for fine hair, skin care & makeup over 60, how to choose patterned clothing as a petite woman (I tend to choose solids since patterns often feel overwhelming). I also love your Dressing Room Diaries & Would You Wear It.
    I look forward to your guidance in 2019!

  22. Patti Cullen
    December 25, 2018 / 5:36 am

    I came across your blog about a month ago and have enjoyed reading your mix of posts. I would love to read more about is how to style different pieces into different looks (hope that makes sense..). Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

  23. Carol
    December 25, 2018 / 5:39 am

    Merry Christmas! I, too, would enjoy seeing more dressing room diaries. I enjoy how you incorporate the new items into your current wardrobe.

  24. December 25, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Merry Christmas Jennifer and to your family…you are such an inspiration to me and I thank you for your candidness…you are so honest and open with us all. You make it seem like we’re best friends! I would be interested in how you got started with this blog and if you have any tips to maybe start a blog??? Also, I would love to hear about your daily routine, and where do you get your energy from. You are always so upbeat and full of life…. what’s your secret!??
    Thank you for your friendship….

  25. Mary Ann Simpkins
    December 25, 2018 / 5:48 am

    Happy Christmas Morning Jennifer…to you and yours! I’m on the East coast and read your blog first thing every morning. I enjoy it immensely and always glean useful information and inspiration from your posts. I’ve always been in good health and felt (and dressed) younger than my years. But now in my late 60s I’m having some health issues which have challenged my usual optimistic outlook on aging and looking my stylish best. It’s a struggle some days to think about (or care) about what I’m wearing or putting on makeup! Since your posts really do inspire me I’d love to see more about easy makeup and care techniques for aging skin and casual comfortable dressing with style and class.
    Thank you again for the information and inspiration you bring to all of us!

  26. Sue
    December 25, 2018 / 5:54 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. I’d love to see everyday looks, working around the house looks. How does one upgrade that look, make it fresh and fun. Wearing jeans and a tee or sweatshirt, or athletic wear, works for real life jobs like scrubbing floors, gardening, messy cooking, or cleaning out the garage,but it’s often boring and not particularly flattering. What is a good source for work clothes and how to create your own everyday look?

    • December 25, 2018 / 6:19 am

      Sue, I’m with you on this. I usually wear the clothes that I have that are comfortable but that are past their prime, but I am very tired of them and would rather perk things up a bit. I’m 82, so maybe it’s a little late for perky, but you know what I mean. I hope you are chosen, and I look forward to creating a new every day look.

      • Sue
        December 25, 2018 / 6:28 am

        Elena, never too late for perky! And I would love to see more everyday, working around the house looks! Love your blog, Jennifer

        • Karen H.
          December 27, 2018 / 7:40 am

          I have to ditto Sue’s suggestion. I would love to see more posts on casual everyday dressing. Many of us retirees are spending more time putting around the house, gardening, or quick jaunts to the grocery store. I like comfortable, casual, non-fussy clothes, and nice loungewear. Thanks Jennifer and Happy New Year!

  27. December 25, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Happy Christmas Morning Jennifer…to you and yours! I’m on the East coast and read your blog first thing every morning. I enjoy it immensely and always glean useful information and inspiration from your posts. I’ve always been in good health and felt (and dressed) younger than my years. But now in my late 60s I’m having some health issues which have challenged my usual optimistic outlook on aging and looking my stylish best. It’s a struggle some days to think about (or care) about what I’m wearing, doing my hair, or putting on makeup! Since your posts really do inspire me I’d love to see more about easy makeup and care techniques for aging skin, hair styling and casual comfortable dressing with style and class.
    Thank you again for the information and inspiration you bring to all of us!

  28. Linda
    December 25, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Merry Christmas! Dressing Room Diaries is definitely my favorite on your blog. Since I’m not working any more, it’s the way I see what fashionable women are wearing.

