5-24-21 THIS WEEK: 6 Tips to Age Gracefully

May 24, 2021, 12:06 pm by MSP


For me, hearing that "one must age gracefully" is like finger nails scratching on the chalkboard. Initially, it rubs me the wrong way! Age gracefully, they say. Must I? What does aging gracefully mean? Must I step aside and let the younger gals take center stage while I blend into the background? The topic: "aging" seems to stir up negative emotions, when it fact, there are so many good things about being older. Let's take a deep dive into what "aging" and "gracefully" both mean. 

As an "older" woman chronologically, my opinion is: age is more subjective. To start, think about the woman you were 10 years ago. Today you are a totally different person. We all change physically, mentally, emotionally. With different life choices, habits and thoughts-you have evolved into who you are today.


When I start negative thinking about "aging" I remind myself of this quote, "Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied many". We are blessed everyday by life itself! We have so much to offer ourselves and others with our gained wisdom from years of living. 


We all want to look great as we age. We all know that woman: She's on point from head-to-toe and carries herself well, and is defying aging with every step. How does she do it? Guess what? I've got a few of her "graceful aging secrets” (six of them, in fact). 

Here’s how to take care of your skin, hair, and style, so you too can look just as fabulous...no matter how many candles are on your birthday cake this year. I call these 6 tips: Aging in Reverse.


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

It's heating up! 

With the heat of summer days, trying to remain cool and fresh (and stylish) can be a difficult task. However, I have the perfect solution. Do this week's style mission. It will help you remain cool and stylish, making it worthy of 15 minutes of your time!


Take 15 minutes and do this Style Mission: 

Create a chic summer "uniform" for work (either your home office or corner office). 

Here's an example of what your "uniform" might look like:



Here's how to create your own "summer uniform"...

TOP: Crew or v-neck cotton sweater (short or cropped sleeved)

BOTTOM: Flat-front dress slacks, dress crops, or longer city shorts

SHOES: Embellished kitten heels or flats

ACCESSORIES: Work tote, skinny belt, cuff bracelet, statement or bold post earrings

BONUS PIECE: White or neutral-colored long-sleeve cardigan kept ready to toss over anything (when the a/c is too dang cold!) 


What SYSters Are Saying

"I appreciate your helpful emails..."

Dear Leslie,

I have had several subscriptions with you over the years and love your site, the info you share, the encouragement you give, and your fun way of sharing with us. At this time I am not in subscription mode, but I do appreciate that the emails I receive have at least one article that I can read and learn from w/o the subscription. Thank you for helping us to have confidence in our clothing and that spills over into confidence in many other areas. Blessings, Jerilynn


Dear Leslie,

I am a new syster and recently got a compliment from a co-worker who is quite stylish herself. I follow your advice and guess what happened? It worked! She told me what a cute jacket I had and how great I looked. (I followed what YOU recently said about the right jacket) I am happy with my “makeover”.

Thank you for helping women, this is a great service!

Blessings, Barb


Hi Leslie! 

I've been a "syster" for about 6 months now and what a difference! I'm a petite "A" that used to wear black and brown and wore clothes too loose for me! Now I am wearing the right colors (Yay for seasonal colors!) and the right cuts for my body type!  

Today a young mom complimented me and said that every time she sees me I am always put together and look nice! :o)  I wore a pencil skirt, a nice tank under a sunshine yellow cardigan, a pearl beaded bracelet, and sandals (and of course light make-up).

I always vowed to myself that as a wife and a new mom... that I would be a "hot wife/mama".... and not the opposite! 

Thank you for helping me build more confidence in myself! Now I am more willing to interact with people because I don't worry about what I am wearing! 

And my husband still thinks I'm a "hot mama!" :o) 

-Anna in So Cal