Friday, 26 July 2013

Rules are made to be broken

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

Go forth Bloggers and have a fabulous rule breaking weekend!!


Misfits Vintage said...

Amen sistah! Fuck rules, fuck mentalpause and hell, yeah for awesomeness! And I mean that with love, of course.

You look gorgeous - nobody can layer like you, Sue.

Sarah xxx

Helga! said...

Most excellent quote!
Yeah, feck the stupaid arse rules! I'm keeping my hair long....
I was getting some power surges, but they seem to have settled...just in the early stages, I think.
Great outfit, the pendant is right up my alley, and I'm gagging for that cardi! layering is tricky, I can sometimes do it, bit often I just mess it up! You have conquered!

Kay said...

Well said Sue.. the last thing you need to survive menopause is rules!