Hello! For this week's Fashion Over Fifty post, I want to show you a cute quilted blush jacket I bought from Charming Charlies this past November. Awhile back in THIS POST, I discussed how older women like myself can fall into the habit of wearing two top garments; usually a cardigan and blouse, or a button down shirt and a t shirt. I called it 'the double shirt trick' in that post and explained that the reason most of us do that is to try and hide our ever expanding midsections. Well, recently I was in a Dress Barn, which is known as an older women's fashion store, and I noticed how many different styles of short jackets they had and how attractive they were. I thought to myself that it was a trendier, more fashionable way to camouflage those love handles and back fat, than the traditional 'two top garments' style. Now I didn't buy any new jackets from Dress Barn that day, because I already own many different styles of short jackets, but I did keep the idea in my head for future reference.
And here I am, wearing one of my short jackets. It was a bitter cold day, as most days have been this winter, so I wore this jacket inside and was never too warm. I wore it with eggplant skinny jeans, tall dark boots, a tan button down shirt, and a scarf.
One of the interesting things I've been discovering in having my photograph taken wearing different outfits, is that it helps me see my outfits from a different perspective other than my reflection in a mirror. The first thing I noticed about me wearing this jacket in the photograph, was that the color blush doesn't look good on me. I did not notice that when I stood in front of a mirror. Now it may just be the photo, or perhaps the red wall behind me is playing tricks with the camera lens, but I do feel the color makes me look washed out. I don't think that I will buy any more clothes in this color; unless it's a garment that is not worn near my face. It does break my heart to say that, because I really love this new fashion color.
Have a great day! Amy