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How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it

Dresses, Fashion, Jewelry, Purses, Shoes, EducationJan CorrellComment
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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! 

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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! 

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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

Super Women, Supporting SilversJan CorrellComment
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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

Fashion, Purses/HandbagsJan Correll1 Comment
 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

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!

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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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

Fashion, JewelryJan CorrellComment
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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

Fashion, Dresses, Favorite ProductsJan Correll6 Comments
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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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Out of the Box

Jewelry, Favorite Products, Fashion, Super WomenJan Correll3 Comments
 My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

Happy Friday.   Hope its been a great week and you are stepping into a wonderful weekend. It has been a fun week for me, with a couple local media companies recognizing my work but also busy.  BUT... no complaining here!  This girl likes to be busy.

A new reader reached out this week and shared how she loved my style but was not sure she could pull it off or get out of her "traditional box."  And that's OK... it's not always easy to change your style or try a new look when you are comfortable.  However, you can take baby steps to step out of that box.  And the easiest way I know how and I love to wear them are fun, bold bracelets.  These simple adornments worn together or alone can add a new element to your style. 

As you can see I have provided a good sampling of some that I wear to give you an idea.  I have a bracelet caddy from the Container Store that holds all of mine!  

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I hope this little tip helps and from there we can move toward other ways to add a touch of style here and there to transition or craft your own authentic look with a bit of boldness or fun.  I have linked some similar bracelets below.  If you would like to find the bracelet in the top picture (my latest) I bought it at a Hilton Head boutique,  Evelyn & Arthur.  Another fun place to shop.   Unfortunately they do not offer it online but found it here by SYLCA designs.

Thanks for stopping by. 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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The Statement Vest

Fashion, ShoesJan Correll2 Comments
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I recently found this long black vest on my way out the door, while shopping recently.   I spotted another woman looking at it and waited patiently, till she put it back.  The word "statement piece" rang in my head, and I had nothing like it in my closet.   Needless to say I was smitten.  Best part... it was on the sale rack.  Score!  I have searched high and low to link this exact one for you as it was the last one and cannot find it.  However, don't fret, I have linked others that would offer the same "statement look."  

What exactly is a "statement piece"?  My definition is a little different than what I found on the web here and here.  I feel that a statement piece is an item that makes you stand out.  It can be shoes, earrings, a hat etc. just a bit unique and bold.  My "statement vest" is a simple black vest.  What makes it unique are the large colorful grommets.  So fun.  I should also mention my Bauble Bar gold bracelet from the Nordstrom Sale and my fun black, leather Apple Watch cuff from Bezels and Bytes.  So mod!!  Did I really just say "mod"?  Haha.  

 I did not realize the dirt on the doorway behind me till I looked at the pics.  My OCD self would have a great time on that with a lil 409!!

I did not realize the dirt on the doorway behind me till I looked at the pics.  My OCD self would have a great time on that with a lil 409!!

What is your favorite Statement Piece?  Would love to hear about it!

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Hope your week was great and that you have a wonderful weekend ahead!   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! 

xx

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"Of Course You May"

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Shoes, TravelJan Correll4 Comments

When becoming a grandmother almost 4 and 1/2 years ago, like most Grandma's, I was smitten with my first grandson.  He was born almost 3 months early and that made him even more precious.  At the time, I decided that as a Grandma, I wanted to be as special as my Grandma (Marnie) and my grandma (Nana) were. They were two very different women, one from a small town in Southern Illinois and the other an Italian immigrant from Chicago.  Although distinct women, their spirit and love for family and  their grandchildren was immense.   Marnie, was a spitfire, who kept reinventing herself (a yogi at 80) and Nana, a very successful business woman, providing global travel tours through her business.   Both taught me different things... that left life long impressions.  Nana; a great work ethic, and my love of cooking and travel and Marnie; to live life to the fullest and to make each little adventure count.   