  29. MAUREEN S
    December 25, 2018 / 5:58 am

    Echoing the comments of all who posted, Jennifer, I enjoy your blog so much, I feel like I know you!
    What I like best is when you take on the challenges of aging (all the things we’d rather not talk about) and deliver advice and suggestions in a kind, and often humorous, way.
    I wouldn’t mind seeing more fashion priced a little more reasonably, too. Thanks, keep up the great work and warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  30. December 25, 2018 / 6:16 am

    I love your blog Jennifer. I find it not only helpful and practical, but fun! I always look forward to reading it!
    I especially love when you are traveling locally. I can see the sites plus what you chose to wear. I also appreciate your updates on which stores have promotions going.
    Please continue the great work! Merry Christmas!

  31. Gail
    December 25, 2018 / 6:17 am

    Merry Christmas! I love your blog ad learn so much from it! One of my favorites is Dressing Room Diaries. As others have suggested I would love hints on dressing on a budget. I also like it when you talk about what doesn’t work and why.

  32. Phyllis
    December 25, 2018 / 6:21 am

    “My sewing room,” was my immediate answer to your question about what we would like to see more of. I haven’t seen much of it lately because we are trying to get our house ready to sell so we can move closer to our oldest daughter. Then I realized you weren’t looking for answers like that, but for what we would like to see more of on the blog.

    I would like to see more on what you wear at home on casual days. My days are quieter; I’m not always going places and seeing people. It is easy to become a slob when you are staying at home. Since I see more at-home-time coming after I retire next month, I want to know how to look good when I am hanging out at home. What kind of clothes should I be making when I get back into my sewing room.

    Oh, and thinning hair. I’m dealing with that and hate it. My doctor has me on Vitamin D, so I am hoping that will help, but not seeing a lot of difference so far. It has only been a month.LOL

  33. Mary
    December 25, 2018 / 6:28 am

    I like the dressing room diaries and the posts that explain why somethings just don’t work. I like seeing the new styles of the different stores. You help me look at my outfits in a constructive way, it helps me realize I need to tweak my look, not assume I have nothing to wear.

  34. Susan
    December 25, 2018 / 6:34 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer, to you and your family! I love so many things about your blog. Reading it is my reward for having gone out early and done my power walk in the neighborhood. I come back, have my coffee, and settle in for a read. If I had to pick, I’d like to see more of your polished casual looks with jeans, dressing on a budget, summer casual looks that are both cool and not leg-baring (I live in a climate very similar to yours, and summer is my biggest challenge), dressing room diaries, tips for styling baby fine straight hair, and innovative ideas for things you already own. Your latest post about the anti-aging effects of texture was great – innovative, fun, and inspiring!
    ,

    • December 25, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Merry Christmas Jennerfer You do a great job for the women who like to look like they are staying in touch with how to look like they care about themselves . Always like the subjects you address and read most days and have passed your sight on to my friends Hope you never tire of enlightening us Have a blessed new year

  35. J'Laine Bradley
    December 25, 2018 / 6:59 am

    I love your blog. I had weight loss surgery 18 mo ago and i am having to find my style. I went from wearing what I could find in my size to buying things I actually like. I follow you for your excellent advice. Just keep doing what you do in 2019!

  36. Pam Welch
    December 25, 2018 / 7:00 am

    Merry Christmas Jennifer! I love your blog just as it is! Don’t change a thing!

  37. Carmen
    December 25, 2018 / 7:02 am

    Merry Christmas Jennifer, I do enjoy all of your posts! Your style is very appreciated for my lifestyle, however I must make adaptations for living in Alberta. Please add more postings on face and skincare in general, as well as makeup tips for women in their 60’s. Thanks

  38. Sally
    December 25, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I found your blog this year and enjoy it so much. I can’t think of a thing I would change. I do like seeing styling tips for particular body types and would like to see more of that along with “misses” as a learning exercise.

