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  1. What to wear to work over 50; Style tips

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was chatting to a friend who works for a large corporate about working in our 50s in general – and the conversation drifted into what we actually wear for work.   We both agreed that the dress code generally has become more relaxed. When we started our careers we were expected to wear tailored suits, or smart dresses with jackets. In some ways having a code made it easier. With more choice come more decisions! I was at an HR industry conference recently, and a couple of the younger women attending commented on what I was wearing over the duration of the conference – especially as they saw the size of my overnight bag that I had...
  2. Ageless Style: A review of The Bias Cut.com

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so many individual boutiques failing to survive on the High Street – where can you go to find clothes that are ‘ageless’, stylish and good quality? Shopping online is becoming increasingly popular, and there are more specialist sites catering to our demographic. One is the Bias Cut.com founded by anti- ageism activist (ageism is never in style) , and a regular contributor to Fab after Fifty, Jacynth Bassett. I popped along to take a look at Jacynth’s latest collection – and of course had to try on a few pieces while I was there. Jacynth was inspired to set up the Bias Cut in her twenties  when she became increasingly aware of the frustration of mature women to find...
  3. What is Sustainable Fashion?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon What is sustainable fashion? It is being talked about a lot at the moment, from the source materials of what we wear , to the longevity of items that we purchase. I was out having coffee with a friend, who just happened to compliment me on what I was wearing that day – I was wearing a leather skirt which I have had for at least 15 years, and a plain black sweater with zips at the cuffs from Karen Millen which I have had  ,I think, for about 7 or 8 years – and it has been washed and washed and looks far better than more recent purchases. This led to us having a conversation about whether or not today’s...
  4. How to define your style over 50.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to what to wear over 50 as far as I am concerned there are no rules. There used to be so many inferences in the media and society with rules quoted such as ‘women over 50 shouldn’t have long hair’, women over 50 shouldn’t wear jeans, women over 50 shouldn’t wear sleeveless dresses, women over 50 shouldn’t wear bikinis, wear black, wear short skirts…it seemed that the list was endless in terms of what we were expected to not wear. Define your style over 50 by wearing what makes you feel confident For me the secret of defining your style over 50 is wearing what makes  you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I had a...
  5. Inspirational Women Over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon How we live in our 50s and beyond has changed dramatically for our generation. There are so many inspirational women who lead by example. I have chosen 7 women who inspire me. Some are public figures, others are women I have been privileged to connect with through my Fab after Fifty activities. All inspire in very different ways. Who would you add to the list? The Queen At a time when we are all expected to work for longer, what better example could we have than the Queen.  I appreciate that she may be living a life of luxury, but nobody can question her commitment and sense of duty. She continues to work in her 90s. I don’t think I will ever forget her...
  6. Redefining your space: Updating your home needn’t cost a fortune

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    Transforming your home needn’t cost a fortune. While everyone else tuned in to watch Marie Kondo declutter on Netflix, I came across the Great British Design Challenge – which originally aired on BBC2. It is a competition where each episode two amateur interior designers are given a budget, and a room (or two) to transform over two days. They achieve great results while spending relatively little Little projects can transform an entire room. I have several little projects I have thought about doing in the house, and re-watching this programme made me realise that if these designers could transform an entire room in two days, I should take the plunge and start on my own far less ambitious projects. I love being creative – and am quite happy...
  7. The Launch of the Midlife MOT online programme

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Wouldn’t it be great to wake up each morning confident that you are going to live a happy, healthy and productive long life? As the founder of Fab after Fifty I am passionate about women over 50 making the second half of life the best half of life.  I have come to understand that to do that – we must ‘age proof’ our lives to ensure that we age healthily and positively. We all take our cars in for their MOT once they reach midlife – but do we do the same for ourselves? Why the Midlife MOT? This is why I have teamed up with Garth Delikan a.k.a. ‘The Lifestyle Guy’ to put together an online programme to do just that. The Midlife...
  8. A new report on the need for Midlife MOT out today

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    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...
  9. Review of Littlecote House Hotel with Warner Holidays

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon All I can say is what a fabulous weekend I spent at Littlecote House. I love history – especially the Tudor period, so discovering that Littlecote was the venue Henry VIII used to woo Jane Seymour was an added bonus. Littlecote is set in 113 acres, and so much history surrounds the site – going back to Roman times. There is a fabulous Roman mosaic in the grounds.     I went with a friend to have a ‘girlie’ break. We have known each other for decades and tend to have the same likes and dislikes – although she is a little more sporty than me. I arrived on Friday afternoon – ahead of my friend who was joining...
  10. Generation Why Not – plenty of socialising, a tipple every day and minimal exercise – why the over 60s are living life faster than 30-year olds

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      Nearly 40% of people over the age of 60 admit to socialising regularly to help keep healthy and active Over 76% feel younger than they actually are A shocking 62% admit to not exercising regularly Forget OAPs, today’s over 60s are truly a ‘Why Not’ generation as they party the night away, enjoy a few cheeky tipples and spend plenty of downtime relaxing. And while this might sound like the average weekend for a 30-year-old, new research* by Camping in the Forest has revealed this is actually the average lifestyle for over 60’s as they enjoy letting loose in later life. The results of the survey by Camping in the Forest revealed 76% of over 60’s in the UK have a much younger outlook on life than...
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