On a recent Saturday afternoon, I was shopping at my local department store. When out of the corner of my eye, I saw something sparkly hanging on the wall. Turns out it was a jean jacket style jacket with sequins? What? When have I ever worn sequins on a jacket? Where in the world would I wear something like that? I had a flashback of a senior citizen I saw in Vegas with sequins and sparkles head to toe. What’s happening to me???
Lately when I’m looking at the Sunday paper coupon section, I’m looking closer at that the ads geared toward seniors. You know the ones I’m talking about, Velcro slippers, memory foam anything.
While I’ve never been a slave to fashion, I think I usually look pretty good. I’ll never wear anything that makes me look stupid (I hope not anyway). I was ecstatic when boot cut jeans came back in style. I was never a fan of “mom” jeans. I wore them only because that’s what was available. Some women still wear them, and god bless em’, but not me.
I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older that comfort is at the top of my fashion list. I’m all about comfort, but I draw the line at elastic waist pants. Really! I’m 55, I think back to when my mother was 55, she was quite the stylish gal. I remember her vast collection of polyester pants. You may remember them; they had the front crease sewn down the front. She must have had 20 different colors, with matching hideous blouses; it was the 70’s after all. I vowed then and there I would never wear old lady clothes, even when I was an old lady.
I’ve heard 50 is the new 30? Is it really? Or was that just the voices in my head? I take care of myself and take pride in my appearance. I’m not trying to look like I’m 20. No one will ever mistake me for one of the “Real Housewives of anything”, and I’m fine with that. It’s sad when I see young women who look like they have given up on their appearance. You only have one life, why not look the very best you can.