I found this article on Fabulous after 40, it’s originally from the UK’s Mirror. It has some good common sense advice on eating right and looking good without trying to hang on to a too young look.
I don’t think there are many good role models for women over 40. I appreciate women who just want to look good, at any age, not necessarily younger. One of the biggest surprises of middle age is how I still want to look my best. I guess I thought that as I aged it wouldn’t matter so much. I’m definitely going to keep trying because my 93 year old mother-in-law still makes a great effort to look good, so I guess the desire to look good never goes away!
I saw Staging Your Comeback on one of my favorite blogs, Fabulous After 40. I like this concept and can’t wait to get the book in May. One of my biggest complaints is that there are few good middle-aged role models. Either women seem to want to keep their college look or they give up completely and look matronly. This book looks like it promotes looking good, not trying to look younger.
Another recent book,How Not To Look Old is all about trying to look younger. From the author’s point of view, we live in a youth obsessed culture so smart women should try to look young. From what I’ve seen it has some good ideas but I just want to look good no matter what my age. Young doesn’t really have anything to do with it. I’m finally at a point in my life where I want give my look a little effort. I want to dress nicely instead of always grabbing for my favorite jeans. I want to do my hair and make-up every day. But I don’t mind looking my age (50). Ta-ta for now.