Welcome to High Heels and Hot Flashes Home!

By Ms. Walla
Jul 23rd, 2016

High heels
and Hot flashes
This sweet Dolce and Gabana dress with the right accessories makes for a special event
Set #987
Floral strap dress like this one makes a stunning visual for any occasion
Set 990
A casual wear outfit including a very pretty sun dress
Set 993
Loving summer with an animal print halter top dress
Set 991
For a special day or night out this green leaf dress is an eye catcher
Set 983

Welcome to High Heels and Hot Flashes — Your Online Shopping Guide

bronze heelIf you’re a  “Tweener” and don’t want your cheeks showing every time you wear shorts, and you’re not ready to dress like your Great Aunt Edna, you’ve come to the right place! This site will primarily cover fashion and style for women of different ages, sizes and professions, but will also cover the changes we experience to our bodies, health issues and relationship issues.  I consider myself a “young 50”,  but no matter how old I might be mentally, my body has a mind of its own and has morphed into something totally new to me, and I’m not the least bit happy about it!  I like to eat muffins but I never thought that when I ate one that it would hug my waist and wouldn’t ever let go…hence the term “muffin top”

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.  I’m sure that if I’m experiencing these changes, there are many others that are also, so let’s take this journey together.  Along the way I’ll present different topics and issues that might help us all get through this transition in our lives a little easier and wiser.  Please join me.

—Judy Muren
Betsey Johnson Bag Set #965

Betsey Johnson Bag Set #965

It’s all about the tote…

What’s lime green, white and pink all over and tied up in a bow? A fun, whimsical tote by Betsey Johnson, of course! She is known for her colorful, wild, creative style and this tote delivers that image. I love the look of this tote to finish off a casual, summer outfit consisting of a top and shorts, but it would also look great with a hanky dress or flowing skirt for a dressier occasion.

In this featured set, I have included a pair of white Bermuda shorts (Lands’ End, $39), a bright green, tie collar sleeveless blouse (pinkqueen.com, $10), and Giorgio Picino embellished, t-strap, flat sandals (yoox.com, $40). I have added a bright green watch (Macy’s.com, $65), a pair of silver oblong hoop earrings (6PM.com, $16) and Mango Combi sunglasses, $20. I tend to be rather conservative in my accessories as I want the attention immediately be focused on the tote.

My focal item in this set is the colorful Betsey Johnson tote and I developed the rest of the outfit around this great piece. I love the look of white shorts and wear them often in my daily activities. I know that many women shy away from “white” for a number of reasons (difficult to keep clean, may not compliment your body type), but my thoughts are ” if you like white, wear it”! My secret to constructing an outfit using white shorts is to mix in colorful solids, usually matching the blouse/top with the color of the shoes or other accessories. In the case of this set since I already had a colorful tote, I stuck with solids items, but if the bag you have is a solid color, you can certainly add florals, stripes or dots to your top.

In this set, I started with a colorful tote/bag and all my clothing items were solid colors found in the tote. There are many colorful printed bags that are very versatile and can be worn with many outfits. If your wardrobe consists mostly of solid colors, a colorful tote is the perfect choice to add some color and interest to your outfit. Before you go shopping for a new bag and think you might want to venture outside of your comfort zone of solids, take a look at the color schemes of your clothes that you gravitate toward and keep that in mind when you are shopping for that “special bag”.

Colorful Purses Set 973

$158 zappos.com  / $125 6pm.com / $210 6pm.com
$180 tradesy.com  / $34   jcpenney.com  /  $113 6pm.com
$245 nordstrom.com / $145  tradesy.com  / $260 designerscentralstore.com

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60 Responses to “Welcome to High Heels and Hot Flashes Home!”

  1. Hi Judy,

    As you know I am one of your biggest fans. Your taste in fashion is wonderful and I love reading your posts.

    Keep up the great work.


  2. Mary Lahlum says:

    Congrats, Judy! You have done an amazing job with this…..as with everything you do. Keep up the good work ~ I have always loved your sense of style. Thanks for being my “clothes shopping” mentor!
    Miss you : ) Mary

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thanks, Mary for the kind words! I’m enjoying what I’ve always done but now to a larger audience. I hope you have found my blog entertaining and helpful. Thanks for visiting. Miss you, too.

