To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 2, 2013
RECOGNIZING OUR INNER GODDESS...ADVICE FROM COCO
"Ageless fashion advice for women starts when we recognize our inner goddess -- the timeless spirit that illuminates each of us."
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas,
the way we live, what is happening.”
The month of July always requires me to face the "aging factor!" At times, I feel the age span grows wider between me and some of my younger friends. I keep growing older, yet I tend to see them as staying the way they were, which of course, is not the case. I had a good friend who just turned 40 last week. Oh yes, I remember 40. While her mindset is that she has crossed the curve of being "middle aged", the fact is, 40 sounds pretty good right now. I told her to enjoy her 40's and celebrate these years, because they are a whole lot better than your 60's! Now I know to her, that sounds like "grandma years!" She commented, with her usual sense of humor, that she could not wait to visit me in the "old folks" home and see what hairstyle I had!
Hold on girly.....I ain't done yet!
So....in reading fashion tips for women over the age of 50,
these are snippets of an article I read recently!
Fashion after 50 celebrates how we make
clothes look good on you because your wisdom, laughter, and creativity show you
how to dress your fashion archetypes. No younger woman can bring that
full-bodied, rich reservoir of inner savvy to life like you can. It's time to
feel good about the skin you're in.
(So far so good...well said, I thought~)
Cotton and polyester
Draw string pants
Tunic tops that hide a multitude of sins
Sensible and comfortable flat shoes
Washable and wrinkle-free fabrics.
Fashion color coordination by purchasing sets and
mix-and-match garments to make dressing easy.
Relaxed fit garments, such as drawstring pants.
A selection of tee-shirts in a variety of colors to vary
A go-everywhere jacket that can top many outfits.
A wonderful cardigan sweater or shawl to span the seasons
You Can Master the Easy Art of Carefree Style
(OK.....are you kidding me....thoroughly depressing!)
"A girl should be two things: classy and
"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
not young but I feel young.
The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay
there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing."~Coco Chanel