We may run and work out or diet endlessly, but we have different shapes now. Our more rounded curves and softer coloring require more thought in our wardrobe and makeup choices. So, I created this website to share what I’ve learned.

Mr. Mickey, my adventure partner since 2006, often plans our outings and wants to take pictures of everything we do to share with you. He is proud of this project and enjoys sharing.

My career in the fashion industry began in 1976, working part-time in the Visual Merchandise Department at Parks Belk. Within a year, I was promoted to the visual merchandise manager at three Parks Belk Department Stores. After serving four years in the United States Navy, I was the Corporate Director of eight Cosmetic Departments for Rices Nachman’s Department Stores and the District Manager of a chain of boutiques.

As the editor of the blog Fifty, not Frumpy, and now this website, I share tips, trends, and wardrobe ideas for women of all ages, especially those who have become fashion-challenged over the years. We may lose touch with our style after working endless hours or devoting our lives to children or aging parents.

Thank you for reading and sharing my blog with your friends. Contact information is never sold or transmitted other than to announce new posts. Likewise, email addresses are never published.

I am retired now, so my randomly shared posts are never paid promotions, and I do not accept gifts. However, I often share shoppable links for similar items since my things are rarely new. Those links may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I share tips and inspiration for using what you already have in contemporary ways. Defining words include effortless, classic, refined, discreet, and elegant. My style is chic, minimal, and timeless with a bit of edge.