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Ageless Active: Yes to Pilates!

Ageless Active, Education, LifestyleJan Correll2 Comments
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At the core of my being… I want to be stronger.  As I age, I want to: get down on the floor (easily), pick up 30 pounds as if it’s no problem and and want to make sure that I am in control of my body.  My legs are strong, my arms are strong… I need to develop a strong core.  Why? My goal is to look and feel my best everyday and to always be able to get down on my grandchildren’s level till they tower over me.

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We all have problem areas… mine is my core.  I forgot about it for the longest time.    So when looking for it and ways to improve my body, I found Pilates; originally known as “Contrology” and developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.  Lucky for the Charlotte area and many other cities across the US,  I found Club Pilates

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I am excited to tell you that I began working with Club Pilates 3 weeks ago and am already seeing results.  The individual club locations are South Providence, Fort Mill, Huntersville and Mooresville.  Each of these individual clubs offer Level One Foundation/Beginner classes up to more advanced level 2.5 classes.  I am now in 1.5 classes and really enjoying it. I have had various well trained  instructors thus far and love the fact that can truly coach me as needed. 

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 I hope you follow along on my journey at Club Pilates.  I will post updates along the way so tune into my Facebook, Instagram and Instagram Stories for updates.  Be sure to book an intro class for free at each of these studios.

Fort Mill Club Pilates

Fort Mill Club Pilates

Huntersville Club Pilates

Huntersville Club Pilates

Mooresville Club Pilates

Mooresville Club Pilates

Thank you to Club Pilates (the four locations mentioned above) for sponsoring this post.  I am so excited about this journey. 

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  I feature fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information and help women continue to grow and bloom as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading! 

XOXO

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Silver Style Guide: What to Wear to a Gala or Evening Event

Perennial Style, Jewelry, Dresses, FashionJan CorrellComment
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You’ve just received an invitation to an esteemed social event-- naturally you are thrilled and already planning out the perfect outfit to wear in your head. Whether you’re attending a charity fundraiser, an upscale cocktail event, or a themed ball, finding an exceptional outfit that is both appropriate and glamorous is a must. Below are a few sophisticated and chic outfit ideas from my Silver Style Guide for a gala or evening event.

A Black Tie Festivity

Adhering to the dress code is an important part of styling an outfit for an upscale festivity. If you are attending a black tie event where the gentlemen will be donning their sharpest tuxedo, then you should stick to a formal gown or floor length dress. A lady can never go wrong with a solid colored gown and decorative accessories; however if you wish for your dress to have a little sheen, there is nothing wrong with indulging in a bit of sparkles, and keeping the jewelry simple and elegant.

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Teri Jon Dresses, Jewelry by Margo Morrison

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Dress by Siri

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Formal Fun

Formal fashion allows for some leeway, meaning that you can certainly style a gown or floor length dress if you so wish; however, you can also show off your favorite party dress. Mid-calf formal dresses paired with a statement heel and an eye-catching clutch are excellent options for a formal event. A metallic shawl or wrap is a great way to incorporate some shimmer into your ensemble while staying warm, and also avoiding the possibility that a jacket or coat might distract from your look.


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Classic Cocktail Look

The perfect cocktail looks consists of a classy dress, great heels, and dazzling accessories. A few favorites for cocktail attire include a little black dress, a tailored jumpsuit, a flattering wrap dress, or even dressier separates, like a blouse and skirt set. Add a faux fur bolero, or a formal jacket, an embellished clutch, and some glittering jewelry and you’ll be dressed to impress at any cocktail party.

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Dress by Lafeyette 148, Margo Morrison Beads

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Dress by Tom and Linda Platt, Earring by Primaura

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Jumpsuit by Lafeyette 148, Fairchild Baldwin Necklace

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If you live near the Charlotte area, these beautiful clothes and gorgeous jewelry are available at Paul Simon Woman, in the Village at SouthPark. This wonderful boutique offers stylish, age-appropriate fashion for all ages. Their staff caters to each client’s specific needs… and if you happen to walk in the door for the first time… you will leave having made new friendships. This is what keeps clients coming back!! And for those that live outside of Charlotte, Paul Simon Woman can order whatever you need and ship it to you or, I have included available links to shop LIKEtoKNOW.it below.

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO

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Silver is the New Blonde® Nominated for Top Social Media Award

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Fort Mill Blogger Silver is the New Blonde® Nominated for Top Social Media Award

Jan Correll’s Noteworthy Social Content has Earned her a Shorty Award Nomination

 

FORT MILL, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 --  Fort Mill blogger and age-positive influencer Jan Correll of Silver is the New Blonde® has been nominated for a Shorty Award, one of the nation’s standout awards for recognizing outstanding content creators on social media. In their eleventh year, The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by acknowledging some of the most paramount companies, brands, and influencers who use their online platforms as a means to engage their followers, and make a difference. Sixty-one year old Correll is a rarity amongst the list of other nominees in the lifestyle category, being the only age-positive influencer, as well as one of the only non-millennial candidates.

