A new necklace started me re thinking what I should be wearing.
Some killer heels.... I bought on holiday in February....never worn yet! Do you buy thing you love but never wear?
I decided i needed to put more effort into dressing up and wear some of my nice clothes again, so i am going to do a bit more dressing up this winter or else I might as well send all my clothes to the Charity shop!
It took me a while to find 'my' shade of orange lol
Ever had your colours done?
So this will be the start to a new wardrobe, a new me......some old items and a few new key pieces to bring all the old items that still fit and I like together.
The biggest reason for this......
I caught a glimpse of my self the other day, still in my old comfortable nightie at lunch time!!!!!!!!
an old bag lady LOOKED BACK AT ME.....NOOOOOOO!
oh! boy was that and eye opener, I threw it in the bin immediately and started to think hard
about me, my age and what I've been wearing these days.
some old, some new, some made, some bought...but I will not be giving up on my self and lie around in boring but comfortable joggers and an old t-shirt
OR MY OLD NIGHTIE AGAIN..promise
What was I thinking?...I need a good kick up the bum going out dressed like this to a rock concert.
More colour needed....like my craft room lol...
I've cleaned all my silver jewellery too, so tarnished it was almost black....
SAD to say the least.
great post on orange and the older woman
great post on orange and the older woman
Wow! Killer heels indeed and a gorgeous colour! I just wear heels any more - forgotten how to walk in them ans squish my toes up!ReplyDelete
Well done for organizing yourself a revamped colourful wardrobe. I will be revamping mine with more interesting accessories! Love the head turban!
I think those colourful new beads got you in the mood for colour!
Hi ..thanks, last shop we went in on Madeira and in a sale only £8 a real bargain?Delete
Scarf, one of three from a shop on Lanzarote.
Loved it but nothing it went with now I have an outfit lol
Now I am feeling guilty sitting here reading this post in my pajamas, I love your bright style Sue and love those shoes.ReplyDelete
Lol...nice pj's ok.....my nightie was awful, PHIL said thank god for that when I told him I Had thrown it away, see that bad lolDelete
The shoes are gorgeous and believe me comfortable too.
Time marches on and one day we all find ourselves in front of the mirror....when did we give up being a bit stylish for baggy clothes of comfort? I am sitting now in my nightgown and sadly I love it!!!!!!! I have to get dressed and spend my Labor Day holiday mowing grass and sweating like a pig. At this point I am not trying to impress anyone, just trying to get a job done. Those heels are killer alright, my feet would be killing me and it has been years since I actually felt safe wearing shoes like that.....in my old age I find I worry more about broken hips. I probably couldn't walk in those to save my life......but, they are pretty. I have become more of a scarf girl now. Love them. And, while cleaning out my clothes closet I decided that the bigger size clothes were going out the door as I took control of my eating and lost the weight. I have a huge range of sizes in my collection from size 8 to 2X.....so you see, I have my work cut out for me.ReplyDelete
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)
Hi...oh tell me about it age weight gain thoughts of why bother, loss of confidence.....even depression I didn't realise I had, hot flushes (I carry a fan every where for that one) been there done that, got the t-shirt....but I think Sandra is right the rainbow necklace along with the nasty nightie has really made me think lolDelete
I have kept a couple of joggers for the hot sweaty jobs though, like tiling...my next DIY job lol.
Buy your self a bright something in a colour you love and wear it...I'm starting a splash of colour club hehe...want to join me?
Ps happy labour day, I only wear them to pose in really lol....or holding tight to Phil's arm lolDelete
I had a complete new hairdo last week because I was so fed up looking like an ageing hippie! I love it and don't regret getting my long hair cut a lot shorter because I really like the style. Just got to get new specs now but I will wait until January when I'll be 60 (yes, I'm THAT old!) then get 25% off at Specsavers!(my specs cost me hundreds of pounds so getting a quarter off will be a great saving). I love those heels but would never be able to wear them now without falling over and breaking my ankles! Loving your new look, Sue. That orange really suits you. (I remember last year when you were at the Status Quo concert you weren't feeling great about another birthday but obviously now you're embracing your age - which is just a number anyhoo - and you're looking marvellous). Keep up the good work.xReplyDelete
Hi...always does a girl good doesn't it?....a new hairdo works wonders.Delete
You might be right there been through the transiton, now 61 years 2months,1week and 4dyas took me long enough to accept but not give up lol.
Thanks not all oranges look OK on me though this is quite a red oragle and i love it, make me feel full of fun.
waiting for my bus pass now lol...didn't know about the 25% off glasses thanks
I love your new shoes and orange is a good colour on you.ReplyDelete
I've been there, where I caught a look at myself in the mirror and was greatly saddened. Now every day I put my face on and try to look smart but casual. It actually makes m feel better about myself. I just don't want to,see that person in the mirror again.
Hi Sally...thanks they are yummy shoes aren't they, i even put this outfit on to go to get milk fro ye super market last ight hehehe...Phil handed me the trolly and said..your using that as a zimmer aren't you? cheecky devil, with those heels on though he was right.....sssshhhh! heheheDelete
No we dont need the bad reflections looking us squarly in the eye do we?...was thiking silk pjs next purchase and some fluffy kitten heeled slippers? lol
I love those killer heels and what a great colour they are too!
I think the clothes we choose to wear and indeed the colours make such a difference to how old we look and affect how we feel.
Orange looks great on you but I can't wear it close to my face as I have red enhanced by L'Oreal these days of course ;-)
Hi Susie....thanks they really are quite comfortable too, lol.Delete
oh! for sure you not wront there, getting stuck with an old hairdo is the worst don't you think?....really dates us all.
I am a believer in you can wear all colours but you need the exact shade for you...may be you should try some shades of orange from the pales peach to dark red tone...you never know there might be one of them in there thats looks gorgeous on you..may be some orange gloves..i just bought some grey skin print walking shoes with orange laces...hehe they might work.
Hi Sue,What an inspiration you are!!!I am also feeling the age thing!!!But we DON'T have to LOOK the way we FEEL!!!I can look 10 years younger than what this old body really feels like with just a little bit of care!!!Hope many more women will be inspired to dress up a little!!!It's so worth it!!!Have a great day!!ReplyDelete
Hi..thanks Anna-Marie, you are so right, my motto now is if it doesn't make me feel fabulous then don't buy it, and all the clothes i have i am trying on and using the same thought.Delete
Nothing is getting though. lol
Hope so, a few fabulous accessories or splashes of colour make such a difference.
You too have a great day
Go for it girl - you are only young once!! love the orange. x JoReplyDelete
hi Jo..long tie no speak heheDelete
Thanks. I'm certainly loving this shade of orange on me, it makes me feel really good.
Greetings from Poland :)
Hi Sajuki..thanks i'm trying really hard.Delete
Hi Sue love ur blogs and crochet patterns. I have tried to get ur cream flower granny pattern through Ravelry, and am unable to access it. HELP!! LOL. ALSO DO YOU HAVE A PATTERN FOR THE CREAM FLOWER GRANNY RUG?? ThanksReplyDelete
Hi hope you enjoy the pattern and the pattern club tooDelete
That orange really does suit you and you look wonderful with your hair in that wonderful wrap. You are so right about wearing your loveliest clothes for ordinary life - don't you feel different when you do. I know I, (and I am a one for sloppy-joeing in my jeans and wellies too much) feel much more creative when I wear something I love and tweek my hair a bit!ReplyDelete
Thanks..taken a while to find the right shade of orange for me and the head scarves are fun.ReplyDelete
I think we al do, just don't have the energy to make the effort sometimes I suspect
Have fun with colour