Oh, be still all those clamourous Interwebz "advice" posts about what women over 40 or 50 or whatever should wear.
- Blouse - Vero Moda, thrifted; last seen here in June with crackle and pink
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; purchased here for $12.50
- Shoes - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) with DIY harem pants
- Sheer (the blouse)
- A mini skirt
- A metallic mini skirt
- A metallic leopard mini skirt
- Bare legs! With knees! Quickly, get me the smelling salts!
- An overtly punk belt
- Big clompin' heels
- Exposed toes! Old toes, hide the children!
Oh, and I have purple hair. And tattoos! Better lock me up before someone explodes from my awesome.
|"Um, bored now. Put me down, woman."|
|"Are you done yet? I feel a cuddle coming on."|
- Belt - gift from Ruth
- Ring - Soul Flower
- Earrings - Glee
And that's why we love ya! Who are these people who tell us what to wear anyway? Absolutely love this outfit, especially those shoes. Keep on killin' it!ReplyDelete
I know, right? Thanks, Karen! No one can tell me how to dress!Delete
Fabulous, Sheila - carry on wearing what the fuck you like!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Veronica, I will!Delete
haha yes I vigorously nodded my head at "before someone explodes from my awesome".ReplyDelete
When we wear what makes us happy we look and feel good and should continue to do so no matter what our age or what the 'rules' are.
You are so right, Mica! Age is irrelevant; it's all about how you feel in what you're wearing.Delete
And you LOOK like a million bucks! Quite like this outfit and quite like how you wear it! To heck with those who think they dictate the "shoulds" and "should nots" of style, regardless of age. Fact is, as my very wise and much-younger-than-me daughter-in-law has said, if you feel good about how you look then it will radiate and others will think you look good, as well.ReplyDelete
Also, I don't comment all that often, but I read your blog religiously (via email) and thoroughly enjoy your style sense. Yup, I've said that before, but it bears repeating. :-) Plus I have some cool outfits in my closet for when school resumes. Funny how during the summer I am quite content to go with relaxed shorts, variety of tees (from slouchy to dressy) and occasional sun dresses. But get me back into teacher-mode and I have come to appreciate putting together coordinated and increasingly more colorful and funky outfits. Good for me, good for the kids; win-win for all!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Laurie, for taking the time to write. Confidence is the best thing you can wear, no matter what age, size or any other criteria.Delete
I am thrilled that you're wearing colourful, funky outfits! It's teachers and other adults like you who show kids how to be themselves, and how to express themselves through their clothing. It takes courage. Rock on, Laurie!
Hahahah, you have every right to feel like a million bucks !ReplyDelete
and I totally giggled at "wearing whatever the fuck... " I DGAF today.
IDGAF either, Lorena! Thank you!Delete
Adore this outfit on you, best ever! I have to say on the days when I am overwhelmed with emails and dump them without opening, I never do that to Ephemera <3ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for dropping me a line, Mary! I really appreciate you reading.Delete
Love this post Sheila, and the swear alert :-)ReplyDelete
Lol, I hardly ever swear (on the blog anyway, real life is a whole 'nother matter!), so I don't want to offend anyone! Thank you, Sue!Delete
What's wrong with these people, don't they have something better to do with their time? I always imagine these bitter, old hags who resent anyone having a good time. Only maybe they ain't old. Anway, the whole kaboodle is awesome and you had every right to feel amazing. Rock on Sheila xReplyDelete
I know! And it's not like they're showing themselves and their outfits in these posts, either! Some people have too much time on their hands, eh? Thank you, Ms. Anna!Delete
You look incredible! Screw those what not to wear people. They enjoy hating fun.ReplyDelete
I know, what a bunch of prescriptivists! Thank you, sweetie!Delete
LOL! Love your attitude! You look incredible, too! Why should you give a flying fuck when you look so good in all of these pieces??ReplyDelete
Sheila, I just found your blog - it's wonderful and you are an inspiration! (I have in my closet a collection of things I love but never had the courage to wear - well, you have inspired me!) I WILL WEAR THE WONDERFUL PIECES I HAVE COLLECTED regardless of what others may think!!! Thank you so much! CarolReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Carol! Aw, I am so touched that I've inspired you - wear those pieces with confidence, my dear!Delete
Hear, hear! I'm with you entirely and think that how happy/confident/comfortable one feels in their attire trumps any so-called fashion rule massively.ReplyDelete
xoxo ♥ Jessica
It's so much more about pleasing ourselves, and not worrying so much about what others think! Thank you!Delete