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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We’ve celebrated warm sunny days in Charleston.
Bubba and I prepared for fall with a classic trench coat.
And showed you what to wear to a winter farm-themed wedding.
We’ve glammed it up, sporting some fabulous designer wear ~ hello St. John Knits little black sparkle dress!
The house of Valentino outdid themselves with these chic beaded satin sandals, don’t ya think?
As well as some stylish fashion bargains! This look came exclusively from Target, with the exception of the boots!
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.
Also, watch for the launch of our brand spankin new YouTube Beauty Channel coming in January!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Gail is a fabulous 60+ go getter from Australia. Click HERE to see more.
Andrea loves feminine style and lives in Slovakia. Click HERE to read more.
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!