What fashion do you follow? Who influences how you dress yourself?
I found a long sleeved cotton madras shirt dress at a charity store in my size. Bought it. Put it on (after washing and ironing; have cootie fears.) Wearing the June Cleaver shirtdress I was taken back to Junior High School (aka Middle School) in a flash. So evocative of years ago. I looked again in the mirror and realized I was looking like a freshly pressed bag lady who'd scare the strangers at the grocery store. Put dress in box for charity store donations.
I look at my younger pals and see that they wear styles popular during their college years. I look at kids at the Mall to see what style they wear. My older gal pals either wear clothing that is up-to-date gently or dress in pieces they bought years ago. Up-to-date gently works better on older gals then baring their tummies and wearing baby t-shirts. Really. Think about it.
Some older gals keep the hairstyle they wore in their forties, thirty years ago. I'm fascinated with this. Don't they get bored with the same hair, year after year?
Some gals I know wear those knit separates with little appliques of animals, etc. Can't follow light on those choices.
Many refuse to wear jeans unless the jeans are dry-cleaned pressed.
The oddest look to me is the Suburban Sex Babe ensemble. What's with that? Girlie clothing with lots of flash.
Older gals dressing this way is odd. Not that I think older gals need to look like old biddies but really, isn't it time to pick another style?
I want to be comfortable in my clothing. Warm when I'm cold. Cool when it's hot outside. Comfortable without being boring. Accessible as a serious kind of gal.
What's going on with you and your style? What am I forgetting? Have I gone so light-weight in this blog that I need to hush for few days? Comments, please.