 

Correll and her husband have lived in the greater Charlotte area for almost forty years. Once she discovered how much an age-positive voice was absent from the youth-driven world of social media and blogging, she became determined to spread her message of age positivity and acceptance thus creating Silver is the New Blonde®. Correll now has over 48,300 followers on Instagram.

 

Nominated alongside major social media stars including Reese Witherspoon, Joe Biden and Marie Kondo, it is Correll’s hope that winning the noteworthy award would draw more attention to the underrepresented message of age positivity. When asked what it would mean to her to win, Correll said: “Winning The Shorty Award would allow me to reach more people to spread the age-positive message and would validate my fifty-plus peers as part of the social media community. It’s time aging should be celebrated as the accomplishment it is. After all, we can’t stop it!”

 

●      Local blogger Jan Correll has been nominated for an 11th Annual Shorty Award in the Lifestyle category for her notable social presence as an age-positive influencer.

●      To vote for Jan visit https://shortyw.in/2t4YFNn. Users can vote once a day through February 21, 2019 and sharing their vote on social media earns Correll an additional vote. Use the hashtag #silverforashorty in support of Jan’s nomination.

 

To vote for Silver is the New Blonde® for a Lifestyle Shorty Award please click the link provided, https://shortyw.in/2t4YFNn. For media inquiries, please contact Genni Threet at genni@luckypennymarketing.com.

 

About Silver is the New Blonde®

Silver is the New Blonde® is an ageless lifestyle blog focused on bringing positivity, vibrance and inspiration to women over fifty. Jan Correll, blogger behind Silver is the New Blonde®, provides her audience with tips on accentuating ageless beauty, colorful style for all occasions and new ideas on embracing the pure fun and freedom a post-fifty lifestyle brings. Follow the fun @silver_isthenewblonde and at www.silveristhenewblonde.com.

 

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Positive Aging: Women Whose Careers Only Improved With Age

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With age comes wisdom and a better understanding of the world, which is beneficial to the mature woman navigating her way through the workplace. Below are five, fabulous women whose careers only improved with experience and age!

Viola Davis: At age 53, Viola Davis is an extraordinary actress, and has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. She is known for movies like The Help and Fences to her hit TV show, How to Get Away with Murder, where her outstanding role earned her an Emmy, making her the first black woman to do so.  Davis has made a name for herself that is known by many, and she continues to do so as an exceptional, ageless woman.

Katie Couric: Many know Couric from her positions on The Today Show as well as CBS Evening News, where she was acknowledged as the first woman to anchor on an evening news program. At age 61, she has received copious awards for her hard work and dedication to her craft of broadcast journalism. At age 57, she started her own company, Katie Couric Media, where she continues to call attention to important topics and relevant news stories.

Oprah: Best known for her phenomenal, daytime talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah’s career only continues to grow. At age 56, she created her own network channel, OWN, and has continued to do wonderful things in her career. She has founded her own magazine, narrated The Discovery Channel series Life, and has starred in several films since her departure from daytime television

Meryl Streep: At age 69, Meryl Streep is one of the most well known, and highly esteemed actresses of her day and age. She has earned the title of having the most Oscar nominations out of any actor, and she has won multiple awards for her outstanding performances in a multitude of films.

Vera Wang: At age 69, many know Vera Wang as an iconic fashion designer, but she originally figure skated and trained to compete in the Olympics. Even though she did not make the team, she did discover a new passion. After pursuing careers for Vogue and Ralph Lauren, at age 40, she entered the world of bridal wear. Today, she designs beautiful wedding dresses and gowns that have been worn by many, including many celebrities.

Aging is obviously an inevitable part of life, and with another year comes new experiences, opportunities, and memories to be made. While many women hope to discover their calling in life early on, there’s nothing wrong with taking time to grow and mature into the person you want to be, or to simply rediscover yourself.

So don’t turn your back on opportunities or experiences and keep an open door policy to making new memories and reinvention so that you can be the best person you can be at any age.

Thank you to Rickie Freeman Teri Jon Dresses for sponsoring this post.

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As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO

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Pearls are Always Appropriate

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Jackie O has always been associated with pearls… such a classy lady. And although diamonds and rhinestones are fun and sparkly, I typically don’t wear them on clothes, do you? But give me pearls and they make any outfit classy including a simple sweater.

I found this fun charcoal gray sweater at H&M recently and was smitten. I plan to wear it both dressy and casual. As featured I am wearing a long tee shirt underneath but love it over a crisp white blouse as well. I paired this sweater with gray frayed jeans and black booties. By the way… did you know that H&M is going after the ageless woman. You can read more here.

I have linked a number of pearl sweaters (with shopping links) both inexpensive like mine (under $20) as well as more expensive ones, depending on your taste. Do you like pearls on sweaters?

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As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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My Girl's Photo Shoot

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As a Mom I have two awesome children, a son and a daughter. I feel awfully lucky as they are both special people that are very dear to me and Mr. Silver. My son and wife, have two children, a son and daughter and my daughter and her husband, have two sons. When our daughter shared the news they were expecting a third, we all prayed for a healthy baby and Momma. And when they shared the news that this one was going to be a little girl, I was thrilled that she too would get to experience a Mother/Daughter relationship… as we have shared.

