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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Whiteley is a coach and mentor. Her lifestyle blog for women over 50 focuses on beauty, fitness & fashion and travel for the solo woman, as well as lifestyle and anti-aging: http://www.penelopewhiteley.com
Latest Posts | By Penelope Jane Whiteley
How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
2 years ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

Writing about the 12 Days of Christmas, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
2 years ago

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt

Why do so many women, often at about 50 years of age, lose the ability to say “no” without making excuses or providing an explanation? Are we so indoctrinated with the belief that our purpose is to serve others? Do we not understand that unless we serve ourselves first, we lose the ability to serve others? Read More

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60
2 years ago

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60

I was blessed with a mother who could take a scarf and a couple of cheap bangles and turn an inexpensive outfit into a fashion statement. It was a knack she acquired by watching her aunties; women from the twenties! It’s a knack that has been handed down. We are all women who love our accessories. Read More

Less is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula
2 years ago

Less is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula

If you are a woman who follows the blogger, Instagram and Twitter fashionistas of the world, you have probably gained the impression that you need to wear something new and different every single day. Wrong!

There are a variety of reasons this will not work for you, or most people you know. Not the least being lack of space, lack of time and lack of money! Read More

10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!
2 years ago

10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!

I know, it sounds very negative to write about the 10 biggest mistakes, as opposed to writing about the best makeup tips!

But for me, the key to the best make-up at any age, is to follow the “Less is More” rule. This is especially true once we are over 50. Read More

Create Your Own Cash Flow to Escape Ageism in the Workplace
2 years ago

Create Your Own Cash Flow to Escape Ageism in the Workplace

It’s interesting to note how governments are universally at pains to promote the employment of the over 50’s. They aim to keep them working as long as possible.

Is this to prevent governments having to pay pensions? Or are they beginning to understand that people over 50, are no longer old? Personally, I think it’s the former. Read More

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60
2 years ago

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60

We’ve all seen the jokes about social media and mobile phones. For so many people these days, it seems an impossible task to put their phones in their pocket or purse. Read More

Tips and Tricks for Developing Your Shopping Style After 60
2 years ago

Tips and Tricks for Developing Your Shopping Style After 60

For most women, shopping is an inherited or possibly even genetic characteristic. We don’t need to take classes because most of us are born with a shopping degree. But we do need to follow certain guidelines if we are to be awarded a postgraduate degree. Read More

Reinvent Your Fashion Style After 60 with a Wardrobe Makeover
2 years ago

Reinvent Your Fashion Style After 60 with a Wardrobe Makeover

The importance of a wardrobe makeover is a topic I feel very strongly about. In fact, I have included a whole chapter to this subject in my book Hot Stuff. I have also successfully completed many Wardrobe Workouts for women who chose not to do it alone. Read More

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