Welcome to the new First Friday event for women over fifty. Pamela Lutrell of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I will bring you, all the amazing women over fifty, our best style guide to kick off a new month. It’s all about confidence, ladies, so look for us on the First Friday to bring you our best style tip for a month of great, head-turning style.
We drag it with us everywhere and reach into it multiple times a day. It holds all our important stuff and makes a huge statement about our style. It’s our purse. May is the perfect time to switch out or update your handbag.
I’m not sure how old I was when I started using a handbag but I still remember the one I carried during high school. It was tan leather and matched my Frye boots 🙂 Back in my college years, I remember changing my handbag every day, to match my outfit. Apparently I had time between studies to worry about that.
I don’t buy handbags often and keep them for many years. I still have and use ones I purchased 40 years ago! They’ve become vintage along with me.
My philosophy has always been to invest in unique fabrications, shapes or details, but stay as close to classic as possible. That ensures my bags will be wearable 40 years after I buy them.
I have my eye on the new saddlebag shapes this spring. I prefer not to wear them as a cross-body but love being able to, when I want to be hands free. I love using a clutch that I can toss into a tote for daytime when I need to carry more.
Check your closets, see what looks new again for you. Remember your cobbler can work miracles on scuffs and scratches. I’ve had many bags brought back from shabby by my shoe repair man.
Now lets pop over to Pam at Over 50 Feeling 40 and see what her May style tip is.
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