and Lisa, at AmidPrivilege complements that post with her look at (In)Visibility at a Certain Age--she actually stipulates 50+, postulating different iterations of what that might look like.
The conversations that have built around the two posts are lively and interesting, fun to read through for a variety of perspectives.
This has been a week of hunkering down (since Friday, I have only left the house to run or walk around our little island), but I have a few photos from the previous week or two.
Some of these photos show the camera's brutally imposed honesty. Breaking up a column of colour turns out not to be such a good idea, below. . . .
Those runner's legs are short legs, aren't they?!
And although that cardi did make me warmer, cozier (it's cashmere!), it seems to fight a bit here with the rest of its cloth companions, doesn't it?
another outfit featuring them, quite a different one). Don't you love pulling out those wardrobe items you've put considerable mileage on and affirming the consistency of your own style after a few years?
And one more outfit, if you don't mind, just so that I can clean out my files. . . .
I suppose this is the most Visible of these three outfits, but it is still very Comfortable to wear. The leather Banana Republic skirt is not everyone's choice for a 60+ woman,
I like its flounce and pounced (sorry, that rhyme caught me) when I spotted it just before Christmas -- I've been looking for a leather pencil skirt for some time. I had a faux leather one I loved, but seem to have outgrown, thanks to WW. So this purchase was easily justified as wardrobe replacement/rebuilding. I know, this skirt isn't pencil, is it? Whoops!
Top Outfit: Equipment silk shirt (and yes, you can hand-wash it -- I did!); charcoal Bompard v-neck sweater, black waxed J-Brand jeans; Ink boots bought in St. Germain, Paris, 2 or 3 years ago
Middle Outfit: J Crew camel-appliqué sweater bought on sale (yay!) before Christmas; Anthropologie skinny jeans (Piloro and the Letterpress!).
Although my rather ill-composed photos, even snapped on the fly, slow me down a bit on my way out the door in the morning, it's fun (albeit occasionally disconcerting, sometimes horrifying) to have them to reflect on. I'm currently aware of my style having shifted its expression slightly over the last year or two, and through the photographs, I can discern a coalescence. Not sure I could distill it into three magic style-defining words. Sue recently suggested I was sporting Utilitarian Chic in a recent post, and I admit to some resonance with that -- if I could somehow throw in Whimsy or Romantic or hmmm, Evocative, or something equally contradictory without blowing the whole project to bits, I'd be happy. . . Actually, looking at these photos, I realize that I've kept to a slightly sterner silhouette than I might usually -- probably in response to the weather which has demanded practicality. . .
What about you? Have you been following this larger conversation at all? Or do you prefer to save your energies for making Nutella Crepes? (that was a wild card -- just to keep you on your toes!)