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thanks, Mary! I appreciate your continued support of my “passion for fashion”! I hope you have found my ideas and suggestions helpful.

  3. Moda House says:


    I found this post very informative, thanks for sharing the tips, guideline of online shopping, as i love to wear high heel shoes and your post really helpful for everyone. Keep it up 🙂

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thanks for stopping by and visiting my site. I hope you found my ideas and clothing sets interesting and inspiring. Check back frequently to read new blog entries.

  4. Hi Judy, Just discovered your blog and it looks great!. I will place you in my blog roll and see if we can get some exposure for you….welcome to our fabulous group of midlife fashion bloggers!!

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thanks so much for visiting my site and the wonderful compliment. As women over 40, it’s comforting to know that we are not facing these new challenges alone and we can get support and advice from others experiencing similar situations. I appreciate your endorsing my blog. Thanks,

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by my site and the nice compliment. I hope you found it enjoyable and will return soon.

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    • Judy Muren says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice compliment about my blog! I hope you have had a chance to re-visit my site and been able to catch up on my latest posts. My goal is to write enjoyable and helpful posts that are pertinent to women in the “prime of their lives”. I hope I am accomplishing that goal. Thanks.

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  14. Cindi Supko says:

    Wow! Had no idea you have so many talents! Love all of your ideas and I am pretty picky! I look forward to seeing more!

  15. I love this blog! You have the writing gift and have so many good ideas!
    I have a red carpet event on April 26th for a film I was in. Unfortunately I could not afford buy anything new (I was so wishing you were here) so I looked to my closet (I have three little black dresses) and found everything I need. However, I think I need some Spankx. : ) I have been reading your blogs and loving the sets you put up on Polyvore.

    Thanks Judy!

    • Judy Muren says:

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog site. I’m glad you were able to use some of my advice for your “red carpet” event. Little black dresses are a must in every female’s closet and there are so many ways you can change the look for any occasion. I hope you revisit my site again.

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    Discovered your wonderful fashion sets on Polyvore, and saw you had a blog – had to learn more. I love this site! It is beautifully constructed, but more important – so well written. I will enjoy following your journey! 🙂

  18. Barbara Ray says:

    Sliing purses…very popular…where and how should they be worn and used….and where not???

  19. Dana says:

    Great site Judy. Love the color combinations!

  20. LInda says:

    Beautiful site, Judy! You can take me shopping where ever you go! Love the tips on black pants! I need a new pair!

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      Thanks for leaving a comment on my site. I have really enjoyed writing my posts and I hope you will continue visiting as I will be writing about a number of topics that I hope you find enjoyable.

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  23. Robbi Jacobsen says:

    Love your site, Judy!! You have such a gift. We miss you but the fashion world is lucky to have you:)

  24. Merrilynn says:

    I love the gray, black, and fuschia. You have a great eye! Congratulations.

  25. Kelly Heller says:

    Excited for you!!!

  26. Raquel Johnson says:

    Congrats, Judy!!!! I can’t wait to hear more from you!

  27. Donna Morasco says:

    I love your blog Judy! Hope to get some great ideas! I’m looking forward to following…
    Donna 🙂

  28. Lila Schilling says:

    Wonderful Judy! Fantastic idea and I look forward to being one of your followers!

  29. Suzi Townsell says:

    Hey Judy! So happy and proud of you for following through with your passion! I’ve always admired the flair and style of your clothes ensemble! Good luck and I will be visiting your website and blog often! Miss you

  30. Rhonda Darter says:

    Hi Judy!!

    What a great idea to have a blog. I have always admired your sense of style, so I look forward to your posts.

    Rhonda 🙂

  31. Anjelia says:

    I’m in the same shoes you are…over 50 and body has a mind of its own. I love you styling on Polyvore and can see myself wearing any of your creations….Rock on!

  32. barbara ray says:

    Lets do some Cowgirl Chic on here for your Bestie!! Love Ya!!
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  33. Jeff Baker says:

    Hi Judy, I saw your site mentioned by Barbara Ray. It takes commitment and a bit of daring to put it out there on a blog…so congratulations! I wish you the best in finding your readers, and in making their world a more fashionable place. Jeff Baker

  34. barbara ray says:

    Proud to follow your blog!!

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