Welcome to Fab after Fifty

At Fab after Fifty we are passionate about women over fifty making the best of their lives. There has never been a better time to be 50! We'd love you to join in the conversation. Be Seen. Be Heard. Don’t be invisible. Be Fab after Fifty!

Join Free Today!

Join Our Community Today

Join a community of like-minded women making the second half of life the best half! The Fab after Fifty community is all about informing, sharing and inspiring.

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Get Started!

Style

Check out our latest style tips and picks to look fabulous over 50!

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Style

Diet and Fitness

The latest in nutrition and fitness to be healthy over 50!

Diet & Fitness

Beauty

Tips to look best possible fabulous YOU!

Beauty

Career

Whether you're setting up a business or looking for employment, make sure you're marketable over 50

Career

  1. Updating your look with simple accessories

    Comment
    Article by Ceri Wheeldon By the time we get to our 50s we have developed our own sense of style.  I love my dresses (with and without sleeves) and really enjoy having occasions when I have an excuse to turn on the glam. But most of the time you will find me in a variety of black jeans and tops – especially on the days when I am working from home.  It has pretty well become my uniform once summer is over. What I do tend to do is update with accessories – that don’t cost a fortune. I have some great finds from markets I’ve visited in France and Italy, but I also keep an eye out on the high street....
  2. My 50s will be better than ever says Angela

    Comment
    Article by Angela MacRitchie Angela MacRitchie tells Fab After Fifty about her remarkable health journey which inspired a whole new career.   She studied at CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). I was a county gymnast but at the age of 19 my knee swelled up and I could only walk with the help of crutches.  Over the next twenty years I had six operations, took heavy pain-killers and was often bed-ridden with the pain. After the sixth operation my consultant said ‘No more operations, I’m referring you to the Rheumatology clinic’.   I was prescribed a cocktail of powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, which, despite making me feel very unwell for the first three months, ultimately brought down the swelling dramatically and meant that I could dispense with the crutches,...
  3. Should we let the menopause become an issue in the workplace?

    Comment
    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Last week I was invited to a panel discussion on the menopause , where following on from research commissioned by Superdrug as part of their Life Plus Beauty report. The report highlighted that the Menopause is undoubtedly a concern of growing older, with 50 per cent of those yet to experience it admitting to worrying about its approach, rising to 69 per cent in the under 50s. When it comes to the symptoms playing on their minds, hot flushes not only topped the list of the biggest worry but it was also the symptom experienced most by those who were post-menopausal, with 68 percent saying they suffered from them. Women were three times more likely to be worried about losing their...
  4. 5 ways to stay motivated enough to achieve your goals

    Comment
    Article by Dawn Ann Campbell Thinking big uses up copious amounts of our precious brainpower, as if concentrating in a boring meeting wasn’t already hard enough. It’s no surprise then, that when we’re working toward our goals, our motivation often ebbs and flows at times. Staying motivated can sometimes be more difficult than achieving the goal itself! The International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring is the leading accreditation authority for professional coaches. With that in mind, their Sales & Marketing director, Dawn Ann Campbell, is sharing her five ways to stay motivated enough to achieve your goals: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated Connect with a mentor in a similar field – motivation is like Vitamin C; your body cannot make it, you need to find...
  5. Review of Playtex new range of bras

    Comment
    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   There is so much inspiration about what to wear over 50 from instragrammers, and of course the style features on Fab after Fifty. What is seldom mentioned is how important it is to wear the right underwear.  If we don’t wear bras that fit,  offering the right level of support our clothes won’t sit as well. Our bodies change as we age, and so we need to look at how our choice of bra can provide the extra support we need, and create a more youthful silhouette.  That extra support does not mean we have to forego style – or look matronly!  No Norah Batty looks when we aspire to feel and look fabulous over 50! I come from the...
  6. There’s Still Time: 5 Tips to Improve Your Retirement-Readiness After 50

    Comment
      For over-50s, retirement is just around the proverbial corner. No matter how much (or how little) thought you’ve given to your post-career years, you’ll want to keep these five tips in mind as the next phase of your life approaches. 1.Lay Out Where You’d Like to Be in 10 Years — Literally, if that helps: lying on a beach in the Costa del Sol, perhaps, or tucked away in a cosy Penzance cottage. Spend an afternoon visualising in general terms your golden years: the type of home you’d like to keep, the location of your primary residence, the social activities and hobbies you’d like to pursue, the ‘bucket list’ items you’d like to attain once and for all. These and other...
  7. Interview with Angela Dyson is the author of The Love Detective

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I caught up with Angela Dyson on the inspiration behind her debut novel,  The Love Detective. It’s a very fun read!!! About Angela I’m Angela Dyson. I’m 56 years old. I’m a dreamer, I’m a romantic (currently a single one) and I’ve recently changed my life having moved from London to Surrey to concentrate on being a full-time writer.   When did you start to write? I started writing stories when I was a teenager and have continued off and on ever since. What have been the challenges for you? I always wanted to be a writer but never had the confidence to go for it full throttle until now. Self-belief...
  8. The Dos and Don’ts of 50+ Dating

    Comment
    Article by Angela Dyson Don’t google him. That’s for later. For when and if you have any doubts. Do give him your full attention. Unless there is a sick child/parent/friend in the picture, keep your phone in your bag and not on the table. Listen. Ask questions. And equally important, is he listening to you and asking you questions? Take your time. There’s no need to rush. This is not a job interview. For either of you. Don’t overshare. Don’t start the date by presenting your relationship C.V. and don’t ask for his. Start light and fun. This is just the aperitif, not the main course. Do give the guy a chance. Open your mind and leave your list at home. This is not on-line shopping (although it can...
  9. A new report on the need for Midlife MOT out today

    Comment
    Article by Ceri Wheeldon A new report out today builds on the recommendations of the John Cridland report to provide more support to workers in midlife . The report details pilots by Aviva, L&G, Mercer and The Pensions Advisory Service to help workers in mid-life make realistic choices about their career development, health and finances. The need for the Midlife MOT initiative is based on the following: As the State Pension age increases and people work for longer, John Cridland’s independent review of the State Pension age called for employers to provide extra support as people enter mid-life to help them take stock and think about the future. Many misjudge the income they will need in future or underestimate the chances of having to manage a health condition or care...
  10. Midlife Reinvention: Setting up Cucumber Clothing in their 50s

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Eileen Willett & Nancy Zeffman share their experience of setting up Cucumber Clothing, using innovative fabrics to combat hot flushes, in their 50s About Eileen and Nancy Eileen is a transplanted Japanese-Canadian and Nancy is a born and bred Londoner. With one dog, three children, and a husband each, they are respectively 53 and 52. What were your main activities ( job, commitments etc) before turning 50? We both juggled family and work. Nancy’ background is in advertising, working at Saatchi and Saatchi and then in the charitable sector for many years; Eileen helped start up Nicole Farhi Menswear then created her own successful brand of accessories, Wada Bags and Accessories. What have been your main activities ( job, commitments etc) since turning  50? Cucumber...
Skip to toolbar