Sometimes I just laugh when I think of the double life I
lead…high school teacher by weekday….fashion blogger all other times!  It truly is a dichotomy. 

When I first began blogging, I was the headless horseman…showing
outfits and ideas without seeing me.  I
was coaxed out by other bloggers my age. 
It has been so much fun to do this for four years…yet, here are some of
the challenges:

1.      
Younger bloggers have, what I call, more of the
disposable wardrobes…cheaper clothes and more options for their
outfit-of-the-day pictures. 

2.      
When I stage photos away from my house, I often
get honked at or stared down!
3.      
My over 50 group of ladies often look at trends
as guidelines and not always participants. This creates styling challenges.
4.      
Many do not take us seriously!  Don’t know why that is…some of the more
stylish celebrities today are over 40 and 50 ladies!  Sela Ward, Vanessa Williams, Diane Sawyer,
Diane Keaton, Iman, Claudia Schiffer, Demi Moore….I could go on and on.
5.      
The majority of the local fashion bloggers are
vibrant young women.  They have welcomed
me with open arms…but, I confess, sometimes I feel like “the mommy!”
6. Many times when I tell people I am a fashion blogger, they say “Really?”  …don’t know how to interpret that!!

However, on the flip side (do you think younger generations
wonder why we say “the flip side?)….there are many blessings of fashion blogging
at my age…
1.      
I feel younger when learning and constantly
growing in a new career path.
2.      
The outfit-of-the-day keeps me in my closet constantly using my brain and creativity to fashion looks without over
spending. I personally receive more benefits from working the clothes harder.
3.      
It keeps me laughing…we must be able to laugh at
ourselves and to enjoy what we are doing!
4.      
It gives me a way to mentor and help younger people…one
of the reasons I teach high school.
5.      
The best reason of all…the vast amount of amazing
women I have befriended as readers, fellow bloggers, and the retailers.  I feel as though I have friends all over the
world!

Yes, there are challenges…but all in all…fashion blogging
keeps me young and having fun!  Thanks
for stopping by…have a wonderful new week ahead!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Outfit:
San Antonio, remember, I will be speaking at Chico’s in the Village of Stone Oak on Wednesday evening, May 14 at 6PM…how to refresh, reinvent your summer style!!

Now, go visit the other fashionistas of VISIBLE MONDAY!  and MONDAY MINGLE!!


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