Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fashion for the Over 40 Crowd

Trying to find a fashionista image of myself to accompany this post was tougher than I thought it would be. Images of me are few and far between, and images of me looking stylish even farther! This one is from August 2014. My husband snapped it as the peeps and I were preparing to leave for their first day of 2nd grade. I like this picture. My hair looks good, my smile is genuine and I am rockin' that cardigan! 

I'm a classic dresser. I love comfortable clothes that look nice and fit well. But when I went back to work last fall, I wanted to up my game a bit. Add some color, some flair, some fun. But remain classy, definitely age appropriate and professional. Can you tell from the photo I'm not a big "show some skin" gal? All buttoned up, baby! That's me. 

But where to start to find what's in, what's out, what's apropro, what's not? 

The blogs below focus on fashion for women over 40, and they are fabulous! They offer inspiration, ideas and courage as I step outside my comfy comfort zone and try new styles, colors and ... gasp! ... showing a little skin.

Maybe the fashion gal in the mirror (Real Reality) will one day reflect the one in my head (Ideal Reality)! 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Truffles, Sewing, New Recipes & Colin Firth

Homemade truffles! The End
Earlier this year, I posted my Little List of Learning. My Ideal Reality inspired this list, but I suspected my Real Reality would come roaring in, putting a halt to my plans before I could stop it. And for many months, it did. 

And then, I realized the only thing stopping me from starting my list was ... ME. Well, enough of that! I made my first batch of truffles, and I dusted off the sewing machine and sewed new curtains for the peep's bedroom. As long as you don't look at them too closely, they look professionally made. If you do look at them closely, well, ... just don't. 

I've tested several new recipes, including a Shrimp Avocado Salad I whipped up tonight. I  created six freezer recipes, with varied success.

So, it looks like my British boyfriend, Colin, is the only one who hasn't gotten any love except for a few adds to my Amazon Instant Video watch list. 

As for my theme and my three words ... I'm working on making them each a bigger part of my life. It's one thing to write them, but another to live them. 

How are you coming along with your three words? Your theme? Please share! 

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... Keep It Real!