Fashion for Boomers!!! Dressing Tips for Women Over 50!

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Has trying to figure out what to wear
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and shopping after 50 become a major
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source of stress?
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Well tune in today find out how to stop stressing about dressing.
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Thank you so much for tuning into 2nd Act TV. I am so happy to introduce you
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to Scarlett De Bease
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Scarlett thank you for joining us today.
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Thank you
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I’m laughing and smiling
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because Scarlett is destined to be my new
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best friend.
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Scarlett is the author of Stop Stressing
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About Dressing and those you know
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friends who are watching who know me, I I
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never know what to wear. I hate shopping
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I don’t know what to wear, and Scarlett
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is the go-to stylist for women like me
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and I’m sure lots of other of our
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viewers. How do you help women
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how do you identify with women like me?
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Well first of all you know, and I’m one of
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the like me’s, basically what
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happens is that women they tend to be so
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focused on the family and maybe on their
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career, and all of the sudden they wake up and
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they realized they haven’t been paying attention to
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themselves and their bodies are not what
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they were the night before. So they seem
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to wake up and think we’re in one spot
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the day before but those body parts are no
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longer in the same spot and all the sudden
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putting on the clothes that you that she
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had don’t seem to work for her anymore.
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And this is really really common, so what
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happens is when a woman can’t feel good
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about herself and her clothes, it affects her
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whole mood, it affects her motivation
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self-confidence and that’s a big
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thing.
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So what I try to do for a woman is to
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show her that she can absolutely look
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beautiful and feel great no matter what
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her age or her size, or her shape is. The
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trick is you have to know what clothes to
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look for so you don’t keep stressing out!
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Exactly and a lot of
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the women that we’re talking to that are
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listening
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you know how do we look forward to going
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shopping again and and feel good about
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ourselves? I had mentioned to you in a
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private conversation that fifty percent
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of women really don’t like shopping. And so
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a lot of women think that, right? A lot of
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women think that they’re the only one, so that there’s
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something wrong with them, and I love
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women who don’t like shopping because that’s
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who I work with so that works really well!
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That’s why you’re my new best friend.
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So the thing about shopping and
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the reason why it is painful for a lot
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of women is because they tend to make
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the same mistakes and then they don’t
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realize it. So I advise women for instance to not
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shop at the same store they’ve been
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shopping in all those times because if it
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was working out so great
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you would like your clothes, wouldn’t
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have any problem picking out what to wear.
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So one of the first things is to change where
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you go, because obviously that hasn’t
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been the answer. So you just try more, and buy
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more, and it’s a waste of time and
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money and frustration. So what I like to
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say is that women tend to think they have to keep buying
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more and the truth of the matter is
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with fewer clothes that are in your right
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colors and fit, you can have far more
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outfits than you can if you have tons and
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tons of clothes
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I mean that expression, I have nothing
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to wear
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it’s kind of funny because we all know that
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there’s lots of stuff in the closet, yes
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so you know there’s gotta be something
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in there but we can’t find it because we
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probably don’t even like what we have
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you know. Or, we’re buying
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things that used to look good on us and as
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we age and our body changes we have to
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change how we dress too! So now we change
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the stores we shop in, even
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change the manufacturer that you are
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usually shopping at, try something
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different you know. And then also, don’t go
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shopping when you’re desperate.
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Why not not wait to the last minute, you know
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and don’t keep going out for an outfit
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try to find things that you can actually
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make more outfits with so instead of buying a
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shirt that goes with one pair of pants
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or with one skirt, why not buy a shirt
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that can go with a couple of the pants you
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already own. So you can create more wardrobe
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instead of having one outfit at a time.
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Does anything come to mind when I asked you
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the question what is one tip you can
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give someone who is going out there
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again on a date for the first time
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in a long time, when it comes to dressing
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do this, don’t do this!
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I have a few things, one is don’t look like you’re
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trying to look younger
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that’s you know. So I think, I know
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women who have great
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bodies, their body didn’t change, they still
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like to go shopping in junior
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departments because it fits! So my advice is
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not do that! And also you know if you
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have a great body
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you know you can dress in stylish
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clothes but when you try to dress like
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your daughter or somebody younger
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it actually can be aging, it actually can
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make a person look even older. So don’t
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try to look younger
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but don’t buy old-fashioned clothes
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or wear your old clothes either because
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if you wearing clothes that are
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obviously old or we can identify with
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a 1980’s sitcom for instance,
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then you’re looking dated and that’s so
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aging you know, it really really is. Show
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little fun, show a little creativity you
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know, maybe it could be a cool scarf or
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necklace or some earrings that move, even a fun
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little pin. Show a little personality and
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one of my favorite things
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in clothing, and I think this is great for
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dating especially because you know when you’re going
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on a first date you’re walking into the
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room. So you want to make an entrance
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right. So I love clothes that have some
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movement to them so you know whether it
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be like a top like this you know
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when you have a little jacket or a scarf or
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you just something that kinda flows a little bit
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its kind of dramatic and it’s beautiful and
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you’re making an entrance, you’re making a
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statement when you walk into the room or
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when you leave the room. Hopefully you leave
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slowly and not in a rush, hope it all worked out,
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but I that’s one of my favorite things,
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is to give a women some movement in her in
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her outfit, cause I think it’s really really
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flattering. Thank you
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Scarlett for the tips, we’re going to
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come up, I’m going to ask for specific
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questions for you, that we’ll come back
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and hopefully have lots more segments to
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get some real fun input. Your you’re so
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fun to talk to and you know you you just
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makes things, you make it sound like it’s
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easy you know. I’m still
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not totally convinced, but I’m going to try it.
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Knowledge is power when you know why
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it makes all the difference in the world.
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Exactly, well thank you so much and we
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hope to have you back soon on another segment of 2nd Act TV.
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