8 Ways to Hide That Muffin Top

Today we’re going to talk about the dreaded muffin top! The changes in our waistline seem to be a huge concern for women as they age. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to camouflage this area. (Actually women of all ages who struggle with added weight in this area can use this!)

8 Ways to Hide That Muffin Top

To be honest, I weigh about the same thing that I’ve always weighed but I have noticed a difference in my waistline. Clothes that once looked good on me, look “different” on me now. So here are 8 Ways to Hide (or help) That Muffin Top.

1. Exercise~Okay, I can’t talk about extra weight without talking about the importance of exercise. I’m preaching to myself, here. If we want to feel and look our best, exercise is going to have to be apart of our weekly routine.

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2. Wear higher rise pants and jeans~If you have a muffin top, low rise pants are NOT your friend. We’ve all seen someone who is wearing low rise jeans and a tight t-shirt with a muffin top, it’s not appealing. So opt for a mid rise jean. I recently did a post for Liverpool jeans. They are jeans that flatter a woman’s body and help with hiding the muffin top.

8 Ways to Hide That Muffin Top

3. Wear a Camisole~This offers a similar effect to shapewear and 90% of the time, I’m wearing a camisole. It helps smooth and I need all the smoothing I can get!

8 Ways To Hide That Muffin Top

 4. Layer your clothing~This is one of the most effective ways to hide the muffin top, especially during the cooler months. It’s easy to conceal a midsection by layering a structured jacket, cardigan, or a loose top over a collared shirt because it draws attention away from the midriff.

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Okay, four down and four more to go! Go here as I share more ways to hide that muffin top.

Do you struggle with your waist line? Have you noticed it changing as you age?

Beauty For the Heart~~ I found this quote and Pinterest and I love it. “True beauty emantes from a woman who boldly and unabashedly knows who she is in Christ.” Amen!

Have a blessed day!

8 Ways To Hide That Muffin Top

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What I Wore-Year In Review 2013

Well, Christmas is over and I’m spending the day relaxing! I love staying home and spending most of the day in my pajamas!

This is my second full year of writing about fashion & beauty for women over 40 (I started blogging in 2009 but it’s changed over the last five years).

Most of the fashion blogs I follow are twenty or thirty something women. I love their blogs but I felt like there needed to be blogs for women my age.

We want to look fashionable. We’re not over the hill (whatever that is) but we don’t want to dress like our teenage or young adult daughters either.

I’ve learned a lot and I love sharing the latest trends and styles with you. I’ve had so much fun and I can’t believe how this blog has grown! I’m looking forward to 2014!

Today, I’m sharing What I Wore-Year in Review 2013. It’s a look at each month. All of my What I Wore posts can be found at the top of my blog. Click on Fashion and then What I Wore-My Style.

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Looking back through these posts has made me miss summer! :-) I think June, July and August are my favorite months.

Which season is your favorite? Do you like winter or summer clothes the best?

Beauty For the Heart~~Here’s the deal: God wants everything you have got. Uncontested priority. Every egg in one basket. All your weight on one limb. This very moment He has His fingers gripped on your chin saying “Right here, Child. Look right here. Don’t look right or left. Stare straight into My face. I am your Deliverer. There is none like Me.”  -Beth Moore

Have a blessed day!

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Maxi Skirt Fashion For Women Over 40

You’ve probably noticed all the maxi skirt fashion for spring and summer. Some of you have emailed me and asked if women over 40 can wear them. Can I just say “Yes!” This is a great trend for women over 40!

The key is knowing how to style them for your body type. If you are thin with slender hips you can wear them with your shirts tucked in or tied at the waist.

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But if you’re like me, and you’re curvy in your hip area then it’s better to leave your shirt out (this is my opinion). If I tied a knot at my waist, it would accentuate my hips and they don’t need any accentuating!

You can’t see my shoes but I wore black sandles. I also added my jean jacket because I wore this to church and I felt I needed to cover up a little.

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Lastly, if you have some extra weight in your stomach area, you can wear a looser fitting blouse over your maxi skirt.

Have you tried wearing a maxi skirt this spring? How do you wear your skirt?

