Do You Want to be Told What to Wear in Your 60’s?

 

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Sarah Jane Adams, Instagram star @mywrinklesaremystripes

There used to be articles showing what to wear in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Then I saw articles showing what to wear in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Then, once in awhile, I began to see a couple of articles showing what to wear in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond. When I was in my 50’s, though, I didn’t necessarily want to wear what was shown for my age category. For instance, I like a more laid-back, bohemian look than “a suit or fitted blazer.”

Now you can google articles that tell you all sorts of things that you cannot wear in your 60’s, and some things that you can…mostly, there are lists of what you cannot wear anymore.  I’m sorry, I disagree. I have found that age doesn’t matter.

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How to Find the Jeans You’ll Love

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7 for all mankind:  the gold standard?

Jeans are a basic classic item that goes with anything.  Age doesn’t matter; I consider a pair of jeans to be essential to every wardrobe!  But finding the perfect-fitting pair is the hard part. 

Here is some guidance to help you find the right jeans for you.  Following are the most popular brands and fits, as well as a few things I have discovered during my own individual search for the best jeans.

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How to Make Our Food Great Again!

It’s never too late to improve your diet. Age doesn’t matter. Better health habits can turn back the clock and reverse the aging process!

I’ve always believed in eating clean, good food for my own health, my family’s health and the health of our planet. I became a vegetarian at 18 because I couldn’t imagine killing an animal myself, so I decided not to pay anyone to kill them for me. Right away, I started adding protein powder to my diet, just to be sure I had enough. I believe Hippocrates was right when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Now the world we live in might make that a bit difficult. My husband came across an article from a few years back in the New York Times called “Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food” by Jo Robinson, author of the book Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. It explains:

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How to Dress the Warmest on the Coldest Days

When the bitter winter cold hits, try some of the following tips to dress as cozy and warm as possible without looking too bulky. These hacks will keep anyone comfy. Age doesn’t matter. So read on and feel free to try some of these ideas!

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How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy: Goals to Start the New Year

It’s been six months since I last wrote in this health diary. Since my son, Chris, and I started to share monthly health goals with each other we’ve improved our lifestyle. Last year, we got to the point where we were both down to our ideal weight, improved our eating habits, and developed exercise routines that worked for us. You can see our progress over time in my blog category “Health Goal Diary.”

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I say I will, I feel responsible to follow through.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.  Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the aging process!

Now that a new year is beginning, Chris and I are planning new goals, picking up from where we left off. Our last goals were:  for Chris to balance enough exercise with a low-carb diet so he would see a difference; and for me to catch up on my summer outdoor swimming that was hindered by bad weather, injury and sickness.

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How Do You Guarantee the Survival of Traditions?

Traditions get passed down from one generation to the next. Our family is in a transition phase now, with a new generation being born and raised. I want to know how to pass on our Christmas traditions. Do you have any experience with this? Can you tell me how to engage the next generation in order to sustain our traditions? I’d really appreciate your feedback!

(P.S. Age doesn’t matter. Whether you are from one generation or the other, I still want to hear what you think.)

On Christmas Eve every year, my family celebrates Wigilia. We never knew that, though; we just knew we had our family’s traditional Polish feast once a year on Christmas Eve. Following the dinner, we gather around the tree and share gifts like everyone else does at Christmas time.

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Me at my brother’s house for Christmas

 

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How to Use Embellishment in Evening Outfits

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Embellished Blazer and Tank from Creation L. 

This is the sixth in a series of dressing up for evening events.    The preceding articles were:  1) “How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions”; 2) “How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress”; 3) “Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings” ; 4) “How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings”; and 5) “What to Wear Out to the Restaurant.” 

Embellished articles of clothing can make an ordinary outfit spectacular.  Choose from embellished blouses, sweaters, tunic tops, cardigans, jackets, pants, skirts, and dresses.  Age doesn’t matter because you can get these pieces in any shape, size and style that you love and that looks good on you.

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What to Wear Out to the Restaurant

 

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Crushed Velvet Wrap Jacket and Wide Trouser from Whistles

This is the fifth in a series of dressing up for evening events.  Restaurant dinners are probably the main way we get together with friends and family.  My other articles in this series were:  1) “How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions”; 2) “How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress”; 3) “Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings” ; and 4) “How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings.”

So, do you have plans to meet friends or family or business associates at a restaurant for dinner?  You’ll want to look good across the table with sparkling jewels or a pretty top.  Or meet them in a beautiful turnout.  And, of course, the little black dress fits in anywhere, and here is no exception.  These looks are for everybody.  For instance, shoulders are the last thing to go.  Age doesn’t matter when you’ve got style!

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How to Look Sensational for Special Evenings

 

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Jessica Howard 3/4 Sleeve Sequin Sheath Dress from Dillard’s

This is the fourth in my series of dressing up for special events.  The first in the series was about how to use velvet in your evening outfits.  The second article was chock full of ideas on how to dress up your basic black dress.  The third was about how to dress up a basic outfit to make it stand out on casual evenings.

If you have an invitation to go out for a fancy evening, such as to a restaurant dinner, a play at the theater, a cocktail party, etc., here are some outfit ideas to inspire you.  Age doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you feel free to express you true self and wear what looks good on you.  You know what that is by now, especially if you are over 60.  😉

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