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Old 02-17-2015, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Not sure if anyone read the article. It's really not about clothing/fashion. It's about attitudes.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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If one chastises another for going off topic, should they then further derail by adding to the off topic ?..........
Ah, my favorite stalker is back at it, making sure I don't feel lonely out here!
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I wear skinny jeans - love them. I am thin so I hope I don't look tacky.
I'm just the opposite. I'm small and thin and don't need to accentuate that. I wear boot cut jeans. My problem with clothes is that I can't find 'adult' clothes to fit me. I have to buy my pants, especially, in the girls section. I see so many clothes at work that I really like but size wise they just don't fit. I can buy tops in the Junior dept. that look pretty good. I am in the process of cleaning out my closet these days and I've got a LOT to get rid of that will never fit again. Not sure they fit all that well to begin with.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Actually these look good on all women but mature women seem to carry it off best. This is not a fashion article. Be sure to look at the pictures at the end. I first posted this in fashion forum but think retirement age women would appreciate it even more.

What Not to Wear After Age 50: The Final Say*|*Michelle Combs
I used to be "guilty" of some of those things listed in the article. Mostly the "rose colored glasses" thing. All my life I've been a most positive person, always looking for the bright side and thinking of how things "should" be. Problem is OTHER people somehow managed to sneak in there and 'ruin' it for me. lol

As for the fashion pics included...I could never in a million years carry any of those off. They are just not 'me'.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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Nothing screams 'I gave up' like elastic waist pants and a bowl-cut bob. Throw in white sneakers and alrighty!
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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The style I am moving more and more to is "Lagenlook" - layered fashions.

Some of the women in that article are sporting the look.

This is nice website that describes what the look is about . . . and if you look at their various departments, you will find clothing that would create a nice lagenlook wardrobe.

I am looking forward to pulling out my sewing machine this summer and making some of these items!

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Old 02-17-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Not sure if anyone read the article. It's really not about clothing/fashion. It's about attitudes.
EXACTLY....and why I posted the article. Seems like many just look at pictures and don't read content.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I check every so often to make sure I haven't made it there.

I've told my children that if I ever end up in a nursing home to simply supply me with scrubs. They can be bought to mix and match so I'm never dressed in garish color combinations, and there are cute patterns available.
LOL, but they may get you mixed up with the folks working there!
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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EXACTLY....and why I posted the article. Seems like many just look at pictures and don't read content.

Yes, it is about attitude and feeling good about yourself . . . and confident in your own style.

I would say that women who have always felt confident will continue feeling confident - whatever their style may evolve to but those who have never felt they had their own style . . . they may be the ones with difficulty deciding how to best present themselves to the world.

The other thing is . . . comfort. Many of us opt for a more comfortable fashion sense as we get older.

I used to say I wouldn't be caught in a pair of shoes with lower than a 2 1/2 in" heel (except for ballerina shoes, of course) . . . and these days, I have fascitis so . . . I cringe when I know I have to put on anything without a comfy sole, lol.

So one's attitude is everything . . . except when the desire to dress a particular way collides with physical issues. Then, it is up to us to figure out what works within those parameters.

I thought the author was being somewhat facetious and finding a humorous way to discuss fashion as well as personal beliefs and attitude. I didn't think it was all that amusing, though. I thought some of the things were kind of mean spirited -- and pointed to the author having a rather angry attitude about her own life.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Well, the article did come across as a bit ticked off, although mostly it came off as a bit of a rage against "them" telling everyone else what they are supposed to wear.

I'm not sure about the "no-no" on seasonal clothing, though. I think there should be an exception made for really tacky seasonal stuff. That's the whole point of many Christmas sweaters, isn't it?
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