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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Jane Whiteley is the self-appointed Queen of Aging Disgracefully. A writer, international speaker, clothes designer, stylist and traveller, she helps other women to live their lives on their own terms. Her courses include “Lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes,” “The Reboot,” “Just Write the Damn Book.” Find her on http://www.penelopewhiteley.com, Twitter, and Facebook.
Latest Posts | By Penelope Jane Whiteley
8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!
1 week ago

8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!

You know it when it happens because you start to look washed out and tired – your hair colour isn’t working. To say it isn’t flattering is probably an understatement. Are the things you’re doing to hide the grey hairs aging you?
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Less Is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula
2 weeks 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!
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10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!
1 month 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 makeup at any age, is to follow the “Less is More” rule. This is especially true once we are over 50. Read More

10 Reasons Not to Miss the Experience of Going to Clothing Stores
3 months ago

10 Reasons Not to Miss the Experience of Going to Clothing Stores

Throughout lockdown fashion lovers have been just itching to get out and go shopping. A trip down the local high street or a meet up in the local shopping mall… whatever your desire it just wasn’t going to happen. And it didn’t…
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What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?
4 months ago

What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?

My skin is so dry, it’s embarrassing. I go to have my legs waxed, and the Italian beautician practically has a nervous breakdown over the state of my legs – and my feet! Read More

2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s
5 months ago

2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s

Over the decades, our hair, like our skin, suffers a sea-change. I’m not just talking about the trials and tribulations sometimes associated with going grey – his is covered in depth in my book Grey Hair & You. Read More

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!
6 months ago

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!

Reading is a passion we can take into our old age and not worry about our performance! After all, it’s not a game we’re playing… we’re just keeping our brains functioning at optimum level. Let’s be clear…
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27 Ideas to Expand Your Horizons in These Times of Self-Isolation
7 months ago

27 Ideas to Expand Your Horizons in These Times of Self-Isolation

If you’re one of the many people currently in isolation, you may be looking at the days stretching ahead with horror. What are you going to do? Here in the UK, all of us septuagenarians…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is Sounds!)
7 months ago

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is Sounds!)

Having finished Grey Hair & You, I came to the realisation that the greatest prejudice against grey hair in women comes from women themselves. There is an incredible number of women who believe they look younger with dark hair…
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Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60
8 months ago

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60

Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …

As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore. Read More