Starlet Bling for Dainty Wrists

The starlets of the 1930s loved their jewelry. Pictured above, 1930s actress Myrna Loy appears to be dressed casually but her bracelets are the stuff of red carpets today. When it came to jewels and accessories, the rich and famous in the 1930s believed in the old adage that “more is more.” Even as the rest of the world struggled

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Mixing Prints in a Twirly Dress

Last week I took my first foray into the art of mixing prints. It was a small start–a patterned jacket combined with a patterned scarf, inspired by a look Marlene Dietrich first wore in the 1930s. The outfit itself is not one I would normally wear, though. It’s a bit serious for my lifestyle and personality.

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Print-Mixing 101 with Marlene Dietrich

“Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.” ~ Marlene Dietrich Class is in session. Marlene Dietrich–Head Professor of Glamour–is leading the class with her stunning polka-dot print

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Easy, Breezy, and Beachy, 1930’s Style

While all of you brave and beautiful ladies are basking in your swimsuits by the pool this summer, you’ll find me in the shade, likely nowhere near the pool, but still embracing a beachy trend straight out of the Twenties and Thirties: Beach Pajamas. This loungewear got its start as bedroom attire. Before long, it was being

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Fab Collab: Celebrating Summer in a Sundress at 70-Plus

The Fab Collab I’m doing this week with the beautiful ladies of JTouchofStyle.com comes to an end today with Charlottee’s story. All week, we’ve been sharing memories and style ideas centered on an a summer icon: the sundress. There are four generations in this Fab Collab and each of us has our own unique relationship to sundresses. On Monday, I shared

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Fab Collab: Celebrating Summer in a Sundress at 60-Plus

The Fab Collab I’m doing this week with the beautiful ladies of JTouchofStyle.com is all about memories centered on an a summer icon: the sundress. There are four generations in this Fab Collab. Each of us has our own unique relationship to sundresses, so we’re all taking turns to tell our stories and show how we style them. On Tuesday,

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Fab Collab: Celebrating Summer in a Sundress at 50-Plus

All of our closets contain stories. So many pieces carry memories. Which ones mean the most to you and why? The Fab Collab I’m doing this week with the beautiful ladies of JTouchofStyle.com is all about those memories, centered on a summer staple, the sundress. Yesterday I shared about my own relationship to casual dresses. Today, I invite you to

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Fab Collab: Celebrating Summer in a Sundress at 40-Plus

Hey, all you beautiful people! Jodie, Nancy, and Charlotte from JTouchofStyle.com are back this week to join me for our second Fab Collab! This time, we’re featuring that summer staple, the sundress. If you were in on our first Fab Collab, you know that each of us represent a different decade in life. I’m in

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Petite Over 40 Featured on Fabulous After 40

It is with great delight to announce that Petite Over 40 has been named a Styleblazer by Fabulous After 40 creator, Debora Boland! Fashion Through The Decades From Petite Over 40 Deborah started Fabulous After 40 in 2006 after encountering the challenges of dressing stylishly over 40. This former Executive TV Producer and Host noticed there were few to

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