Age Rules! or rules?

Hey everybody! Oh my goodness it’s Wednesday, halfway through my work week.

I got my roots dyed Monday evening and have been thinking a lot about hair, age, and fashion. When I was 45, I saw this book about women my age and fashion/makeup. I thought to myself “I need to figure out how to dress now that I’m getting older”, I know crazy thinking right? I’ve finally figured that out, thank goodness. So I’m not gonna throw this author under the bus, but there are some rules in his book that I thought were true for awhile.

One is “Long hair on an older face looks insecure, not confident, not sexy” and “As women age, most will look better with shorter hair”?? Really?? Says who?? I have a beautiful mother and she has the most amazing gorgeous long hair and I told her about the book I found. We both agreed that her hair is amazing and beautiful and why would she cut her hair? (I attach a picture of my beautiful mother below) That’s crazy talk, although I never considered long hair for me. I’ve had short hair most of my adult life (so far) and hadn’t taken the time to grow it out.

Over the last two years I have been growing my hair with a little bit of help with Halo (an extension that fits over my head) due to thyroid disease I go through stages of hair thinning, so the extension helps. As I’ve been doing this, I thought to myself: why did I listen to someone else telling me how I should look? Why does it matter to someone I haven’t even met (I’m directing this at the book author specifically, media in general toward women of my age and older). Why does my age mean I can’t wear clothes, shoes, or my hair a certain way? Why does someone else decide what is age appropriate for me? (I’ve always been kind of a rebel).

Another rule of this book is that women over 50 should not wear dark makeup. Now the models in his book looked as if they were made up like clowns; their makeup was dark, garish, and very unflattering but what if a woman were to still wear makeup artfully applied but it’s dark or silver or purple? Who’s to say that’s wrong or she can’t be herself? These are some questions I’m asking myself. Deep dark lipstick tones are very trendy right now and I love one particular #UrbanDecay CONSPIRACY…oh my gosh it’s beautiful but seriously dark and I feel real risky wearing it but I love it! So I will continue to wear my dark lipstick when I want! Boom!

Today was a cold rainy day and I finally got the chance to take more risks! I finally wore my velvet blue duster! You might have heard me say that velvet is a big trend and it’s seriously so soft that it makes my day better just wearing it. I’ve been waiting forever to wear duster #NordstromRack along with my #express peach jeans and ruffle floral #jcpenney top! I added my studded #shoedazzle boots and boy am I having fun! Guys I even wore this to work and my clients reported that my duster looks like my “wizard coat”! Isn’t that the most amazing comment?!!

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