Ready-Made Readers Boost Vision and Looks

Squinting at menus? Can’t make out the shade name on your lipstick? Welcome to the presbyopia club. Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem caused by the thickening and loss of flexibility in the lens of your eye that’s common among women 50+. It’s why finding the right distance to hold the morning paper can be difficult. And while prescription eyeglasses, of course, correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, ready-made readers that come in a range of magnifications are ideal to whip …

Women 50+: What to Wear to Get the Job

The economy is tough. The job market – especially for those of us over 50 – is even tougher. But if you want to rejoin the workforce or land a new opportunity, the tips below can help you put your best foot forward. It’s been said that it takes all of seven seconds for a stranger to size you up. So make the best first impression you can by sporting an interview outfit that will knock their socks off. Jacqui …

5 Best Fall Shoes All For Under $50

I love shoes. But finding really fabulous styles for women over 50 can sometimes be frustrating, and very expensive. Just as challenging, styles are often so young (too high!) or so frumpy (too flat!), it’s enough to make me want to go barefoot. Not good. However, scouting around recently for some great shoes to use in in an upcoming video for “The Best of Everything” series for the AARP YouTube Channel (watch the first season here!), I came across a …

Fall Fashion: The 5 Best Buys For Us

Fashion is in big trouble. Labor Day is over and we’re just getting the itch to shop … maybe. After all, what’s in it for us? As a postmenopausal fashion expert and the former fashion director of two major women’s magazines, I attend the runway circus known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (the next one begins Thursday in New York City). Let’s be honest. Runway shows are about editors hooking up with advertisers (for financial partnerships), stylists hooking up celeb clients …

Would You Steal From the Man in Your Life?

I do, and it’s highly recommended. Good grief, not money! But every once in a while you should take a look through his closet to see what you can take. A tie maybe? Or how about the perfect shirt with sleeves you can roll up? Not sure what you should be looking for? Just channel your inner Katharine Hepburn or Marlene Dietrich! My most recent journey into his sacred space produced the perfect hat. My husband Howard got this Arnold …

5 Beauty and Style Secrets to Steal From Younger Women

If not for us, where would younger women be? We broke glass ceilings (and all the rules), burned our bras (to end gender discrimination and sexual harassment), freed our reproductive rights and reversed traditional roles (so we could have families and become millionaires without marrying or inheriting money). Thanks to us, younger babes have vintage clothing from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and a whole category of preventative de-aging solutions. Let’s see how they deal with wrinkles, menopause, saggy skin …