On a recent visit to the hair salon, I was listening to the salon owner talking about the tights she was wearing under her slacks. She was raving about how comfortable and silky they felt. She went on to say that they were the "George" brand at Walmart. As I listened to the conversation I wondered if I would ever wear tights as I usually wear trouser socks with dress pants.
It seems my question was answered for me today.
When I left for work this morning this pair of socks was at my knee. Every time I got up from my desk to go anywhere they were suddenly ankle socks.
While heating up my lunch and hoisting my socks, I was telling a co-worker about my little issue. She said as she was laughing, "I'm sorry Kim, but it really is funny." I had to admit she was right and then we were both laughing.
Now, I'm certainly no fashion maven, but I do think a sense of humor is a good thing to have when it comes to fashion after 50.
Recently my sister-in-law and I decided to go to Kohl's after eating lunch. She said she could use some sandals and I said I could use a black purse as my current one is falling apart. Neither of us particularly like clothes shopping anymore. Not because we don't like cute clothes ~ more like it is such a process to figure out what looks age appropriate, stylish and hides the increasing flaws that seem to come with age.
After choosing a boring (yawn) black purse, we decided to check out Spring fashions for ladies our age. There were many trips to the fitting room where the things that looked perfect on the hanger looked a bit different on us, but we were laughing hysterically at the growing discard pile.
Finally we discovered one blouse that seemed to work.
Not too low cut, yet not too matronly.
One of our favorite features was where this band hit. It fell beneath the tummy and kind of camouflaged the less than washboard abs.
After finding something that was fairly fashionable and covered the worst of the flaws I decided to ditch that boring black bag for something a bit more exciting for Spring.
And the way I look at it now is when you find something that works, stick with it. Case in point ~ I bought the blue model too.
We may not be fashion plates, but we sure did laugh a lot that day. We even had some of the sales clerks laughing along with us.
Am I the only one who finds clothes shopping to be such a challenge at this age? I'd love to hear your stories. Where do you like to shop?