My daughter and I have fun and loving affinity and have always supported each other. We have also pushed each other when needed and are very open and honest with each other. It’s like having a best friend, other than your hubby.

When I decided to start the blog, she was behind me in every aspect. She took some of my first pictures and then handed that responsibility over to her Dad. She was always fluffing, fixing and catching little things that a detailed eye could see. And it always made me feel so special.

When she decided to do a maternity shoot, she planned it so I could be there. I was so excited to be part of this to in turn do the same that she had always done for me! We had such a fun time as they setting was magical and the “golden hour” was perfect.

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My daughter chose her very close friend, Kameron Rogers for this shoot, Owner of Kameron C. Photography. She is based in Texas and I highly recommend her, if you have photography needs. She is super talented and made it so much fun that the three of us laughed the whole time.

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I love these photos and was so happy when my daughter said I could share them with you. I hope you enjoy them too!

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This bundle of joy arrives in February and I can’t wait for my girl to experience her “girl.”

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As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO




Silver Style Guide: What to Wear for NYE

Purses, Shoes, Perennial StyleJan Correll2 Comments
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The countdown to champagne, fireworks, and confetti has officially begun as New Year’s Eve is only days away! If you’re searching for the perfect celebratory ensemble, look no further! Below are some fabulous and fashionable ideas, from my Silver Style Guide, for you to wear as you ring in the new year.

The Main Event

New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to indulge in a little glitz and glamour. Whether you’re attending an elegant soiree or spending the evening with friends and family, it is always important to look and feel your very best!

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For a more casual outing, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with an eye-catching top, or pair a tailored jumpsuit with your favorite leather jacket or faux fur vest. These options allow for a look that is casual and comfortable, but still chic and put together.

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A more formal event, such as a cocktail party or a New Year’s Eve gala, calls for dressier attire. A woman who appreciates perennial style knows that a LBD is always a tasteful and classic option for an elegant affair. Some popular fashion favorites also include wrap dresses, velvet dresses, and embellished sets that are sure to dazzle all night long.

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Add a Little Sparkle

New Year’s Eve fashion is also about making a statement. There is no harm in adding a little sparkle to your ensemble. Silver and gold accessories are a must for any iconic New Year’s Eve look, and incorporating some shimmer into your outfit is simple with the right jewelry and shoes! If you’re searching for the perfect finishing touch for your NYE outfit, check out these glittering favorites of mine!

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Life of the Party

Of course, a party-look is not complete without a handbag! Printed purses, sparkly clutches, and metallic handbags are all great options for NYE as long as they can hold all of your necessities!

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Love my Brenna B Bag https://brennab.com/

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Even if you spend NYE at home in your PJ’s (which I also enjoy) get out your champagne flutes and toast in style!!

Have a happy and safe New Years and as always, my goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Looking forward to 2019 and sharing more fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog and may 2019 be your best year ever!!

XOXO

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Lipsticks That Stay Put

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The Cocktail Party Guide

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Every  woman has encountered a time in her life where she must find the perfect outfit for a social event, such as a cocktail party. While finding a chic ensemble, that is true to your style, is certainly an important part of prepping for any festivity, it’s crucial to remember the saying, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile”...so don’t forget your lipstick that stays put!

Bold and Beautiful Red: For the woman who is looking to make an eye-catching statement while she socializes and sips, a bold red lip is an excellent choice. A red lip is elegant and classic, and it makes quite a striking statement. A red lip stain ensures a long lasting wear that looks just as fresh as when it was first applied, making it the perfect choice for your pout while you mingle and drink.

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The Classic Nude: A nude lip is the ideal product to accompany your look if you want your outfit to be the center of attention at the party. A creamy, nude lip makes for a fresh face that isn’t overbearing, and it is an exceptional pairing for a more dramatic eye look, such as a smokey eye. While lip glosses are flirty and fun, it’s best to avoid them for a cocktail party. Glosses require more maintenance and constant reapplying, so it’s best to stick with the basics when modeling a classic, nude lip.

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Poised in Pink: If you are the lady who is entertaining and eating while enjoying your cocktail, a pink, satin finish is the most suitable look for you. The great thing about a pink lip is that it’s quite versatile. No matter the season, you can find the ultimate pink shade that is sure to impress and look stunning in photos. A satin lip is a fabulous alternative to a gloss, and the best thing is that it doesn’t cause your lips to become dry!

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Your lips are the focal point of your face, and finding the perfect lipstick shade, that is guaranteed to stay put throughout the evening, is a must for any ageless woman!

I have linked all of my favorites in LIKEtoKNOW.it. Now you can use the information in my previous post to use this convenient app. If anyone needs help… just let me know.

Have a great holiday, whatever you celebrate and as always, my goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO

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How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that at the end of my posts I mention @liketoknow.it and include a link like: http://liketk.it/2yx9iI #liketkit I have heard feedback from many of my readers and followers about how they don’t know how to use LIKEtoKNOW.it therefore, I want to provide some training and/or insights on the best way to use it from your desktop or the app.

