Friday, July 28, 2017

On Getting Dressed Daily

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. - Coco Chanel

Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress on their days off that is most intriguing. - Alexander Wang.

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  1. I agree! I try very hard to look nice even when running mundane errands. As I'm newly retired maintaining this has been a challenge. For me putting on fun, jazzy earrings which I do every day, helps me think about my entire outfit.

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    1. I hear about the shift to retirement dressing a lot. I just finished reading Change Your Clothes Change Your Life and I think the author needs to write one about how when your life changes, you have to change your clothes in a way that works. We don't all work in a New York high rise.

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  2. Since I am now semi-retired, I am not as focused on what I am wearing (and I should be--even if it's just slacks and a top. Gives me something to consider.

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    1. I'm finding that being semi-retired gives me more room for self expression and I'm enjoying that but I'm also having to learn how to lean into it.

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  3. An incident that sticks in my mind. I was at a well known sheep and wool festival, in front of me, a woman had created the most beautiful, intricate shawl, colors and everything was just stunning. With it, she wore a pair of semi grungy sweatpants and faded tshirt with some saying emblazoned on the front. I thought, how sad, you had such a chance to shine, and yet.......

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    1. Exactly. I have a friend whose favourite medium is fashion and her outfit is her canvas. All the parts and pieces go together so beautifully. She inspires me.

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  4. Don't forget this one...." You only have one chance to make a first impression". There is no reason to wear too tight slogan tees with dirty sweatpants. For the same money you can buy a nice well fitting knit top and leggings or joggers or even stretch denim jeans for comfort. I am appalled when I see young women in pajamas and slippers at the grocery store. My goodness, if you can't be bothered to get dressed how will you ever get a good job? I am disabled and honestly I try to dress better now than when I was younger. Maybe its because I don't get out much anymore and I love fashion so I still see myself some great new outfits or remake thrift shop finds into great tunics. I even make jewelry from old tie dye tee shirts! It makes me feel better when I look better. Im even wearing drop crotch pants and love them (my own design). I don't think I would have worn them when I was younger. At 62 its a great time to experiment.....you might find a style you really love!

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    1. I do think one has to try harder as we age. My slim daughters aged 39 and 42 look adorable in fitted tees and slim jeans while I would look quite shabby in similar attire. I admire you and your quest to try new styles while keeping them age appropriate. Karen

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    2. I'm at that age when an outfit can look fabulous on an older or on a younger woman but on me it's not working. What I like about aging is the freedom of dressing in a truly authentic way. I try to experiment like you're saying Charlotte and to try new styles I wouldn't have before. They don't all work but occasionally I find a new favourite.

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  5. I am very pleased to have found your blog. I appreciate your creativity and analytic approach. Trying to do the same with my knitting design.

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    1. Thank you. Good luck with your design work.

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