  39. Amanda
    December 25, 2018 / 7:22 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I always enjoy the post where I learn a new trick to add to my life and wardrobe; especially the one about wearing texture. I also appreciate you being the Ginny pig trying on clothes and allowing us to be a fly on the wall. I always love to see investment pieces of clothing that can be added to what I already have; and maybe more accessories (scarves, necklaces, etc.), or how to wear the ones we might already have.

    Thanks for all your help in keeping us looking our best as we age.

  40. Helen
    December 25, 2018 / 7:36 am

    All your tips already have been wonderful! I enjoy using them with my own clothes. I would love to hear and see how you organize your clothes in your closet. I really need to organize mine more and any tips would be appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  41. Camille
    December 25, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Accessorizing and color tips to help us bring life to our faces with use of color and texture, as you did in one recent post. Also skin care and use of minimal makeup for every day. Undergarments, especially comfortable bras!????
    PS your blog is brilliant and I know the time and energy it must take. Thank you!!

  42. Ellen S
    December 25, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Merry Christmas, Thanks Jennifer for your wise and witty words dealing with fashion, family and age related challenges. I love the dressing room diaries. Seeing the current collection on a real body often factors into whether I take a trip to the store or not. Please keep your blog active in the year to come.

  43. Joanna
    December 25, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Good Morning & Merry Christmas! Just sneaking a moment for myself. ????
    What would I like to see more of? Hmmm
    I’d love the itinerary & info on your trip to Japan. You touched on so many wonderful places and activities. Obviously, it was well researched and meticulously planned.
    I love your posts on styling clothes to look best on our aging but still beautiful bodies. Your recent one on texture was an eye opener and I’m going to keep that in mind when making purchases.
    I love your beauty and health posts.
    You always look stylish even in casual attire. Hints on how to attain that level of stylishness in jeans or leggings would be helpful.
    I just want to take the time to Thank You for being in my inbox in the morning. I always read and often comment, were others I just read and remain mostly mute. The fact that you respond, give feedback and answer any
    questions provides a sort of friendship with your readers.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  44. Linda
    December 25, 2018 / 8:13 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    I would love to see more semi-casual styles that would involve pants with elastic waists!

    I absolutely love the velvet shirt on you today! I wish I had one just like it!

  45. Lynn
    December 25, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog and how you explain why things work or don’t work. I don’t usually think too much about why it doesn’t work but it sure does help to avoid repeat mistakes!
    Enjoy your holiday!

  46. Kathleen O'Brien
    December 25, 2018 / 8:27 am

    I’ve learned so much from your blog, nearly every day has an idea that I can take to heart. As I age, I’d like it to be more gracefully and stylishly. There’s nothing I’d change. Each blog seems to be about just what I’m thinking about and wow – there it is! Hair, skin care, wonderful clothing options – I am a plus sized lady so maybe more about how I can turn some of the options toward being fuller figured. Thanks for being there for us.
    Merry Christmas and enjoy some holiday cheer and love.

  47. Lauryn
    December 25, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Love your column. Thank you – I have learned so much from you. I would like to see advice on buying pants and jeans that flatter women with muscular but large thighs and calves.
    Merry Christmas Jennifer and all the best to you and your loved ones in 2019!

  48. Jenniferanne
    December 25, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Good morning and merry Christmas to you and your family from Vancouver BC.
    Have been reading and loving your blog for a few years now. We are similar in size and I have fine hair like you so can relate.
    Keep doing what you do.
    Love your fashion and travel posts. I like to think of myself as a stylish but casual grandma who must be comfortable lol.
    Must get back to the turkey!!!!

  49. Shari
    December 25, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Jennifer, you often Make My Day! ! Thanks for a year of fun advice.
    I would like more ideas for wearable, comfortable, footwear choices!
    Hard to be stylish with old feet! Also could you do some posts on wearing dresses voth dressy and casual?
    Merry Christmas and thanks!
    ????????

