There's a balance between being stylish at 44 and trying to look 24. I was watching Style by Jury today. The woman was 51. That's only 7 years older than me now. But OMG she looked 20 years older than I do. I've been blessed with great genes and a fabulous hair stylist. She had just that issue. She was trying to look youthful; instead she looked cheap and old and someone who was trying to be something she wasn't. I don't EVER want to look like that.
I've been sick the past couple of days (which is why I ended up watching SBJ), and when I was getting ready to go the doctor's, I was tempted to just stay in my sweats but I couldn't do it. I even put foundation and lipstick on. I think I've learned my lessons well ... between Tim Gunn's Guide to Style and What Not to Wear, I don't think I stand a chance!
I've gotten some great feedback from you ladies so I guess I'm doing ok. Fortunately Barry's taken more of an interest in fashion so we kinda check each other before leaving the house. And he's good about saying yeah or nay. And even if he doesn't come right out and say it, I can tell ... it's the "yeah, it's ok" with "that" look. So I change my outfit. One thing that seems to help a LOT is getting everything organized the night before (or a couple of hours if it's in the evening). I put clothes, jewellery, lingerie and figure out what footwear I'm going to wear. Of course most of my shoes are at work, 'cause that's where I dress up the most. I've purged my closet A LOT so everything fits, everything works together. So it makes it a lot easier to get dressed. Mostly it's black or grey skirts, black, grey or brown pants and lots of colourful printed tops.
last summer's BBQ at the in-laws
my famous leopard pants
I'm not too sure about this one ... but it was kinda fun
I think this was on a fairly recent post but thought I'd include it.
me and my girl Patricia
me, Jen and Dave (they're getting married in May ... YAY!)
on the GO (train that is)
couldn't help myself with this one ... I'm so bad!
So I thought I'd actually start to get my photographer (aka Barry) to start taking photos when I'm actually dressed ... keep me on the straight and narrow I guess.
Have a fabulous (and stylish) Christmas!