Some say, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” Some say, “History repeats itself.” I say the truth is somewhere in the middle, actually. Today, I am reminiscing about my year in style with a roundup of my very favorite looks… the ones that made me smile. Plus, some thoughts about what my most favorite, fashionable ensembles have taught me about style after 50 and feeling confident at every age.
Love your body!
I am proud of my body. Are you proud of yours? I hope that you are. If you are not, I hope you’re on the road to loving the body you are in.
My body has done me well. It has given birth to my beautiful children, who have created my adored grandchildren, or, as I call them, my “grands.” It has battled cancer several times and won. I have used it to show love and I have used it stand tall.
I love my body. Do you love yours?
And so, I noticed as I reviewed my favorite looks from this year, I tend to pick pieces that are flattering, sophisticated, and while certainly not revealing, they are body-conscious. They hug my body — which seems only fair… after all, it is loved.
I do believe that a well-tailored, body-conscious outfit can be one of the most flattering items that a woman of any age can wear. What say you?
Take (style) risks!
I’m not exactly conservative when it comes to fashion. I take calculated risks because I know who I am and I know who I want to be. I can have a little fun and think outside the box when it comes to style. Do you enjoy the adventure of fashion, too?
When it comes to style outside of the box, sometimes I stumble, typically I soar.
This feminine tuxedo, above, felt a little risky, but it turned out to be one of my favorite ensembles. As many of you know, it is by Giorgio Armani, a man whose clothing is the epitome of sexy and sophisticated.
And I believe, dear readers, that this chic little tuxedo of mine proves that one doesn’t need to show skin to be sexy!
Speaking of which, some days I feel downright sexy. Do you?
Fill your life – and style – with color!
As I often say, I walk on the sunny side of the street! After all, this is the side where flowers grow… and I don’t mean wallflowers!
As I look at the outfits I felt most beautiful in over the last year, color is a recurring theme. From the cheerful stripes on this colorful cape, pictured above, to the boldness of my signature lip color, I don’t shy away from vibrancy. Do you?
The clothes may not make the woman, but they certainly can make an impact on how we feel about ourselves.
I think that one of the reasons that I embrace color is that it’s a choice that reflects who I am on any given day. From fiery scarlet to cool charcoal, I’m no one color, I’m a complicated kaleidoscope of hues.
My favorite looks of 2017 illustrate who I am and who I am becoming in 2018. I am growing, changing, experimenting and doing it all with happiness, confidence and kindness.
What does 2018 have in store for you and what will you wear to this party we call life?
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