Merry Christmas Sign

Santa pub crawl
You guessed it. I crashed a Santa pub crawl!

Well my dear friends, 2016 has blazed by us faster than a stack of logs roaring in the fireplace. It’s been an amazing year, filled to the brim with fashion, beauty and of course, a little travel and good food tossed in for good measure. YUM!

Before we take a look back on some of the highlights of 2016, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for being part of our FCO50 tribe of over 50 and fabulous women! Your emails, comments and blog/social media follows have honestly meant the world to me and have lifted me up on more than one occasion. So from the bottom of my heart, I send you thanks and much love.

jonet wooten and hubby

mother and daughter

I must also thank my A Team, the ones who believe in me whether I nail a post or blow a fashion shoot. These two are always in my corner, cheering me on and believing in my blogging dream.  Thank you, my wonderful, loving and supportive husband and Mama ~ love you both mucho.

This will be our last post of the year, but before we wave goodbye to 2016, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the highlights of the year.

Reflections of 2016

1 year anniversary!

In September, we celebrated our 1 year anniversary as a blog!  That same month, we also launched our popular global fashion series, She’s Got Style, which features fabulous women over 40 with a gift for making a fashion statement.

We’ve met some facinating women, shared their inspirational fashion photos and learned about them through our interviews. As a result, we (all of us) now have friends around the world, traveled (via cyber space) to new places and gotten a peek into what real women wear today. Ready to travel to Germany, Australia, Poland or New York immediately?  Click HERE to meet some new friends and check out some truly inspired fashion ideas.

SheSpark Magazine Cover

I was honored to be interviewed by SheSpark, a digital magazine for women over 40, and they featured five of our She’s Got Style fashionista’s as well!

You can read all about it HERE.

The feedback SheSpark editors received on our She’s Got Style series was so positive, they’ve decided to continue to feature one of our global fashionistas in their magazine each month!  A big thank you to Thea and Audrey, the editors of SheSpark for their support and love!

 

 

SheSpark Magazine coverSheSpark November issue

Fashion

Oh fashion, how we heart thee! It’s the opportunity to tell the world who you are, or how you are feeling that day, without uttering a single word!

tommy bahama straw hat and green tank

We’ve celebrated warm sunny days in Charleston.

woman wearing trench coat, with dog

Bubba and I prepared for fall with a classic trench coat.

woman in sweater dress and cowboy boots

And showed you what to wear to a winter farm-themed wedding.

woman wearing St. John knit dress

We’ve glammed it up, sporting some fabulous designer wear ~ hello St. John Knits little black sparkle dress!

Valentino beaded heels

The house of Valentino outdid themselves with these chic beaded satin sandals, don’t ya think?

woman near tree wearing dress

As well as some stylish fashion bargains!  This look came exclusively from Target, with the exception of the boots!

Beauty

The year in beauty has been a whirlwind of beauty and anti-aging product reviews, our favorite beauty picks, along with a trip to the doctor for, dare I say it, injectable fillers? It was my first time trying this million dollar trend, and I’ll spill the bean on my experience from start to finish (complete with video) in January.

glowing essence serum

woman using anti aging beauty tool

 

 

 

 

Also, watch for the launch of our brand spankin new YouTube Beauty Channel coming in January!

Travel

We’ve had the opportunity to review some amazing restaurants and hotels this year, to my husband’s great pleasure. He has said more than once that he “loves my job” while he savors another bite of juicy steak or sleeps like a king in a luxury suite!

The sanctuary lobby

Although we stayed at some spectacular luxury hotels this year, the ultimate best of 2016 travel had to be our weekend at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. We enjoyed southern hospitality on a grand scale while staying in a gorgeous ocean-view suite.  You can read our hotel and restaurant reviews HERE.

crispy shrimp appetizer

chefs at the ocean room

And talk about fine dinning, we delighted in back to back nights of delectable entrees from start to finish in two of The Sanctuary’s unforgettable restaurants.  I was even given the honor of going behind the scenes into the award-winning kitchen of Executive Chef Jason Rheinwald of the infamous Ocean Room!

She’s Got Style

In our global fashion series She’s Got Style, we’ve traveled from the United States to Australia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and more to meet some inspirationally stylish women over 40. We’ve received some of the kindest emails from you, our friends, explaining how much you are enjoying this fashion series and we thank you for your encouraging feedback!  To check out all the She’s Got Style fashionistas, click HERE.

over 40 fashion, woman in black

Gail is a fabulous 60+ go getter from Australia.  Click HERE to see more.

woman in skirt and boots

Andrea loves feminine style and lives in Slovakia.  Click HERE to read more.

plus size fashion

Carol is brains + beauty, an Image Consultant in the United States who has her doctorate.  Check out her fashion and styling tips HERE.

Once again, we send you our profound gratitude for being part of the FCO50 tribe of fabulous over 40/50 women.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.  We’ll see you in January, darlings!

XO, Jone’t 

Jonet
Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50
Jonet Wooten is a 55 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.
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2 Comments on Merry Christmas & Thank You

  1. Gail Hanlon
    December 28, 2016 at 11:16 am (8 months ago)

    Enjoyed your highlights and adored the Valentino sandals and St John dress! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    Reply
    • Jonet
      December 28, 2016 at 12:05 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much for your comment, dear Gail. It’s been a wild and wondrous year. Looking forward to 2017. Happy New Year to you and yours! Xo Jonet

      Reply

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