The Ageless Style Link Up- The first Monday of every month a group of over forty fashion bloggers pick a monthly theme and show different ways of styling it.
It is the first Monday of the month and time for a new Ageless Style Link Up! This month our theme was chosen by Bettye and she picked "Rules Are Made To Be Broken". There are so many fashion rules out there like "Don't wear white before Labor Day", "Don't wear double denim", and "Don't match your shoes to your purse." I don't usually pay attention to fashion rules, as I wear what I like. But I am always particularly annoyed with the "Age Appropriate" ones...you know, the list of items one shouldn't wear if they are over a certain age. I absolutely cringe every single time a blogger uses the phrase "Age Appropriate". I don't think any adult should ever be told what to wear based on her age. So I decided to break the age appropriate rules for this month's fashion challenge and wear two items no woman over fifty should ever wear: cut off denim shorts and a graphic tee.
A few blog posts ago a reader asked me what I wear every day at home since I always looked so put-together on my blog posts (ha-ha! If she only knew). I chuckled and told her depending on the season I'm either wearing leggings and a cardigan in the winter or cut-off denim shorts and a tee in the summer. If you were to drop by my house unannounced you would most likely see me looking like this (except minus the make up of course). I wear jean shorts almost every day, as I work in my garden. My hair is usually up in a pony tail with a baseball cap (another no-no rule for us over fifty gals! We're not suppose to wear our hair in pony tails).
I have always been a home-body, but since the lockdowns I rarely leave my house; I've been spending hours and hours in my garden as a result. My fashion posts have always been "What I Am Wearing" whether running errands, traveling, or whatever I do. But now, all I do is stay home and garden and I wanted to be true to what I'm actually wearing, so I thought you'd enjoy seeing me in my natural habit...my garden, wearing my T-Shirt and cut-off shorts.
My T-Shirt brings back bittersweet memories of better times, when life was normal, and we could travel and have fun and amazing experiences.
My cut-off shorts I created myself with hard work! I don't need to buy distressed jeans from the store: my jeans get holes in the knees naturally from long hours working in the garden. Eventually the holes in the jeans become so large that the pants are useless, and that's when I cut them off and wear them as shorts!
I have been so bad at photographing my garden this year. I know a lot of my readers really look forward to my garden photos. I apologize but with a household of people to care for, plus the addition of a new vegetable garden, taking the time to photograph the flowers has been difficult. It was nice to be able to combine a fashion/garden post today.
So what do you think of these flowering onions? Pretty fun, eh?
If you would have told me in my twenties that I would still have been wearing cut off denim shorts and graphic tees when I was 57 I would have laughed at you. Yet, here I am! Age really is just a number after all.
So what about you? Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower when it comes to fashion? I'd love to hear from you!