|The rule I am about to throw out
the window is the old one which said
don’t wear silver with gold or mix
your metals! Now, any mix goes
I had a whole different strategy for today’s post until I read what Serene had to say at http://elegantbohemian.blogspot.com/
I would like to encourage you to check out her 80s post and then come back here, because she got me to thinking about “freedom” and fashion.
I was wondering the other day why it is that at 58 I enjoy fashion so much more than any other time of my life. I am larger than I used to be…..still way short of funds for the nicer clothes….I am definitely grayer and with more wrinkles…so why exactly is it more fun now.
|There go those rules!!|
After reading Serene today, it hit me. I have freedom. Now mind you, the freedom was always there….I just didn’t buy into it. In my 20s & 30s, I dressed to impress employers and men! After I was married, I dressed to please a man. After I had children, I dressed to gain the acceptance of the other moms parenting my children’s friends. Those days were particularly stressful because those moms (coming from private schools) were predominantly wealthy and I had no business attempting to play that game.
But, now, I dress for me…..and I am having a great time! I set the rules for me….I do what pleases me…I learn to follow what best suites me. While that may sound a little self- focused, I think what is important here is that I am not worrying about pleasing other people (even Bloggers) and there is great joy inside that concept. Fashion is finally fun! There are many things I will not do…but I know those things are not right for me; and, I no longer do what I think others want me to do just to gain acceptance.
Wow, it is freedom….and so much fun!
|Mixed metal hoops: Stein Mart|
|I found this necklace last year at a boutique in San Antonio. I am wearing it
with a Coldwater Creek tweed jacket of gray & green; black Lane Bryant sweater; Lane
Bryant pin striped pants; and boots from Ross!
“Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.”
Sonja Henie quotes ( ice skater and Actress, 1912-1969)
……….now that’s a great quote!!