  50. Lezlie Davis
    December 25, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your insights every day. I never miss your posts. I love the dressing room diaries the most. I would love to see more of them (which means more creative shopping from you – Win – Win ????).

  51. December 25, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I’ve been following your blog for 2 years. I’ve learned a lot and enjoyed every post. You continually offer expert advice on so many of the details that are part of our lives and you’ve brought us together in an online community.

    Btw, the hairdresser posting came on the very day I was in despair because I was on my way to my newish hairdresser who wasn’t getting it. Such timing! Since moving from Palo Alto to Santa Rosa two years ago, I cannot find one. I too have baby fine thinning hair. But I gave her one last try and she recommended a really great product: R&G Dry Shampoo Paste. It starts as a paste but as you work it in, it becomes a powder. $28 on Amazon. I am no longer a dinasaur using mousse. It’s my new great product.

    Topics of interest:
    -More garments like underwear, socks, sleepwear, loungewear
    (You helped me discover SOMA granny pants)

    – Budget items (you once covered treasures at Target)
    – personal products
    – before/after lessons with photos
    – different body types
    – tips like how textured fabric downplays wrinkles, creating balance or distraction with color or an accessory
    – focus/tips on a one aspect (sleeves, heel, trim)
    – fabrics

    Thanks for all the safe advice and sharing your life with us! Happy holidays!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:59 am

      These are all great! Thanks for the ideas and Happy New Year

  52. Sharon
    December 25, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Thank you for your wonderful blog! I am in my seventies but enjoy dressing both casual and up to date. I would also like to expand my wardrobe to include some casual dresses. When traveling I see so many women comfortably dressed in casual dresses which are not thigh high. I am not that tall 5’6 but it is hard to find knee length in washable fabrics.

  53. Diane
    December 25, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Merry Christmas!! I would enjoy reading more about your RV travels and what you are wearing. . Thank you for this blog! RV fashion!!

  54. Evelyn Bailey
    December 25, 2018 / 9:23 am

    How thoughtful! I love your frank and humorous take on life and changes.
    I would like to see another post on incontinence—stress and urge and how people are dealing with it, unexpected and uncontrollable gas slips, and of course the do’s and dont’s of fashion classics and trends!

  55. Ginger
    December 25, 2018 / 9:27 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I agree with several comments that I would like to see everyday-wear around the house or travelling with our 5th wheel. I feel that I sometimes go too casual and well worn when it should be better. We need to look our best no matter whether home or elsewhere. I love your blog. Thank you!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:55 am

      I completely agree!!

  56. Jackie S. Middleton
    December 25, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Merry Christmas! I’d like to learn how to convert my ‘work’ wardrobe into my new retirement lifestyle … which pieces can have new life, and what to add!

    Thanks!
    Jackie

  57. Karen
    December 25, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Merry Christmas! Your blog is like opening a gift every day. Thank you. Just keep doing what you do. It’s perfect.

  58. December 25, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I enjoy the photos and commentary of your travels. Merry Christmas and Happy 2019. You are doing a good job.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Thanks Linda. Happy New Year

  59. Katrina
    December 25, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Merry Christmas, Sweetie!! Love the DRD!!! I am guilty of trying on 5 outfits before I actually walk out the door!! When you post different ways to wear the same thing, I am inspired. Carry on, dear friend, carry on!!!

  60. Susan
    December 25, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Love reading your blog! Would love more ideas about dressing on a budget and also more makeup ideas. Maybe enlist a few friends who have different coloring and show clothes colors and makeup on them?

