Eefos – a lifestyle! A site for women

Corfu, Greece
Black, cropped pants, red top, black espadrilles, black scarf, tied together with a black belt

Eefos – Greek for Attitude!

Embrace life and live it  “On Purpose” with a life embracing Attitude!

This is – Eefos!

This is a lifestyle and fashion site for women “of a certain age”.

Women, like me, that have worked hard at a job or in the home or both, got married or were in a committed relationship, in most cases, raised children and are now facing retirement or are already retired.

Now we are facing a new stage in life. How does that look? What are the rules?  Suddenly, we have time for ourselves. After the initial euphoria of retirement, I found myself thinking ….   Now what?  

How do I reintroduce myself to the world in this new stage?

Who am I? I’m not “Billy’s and Susie’s mom” and I’m not the manager at work….. ????

How do I want to approach this new stage?

I’ve spoken to many women in this new stage of life and we share many issues and questions.
One observation I made, is that as a young woman, we created and introduced ourselves to the world as an up and coming professional. It affected our clothing, hair, makeup, and attitude. We changed from our teen self, to our professional self.

After a few years, in many cases, relationships became permanent, motherhood arrived, and compromises needed to be made. We needed easy hair, easy care clothes. There were schedules to juggle. We had work schedules and children’s schedules and significant other’s schedules.

We might have taken a hiatus from work but we were women of the 60’s and 70’s even 80’s. We found our new liberation and we were very aware of what we had gained. There was pressure on us to make the most of our new found opportunities and in most cases we tried to do everything. We often continued to work but with the added responsibility of the care of the children and home. In most cases our significant others weren’t really sure how to fit into this new world and many women share, that their partner kept to the established, traditional gender role. We in turn, felt so fortunate to have this new found opportunity, to live a life different than most of our mothers, that we took on the new role without relinquishing much of the traditional role. This certainly impacted our personal time.

Now, it seems, in the blink of an eye, we find ourselves with the children grown, the house clean and our career winding down. We think …. Great! Now there is time for me! … but …   Who am I

We look in the mirror and wonder, “When did I become this women?” Am I now, “The women of a certain age?”

My blog is all about our life, now. It’s about the freedom to travel and to meet old friends or make new ones. It’s about the joys of watching our children flourish and start the journey of life’s steps. It’s also about our challenges as we encounter this new stage of our life. I’ll be
posting about issues, lifestyle and fashion targeted for us.  Some posts will be fun things, like fashion and trends. I’ll also be sharing some of my jewelry creations and some posts will be topics more challenging to us in this new phase of life.

I hope you’ll enjoy the blog and feel free to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas with me!

Ultimately, it is about embracing this life with – 




Look good and be comfortable

Bath, England.
It doesn’t take much to create a casual but still fashionable look. By adding a jacket and scarf to a tee shirt and jeans, voila! You get a cute, comfortable look that feels good and looks good!

Note, the scarf has hints of red to tie in the fun red shoes. The jacket has a mostly white lining, by turning up the sleeve it creates unity with the white shirt. Add a little jewelry to finish the look! 





Scarf from Target, Jacket from Macy’s, Jeans and Tee from Gap, Jewelry cuff by Despene @ Eefos Jewelry




TRENDING: Pearls! Pearls! Pearls!

Keep an eye out for the new trend in fashion! Pearls! EVERYWHERE!!! Shirts, Jackets, Purses, Shoes!

Knit top with pearls @Zara Kifisia, Greece


dress up with pearls! courtesy

Flat sandal with pearls courtesy









Jacket with Pearls @Zara, Kifisia, Greece








Tops and Shirts courtesy Zara, Kifisia, Greece

Shoe images courtesy

Glimmers of Eefos Jewelry: Celestial Collection

A taste of the Celestial line from Eefos Jewelry!


Celestial line. Front Closure, mixed metal with glass drops. By Despene

Wearing mixed metal necklace from Celestial Collection by Despene

Celestial line. Front Closure, Silver with glass drops. Design and creation by Despene

The “Georgia” from the Celestial Collection. Front closure, Silver with glass drops. bu Despene

Celestial Collection. Front closure, mixed metal with glass drops. by Despene

Wearing necklace from Celestial line by Despene

Celestial Collection. Brass wire with gold pearls and glass beads with center glass drop. By Despene

Celestial Collection. Front closure, Mixed metal with Moreno beads and center glass drop. by Despene

Celestial Collection. Copper wire with beads and sea glass. by Despene

Celestial Collection with brass wire and faceted glass beads. by Despene

Wearing necklace from the Celestial Collection by Despene

Celestial Collection.
Brass wire with lava rock, rock crystal, and agate. By Despene