The links I mentioned above are generated through a program called LIKEtoKNOW.IT which basically allows you to shop anything I’m wearing straight from your phone or desktop.

Long gone are the days of seeing an outfit you love and missing an opportunity to ask about it. Or wouldn’t it be fun to follow along, if you like someone’s particular style and see how they style outfits daily? This is the beauty of LTK.it.

DESKTOP VERSION:

You simply sign up at www.liketoknow.it , follow me, and then every time you like one of my photos (click on the heart) you’ll get an email with direct links to shop everything in the post (if the item is still available). Super simple or easy peasy as I like to say. :)

STEP 1. Go to www.LIKEtoKNOW.IT 

STEP 2. Sign into Instagram and choose to authorize

STEP 3. Enter your email address, save, and finish

AND YOU ARE DONE!

OPTION 2 and totally not necessary if you prefer to shop from your computer)…

You can also shop your screenshots through the LIKEtoKNOW.it APP! Here’s how:

STEP 1. DOWNLOAD the LIKEtoKNOW.it app from the app store

STEP 2. FOLLOW me and your other favorite influencers. (Happy to provide a list)

STEP 2. SCREENSHOT your favorite influencer pics on Instagram

STEP 3. OPEN the app and SHOP the products featured directly

For those of you who prefer a visual, here are two videos for you! The first video will walk you through the LIKEtoKNOW.IT sign-up process.  And the second is specifically focused on the new APP version. You can use both these methods interchangeably, it’s based on YOU and how YOU like to shop.

I hope this post helped those of you with questions or who had not used LTK.it yet. It’s really super easy and convenient.

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Ladies were not done yet. I want to help you with a trial run. Today I am featuring on LTK.it my outfit featured above. Now unfortunately the black dress is sold out but they still have it in red. YAY! Perfect for the holidays. My exact boots are featured as well as some other options, but not linked are my Brenna Bag or my unique bracelet. LTK.it does not list every retailer and that is why I try to indicate where specific things are from. I have linked the clutch and my bracelet here and here for your shopping pleasure. In fact, if you like a small purse definitely check out Brenna Bags. I love this silver bag, and its from the cocktail collection. Check out the video’s of the different ways this clutch can be worn or styled. My bracelet is from Pam Neri and if you like unique jewelry definitely check out her works of art.

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You can always reach out to me if you need further assistance.

Have a great weekend and as always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO


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The Ageless Houndstooth

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I have loved Houndstooth since I was in middle school. The bold pattern was eye catching yet stylish. I remember a pair of “hot pants” … yes hot pants I had, that were large black and white houndstooth. I wore those shorts all the time. With black tights, boots, a jean shirt, a black or red turtleneck and my favorite double-breasted black corduroy jacket… that barely covered them.

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In my opinion, Houndstooth will never go out of style and since it dates back to between 360 and 100 BC, I would say that is a true statement. Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior have featured them in many different collections over the years.

I am wearing two Houndstooth in two different outfits featured today. The first outfit is from Chico’s and is a a black and white Houndstooth Ruana. Yes, friends, I had to look up what a Ruana was too. A Ruana is a poncho-style outer garment typical of the Andes region of Colombia, South America. Such a fun piece to add to my wardrobe. This item and the complete outfit is linked in LIKEtoKNOW.it below.

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The second outfit features a fun navy and white Houndstooth top from Zara. Unfortunately this one is sold out unless you can find it in stores. I love the fraying at the bottom and the overall way it was designed. Another fun piece. Again, sorry this is not linked due to its high demand.

Underlining the fact that I do love this print… I realized too late, that I have two houndstooth outfits posted within days of each other. I am not sure I will be adding any more Houndstooth this year… but there is always next!!

Who else out there loves Houndstooth and do you or did you have a favorite item?

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this ageless journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

XOXO

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Investing in Beauty Sleep

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As an ageless woman, I have realized how important sleep is.  I used to be able to get by on 5-6 hours of sleep but learned the wear and tear that regimen can take on your body and your beauty.  ;)  Once I hit 60, I made the decision to not take my sleep lightly.

Mr. Silver and I had been discussing investing in a new mattresses since we both felt we were tossing and turning way too much each night.  He sleeps very sound, whereas I am a very light sleeper and usually wake at least 2-3 times per night.  My waking is usually the result of night sweats or just being uncomfortable in a particular position.  Do you wake up many times each night, too? 

So we turned to the Internet and began researching the best mattresses out there.  Luckily we found The Wave by @casper.com, designed for advanced support for your body at 33 key points, temperature regulation (breathable foam for increased airflow) and 5 layers of premium foam. 

I want you to know that although this is a sponsored post, I am truly in love and so happy with our new mattress, that I would endorse this mattress regardless.  Mr. Silver and I are both sleeping better than we have in years and feel that this bed was made specifically for us.  I am sleeping through the night.  Neither one of us is tossing nor turning and best of all, I have eliminated my night sweats. 