Even though my grands are all under the age of 5, I wanted to instill subtle lessons and reminders that may help them especially in times of self-doubt at any age.  "Of course you may." became my mantra to them whenever they ask me a question.  Unless of course, they wanted to do something dangerous.  "Of course you may," means that yes, they can have that chocolate chip cookie or yes, I will play pirates or dolls, but it also means that they can do anything!  And that is what I want them to remember.  They can change their mind, they have the right to make decisions (although there are consequences) and that they have the ability to be in control.   Much like my Grandma Marnie, I like to get down on the floor, do somersaults, make up stories, and play in the dirt but the love, affection and support she provided, was that I was special and I could do anything I wanted.  

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 These photos were taken in Charlotte at a rooftop bar and restaurant called   Merchant and Trade  .  A fun venue with great food!  The sunsets and sites are an added bonus!

These photos were taken in Charlotte at a rooftop bar and restaurant called Merchant and Trade.  A fun venue with great food!  The sunsets and sites are an added bonus!

So friends we need to remember this phrase as well because we can do anything, or be anything we want at any age; start a blog, start a business, travel, change course, meet new people, try different things, continue to learn... "of course you may, my friend."

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 Enjoying a "French 76" cocktail while watching the Charlotte Knights play.

Enjoying a "French 76" cocktail while watching the Charlotte Knights play.

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Thank you to Birdie James for sponsoring this post.  Another woman who decided to change careers, try something new based on what she loves and turned it into a fantastic business.  Check out Birdie James herewhere they believe in authentic chic.  This beautiful outfit  is from her boutique.  The top is a Birdie James label which I fell in love with... silver metallic dots...yes! The skinny leg, frayed jeans are one of the labels she carries and the handcrafted earrings are by Gloria Jane (also on the island).  They offer clothes for every woman.  Make sure to check out this  boutique online and if you are ever in Hilton Head, stop in!!  Birdie wants you to gather, laugh, shop and be you!  A friend after my own heart.

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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Fighting Wrinkles at Night

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When SilcSkin recently approached me about testing their product (100% medical grade silicone pads that remove wrinkles), I was skeptical.  Why?  The reviews, the raves and the feedback are pretty spectacular and are a promoted as a proven alternative to injections, laser treatments and surgery. You can read more here, but in essence, wrinkles are treated as scars by hydration, improving the collagen structure and flattening them out.  I had to try these out for myself... and for you!

When the product arrived, I was very pleased to find that nothing I read said anti-aging.  Woot Woot!  As that is a big no-no, in my book!  As you can see below, they sent pads for the neck, face, eyes, and decollette.  

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I have been trying out each product over the last 30 days and have to say that they truly live up to their promise.  I have seen wrinkle decreases in all the areas treated.    Each pad can be reused for approximately 15 days.  If I had to pick a favorite, it would be hard to do.  I love the non-oily cleanser, which is suggested before application, and each product delivers.  The eye pads also help with puffiness which is great as I battle this one puffy eye.  Surprisingly enough, the hand cream is my go to... I really can see a difference in my hands, too! 

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I have taken the liberty of modeling the pads for you but I dare say, that you and Mr. Silver are the only ones to see me in these.  Definitely, for night time wear only (and they did not affect my sleep.)  Thank goodness.  

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If you are looking for a product to help decrease wrinkles, I give SilcSkin two thumbs up.   I was hoping to provide a discount for my readers so check back as I will post it here!  Thank you to SilcSkin for sponsoring this post about ageless beauty!

I hope you are having 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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Pajama Time

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At the beach having a wonderful time with family!  You won't see me much for the next week as I plan to take a needed break...but will be back soon. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday with family and friends.

In the meantime, I had the best time with my daughter and daughter-in-law; playing pajama time and wearing mix and match pajamas from Soma Intimates!  I know you have heard me rave about their Cool Nights line before but my girls and I swear that these pj's keep us cooler than anything else during the heat of the summer, night sweats, hot flashes, etc.  If you have not tried them, we would highly suggest them.  And if you do, look into this fun mix and match set that is interchangeable.  

