Did you catch the lively discussion we had on my Facebook page last week? We chat about style, beauty, and life in general. That particular discussion affected how I got dressed yesterday. I shared a story I’d found on the web and wondered what my readers thought. They were as annoyed as I was. The article is called “The 10 Fashion Mistakes Making You Look Older Than You Are”. Titles like that always intrigue me but here’s the thing – the author looks about 30 and her theories are way off base.
Why do young women think they know how we should dress? I’m a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their opinion but please don’t dictate what I should wear until you get some experience under your belt and even then…
She was down on eyeliner, chunky jewelry, and brooches. I wear them all the time so feeling inspired, I darkened my eyeliner and pinned on a chunky brooch before we headed out to do some Christmas shopping. I don’t think they made me look older.
We drove to Nevada City which has tons of charm and cute little shops. Our first stop was a funky used bookstore. It was quirky, charming and filled with books that aren’t found at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. We got some great ones for my grandson which I know he’s never seen.
After 20 minutes I dropped my jacket back in the car – shopping can be aerobic – and transferred my brooch to the scarf. I still didn’t feel older.
Red and green plaid with a snowflake brooch felt particularly festive and perfect for this time of year.
I wore flat booties which are perfect for the uneven sidewalks and kept my feet comfy. Nevada City is dog-friendly but that means you need to look down as you’re walking because some dog owners aren’t as diligent as they should be.
I added a small touch of leopard for some pattern mixing and a pop of red lipstick. I didn’t see anyone else wearing a brooch, nor did I feel older wearing mine. It’s all how you style things, ladies so mix things up and have fun.
Do you wear brooches?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day.