Happy Saturday, fashion lovers over 50, and welcome to Would You Wear It with me and my sweet, blogging friend, Jennifer Connolly. Jennifer and I look around fashion displays (I am in San Antonio and she is in Palm Springs this week) and we stop at the ones that make us wonder what you think. We are not looking for beautiful styles…we are not looking for atrocious styles…we are looking for styles that are in stores right now that cause us to pause and wonder if you, our audience, would or would not wear them. Often, I look for different designs and different interpretations of trends to see what you think. That is the case today.
We only ask that you keep your comments personal and explain why the styles do or do not work for you. Please keep them constructive so that your observations can help other women in processing their decisions. We learn a lot about clothing on these days and what works and doesn’t work for our ages, sizes, and budgets.
So, please look at my display and give it your discerning, critical eye…then tell us, ladies……………………………………………………………
WOULD YOU WEAR IT??
REFLECTIONS FROM LAST WEEK’S POSTS
There was much to discuss in the posts here last week…feeling old….feeling better….shopping tips…how to dress for audiences tips…polka dots…and beauty products. If you didn’t catch these posts, please make sure you scroll through them and read the posts and comments.
I shared about L’Oreal Infallible eyeliner that I am really liking and one reader, Susan, asked for tips on how to put on eyeliner. For me, it has taken practice and not getting discouraged. But, let me say, this particular brand goes on very easily. I cannot do this in a hurry or it becomes thick and ugly. I take my time. And use very short strokes. I think we make mistakes when we try to do eyeliner in one long stroke. But, I do short, staccato-like strokes…meaning each stroke is tiny, separate and making it appear as if there is one long line. Then I also put eyeliner above and beneath the eyelashes. I have never had a problem doing this…like, poking myself in the eye. I like my eyes to pop since I wear glasses 24/7 so I wear a bit more eye makeup than I might if I was not in glasses. This eyeliner is very easy, doesn’t smudge, lasts all day…give it a try, Susan, and let me know what you think! Oh yes, and to get your blue eyes to pop…use a deep brown or navy blue!
INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT
Ladies, I am not going to lie…this past week was a really tough one. Yes, I have energy to do a lot, but when I get discouraged I shut down health wise and that is not good! The week had a couple of big moments of discouragement…but not from this blog. You guys rock! Besides friends and family interactions, my greatest joy each day is interacting with you! So, yesterday, sweet Connie put a song in her comment to share with everyone. I had never heard the song or heard of the singer….Kate Edmondson singing Sparkle & Shine. Besides the fact that her style of music is a style I love, the lyrics of this song could have been written for me for this week. I love this and had to share it with all of you. Connie, thank you so much.
We need to encourage one another any way we can. So click on the title of the song…listen…and listen while you visit A WELL STYLED LIFE to tell Jennifer what you think of her mannequins.
DO YOU WANT DIFFERENT OPTIONS?
If you were not a fan of the mannequins today, perhaps you will like the options I found and placed in today’s slideshow. If you are a fan, then the display I found is at your local Kohl’s.
By Pamela Lutrell