While I am aging, my style is not growing up. I am just as inclined to wear tweed and fussy bow blouses as I was at age 11. Yes, that is not a misprint. Is this an odd distortion of the Peter Pan syndrome?
I had a tweed and pussy- bow blouse combination dress, at the tender age of one decade + one year, and I kept it hidden in a closet. I had my eye on an oxblood pair of pumps, that were laced up and had sturdy kitten heels. I wanted them! So now, when I am almost 46 years older-has my styled not grown up? In fact, I am wearing things made for teens that I would never have worn in my teens. (case in point: the pom-pom trimmed shorts, 7 posts back). Soon you will find me in a ruffled mini dress ( but not too short!) made for twenty somethings and teens. I love wearing it!
Why indeed? I have more money now to spend on frivolous things now. I can buy things so cheaply (the mini came from Goodwill) that if It don't feel comfortable wearing it, I can re-deonate. I think I am more self-actualized and more exuberant. My style reflects that, I believe.
This peter pan collared sweater by J. Crew is something that I would have always loved and do love now. It works effortlessly with my gauze skirt from Old Navy and my daughter's old french terry hoodie, wrapped around my waist. I wore this look all day.
On my city street:
and later, a bit East where the buildings are lower and there are more flowers:
In this close-up you can see my woven leather handbag, which I wore in my post "style in the 70's: Outta Sight". It is from Michael's Consignment store and is made it Italy, just like the designer it resembles ( Bottega Veneta). You can see my vintage bracelet with rhinestones and silk tassle, and a smidge of my peachy-pink solitaire ring.
One of the best things I like about aging is how much more comfortable I feel in my ( wrinkled) skin. I love to experiment with different styles, as you know by now, from following. I make bolder and more varied style choices now than I did when I was younger; but don't get me wrong- I adore tweeds and anything camel or grey. I think maybe the opposite would be true of most women. Maybe this is a common phenomenon for bloggers? I am wondering what your take is: How has your style changed as you age? Do you dress differently now as a style blogger?
Have a blissful weekend!