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Skincare products

My 10 Daily Favorite Face and Hair Care Products

Our BA50 Fashion & Beauty writer Sharyn Greenstein shares her daily beauty routines. We love her rituals. Her skin looks fantastic so perhaps she is onto something. "While I am blessed with "good Italian skin," when I turned 60 this past year I realized I needed to rethink my skincare routine. Since college, I had used Oil of Olay face moisturizer morning and night, just like my Mom and Grandmother. But I kept reading and hearing about all kinds of "potions and lotions" that might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize dark spots and add needed moisture and hydration to aging skin....."...
Loran Sandal $69.30

5 Hip Outfits with Denim Skirts for Fall

Remember that favorite long denim skirt you had back in college or in your twenties that you wore everywhere? This fall they are BACK in a big way. They can be found in dark, faded or colored denim, and some styles have seamed detailing or are pieced together with different fabrics for a 70's vibe. Read on for 5 chic outfit ideas styled with fabulous denim skirts you will reach for all season long....

Casualize Your Fall Wardrobe With These Effortlessly Fashionable Essentials!

rom breezy button downs to timeless sweaters, its officially time to wind down with our casual styles as they are simply fabulous without trying too hard. We love these chic essentials to be the statement making basics of your fall wardrobe. Easy to thrown on, easy to style, and looks that you'll never get tired of. What more could you ask for? Here are the top wardrobe essentials to make your fall style casual yet cool! Shop our picks here. ...
Herno Bracelet Sleeve Puffer Coat $855

Stylish Puffer Jackets are Everywhere This Season

Who doesn't love a fun, comfy, warm puffer jacket? As most designers realize comfort is king, puffers can be found in almost every collection this season. Puffers come in so many silhouettes, some of which are packable in their own pockets and others with dramatic, oversized collars, metallic fabrics or interesting stitching. I have scoured websites and stores and found great puffer options for every style and budget, from Mango, Herno, Uniqlo, The North Face, Free People, Athleta and Avec Les Filles. ...
Shoes

Flats that Feel Good for Fall

Now that sandal season is coming to an end for many of us BA50's who live in seasonal climates, our thoughts turn to flats and sneakers for the fall season ahead. There are so many great options whether you prefer a barely-there heel, a chunky sole, or a platform which offers a boost in height but with the comfort of a flat. Sneakers have taken center stage in footwear in 2021 and can be worn with almost all of our outfits, from sweatpants to casual skirts and dresses....
Jogger-Style Trousers $39.99

Modern Knit Outfits that are Stylish and Comfy

Many of us BA50's want to look chic and fashionable, without sacrificing comfort. We want to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves when we are socializing without feeling restricted and confined in a too-snug outfit. If you are looking for the comfort of a sweatsuit, but the polish of a more elevated outfit, one stylish and trendy solution is to wear knitwear. This season we are seeing beautiful knit dresses, skirts, trousers, and matching sets, often in relaxed, forgiving silhouettes which suit all shapes and sizes....
Striped shirts

A Striped Button Down Can Be Styled Oh-So Many Ways

The button down shirt can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Add a stripe, and it takes on even more personality. This season tailored clothing is taking center stage, and we are seeing striped button downs in lots of bright colors. Along with many shades of blue and black, vibrant oranges and yellows are being featured, which look fresh and modern. Read on for my Top 10 striped button downs you will wear again and again....
Essential Jean Jacket $98.50

Hip Crop Tops and Jackets Paired with Scarves will Elevate your Fall Outfits

This fall, we are seeing cropped everything, including shirts, sweaters, jackets and blazers. Some silhouettes are so cropped that they show a bare midriff, which may look great on our twenty-something aged daughters, but not on most of us BA50's. We can, however, rock many crop styles that are just a bit longer. The trick is to pair them with a pair of high waisted denim or slacks to keep everything covered. To bring your look up a notch further, pair your trendy crop jackets and tops with a colorful scarf....