Beauty For the Heart~~To make sure our convictions, views, and assumptions about our Creator stay based on biblical truth and not on popular consensus, we must continually check what we believe against the Scriptures.” -Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Have a blessed day!

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Favorite “PINS” Friday-Southern Inspired

Happy Friday friends! Today my favorite “Pins” reflect my love for southern fashion. I found most of these on my Aunt Pat’s Beauty & Fashion board. I had to smile because we like so many of the same clothes and jewelry.

I come from a long family line of “shoppers”. Good shoppers, if you want it, they. will. find. it.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy these “PINS”!

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I thought I’d pop a makeup picture in just for fun! Looks like I will be doing a video soon, after seeing all the comments from yesterday’s post. :-)

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You can tell there’s a few things I love from these “PINS”—Stripes, Monograms and Polka dots. Love them all!

Do you like southern inspired fashion? 

I’m in Chicago today working with some other fashion bloggers, if you’d like to follow along, you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

Beauty For the Heart~~“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.” -Lisa Wingate

Have a blessed day!

What I Wore-My Style

Happy Wednesday and welcome to What I Wore-My Style. It has been cold this past week. It’s snowing outside right now so even though I long for spring, it’s not here yet.

I bundled up the last few days with scarves and layers. I purchased this scarf on Amazon. It was $3 with free shipping. I could not pass that up!

What I Wore-My Style

Long sleeve white shirt-banana republic
Leopard Print Scarf- Amazon
Black vest-I’ve had for a long time
Skinny jeans-TJ Maxx, DKNY
Black boots-I’ve had for a long time  

I told you on Monday, that I spoke at MOPS and this is what I wore. I mixed coral and mint green together.

What I Wore-My Style

Coral 3/4 length sweater-The Limited
Coral tank tip-The Limited
Striped Scarf-Francesca’s
Gold bracelet-JC Penney’s
Skinny Jeans-TJ Maxx, Calvin Klein
Boots-Amazon

I also wore these earrings. I purchased them at Francesca’s.

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Lastly, one of my readers, Lori, sent me a couple of pictures of her outfits and I asked her if I could share them with you. She’s adorable and so are her outfits!

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The first picture, the dress and jean jacket are from Gap and the scarf is from Forever 21. Her boots are Nine West. The second picture her boyfriend cardigan and pink t-shirt are from Target, necklace is from Ulta and is for breast cancer awareness, and her jeans are from Forever 21.

I was so glad she shared these pictures with me. If you have an outfit you would like to share, I’d love to feature you.

Beauty For the Heart~~Faith is not a leap in the dark. Faith is not a “hope so.” Faith is substance and evidence – substance for a scientific mind, and evidence for a legal mind. -J. Vernon McGee

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Have a blessed day!

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I’m Ready For Spring Fashion

Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I don’t know about you all, but I can’t help but think of Spring. The weather isn’t showing any signs of it yet but that doesn’t mean I can’t start taking a look at some spring fashion.

Here’s a few of my favorite things:

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1.1969 always skinny skimmer jeans in mint green from Gap - Oh I love these jeans especially in the mint color. I want to add these to my spring wardrobe.

2. Women’s Prabal Gurung from Target Wedge Sandal with Ankle Strap - Can’t wait to start wearing sandals. I love these in black and white.

3. INC International Concepts Top, Three – Quarter-Sleeve Striped Boat Neck Tunic – Stripes are a spring trend and so is black and white. This top has both!

4. Blazer from Banana Republic - I love a blazer and this yellow one from Banana Republic would be perfect for spring.

5. Beaded Teardrop Necklace from Groopdealz - I snagged this necklace from Groopdealz. It’s only 8.95 (regular price is $34.99) and comes in 6 colors. I ordered the mint green. There’s only 2 days remaining on this daily deal so if you want one grab it quick!

Although I love Spring fashion, I sometimes struggle this time of the year with what to wear. One day it’s freezing cold and the next day it’s warmer. I need more transitional pieces.

Are you ready for Spring? Do you have a hard time dressing in the in-between season?

Beauty For the Heart~~Sometimes life can be difficult but remember that Jesus is our source of strength and power. “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1

Have a blessed day!

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