If you are considering a new mattress, I would highly suggest The Wave by @casper.com.  It was shipped directly to our home, setup was a snap, and they offer a 100-night trial with free return and pickup.  You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by investing in a great night’s sleep. 

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Supporting Silvers Feature: Megan Ulrichs

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I began my silver tradition at the age of 44 yrs after hiding behind the brown coloring agents since the age of 27! I can remember my senior year in high school where friends were picking grey out of my head! As I wasn't really ready to become a silver fox but my scalp was. My body was becoming intolerant to the chemicals and with my natural ways of living, a masters degree in holistic nutrition and an organic skincare business, I knew it was time to ditch the coloring. While my heart and my body knew it was necessary to stop hiding behind the brown coloring, my mind was struggling with the "aging" part. The internal ego was questioning, "will I be attractive anymore with grey hair?" "Am I going to disappear and become ignored?" Then came the comments "You're going to let it go!?" "Are you sure you want to age yourself like that!?" but the best was from my 19yr old son who is as wise as the day is long.."Mom, you should totally let your silver grow in! Don't worry about what people think, and besides then you'll have men your own age checking you out..unlike the guy guys my age that I see checking you out non stop!" THAT was all I needed to hear. Except my husbands words were the most motivating, "Megan, you will never be ignored! You could be bald and still be beautiful! It's ultimately your inner confidence and beauty that draws people to you." I had to dig deep on an emotional level for the year that it took to grow out my authenticity! At times it felt like reliving my awkward teen years with the reverse skunk stripe and my grey ombre. My hair was the topic of conversation for an entire year....everywhere I went! For the most part, I believe that my full forced positive attitude when responding to friends and strangers questions left no room for negative comments of disapproval. I received 90% supportive comments and that was a tremendous help to my wavering ego! Basically, I faked it til I made it with confidence and positivity. Now that I am fully grey and amercing the aging process, I get compliments daily and so many friends and community members have come to me to say how much I inspired them to also grow their silver locks out. It was the last step for me to fully walk my talk of natural living and embracing the process of aging gracefully. I feel complete and authentic in every way now!

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Megan’s silver transition!

Q & A with Megan

“Who am I?”

I am the creator/owner of an organic Farm to Face skincare company glō luxury oils (www.gloluxuryoils.com) and the author of two books. One cookbook Fed Well based on the 80/20 philosophy of eating 80% whole nourishing foods and 20% you only live once foods. It is chock full of nutritional information on the healing qualities of herbs and spices along with nutritional benefits of ingredients on each recipe. 

The second book is called "SKinside Out" A Holistic approach to eating your way to glowing skin...Both books are due on shelves this December!!

“What has been the biggest benefit of the business?”

The biggest benefit to me is knowing that glō (acronym for give love often) products are not only making a tremendous difference in my customers lives by nourishing their skin and keeping chemicals out of their beauty routines; but also knowing that I can support small farmers buy purchasing directly from them and have the ability to offer superior quality products while doing so. I also benefit weekly from the creative process of making fresh batches weekly in my lab. Each week I turn up my music and dance my way through the batching and bottling process and love every second of it. As you can probably relate, when I’m fulfilled and happy, the entire house hums along with me! This is an important aspect of my work..feeling fulfilled.

“What/who inspires me?”

Mother Earth inspires me. She has most everything we need to stay healthy. As a Holistic Nutritionist working with food and plants to heal the body, I have come to a level of love and respect for what Mother Earth has to offer us. We can meditate and walk in nature to cleanse the mind. We can eliminate preservative and chemically laden foods and products and watch our bodies come into homeostasis simply by consuming organic whole foods provided from her! Her moods proved us with sunny days, rain and epic storms that all of us can relate to and at times fear...just as our loved ones have seen out of our own moods. I don’t mean to sound too “woo woo” but between the food, weather, trees, plants, natural medicine and rainbows that Mother Earth provides, who isn’t inspired by her!?

“Most exciting adventures I’ve ever done?” 

That’s tough! I’ve always been pretty adventurous between spelunking (caving) in college, back packing, birthing and raising 3 boys (the most epic adventure ever) traveling Europe, keeping up with my husband mountain biking...I’d have to say the most exciting adventures these days have been traveling in my 1990 VW Westfalia! Sure it sounds like luxury camping but the adventures happen after it gets us to our far away places and we hike miles up to breath taking hot springs or wake up to flowing rivers in the middle of nowhere or even more adventurous? When we break down and have to figure out what’s next! The unknown is often the most adventurous in my opinion.

“How & when I got started w glō?”

