Dowdy,
unfashionable, drab, dull, homely, shabby, scruffy…all are synonyms for the word
FRUMPY.  Yet, we know women often face
times shut down, either by circumstances or critical people when there exists
no motivation or inspiration for self-care.

 Sadly, sometimes lack of
self-respect is why a woman may fall on the side of frumpy and begin to not
care at all.

So, the
Frump Busters are here to help. Jennifer of A Well Styled Life, Susan of Fifty
Not Frumpy, and Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 will collaborate on the First Friday
of every month to bring their individual interpretations of how to take a
frumpy look to fabulous style.  Let’s put
frumpy behind us for good, ladies!
For our first week, we are re-styling a look like this one.  It is all too familiar to me.  I was often dressed like this in my frumpy forties…though would not have used a backpack purse…just a big ugly one.  I have a searing memory of a time I ran to the store and pulled on one of my son’s letter jackets.  I had two boys who played football and one was a big linebacker.  I wore his letter jacket to the grocery just for a quick pick up…but, wouldn’t you know it, of course, I ran into a parent of one of my students! A very embarrassing moment when I wanted to join the canned goods on a shelf and be invisible.

Often, we think, I need to just wear something quick to go do a very fast errand.  We use the excuse of time and comfor to justify a frumpy, useless look. But, you never know who you will run into or the opportunity you will miss.

So, no more!  Those days are behind me and I am so glad they are!

Let’s talk comfort first…I am wearing JJILL and they are known for their comfort.  In fact, JJill clothing offers many answers when we are ready to put frumpy behind us….they are one #FrumpBusters approved retailer! The LONG & LIGHT CARDIGAN is lighter, more flattering, and confident building than a letter jacket! It also comes in light blue and white for spring.  The pants are so comfy and called LIVE IN CHINO ANKLE PANT and this color is Sea Salt.

As far as speed goes…this outfit takes as much time to put on as the frumpy one in the Polyvore…and looks way better!  In fact, slipping into a fashionable flat takes less time than athletic shoes do to lace up.  I have had these leopard mules for a long time and almost worn them out. Over 50 women do not always need hands free…so a beautiful handbag works better than a backpack.  This handbag was purchased on sale about two years ago at ELAINE TURNER.

Looking your best does not take away comfort or time…in fact it adds so much more to your life.

Confidence, joy, strength and sometimes opportunity.

No more letter jackets for me!  Just an occasional peep in the closet…. because I miss watching my sons on the football field. Ahhh, the memories!

Now, let’s go see what SUSAN OF FIFTY NOT FRUMPY and JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE have to say about this frumpy style.

Have a fabulous Friday!












If you would like to listen to the Blab talks featuring the FrumpBuster team…then please go to these links…

HOW TO GO FROM FRUMPY TO FABULOUS OVER 50

SELF CARE OVER 50 AND HOW IT RELATES TO FRUMPY

Linking to FASHION SHOULD BE FUN FRIDAY LINK UP …BLOG SHARE LEARN LINKY PARTY….TURNING HEADS LINK UP

Disclaimer:  I was sent clothing for this post, but the words are my own.

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