Meet the 83-Year Old Woman Who’s More Stylish than You

Okay, so I’m letting you know now — this is an advertisment (but I’m not getting paid for it).  I just happen to like the advice Joyce Carpati gives to young women and not-so-young women out there.

In this video, Joyce Carpati sees two young women in the laundry shop and watches them as they try on their clothes.  She talks to the young women in her mind and issues them some good ‘ole fashion tips.

  1.  Live bold or Die Boring
  2. Clothes talk.  Don’t mumble.
  3. Show off.  Don’t get ripped off.
  4. Eat small.  Drink Plenty.
  5. Don’t overspend to look cheap.
  6. Don’t overshare, but pose everywhere.
  7. Have mystery and you will always be unforgettable.

Why Do Korean Girls Look So Young

Do you sometimes wonder why Korean women look younger than their age?  Well, apparently, Korean girls are taught at a very young age how to take care of their skin. Really, beauty and skin care are soooo big in South Korea.  Many of their shops have invaded our country as well.  And I personally know of a local dermatologist who goes to South Korea for her training and to keep her knowledge updated.

Here’s a video that shares with us some of the South Korean women’s skin care secrets to keep their youthful appearance.

(Disclaimer:  This video contains product adverts.)

Source:  YouTube, Wishtrend TV


How to be Fashionable at a Certain Age

I realized that once you reach a certain age, you don’t really become less fashion conscious.  Although you may care less about what others think or say about you, you still feel that looking good is as important as ever, if not even more.

Here are some of my favorite tips from an article by Brenna/Jason Fraser of Budget Fashionista on how to rock it for women over 60.

Texts in italics are my notes.  Emphasis on certain texts, usually in bold, are mine as well.

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What to do first:

There are certain garments that will, more often than not, make you look frumpy dated.  If you have these in your closet, toss them out immediately:

(Note:  I have inserted sample photos so you could easily imagine what they are.)

  • floor-length flora printed dresses

  • Muumuus (unless they are for lounging around the house)

  • Long (ankle length), unstructured, A-line skirts

  • Elastic-waisted pants that make everyone look like a balloon

  • Unstructured pants and suits

  • Large, oversized t-shirts

  • khaki/mauve-colored grandma flats
  • unstylish jumper-type dresses (usually made of khaki or jean material)
  • Sweaters with embroidery, applique etc. (especially Christmas sweaters)

Then start re-building your wardrobe.  The easiest first step is to go the monochromatic route. This means wearing one simple color, like blue, red, green, black, white, khaki, at a time. Don’t worry about being boring — a monochromatic outfit is a slimming and classic look. You can always experiment with textures of the same color if you need more interest.

For inspiration, see our Pinterest board of exclusively monochrome outfits:


Take a look at fabulous women over sixty like Susan Sarandon, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, and you will notice that they keep the patterns to a minimum, tending to focus on wearing solid colors.  That’s not to say you can’t wear patterns.  But when you do, keep it simple and consistent.

(Like this dress.  I think this will look good on any woman of a certain age.)

Sandra Darren Women’s Cap Sleeve Solid Crepe Career Sheath Dress

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(Photo courtesy of Budget Fashionista)

One area that older women always seem to get wrong is in the accessories department.  Instead of wearing your entire jewelry box everyday, focus on wearing one standout piece at a time.  Also don’t be afraid to wear trendy accessories.  If you keep your wardrobe basic, you can add trendy accessories without looking like you’re trying to be young.  Stores like Target, Forever 21, Mango, Zara and H&M are all great places to find accessories without spending too much.


To clarify, I’m not taking about low rise, hootchie mama  denim jeans. BUT a nice pair of trouser cut, straight leg or wide leg jeans look fabulous on older women. If you’re a bit larger on the bottom, try a trouser cut or boot cut jean, as the flare will help draw attention away from your mid section and make you look slightly taller. Also look for jeans with at least 2% spandex/lycra content. This will allow the jean to stretch to fit you and help to control any problem areas.


If you’re a bit smaller on the bottom, then yes (gasp), you’re a perfect candidate for a straight leg or skinny jeans (even if you have a bit of tummy).  For those of you with a bit more of a tummy, try skinnies from brands like Old Navy and New York and Co as they have a bit higher rise (which will help it sit better on your waist).

Also, if you have gray hair, the dark navy color of the jeans set off the gray in your hair.  Pair the jeans with a bright color tee from a store like Old Navy or a fitted sweater.  But please, for all that is fashionable and good in this world, avoid wearing denim from head to toe. (LOL!)


Reader, I need you to make me a promise: that you will try to inject a bit of color into your wardrobe.  As a “seasoned fashionista” there is no reason why you have to hang up your color wheel just because you’ve reached a certain age.

If you have a darker skin tone, you’re lucky, you can wear almost any bright vibrant color.  The brighter the better.  If you have a fairer skin and are concerned about looking washed out, start with the color of your eyes.  This is universally flattering!


Show personality in animal prints, florals and bold textures.  Channel the master of prints and textures, Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour.

Photo courtesy of Budget Fashionista


When it comes to signature style, repeating a look isn’t just acceptable, it’s encouraged.  Once you find a style that you look and feel great in, go ahead and buy one in every color!

(Here are some fabulous women with signature styles.)





Shop the Evening Look Makeup Products

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer

theBalm Eyelid Primer

Lancome 5 Shadow/Liner Color Design Palette, Sienna Sultry

(Note: Sorry, I can’t find the one used by Lisa in her video, so I just looked for one that has the same color palette)


Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eyeliner Obsidian Black


Lancome Grandiose Mascara Noir Mirifique

Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow

L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Mascara

(Note:  Lisa used Eyeko Brow Gel in her video.)


Lancome Blush Subtil Palette


Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick #342 Spice Pink

(Note:  Again, I can’t find the exact color Lisa stated in her video.   This is a substitute considering that the make up is for evening wear.  Please choose a color that suits your skin tone as well as the occasion. Lancome has lots of lip colors and variants to choose from.)


Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner – 004 Indian Pink


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