Friday, June 11, 2010

What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life

Publisher's Summary. Every woman's closet-no matter the size-is a room of her own. In that space hang side by side the special occasions and the everyday, the triumphs and the disasters, the memories we want to keep and those we should jettison. Gross helps us to reconsider our closet identity and discover who we want to be. She shares her personal journey and the intimate, poignant and often humorous stories of the dozens of women she interviewed across the country. Along with calming fashion advice about how to choose flattering clothes that will fit any woman's shape and style, Gross's engaging stories will help every woman evolve gracefully from wife to mother, from empty-nester to globe-trotting adventurer--whatever role she chooses--while letting her style express her inner beauty.

Review. One day former model and fashionista Kim Johnson Gross woke up to discover that she had wrinkles and a "fleshy middle." She quickly ascertained that she needed a new way of dressing for the mature, but still stylish woman she is today.

In What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life Johnson Gross shares her advice for the over forty woman. She advocates finding your "feel-good closet" (clothes that make you feel terrific no matter what age or shape you're in). In addition, Johnson Gross provides practical pointers for hiding one's less than desirable physical traits. Also helpful are the many illustrations that convey her fashion pointers.

What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life is a practical guide for a woman's second act in life!

Publisher: Springboard Press (May 3, 2010), 288 pages.
Advance review copy received courtesy of publisher.


  1. Nowadays I get the whole feelgood closet thing :) But so much more to learn

  2. I can't wait to read this book Kim; great review/

  3. I lost the plot on clothes after having children - I was still the same size - but it was the what should a mother wear? that threw me - nowadays I am in jeans and a t shirt most of the time - which is fine - but I miss my minis