I have always been a bit of an alchemist and slightly obsessed with herbs and botanicals. It was During my masters degree in Holistic Nutrition (2013) when I was learning about the healing qualities of plants and essential oils that glō was conceived. At 43 years old, I began seeking a clean skincare line that didn’t smell too earthy and that actually worked on my sensitive, dry skin. My knowledge of the healing powers of essential oils inspired me to create facial skincare formulas using different essential and carrier oils. Once I found a combination that smelled fresh and felt divine, I began using the oils on my own skin. It took a full year of concocting and reconfiguring formulas before family and friends started asking me about what I was using on my skin and requesting the same for themselves. After seeking validation from doctors and a holistic dermatologist on the safety of my formulas, I finally settled on my first official glō product: Regenerative Oil.  Fast forward 5 years and hundreds of happy glō-ing customers later; I now source most of my oils directly from small organic botanical farmers and have created 10 approved products that sell out regularly in 14 different places ranging from naturopathic clinics to spas, upscale hotels and boutiques in Montana.“Mantra/Motto I live by”

This too shall pass and You’ve GOT this!! When life gets too hard I dig deep, pull up my big girl panties and tell myself and so many others in my life: “this too shall pass” and “You’ve GOT this!” I have my mom to thank for the first mantra as she always reminded me of that when I’d call crying about whatever crazy phase my boys were in! My husband has always been the cheerleader behind me saying “girl!!! You SO have this!!” It helps to have a team behind you and your mottos!

“What I’d like to tell my younger self”

My dad used to always tell me to “simply trust, trust what is meant to be” I’d like to tell my younger self to stop doubting, lean in and trust that all is well and meant to happen. It’s all part of life’s journey and there really is a reason for it”. If someone had told me I’d be an organic skincare business owner traveling in my VW from farms all over the U.S and sitting on expert panels, running wellness retreats, I would’ve laughed in their faces! I didn’t believe in myself until I hit 40.

“What’s my true age?”

I feel almost 50 and it feels fantastic. Well ok, physically my body has taken a lot of abuse over the years of being athletic and adventurous so it doesn’t really feel great. However, I like the wisdom and confidence of feeling almost 50!

“Thoughts on beauty and aging?”

I’ve come a long way here. In my 30’s aging felt scary and wrinkles seemed terrifying. Something shifted in my 40’s. I began to watch older women excel, thrive and find themselves. I am approaching 50 in July and I’ve never felt more empowered and beautiful. Sure my physical body looks different but this emotional/spiritual shift is so exhilarating that the physical no longer feels important. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great wardrobe and pampering myself. It’s important to feel beautiful as a woman, but these days it’s what’s going on inside my emotional self and life that makes me feel beautiful. My smile and squint lines or “angry eleven lines” between my brows are all well earned from 50years of adventures, raising crazy ass boys, laughing and crying, worrying and loving. These are our life lines and I wish our culture honored them more than we do. It’s a work in progress and it’s our job to love our selves and spread that message no matter what age we are!

You can follow this inspirational woman on her social media handles: @glo_luxury_oils and @glo_skinside_out as well as her website here.

Check out my Supporting Silvers page here on my website if you would like to be considered to be featured.

As always, my goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Loving Leopard

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This leopard top if from Monkee’s in Charlotte!

This leopard top if from Monkee’s in Charlotte!

Let’s face it… leopard is on trend. It’s a classic, it’s a neutral (according to Jenna Lyons) and it comes back every fall season with a roar.

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From Chico’s

From Chico’s

This fashionista is not complaining as I love leopard in all forms. Belts, purses, shoes and most of all on clothing.

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Popping in your inbox on Monday to show you how I styled a casual leopard look and then dressed it up for a dressier look… both with some fun new jeans. My top is from Anthropologie. The jeans are a US brand called Just Black denim and they fit extremely well. I found them at Katyloo Boutique, in Ft. Mill, SC. They have a website for online ordering here. Everything else is linked below on LIKEtoKNOW.it. Just click on the pictures below.

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Tell me about your favorite leopard item for the fall!!

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Staying Active and Friendships

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We all know how important it is to stay active not only for our bodies but also for our minds… especially as we age. When recently working with Humana, I was not surprised that 85% of older adults say it’s important to develop friendships and that many have found a new friend or a workout buddy as a result. I believe this is so important and have found this to be true. I have some lifelong friends I met through working out via group classes at my Y.

I also found the following video inspiring and hope you do too.

As a result, this video made me think about taking my Mom who is 84 to her closest Y, to show here all that it offers. She is very social and I feel that this would be one more way for her to stay involved and continue to build friendships for many years to come.

Are you staying involved, working out and building friendships? I sure hope so. I’m always looking for a walking buddy if you live near me! Thank you to Humana for sponsoring this post!

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Riveting Booties…

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My feet are not something that bothers me… at least at this point in my life.   However, I know that many of my readers face this dilemma as I have heard from you.  I have turned down a few shoe partnerships because I did not like the style of the shoes.  When it comes to shoes… it’s always been style over comfort for me.  And I know that’s easy for me to say… when my feet don’t hurt. But then I tried on the Jambu Rimini Leather Bootie with memory foam foot beds and a light bulb went off.  Yes!   You can have a stylish bootie that also offers comfort.  You can check out all their new arrivals here and boots and booties here.

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I recently wore this brand new pair of booties on an all day shopping trip and felt like I was wearing my favorite slippers.  I truly felt like I was walking on air. 

