Welcome! Forever 51 is a digital place where women over-fifty can explore their different styles and the feelings, attitudes, and choices behind them. There are five of us who regularly contribute on a rotating schedule our readers have come to rely upon, and we post three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We also seek guest contributors who share our passion for life, creative expression, and positive outlook. We consider Forever 51 a forum for celebrating our age and this fantastic time.
Some of our posts are heavy on photos while others incorporate humorous or inspirational writing, but all include … music! Because music can set a mood or add another layer of meaning. Can you imagine a party with no music? Right! At the end of each post is an embedded youtube video so you can play the video while you look at the photos, or read the story, then watch the video. Laugh along with us!
Additionally, we try to offer a “Real-Real Behind the Scenes” aspect to every post, that shows reality as opposed to the usual, idealized fantasy-world of fashion. No perfection here! We are all about Real Life, haha.
We are always open to collaboration with the goal of creating high-quality content to delight our readers.
Meet the Forever 51 Team!
Marcie Everhart, Editor
Marcie is an award-winning editor, writer, and photographer who began this blog because she loves thinking and writing about clothes and the feelings they evoke. She has no idea what style category she is, but there’s always a story behind her outfits. We think that means “eclectic.” :^) She can easily slip into the persona of any style, like a chameleon, depending on the mood or situation. A collection of Marcie So Eclectic posts appears here.
An aura of elegance surrounds Suki. Even if she’s wearing scruffy blue jeans and a sweatshirt, there’s a touch of refined luxury in the necklace, rich lipstick or sweep of hair. Suki will mostly focus on career looks or special occasion dressing for us. In her job, she looks at a lot of medical records and numbers. She’s precise! And her immaculate, well thought-out looks can be seen here at Suki So Chic.
Tammy does weddings and before that, hosted dress-me-up tea parties for girls of all ages at her and her husband’s Victorian tea room and before that, was a fashion merchandising college major. Can she help being romantic with a dash of the dramatic? She’s our boho girl and a sucker for a theatrical sleeve and hat! Tammy simply could never part with her treasured vintage pieces that evoke so many special memories for her. She is drawn to the vintage, slow-fashion, upcycling movement. Be swept away with Tammy So Romantic here.
Kathy channels the kind of sophistication and glamour Hollywood was once known for. Did you ever see Elizabeth Taylor in a pair of jeans? Exactly. Kathy wears jeans occasionally of course, but not without a touch of tasteful fur or velvet, a scarf dramatically draped or one of her signature vintage cocktail rings. (She just pointed out to me that Liz did wear jeans in “Giant” — see what I mean?! She knew that.) She understands dressing appropriately for any occasion shows respect and courtesy, but adds the perfect lipstick and hat for extra excitement. Be captivated with Kathy So Glamorous here.
Robin’s look combines classic and edgy, two opposite approaches that truly bring out the best in each other when blended. We’re talking about a rocker tee made respectable with a corporate blazer, or a white linen dressy pant roughened up with a weathered denim work shirt. Robin has worked most of her life in a corporate banking environment, one of the most conservative of work places, and it’s natural that she would add her own sassy spin. Is she a conservative rebel, or a rebellious conservative? It’s a beautiful dance of counter influences. Be intrigued by Robin So Rockin’ here.
Please join us on this journey and hang out with us! Check out all the eclectic, chic, bohemian, glamorous, and edgy looks as we add update regularly. We hope you find something that intrigues, inspires, or invigorates you.