Ageless fashion

Suede lace up block heel Pumps

Here it is the last day of August and I’m not ready for the end of summer or the end of wearing sandals and dare I say it, flip flops too! I know there will still be plenty of warm weather to go but it never ceases to get to me when I’m dressed for one season but the stores have all things out for the next season.  In this case it’s these pumps by Aquazzura.  I wasn’t exactly feeling the block heel trend initially and then I hurt my knee jogging and higher heels had to be put on the back burner for awhile 😦

I tried these on at the store and fell in love with them but besides the price ($725.00) I can’t purchase anything fall/winter when I’m still running the air conditioner because it’s so hot and humid outside.  Maybe around October if I save my pennies I might get them.

 

Until next time ♥

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Casual in his button down, shorts and loafers

Afternoon late lunch with the hubs at our favorite seafood place in Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Fish Market.  I was in a be comfortable mood but not as casual as denim and a tee so I put on these Bermuda shorts and a mans white button down with some white patent leather loafers.  Besides this thing I have for pockets in everything 😉 I love white button downs and let me tell you, you can get a sharp name brand shirt in the men’s department at Marshall’s or TJMaxx for less than what you would pay for a woman’s button down at almost any store.  Case in point, I got this crisp white shirt for $14.99!

By the way, we had mussels and ginger crusted salmon for our lunch with salads and a key lime pie for dessert.  Yumminess!

 

Until next time ♥

 

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Shirt – Men’s department at Marshall’s Van Heusen

Shorts – Banana Republic here , here or similar here

Shoes – Cole Haan old pair mine try here

Purse – Old crossbody of mine from Fossil

Gorgeous in Grey – Sexy in Silver

Since the dawn of discovering how to do it, women and men have been coloring their hair.  A trend I’ve been observing recently is young women coloring their hair grey deliberately.  This interested me because of the long association grey hair has had with being old; the granny look.  It had been much more acceptable, and may still be, for men to go grey.  The old wise man or sexy silver hunk image has been out there for a long time but then hair coloring for men became more acceptable and downright in vogue switching up that game.  How many of us at one time thought that going grey equaled that’s it I’m old or had friends and family “suggest” we color our hair to take years off our appearance?

I have fought the fight for many years as my hair strove to follow what my genes were dictating, those grey hairs popping up like dandelions in a well groomed lawn.  I’ve been coloring my hair for many years now and if I added up the cost – we won’t even calculate the time involved – of all of those DIY boxes and salon visits I could probably pay for a small house or at least a pretty nice new car.  I may be embellishing a bit there…maybe.  While some believe that there is a correlation between hair dye and serious health issues I do know that you can be allergic to hair color and that is a problem I’ve dealt with.  I’ve suffered itching and burning, taking Benadryl for the discomfort and even pouring milk on my scalp to soothe the irritation from some coloring sessions.  The struggle was too real!

Eventually I found one color at a professional salon that didn’t make me want to snatch my edges.  But alas, even that gave me some occasional mild itching and all for $70.00 every six weeks!  So when I started to look harder at the younger women coloring their hair grey, the growth of women I admired sporting their silver locks and finally me being so taken by this woman’s white streaks in her hair in the checkout line at H&M that I had to stop and compliment her – she told me how freeing it was – I decided to take the plunge.  Away with thee hair coloring!  I’m still getting used to the idea of becoming a “silver fox” and this growing out period is a pain in the ass but it is a work in progress and hopefully I will see it through to the very end.  I will be fortunate if I take after my parents because both of them had beautiful white hair.

So, does grey hair make you look old?  Should you not have long hair if it is grey? Any other stereotypes about grey hair you want to toss into the mix here?  Perception of age is in the eye of the beholder and how one feels anyway.  You do you!  Cheer me on with my hair journey and hopefully I stay the course.  Now tell me, will you/have you let nature take its course (or took the dye it grey plunge) or will they have to pry that box of hair color from your cold dead hands?

 

Until next time ♥

 

Here are some gorgeous celebrity silver foxes that we all know.

           

 

And here are some silver and going silver ladies from the blogging world.

 

https://catseatdogsmakesandbakes.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/img_5399.jpg?w=203&h=270  Clare at CatsEatDogs who lives in my old home town 🙂

  Pamela at Still Dating My Spouse

 

  Ty Alexander at Gorgeous in Grey

Mimi at Unlikely Martha

 

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And of course, yours truly.

Sweater Girl

A cardigan can do more than just go over something else you are wearing.  I didn’t want to wear the ubiquitous white shirt again with this full skirt and sling backs (another pair of easy to walk in Louboutins) so the idea that I had seen before to use a cardigan as a shirt instead came to mind.  This look is perfect for the office especially if you work in one of those oh so cold refrigerated ones  or any time you want to mix up your look some.  One slight problem, if you are the least bit busty you may fall prey to the dreaded ‘gap’ between buttons; it happens, shirts too.  Safety pin to the rescue, wear a cami underneath or if you are feeling daring, unbutton one more button!  And remember, you can always do this look with the cardigan untucked or worn traditionally.

I revert to such a kid when wearing any dress or skirt I can twirl in like this one, hence the one pose.  Hey! fashion can be fun too 😉

Until next time♥

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Cardigan Sweater – J Crew Factory 100% cotton here  similar here

Hugo Boss Full Skirt – Old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Slingbacks – Old mine similar here and here