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  1. Style over 50: How to wear Autumn 2019 trends: Puffed Sleeves

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    Style picks by Ceri Wheeldon Hard to think about autumn fashion trends when in the middle of a UK heatwave ! However on the Autumn/winter 2019 catwalk, key trends emerged. Dark florals were everywhere, puff sleeves, neon accents,  shoes and boots were either pointy toed or square toed, leather is back with a vengeance, oversized coats and bags, ruffles,  checks and cinched in waists. Over the next few style posts I will be picking out one of the trends – firstly shopping in my own wardrobe to try to achieve the look – and suggesting where to find key pieces at affordable prices for those who don’t have an abundance of puff sleeves or dark floral frocks lurking in the back of...
  2. Launching the NEW Fab after Fifty Podcast

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      I have wanted to launch a podcast for so long – having been privileged to connect with and interview so many inspirational people since launching the Fab after Fifty website. I have spent the last few months interviewing and editing a number of episodes  (another learning curve and more technology to come to grips with!)  and hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I have enjoyed chatting to my guests. I am planning a mixture of episodes – some will be interviews with women who have reinvented their lives, others will be discussions with experts who can offer tips on how we can live our best possible lives over 50. Episodes will cover diverse topics ranging from style, ageism in the workplace,...
  3. 3 Unforgettable Holidays for Empty Nesters

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      Have you spent the last 20 years holidaying on a campsite, staying with relatives, or booking resorts close-to-home because it’s easy with the kids? If you’re planning your first holiday without them, take 5 and start dreaming about the kinds of things you’d like to do with your precious relaxation time… Although you might want to keep quiet about your plans – even if your kids have reached the age where it’s not ‘cool’ to go on holiday with you anymore, they may well change their minds once they hear about these amazing adventures… Travel Around Thailand in 5 star Style: Phuket, Khao Sok & Krabi Stay 5 nights at The Shore by Katathani in Phuket + 2 nights at Elephant Hills Luxury...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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