Anne Klein Denim Jacket, Boots, Madden Belt:
Ross; Blouse: Chico’s; Lane Bryant Pants
We decorated the classroom for Christmas!

Remember all the fashion rules we (meaning Baby Boomers) were asked to adhere to in our younger years.

 Rules like:

1. Don’t wear white after Labor Day or Before Easter (there were lots of things you don’t do after Labor Day: don’t go barefooted, don’t go out in shorts, etc.)

2. Always wear stockings with a dress

3. Always wear a dress and maybe even a hat to church

4. Never wear a scoop necked or V shaped blouse (too risque)

5. Don’t mix metallic’s…jewelry should be all silver, all gold, or all bronze…but not mixed up

6. Purses must match your shoes

7. Never mix patterns

8. Don’t break up suits

Thank goodness there is currently more freedom. While some common sense rules (spoken & unspoken) might well exist…for the most part anything goes if it suits your personal style.

Today, I broke a couple of those antiquated rules. FIRST RULE: Women over 50 should not wear sparkles on anything to their day job. I did this today, though it was subdued underneath my jacket and the sparkles just poked out every now and then. The sparkles were well received by co-workers. I purchased this blouse (Chico’s) four years ago to actually wear to an evening event, but I really liked wearing it today.

See the Sparkles!

SECOND RULE: Your watch is always worn on your left hand. I do not understand why …I like it better on the right arm. But, I probably would not have changed it if it had not been for the fact that this incredible bracelet does not go over my right hand…only the left one. NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON noticed the change.

Flipped the Hands…Do You Care?

If what you are pondering works for you, don’t worry about the so-called rules. It’s a new day, ladies!

TAKE NOTE: Last year, I added to the makeup drawer a pair of needle nose pliers; primarily because of mornings like this one. I got up and coordinated my outfit…the necklace I selected went perfect with the bracelet, earrings, belt, and watch. But, the necklace was broken. I pulled out the needle nose helpers, found a connector ring on an old piece of jewelry and fixed the necklace so that I could still wear it. This took only a couple of minutes and was well worth it! Add one to your supplies and you will not regret it.

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