I could have named the page Sporty after Forty, naw that does not apply to me. Or Spiffy after Fifty well that did not quite suit me either. But I am including all of the mature group that honestly can admit, when they look at an article of clothing and say: "That is for the young people to wear." Then you are on the right page. If you know someone who fits in that group you are in the right spot too.
As I matured I had to make life style changes. One of the changes I had to address was I had to realize is that I am growing older and recognize I have certain limitations. I have a young imagination with a maturing body. I have all these dreams and ideas and I don't have enough years left to accomplish them. On this page I want to work on something simple that I can fix now. The first thing I want to address is fashion that matures with me. I had to purge my wardrobe of items that are no longer age appropriate for me to wear and replace them with more appropriate items. I never want to look dowdy. I want to look sophisticated, chic, elegant, stylish or sporty for the occasion. On these pages I will add pictures of pieces for all seasons, being that I live in a four season local of the country. I am inviting all of my readers, young and mature to contribute their opinion of what they think is stylish for the "mature" population of society.
I took an early retirement January 1 2010. Immediately upon retirement I felt as if I were an unneeded part of society. Have any of you reading this article seen the movie Logan's Run? If you haven't you should take a look at it. It was very interesting. I will not give you any more of a clue of what the movie is about other than it coincides with my earlier feelings. I had suffered an injury at work. I blacked out at work and fell, hit my head on my desk and suffered a concussion, which led to my retirement and contributed to my feelings of uselessness. I have recovered, hence the reason for the title of this series of pages Alive after Fifty Five. I no longer feel so useless. I realize now is my time to relax kick back, enjoy life and benefit from the fruits of my labor. I am no longer a part of the rat race.
I sprung for a new hair cut I went from this. To this.....It Did boost my morale.
Here are the earrings I made for my customer. These can be duplicated. They will appear in my web store sometime in the future. These earrings I made with Jet crystal, clear Swarovski beads and silver plated components.Do you have a pair of earrings that you find yourself putting on with everything when you go out just casual wear? Here is the pair I find myself putting on when my Husband and I go out to eat for breakfast. Remember I am retired so I am no longer dressing up coordinating an outfit every morning. I am usually jeans and a sweater in the fall and winter or a crisp white top in the summer. I try to select accessories that are noticeable to my craft to promote my business. Here are one pair of my favorite earrings. One of my customers saw them and wanted a pair. The are made from Jet crystals, smoke crystals and gold plated components.
Here is one of my favorite bracelets that I wear when I go out casual. (Product advertisement) I named it 'Arm Candy' It is available in my Etsy Store. It is made of pearl coated magnetic hematite, smokey quartz, Silver plated filigree bead caps and crystal beads. I think it is lush and glamorous. It goes with anything. I can dress it up or add a bit of glam to my jeans when I go out to breakfast on a weekday morning.Here is a whimsical number similar to one that I wear. Charm bracelets are not just for little girls. When I made this one it's not so juvenile looking that a mature woman cannot wear it. This one is therapeutic magnetic hematite. I use to wear this one to work now I wear this one whenever I go out grocery shopping. I do this particularly because I meet checkout clerks of all ages and it is an eye-catcher.