  61. Debi Gilbert
    December 25, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Merry Christmas! I love the dressing room diaries.. Do you do any of the styling services (Stitch Fix)? I like your travel posts and would like to see your home stylings. I would like to see different ways to wear one piece. I really don’t like the “Would you wear it”. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

  62. carol Krauthamer
    December 25, 2018 / 10:21 am

    I’d like to see more make up recommendations, and shoe selection for us > 60. Your topic selection has been so terrific, it’s been hard to think of what I would like to see more of! Thank you for brightening by days. I’ve put more attention on my clothes since becoming a “regular” of yours, and my whole life seems brighter because of it. Thanks! Merry Christmas!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:03 am

      I am so happy to hear that Carol! A little extra attention really does boost our confidence. Happy New Year

  63. Debi Gilbert
    December 25, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Merry Christmas! Love dressing room diaries. Don’t like “Would you wear it”. Do you get any subscriptions (Stitch Fix)? Any help on dressing on a budget would be appreciated. Happy new year!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:02 am

      I do not get any subscriptions and know they are very popular. Do you belong?

  64. Betty
    December 25, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have enjoyed your postings especially your travel experiences! Please offer more fashions for those of us who are plus size as well as over 70- I realize you are not in either category but I would be interested in what advice you could offer. Thank you!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thanks Betty. Many of my readers are plus size and over 70 so I will try to include more ideas for you. Happy New Year

  65. Nancy
    December 25, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Hello from Canada!

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for a couple of years now. I love your dressing room diaries because of the exposure to what’s out there, and more importantly because of the detailed explanations on why something works or doesn’t. Keep up the great work!

  66. Glenda
    December 25, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Merry Christmas! Maybe more of new combinations from things you’ve “shopped” from your closet? I love to come up with new combinations of things I have, maybe adding a new accessory or just an unexpected twist. Would love your take on that!

  67. December 25, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer. I love your posts. The only things I would change would be to share some less expensive clothing items. Not cheap but middle priced. $80 or $90 for a sweater instead of $180. You have great ideas and I enjoy reading them. I agree with the readers who request some casual wear, “around the house” options. And please don’t tease us like today with your beautiful velvet top with no references! LOVE IT!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:57 am

      The top was from last year and no longer available or I would have linked it for you. I’ll try to include a wider range of price options. Thanks for being here

  68. Debbie
    December 25, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Merry Christmas ???? I am loving your blog and have been following you for quite some time now. I enjoy the comments as well and agree with exploring some casual looks. I’d also like more traveling clothing options because I seem to over pack always! I’ve got a big high school reunion coming this summer and I’m already pondering the best looks for that without looking like I’ve tried too hard. I know I’ll find helpful tips and ideas from staying connected to this community you’ve established so thank you.

  69. Jennifer
    December 25, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and do enjoy that little guy!!! I have been following you for several years and have learned so much. I love how other readers give their tips and recommendations (such as the one from Marian above on a hair product); it’s great that you give us a platform for that! One thing I enjoy and would appreciate more of are posts on “budget-friendlier” clothing and makeup/skincare items. As so many of us are retired, I think that would be well-received! Thanks for all you do!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Thank you, Jennifer. I had the best time with him. I will include budget-friendly options as often as I can. I agree, my readers are the best!

  70. Donna
    December 25, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I read several fashion blogs, but appreciate that yours hits on the issues behind the clothes: confidence, wanting to be noticed or blend in, comfort, purposeful choices, health and aging considerations, packing, weather,relationships and moving on. Yours is the little gift I give myself each day. So thank you for that. Happy Holidays!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Thank you Donna! Have a joyous Happy New Year.

  71. Linda
    December 25, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Merry Christmas! I love your blog and always look forward to reading it! I love dressing room diaries, especially your reasons for liking or not liking. I would like to see causal outfits with shoes and accessories as that’s how I usually dress. Ideas that are age appropriate and current are most helpful.

  72. Kathleen
    December 25, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    I enjoy all your posts particularly the style tips- what works and why it does.
    I would love to see event-wear looks, like what to wear and how to wear it as mother-of -bride or groom, wedding guests for different times of day and venues, and what does business dress and business casual and cocktail dresss actually look like for those of us out of our 20’s and 30’s..
    Also, travel tips and capsule wardrobes for the over 20’s group ????

