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Ten Tips for How Not to Look Old!

Summer is heating up and after blogging through Charla Krupp’s How Not to Look Old (links in this post may be affiliate links), we should all be ready to shine from event to event.  This is our last segment and, hopefully, everyone has picked up her book on Amazon.  Final chapters you will need to read are:

Chapter 15 Follow the Three- Bling Rule When Dressing for Evening

Chapter 16 Learn to Love Shapewear (I do not understand why some women don’t do this!)

Chapter 17 Show Some Leg

Chapter 18 Step into Some Sexy Heels

how-not-to-look-oldI am going to skip to the last chapter where she puts it all together for us, and reminds us that this takes work to look and feel our very best!  Krupp writes:

“‘There are no ugly women, only lazy ones,’ comes from the legendary beauty entrepreneur, Helena Rubinstein.  She was, to be honest, no beauty, but by attending to her skin, makeup, and fashion, she became wildly successful and transformed herself into one of the most alluring women of her day, charming high society with her impeccable style and delicious wit. I think about her quote whenever I am tempted to crawl under the covers at night with the day’s makeup still clogging my pores.”

She concludes with three TOP TEN LISTS; however, I will only share one here.


  1. Up is better than down (brows, glasses, bust, bum)
  2. Soft is better than hard (makeup)
  3. Illumination is better than darkness (face, hair)
  4. Warm is better than cool (hair color, makeup)
  5. Slim is better than heavy (eyeliner, clothing)
  6. Moist is better than dry (skin, lips, eyes)
  7. Smooth is better than bumpy (eyelids, lips, shapewear)
  8. Casual is better than fussy (hair, makeup, clothes)
  9. Less is better than more (nails, jeans, legs)
  10. And anything is better than nude hose!

Now, one of the lists not shown here tells Ten Things to do in Ten Minutes which take off Ten Years!  I read that one first.

She has given us some valuable advice to look and feel fabulous well into turning 100 (and beyond)!  I do believe we get lazy. I know I was at one point–diligent about everything and everyone but me.  For the last ten years, I have worked to turn that around. Oh, still a work in progress, but in much better shape inside and out.  I only wish I had not waited so long to come to the party.

Please share. What areas do you believe need the most fine-tuning?  Currently, I am working on weight loss and illuminating my hair!

Thanks for stopping by the Joy Boutique. Have a wonderful first week of June, everyone!

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Pamela Lutrell

Pamela Lutrell began her blog, <a href="">over50feeling40</a>, July 2010 with a desire to encourage women over 50 to walk in strength, confidence and joy. Of course, head turning style makes each day fun!

Pamela Lutrell

Pamela Lutrell began her blog, over50feeling40, July 2010 with a desire to encourage women over 50 to walk in strength, confidence and joy. Of course, head turning style makes each day fun!

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Pamela DeNeuve

Wednesday 4th of June 2014

I need facials to keep my skin hydrated. I will make the call for an appointment after I finish typing this comment. Interesting about no nude panty hose? I am 65 and look and feel youthful thanks to good genes. Sometimes I wonder if I dress too young. Everyone is shocked when I tell them my age but I certainly don't want to overdo it. I will order a sample of the book on my Kindle and see if I want to continue. As always, Pam thank you for such interesting topics.


Wednesday 4th of June 2014

I like the looks of her chapters and as I'm approaching 48, I'm asking myself what it means to "look old" or to try to "look young". I do think there needs to be a staying true to oneself. But I really like the chapter title , "Show some leg". This is one I'm employing at the behest of my husband. He loves my legs and I'm feeling pretty good about them myself after multiple 30 day fitness challenges and daily stair climbing (I live in a 3rd floor walk up and it's 48 steps up!). I may have to check out this book and then hold the rules "loosely"! My mother aged so well, and I really think she did so because she just wore what she liked and felt good in without giving much thought to "Is it age appropriate?"

Great post girly! Hugs! Serene


Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

I am also a little late to the party - trying to get my style back after many years of yoga pants and sweats :). I definitely need to work on my makeup. Thanks for highlighting this book for us!

Caryn/The Mid Life Guru

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

I agree with Rose AG- sometimes nude hose is necessary. I am not brave enough or warm enough to opt out of some kind of leg covering especially in winter. And while I will use a colored hose with suits, sometimes there just isn't a shade that will do justice. I have gone to a nude with a little shimmer (not night time shimmer; just enough to add some interest) and that has worked well. I definitely use a tanning lotion for Summer and Fall. Neutragena Build a Tan is my go-to. Have been using it for years.


Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

No nude hose! Got it! Hard to do in the Chicago winters but will work around it. Somehow... Thanks for the fun post!

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