I have three stylish friends that are all Brand Ambassadors for Jambu so was intrigued about the brand and the comfort the shoes offer.  Jodie, Dawn and Jess are all three women I admire and who also inspire many other women.  I knew they must have been on to something!

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I’m happy to say that Jambu has offered to provide you, my readers a discount code: SILVER18 for 15% off any jambu.com purchase, now through 10/31.

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Thank you to Jambu for sponsoring this post. If you are looking for comfortable booties for women and decide to check them out and purchase a pair, I hope you find them as comfortable as I have.  My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Exclusive Italian Bracelets - on EVINE

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If you look at any of my pictures, I always wear several bracelets with each outfit. I feel a simple bracelet can and should be layered depending on the style you are going for. I sometimes wear them with a watch or simply layered on my right arm. And lately, I love mixing different metals.

My very favorite bracelet was a gift from my Italian Grandfather, Luca. It is gold, a bit dainty and very intricate. So when Evine, an online shopping network (check them out here) asked me to be feature some Italian jewelry, and talk about their live shows from Vicenza Italy 9/13-9/16, I was very excited. This is the first time in over 15 years that Evine is broadcasting live from Italy and these awesome bracelets, exclusive to Evine, will be featured. The bracelet’s are part of the Toscana Italiana Jewelry line and come in different styles and offer this incredible adjustable slide feature that I love.

Toscana Italiana Choice of Chain Adjustable Slide Bracelet

The most popular silhouette from Toscana Italiana. One size fits most as it adjusts open to 10” for easy on, easy off wearability. Available in 5 different chain designs and three plating options – Gold Plated, Platinum Plated, and Rose Gold Plated. Pair back to any watch or bracelet for a stacked look. Classic Italian chains with a modern flair.

Shop Evine’s wide assortment of Italian Jewelry featuring unique and handcrafted gold, silver and cameo pieces.” 

This pretty Margherita rose gold bracelet (in the middle) compliments my watch and another bracelet!

This pretty Margherita rose gold bracelet (in the middle) compliments my watch and another bracelet!

The second bracelet underneath my Tiffany bracelet is the Silvertone Byzantine and the next is the Silvertone Margherita.

The second bracelet underneath my Tiffany bracelet is the Silvertone Byzantine and the next is the Silvertone Margherita.

This photo features (from the bottom up) Goldtone Byzantine, Corcana and Margherita. and my personal gold watch!

This photo features (from the bottom up) Goldtone Byzantine, Corcana and Margherita. and my personal gold watch!

I have paired the Silvertone and Goldtone Byzantines for a mixed metal look.

I have paired the Silvertone and Goldtone Byzantines for a mixed metal look.

Good news for you is that Evine is offering Silver is the New Blonde® readers a 15% discount. Please use the coupon code: Silver15. If you are looking for a great little bracelet that will compliment any style or your favorite personal jewelry, I would suggest shopping this event.

I am also giving away three of the bracelets on Instagram. All you have to do is follow me @silver_isthenewblonde and @evinelive to qualify. You will find all the rules on Instagram today!

Thank you to Evine for sponsoring this fun post. I hope you tune in to the Evine Live Broadcast tomorrow, through 9/16. Here is the channel finder for the live broadcast!

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 


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A Close Knit Brand

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Maybe odd but when I uncover a brand I am not familiar with, I always google them to find out more!  I love to read the stories behind the brand and like to feel the connection.

I was in a fun boutique in Hilton Head earlier this summer working with a young woman from their headquarters on an upcoming project, when I noticed her dress and commented how much I loved it and asked if they had it in a medium?  She went to look and shared that they did not...however five minutes later she tapped on the door to my dressing room and said here... try mine on and see if you like it!  I was flabbergasted first by the fact she would do this kind gesture and secondly by the awesome dress.  Unfortunately, that particular dress was sold out but I knew that the brand was special because of the way I felt in the dress.  Do you ever feel that way when you try something on?  

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I would like to introduce you to Nic and Zoe.  I could tell their story but feel they do a great job!  Read about them here.  I think the best part is that they understand the everyday hustle a woman goes through.  As we all know... it's not easy!! And we do deserve to feel good in whatever we wear!!

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I love great knitwear!   Whether it's casual or dressy, it moves with you. And that is important.

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This pretty dress and matching Nic and Zoe jacket, is perfect now as a sleeveless dress or with the jacket for fall. Matching sets will be big this year so be sure to check this one out here and here.  

Also, we have to talk about the shoes.  Yes, so stylish but oh so comfy!  I know some you may not wear this high of a heel but they have many lower heels to choose from as well.  You can heck them out here.   

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Nic and Zoe has eight stores and you can look them up here and is also sold online here.  They are also offer in a number of different boutiques across the country. When you run across them, I highly suggest you try the clothes on and hope you have the same experience and revelation I did. 

I hope you you had a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Roll with it Baby!!

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I love that song... and I have to agree...sometimes you've got to roll with it baby, soak it up and take it all in.  And this month my friends... that is just what I am doing!