  73. Connie
    December 25, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Merry Christmas Jennifer! I love your dressing room diaries and have headed out to find some of your picks. I certainly am not as confident as you are to take pictures to share, but like that it shows me things I don’t see in the mirror. I was mortified when I learned the pictures I have been taking were automatically flying up to the “cloud” and my husband and daughters saw my mistakes! I really was educated on the texture trick in your last post. It was new to me and made so much sense. I would like to see some cruise packing ideas since I take two a year and always over pack. I’m also a Glammie to 7 and attend a lot of school, soccer and swim events and need some ideas on looking casually smart and stylish!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:49 am

      I hate when technology springs surprises like that on me;) Taking pictures of yourself is a great way to see yourself from a different perspective. Good for you. I definitely pack light for cruises and am planning to go on one this summer so will share what I pack.

  74. December 25, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    Jennifer, merry Christmas to you and your family. I am so glad that I stumbled across your blog. I look forward to seeing posts from you in my inbox each day. I have learned a lot from reading what you have to say. You always look so nice and stylish. You seem like such a genuinely nice person.
    I think I would like to see more outfits which can be worn casually and also budget friendly options. Please continue to post about products that you’ve tried and liked or not liked.
    I hope you and your family have a very happy new year.

  75. Shirley
    December 25, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Actually,I think you cover things of interest very well. Enjoy your blog so much….can’t tell you the number of clothing items I have purchased from your modeling and suggestions. Thanks for including where articles can be purchased,saves me so much searching time. Thank You.

  76. Kathy
    December 25, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Merry Christmas Jennifer. I would like to see how to dress my chubby petite body. Since you are slender, maybe you could bring a brave heavier friend to dress as well? I have learned and tried many of your beauty routines. Thank you for encouraging me!

  77. Margaret
    December 25, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I read your blog first thing every morning – it starts my day off on a positive note! I enjoy all your blogs, especially perhaps the ones that offer not just your fashion wisdom, but also a glimpse of your life wisdom: making time for family and interests, trying new adventures, the transition to a new home and lifestyle.

    All the best to you in 2019.

    Margaret

  78. Anne
    December 25, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Jennifer, I enjoy the Dressing room diaries the most. I like to see what are current trends, not necessarily to rush out to buy all of them, but to make sure to stay current and not to slip into frumpiness! I would also enjoy more practical styles for older women in the “Would you wear this” feature to give me ideas on shopping my closet.
    Best wishes and thank you!

  79. Vickie
    December 25, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your blog a lot. Guess the only thing I’d love to see more of is clothing choices that cost a bit less for fixed income readers. Thanks!

  80. Jacie Bond
    December 25, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    My special connection to you is I am a Canadian and I am drawn to the times you mention our wonderful country and your experiences here. I deeply admire that you bring out into the open concerns of older women like incontinence. There is always something in every blog I take away – besides your honesty, your compassion, and your sense of humour. I will be turning 75 in a few months, which boggles my mind. I am feeling a sense of loss of myself. Finances definitely are a part but the other important part is a huge loss of energy. As most of your readers are in their 60’s or younger, I am asking if you could perhaps provide some suggestions for us, dare I say it, older women.
    Despair creeps in occasionally and I want and need to be alt to fight it.Hope you an help.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wisdom and caring. May 2019 be bright and sparkling with many wonderful memories for you and your family

    JJB

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Thanks for sharing openly with us Jacie. I’ll drop you an email.

  81. Cassandra
    December 25, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I love your blog. I would love to see you restyle pieces you own. I would also like to see more on styling work to casual looks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  82. Kay
    December 25, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    “Would You Wear It?” is my favorite thing (and on Pam’s blog, too.) I like “Dressing Room Diaries” because we get to see how things look on a real person and not a seven-foot-tall model with no bust (or hips, for that matter.) What I’d like to see is more discussion of footwear. Comfort is everything now, but I don’t like wearing sneakers all the time.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Footwear is near and dear to my heart. The older I get the more uncomfortable my feet get so I will be sharing the comfortable ones I find.

