If you have been on Instagram lately, you might have noticed some unusual photographs. It all started with THIS POST on Rant Chic. In this post the author lists 24 things women should stop wearing after the age of THIRTY. Well, you can just imagine the controversy and outrage a post like this stirs up. Most readers think the list is ridiculous. And I agree. And some people think the list is meant to just stir up controversy and get women all worked up, providing lots of 'hits' to this page. I agree with that too. But for me personally, it was just another endless post or statement of someone telling me what I should or should not wear, and I didn't like it.
So, when I read that Catherine, from Not Dressed As Lamb, was conducting a playful little social media game to show what women over thirty think of being told what not to wear, I decided to play along. You can read all the details HERE, but basically you just wear something that's on the list (that your told not to wear if your over thirty), take a picture of yourself wearing the item, and hashtag it #IwillwearwhatIlike, on whatever social media you use. Since I use Instagram, I've been posting there.
The social media game started August 1 and runs everyday until August 31.
On August 2nd, the item we weren't suppose to wear was graphic T-shirts. So this is what I posted:
And I paired the shirt with another no-no for women over-a-certain-age: cutoffs! Sorry fashion gods, but I have lived in cutoffs every summer for my entire life, and I think I will probably even be wearing them when I'm in my nineties!
Today is Candy Pink, so this I put on a candy pink lace top. You can't get more girly than this!
Now, if you want to play along with us, and I really hope you will, here is the list.
If you don't have everything on this list, and I certainly don't, then just don't play that day. And you don't have to wear the items in order either.
I will be doing the list in order (if I have the item), and posting here and on Instagram. I'm really having a lot of fun with this. I like seeing what all the other ladies are posting on Instagram too. It's fun seeing women coming together in social media and standing up for what they believe in, in a humorous and playful way.
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