reader favorites 2020 October, November, and December

well, gang, we are headed for the 2020 home stretch literally and figuratively. today, we finish our jet tour through the posts that resonated with you, my lovely readers. if you missed this end of year series, you can quickly catch up. opens in a new windowreader favorites January, February, and March then it’s onto opens in a new windowreader favorites April, May, and June. yesterday we revisited opens in a new windowreader favorites July, August, and September, which leaves us with October, November, and December. but y’all loved the post opens in a new windowtop ten reader favorite products so don’t miss that!

can you believe it’s the last day of the year?! there is no doubt that all of us are ready to bid adieu to 2020. there’s something symbolic when we flip the calendar to a new day, a new year. here’s a quote that sums up the past year “You can get excited about the future, the past won’t mind.”  this quote reminds me of possibilities “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” and this quote speaks to all of us over a certain age “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” so let’s usher in 2021 with a mindset of possibilities. it’s a new year with new adventures. the future is our story to write, let’s make 2021 the best one yet. cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021.

so what were your favorite posts from October, November, and December 2020? let’s take a look.

reader favorites October

age perfect makeup mature women

opens in a new windowage perfect makeup

up next is age  opens in a new windowperfect makeup for mature women. for the next nine months, i am partnering with L’Oreal and their new age perfect makeup line created specifically for over 50 women. y’all loved this line as much as i do. one of my favorite aspects of blogging is trying new products then sharing them with you! ( opens in a new windowread more…)

age perfect makeup mature women

list of products used:

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Brow Magnifying Pencil

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Satin Glide Eyeliner with Mineral Pigments – Black

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Lash Magnifying Mascara with Conditioning Serum – Black

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush – 415 Peony

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Anti-Feathering Lip Liner – 20 Flaming Carmin

opens in a new windowL’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Luminous Hydrating Lipstick – 110 Flaming Carmin

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a J.Crew cozy striped cardigan, Everlane cashmere crewneck, Talbots girlfriend jeans, J.Crew Ryan loafers

opens in a new windowtop ten shoes for fall and winter

it’s clear women love all things shoes no matter what time of year. so it comes as no surprise  opens in a new windowthe top ten shoes for fall and winter was a reader favorite in October. it’s full steam ahead into fall, which means we’re trading in our flip-flops and sandals for loafers, boots, and booties. today, i’ve put together a list of my top 10 shoes for fall and winter. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

winter whites

opens in a new windowwhite after labor day

rules are meant to be broken, and i’m happy to report no white after labor day has been abolished for good. so pull out your white denim any time of year. it’s a white denim kind of day was all about fall neutrals, including one of my favorite color combos, white, and camel. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

opens in a new windowwhite denim |  opens in a new windowplain white tee |  opens in a new windowsimilar cardigan |  opens in a new windowanimal print tassel driving moccasin |  opens in a new windowanimal print belt

reader favorites November

opens in a new windowstyle secrets to look expensive

one of the most popular topics on opens in a new windowYouTube is how to look expensive. can you believe there are entire channels devoted to looking classy and elegant? with that in mind, i thought i would share a few style secrets to look expensive. honestly, you don’t need oodles of money for an outfit to look expensive. it’s simply common sense. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

 

monochromatic outfit idea

opens in a new windowtrousers  opens in a new windowsweater |  opens in a new windowblazer |  opens in a new windowsimilar shoes |  opens in a new windowsimilar scarf  opens in a new windowearrings |  opens in a new windowhandbag

opens in a new windowjumpsuit |  opens in a new windowsimilar belt |  opens in a new windowsimilar wedge sandals | opens in a new window similar wedge sandals 2 

new at Nordstrom

opens in a new windowwhat’s new at Nordstrom

what’s new at  opens in a new windowNordstrom? well, to be honest, i never know quite how to answer that question since there are soooo many new items available at  opens in a new windowNordstrom on any given day. that’s what i love about this retailer. they offer a plethora of brands to choose from as well as so many new items. it’s retail shopping at its best. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

