Congratulations! The winner of the Lifestyle Fifty Facebook promotion to win a funky new look for spring from W Lane and Betts Shoes was reader, Jill Harrison.
In her winning entry, Jill said.
“I am a “fifty something” lady. My life experiences raising a disabled young man, looking after aging parents, and a life changing accident, have made me realise that we need to get out and live life to the fullest. However in the process I don’t always make the time to pamper myself. I am certainly ready for someone to lead me in the right direction to looking good in my 50s and beyond. I love your Lifestyle Fifty Facebook Page and Lifestyle Fifty, Jo. Thanks, Jill.”
Well, the judge decided that with all that selflessness it was time for Jill to go out and pamper herself.
So it was a pleasure one day for me to go out with Jill for a little retail therapy at W. Lane and Betts Shoes who had kindly offered a complimentary make-over.
Below you can see the shoes Jill chose from Betts along with the outfit from W Lane.
“It was exciting to win the new outfit through Lifestyle Fifty. As a busy wife, mother, grandmother, and employee I don’t often take the time to pamper myself. It was great to be able to take the time to select a whole outfit, not just separate pieces like I usually do. Buying a whole outfit really makes sense.
Jo Castro and the ladies at W Lane were wonderful helping me to select suitable outfits, making suggestions, and giving their honest opinion of how they looked on me. I really did feel pampered and looked after,” said Jill.
Jill tried on various outfits, some more suited for an evening look, others very much more versatile which could be dressed up or down for night or day.
“There is a great selection of clothes at W Lane for my age group – over 50. The outfits can be mixed and matched to achieve different looks. There really is something for every shape and size, plus they are well made and not overly expensive – which is important these days. You can still look good without paying a fortune. The fashions and colours are up to date and you can choose subtle colours or something more vibrant,” said Jill.
Before : Jill’s before look pictured below, and one with which she’s normally comfortable, is her easy-wear travel combo. Khaki pants and a comfortable jumper.
“I already have a couple of pairs of Airflex shoes from Betts Shoes, one pair which I wear every day to work, so I know the value and comfort of the Airflex brand. For my age group it is important to have a stylish and yet comfortable shoe with a lower heal – and Airflex offers this,” Jill explained. “The Airflex sandles I chose from Betts Shoes have a low comfortable heel and will be perfect during the spring and summer with a variety of outfits.”
“I tried on quite a few outfits at W Lane – ranging from casual to something that I could wear out at night. It really was difficult to choose from all the great outfits I tried on. In the end I chose a more casual look, as this suits my lifestyle. I found the clothes that I chose from W Lane fitted well, the materials have a soft feel and feel comfortable to wear.”
“I had previously been hesitant to buy white pants, but with encouragement from Jo I am happy that I will be able to mix them with a variety of tops during spring and summer. The pants fitted well, weren’t too low on the hips like the younger fashions, and I liked the soft feel stretch material that fits nicely over my curves.Originally I had teamed the white pants with a stripy top but then changed to a patterned top with could be worn casually during the day or for a more “good casual” evening look.”
“The red jacket I think certainly makes a statement. I liked the slightly longer length that sits mid hip, and the details like the turned up sleeve with the button, and the clinched in back. I will be able to wear the jacket casually over cropped pants or jeans, something a little dressier over a dress, or in the evening with evening pants and top.”
“Thanks Jo Castro, Lifestyle Fifty, W Lane and Betts Shoes. With my new outfit I feel confident, stylish, and happy that I can wear my new outfit and know that I look good. I am going to be wearing the jacket and top tonight when I go out for tea. The shoes, by the way, are still in the bag I’m carrying!”
It was a fantastic morning helping Jill choose a new look, and my thanks to W. Lane and Betts Shoes and their fabulous staff in Bunbury who were super helpful and tirelessly kept on bringing us new items for Jill to try on.
Finally Jill chose : Zip Trim 7/8 white pants $69.99 | Swirl embellish tee in ivory $49.99 | Gold Trim Jacket in Poppy $89.99 | Oasis in Pewter Airflex shoes from Betts $129.99
The winner of the Lifestyle Fifty giveaway featured in a previous post – a chunky nugget short necklace in resin and metal from W Lane as seen on Jill above is …Pam, from Travelling Bag.
Until next time Lifestylers please keep popping by, and remember … next time it could be YOU!
So do ‘Like’ and keep watching out for competitions both here, and on the Lifestyle Fifty page on Facebook won’t you?