  83. December 26, 2018 / 3:50 am

    I love seeing your name in my inbox and click over right away to read your newest post. I’ve learned so much from you and now put more thought into how I dress than I ever have. As a fellow blogger, I’d enjoy hearing your backstory of deciding to blog full-time, what a typical day is like for you, and even how you became internet-savvy in the first place.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Everything is self-taught by googling and reading. I think it is helping keep my brain agile. The decision to go full time was just nature taking its course and me loving what I was doing.

      • December 27, 2018 / 8:18 am

        Thanks Jennifer for your reply! I so agree about how blogging helps to keep our brains agile… always learning something new, whether we want to at that moment or not. ???? You do such a great job at it… your site is lovely and always professional.

  84. Gail Schwartz
    December 26, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I read your posts every day and you help me think about looking my best whenever I leave the house, not just for special occasions. I can tell that my husband appreciates it and I like being a well-dressed grandma! Please continue with the dressing room diaries. They are very helpful. Happy New Year!

  85. Debi Gilbert
    December 26, 2018 / 4:37 am

    Love dressing room diaries. It really helps that you explain why things work or don’t. Would like to see some budget friendly ideas. You’re look is classy and that’s what I want to be when I grow up. LOL I’m 64 years old.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Thanks Debi;) Happy New Year

  86. beth byrd
    December 26, 2018 / 4:59 am

    Hi Jennifer! Your blog is so enjoyable and helpful in many ways! I love the variety of yours posts and hope you continue it — I always wonder what you’ll be featuring or focusing on. Wishing you all the best for the new year!

  87. Kim
    December 26, 2018 / 5:24 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! First I want to tell you that you should always wear that luscious color of red of your velvet top in the photo above. You look stunning in that shade! I really love the variety of topics explored in your blog and hope that continues. I very much enjoyed the posts where you were out and about in your RV. I’d be interested in more budget-friendly clothing options since I’m retired and on a fixed income. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  88. Lynn
    December 26, 2018 / 6:47 am

    A peak into your closet would be fun! How do you organize all of your beautiful clothes and accessories? Looking forward to more helpful insights from you in 2019!

  89. Denise L.
    December 26, 2018 / 7:00 am

    Thank you, Jennifer, for inspiring all of us! I look forward to your posts and appreciate your oftentimes brutal honesty. This pear-shaped girl would love some tips as I have not found a good blog for my body type. Kind regards.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Thanks for being here Denise. I am the opposite of pear shape and will try to add more suggestions for other body silhouettes. If I say I can wear light pants because it enlarges the look of my bottom half, know that the opposite is true for you and you will be flattered more by a dark bottom and light top.

  90. Linda
    December 26, 2018 / 8:31 am

    So many great tips you have given us. I saw an older post where you honestly gave suggestions to a woman who seeked out your expertise. I’d like to see more on proportions, balance, silhouette, etc. Every time one adds or subtracts one separate item, it throws off or enhances the overall image. Would like to see changes women have embraced regardless of age, health and lifestyle.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Great ideas Linda. We all have such unique challenges. Proportion is a great topic which I particularly love so I will incorporate more on it.

  91. Barb
    December 26, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season with your family. To me, you are very relatable since we are close in age and of similar petite stature. Your Dressing Room Diaries are helpful to me, and I enjoy your casual style. I retired two years ago and am still struggling to find A more relaxed look. After 37 years of teaching, I still want all of the classic, tailored, and a bit dressy sweaters, blouses, and pants, but I have plenty of those and really need a more casual but still polished look that suits my body and new lifestyle!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:54 am

      I hope you had a wonderful holiday Barb. Several ladies are looking for ideas for transitioning their wardrobes so I will put some ideas together for you. Happy New Year

  92. December 26, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I love your blog, Jennifer! I enjoy your fashion posts, including the Dressing Room Diaries and Would You Wear It features, as well as glimpses into your life and the places you visit. You have pulled together a large following here and on Facebook. I’m wondering if there would be a way to occasionally feature different women; perhaps some of your readers… glimpses into the lives and closets of everyday women in different walks of life.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:51 am

      That’s an interesting idea, Elaine. I did feature other bloggers I knew, early on in my blog. I’ll think some more about this. Happy New Year!

