Hello! Today's Fashion Over Fifty is all about inspiration. As most of you already know, I started doing 'Fashion Over Fifty' posts because I was struggling with finding ANYTHING: a blog, a website, a company, that had fashionable clothing for older women that didn't involve elastic waist bands, or a 'jacket' to cover the love handles. Well, I really couldn't. Don't believe me? Try googling 'Fashion Over Fifty' and see what you come up with. It's really sad; the first thing that usually pops up is ads for Blair clothing. And what really cracks me up about Blair, is how all their models are women under thirty. Really? You make clothes geared for older women, yet you put pictures of women under the age of thirty in your ads. Get real. Anyway, while I was visiting one of my new fashion websites Go Chic or Go Home, I saw some pictures that another user had uploaded and I was star struck! I have no idea who this lady is. I emailed the original poster of the images, but I have yet to hear back from her. She's probably some famous model or fashion designer, but I hope not. I hope she is just a regular person, just like me. This woman is over 70, and look how beautiful she is. I mean, if I was walking in a shopping mall and I saw this woman, I would turn around for a second look. She radiates pure beauty and style, and somehow, she is able to wear current trends with a 'normal body shape/weight', at her age, without looking silly or like she is 'trying too hard' to look young. How does she do it? If anyone recognizes this woman, or perhaps she might see this post herself, I really would love to get in touch with her.
In the first picture, I just love her trendy leopard print skirt and JEAN JACKET! To think, I was afraid what people would think if I wore a jean jacket at age fifty! She's definitely not afraid of what other people would think. And, I've always been afraid of leopard prints, I don't know why. Probably from seeing too many older ladies wearing bold animal prints all over their bodies and looking ridiculous. The most I've ever had the courage to wear in an animal print is by wearing a pair of leopard flats, a belt, or carrying a clutch. But I'm in love with this outfit. By keeping the print in only one area: the skirt (not wearing it from head to toe) and balancing the boldness of it with a white shirt and jean jacket, it is absolutely PERFECT. I love how she added a belt to her waist line to accentuate her waist and that she is wearing comfortable, yet still stylish shoes.Express the other day trying on a leather jacket (which are all the rage this fall if you didn't already know) and even though I loved the jacket, I didn't buy it because I thought it just wasn't me and I was too old for it. I kept picturing all the older Harley Davidson motorcycles chicks that ride through my country town and how silly I think they always look with their tats and leather jackets, and I didn't want to come across that way. But with her animal print scarf, her clutch, and fashionable jewelry and hair style, she looks beautiful in this jacket, and she has caused me to reconsider purchasing that jacket at Express.
Have a great day! Amy