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Who Says I Can’t Wear OTK Boots?

OTK Boots

A day of shopping at the mall was centered around looking for shoes.  As I have written on my blog before, my shoes have to be comfortable and my feet have to be happy and pretty.  HA.  I have somewhat gotten addicted to the Over The Knee (OTK) boots.  Somewhat meaning I love the way they look but have struggled with whether or not they were for me being a woman over 50.  OTK boots have been around for a very long time but until this year I have never really even given them a second thought.  Because of Instagram, I am paying more attention this year.   Continue reading

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Here’s to you Mom!

There is not a day that goes by I do not think about my Mother.  She died at the young age of 58.  I think about how I am getting closer and closer to this age and understanding more now, she was not old!  She was a fashion icon, and I never knew this growing up.  I never paid attention much to what she wore.  I remember when I started working for a company my Mother had worked at when I first got married.  I would walk through the plant and the older men would walk up to me and tell me how much I looked like my Mother.  They would say, “Your mother was a beautiful woman.  When she walked through the plant, we would stop and watch her, and we do that now with you.” I always thought that was a sweet compliment.  At the time, I never really understood.  Yes, she was pretty, but  I just knew her as my Mom.

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High Heels Over 50

Shoes

I have been wearing high heels since I was 4 years old.  You may wonder how this can be.  Well, I got my first pair from Santa Claus.  They were pink plastic with the pink fuzzy feathers flowing on the top strap.  I wore then until they cracked to pieces and I have loved high heels since.  Being 5′ 2″, I have never cared much for flats.  I own several pair because there are times when you need a good pair of flats for certain outfits so I have them.  I just find myself not wearing them much.  I would rather put on a nice pair of heels.  I do notice as I get older it is harder to wear heels.  Your body changes and so do your feet.  I had plantar fasciitis about two years ago and had never had it before.  I was in total pain and could barely walk.  I had several friends tell me what it was because they had experienced it also.  It was extremely painful and worrisome because I feared I may never be able to wear high heels again.  It was caused from walking on a concrete floor.  I was working part-time at a retail store and the constant banging of my feet on the floor from back and forth walking had injured them.  They hurt so bad!

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Fashion Trends After 50

When you reach the pinnacle of age referring to the top of the mountain age 50 and over, since so many people are living to be 100, should you attempt to keep up with fashion trends?  I think my response would be it depends.  As I love to follow the fashion bloggers on IG, I try to mix it up with blogger ages from the 30 somethings and beyond.  That seems to be the age the fashion designers are marketing to these days.  Sometimes I like the trend and sometimes I think it probably won’t work for my style.  The Kimono cardigan is a new fashion trend I am seeing a lot of on IG.  It appeals to me in the sense that it is like wearing a silk coat which might be nice as we transition into the fall season.  However, when trying mine on today, I felt a little like I was wearing a silk robe over my clothes – kind of like when you are fully dressed and then you decide to do the one last hair spray or perfume thing.  You put on your robe to keep it from spraying all over your clothes.  Oh,  you don’t do this?  Well, I do – sometimes.  HA HA – that must be an old gal trick.

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How to Create a DIY Belt in 5 mins!

Belt Pink

Today I had a business meeting downtown.  I awoke this morning wondering what I could wear that looked “business-ey” , fashionable and comfortable.  I selected this blush pink flared sleeve top I purchased this summer.  The blush color is all the rave on the fashion posts I follow on IG.   This one had just a tiny bit of wrinkle to it which I felt added to the style.  I matched it with a slim line black skirt.  Needing something to tie them together, I thought of the black and white gingham ribbon I had purchased to make a belt.  I pulled the ribbon out and thought I could make it work without the belt buckle.  Sometimes belt buckles can come off too bulky.  Below is what I decided to do.  It took 5 minute to throw this together, and it turned out pretty nice.  I even got a couple of compliments on my outfit today too from strangers.  You know you are on point when a stranger tells you how good you look.  : )

Belt

I had purchased a spool of ribbon about 2.5 yards.  My waist is 28 inches.  I wasn’t ready to cut the ribbon in half yet because I might use it for something else so I decided to fold it in half.  Once I did , I noticed it was long enough to wrap around my waist twice.  I started in the front and wrapped to the back and around to the front again.  If your waist is larger, you can decide how many times you want to wrap it around your waist to get the look you want so you will know how much ribbon to buy.  If you look above, you will see the loop created naturally due to the ribbon being folded.  I took the free end and put it through the loop, then I pulled it back in the reverse direction and tucked the end of the ribbon under the bottom side of the ribbon at my waist.  This created a nice twist in the front and a wide belt look.  One note is the ribbon has a tiny edging of wire on each end which helped it keep its shape and prevented it from rolling down.  The ribbon belt I made today cost $3.99, and I can use the ribbon for other things if I want to.  I am not a pro-diy -er so if I can do it anyone can!  Don’t be afraid to create it yourself so you save money when trying to get the look you want.  Hope you like it.  Be Blessed!

 

My Love of Comfort in Clothes!

If I am going to wear it, it better feel like a t-shirt.  The older I get the more hypersensitive I become.  I feel like a small child fidgeting around in my clothes trying to get comfortable sometimes and don’t even get me started on wearing a bra!  Yes, I still wear one – but I have started feeling that I must – I mean I have to – be comfortable in my own skin.  The closest thing to my own skin is my clothes.  Not everything I have in my closet is 100% comfortable, and I do have a lot of clothes that are down right not comfortable.  BUT- as they fade away in style or material which ever comes first, I am replacing them with clothes that meet my new demand of stylish yet comfortable!  It has to be pretty, practical, and comfortable.

I am not at a point where I can throw out and start over my entire wardrobe.  I actually still like a lot of my clothes but I do know my desire for comfortable clothes is getting stronger and stronger every time I go shopping which means I am getting more and more picky about what I buy.  I want to look pretty.  I want to look fashionable but I also want to feel comfortable in what I wear.  As I talked in a precious blog about the craze of yoga pants, I forgot to mention as women age we want comfort.  How do we get it?  I think it is all in the fabric the clothes are made from.

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Bangs and Hair Loss

Hair

First of all, I am not a photographer nor do I have one to take my pictures.  The quality is not what I hoped.  I don’t know all the fan-dangles of enhancing photos.  So I am apologizing in advance for any pictures on my blog that look terrible.

Now, let’s talk about Bangs!  Born with a high forehead (I don’t know who to thank for that!) and not to mention fine thin hair, I have struggled with my hair my entire life.  I go to the salon with pictures of great hair styles to be told “your hair won’t do that!”.  Bummer.  So I have learned to pay closer attention to pictures of hair styles with hair texture like mine.  Recently, I have been struggling with hair loss.  YES – I hate to think about it but women have hair loss issues too – especially as we get older.  I know the saying is we lose thousands of hair strands a day but with my hair being fine and thin I don’t have thousands to lose!  I have started to become obsessed with my hair because of this reason.  Every morning when I dry my hair I try not to pull too much with the round brush as to dislodge a stand of hair that might have another day of life.  I know it sounds crazy but it is scary.  The bond between a woman and her hair is a bond not meant to be broken.  It is sort of like the story of Samson.  He felt strong and confident with his long tresses but when his hair was cut he became humbled and weak.  I don’t think I am going to become weak; and I know I am not my hair, but I do know it has mentally disturbed me.  I am getting this receding hair line and with the high forehead I already have I feel very self conscience.

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