I hate to even admit it, but I am at that age. My girls out there know what I’m talking about. I had a discussion with my bestie the other day about this very topic. We spent over an hour discussing our assorted ass-aches. It was uplifting to know it wasn’t just me. I believe we also touched on the topic of winning the lottery and doing great things for others but making sure we saved enough money to have our “parts” lifted, tucked, tightened and tanned.
I don’t know about you, but I fight this “getting older” thing. It kinda sucks. It takes a lot longer to put myself together these days. Gone are the days where I could get up, run a brush through my hair, rinse my face with cool water and out the door I went.
Nowadays it takes much more time. And much more product. Layer upon layer of anti-aging products. Lift, tighten, reduce swelling, correct, cover. Ugh. And that’s just the face! There’s a whole other line of products for the hair and the rest of the body.
Then there are the style choices. This is a toughy for women our age. To be stylish and trendy, but not too trendy. Too trendy means you’re trying too hard. You must be just trendy enough. It’s a fine line.
That doesn’t mean we have to throw in the towel though. We just have to put in a
lot little more effort and give it a lot little more thought.
Personally, I’m a fan of the “Mom” jean. Low rise jeans are just not flattering on me. Does it mean I’m out of style? No. It just means I don’t want my rear end and my muffin top hanging out and I’m being courteous to my fellow human beings.
Gray hair on a man is sexy and distinguished (think George Clooney and Richard Gere) *drool. On a woman? Think, well no one, because 99% of celebrity women color it, Gray hair is rarely attractive on a woman. Don’t get me wrong, there are some gorgeous silver haired ladies. They are out there. I will not be one of them, however.
Fortunately, there are no rules for age-appropriate nail polish. All those fun Summer shades just make me happy. It’s all about picking the right color for your skin tone. If you’re an Autumn, stay an Autumn. Did you know that red nails are classic and sexy? Of course you did. But, the right red, that is. Bright reds with a hint of orange make your hands look lively, whereas blue-based reds bring out the veins in your hands and make them look older.
So ladies, take a little extra time and put your best face forward. You’re only as old as you allow yourself to be.