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Thank you to Soma for sponsoring this post.  You can shop these pajamas below on the LIKETOKNOW.IT app and until a week from now... signing off from the beach!  

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Thank you for being such a fabulous reader and for being a big part of my life as well!  My best to you always!

Cheers!!

Jan

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The Personalized Beach Cover-Up... Round 2

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Hope your weekend was great!  After a crazy few days... I started Monday with the slows.  Well, Monday dragged into Tuesday and I decided to turn it around by making various lists of to do's to get ahead of the rest of the week. I am planning a trip to the beach soon and so added a packing list as well. 

At the top of my list are bathing suits (yes plural) and beach cover-ups. I have a personalized cover-up!  Which brings me back to one of my favorite posts from last year.    I had planned to re-share this fun post for anyone that missed it last time.  So here you go...

I found this pretty white Ralph Lauren over-sized shirt last year at Belk on the sale rack and paid under $10 for it.  I felt it would make the best beach cover-up due to the light-weight cotton fabric.  I love the long sleeves, that can be rolled up or down depending on the weather or the sun. After I got home with it, I decided it needed something.  Being that I like personalization, I took it to my local embroidery boutique but due to the weight of the fabric, they talked me out of that idea.  Darn!  But they had another... they suggested I use screen printing to put my name on the back. I had not thought of that, but they assured me it would work great!  We went ahead with the plan and I can tell you I love the result!  In fact, I had three people ask me about the cover-up that very day on the beach.  Of course, I suggested they read about it on the blog!!  

Complimenting my cover-up is a cute fringe beach hat;  a fun find at the local Hilton Head TJ Maxx, and under $13. Whenever I'm at the beach, I always check their racks and usually find a thing or two for the wardrobe.  I am sure you can find a similar white shirt that could be used as cover-ups. TJ Maxx never disappoints.

Would you wear a personalized beach cover-up?  It sure makes it easy to find someone, especially over a busy holiday week!! :)  No Silver Alerts when looking for me.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and if your new.... welcome to my little piece of web real estate!   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! 

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Easy Like a Saturday Morning

Home, Favorite ProductsJan Correll4 Comments

I love Saturday mornings.  They are great for taking your time, enjoying your coffee and just hanging out.  We have a large front porch and really enjoy it.  

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I recently decided to add a fun pop of color to our traditional black and white cushions.  And as always, Target made it simple.  The pouf, green & black throw pillows and green checked blanket were all purchased at there.  I don't know about you but always find it hard to leave without a cart full!

 Guess I should have mopped before the photo!  

Guess I should have mopped before the photo!  

I am wearing a fun little top from Anthro by Maeve.  I feel it is purple but the tag says navy.  I hate to say it already sold out before I could tag it for my readers, but of course, it was on sale and you know how quickly things go...in the saleroom.  Maybe you can grab one at your local store.  I am wearing my favorite jean (bermuda) shorts that are just about worn out...but I love them so!  They are old skinny jeans that I cut off right above the knee.  I don't wear short shorts any longer and love this length.  I did link a similar pair in case you are not into do-it-yourself.  Anthro also just got in some cute colored ones that I have also linked.

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  My baby sis is in town so looking forward to spending time with her and family!!

If you recently joined me... welcome!!   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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The New York Times

Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Super WomenJan Correll4 Comments
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I would be lying if I told you I was calm and collected when I received a pm on Instagram from a writer at the New York Times.  I immediately checked out the writer's articles and was blown away; Ashley Longshore, Isabella Rossellini, and Brooke Shields to name a few.  Her message read:  may I contact you for a New York Times feature?  I did not take long to say, why yes... you may!  

After a 30 minute interview, with Ruth La Ferla, who was a delight, the rest is history!  You can read the article here.  

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I am honored and humbled to be among the other Fabulous Grandmas of Instagram!  And sincerely believe that aging is the new frontier and that we have to re-write the rules for future generations.   My motto is: Embrace Aging!

Have a great rest of the week and  thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective!  I appreciate you!

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