Hello! Today is a very different post than what I usually post. Even though I've always enjoyed fashion, I find that the older I get my interest in fashion is increasing. Partly because I have more money to spend on clothes than I've ever had before in my life, and also because I wear a uniform for my day job and tend to get very dirty, so I really need to 'dress up' whenever I have the chance to feel like a 'woman'. I subscribe to a lot of Fashion Blogs and I'm constantly 'pinning' fashion ideas on Pinterest, but I really notice a lack of fashion blogs dedicated to the 'older woman' and almost every picture on Pinterest is of a young, very thin woman. If you just looked at ads and pictures, you would think the rest of us are just walking around naked, or dead. So I decided it was time for me to make a change and start my own 'Fashion Blog' for women. Now, my blog is titled 'Amy's Creative Pursuits'. I realize most of my followers are interested in my paper crafting, but if you read the 'About Me' paragraph in my sidebar, I want this blog to be about so much more than just the art of paper-crafting. I want it to contain posts of anything of 'creative interest to me', which is why I've been posting a lot of travel posts and gardening posts lately. So today is my very first Fashion Post.
It was a cool seventy degrees here in Northern Wisconsin so this is what I wore to church. Now, the maxi skirt/dress is all the rage in fashion right now and a lot of people think that no one over the age of forty should wear one. Really? Why not? I'm the one with spider veins and cellulite....if anyone should be wearing a maxi dress it should be me. Us 'older women' really like to cover and conceal those things! I added this denim jacket which I purchased at Express. This is another fashion 'don't' for older women. 'Don't wear anything that you've worn during another part of your lifetime'. In other words, because denim jackets were all the rage when I was in high school, and I remember having one just like this, I'm too old to wear one now. Hogwash! If it looks good on you....wear it! Now, I'm not endorsing older women dressing like a teeny bopper; I think everyone has seen an embarrassing example of that in public; but I don't think we need to look like were ready for the rocking chair either. Use some common sense and wear what looks good on your frame and not your age. Frankly, I think I've seen more fashion 'don'ts' from women wearing clothing that isn't right for their frame/size, rather than their 'age'. I believe people in general look and feel younger than the generation before them, and their fashion should reflect that.
I don't have a picture of the shoes I wore with the dress. My husband, who was my photographer insisted he couldn't get them in the shot without backing too far away. I would have shown a closeup, but I didn't have a pedicure so I was too embarrassed. I basically wore one of the newer bejeweled sandals that looks kinda Bohemian.
For my jewelry, I chose this darling necklace and earring which my daughter and I found at Charming Charlie on our Springfield, Missouri trip. I absolutely LOVE that store, and I wish I had one where I live. The closest one to me is about two hours from where I live, so I stop and visit one every chance I get.
Have a great day! Amy