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Old 02-20-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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LOL...I love the advice to stop wearing holiday theme clothes! Every time I trek to the senior center or around town I see old ladies wearing sweatshirts embroidered or stamped with Christmas trees or holly (sometimes with sparkles!), Easter lilies, summer flowers, sailboats, autumn leaves, turkeys, and Christmas.... I wouldn't be caught dead wearing something like that (along with the elastic-waist pants), even though I AM old!

Oh, crap, no more ugly Christmas sweater?
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Oh, crap, no more ugly Christmas sweater?
Well, we seniors could make a national movement of it...holiday sweaters and t-shirts year-round, just to make the public sit up and take notice of boomer tour de force. (Though I don't associate this stuff with boomers, lol.)
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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One thing that seems popular around here on a certain kind of older woman is shawl-like tops, long gauzy tops over baggy gauzy skirts or pants (giving a tent-like feeling) with large bobbly necklaces from some other culture. I'd prefer to see an old-fashioned tailored dress from the 50s, actually. I have no clue what I look good in, but I refuse to wear baggy.
lol

I refuse to wear anything but baggy. It's comfortable. I'm comfortable. I used to love palazzo pants (I think that's what they were called-almost looked like a skirt).
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Oh haven't thought of palazzo pants in decades. Used to wear them all the time. we should bring them back.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:28 AM
 
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i still have my leisure suits . did they go out of style yet ? ha ha ha
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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i still have my leisure suits . did they go out of style yet ? ha ha ha
I think they're still wearing them in Vegas.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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maybe in addition to cost of living, climate and medical facilities, local fashion should also be considered when deciding on where to retire.





just a thought.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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DH and I both live pretty much in tear-offs and T-shirts. One day on one camping trip, we happened to be wearing the same color tear-offs and same color T-shirts.

I walked over to use the 'facilities', and some camper was half-undressed washing up at a sink. I didn't really need the facilities and figured she'd appreciate the privacy, so I left. A while later, I saw that the park host was talking at some length with DH. He's much more sociable than I am, so I didn't think anything about it. He later reported that the park host told him that a camper had complained about a man lurking around the womens' 'facilities'.

Now, we're both tall and slim. I happened to have had my hair tied back. I'm sure it was me that she noticed, and the description just so happened to apply to both of us.
That's funny and I can see how it could happen. The people I see most are dressed in khaki pants and matching shirts/tee shirts.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:14 AM
 
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now that i am 62 when do i get my white belt and shoes ? does that get delivered when my first ss check comes automatically ?

i bet my spandex biking shorts would look so cool with that belt and shoes. i wonder if i can put my bike cleates on them.
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