  93. Janet
    December 26, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday with family1 Your blog has been very helpful in pushing me out of my boring comfort zone and getting a picture of how someone our age can still dress stylishly. I look forward to your style hints on how to deal with changes in our skin, hair and figures. Thanks for being my surrogate stylish sister/girlfriend!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:50 am

      I’m so glad you’re here Janet! Happy New Year

  94. Linda
    December 26, 2018 / 9:41 am

    I am now just reading this post. I hope you are encouraged by all the comments! What a wonderful following you have! I learn a lot in what these other women have to say. So much wisdom to be shared & opportunities to find ways to age gracefully, stylishly, and in good health. As someone stated I feel a friendship with you but also feel enfolded with this group of women without having meet any of you. I love the way you address common topics that we all need help with. I would like to see posts about how to stay organized, maybe a closet reveal. How do you decide what to keep and what to purge? I love seeing an outfit done dressy and then tweeked to be more casual. I also would love to see DRD where you could include a brave different shaped friend. Keep up your fabulous blog! I always look forward to it each morning!!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Great ideas Linda. My closet is rather unusual in this rental house but I think that might be fun. Happy New Year!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Great ideas Linda. My closet is rather unusual in this rental house but I think that might be fun. Happy New Year!

  95. December 26, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Merry Christmas – thank you for all of your great posts! I always love what you have to say in the Dressing Room Diaries. Would love tips for short, fine, thinning hair – and how to make your “work” wardrobe into your “retired” wardrobe. Looking forward to 2019 and lots of great tips from you !

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Great ideas. Thanks and Happy New Year Ann

  96. Linda Ann S
    December 26, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Merry Christmas (a day late!) Hope you had a wonderful day! I love your blog and get inspiration from your advice and suggestions! I am in my 60’s and am always looking for ideas about skin care and make-up and fashion. I love your style, but to be perfectly honest, some of your recommendations are a little pricey for my budget. Any chance you could include some budget friendly ideas in the new year?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:36 am

      I will try to include more budget-friendly options, when possible. Happy New Year Linda

  97. dee
    December 26, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog especially when you explain why something works or does not. I also enjoy the product review. Any budget ideas are always appreciated. Happy New Year!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thanks for the ideas, Dee. Happy New Year!

  98. Lori
    December 27, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! I enjoy your blog very much. I would like to see additionall style and makeup tips for women over 6o who want to look current. I especially appreciate seeing clothing and products from Chicos and Macys. I also love to read about rving. Thank you!!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Lori. We’re just talking about getting on the road again…it’s been too long.

  99. Holley
    December 27, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    You are a wonderful advocate for women over 50 with your realistic fashion advice & real life discussions of obstacles we find ourselves facing. The surprise to me, upon discovering your blog, was how helpful & interesting your readers comments were. So Merry Christmas & A Happy & Healthy New Year to you Jennifer & all your faithful readers!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 27, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Happy New Year Holley, and welcome! I have the best readers in the world and I am so grateful for them.

  100. Sharon F Krull
    December 27, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Happy Holidays! I love your blog, especially dressing room diaries. I like the fact that you explain your reasons behind liking or not liking products. And I really like the personal stories you share about travel, etc. keep up the good work, and Happy 2019!!

  101. Martha
    December 29, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Love reading your blog as is. Some less expensive clothing items would be nice. Happy New Year.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      December 30, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Happy New Year Martha

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