Life and Style Tips From a 100 Year Old Lady

Yesterday’s post showed how Ruth stays so fit at 100 years old.Who better than this amazing centenarian to change our perceptions on aging and prove that we can live full lives well into our later years. Check out Ruth’s life and style tips below:

100 year old Ruth’s Life and Style Tips
1.”I never go to bed with my makeup on. that is number one.At night you must let your skin breathe.”
2.”I use a lipstick brush to paint on my lipstick–It stays on longer that way. I can also use a lipstick longer than anyone else because I can dig into it.”
3.”Every night before I got to bed I use Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour beauty cream on my lips. You must keep your lips moisturized.”
4.”When it comes to fashion you must be aware of your skin tone. You don’t wear orange lipstick with a red dress.”

5.”I make myself go out everyday, even if its only to walk around the block. The Key to staying young is to keep moving. You are never too old to exercise.”
6.”Invest in Quality pieces, they never go out of style.”
7.”Don’t look at the calendar, just keep celebrating everyday.”
8.”I dress up everyday and I don’t wear blue jeans. I dress up even to mail a letter, you never know who you will meet along the way.”
9.I have been active my whole life. An old Elizabeth Arden Ad said,”If you want to look like this when you are 40 start when you are 20.”
10.I wake up every morning and say, “This is the day the lord has made.”
  • I absolutely adore all of your posts featuring Ruth. She has such an amazing positive attitude, which I can certainly use more of!

  • Nan

    Such great words from such a wonderful lady. I admire her so much.

  • What a great lady~ the style on the outside radiates from the spirit inside.

  • What fantastic tips from an amazing lady. Thank you to Ruth for sharing her wisdom with us. -T

  • Best post yet, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    So wise and beautiful:
    ."I dress up everyday and I don't wear blue jeans. I dress up even to mail a letter, you never know who you will meet along the way."
    It will be my moto from this minute onwards.

  • #7!!! it's so easy to get caught up in things that you lose track of simply LIVING, this is really something to remind ourselves of.

  • ¡¡¡Qué elegante!!!

  • Amen! What wise advice. I want to dress up to get the mail now.


  • She's quite the lady, isn't she? Forget the Kardashians, Ruth is the perfect role model for women. Great post!

  • I am now inspired to live longer…if only I could be like her.

  • Excellent advice from a wise and stylish lady.

  • I couldn't agree more with her sentiments. I just need to apply the dressing up every day a bit more to myself.

  • Anonymous

    I adore this woman – what a role model. And what a sense of style. Maybe by the time I'm 100, I'll understand color and line as well as she does.

  • I just discovered your blog and have been sharing it with all of my friends. I love that these ladies are so stylish and full of wisdom. Everyone knows that current fashion always harkens to the past for inspiration and these ladies could definitely teach us a thing or two about timeless personal style. Keep up the great work!

  • Janis

    I wonder if Ruth has any tips for keeping lipstick from feathering?

  • I love that red dress. Ruth really does rock! Attitude is everything.

  • 8."I dress up everyday and I don't wear blue jeans. I dress up even to mail a letter, you never know who you will meet along the way."

    My favourite!

  • This might just be my favorite blog in the universe!

  • All these women have such amazing style and advice to share. Thank you for blogging about them. x

  • I'm so glad I found your blog. It is so inspiring! Keep up the good work!

  • A true beauty, so elegant

  • I love your blog…

  • Rebecca

    Ruth looks absolutely beautiful in her red dress. I would love to know more about this wonderful woman. I believe she was in some movies in her youth and did some modeling. Could you provide us with some more information about Ruth?

  • She is a wonderful role model. Her advice is right on…She reminds me of my 88 year old Mother, who dresses up everyday for that exact same reason "You never know who you will see during the day" that is a quote from my Mother.
    When I read about Ruth, I am struck with the thought, that I have the possibility of 30 year ahead of me…I better get my act together 🙂

  • I love this lady! What an inspiration to us all. I just wish that my 90 year old mother had half her health and vitality. She is really a reminder to us all to "use it or lose it."

  • Lovely!

  • This is beautiful & such a blessing! Such great words to live by! Thanks for sharing… :))

  • I think the woman is really beautiful and her style is Totally fabulous.

  • What a classy and classic lady! Such a great inspiration to us all!

  • What a fab story!

    A lot of people tend to forget about fashion for the mature women, for whatever reason i do not know.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  • Oh Ruth dear, I just love you. Such an inspiration. Such a classy, pretty lady.

    Just love "her style." Never a "wrong note." Never trying-to-shock. Mmmmm no, Ruth is too much of a lady, for that.

    Again, has she considered a blog, herself? 🙂

    Gentle hugs,
    "November ~~ The month of firelight and friendly comforts"

  • A woman very elegant,I love your red dress!!

  • I am going to follow her advice.

  • Hooray for Ruth – she's fabulous!

  • Her posture is incredible…100 years old, my goodness. It must the pilates. And no walker!!! Amazing. Just a cane. Ladies, you know what this means. Exercise has to be your mantra, if you want to live a long, independent life. Yes, you can live to be 100 years old plus. But more than enough are bedridden or in wheelchairs. But to be independent – living alone or nearly so – you must do do more. Pilates is one way, water aerobics (my choice) is another. Always, always knit! Ha ha.

  • I agree with Rebecca! I would love to learn more about Ruth and her life. She is wonderful, and an inspiration!

  • Thank you for sharing this 🙂

    Greeting from Indonesia,

  • Anonymous

    Hey Ruth, you are looking so nice in this red apparel.

    Love you a lot!!

  • I just adore Ruth, and I loved her list of life tips. What an inspiration she is to all of us!

  • this is just amazing. love your blog!! such a wonderful breath of fresh air.

    i'm taking her advice! 🙂

    come visit me

  • Cat

    This woman is amazing. And I love her style.

  • love this! i'm going to follow ruth's advice. she looks amazing and even better she sparkles from the inside out.

  • How true is the statement that Ruth made "you are never too old to exercise"! Her positive attitude and love of live continue to inspire me with every post that I read. Ruth is definitely wise beyond her years.

  • Ruth is lucky to have good genes. One can use as much moisurizer as one wants, if your parents died of cancer in their 50 ies it is not going to help much

  • She is lucky to have good genes, if your parents died of cancer in their 50ies, you can use as much moisturizer as you want and it is not going to help much

  • Ruth is rockin life! nice article.