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When I first saw the topic for the month, the image that came to my mind was my grandma at my age. Everyday she would get up, put on her corset, her hose, dress, shoes, jewelry and make up. Thank goodness, “we’ve come a long way, baby!”

No longer are there “age appropriate” clothes. I love to wear all the latest styles and look chic. Before I retired I wore business suits and heels. It is so freeing now to wear comfortable and chic.

My message to everyone today is to wear what you want when you want it!!!!

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I think we dress according to the “seasons” of our lives. What we got away with when young is no longer either appropriate nor flattering. When very young I followed the latest fashion, trying everything but I always had ” my own style”. Now that style is very much dictated by what it looks like on and not whatever is the latest fad. I’ve seen too many women of “a certain age” look grotesque by wearing too much make-up (emphasizes the wrinkles) and clothes not suited to them. Don’t worry about “what is in” but what looks good and makes you feel good. You’ll feel more confident and far more attractive. Excesses are aging.

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When I was growing up in the mid-thirties, forties and early fifties, my mother wore orthopedic, oxford heels with socks, and I wanted her to look glamorous like the lady around the corner who dressed beautifully but did walk oddly, leaning back as she walked.  In my mind, this woman had perfect posture; however, she was probably suffering in her old age, as is her daughter who has that same walk.

Today and for eight of the past eleven weeks, due to a broken foot,  I have to wear a boot that goes up to my knee and wraps around my leg and foot.  I have slept with the boot, and my husband.  Now, while I am inside my condo, the boot is off and has been replaced with a sturdy pair of sneakers that look like they could fit on either foot. They are very comfortable, but I wish I could wear my mother’s orthopaedic heels instead. I look like I’m wearing large duck shoes. (more…)

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That is an interesting question. When I was young and started a job in New York, I wore the latest and newest fashion – pant suits, which for the most part I sewed myself. I was called on the carpet for wearing them but I didn’t have money to buy a new wardrobe, and in my job I was in an office and never saw clients, so they let it pass. When I married, I taught school for a while, and the kids called me a hippie because I wore short brightly colored dresses or skirts and big jewelry, also the height of fashion at the time and also which were mostly made by me. Of course by the time I had kids, I stuck to whatever I could wash easily, mostly pants and shirts. (more…)

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