I am seriously Menopausal at the moment and having numerous power surges so figuring out what to wear at the moment is proving a problem!! Hence my love affair with layering continuing.
My mother always said that a woman shouldn't have long hair after 30. Well tough titties at 51 I am in the throws of growing it long again!! Apparently you don't mix patterns with patterns. Another set of tough titties, I put animal with floral and stripes!! Show me the book that tells me how I should act and dress at 50+ and I will bring out another pair of tough titties, probably the biggest pair I can find!! Of late I have read a few blogs with woman expressing their feelings on how us gals of a certain age are "supposed" to be, and I am glad you are all rebelling. I am so happy that there is a world wide bunch of rule breakers out there in Bloggerland. You all inspire me to be "Me". When I was a teenager I always dressed opposite to everyone else, like if short skirts were in I wore long. When raincoats were uncool I wore a long granny one. I have no intention of behaving as expected any time soon either.
I don't even feel the need to be a perfect size either. Not even sure what a perfect size is, I suspect it is the size you are happy being. I am quite comfortable being me and dressing to please myself, in fact it is fun every morning picking out a combination. The other weekend my eldest sister asked if a top and a bag she had just bought matched. I told her it didn't matter and that I don't think anyone will look at her and think, OMG her bag doesn't match her top!! I don't have much that matches even in my house, like we don't have a lounge suite we have a huge couch and two very different chairs. My dinner set is a mix of two with lots of other colourful bits thrown in. So I am enjoying not being to obsessed with matching clothes. And I really don't mind what the average joe thinks because as the saying goes,
“Those who matter don't care, and those who care don't matter.”
― Dr. Seuss
― Dr. Seuss
Go forth Bloggers and have a fabulous rule breaking weekend!!