Happy Friday and welcome to the day when we celebrate everyday elegance in all women over 50, and today I want to introduce you to another woman who has inspired me in my journey to learn more elegance. Cindy Hattersley cultivates elegance from her home decor to her personal style.
Now, she doesn’t see herself as elegant, but I do. Notice her choice of details with simple, elegant accessories in her outfits, and I am completely drawn in to her relaxed, yet creative home decor.
I was first drawn to Cindy’s blog because her style resonated with me and I love her home decor. Let’s sit down with her and learn even. more through a little Q & A session:
- Please share with us some information and you!
“I live on the Central Coast of California in Monterey County. I am 65. I have been married to my husband and best friend for 45 years! We have two grown children. Our son will soon turn 40 and our daughter is 37. We have a darling two- year- old granddaughter, Summer, whom we adore.”
2. How did your blog begin and how has it evolved since you started?
“I started blogging in 2011. Originally my blog focused on Interior Design, Entertaining and Gardening, but evolved to include over 50 fashion and beauty and self care. I certainly do not consider myself a fashion expert. I just enjoy sharing my personal style and how it is connected to my own design aesthetic.”
3. What do you believe blogging offers women as compared to other media (such as women’s magazines)?
“That’s easy… a personal connection. To me that is what makes blogging unique and special. I consider my regular readers friends, and hopefully they feel the same way about me. I try hard to respond to any comments in a timely manner. I love hearing from my readers. They are a source of inspiration for me as well. I learn so much from them.”
4. Where to you find your inspiration for the stories you share on your blog?
“I find inspiration from other designers, nature, and Pinterest and Instagram of course. I believe strongly in a collected look both in fashion and design, so that heavily influences everything I write about.”
5. How do you define “elegance?”
“I have to be honest, I don’t consider myself elegant in any way. I was a tomboy as a child, and still have those tendencies. I am flattered that you do, Pam. I think elegance is about understanding and being comfortable with one’s own style.”
6. Do you believe it can be learned?
“Absolutely, anything can be learned. Gather ideas from women who have great style and figure out how to utilize those elements to create your own personal style. Try new beauty products and take care of yourself physically and mentally.”
7. What is your best advice for women who desire to be more elegant in their everyday lives?
“I think I need to work on that one myself. I have put on a few COVID pounds, I wear sweats way too often, and I am not wearing much makeup. So my advice to myself and others would be to get more exercise, try to lose a few pounds, put on a bit of makeup and dress better even if it involves wearing leisure wear. If you have gray hair keep your style current and fresh. It will make you feel better about yourself. Pre-COVID, my answer would have been different I am sure. Be comfortable with yourself and your style. Those of us over 50 or 60 don’t need to be slaves to fashion. Stay current, grab elements and trends that work for you and enjoy!
ELEGANCE IN THE HOME
I am going to write about this later, but I definitely am attempting to add a touch of elegance to my home, as well as my personal style. Once I came home to work in March, I had time to look around and my first thought was…this is a jumbled mess…similar to how I felt walking into my closet! Women like Cindy have inspired me to focus on home as well as my individual style. This is the year for change. Our kitchen may not be finished for a few weeks…once we hit the production calendar for the contractor it will not be long, but we are in line for the calendar. Redesigning the kitchen has motivated me to clean out and look at other areas. At times it is overwhelming, but also a lot of fun.
I love how Cindy seems to mix Southwestern/Santa Fe with Tuscan influence. She does a lovely job and I thank her for joining me today. We learn so much from the talented women around us! Follow Cindy Hattersley on Instagram for more!
Is anyone else looking differently at your home these days? Please share, enjoy the slideshow below and as always….
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