I wore this outfit last Saturday as just my “bumming around on a Saturday” outfit. It’s comfy yet stylish. I think we went to the pet store and grocery store. Big day. Because I’m fun like that.
Plum Charlie dress from Matilda Jane Clothing
Brown Clarissa leggings from Matilda Jane Clothing
Brown shoes from Indigo by Clarks
Brown wrap sweater from Athleta
Turquoise drop earrings from Stella & Dot
While at the grocery store a lovely young women approached me from behind and said my kids were beautiful. I thanked her and as I made eye contact with her, her look changed a bit and she asked if I minded if she asked how old I was. I told her not at all – that I would never be embarrassed by my age… and I told her that I would be turning 43 in a couple of months. (strange to round-up, yes?) I also checked my hair as I know my gray is a bit crazy right now and I need some color.
She replied that I was older than her mother and that she sure hope she looked like me when she was “my age” and would still wear fun clothing.
I guess I will take that as a compliment – even when it does have the tag line “at your age” at the end. I’ll assume she didn’t think I was dressed too youthful and maybe she thought I was too young to have children? I’m sure that was it.
I’ll take anything these days. Gray hair and all.
But it made me wonder – are there things you will not wear now because of your age? A certain heel height? A length of skirt? Sleeveless tops? Pony tails? Or do you think there are looks that just should not be worn by a woman of a certain age?
I draw the line at flowers in my hair. Such a bad look for me..at my age. I also have retired my bikinis. What won’t you wear because of your age?
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