As many of you may know, I was featured by the New York Times and Ruth LaFerla as one of seven Grandmas's of Instagram.  It is still surreal to me but I am ever grateful to have been included with these fabulous women.  A high school girlfriend in Tampa sent me her newspaper from Tampa and I was smack dab on the fashion page. This is the same girlfriend that worked with me in my Dad's chicken restaurant, Mr. Drumstick.  (We wore white uniforms with orange and white striped aprons... truly not a glamorous start.) Ha. Since then, I have been featured by Charlotte Stories here and CharlotteFive here, Darla Desiderioboth wonderful features, as well as on a live radio interview by Patti Mercer, in Fort Mill, SC where I reside.  

You can imagine my excitement when a Charlotte TV station asked me to join them on their morning show and tell my story about age positivity as well.  I thoroughly enjoyed Tonya Rivens and Julianna White... they made it so much fun.  I felt like I was sitting down with friends.  What a great experience.  You can watch the interview here.  

Next, a gentleman reached out to me on Instagram, which I usually delete.  "Lucky" is his name and he shared that he had just seen me on a top 30 TV station.  Not understanding completely, I had to say "huh" and "where?"  Lucky was nice enough to find the link for me to share with my family.   I loved this video and want to share it with you, created by Fox46 Charlotte's Page Fehling:

Please know that I am not tooting my horn, rather I am sharing what is possible for anyone at any age. You can do anything!  And I am here to support and tell you that the time is right, grab it, hold onto it, create it, do what you want and most importantly... roll with it, baby!

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

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Life is a Party

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Life is a party... dress for it
— Audrey Hepburn
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A few months back, I had the opportunity to wear three Teri Jon dresses for an article and photo shoot featuring several Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses for Paul Simon Women in Charlotte by yours truly and @scoopcharlotte.  I sincerely did not know what I was in for until I put the first dress on and my heart skipped a beat when I looked in the mirror.  The quality, the designs and the fabrics make these dresses very special and a brand that women have trusted with all of life’s special occasions for over 35 years. 

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Rickie Freeman, the founder, CEO and designer at Teri Jon is also a wife, mother, and grandmother; and believes that all of these roles combined are her inspiration behind the collections.  I love the fact that Rickie tries on each and every design ensuring a proper fit for every woman. 

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After the article above was published, Teri Jon reached out and asked if I would be interested in working with their company.  I literally jumped at the chance! 

This brings me back to the dress I am featuring today.  My very own Teri Jon dress… needless to say… I am thrilled. I paired this dress with simple jewelry and silver pumps by Michael Kors.  

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I chose this dress because of both the print but also the beautiful design.  It reminded me of dresses that my Mom and Grandma’s wore back in the 50’s .  Polka dots are timeless and ageless just like the Duke Mansion where these pictures were taken, in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.

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The Duke Mansion was built in 1915 has been home and host to leaders of the 20th century. Duke’s most lasting legacies, including Duke University, Duke Energy and the Duke Endowment, took shape at the home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mansion is operated as a nonprofit with all proceeds being used to preserve and protect this community treasure. 

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As you can see this community treasure is a wonderful place to stay, celebrate, meet and relax.  If you are planning any of the above or looking for a very special venue in the Charlotte area, you have to include the Duke Mansion… where character and charm reside. 

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Thank you to Teri Jon for sponsoring this post!  I am humbled to have featured the brand and this beautiful dress.  I may get a commission if you purchase through LIKEtoKNOW.it.  However, the links here take you straight to the Teri Jon website.  

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In closing, I want to thank you for stopping by the blog and I will leave you with a little reminder.  "Life is a Party" and it is what you make it.  Make it a great week, lovelies!!  

My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

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Bold Beauty - Eye Liners

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I love my eyes.  And it's ok to say that.  I feel like my eyes really show my happiness and joy.  So why not make the most out of them!  Right? I use to lightly line my eyes both top and bottom until... I hit middle age and decided I needed a softer look.  I went to one of my favorite makeup counters and asked for some advice.  At Laura Mercier, they showed me how to "tightline" my eyes, which I have now been doing for years.   You can read more about it here.  And you can buy the special brush and cake eyeliner here and here.  The brush is a bit expensive but it will last for years.  It took a bit of practice to perfect both but feel the look is much softer than lining above my eyelashes which I felt was too heavy especially for daytime.  

Still trying to brighten my eyes a bit I looked for another technique to accentuate and brighten my eyes.  Many days, especially when I was traveling every week, I felt my peepers looked tired.  I like this article that shares different ideas on brightening.  Luckily, I found a white highlighter by Sonia Kashuk that works extremely well and you can buy it here from Amazon. There are many other brands that offer eye highlighters as well and I have linked them below in Instagram and LiketoKnow.it. My video below shows both tightlining as well as highlighting.  

I love both methods as it looks natural for an everyday look.  And if you have blue or green eyes, it really makes your eye color stand out.  If I am applying or freshening up my makeup for a night out, I usually freshen both areas and may pop some white highlighter in the corners of my eyes to open up my eyes even more.  

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