it’s here; it’s finally here! this week Style at a Certain Age launches a new website. since April, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to create a beautiful destination for our readers. Ann Parker from Anthem Creative Co. is the mastermind of the new site and has guided me through a thoughtful, thorough, and collaborative strategy over the past few months. the results? a-ma-zing! i’m on pins and needles waiting to reveal the new and improved Style at a Certain Age! the launch date is Thursday, September 23rd. but we might have a bump or two along the way as the old site transitions to the new. Style at a Certain Age website will be down on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21st and 22nd, as the tech team diligently puts all the bells and whistles together. then on Thursday, we will be back better than ever, ready to deliver all things that help us age with grace, strength, and beauty. while we can’t age backward like Benjamin Buttons, we can live a healthy and vibrant life 50+ and beyond.
why is aging with grace, strength, and beauty significant? Bette Davis famously claimed, “aging isn’t for sissies.” and she’s right! but it is a privilege to age. if you have hit the milestone of 50, you understand that things begin to change with our bodies, hair, skin, and even outlook on life. some of us are kicking and screaming at the aging process, wanting to stay forever young; some of us decide to fade away, thinking our best years have already come and gone. many of us believe all that foolish nonsense that we have to accept weight gain, or it’s too late to start an exercise routine, memory loss is normal, or it’s time to retire sexy lingerie. rubbish! ladies, it’s time to shatter age and gender norms. it’s time to change the conversation about aging.
what, exactly, does aging look like? to me, it’s all about aging with grace, strength, and beauty. grace is kind, grace is courteous, and grace is elegant. as we age, it’s important to spread kindness wherever we go. sprinkle it like fairy dust because true beauty is reflected in your soul. strength is the key to aging. Sophia Loren quoted, “there is a fountain of youth: it is your mind.” our bodies and minds need to stay active. exercise helps our bodies live healthier, vibrant lives. even moderate amounts of physical activity have a big impact on our brain, bones, muscles, and mood. nutritious foods are also crucial as it fuels our bodies and improves our cognitive skills. there’s no such thing as too little or too late when it comes to improving ourselves. and beauty? that’s where grace and strength intersect. a beautiful outfit needs a beautiful mind and body. when we take care of ourselves, wonderful things start to happen. beauty begins on the inside then flows outward. self-care has never been so important. if we’re running on an empty tank of gas we won’t make it very far. but if we continue to refuel each and every day it’s all systems go. skincare, a good night’s sleep, a brisk walk, or brewing herbal tea are different ways to care for ourselves. the list is endless.
my office is the command center. love to spend time in this cheerful space.
home design projects are a favorite of mine.
healthy recipes are an integral part of aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
need a good book to read? we have a book club on Facebook.
oscar and i kick off the weekend with Fridays with Oscar. cocktails start at 5pm.
it’s time to get moving! exercise is key when it comes to aging.
then there’s style! ootd or outfits of the day are shared three times a week. four if you count Fridays with Oscar. since i have to get dressed every day i might as well make it count.
what’s better than sharing makeup tips and skincare routines with my besties? nuthin’!
it’s time to change the conversation about aging, ladies. it’s time to leave a lasting impact on our families and communities. it’s time to age with grace, strength, and beauty.