opens in a new windowpants |  opens in a new windowsweater |  opens in a new windowshoes |  opens in a new windowsimilar moto jacket |  opens in a new windowhandbag |  opens in a new windowwatch band |  opens in a new windowbracelet | opens in a new window earrings

opens in a new windowholiday beauty with Nordstrom

it’s time to get our holiday beauty game face on, ladies. to kick things off, i’m sharing a few holiday beauty gift ideas from  opens in a new windowNordstrom that include everything from  opens in a new windowFresh travel size sugar lips to  opens in a new windowKiehl’s healthy hand’s trio.  plus, a beautiful makeup palette from  opens in a new windowNars. fasten your seat belts because holiday shopping has arrived. opens in a new window(read more…)

reader favorites December

opens in a new windowkeeping the prep in my step

all is calm, all is bright, as we head into the Christmas countdown. most of my packages have arrived, the wrapping has begun, and it’s onto the menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch. so i’m keeping it simple with an old school look that never fails. yep, i’m keeping the prep in my step after all these years. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

opens in a new windowdenim |  opens in a new windowshirt |  opens in a new windowcashmere sweater |  opens in a new windowsimilar puffer vest |  opens in a new windowsimilar flats |  opens in a new windowearrings | opens in a new window bracelet |  opens in a new windowwatch band

opens in a new windowage with grace, strength, and beauty with Celltrient

one of my favorite blogging aspects is being introduced to new products, especially those that help us age with grace, strength, and beauty. and y’all know how passionate i am about nutrition and exercise. both are key components that help us live a vibrant and energetic life. like it or not, our bodies are aging day by day along with our muscles and cells. so we need to be proactive on every level for better healthspan. we may not be able to stop time, but it’s never too late to change the way we age. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

opens in a new windowa houndstooth blazer and black denim jeans

houndstooth is a pattern coined since it resembles a dog’s tooth. it was originally worn as an outer garment by shepherds in the lowlands of Scotland. in the 1940s, Christian Dior began to use this pattern in his collections, and it sprung into prominence. houndstooth is a timeless pattern most often seen in black and white but can be adapted in other color combinations. if you pay attention to SEC football and are familiar with The Crimson Tide, you know their love of houndstooth runs deep. revered coach paul “bear” bryant was always seen sporting a black and white houndstooth fedora, and a tradition was born. ( opens in a new windowread more…)

opens in a new windowdenim (limited sizes similar  opens in a new windowhere and  opens in a new windowhere) |  opens in a new windowsweater |  opens in a new windowblazer (similar  opens in a new windowhere opens in a new windowhere, and  opens in a new windowhere) |  opens in a new windowshoes |  opens in a new windowhandbag | opens in a new window gold bracelet |  opens in a new windownecklace |  opens in a new windowearrings

wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. see you in 2021.

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12 Comments

  1. I simply love your blog. I look forward to it each day. You provide great fashion tips along with fresh home decor ideas and recipes.
    Here’s to a happier, healthier 2021!!

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
  2. Eve wrote:

    The first three are favorites that I have copied but I love all these looks. You have been an inspiration to me in 2020 for so many reasons. Have a blessed new year and stay safe and well. Happy New a Year!

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
  3. Mary Stacey wrote:

    I just started following your blog. I absouletely love it. I just turned sixy this year and it is just a number to me. I love fashion and you are such an inspiration . I love everything you wear and you look so good. I live in Montreal,Canada and I look forward to your blog daily.

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
  4. Diane Sargent wrote:

    In reviewing, I’m struck how you are able to wear clothes in every single color. Every color seems to work for you.!
    How does that happen! ❤️

    Love your posts…..

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
    • thanks so much for being here, diane! happy new year. xo

      Posted 12.31.20Reply
  5. Bobbi Jo wrote:

    Loved this post. You look so beautiful in all the looks and I pinned several of them. I’m glad you included my favorite color lipstick on you. Happy New Year! Bobbi Jo

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
    • thanks so much for being here, bobbi jo! happy new year.

      Posted 12.31.20Reply
  6. I love your post. I love fashion.
    Wishing you a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021.

    Posted 12.31.20Reply
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